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06.12.2017...CUP FINALS NIGHT...

As the season reached its penultimate week, we had three finals taking place at Plaza. In the Complete Accident Repair Trophy Players Baize eased to an easy 6-2 win over Plaza Phoenix. The One Stop Computers Cup final also was one sided with Longton Pool 6-2 victors over Longton Moor.The third final went to the final frame before Longton Snooker were 6-4 winners over Wolstanton ....

Next week we have the last night of the 2017 season and its the Afford KO cup. In the main event Plaza Phoenix will be hoping for a better showing this week against Players Baize. In the KO Plate it will Longton Spitfires against Plaza Ri;eys.

Both matches will be played at the Plaza and teams will be allocated their 'home' table on the night.

29.11.2017...ONE STOP COMPUTERS CUP - TRENT TROPHIES SHIELD

As we exit the November fixtures we are almost sorted for the trophy winners for the season.

Last night we saw the One Stop Computers semi-finals and the Trent Trophies semi-final. In the OSC Longton Pool were 6-2 victors over Championship winners Plaza Rileys. Meeting them in the final next week will be Longton Moor who killed the Cuckoo's great cup run with a 6-1 scoreline.

The Trent Trophies Shield will be contested by Wolstanton 6-1, winners over Ashwood and Longton Snooker, who came back from 5-1 down to win 6-5 over Longton Spitfires, with a blackball shoot out ...

Finals night next week with Plaza Phoenix playing Players Baize in the Complete Accident Repair Trophy and finals of the One Stop Computers Cup and the Trent Trophies Shield.

A reminder to all teams that next Thursday is the last meeting of the season and any proposals for the AGM on Tuesday 19th December must be in ..

21.11.2017...COMPLETE ACCIDENT REPAIR YOU TUBE

Our latest videos on you tube from last night

Plaza B v Players Baize

Plaza A v Plaza Pheonix

21.11.2017...COMPLETE ACCIDENT REPAIR  & OSC CUPS...

Last nights matches saw the Semi-finals of the Complete Accident Trophy and the last 8 of the One Stop Computers Cup. In the main event Players Baize eased through to the final with a 6-1 win over Plaza B. In the other semi-final League Champions Plaza Phoenix edged Plaza A by 16-15 in a black ball shoot out, after the match had been tied 5-5 'in normal time' . The final will be on Tuesday December 3rd 8.15 start at Plaza.

The One Stop Computers Cup now has its semi-finalists , Plaza Rileys after a 10-8 win over Longton Zzz's , thanks to a 8-1 home win will meet Longton Pool . The relegated side pulled off a shock 10-8 win against Crompos. In the other semi-final Cuckoo, who finished the season bottom of the Championship are loving the cup , beating Ashwood 10-8. Thier opponents will be Longton Moor, who upset Nomads 10-8.

All semis are next week at Plaza 8.15 start.

The line-up has been confirmed for the Trent Trophies Shield. Wolstanton will play Ashwood and Longton Spitfires will face Longton Snooker.These also will be held next Tuesday at Plaza 8.15 start.

The camera will be out streming as much as we can of these semis next week.

14.11.2017...COMPLETE ACCIDENT REPAIR  & OSC CUPS...

Tonights cup action saw 8 sides play in the Complete Accident Repair Trophy and 6 take part in the One Stop Computers Cup. In the Complete Accident Repair trophy the 2 league champions clashed and it was a close affair, but Premier Champions Plaza Phoenix edged the champions of the Championship, Plaza Rileys by 10-8. Plaza A joined them in the semis after easily beating Longton Zzz's 12-6. Players Baize also had a tight 11-7 with Longton Pool. Plaza B make the fourth side through beating Crompos 11-7

The semis are next week at Plaza 8.15 start.

The draw for the semi-finals of the Complete Accident Repair Trophy will be made at 8pm next Tuesday at Plaza.

A couple of upsets in the One Stop Computers Cup with Ashwood hammering Longton Snooker 12-6 (6-3 at both venues) . Cuckoo were 10-8 winners over Longton Spitfires ... Longton Moor were 11-7 victors over Wolstanton.

The Second round of the OSC Cup is also next week ..

07.11.2017...COMPLETE ACCIDENT REPAIR CUP ...

The opening round of the Accident Repair Cup was held tonight , with the opening round seeded we weren't expecting any upsets and that is what happened. Players Baize were 15-3 winners over Cuckoo , Plaza B 12-6 over Ashwood.Longton Moor though came close before losing 10-8 to Longton Zzz's... All the results are HERE  ... The 8 winners will play next week in the Second Round and the 7 losing teams from tonight will play next week in the first round of the One Stop Computers Cup .

Second Round Draw of the Complete Accident Repair Cup plus Round One of the One Stop Computers Cup will be published tommorrow night.

31.10.2017...SINGLE MERITS & PLATE ...

3 matches from last week are now available on you tube ... Last 8, Semi-final and Plate final ..

Adam Davis v Chris Cooper  - LINK HERE

Lee Whifield v Steve Prince - LINK HERE

Tim Wager v Dave Smith - LINK HERE

25.10.2017...SINGLE MERITS ...

Last night we saw the last 8 of the Single merits plus the Singles Plate was played to a finish.

In the main event favourite Adam Davis was a 4-1 winner over Chris Cooper and then in the Semi-finals he came through 4-2 over team mate Jamie Symons.

In the 'other half' it was Steve Prince moving to his first Stoke Pool League final after a 4-1 win over Nick Wilshaw and then 4-3 over 2015 champion Lee Whitfield ..

The final will be at the league's presentation on Saturday 10th February.

In the Plate Dave Smith became champion for 2017 with a 4-1 win over Russ Malbon and a 4-3 victory in the final over Tim Wager.

Due to the re-structure of the league we have no games next week ...Next games are the Complete Accident Repair Cup ... see draws below..

21.10.2017...COMPLETE ACCIDENT REPAIR CUP ...

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The draw for the first round of the Complete Accident Repair Cup is as follows

  Complete Accident Repair Cup  
  First Round Tuesday November 7th  
 
Nomads     Plaza Rileys
Bye     Plaza Phoenix
Longton Moor     Longton Zzz's
Wolstanton     Plaza A
Longton Snooker     Crompos
Ashwood     Plaza B
Longton Spitfires     Longton Pool
Cuckoo     Players Baize
 

18.10.2017...2018 SEASON NEWS ...

The league will be celebrating its 40th birthday next season and we have decided to change its format to go with this.

Back in 1998 world rules came out and we immediately went with them , people mocked us at the time (so glad their was no facebook !!!!)and other leagues 'just dipped their toe' but not us ..... we have never looked back ...

In 2008 we saw teams struggling for players during summer months so we changed to a 'playing format ' now used in loads of leagues ...

Five years ago we increased our sponsorship with a re-branding to allow us to spend over 4k on crystal ...

And now for our '40th' we are changing to 4 player teams ...

The format will be 10 frames of pool, whether 8 singles , 2 doubles or 10 singles ???.. A playing format will allow teams with up to 6 players (as now) to play .

Entry fees will change, cup competitions will change ... so here we go ... Happy Birthday !!!

17.10.2017...LEAGUE MATCH 28 ...

Tonight sees the 39th league season of the Stoke Pool League come to a end , and with all endings a new era for the league is on the horizon.

Premier Champions Plaza Phoenix wrapped their succesful campaign up with a 11-7 win over Plaza A. Second placed Players Baize finished 8 points behind after losing tonight 10-8 to Plaza B. Grinders played their final game before resigning their position within the league with a 10-8 defeat against Longton Zzz's.Crompos were 12-6 victors over Longton Pool.

The final round of fixtures in the Championship saw Plaza Rileys, crowned champions last week, easing to a 13-5 win over Cuckoo. Second placed Nomads were beaten 11-7 by Longton Snooker.Longton Moor finished the season with a 10-8 win over Ashwood.

