Calling ALL trialers. …
At the Agm there was a proposal to allow other club’s members to enter our championship league. The thought being that it would give them more incentive to come to more of our trials. The decision was made to defer judgement to the committee.
We have a meeting this coming Thursday so I need your input urgently if you have any thoughts on the matter.
My feelings are that it would boost numbers which we desperately need. We’re all members of the Alrc which gives us the ability to trial with any other Alrc club. Our championship however has only ever been open to dlrc members, most probably because it was deemed that it only interested our own members.
Currently anyone who wants to enter our league would need to pay for membership (despite already being a member of an affiliated club). However, there is potentially to make more from trial income than the current membership fee!
Putting the money aside for a while, the biggest issue would be with our “rule” that ALL drivers who want to enter the championship must do 1 clerk of the course & at least 1 set up. This would pretty much preclude any other clubs from entering. Ok so why not drop this? Simply because it has really worked to get more drivers actually involved in the running of the trials.
Somerset and Wilts lrc currently allow other clubs to enter their league & have a similar rule with having to coc (I think!) Although their points for doing so are slightly different.
So I guess my question is. …. If the necessity to do coc was dropped but you still got your 10 points, would you still do it?
This is the only way I can see to make this work but obviously we still need help with running the trials. We’d still have a small advantage from the 10 points, so there’s no merit in joining another club just to avoid having to coc (yes it was mentioned! ).
Could you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, feeling or suggestions. Thanks Rog.