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24.10.2020 ..LEAGUE SUSPENDED ....

Inline with S-O-T council putting us into new restrictions we have unfortunately suspended the League and Singles league until further notice.

We managed to get 13 weeks of pool so the efforts of players, landlords and the committee benefited us all ...

I will keep you posted of any updates ..

20.10.2020 ..LEAGUE MATCH 12 ...

Another Tuesday night and we've managed to play , how long before we get stopped , who knows ... But forward we go and tonight in the Premier , leaders Plaza dropped another point, this week it was Wolstanton getting a 5-5 draw withe the leaders.
Second placed Smallthorne Vics missed achance to close the gap as they also had to settle for a draw, 5-5 at home to Scorpions.

Plaza B and Longton Zzz's were unable to capitalize on the other results with them sharing a 5-5 draw.

At the bottom Longton Pool closed the gap on Plaza OB beating them easily 7-3.

In The Championship the top four sides all clashed with leaders Cuckoo droping a point at 'home' to Cuckoo Rileys in a 5-5 draw. Plaza Blinders leapfrogged Nomads after a 6-4 away win to move into second place ...The Corner Pin, A v B finished all square and Spitfires B had a 8-2 win at Ashwood to climb above them into sixth place. Cuckoo B sneaked a 6-4 win at Princees Royal , 6-4 with the match standing at 4-4 at one stage ...

Next week its League match number 13 ... lets keep fighting and take care ...


As the Championship has reached half way the splits for the mid-season cups has now been completed. This is the table after all sides have played 11 matches

Premier P W D FD Pts
 1.Plaza 11 7 2 32 16
 2.Smallthorne Vic 11 7 0 18 14
 3.Plaza B 11 6 2 14 14
 4.Longton Zzz's 11 5 3 4 13
 5.Wolstanton 11 3 3 -16 9
 6.Plaza OB 11 4 1 -20 9
 7.Scorpions 11 3 2 -14 8
 8.Longton Pool 11 1 3 -18 5
Championship P W D FD Pts
 1.Cuckoo A 11 9 2 38 20
 2.Cuckoo Rileys 11 6 3 24 15
 3.Plaza Blinders 11 7 0 28 14
 4.Nomads 11 6 2 22 14
 5.Corner Pin B 11 6 1 0 13
 6.Ashwood 11 5 3 -4 13
 7.Spitfires B 11 3 5 0 11
 8.Spitfires A 11 3 4 12 10
 9.Corner Pin A 11 3 2 -22 8
10.Cuckoo B 11 2 3 -16 7
11.Cricketers Arms 11 2 3 -24 7
12.Princess Royal 11 0 0 -58 0

So based on the above the splits will be

Lee Walker Butchers Trophy - Plaza - Smallthorne Vic - Plaza B - Longton Zzz's and Cuckoo A

One Stop Computers Cup - Wolstanton - Plaza OB - Scorpions - Longton Pool - Cuckoo Rileys - Plaza Blinders - Nomads - Corner Pin B - Ashwood - Spitfires B

James Allen Consultancy Shield - Spitfires A - Corner Pin A - Cuckoo B -Cricketers - Princess Royal

The format will be on a group basis , OSC Cup will be drawn into 2 groups.

In the LWB Trophy and JAC Shield the group winner will qualify to the final. Teams finishing 2nd and 3rd will contest the semi-final.

In the OSC Cup winner of Group A will play runner up Group B and vice versa in the 2 semi-finals.

Just to throw something new in .... an away win will get 3 points ... fixtures will be out over the weekend ...

13.10.2020 ..........LEAGUE MATCH 11 ...

Tonight's matches saw the Premier take a slight twist and the Championship reach the half way point as we continue to be the only league playing through 'Covid'

In the Premier, Plaza dropped a point at Scorpions in a 5-5 draw ... Smallthorne whitewashed Plaza OB 10-0 and Plaza B were 8-2 winners at Longton Pool. Longton Zzz's are still within touching distance after a 6-4 away win at Wolstanton.

The Championship saw leaders Cuckoo beat nearest rivals Nomads 6-4 to open a 4 point gap to both Nomads and  Plaza Blinders , who were 6-4 winners at Spitfires A ...

Next week its league match 12 ... lets keep fighting covid ....

06.10.2020 .....AFFORD KO CUP & PLATE

Tonight's action saw 3 matches got to BlackBall shoot outs ... All results here ...

22.09.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 10 ...