Next week sees the last 8 of the Singles and the semi-finals of the plate. We will be streaming a couple of these matches.

The opening cup draw for the Complete Accident Repair Cup will be out in the next few days , plus news of what the league has in store for their 40th Birthday season ...

12.10.2017...SEPTEMBER STATS ...

All the stats are available to view on the relevant page ...

10.10.2017...LEAGUE MATCH 27 ...

The penultimate league games for the 2017 season were completed tonight and both league titles were decided. Plaza Phoenix eased to a 12-6 win over nearest rivals Players Baize to lift the Premier title. Plaza Rileys also beat their nearest rivals Nomads 11-7 to win the Championship and book a instant return to the Premier league next season.

All results are on the fixtures page and my congratulations to Plaza Phoenix and Plaza Rileys #champions17

07.10.2017...YOU TUBE LATEST VIDEOS ...

The Final of the Super Sixes and Plate frames 8-10 are now available on you tube

Super Sixes Final

Super Sixes Plate

04.10.2017...SUPER SIXES FINAL ...

Last night we had the finals of the Super Sixes and Super Sixes Plate. For anyone that didn't see last nights action which was streamed on the league's facebook page , nip on now and watch a brilliant final , which had 3 8 ball clearances, a few errors (not many), some fantastic shots,some 'orrible luck, a shocking refering decision by Mike Dean sorry our chairman ...(another complaint about me !!!!) and to cap it off the underdogs came through ...

Nick Wilshaw, Steve Prince and Jon Hughes all hit 8-ball clearances in the first three frames to get the match off to a 'electric' start. Paul Ward, Danny Evans and Wes Jervis were all winners as Plaza A led Plaza Phoenix 4-2 at the halfway stage.. Steve Finney got Phoenix back into it and the two star performers on the night , Nick Wilshaw and Steve Prince both won to make it 5-4 for the underdogs Plaza A... Then controversy ... I say no more but George got it wrong and Adam Davis benefited as he made the match 5-5. So a doubles decider and Jon Clowes and Wes Jervis were victors for Plaza A in a 'topsy turvy' final frame ...

Great pool , a pleasure to watch and well done to all 12 players ...

In the plate final Plaza Rileys met Longton Spitfires ...The first session was shared as Chris Kelsall, Chris Bowers and Daz Shone for 'Plaza Rileys and Dave Jones,Chris Bennett and Scott Brannan for the 'Spifires' all were victors. The second session saw Daz Shone put 'Rileys' ahead only for 81 year old Alan Brown to eaqualize .. But Pete Flanagan and Chris Kelsall soon notched up the 2 frames needed to give Plaza Rileys the title ...

In a re-arranged league game Crompos beat Longton Pool 12-6.

Another re-arranged game takes place on Sunday between Grinders and Plaza A.

Next weeks fixtures are league match 27 and both titles could be decided as Plaza Phoenix play Players Baize and in the Championship Plaza Rileys meet Nomads ...Phoenix need only a point from two games and only a Nomads victory can stop the title going the way of Plaza Rileys...

26.09.2017...LEAGUE MATCH 26....

Match 26 of the league season was played tonight and in the Premier League Plaza Phoenix moved within a point of the title. A 11-7 win over Crompos put them 'on the hill' , despite losing 6-3 away they were indebited to their home side who romped home 8-1. Players Baize were 12-6 winners over Plaza A , thanks in the main, to a 7-2 home win. They play the Phoenix in match 27 ...Longton Pool got a rare point as their Prmier League venture comes to a close , drawing 9-9 with Longton Zzz's. Plaza B were 10-8 winners over Grinders.

The Championship is still alive after leaders Plaza Rileys scrapped a 10-8 win over Longton Moor ,after Longton Moor were 5-4 winners at the Plaza , Plaza came home with 6-3 away win to stay two points clear at the top. Second placed Nomads eased to a 15-3 win over Cuckoo. Plaza Rileys and Nomads clash in match 27... Longton Spitfires were 12-6 winners over Ashwood. Longton Snooker beat Wolstanton 11-7.

Next week we have the Finals of the Super Sixes and Plate plus a re-arranged league game Crompos v Longton Pool.

24.09.2017....PREMIER LEAGUE CHANGES FOR 2018...

The Premier League could be set for a re-vamp next season. Disscussions are ongoing to whether change the format to 4 player teams. This would mean playing matches at one venue (home or away). The format of teams is also under discussion.

The Championship I belive is staying with the 'age old' playing format ..

Watch this space ...

19.09.2017..SINGLES MERITS & PLATE...

All the results from the singles merits are in , should be a good last 8 (can I say that ?) The draw will take place at the next meeting and will be drawn last 8 down to final and all played (and streamed) on Tuesday October 24th.

The singles plate results arn't all in yet , (11.45) ???? Thanks UPDATE all in now ..

Next week its league match 26 ...

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17.09.2017..STATS UPDATED ...

The stats for last month are now available ...

12.09.2017..LEAGUE MATCH 25 ...

Its 25 matches now played and the Premier title is still going for another week after Grinders beat Plaza Phoenix 11-7, with a 8-1 Grinders home win against a full strenghth Phoenix away side ... Players Baize were 11-7 winners over Crompos.Longton Zzz's were 10-8 winners over Plaza B , thanks to a 7-2 win at home. Plaza A officially relegated Longton Pool after a 11-7 win, based on a 8-1 home win.

In the Championship Plaza Rileys moved two points clear at the top after beating Wolstanton 10-8. Second placed Nomads were held to a 9-9 draw by Longton Moor, both home sides winning 5-4. Biggest news of the night is that Cuckoo have at last won a game ... beating Ashwood 11-7.Longton Snooker recorded the biggest win of the night hammering Longton Spitfires 14-4 , with a 8-1 away win ...

Next week its single merits night and the plate, please remember to send the results through to me ASAP so I can get the results on here.

Look out for the stats also later this week ..

05.09.2017..LEAGUE MATCH 24 ...

League match 24 and the Premier title race is almost over after Players Baize were beaten 5-4, both home and away, by Grinders for a 10-8.Plaza Phoenix were 11-7 winners over Longton Zzz's and now have a 6 point lead with only 4 games to go ...Plaza B beat Longton Pool 11-7, despite losing 5-4 at Longton Pool (7-2 home win).

In the Championship Plaza Rileys made a bold statement in the 12-6 win over Longton Spitfires, who last time out beat 'then' leaders Nomads. They remain a point clear after Nomads beat a depleted Wolstanton side 10-8. They (Plaza Rileys and Nomads) meet in match 27. Ashwood shared a 9-9 draw with Longton Snooker and Longton Moor beat Cuckoo at both venues for a 11-7 win.

There's a league meeting on Thursday and next week its league match 25.

02.09.2017...OFK17 The Champiomship ON YOU TUBE ...

I managed to get 12 videos out of last tuesdays OFK ... in between issues with volume , some may say that was better and the issues with loss of connection (blame the plaza !!!) ... The quality is not the best , due to having to download it from facebook, edit the matches and then upload to you tube ....

But here we folks enjoy ....

Gaz Roberts v Steve Glover
Round One
You Tube
George Bradbury v Mick Hart
Winners Round 2
You Tube
Jake Flaherty v Russ Fryer
Winners Round Two
You Tube
Dave Beaumont v Steve Glover
Winners Round 3
You Tube
John Locker v Justin Thorpe
Winners Round 3
You Tube
Daz Cooke v Andy Dawson
Losers Round 2
You Tube
Nick Shenton v Lee Baskerville
Losers Round 3
You Tube
Russ Malbon v Lee Baskerville
Losers Round 3
You Tube
Russ Malbon v Alan Brown
Losers Round 4
You Tube
Jon Locker v Daz Shone
Winners Semi-Final
You Tube
Daz Shone v Dave Beaumont
Final -Winners Half v Losers Half
You Tube
The Grand Final
Dave Beaumont v Daz Shone

You Tube

30.08.2017...OFK17 The Champiomship....

