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12.03.2019 .. LEGUE MATCH 7.....

In tonight's game the Premier reached the end of 'session 1' . All teams have met and leaders Plaza have now got a 3 point cushion. Tonight they eased passed Longton Pool 8-2 . Second placed Green Baize took a 7-3 thrashing at Plaza B. Longton Zzz's moved off the bottom of the table after easing past Scorpions 8-2.

In the Championship Longton Moor remain in top spot after beating Ashwood 8-2. Cuckoo A stay a point behind after they also recorded a 8-2 win , over Old Sal. Wolstanton moved into third after a 7-3 win over Cuckoo Rileys. Spitfires A are down to fourth after being held 5-5 by Cuckoo B.

A quick reminder that I'm still taking Merits entries ...Up to the end of the month..

10.03.2019 .. ADAM DAVIS AGAIN.....

At the league's 2018 presentation, Adam Davis retained his single merits title , beating John Price 5-1 in the final. The final was well attended and entries are now coming in for this seasons competition.

08.03.2019 .. ALAN BROWN .....

The funeral of Alan Brown ,will be taking place on Monday 25th March, 12 noon at Carmountside. The league will be represented by all the committee and hopefully many players, both past and present who shared my affection for this lovely man.

08.03.2019 .. DOUBLE MERITS SUNDAY JULY 28th.....

The date has been confirmed as Sunday July 28th. Please accept my apology for the date mix up , I blame the English Pool Association !!! Entries remain open for this until the next meeting . Any players who can't make this date can be refunded if done at the April meeting.

08.03.2019 .. AFFORD KO CUP DRAW .....

The second round of the Afford KO cup draw is available on its relevant page plus the opening round of the Afford KO Plate.

05.03.2019 .. PLAZA FOURS FIRST ROUND .....

The opening round of the Plaza Fours was played tonight and all the Premier sides that faced Championship opposition moved into the second round. The closest to a upset saw Seabridge take Scorpions all the way before losing the final frame for a 6-5 Scorpions win. Reigning champions Plaza recorded the only whitewash of the night ,thrashing Misfits 6-0. Five teams recorded 6-1 wins, Wolstanton, Spitfires A , Cuckoo A , Longton Zzz's and Plaza B.

All the results are on the Plaza Fours page and the stats have been updated.

A reminder for the rest of the week ... league meeting on Thursday , where all registration sheets, Singles and Double merits have to be in and the big 'match up' on Friday at the presentation as Adam Davis and John Price meet in the Singles merits final .. Tickets will be available at the league meeting.

26.02.2019 .. LEAGUE MATCH 6.....

Tonight we had match 6 take place and we now have every team off the mark with at least one win. Longton Zzz's got points on the board with a 7-3 away win over Longton Pool. Green Baize moved a point behind leaders Plaza after a 6-4 win at Misfits. Scorpions and Plaza B shared the points after a 5-5 draw.

In the Championship its Longton Moor who remain in top spot after a 7-3 win at Old Sal. Cuckoo A remain a point behind after a 8-2 win at Spitfires B. Spitfires A remain in third after they also had an away win , beating Ashwood 6-4.

All the results are on their relevant league page ..

A reminder its a big week in the league next week , as we have the opening round of the Plaza Fours on Tuesday , a league meeting on Thursday , where all registration sheets, Singles and Double merits have to be in and the big 'match up' on Friday at the presentation as Adam Davis and John Price meet in the Singles merits final .. Tickets will be available at the league meeting ...

19.02.2019 .. 2018 PRESENTATION .....

Tickets are available for the Presentation on Friday March 8th . The single merits final between the 2018 top 2 ranked players Adam Davis and John Price will take centre stage. The match will be starting at 8pm , tickets are available now.

19.02.2019 .. LEAGUE MATCH 5.....

Match 5 has been and gone and Plaza have opened up a 3 point lead at the top of the Premier. A 8-2 win tonight over Misfits and Green Baize drawing at home to Scorpions gives them a 'cushion' as they miss next weeks game. Longton Pool continue to impress after their promotion, tonight a 5-5 draw with Plaza B.