As Boris and the Chinese Flu try their best to get at our league !!! we completed league match 10 .... the committee are in full dialogue with the delegates to make our plan for the next few months...

Tonight we saw a twist in the Premier title race and in the Championship it seems to be moving into a 'one horse race' .

In the Premier, leaders Plaza slumped to a 6-4 defeat at home to Plaza OB. Plaza B were held 5-5 at home to Wolstanton. Smallthorne Vics were 6-4 winners over Longton Pool.

In the Championship another win for leaders Cuckoo A, 7-3 over Cuckoo B and with second place Nomads dropping a point at home to Spitfires A and third placed Cuckoo Rileys losing 6-4 at Spitfires B ....only Cuckoo A can throw the title away ...

Next week its Double merits on Tuesday 8pm start ...10pm chuck out time !!!! Don't forget to text your results in ...

15.09.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 9 ...

The league continues its crusade v covid and tonight it was match 9. Leaders Plaza travelled to bottom side Longton Pool. Any chance of Plaza loosening their grip on 'their' trophy soon disappeared as they ran out 7-3 winners. The big clash '2nd v 3rd' turned into a damp squib ... as Plaza B recorded a emphatic 9-1 win in front of the cameras at Smallthorne Vic. Wolstanton were the big movers after a 7-3 win at Scorpions, they are up to fifth in the league. Plaza OB and Longton Zzz's shared a 5-5 draw.

The Championship saw the top 2 both record 7-3 away wins , leaders Cuckoo A at Spitfires A and Nomads away at Corner Pin A. Cuckoo Rileys are up to 3rd after a 8-2 win over Corner Pin B.

Next week its match 10 .... Keep safe everyone ... as we continue to be the only league to have the balls to play ...

08.09.2020 .....SINGLE MERITS ..

All the results from the opening round are in ... first round losers will be contacted via their delegates if they want to enter the plate ..

01.09.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 8 ..

Tonights matches saw the Premier play '2nd time around' and the Championship reach match number 8 ... In the Premier Plaza stamped their authority on the title , thumping Smallthorne Vic 8-2. Longton Zzz's bubble seems to have burst with another point lost to Longton Pool. Plaza B moved above Z'zzs after a quick fire 7-3 win over Scorpions ... with 5 frames being 8-balls between the sides. Wolstanton moved of the foot of the table after a 6-4 win over Plaza OB . Longton Pool drop to the foot.

In the Championship both the top 2 dropped surprise points , leaders Cuckoo A were held 5-5 by Spitfires B and second placed Nomads escaped with a 5-5 draw at home to Ashwood. Plaza Blinders moved closer in third with a win over Princess Royal. Cuckoo B recorded their second win of the season winning 6-4 at Corner Pin B . Corner Pin A also managed a 6-4 win over Spitfires A in what was a good night for the 'lower' sides.

Reminder ------ Thursday is meeting and Presentation night and its the First round of the Single merits next week.


28.08.2020 .....MEETING SEPTEMBER 3RD...

All the Trophies listed below will be given out at the meeting at Longton Snooker between 7.30 and 9pm .
Come along have a pint and get your trophies ....

Premier League
Winner  Plaza
Runner Up Green Baize
Winner  Wolstanton
Runner Up Cuckoo A
Afford Division
Winner  Corner Pin B
Runner Up Cuckoo B
Afford KO Cup
Winner  Plaza B
Runner Up Longton Pool
Afford KO Plate
Winner  Players
Runner Up Spitfires A
Plaza Fours
Winner  Longton Pool
Runner Up Longton Zzz's
Plaza Fours Plate
Winner  Misfits
Runner Up Players
Complete Accident Repair Trophy
Winner  Plaza
Runner Up Green Baize
One Stop Computers Cup
Winner  Plaza B
Runner Up Longton Zzz's
Trent Trophies Shield
Winner  Spitfires B
Runner Up Ashwood
Single Merits
Winner  Adam Davis
Runner Up Andy Brammer
Singles Plate
Winner  Dan Wright
Runner Up Glenn Bradbury
Doubles Merits
Winners Nick Wilshaw &       Mark Mannion 
Runners Up Michael Banks &         Raz Khalifa 
Doubles Plate
Winner  Chris Bowers &          Phil Shergold
Runner Up Phil Williams &        Tony Hazledine
One Frame KO
Winner  Zac Cooper
Runner Up Javed Iqbal
Championship One Frame KO
Winner  Scott Brannan
Runner Up Steve Glover
Premier Player of the Season
Winner  Lee Whitfield
Championship Player of the Season
Winner  Zac Cooper
Afford  Player of the Season
Winner  Russ Fryer