Congratulations to Dave Beaumont on winning the OFK17 'The Championship' title and to all the players on a excellent night. Commiserations to Daz Shone ,who despite winning the 'top half' of the draw finished as runner-up.

In a re-arranged league game Plaza Phoenix are showing a few signs of 'nerves' after a 9-9 draw with Grinders, both home sides winning 7-2.

League action next week and match 24...

22.08.2017...LEAGUE MATCH 23....

The 23rd week in the league calendar has now been completed and therefore we are down to the final 5 games of the season.

Plaza Phoenix eased past bottom side Longton Pool 13-5 to remain on course for the title.Players Baize edged out Longton Zzz's 10-8 to keep the title race alive ... Grinders stay third after a 14-4 win over Crompos, 7-2 on both tables.Plaza B also recorded a 'big' home win, 8-1 at home in a 12-6 win over Plaza A.

The Championship took a twist with leaders Nomads suffering a 11-7 defeat to Longton Spitfires. Plaza Rileys edged a 10-8 win over Ashwood to regain top spot, winning 5-4 at both venues. Longton Moor beat Wolstanton 13-5 ....

But the result of the night is the Cuckoo ...they got their first point of the season in a 9-9 draw with Longton Snooker.

Next weeks action sees a free week for the Premier players (except the re-arranged Phoenix v Grinders game) and at the Plaza we are hosting the Championship OFK , should be a good night and we will once again be streaming matches and putting them on you tube ...

20.08.2017...OFK17 VIDEOS - YOU TUBE ....

We've got 15 videos from the OFK17 night at Plaza , find them all by searching Stoke Pool League on You Tube.

Scott Brannan v Paul Farrimond
Round One
You Tube
Ryan Cope v Kieran McConnell
Round Two
You Tube
Daz Shone v Steve Jones
Round Two
You Tube
Ricky McGraw v Jon Hughes
Round Three
You Tube
Andy Booth v Daz Shone
Quarter Final
You Tube
Kieron Boulton v Andy Booth
Semi-Final
You Tube
Ryan Cope v Andy Booth
Winners Final
You Tube
Iain Yates v Adam Wright
Losers Round One
You Tube
Alan Brown v Javed Iqbal
Losers Round Two
You Tube
Lee Whitfield v Nick Wilshaw
Losers Round Three
You Tube
Matty Moores v Lee Whitfield
Losers Round Four
You Tube
Jon Hughes v John Clowes
Losers Quarter Final
You Tube
Ricky McGraw v Lee Whitfield
Losers Quarter Final
You Tube
Kieron Boulton v Ricky McGraw
Losers Semi-Final
You Tube
The Grand Final
Ryan Cope v Andy Booth
You Tube

16.08.2017...OFK17 ....

Ryan Cope last night lifted the OFK title for the second time after coming through the night unbeaten. For the first time we played 'last man standing' with every player getting one 'life' . Ryan completed the competition without losing his 'life' and a special mention goes to Andy Booth (Spitfires) who lost in the final to Ryan ( both his defeats were by Ryan as well ) ..
Over 120 frames were played and we will be producing a few for viewing on 'you tube' over the weekend.

We await the feedback on whether this was a success and how the competition will be run next year ...

08.08.2017...LEAGUE MATCH 22....

The league moves into the home straight with the final round of matches starting tonight. In the Premier leaders Plaza Phoenix got back to winning ways , beating Plaza B 11-7, 6-3 and 5-4 ...Players Baize continue to cling onto any hope as they eased passed Longton Snooker 12-6. Crompos continue to pick up points, tonight beating Longton Zzz's 12-6.

In the Championship it now seems like a 'two horse' race ... after Longton Spitfires were beaten 10-8 by Longton Moor,down in particular to a 6-3 home win for 'the Moor' . Nomads stay top after edging out Ashwood 10-8. Plaza Rileys stay a point behind after beating Longton Snooker 11-7. Wolstanton were 13-5 victors over Cuckoo.

Next weeks action sees the ONE FRAME KO (OFK17) take place at Plaza. The event starts at 8pm and any player not attending must let me know by 4pm next Tuesday. A reserve list has been set up and already we have 2 spaces. A reminder that its a double elimination all the way to the end and it will take 125 matches to get the champion ... We are also hoping to be streaming as many matches as possible.

I've run another update on the stats and we are complete...

Two outstanding fixtures have been arranged for the following dates -Tuesday October 3rd Crompos v Longton Pool and to be played on or before Sunday 8th October Grinders v Plaza A.

07.08.2017...JULY STATS....

The stats for last month are now completed , Premier League is up to date but we have a few missing in the Championship.

03.08.2017...MEETING UPDATE....

The draws for the One Frame KO and Championship OFK are now out and available on the relevant page. The start times are there as well 8pm start in the main event ...

All the Doubles merits matches that were on facebook are now available on our You Tube page

First Round Matches
 Leigh Taylor & Steve Glover v Euan Dyer & Connor Copeland  .... HERE
Adam Wright & Rob Taylor v Mark Powell & Rob DiParno ....Here
Second Round Match
Martyn Jones & Andy Woodhouse v Chris Bennett & Scott Brannan ....Here
Quarter Final
 Adam Davis & Danny Evans v Darren Lightfoot & Ryan Cope ....Here
Final
Darren Lightfoot & Ryan Cope v Keiron McConnell & Russ Warburton ....Here


03.08.2017...YOU TUBE....

The Super Sixes semi-final between Phoenix and Grinders is now available on You tube ......

02.08.2017...ANDROID APP...

The ANDROID app has been updated ... please search STOKE POOL LEAGUE 2018 on the 'play store' , it gets rid of the 'orrible' adverts ...for now...

02.08.2017... SUPER SIXES...

Two league matches played last night as well as the semi-finals of the Super Sixes .... In the Super Sixes Plaza Phoenix met Grinders and as expected this was a tight match , it was 3-3 after the first session , then 5-5 and to the deciding doubles and it was the Phoenix who edged the match 6-5.In the other Semi Plaza A caused a upset beating Players Baize 6-4 , that game also was tied at 3-3 after the first session.

The Phoenix v Grinders game is available to watch on our facebook page , please accept my apology for any bad language !!!

In the Plate, Plaza Rileys ran out 6-1 winners over Ashwood and Longton Spitfires will be facing them in the final after a 'topsy turvy' win over Longton Snooker. Spitfires raced into a 5-1 first session lead only to be 'pegged' back to 5-5 and it left the game game going to the doubles decider with Scott Brannan and Chris Bennnett winning it for the Spitfires.

In the league games (Premier) Longton Zzz's were 11-7 winners over Crompos and (Championship) Wolstanton beat Cuckoo by the same score, 11-7.

There is a league meeting on Thursday , the draw for the One frame KO will be made .. 64 entries and a reserve list has been set up if anyone fancies it ...

The OFK17 will also be streamed , either via facebook or youtube ...

Next weeks game Grinders v Plaza A has been cancelled.

25.07.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 21 ...

Tonights matches completed the '3rd time' around and now we move into the final 'lap' .

In the Premier Plaza Phoenix dropped a surprise point against a 'weakened' Plaza A side, both home teams winning 7-2 for a 9-9 draw. Players Baize moved a point closer after a 10-8 win over Plaza B , thanks to a 7-2 home win. Grinders were 13-5 winners over longton Zzz's ,winning at both venues 7-2 and 6-3.

The Championship is now all to play for as Nomads played their game in hand against Longton Snooker and were 10-8 victors, with a 12-6 win in this weeks game they now move into the top spot. Plaza Rileys eased to a 15-3 win over Cuckoo . Longton Spitfires benefited from a 'makeshift' Wolstanton side, winning 11-7. Longton Moor were 13-5 winners over Ashwood.

