Fred Dinsmore
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Posts: 135
Date Registered: 20/03/2007
IPBA Resignation
Date: May 04, 2011 04:09PM
Hi all,
I just want to let people know that I have resigned from the
committee of the Irish Pocket Billiards Association.

I have been extremely unhappy with how the IPBA is being run for a few months now, in particular a lack of communication between the chairman and the
committee, an absence of transparency and a complete lack of respect for
committee members. I decided to stay on the committee in the hope that there
would be a change after the European Championships, but sadly that
hasn't happened and things are as bad as ever.

Even though I won a medal at the recent European Championships, it was
achieved under less than ideal circumstances. In the days leading up to
Germany, the IPBA was in a financial mess, and even the night before
flying out, I was asked for money and told I wouldn't be
allowed play otherwise. It was the worst organisation (and atmosphere) of any Irish team that I have experienced.

The problem seems to be rest with a single person in the IPBA, and I'm
sure that if that problem is solved, the IPBA will grow and become the
successful governing body that everyone wishes it to be.

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Posts: 414
Date Registered: 20/03/2007
Re: IPBA Resignation
Date: May 04, 2011 09:13PM

I'm sorry to see you leave but I agree with everything you've said. As you know I resigned from the committee back in February, for much the same reasons. After the European Qualifiers I was very concerned about the lack of transparency in the IPBA. There was real difficultly in getting straight answers. I also had concerns about serious decisions being made without committee approval.

Its a pity that things didn't change after Germany, as many had hoped. But I still think if there is a change at the top, the IPBA will get back on track.


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