In the Championship there was a lot of high scores, every match 7-3 or 8-2. Longton Moor stay top after  beating Spitfires B 7-3. Cuckoo A are just a point behind after beating Corner Pin B 8-2. Spitfires A are up to third after a 7-3 home win over Old Sal. Corner Pin A were the big movers , off the bottom of the table, with a 8-2 win over Ashwood.

All the scores are on their relevant page.

12.02.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 4.....

League match 4 saw the only side with a 100% record crumble to defeat and two sides get their first points of the season and yet another leader in the Championship.

The Premier has now got the only side without a point as Longton Zzz's were beaten 7-3 by leaders Plaza. Green Baize were 6-4 winners at Longton Pool and Scorpions eased to a 8-2 win over Misfits.

This weeks Championship headlines were made by Old Sal and Cricketers Arms both getting their first points. Old Sal 6-4 home winners over Corner Pin A and Cricketers who were 7-3 winners at Nomads. Longton Moor moved top after edging a 6-4 win over Corner Pin B. The only 100% side in the league Cuckoo B came down with a bang , losing 9-1 away to Cuckoo Rileys.

Next weeks games see match 5 taking place ... 

07.02.2019 ..PLAZA FOURS ROUND ONE DRAW.....

The draw for the opening round of the Plaza Fours is available on its page ...

05.02.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 3.....

Match 3 has been and gone and Plaza showed no mercy in beating last years runners up Plaza B 8-2. Misfits made it 2 wins from 3 as they were 6-4 victors over Longton Zzz's. Scorpions are now on the board after a 6-4 win over Longton Pool.

In the Championship, Longton Moor, Corner Pin B and Cuckoo A all lost their 100% records, Longton Moor drawing 5-5 at home to Wolstanton, Corner Pin B losing 8-2 at Spitfires A and Cuckoo A ,8-2 lose, at home to Nomads. This left Cuckoo B the only 100% side in either league after a 7-3 home win over Ashwood. Seabridge recorded their first win with a 8-2 home win over Old Sal. Also off the mark was Corner Pin A after a 5-5 home draw with Spitfires B.

Full results and next weeks fixtures are on their appropriate page.

A quick reminder that presentation tickets are available at Thursdays meeting , priced £2.

29.01.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 2.....

League match Two was completed tonight and the first clash between , who many believe will be one and two at the end of the season. Green Baize led 5-3 over reigning champions Plaza only for the champions to scrap a 5-5 draw. Plaza B bounced back with a 8-2 away hammering of Longton Zzz's. Longton Pool eased into Premier life with a conclusive 6-4 win at Misfits.

In the Championship we had wins for Cuckoo A, Longton Moor, Spitfires B and Corner Pin B in their 'derby' v Corner Pin A by 6-4 . Wolstanton and Spitfires A shared a 5-5 draw ...

All the results are now on the relevant page.

22.01.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 1.....

The 2019 season is underway ... and reigning champions Plaza got off to a flier beating Scorpions 7-3 , which included 4 eight ball clearances. Green Baizes' welcome return to the league saw them edge a 6-4 win over Longton Zzz's. Misfits caused a upset beating last seasons runners up Plaza B 6-4.

Unfortunately only 7 sides in the Premier this year , its a case of quality over quantity for this season.

So to the Championship and we have 14 sides playing for the title. Wolstanton will be the early leaders after a 9-1 win over Corner Pin A. In the Cuckoo 'derby' the A side easily beat Cuckoo Rileys 7-3. Cuckoo B were 6-4 winners at home to Spitfires B. Ashwood also recorded a 6-4 win over Old Sal.

All the results are now on their relevant page.

Next week its League match 2...

17.01.2019 ..CROSS KEYS ON THE MOVE.....

Cross Keys have moved back to the Cricketers Arms in the Championship.

15.01.2019 ..AFFORD KO CUP FIRST ROUND.....

All the results are on the Afford KO page...Next weeks fixtures are on their relevant page .. Two divisions this year ..... and whose you 10p on for the titles ....

08.01.2019 ..AFFORD KO CUP FIRST ROUND.....

Well we are off and running with the 2019 season , the draw for the opening round of the Afford KO Cup is below.

A quick reminder that the KO cup is 10 singles and a 'blackball' shoot out should it be 5-5 ..

