BABS AGM & The future of male-only contests

Type of post: Barbershop news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Phil Gill
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 8 Mar 2022
BABS are holding their AGM on Sunday 20th May.  The meeting agenda is attached for information.  

Agenda items 8 and 9, which are motions submitted by East Midlands BHC, might be of particular interest.  They concern recent changes to contest rules that have seen the introduction of Youth and Senior Quartet Contests open to male, female and mixed quartets, rather than male-only contests.  The issues EMBHC have with this are set out clearly in Appendix 2 to the agenda.  

Exec would be interested to hear from any Hallmark members who have particular views about future eligibility criteria for Barbershop contests organised by BABS, or any of the related matters raised by EMBHC.  Please bear in mind that BABS intend to provide further explanation of the rationale for the change, and some points of clarification, at the AGM itself.  

Thank you.