Next weeks action sees the Semi-Finals of the Super Sixes at Plaza. We will be showing one match on our facebook page ..
Re-arranged fixtures for next week are :-
Premier - Longton Zzz's v Crompos
Championship -Wolstanton v Cuckoo

18.07.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 20 ...

League Match 20 and not a good night for the league leaders in both divisions. In the Premier , champions elect Plaza Phoenix were on the end of a 'beating' as Players Baize romped to a 13-5 win. Longton Pool got a 'rare' point after a 9-9 draw with Grinders, both away sides winning 6-3. Crompos were 11-7 winners over Plaza B, thanks to a 8-1 home team win.Also thanking their home side were Plaza A 11-7 winnners over Longton Zzz's, with a 7-2 home win.

In the Championship Plaza Rileys suffered a 10-8 defeat to second placed Nomads, 5-4 wins at both venues saw Nomads home. Nomads trail by a point but have a game in hand.Longton Moor had a good 10-8 win over Longton Snooker. Ashwood recorded a 12-6 win over Wolstanton,thanks in the main to a 7-2 home win. Cuckoo came close to breaking their duck , but went down 10-8 to Longton Spitfires , despite a Cuckoo 6-3 home win !!!

Match 21 next week and a reminder of the cancellation of the Crompos v Longton Pool game.

17.07.2017... DOUBLES REPORT ...

Sunday 16th July saw the league hold its 'Doubles Merits Day' and probably the last under the existing rules. It turned out to be a excellent day and I'm sure everyone went home without any moans (apart from their performance !!).

We got off to a poor start with 3 pairs not turning up (and not informing me !!££) so we were off with 26 pairs and live Facebook streaming ...

We also introduced a 'Free to enter' Plate event to try give everyone 2 matches at least and this proved to be popular..

Holders Adam Davis and Danny Evans went out in the Quarter Finals to eventual runners up Daz Lightfoot and Ryan Cope. Such was the draw top heavy at the top we wondered who would come through a very even 'bottom half'.

It turned out to be Keiron McConnell and Russ Warburton ... the 'likeable' pair showed pool is a truly open game as they eased to a 3-0 win in the final and lift the title .. Keiron also won 'fluke of the day' in potting the Black in frame one of the final !!!

In the Plate, Wes Jervis and Phil Williams were winners, beating Sean Cooper and Javed Iqbal 3-1 in the final.

All the results and pictures are on the Doubles page

11.07.2017... LEAGUE UPDATE ...

A space is now available in Sundays Double merits ... Please let me know ASAP if anyone fancies it ...

Stats for June have been updated , sheets missing from Crompos, Longton Pool and Ashwood , I will further update as i mangage to get hold of these ..

11.07.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 19 ...

Match number 18 took place tonight and all league positions are 'as they were' before tonight. In the Premier League, Grinders made ground on Plaza B in third place after beating them 6-3 at both venues for a 12-6 Grinders win.Leaders Plaza Phoenix were 11-7 winners over Crompos.Longton Zzz's also recorded a 11-7 win , over Longton Pool. Players Baize were 12-6 winners over Plaza A.

The Championship saw Plaza Rileys beat Longton Moor 11-7. Nomads stay second after a 14-4 win over Cuckoo.Longton Spitfires remain 'in the hunt' after a 11-7 win over Ashwood.Longton Snooker recorded the biggest score of the night ,beating a depleted Wolstanton side 15-3.

League match 20 next week...

06.07.2017... MERITS NEWS ...

The draw for the last 16 of the Singles and last 16 of the Plate are now available and will be played on Tuesday September 19th. The main event is just one match to play down to the last 8. The Plate is played down to the semi-finals.

A few changes in the Doubles due to players not meeting their 33% qualification and pesonal commitments... We may have one additional space if anyone fancies it

04.07.2017... AFFORD KO CUP ...

The league's main cup competition now has its finalists and inline with the season, the last game of the season the Afford KO Cup will be between the leagues two top sides. Plaza Phoenix eased to a 13-5 win over Crompos and Players Baize also eased through ,winning 12-6 against Longton Zzz's.

In the KO Plate, Nomads could only field 5 players and paid the ultimate penalty ... with Longton Spitfires beating them 10-9.. Meeting the Spitfires in the final will be Plaza Rileys after they edged Wolstanton 10-8.

In the re-arranged Championship game Longton Snooker beat Cuckoo 13-5.

A reminder that the there is a league meeting on Thursday.

03.07.2017... LEAGUE UPDATES...

Tuesdays fixtures are the semi-finals of the Afford KO Cup and Plate as well as one re-arranged Championship fixture.

Remember the 33% Rule applies to to the cup semi-finals

  Afford KO Cup  
Plaza Phoenix v Crompos
Players Baize v Longton Zzz's
  Afford KO Plate  
  Longton Spitfires v Nomads
Wolstanton v Plaza Rileys
 
  Captains game at first drawn out venue  

Championship Fixture Re-arranged
Longton Snooker v Cuckoo

Thursday July 6th League meeting , including single merits draw ...

Also this month ...Doubles merits at Plaza Sunday July 16th ..

20.06.2017... SINGLE MERITS RND 2...

The Singles merits rounds 2 and 3 were played tonight ... Holder and 6 time champion Daz Lightfoot was the biggest casualty , going down 4-2 to team mate Chris Cooper , first time Darren hasn't made the last 8 in 13 years , what a record .... 2013 champion Liam White is safely through . Last years runner-up and 2015 champion  Lee Whitfield is through, alongside Adam Davis, Nick Wilshaw, Jamie Symons and Steve Finney meaning Plaza Phoenix are well represented in the last 16. And so will the Championship , 3 through so far ..

The draw for the singles last 16 will be made at the next meeting , July 6th.

16.06.2017... STATS UPDATE...

We are only one sheet missing now on the stats Crompos v Plaza Phoenix... We're getting there ...

13.06.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 17...

Tonights league matches saw match number 17 take place. In the Premier league Plaza Phoenix chalked up another 2 points with a 11-7 win over Longton Zzz's.Plaza B got back to winning ways with a 12-6 win over Longton Pool , 6-3 at both venues. This victory moved Plaza B into third place after Grinders took a beating against Players Baize, 13-5 , in which they lost 8-1 at home ...Crompos moved clear of the relegation play-off place after a 10-8 win over Plaza A.

In the Championship the top two clashed with Longton Spitfires under pressure to close the gap on leaders Plaza Rileys.The pressure certainly didn't show on the Spitfires home side as they hammered their opponents 7-2 and overall a 11-7 win.Third placed Nomads slipped further behind the top two after being held to a 9-9 draw by Wolstanton , what a game for both home sides as they both won 8-1 .....Longton Snooker edged a 10-8 win over Ashwood.Longton Moor were 14-4 winners over Cuckoo.

Next week its Single Merits round 2 and the opening round of the Singles Plate. A reminder to all players to text the scores through so we can update the website. Anyone not turning up please let me know before 5pm.

08.06.2017...MAY STATS UPDATED...

The stats up to and including match 15 (May) are now available on the relevant page.

07.06.2017...SINGLES PLATE...

The draw for the first round of the singles plate is out now. 21 entries, 11 byes and 5 matches.

The 5 matches have been drawn at the venues that only had one match for the singles merits. Can all players note :- the main merits take precedence and therefore i've put the 'scratch' time as 9pm so you don't need to rush to that venue ... Hope this is clear ..

Good Luck and thanks for another good entry ....

06.06.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 16...

League match 16 and it was 'derby day no.3' in the Premier League as Crompos and Grinders clashed along with Plaza A and Plaza B. At Crompos, Grinders made it 3/3 with a 11-7 win.Plaza A were 10-8 winners over Plaza B , their first win at the third attempt.
In the title race , sorry stroll, Plaza Phoenix eased to a 13-5 win over Longton Pool.Their lead is now 6 points after Players Baize drew 9-9 with Longton Zzz's.

