The Evening League runs for 18 weeks on Tuesday nights from 4 April to 15th August. There are no league matches on 13 June or 11 July.
The first two rounds of the knock-out cup (the Bob Newlan Memorial Trophy) will be played during the league season. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final follow the league programme on Tuesday evenings:
|Round 1||Tuesday 13 June|
|Round 2||Tuesday 11 July|
|Round 3||Tuesday 29 August|
|Semi-finals||Tuesday 12 September|
|Final||Tuesday 19 September|
For the Merit the qualifying round and final are on the Tuesday evenings following the league season and Bob Newlan Trophy (at venues with floodlights).
|Closing date for entries||15 August|
|Qualifying rounds||Tuesday 22 August|
|Final day||Tuesday 5 September|
|Round 1||Wednesday 12 July|
|Round 2||Tuesday 9 August|
|Round 3||Tuesday 30 August|
|Round 4||Wednesday 13 September|
|Semi-finals||Tuesday 20 September|
|Final||Wednesday 27 September|
For the individual merit, qualifying rounds are held on a Wednesday afternoon. These produce eight qualifiers for the final day (with a maximum three games required to qualify). On the final day the winner and runner-up have to play three games.
|Closing date for entries||29 August|
|Qualifying rounds||Wednesday 6 September|
|Final day||Tuesday 19 September|
There are two Delegates’ meetings, at the start and end of the season, and two General meetings in the close season.
|Pre-season||Monday 20 March 2017||Bungalow||Distribution of handbooks and competition entry forms|
|Post-season||Monday 2 October 2017||Bungalow||Review of season; resolution of disputes|
|Half-yearly meeting||Monday 20 November 2017||Bungalow||Proposals for rule changes|
|AGM||Monday 22 January 2018||Bungalow||Election of officers; confirmation of rule changes; confirmation of league composition and fixtures|