This was posted on our facebook page , fantastic idea and I shared the page last night. If you are playing up there please follow these measures, once again people doing there utmost to make pool happen .... Thank You

Hi all just a bit of information regarding the space in our games room. (Smallthorne Vic)
We have now enforced a 12 person maximum number in the games room meaning 3 people per table. We will be streaming stoke pool league matches on a new open Facebook page called
SVC AFFORD POOL so players can either sit in the bar and watch live on the TV or watch on their phones while sitting in another room waiting to play their game.
These measures have been brought into place so that social distancing can be achieved so please work with us.

25.08.2020 .....PLAZA FOURS ...

Round 2 of the Plaza Fours took place tonight and it tuned out a bad night for the holders Longton Pool who slumped to a 6-1 home defeat at the hands of Scorpions. Favourites Plaza reeled off 3 8 balls in a row to ease to a 6-2 win over Plaza OB. Nomads once again showed their cup pedigree coming from behind to beat Longton Zzz's 6-5. Wolstanton put their league struggles behind them to win 6-3 at Cuckoo Rileys.

In the Plate , red hot favourites Smallthorne Vic were 6-0 winners over Spitfires B. Plaza Blinders, with only 3 players , were 6-5 winners over Corner Pin B.

Back to the league next week with league match 8 ...

19.08.2020 .....LEAGUE UPDATE 'COVID' & PLAZA FOURS ...

Last nights fixtures showed no new 'areas of concern' in our battle against Covid. Thanks to all landlords for putting these measures in place and to the players for adapting to these to ensure we are still playing the game we love ....

Plaza Fours - Tuesday 25th August - Fixtures

The committee have once again decided that there will be a small rule change in line with the new procedure in league games.

Plaza Fours Procedure will be
Draw Names out
Toss of Coin (away from the table)
Winning player then has choice of break. Alternate break for rest of the match

After each session teams may SUBSTITUTE ANY (up to 2) PLAYERS ‘ONE IN ONE OUT’ but order must remain.
Once 'out' a player can't return.

15.08.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 7...

League match 7 took place tonight and in the Premier we had the top four teams clashing.
Leaders Smallthorne Vic travelled to Longton Zzz's and came home smiling after a comfortable 8-2 win. Plaza went one step better and recorded a 9-1 win at home to Plaza B. So that meant the bottom four clashed . It was 5-5 each between Wolstanton and Longton Pool , whilst Plaza OB were 8-2 winners over Scorpions.

The Championship is 'as you were' as leaders Cuckoo A recorded 8-2 win at Corner Pin A , whilst Nomads stayed in touch after also recording a 8-2 win at Princess Royal. Plaza Blinders lost ground in third losing 6-4 at Cuckoo Rileys.

A reminder that tomorrow is the deadline for any merits entries and next week its the second round of the Plaza Fours

14.08.2020 .....LEAGUE UPDATE 'COVID' ...

Tuesday night was a tough night for all the league and with a few other people hoping we would 'fall flat on our faces' I think we came out of it with a 'good' on our report card.

The 3 venues that were praised were Cuckoo, Corner Pin and Plaza .... well chuffed with the feedback at those 3 venues. A couple of venues even did a personal plated food selection (chips and sausage !!!) to them I can only tip my hat and thank them ....

A chance this week for the other half of our teams to be at home ... I will text all delegates again this week for feedback both negative and positive and report again to you you guys.

At Plaza for example (I was there) On entering the building I sanitized my hands, had my temperature taken and signed in ...
Before we started play the table was wiped down, clean balls were given to us , two triangles and two whites and a anti-bac cloth ...

Don't forget your personal hygiene can go a long way , sanitize your hands on entering the building and before you leave ..

Lets continue our aim to beat covid and play the game we love ....

11.08.2020 .....WE ARE BACK  ...

A big thank you to all players , where I was playing safety was taken very seriously and all players obeyed by the rules of the land whilst playing the game we all love ... Thanks ....

So it was match 6 on the calendar in the resumption of the Stoke Pool League 2020 season, which has now become 2020/21 season and in the Premier League we started with a slight shock as Plaza , reigning champions were defeated 6-4 on their own table by Longton Zzz's . Smallthorne Vic took advantage to go top , but have played a game extra on Plaza and Longton Zzz's. Longton Pool moved off the base of the table after a 6-4 win over Scorpions.

