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23.09.2021 ....MERITS DRAWS ...

The opening rounds of the merits are now on their relevant page and on our You Tube Channel , don't forget to subscribe to get notifications from our league .

Single Merits

Double Merits

21.09.2021 ....PLAZA FOURS SECOND ROUND ...

The second round of the Plaza Fours all went the way of there league placing's . Plaza B were 6-3 winners over Plaza Blinders. Plaza Cuckoo were 6-3 winners over Norton Club . Smallthorne Vic were taken all the way by Championship leaders Spitfires A in a 6-5 home win. Plaza Azalp won the all championship tie 6-2 over Spitfires B.

In the Plate, Cricketers caused a massive upset thrashing Premier side Longton Pool 6-1 away from home. Longton Zzz's were ruthless in a 6-0 win over Cuckoo. Corner Pin A were 6-3 winners over Princess Royal.

Next week we are back to league action with league match 7.

Tomorrow we see the draw for the singles merits ...any late entries must be in before 12 noon.

14.09.2021 ....LEAGUE MATCH 6 ...

Tonights action saw match 6 take place and the Premier top 'boys' continue on their merry way . Leaders Red Lion took out a 'rival' Plaza B by 6-4 and reigning champions Plaza were 7-3 winners at Wolstanton. Smallthorne Vic needed the last 2 frames to beat Plaza Blinders. Plaza Cuckoo recorded their first win of the season to move off the foot of the table beating Longton Zzz's 7-3. There is only 2 points between the team in fifth and eleventh place... crazy ...

In the Championship its getting tighter as leaders Spitfires A were held to a 5-5 draw at home to Ashwood. Plaza Azalp also got a 5-5 draw with Cricketers. So only 3 points seperate the top 7 places .... 6 games in and we are know wiser whose 'going up'

Next weeks matches feature the Plaza Fours ,  the draw for the MAIN EVENT Plaza Fours and Plaza Fours Plate

And a reminder the draws for the merits will be done next Wednesday , doubles is full but a few entries remain for the singles.

07.09.2021 ....LEAGUE MATCH 5 ...

Tonight's action saw league match 5 and before we start a quick congratulations to Princess Royal who gained their first point of the season after a 5-5 draw with Corner Pin A. This meaning all sides are off the mark ....

In the Premier Red Lion continue to impress with a 6-4 home win tonight over Longton Pool . They have now opened up a 3 point gap at the top with Plaza not playing. Smallthorne stay third after a 6-4 win over Plaza Cuckoo. Plaza B and Scorpions shared the points in a 5-5 draw. Longton Zzz's got their first win of the season beating Wolstanton 7-3.

The Championship showed how tight its going to be with 3 draws and 3 6-4s .... so tight... Leaders Spitfires A lost the last 100% record after a 6-4 away lose at Plaza Azalp. Draws between Norton Club and Spitfires B , Plaza Rileys and Cricketers and as we said a point for Princess Royal made it a good night for the standard that is Stoke Pool League.

Entries have now closed at 32 for the doubles and a few places still remain in the Singles ...

Next week its league match 6 ...

04.09.2021 ....MERITS UPDATE ...

All the merits entries came in on Thursday and a excellent response from all , 53 entries into the Singles and 31 entries in the doubles, both entries up on last season ... whenever that was !!!

Please check your names are in the hat ... we will still be taking a few late SINGLES entries ...

31.08.2021 ....LEAGUE MATCH 4 ... MEETING REMINDER ...

League match tonight and we still the Red Lion continue to flex their muscles ... Tonight at Plaza Blinders they ran out 7-3 winners. Plaza are still favourites with the 'bookies' and tonight they registered a 8-2 thrashing of Longton Zzz's. Scorpions moved into third after a 6-4 win at Longton Pool ...(to be discussed at the meeting !!!) Wolstanton recovered from 5-1 down to draw with Smallthorne Vic.

The Championship sees the only side with a 100% record in both divisions , Spitfires A continue with a 6-4 win over Plaza Rileys. Plaza Azalp scrapped a 6-4 win at Cuckoo to move second ... both teams meet next week ...

A reminder that there is a meeting on Thursday and all merit entries must be in ...