In the Championship Ashwood were the star turn, taking a point from leaders Plaza Rileys in a 9-9 draw, both home sides were 5-4 winners.Longton Spitfires moved into second place after beating Nomads 10-8, giving Plaza Rileys a four point lead at the top.

Worthy of a special mention are Cuckoo, slowly finding their feet, tonight they were unlucky losing 10-8 to Longton Snooker.Wolstanton were 10-8 winners over Longton Moor.

A good close night in the Championship 3 x 10-8 and a 9-9 ....

Next week its league match 17 ..

06.06.2017... RE-ARRANGED GAMES...

Confirmed re-arranged dates are
Longton Snooker v Cuckoo - Tuesday July 4th
Crompos v Longton Zzz's -Tuesday August 1st
Wolstanton v Cuckoo - Tuesday August 1st
Plaza Phoenix v Grinders and Nomads v Longton Snooker to be played on or before Sunday August 6th.

05.06.2017... LEAGUE UPDATE...

We now have 62 entries in the One Frame KO event for this year, who will be the 'last man standing' , based on the 62 entries it will take 121 frames of pool to decide the winner .. (Two places spare ???)

In the Championship event we once again were supported fantastically by the Championship players, we now stand at 42 entries , and this will take 88 frames to decide the champion ...(Still taking entries ..)

The draw for the Singles Plate will be out on Wednesday, 21 entries to date and the first round will be played on Tuesday June 20th, the same night as the main Singles event.

04.06.2017... SINGLES LEAGUE...

The closing date has approached for the Singles league at our sponsors venue, Plaza, and the fixtures are due out next week. Any late entries prior to the AGM at 7pm need to be in to the competition secretary Paul on 079 82 23 1301 ... Please check the rules on the singles league page ..

03.06.2017... GOLF SOCIETY...

Stoke Pool League Golf Society

Following on to the success of the opening event at Leek Golf Club we can confirm the second event will be on
Saturday 8th July at Barlaston Golf Club

Usual format, be there for 10am bacon butty & a coffee, 18 holes golf, cost £27.50 which includes prize money

Can everyone who wants to go or is going text Gaz Roberts on
07789 000145.

02.06.2017...MEETING NEWS...

At last nights meeting the draws were made for the Super Sixes semi-finals , they are now available here SUPER SIXES . All the semi-finals will be played on Tuesday August 1st and played at Plaza.

Entries for the One Frame KO were taken last night , 60 entries for the main event is a great figure, thanks though go the Championship players (31) who entered the event. Only 29 Premier players had the bottle to be shot at !!!

In the Championship OFK we had 41 entries, another figure that shows how much love of the game is below the 'top level' .. Brilliant ..

Both competitions will be double elimination all the way through ....

21 entries were taken for the Singles Plate , the draw for the first round will be out on Sunday and will be played on Tuesday 20th June. Any late entries must be in by Saturday evening to allow the draw be made.

A reserve list has been set up for the Doubles Merits on Sunday July 16th , so if anyone wants to go on that list let me know.

30.05.2017...SUPER SIXES SECOND ROUND...

The Super Sixes second round was played tonight and in the main event Premier League runaway leaders Plaza Phoenix were made to battle all the way before winning 6-5 against Plaza B. Another game to go to the final frame saw Grinders beat Crompos 6-5.Players Baize joined them in the semi-finals with a 6-3 win over Longton Pool. Plaza A were 6-4 winners over Longton Moor.

In the Plate, Longton Snooker upset the form book hammering promotion chasing Nomads 6-1.Plaza Rileys were given a massive fright in beating Wolstanton 6-5, they lead 5-1 after the first session before the Wolstanton fightback. Longton Spitfires were 6-1 winners over Cuckoo... Ashwood had a bye to complete the semi-finals.

The draw for the semi-finals will be made at Thursdays meeting.

23.05.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 15... STATS UPDATED...

The third set of matches got underway tonight and for the first time in weeks we have something to write about .. In the Premier runaway leaders Plaza Phoenix dropped their first point of the season after a 9-9 draw with third placed Plaza B.Bottom side Longton Pool also had a great result with a 9-9 draw with Players Baize ..Grinders eased to a 11-7 win over Plaza A thanks to wins at both venues.

In the Championship leaders Plaza Rileys suffered another defeat , this week Longton Snooker did the 'business' with a 10-8 win. Nomads closed the gap to 3 points at the top with a close 10-8 win over Ashwood. Longton Spitfires stay third after a 10-8 win over Longton Moor. Wolstanton were 13-5 winners over Cuckoo ..

Next week we have the Super Sixes on Tuesday and a league meeting on Thursday. Entries for the One frame KO and Singles Plate must be in on Thursday.

The stats have been further updated , only a few sheets are now missing , alot better than last week !!!

17.05.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 14 UPDATE...

A update from last night Players Baize were correct and easily beat Plaza B , 6-3 at Players and 5-4 away. Plaza Phoenix were 7-2 winners away to Plaza A and therefore were 12-6 winners ....I've corrected the fixtures and results page (my mistake) and many thanks to everyone for sorting this 'issue' out ... top marks again...

16.05.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 14...

The 14th match of the season and the strangest evening, not for surprises but the strange results .... Premier leaders Plaza Phoenix were 11-7 winners over Plaza A (or was it 12-6 ???) Players Baize have reported a 11-7 win over Plaza B .... Plaza B have stated they won 11-7 ... whats going on .... What has been agreed is Crompos were 10-8 winners over Longton Pool and moved out of the relegation places .. Grinders were 5-4 winners at home and away, for a 10-8 win over Longton Zzz's who dropped into the bottom two...

In the Championship Plaza Rileys beat Cuckoo 16-2 , Longton Spitfires eased past Wolstanton 12-6 and Ashwood gained a point in a 9-9 draw with Longton Moor.

Match 15 next week and a reminder that Longton Zzz's and Crompos has been cancelled.

13.05.2017... APRIL STATS...

All Aprils stats are now available to view ....

09.05.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 13 ....

The 13th league game of the season was certainly unlucky for Championship leaders Plaza Rileys as they lost their first league game of the season in a 10-8 lose to Nomads, Nomads doing the damage at home with a 6-3 win. Plaza Rileys still have a 3 point lead over Nomads though. Longton Moor moved up to fourth place after a 11-7 win over Longton Snooker, who drop down one place. Wolstanton were 12-6 winners over Ashwood ...Longton Spitfires remain third after a 16-2 win over Cuckoo.

In the Premier it was first v second and a emphatic Plaza Phoenix 12-6 win over Players Baize opened up a 5 point lead for the Phoenix ... Plaza B remain in the hunt for the runners-up spot after easing to a 11-7 win over Crompos. Plaza A were 10-8 victors over Longton Zzz's , based on a 7-2 home win. Grinders were 12-6 winners over Longton Pool.

A reminder to all players that entry forms for the One Frame KO are with your delegates and next week its league match 14.
Nomads v Longton Snooker, scheduled for next week, has been postponed.

02.05.2017... SINGLE MERITS ROUND ONE ....

84 players started the night in the singles merits and their march to the final at the league's presentation in February next year. 41 of the 42 results are in and available here ....SINGLES ROUND ONE .
The draw for the second and third rounds takes place on Thursday at the league meeting.

25.04.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 12...

Match 12 and the Premier leaders Plaza Phoenix finished April in style beating Crompos 12-6 to continue their 100% league record. Players Baize were 10-8 winners over Plaza A , winning 5-4 at both venues.Plaza B stay clear of Grinders in third place after a 11-7 win , 6-3 at home and a 5-4 win away.

Story of the night goes to Longton Pool who are off the mark after a 10-8 win over 'bitter rivals !!' Longton Zzz's ..

In the Championship leaders Plaza Rileys eased to a 12-6 victory over Longton Moor. Second placed Nomads were 16-2 winners over Cuckoo. Longton Spitfires had a comfortable 12-6 win (6-3 home and away) over Ashwood.Longton Snooker moved up to fourth with a 13-5 win over Wolstanton.