Afford KO Cup
Cross Keys v Green Baize
Seabridge v Cuckoo B
Spitfires B V Cuckoo A
Plaza B v  Spitfires A
Longton Moor v Wolstanton
Ashwood v Misfits
Plaza  v Old Sal
Longton Pool v Corner Pin B
Scorpions v Nomads
Cuckoo Rileys v Corner  Pin A
Longton Zzz's  v Bye
To Be Played Tuesday 15th January

24.12.2018 ..YOU TUBE VIDEOS ...

I've added 5 team videos from the end of season games onto You Tube, about 35 in total for the season , thanks to Michael Davies at the Plaza for enabling this with his set up ..

For the other videos please search Stoke Pool League .. and don't forget to subscribe ...

  Afford KO Cup Final
Plaza v Longton Snooker
  Afford KO Cup Semi
Plaza B v Plaza
  Complete Accident Repair Trophy Semi
Plaza B v Longton Zzz's
  One Stop Computers Cup
Scorpions v Longton Pool
  Plaza Fours Plate
Misfits v Crompos B

23.12.2018 ..KEY CALENDAR DATES ...

With the result at the AGM on whether the Single merits dates can be re-arranged (lost by 10 votes to 7) the key dates for next season are ...

Tuesday 30th April Single merits First round

Tuesday 18th June Single merits Second round

Tuesday 10th September Single merits Third round

Tuesday 12th November Single merits last 8

Double Merits is once again being played on a Sunday , July 21st this year..

Don't forget its free entry to all plate events this year ...

22.12.2018 .....2018 ROLL OF HONOUR ...

The roll of honour for the merits is below, don't forget the Single Merits final will be at the presentation, 8pm start between Adam Davis and John Price , best of 9 frames on Friday March 8th.

Our league 'official' bookie Micky D has the match priced at Adam 1/2 and John at 7/4 ..

Whose won what is below ... don't forget next season the One Frame KO, Singles Plate and Doubles Plate are all free entry ....

Adam Davis Or John Price 
Singles Plate
Winner      Liam Flaherty    
Runners Up       Rob Edgerton       
Winners  -  Adam Davis / Carl Hough
Runners Up - Sean Simpson / Kieron McDonald
Doubles Plate
Winners  -  John Price / Neil Jones
Runners Up - George Bradbury /Tony Hazledine
One Frame KO
  Winner    Lee Walker   
Runners Up   Sean Cooper       
Championship OFK
   Winner   Jason Price    
  Runners Up   Chris Kelsall   

21.12.2018 .....AGM NEWS ...

21 sides so far ...

Plaza Wolstanton Spitfires B
Plaza B Spitfires A Cuckoo B
Players Cuckoo Rileys Corner Pin A
Scorpions Blacks Head Old Sal
Longton Zzz's Nomads Corner Pin B
Misfits Cuckoo A Cross Keys
Longton Pool Ashwood Seabridge

20.12.2018 .....AGM NEWS ...

At the 2019 AGM two rules were changed... The Afford KO Cup will be played over 10 frames and a black ball shootout if the scores are level. The One Frame KO will be free entry for registered players , the Championship One Frame KO will be £2 entry ..
All rules will be available on the new look website next week.

The merits continue to have free entry in the plate giving extra value for the players. Sponsors for the new season have also been confirmed, Plaza the finals venue, Afford Rent-a-Car , One Stop Computers, Complete Accident Repair and Trent Trophies will sponsor our cups. Neil Jones is continuing to sponsor the merits .. A big thank you to all..

Presentation is confirmed for Friday March 8th at Longton Snooker Club.

We have a couple of spaces for new sides if anyone wants to join our league.

The next meeting will Tuesday January 8th and the 2019 season will start on 15th January.

20.12.2018 .....TEAM RULES ...

Team Rules/2019

Teams can only consist of ONE A Grade standard players.

Teams may have a maximum of TWO B Grade standard players 

Please Note *Teams with  A Grade player may only play with One B Grade Player.

Grade A  (1 player per team)
Adam Davis Rob Wharne 
Gareth Potts Jimmy Croxton
Lee Kendall  Neil Raybone
Lee Whitfield Liam White
Grade B
Carl Hough Danny Evans
Alex Bailey Ian Duffy
Darren Lightfoot   Ryan Cope
John Price Andy Blurton


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