25.08.2021 ... LEAGUE CALENDAR ...

The league calendar should now be displayed in the 'pool playing area' . 22 sides out of the 23 have now got them (Norton Club will get theres at next weeks meeting)

Many thanks to all our sponsors for their support over the last 20 months.

  Stoke Pool Calendar  


24.08.2021 ...AFFORD KO CUP...

Tonight it was the second round of the Afford KO Cup with 4 matches taking place and 4 sides getting byes. Two matches went to the final frame and two sides had easy passages into round three. Smallthorne Vic were 6-4 winners over Plaza Cuckoo and Red Lion also were victors in the final frame over Championship leaders Spitfires A . Longton Zzz's and Cuckoo both only had 3 players and with a revised format the Zzz's won 5-0 (6-0 on the sheet !!!) Plaza Blinders eased to a 6-0 win over Plaza Azalp . All the results are here along with the Plate results ..

A quick reminder that its league match 4 next week and a meeting next Thursday when merits entries must be in .

18.08.2021 ....LEAGUE MATCH 3 ...WEBSITE ISSUES ...

Last nights action saw leaders Red Lion extend their lead at the top . They were 6-4 winners at home to Plaza Cuckoo and with two of their contenders for the title Plaza and Smallthorne Vic sharing a 5-5 draw they are now a point clear of Plaza B who were 8-2 winners over Longton Pool.

In the Championship we had a late result from leaders Spitfires A who beat Princess Royal 7-3. They are now a point clear of second Placed Plaza Rileys who were 7-3 home winners over Cuckoo .

Website issues: We have had a few formatting issues with the website which are now hopefully sorted , please refresh or delete any bookmarks and you should be good to go ..

Next weeks action is the KO Cup the full draw is here  AFFORD KO CUP

12.08.2021 ....LEAGUE MATCH 2 ...

League match 2 was played this week and we have new leaders , the 'New Kids on The Block' well not so much kids !!! with Messrs Flanagan, Thursfield and Clarke closer retiremnent age !!! leading the way after a excellent 7-3 win over Wolstanton. Plaza eased past Nomads 7-3 and Smallthorne Vic , who will be 'in the mix' for the title played their first game of the season and thumped Longton Zzz's 8-2. The Promoted sides this week saw Plaza Blinders beat Plaza B 6-4 and Plaza Cuckoo were 5-5 with Scorpions.

The Championship sees 3 sides with maximum points , Spitfires A make it 2 in 2 with a 7-3 win over Corner Pin A ,Cuckoo scrapped a 6-4 win over Princess Royal and Plaza Azalp were 7-3 victors over Corner Pin B.

Next week its league match 3 and don't forget your delegates have the merits entry forms ... closing date September 2nd.

06.08.2021 ....LEAGUE MEETING UPDATE ...

At last nights meeting delegates were given the entry forms for the single and double merits. ENTRY FORM
These competition's are once again sponsored by Neil Jones and include a £200 winners prize ..

The draw was made for the Afford KO Cup and Plate  ... HERE....

The end of season play-off system was given out , top 4 in each division will play each other home and away and points added to the league table.

03.08.2021 ....LEAGUE MATCH ONE ...

What a fantastic opening night of the league campaign , the Premier lived up to its name , no wonder teams haven't got the arse to join our league.

League champions from whenever we last completed a season Plaza were held to a 5-5 draw at new boys Red Lion ..Of the promoted sides Nomads got a point with Longton Zzz's, Plaza Cuckoo were edged out 6-4 at Plaza B and Plaza Blinders also were shaded out 6-4 at Longton Pool.

The Championship also started tightly with a couple of 6-4's and a 5-5 draw , it will be interesting how the Division pans out.

All the results are on their own pages ... And a reminder that there is a league meeting on Thursday.

22.07.2021 ....PLAZA FOURS RULE UPDATE...

We've had a few queries on the rules for the Plaza Fours so we've come to and agreement on what to do if a side only has 2 players or 3 players . I think as its holiday season it may be a bit awkward . So the rules are here (note to self:- No Plaza Fours in August next year)

21.07.2021 ....AFFORD KO CUP...