A reminder that next Tuesday is the first round of the Single merits , the full draw and venues are here...
Any player that can't attend must let me know BEFORE 5pm ...

Can all players either text their delegate or myself with the FULL score so I can get the website up to date ASAP...

19.04.2017... GOLF SOCIETY...

Stoke Pool League Golf Society

First day this year guys, Saturday 27th May @ Leek golf club.

Usual format, be there for 10am bacon butty & a coffee, 18 holes golf, prizes for first & second £27.50 all in.

Can everyone who wants to go text Gaz Roberts on
07789 000145.

18.04.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 11...

Match 11 took place tonight and once again the top teams in each league remain on course for their respective titles. Plaza Phoenix had their closest call this season , as they edged a close fought game 10-8 over Grinders. Players Baize made easy work of Crompos running out 14-4 winners. Longton Zzz's upset the form book in beating Plaza B 11-7, 5-4 at Plaza and 6-3 at home. Plaza A were 10-8 winners over Longton Pool.

In the Championship all the top 3 sides were victors ,Plaza Rileys easing past Wolstanton by 12-6, Nomads brushing aside Longton Moor 11-7 and  Longton Spitfires over Longton Snooker by 11-7 . At the foot of the table Ashwood were 14-4 winners over Cuckoo including a 8-1 home win.

Its league 12 next week ...

11.04.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 10...

Back to league action tonight and match 10. Premier leaders Plaza Phoenix were 11-7 winners over Longton Zzz's to remain 3 points clear. Players Baize were thankful of a great away performance at Grinders, losing 7-2 at home the away side were 8-1 victors for a 10-8 win. Plaza B remain in third place after easing to a 13-5 win over Longton Pool. Plaza A and Crompos exchanged 5-4 home wins in a 9-9 draw.

In the Championship, Plaza Rileys easily disposed of third place Longton Spitfires 13-5 , with the help of a 8-1 win at the home of the Spitfires ...Nomads are now 4 points clear in second place after a 12-6 win over Wolstanton. Result of the night though went to Ashwood who recorded their first win of the season, beating Longton Snooker 10-8 , thanks to a 7-2 away win ... Cuckoo suffered a 17-1 defeat by Longton Moor ...

Longton Zzz's have cancelled their game on May 23rd v Crompos.

Next week its match 11 ...

All the venues for the single merits are now on the merits page ...

10.04.2017... AFFORD KO REVIEW ...

Only a week late !! but the draws for the semi-finals of the AFFORD KO Cup are out and looking back on the quarter-finals one match stood out ... The all conquering Plaza Phoenix sneaking home over Grinders... With Grinders winning 5-4 at home , news filtered through that the captains game had been won by Grinders and they led 3-2 .... One frame was required but the class thats the Phoenix home side showed as they recovered to win 6-3 at home and move closer to the clean sweep. The only Championship side remaining Longton Snooker were brushed aside 11-7 by Crompos ,who for their efforts will meet the Phoenix in the semis !!!

Players Baize easily disposed of Plaza B 12-6 and were more than happy to miss the Phoenix in the semis... Their opponents will be Longton Zzz's who also had a easy 12-6 win over Longton Pool to move into the semis.

The Plate is always slow to get going , and we had a harsh welcome for new side Cuckoo who were beaten 17-1 by Plaza Rileys ... things will get better lads .... Waiting for Plaza Rileys in the semi is Wolstanton , who edged the Longton Moor clash by 10-8. Nomads were 12-6 winners over Ashwood and will play the Spitfires in the semi-final.

All the semis will be played Tuesday July 4th

06.04.2017... MEETING UPDATE ...

The draws for the Singles and Doubles Merits are now available on the 'stats' page.The venue's for the singles will be out on Monday. The draw for the semi-finals of the Afford KO Cup and Plate are also available on the 'stats' page as well.

28.03.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 9 ...

Match 9 and the Premier title race is turning into a stroll as second placed Players Baize were held to a 9-9 draw by Longton Zzz's . Leaders Plaza Phoenix were 15-3 winners over bottom side Longton Pool and recorded 5, 8-ball clearances in their 9-0 home win ,this included a hat-trick of 8's from Adam Davis. There were two 'derby' games in the Premier with Grinders beating Crompos 11-7 , thanks to a 8-1 home win and Plaza B were 10-8 victors over Plaza A , 5-4 on both tables.

In the Championship Plaza Rileys were 11-7 victors over Ashwood. Nomads moved clear in second after beating Spitfires 10-8, thanks to a 6-3 away win .Wolstanton moved ahead of Longton Moor after beating them 10-8.

Next weeks games see the second round of the Afford KO Cup plus the opening round of the Plate and a reminder that new side the Cuckoo will be playing in the Plate..... Afford KO & Plate Draw ....

25.03.2017... NEW TEAM ...

The Cuckoo from Blurton will be joining the league for the remainder of the season. They will be playing from league match number 9 and will play in all the Cups (Plate).

They will play their first match on Tuesday April 4th in the KO Plate v Plaza Rileys. As with all new sides help them with rules etc ...

21.03.2017... ANDY CROMPTON RIP ...

It is with great sadness,and regret that we have to issue this statement...
Our dear friend and colleague, Andy Compton, passed away early yesterday morning after a brave & courageous battle against all the odds. Andy will be greatly missed by all of us, especially in the pool family.
God bless you Andy....
From all of us, George,Beano,Wardy and everybody within the Stoke Pool League

21.03.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 8 ...

Tonights action saw match 8 , the first game second time around ... Premier leaders Plaza Phoenix remain unbeaten after a 12-6 win over Plaza B , despite losing 6-3 away ... Players Baize continue to keep the league alive after a 14-4 win over Longton Pool. Crompos beat Longton Zzz's 12-6 to leapfrog them in the table. Plaza A were 10-8 victors over Grinders , winning 5-4 at both venues, but still remain in the relegation play-off spot ...

In the Championship its looking good for Plaza Rileys who saw off  Longton Snooker 10-8. Longton Spitfires moved into second after a 11-7 win over Longton Moor, thanks to a 7-2 win at the home of the Spitfires...Bottom side Ashwood showed their fighting spirit after a 9-9 draw with Nomads , with both away sides winning 6-3 ...

League Match 9 is next week ...

14.03.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 7 ...

League match 7 and we are now a quarter of the the league season done and we have two clear leaders . In the Premier, Plaza Phoenix remain unbeaten after tonight, brushing Plaza A aside, in a 14-4 win. Players Baize though are just about staying in the hunt after a 11-7 win over Plaza B.Crompos moved out of the relegation play-off spot after a 10-8 win over Longton Pool . Grinders moved up a place,to fourth, after beating Longton Zzz's 11-7.

In the Championship leaders Plaza Rileys didn't play and still remain 4 points clear after Nomads were hammered 13-5 by Longton Snooker , who replaced Nomads in second place.Longton Spitfires missed a chance to move second after a 11-7 defeat by Wolstanton. Longton Moor recorded their second win of the season after a 11-7 win over Ashwood.

UPDATE:- Singles Merits draw on Sunday and Doubles will be drawn at the next meeting ..

09.03.2017... SUPER SIXES DRAW ...

At tonights meeting the draws were made for the second round of the Super Sixes and the first round of the Plate.

Entries for the merits were taken and we have 81 in the singles and 28 pairs in the doubles.A full list of entrants will appear ASAP.

07.03.2017... SUPER SIXES FIRST ROUND ...

Tonights matches were all in the Super Sixes  Round One , with Premier sides knowing once again lose and you're out , were seeded against the Championship sides who had the comfort of the Plate event in the event of a defeat.