In the Championship the top 2 both eased to wins Cuckoo A 7-3 winners over Cuckoo A and Nomads 6-4 over Cuckoo Rileys. Plaza Blinders are in third a point behind the leaders after a 8-2 win over Cuckoo B.

Next week its league match 7 ....

07.08.2020 .....LEAGUE MEETING UPDATE ...

At last nights league meeting the following was discussed .

*Green Baize are now playing from Smallthorne Vic
*Any late entries for Singles and Doubles must be in by Tuesday August 18th , draw on Wednesday 19th
*All 2019 trophy winners must attend next meeting to collect their trophies. (1 per team)

*Covid 19 discussion and the conclusions were
No Sandwiches after a match
No Shaking of hands
Minimise the handling of the balls (same person to set each frame up ?)
A team sheet for teams travelling to venues.
This saves players 'congregating' at the away venue entrance .
Captain to hand it in .
And the main thing is be sensible

Any questions , ideas please get in touch.


Congratulations to Adam Davis on winning his third single merits title last night at Plaza.

He defeated Andy Brammer by 5 frames to 4 .The match was of high standard and in the 9th frame Adam clinched the title with a break and dish .. 

Thank you to sponsor Neil Jones for presenting the trophies George Bradbury for refereeing the final and Paul Ward for his commentary on the stream .

17.07.2020 .....LEAGUE UPDATE ....RE-START DATE

At Tuesdays league meeting on which 19/20 teams attended it was voted unanimously to re-start the season on Tuesday August 4th . A few guidelines were 'bounced' around and delegates were asked to compile any guidelines they wanted to ensure everyone is 'comfortable' playing matches.

Tuesday August 4th - 2019 Single Merits Final Andy Brammer v Adam Davis. 8.15 start
This will also be streamed on our Facebook page . Neil Jones our sponsor will be presenting the winners trophy after the final .
Spectators are welcome , but follow the latest government guidelines.

Thursday August 6th - League meeting at Longton Snooker & Pool .
Any late entries for the 2020/21 Single Merits and the Double Merits must be in, as we aim to do the draw after the meeting.
Please see re-scheduled dates on Calendar page .

Tuesday August 11th - Match 6
Re-start of the league season with match 6.
All revised fixtures and dates are available on the appropriate league fixtures page and the 'stats' page.

Remember that its important to be safe and with this in mind we are informing all clubs and pubs that NO food will be available after any matches. Multi table venues are allowed to 'move' teams around around and have been requested that one table either side of a match table is left free for players to 'keep a distance' inline with government guidelines.

• Players must not enter the pub/club if they are symptomatic or living with someone who has a possible confirmed case of COVID-19

• Players should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home and sanitise their hands before and after play

 No shaking hands before or after play

• Avoid unnecessary touching of the table, such as leaning on the table edges

• Players should use their own equipment as much as possible – clean and wipe these down before and after play

• Players should use their own chalk and cue towel, and not leave these on the side of the table
• Do not share equipment

• Players must remain at least ONE metres apart from others at all times, sticking to opposing sides of the table where possible

• Avoid sharing ‘touch points’, such as triangles and rests

• Pack up and leave the table before the end of the Match
 • Avoid congregating around the table before or after play to allow access for others

We are looking into using a team sheet with players name & addresses to hand into the pub/club to follow track and Trace policies.

Remember these guidelines are very fluid and subject to change ... guidelines NOT rules .

Full PLAYER guidelines from the  WPBSA (snooker governing body) are HERE  (Dated July 7th)

29.06.2020 .....LEAGUE UPDATE ....

Fantastic news, we are planning a league meeting on Tuesday 14th July 8pm at Longton Snooker and we are on target to start playing again on TUESDAY AUGUST 4th ... This will be made official at the meeting on July 14th.

11.05.2020 .....LEAGUE UPDATE ....

The latest update is that we are hoping to start with a league meeting on Tuesday August 4th ...

With the date of the first match back still unknown.

16.04.2020 .....LEAGUE UPDATE ....

Hope you are well in these tough times ... at least the weather is on our side !!!

A quick update ... The league will hopefully re-start on Tuesday June 9th , we will have a meeting the week before ... see updated calendar

This will be updated when the government inform us on the date for Pubs/Clubs to be open again.