All the stats have been updated from last nights matches ...RESULTS HERE ..

We saw 6 home teams win and 5 away from home
3 Premier sides lost
1 Premier side losing to a championship side
There was only 6 8-balls ... we need to sharpen up !!
4 Players played 3 frames and won all 3
3 Matches went to a blackball shoot out - all went to the home sides

Next weeks action sees the opening round of the PLAZA FOURS draw here

Don't forget its 4 a side only , reserves can be used after the first session
All names MUST BE DRAWN out
Lag to break in each individual frame
Results sheets are at the back of your books or HERE

All venues and table numbers are here on the stats page VENUES

15.07.2021 ....LEAGUE UPDATE ...

We now have 23 sides , Plaza Potterz have joined in the Championship.

15.07.2021 ....AFFORD KO CUP & PLAZA FOURS DRAW...

Afford KO Draw

Plaza Fours Draw


14.07.2021 ....SINGLE MERITS...

Congratulations to Adam Davis who recorded a 4th consecutive Single Merits title with a 5-1 scoreline over Steve Prince.

Adam Davis v Steve Prince - YouTube

Daz Cooke was the victor in the singles plate by 4-1 over John Hurst.

Daz Cooke v Steve Prince - YouTube

10.07.2021 ....LEAGUE MATCH 1 FIXTURES ...

The opening weeks league fixtures on Tuesday August 3rd

Premier League
Nomads v Longton Zzz's
Red Lion v Plaza
Scorpions v Wolstanton
Plaza B v Plaza Cuckoo
Longton Pool v Plaza Blinders
Smallthorne Vics v Bye 1


The Championship
Plaza Azalp v Norton Club
Plaza Rileys v Corner Pin B
Princess Royal v Spitfires B
Corner Pin A v Cuckoo
Cricketers Arms v Spitfires A
Ashwood v Plaza Potterz

07.07.2021 ....YOU TUBE ..DOUBLES MERITS ...

From last night on You Tube

Doubles Final
Neil Jones & John Price v Sean Simpson & Steve Prince

Doubles Plate Final
Daz Conroy & Daz Cooke v Phil Williams & Tony Hazledine


Last night the final of the Doubles took place at Plaza. In a tight match Steve Prince and Sean Simpson were 4-3 victors over Neil Jones and John Price. The Plate saw Phil Williams and Tony Hazledine (with a combined age of 129 !!!) beat Daz Cooke and Daz Conroy 3-1.

Next weeks action sees the Single merits come to a conclusion with Adam Davis facing Steve Prince. In the Plate John Hurst will face Daz Cooke. Both matches will be streamed on Stoke Pool League streams facebook page.

The league will be starting on July 20th with the Afford KO Cup.

Plaza B Ashwood
Plaza Blinders Corner Pin A
Smallthorne Vic Corner Pin B
Red Lion Princess Royal
Scorpions Cricketers Arms
Plaza Cuckoo Cuckoo
Longton Pool Spitfires A
Longton Zzz's Spitfires B
Wolstanton Plaza Rileys
Nomads Norton Club
Plaza Plaza Azalp

23.06.2021 ....LEAGUE UPDATE ..

Great win for England last night , therefore our schedule has been tweaked

Tuesday 29th - Nothing - although the kick off is 5pm we will all be hopefully celebrating after the game.

Tuesday July 6th Doubles and Doubles Plate
Steve Prince & Sean Simpson v John Price & Neil Jones
Tony Hazledine & Phil Williams v Daz Conroy &
 Daz Cooke

Tuesday July 13th Singles and Plate
Steve Prince v Adam Davis
John Hurst v Daz Cooke

All the finals will be streamed Plate matches start at 7.30 and main finals start at approx 8.30

Tuesday July 20th The season Starts - Afford KO Cup

 We have 21 sides confirmed so we have room for at least 1 extra side


Following the announcement from the 'Clown' we will now be starting the season on Tuesday 20th July . Week 1 will be the Afford KO cup round 1 . The draws will be streamed here the week prior.

Last night we had the last 8 of the singles and plate. All matches were played to a excellent standard and a repeat of the final from a few years back with Steve Prince challenging holder Adam Davis.