Four matches went to the final doubles with Longton Moor causing the upset of the round beating Premier side Longton Zzz's 6-5.Premier sides Plaza B and Longton Pool both managed to scrape through on the final doubles , Plaza beating Longton Spitfires 6-5 and Longton Pool were victors over Ashwood by 6-5. Crompos were the fourth Premier side to be taken the distance before beating Plaza Rileys 6-5.

Plaza A were 6-2 winners at Wolstanton. Grinders recorded a 6-4 win at Longton Pool.Players Baize had the easiest evening , beating Nomads 6-1.

A reminder that merits entries must be in on Thursday ...

28.02.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 6 ...

Match 6 tonight and the we are left with one 100% record remaining ... and its Plaza Phoenix who now have a 5/5 after beating nearest rivals Players Baize 13-5. Already the Phoenix have a 2 point lead with a game in hand ... Plaza B continue to impress , disposing this week of Crompos 13-5 , which included a 8-1 home win. Grinders were 11-7 winners over Longton Pool , a 6-3 away win settled the match. Longton Zzz's recorded a 11-7 win over Plaza A , this down to a 7-2 away win at Plaza ...

In the Championship, leaders Plaza Rileys dropped their first point of the season, as the ever improving Nomads shared the points in a 9-9 draw.Longton Snooker and Wolstanton both had 11-7 wins, Longton Snooker over Longton Moor and Wolstanton got the better of Ashwood.

A reminder that next week its Super Sixes and on Thursday there is a league meeting.

All entries to the Singles and Doubles merits must be in at the meeting.

21.02.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 5 ...

Tonights action saw league match number 5 take place and we are left with only two sides unbeaten . League leaders Players Baize came unstuck losing 5-4 at both venues to Plaza A for a10-8 defeat. Plaza Phoenix eased through 13-5 against Crompos to stay unbeaten and level with Players Baize, but with a game in hand ... Plaza B moved up to third place after a 10-8 win over Grinders , thanks to a 6-3 home win ... Longton Zzz's were 12-6 winners over bottom side Longton Pool , and that was helped by a 9-0 home win.

In the Championship Plaza Rileys continue to brush all aside, this week it was Longton Moor by 11-7. Longton Spitfires moved into second place after a 11-7 win over Ashwood, a 6-3 away win did the damage... Longton Snooker were 11-7 winners over Wolstanton , last years double cup winners Wolstanton,suffered a 9-0 defeat at Longton Snooker...

Its League match 6 next week and a reminder the next league meeting is on Thursday March 9th and all single merits entries must be in ..

14.02.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 4 ...

This week we had match number 4 in the league and now we have only three unbeaten sides and one side without a point this year .. In the Premier, leaders Players Baize eased to a 13-5 win over Crompos , that was set up by a 7-2 away win at Crompos.Plaza Phoenix stay second despite their game with Grinders not taking place. Longton Zzz's recorded their first two points of the season thanks to a 13-5 win over Plaza B, this set up by a 7-2 away win ...Plaza A also got their first points edging out Longton Pool 10-8.

In the Championship Plaza Rileys continue with a 100% win record, this week it was victory over Wolstanton by 11-7. Nomads suffered a first defeat of the season , losing 10-8 to Longton Moor. Longton Spitfires, with a under strength side, had a 6-3 home win to thank for a 10-8 win over Longton Snooker.

Its league match 5 next week .....

07.02.2017... LEAGUE MATCH 3 ...

Tonights action saw league match 3 take place and we now have 2 unbeaten sides in each division.Plaza Phoenix were 12-6 winners over Longton Zzz's to go top. Players Baize were 12-6 winners over Grinders which included a 7-2 away win for Players Baize. Plaza B eased to a 13-5 win over Longton Pool, they also had a 7-2 away win. Crompos were 10-8 winners over Plaza A , based on two 5-4 wins...

So its already looking like a Plaza Pheonix v Players Baize for the title in the Premier ... but pool can be a strange game ...

In the Championship title favourites Plaza Rileys had a scare before edging Longton Spitfires 10-8 and remain unbeaten. Also unbeaten are Nomads .. tonight they were 11-7 winners over Wolstanton. With Ashwood and Longton Snooker sharing two 6-3 home wins the points were shared. This means all sides in the Championship have at least a point after the opening 3 games.

Match 4 is up next week ..

05.02.2017...SINGLES MERITS ...

Last night saw the final of the Singles merits between holder Lee Whitfield and past champion Darren Lightfoot. It was Darren who started better racing into a 2-0 lead and then 3-2 at the break . As 12 months previous Lee took the next two to lead 4-3 but Darren came back to take it to a decider. Lee was a whisker away from a 8 ball clearance but his last ball stayed out and Darren was able to aquire 2 visits and duly cleared the table for a 5-4 win and record his sixth win this century ....

Entry forms for this years event are with all the delegates and are due in at the March meeting ...

02.02.2017...MEETING UPDATE...

The draws have taken place for the Second round of the Afford  KO cup and the opening round of the Super Sixes and are on their relevant pages...

31.01.2017...LEAGUE MATCH 2 ...

League match 2 took place tonight and Plaza Phoenix were 12-6 victors over Longton Pool. Players Baize had their first scare of the season edging out Longton Zzz's 10-8.In the 'Plaza Deby' Plaza B came out on top easing to a 12-6 over Plaza A.Grinders are the third side to remain 100% , and go top on frames won ,after a 13-5 win in their 'derby' v Crompos.

In the Championship Plaza Rileys continue with their 100% start after a 12-6 win over Ashwood, thanks to a 8-1 home victory. Nomads are also 100% after beating Longton Spitfires 11-7. Wolstanton got their campaign up and running with a point in a 9-9 draw with Longton Moor.

Its the Presentation on Saturday ... and the main event Daz Lightfoot v Lee Whitfield will kickng the night off at 7.15 in a best of nine match. Referee for the night will be Craig Shufflebotham and we have full entertainment schedule....

24.01.2017...LEAGUE MATCH 1 ...

So we are now officially under way with league match 1 taking place tonight. In the Premier, Players Baize set their usual standard thumping Longton Pool 14-4 ... Newcomers Plaza PHOENIX (better get the spelling correct !!!) eased to a 13-5 win over Plaza B . Grinders also had a easy start winning 6-3 at both venues for 12-6 win over Plaza A. Crompos also recorded a 12-6 win , this  over Longton Zzz's.

So what do we gain from the Premiers match 1 ... Players Baize and Plaza Phoenix seem to be the top dogs ... Grinders are always going to have a major say ... and the newly promoted sides ...it could be a hard slog ...

In the Championship new boys Longton Spitfires were victors 13-5 over Longton Moor... Plaza Rileys eased to a 13-5 win over Longton Snooker and Ashwood and Nomads had there normal 'hard slog' before Nomads edged it 10-8 ..

The Championship ... I must apologise that we are down to 7 sides, really gutted .. 3 sides showed interest but it was not to be ... hopefully the league can recover for next season ...fingers crossed... On the 'green stuff' it looks like the relegated side Plaza Rileys could be scooping the majority of silverware ... we will see ...

Next week its league match 2 , a league meeting and a week on Saturday ... the big one, Lee Whitfield v Daz Lightfoot and the Presentation ..last chance at next weeks meeting to get your tickets for a fiver ....

17.01.2017...AFFORD KO CUP ROUND ONE ...

A good feeling to get back up and runnining, seems a long time since October when the league season finished and the cup finals got underway. So as ever the Afford KO Cup got us underway and with the Premier sides seeded there was only one 'upset' as Longton Snooker were 10-8 winners over Plaza A , a 6-3 home win for Longton Snooker did the damage ... Nomads put up a brave fight before going down 11-7 to Grinders, thanks to Grinders home side winning 7-2. Players Baize had a comfortable evening , hammering Plaza Rileys 15-3.Longton Zzz's also made easy work in winning 15-3 over Ashwood. Plaza B continue their excellent cup record with a 12-6 wn over newcomers Longton Spitfires.Crompos only just sneaked through after a 10-9 win (captains game) over Longton Moor. The first round winners were completed by Longton Pool who also had a tight game winning 10-8 over Wolstanton.