Stay safe people ... 

18.03.2020 .....LEAGUE UPDATE ....

The latest back up plan in light of the government directive due to Convid -19 / CoronaVirus . The league is suspended until Tuesday May 5th

League meeting on Thursday April 2nd has been cancelled.

The league is suspended until Tuesday May 5th - Single Merits

Single merits draw to be done on league's facebook page.

League meeting Thursday May 7th

Plaza Fours Tuesday May 12th

League season resumes on Tuesday May 19th   Premier  Championship

Resulting in the lost weeks , The Premier will now run for 21 weeks , losing 7 matches (once around)

The Championship will now run the until December 15th with the lose of the end of season league split , 22 matches in total.

The Afford league will be decided by the bottom 6 teams record against each other during the second half of the season. I will keep all teams informed of positions with a different database (hopefully)

10.03.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 5 ....

Tonight's matches saw League Match 5 take place. In the Premier Division Plaza regained top spot after a 8-2 win at Wolstanton. Last weeks leaders Green Baize were beaten at Scorpions by 7-3. Plaza B continue their up and down season , tonight beating previously unbeaten Longton Zzz's 6-4 . Plaza OB were 6-4 winners over Longton Pool.

In the Championship leaders Cuckoo A edged a 6-4 win at Ashwood. Nomads are up to joint second, with three other sides, after a 8-2 win at Cuckoo B . Cuckoo Rileys with a 5-5 at home to Spitfires A , Plaza Blinders 7-3 winners at Spitfires B and Corner Pin B with a 6-4 home win over Cricketers make the fourth side one point behind the leaders.

Next Tuesday its League match 6 ...

08.03.2020 .....MEETING UPDATE ....

The draws for the following are now available AFFORD KO CUP and AFFORD KO PLATE . Entries for the SINGLES MERITS and DOUBLE MERITS.

Presentation reminder Saturday March 21st , with the 2019 Single Merits Final between Andy Brammer and Adam Davis due to start at 8pm.


Tonight we played the 2nd round of the Afford KO and a handful of league games. Firstly the main event the Cup, Plaza had a tough game before winning 6-3 at home to Cuckoo Rileys , winning the last four frames from 3-2 down. In the only other game in the round Corner Pin B were 6-4 victors over Cuckoo A.

In the Afford KO Plate, Premier side Longton Zzz's were taken to a blackball shootout after a 5-5 draw at Cuckoo B. The Premier side edged the shootout 3-2. Spitfires A had a comfortable 6-2 home win over Cricketers.

In the rearranged games Green Baize went top of the table after a 7-3 win over Wolstanton. Plaza B edged a 6-4 win over Plaza OB. Scorpions were 6-4 winners at Longton Pool.

The two Championship games saw Nomads record a 10-0 home win over Corner Pin A and Plaza Blinders were 6-4 home winners over Ashwood.

Don't forget all merits entries must be in at the meeting on Thursday. Next weeks action is League match 5.

25.02.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 4....

League match 4 and all 3 100% records went tumbling ..In the Premier we had 3 draws and a thrashing. Leaders Plaza lost the final 2 frames at home to Scorpions for a 5-5 draw. Longton Pool got off the mark with a 5-5 draw at Plaza B .Longton Zzz's dropped their first point at home to Wolstanton. Green Baize eased to a 9-1 win over Plaza OB.

In the Championship leaders Corner Pin B went from 2 up to collapse to a 8-2 defeat away at Plaza Blinders, who seem now to have found their feet.. Cuckoo A with a 8-2 win over Cricketers moved into top spot. Cuckoo Rileys are up to 2nd after a 7-3 win at Corner Pin A . Nomads drop to 6th after another defeat, this week it was Spitfires B winning 6-4. Ashwood are up to 4th after a 6-4 win over Princess Royal.

Next weeks fixtures will feature the Second Round of the Afford KO Cup (Draw) and First Round of The Afford KO Plate (Draw) . With a lot of byes we decided to play as many of the August fixtures as possible (Teams always struggle during school holidays)

Premier League
 Longton Pool v Scorpions
Plaza B v Plaza OB
Green Baize v Wolstanton

Plaza Blinders v Ashwood
Nomads v Corner Pin A

Also next week (Thursday) its a league meeting and all merits and registration sheets must be in .

18.02.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 3....