So the schedule for us is as follows

Tuesday June 22nd we are all supporting England

Tuesday June 29th England last 16 match

Tuesday July 6th Doubles and Doubles Plate

Tuesday July 13th Singles and Plate

Tuesday July 20th The season Starts

14.06.2021 ....LEAGUE UPDATE ..MEETING NEWS ...

Teams confirmed for the new season .... Waiting on the next government announcement !!!

Ashwood Plaza
Corner Pin A Plaza B
Corner Pin B Plaza Blinders
Cricketers Arms Princess Royal
Cuckoo A Red Lion
Cuckoo B Scorpions
Cuckoo Rileys Smallthorne Vic
Longton Pool Spitfires A
Longton Zzz's Spitfires B
Nomads Wolstanton

09.06.2021 ....LEAGUE UPDATE ..MEETING NEWS ...

The doubles merits has reached the Final stage with 4 pairs contesting the 'money' prizes in the two competitions. The dates for these and the singles will be released in due course.

Next Tuesday we have the last 8 of the singles and the Plate , we are up and running with the streams at Plaza , we will have two matches next week and it will be streamed on our facebook page 'Stoke Pool Streams' . More information as I get it .

We have a 'acceptance meeting' on Thursday evening when we will now how many teams we are looking at for next season. Currently we stand at 19 teams confirmed ... A fantastic effort by all ..hopefully we can restart on June 29th ...

12.05.2021 ....LEAGUE UPDATE ..MEETING NEWS ...

We are all looking forward to next Tuesdays resumption of the league . I've updated the venues , Plaza and Longton Snooker , please confirm tables at both venues when entering the buildings .Its a 8.15 start (claim at 8.45 ) and let me know the results straight after so I can do the draw and website for the following week.

We will be holding a meeting next Thursday 20th May to update all delegates ready for the start of the 2021 season and through a few ideas about ...

A few questions and answers

*All league fees will be honoured 
*All player registrations will be honoured 
*New players need to follow normal procedure 
*Players switching sides will need the register

Monies owed 
*Any fines will be squashed
*Any outstanding rollerball will still be owed   

*The draws will be done immediately after the set date  
*The last two rounds must be played on set night for streaming purposes . 
*A new merits will run in the new season as normal and be 2021 merits .

*This will role into the acceptance meeting , any rule changes must be proposed by Thursday 29th May , two weeks prior to AGM / acceptance... hopefully just a case of saying all good and let’s start again


With only 22 days until pubs open again we have a quick update..

Due to the rule of 6 coming in with the reopening , doubles merits will be split over two weeks ... No more than 4 players will be at the table at any one time ....

So doubles merits will be on May 18th and 25th ...

For the people that have pointed this out Thank you ....

I am compiling a Q & A at present from messages received ... I will publish that closer to the start date...

04.04.2021 ....START DATES ???? ...

Well another month gone by and we are still on target for starting again ...

Tuesday May 25th with the Doubles and Doubles Plate . (Check the draw for update)

Tuesday June 1st Singles and Singles Plate .(Check the draw for update)

Draw available here YOUTUBE

A new Season will commence Tuesday June 29th ...Fingers crossed

01.03.2021 .... ...

Do we see light at the end of the tunnel ???

We recently did a 'Poll' on our facebook page that was viewed by 63 players

We asked if we should scrap 2020 season and restart a new fresh league for 21/22 .

Of the 63 players 32 voted yes , 6 to carry on and the rest were no voters.

If any non facebook players have an opinion please contact me.

The committee have their own 'roadmap'

We are putting a prize 'kitty' of £450 for the Singles and Doubles merits (also plates) this is is if we open as planned !!!

Tuesday May 25th Doubles and Plate Rounds 2 and 3

Tuesday June 1st Singles merits Rounds 2 and 3

Tuesday June 8th Doubles Merits Semis and Final

Tuesday June 15th Singles Merits Quarters and Semis

Tuesday June 22nd Singles Final (Prov)

Tuesday June 29th either season will commence or a New season will start.

Also look out for a new competition starting in June '8 to 1'

01.03.2021 .....TEAM RULES ...

Team Rules 2020/21

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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