Next weeks games see match 1 in the league campaign.

  Premier League  
 
Grinders v Plaza A
Longton Zzz's v Crompos
Longton Pool v Players Baize
Plaza B v Plaza Phoenix
 
  Championship  
 
Wolstanton v TBC
Longton Spitfires v Longton Moor
Ashwood v Nomads
Longton Snooker v Plaza Rileys
 

 

10.01.2017...AFFORD KO CUP ...

The opening fixtures for the season are now out, we are starting with the Afford KO Cup. All league fixtures are also out ..

05.01.2017...COUNTY TRIALS ...

The Trials for all Staffs County teams start this weekend, all at Players
Sunday 8th January - Ladies Trials
Sunday 8th January - Juniors Trials
Sunday 8th January - Senior (Over 50) Trials

All registrations by 12 noon please

Saturday 14th January Mens Trials 12 noon registration also

04.01.2017...CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK 1...

The opening week of fixtures in the Championship ??? Whose your £1 on ... Plaza Rileys for me !!!

 
Tuesday 24 January  Match 1
Wolstanton v TBC
Longton Spitfires v Longton Moor
Ashwood v Nomads
Longton Snooker v Plaza Rileys
 

03.01.2017...2016 ROLL OF HONOUR ...

 
Trent Trophies Shield Runners Up
Longton Snooker
 
Trent Trophies Shield Winners
Longton Moor
 
One Stop Computers Runners Up
Plaza Rileys
 
Championship R Up 
Super Sixes Plate R Up
KO Cup Plate R Up
Longton Zzz's
 
Super Sixes Plate Winners
One Stop Computers Cup Winners
Wolstanton
 
Afford KO Runners Up
Super Sixes Runners Up
Champions Trophy Winners
Plaza B
 
Premier Runners Up
Afford KO Winners
Players Baize
 
Championship Winners 
KO Cup Plate
Longton Pool
 
Premier Winners
Super Sixes Winners
Champions Trophy Runners Up
Players
MERITS
CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER OF THE SEASON 
TONY HOLDEN
PREMIER PLAYER OF THE SEASON
ADAM DAVIS
 
CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD RUNNER -UP
RUSS FRYER
CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER
DAZ COOKE
 
OFK16   -  PLATE RUNNER UP 
DAZ CONROY
OFK16 - PLATE WINNER 
STEVE MOWAT
OFK16  -  RUNNER UP
PHIL WILLIAMS
OFK16  - WINNER
JOHN PRICE
 
DOUBLES MERITS   -  PLATE RUNNER UP 
DAVE BEAUMONT/CARL HEATON
DOUBLES MERITS - PLATE WINNERS
MICHAEL DAVIES/TONY HAZLEDINE
DOUBLES MERITS -  RUNNERS UP
PHIL WILLIAMS/PAUL WARD
DOUBLES MERITS  -  WINNERS
ADAM DAVIS/DANNY EVANS
SINGLES PLATE RUNNER UP 
STEVE MOWAT
WINNER
TONY HAZLEDINE
 
SINGLE MERITS   - RUNNER UP
Daz Lightfoot/Lee Whitfield
2016 SINGLE MERITS WINNER
 

02.01.2017...ONE TEAM REQUIRED ...

Two weeks before the start of the season and we have space for one more side , if anyone nows of any side that fancies our league please let me know.

01.01.2017...PRESENTATION TICKETS...

Tickets are now available for the presentation on Saturday 4th February at Florence Club. They are priced at £5 and will feature the Singles Merits final between Holder Lee Whitfield and 5 time champion Darren Lightfoot. Entertainment is by 'Devotion' and comedian Ian 'Sludge' Lees ....

30.11.2016...WEBSITE UPDATE ...

I've kept the site basically as last season, so all shortcuts will remain the same on computers, tablets and phones hopefully. The Android App is still going and the new links should all remain.. We've gone for red this season and I've added all the history that we have from the year 2000 up to present... That can be seen on the Contacts/History page.

30.11.2016...LEAGUE UPDATE...

Following the AGM we ended up with a dissapointing 15 sides, losing champions Players late in the day was a blow, the second year running the champions have folded , losing Green Baize also from the Premier and Sneyd Arms from the Championship ... The players from Green Baize and Players I belive, though, are still playing in our league !!
So we may be starting with 15 , but we are not hanging around its off we go.

Welcome to two new sides Plaza Phoenix, the back bone of the all conquering Manor side and Longton Spitfires, led by Micky Dawson based at Longton Snooker...

One more side therefore is required to get us to the magic 16 ....

30.11.2016...AGM UPDATE...

Following the AGM these were the results of the proposals

1. 33% Rule to be reduced to 25%  - FAILED

2. Stopwatches to be used in all matches - FAILED

3. No seeding in KO Cup and Super Sixes - FAILED

4. Championship merits to be scrapped - PASSED

5. End of season cups not to be decided by blackball shoot out and to revert to super sixes format - FAILED

6. Teams to be only allowed 2 ‘star’ players … either One Cue sport pro and One Elie standard or two elite standard players.
(This was extended to 3 as a trial 2 years ago)
If a team (existing) has more than two ‘star’ players and one leaves they WILL NOT be able to bring another ‘star’ player in. - FAILED

30.11.2016...END OF SEASON CUPS ...

The end of season cups . popular with the lower sides, has had the group stages taken out ... Replaced with a triple eliminator ?? to sort sides into the 3 sections , Complete Accident Repair (C.A.R.)Trophy (Champions Trophy) , One Stop Computers (OSC) Cup and Trent Trophies Shield.

Also following feedback the competition will be going back to the 'Sevens' popular years back , 3 doubles and 7 singles and once again the blackball  shootout at 5-5 ... Teams will be seeded based on league position etc. for the opening rounds...

Sounds complicated but we'll see ...

30.11.2016...PLAYER OF THE YEAR ...

Following feedback the Player of the Year has been taken out of the calendar...

30.11.2016...PREMIER PLAY-OFF ...

A date in the calendar has been set for the Relegation and promotion play-off and should either League require a play-off.

30.11.2016...AFFORD KO CUP UPDATE ...

The Afford KO Cup will be reverting to the sucessful blackball shootout in the Final if teams are locked at 9-9.

30.11.2016... OFK  UPDATE ...

One Frame KO has been re-vamped (Double elimination) to include two dates in August . The main event will still run but now the championship sides have there own event , so they have the chance to take on the Premier players AND in their own event. This will enable any cancelled Premier matches to be played on this Tuesday....

30.11.2016...SPONSORSHIP ...

Once again we have aquired a new sponsor for the forthcoming season and again boosting our league funds. They are Complete Accident Repair Ltd.. They are a claims assist company that deal with non fault accidents, providing total support including personal injuries, hire car, repairs etc... Just one phone call & they deal with everything for you ... No win ..No fee .... ask for James or Lindsay ...
There is a link to their website here... Complete Accident Repair Ltd ...

30.11.2016... SIGNING POLICY ...

*One Cue Sport professional (CSP) allowed per Premier team
3 Elite players or 2 Elite plus one CSP allowed per Premier team.
CSP to be deemed so by the committee. The signing policy must be adhered to or the player may be deemed to be illegal.
(Penalties stated rule 26).
Elite player to be deemed so by the committee. The signing policy must be adhered to or the player may be deemed to be illegal.
(Penalties stated rule 26).

 
Cue Sport Pro (1 player per team)
Adam Davis Rob Wharne 
Gareth Potts Jimmy Croxton
Lee Kendall  Neil Raybone
Andy Blurton  
Elite Players
Carl Hough Danny Evans
Darren Lightfoot Lee Whitfield
Sam Capper Ian Duffy
Gareth Davies Liam White
Rob Harding   Ryan Cope
 

 

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