League match 3 saw the top 2 in the Premier continue with their 100% records. Both recorded 8-2 away wins, Plaza at Plaza OB and Longton Zzz's at Scorpions. Plaza B are off the foot of the table after also recording a 8-2 win at Wolstanton. Green Baize made it 4 away wins beating Longton Pool 6-4.

In the Championship the 2 sides with 100% starts clashed with Corner Pin B coming out on top over Nomads with a 6-4 win. Cuckoo Rileys took the chance to move into second place after a 8-2 home win over Ashwood. Cuckoo A also leapfrogged Nomads into third place after cruising to 9-1 win at Princess Royal. In the local 'Derby' in the Championship, Spitfires B held Spitfires A to a 5-5 draw. Plaza Blinders recorded their first win of the season ,9-1 at Cricketers. Cuckoo B and Corner Pin shared the points in a 5-5 draw.

Next week its match 4 and don't forget their are re-arranged league games on Tuesday March 3rd.

11.02.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 2 ....

Tonight it was league match 2 and we have only four sides with 100% records , 2 in each division. Plaza took the final 3 frames over Longton Pool to snatch a 6-4 win and Longton Zzz's were 6-4 winners over Plaza OB ...

In the Championship Corner Pin B lead the way after a 6-4 at Spitfires A and Nomads are the fourth side after they were the nights biggest winners 8-2 over Cricketers.

League match 3 next week and don't forget we have 5 re-arranged fixtures for March 3rd , all are on the league tables page ..

07.02.2020 .....LEAGUE MEETING UPDATE ...

The draws for the Afford KO Cup and Plate were done DRAW... , plenty of byes so it was agreed to bring the August fixture (holiday season) forward (where applicable) to be played on Tuesday 3rd March . All the matches that are re-arranged are on the league tables page.

The draw for the Plaza Fours and Plate was also done ... DRAW

04.02.2020 .....LEAGUE MATCH 1 ...

The opening night of the league season saw the Premier league back up to 8 sides and as strong as its been over the past 10 years. The 'big match' saw the reigning champions Plaza travel away to Green Baize , without star man Adam Davis, and still come home with a 7-3 win, a sign of a champion side. Scorpions maybe the side to mount a challenge after a 7-3 win over Plaza B. Longton Zzz's were 6-4 winners at Longton Pool and newcomers Wolstanton were edged out 6-4 at Plaza OB.

In the Championship , last years Afford champions Corner Pin B got the biggest win of the night 9-1 over Corner Pin A .. Nomads came from 3-1 down to win 7-3. Cuckoo B were 8-2 winners over Princess Royal. The 3 other games ended all square with the points shared.

Next week its Match 2.

28.01.2020 .....PLAZA FOURS FIRST ROUND ...

Tonights action saw the opening round of the Plaza Fours and only one Premier side were beaten. Green Baize slumped to Nomads 6-2. For the second week running Nomads beat Premier opposition .. after turning down a opportunity to go into the Premier because and I quote ' we should p**s the championship' only time will tell. Cuckoo B went to frame 11 before losing out to Old boys of Plaza ...Spitfires A were another Championship side to lose in frame 11 , against Premier new boys Wolstanton. Cuckoo A were 6-5 victors also against Ashwood.

All results are here PLAZA FOURS

The fixtures , hopefully will be out tomorrow, its looking like a 8 in the Premier and 12 in the Championship.

22.01.2020 .....QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ...

Questions and Answers , yes a great track from Sham 69 but from last nights matches here goes ...

21.01.2020 .....AFFORD KO CUP ...

The early results are showing a couple of Premier sides taking a tumble into the Plate. Biggest upset saw Corner Pin B win the nights first blackball shootout against Longton Zzz's ... Jon Locker being the only miss in 8 shots ... Cup specialists Nomads went to Premier new boys Wolstanton and were 6-1 victors ... Hearing Wolstanton are saving the 'big guns' for the league !!! The only side to suffer a 'whitewash' Old Boys of Plaza at the hands of Plaza B ..The league's new side Plaza Blinders suffered a tough baptism losing 6-2 at Spitfires B.

All the results as they come in will be here .... Afford KO Cup First Round Results

Tomorrow I hope to answer all the questions I got asked tonight , rules etc...

Next week its Plaza Fours..... Don't forget the players MUST BE DRAWN OUT . After the names are drawn the first two players 'on' will lag. The order of breaking will then alternate .

14.01.2020 .....CUP DRAWS ...

Afford KO Cup

The draws from tonight's meeting for the opening two weeks of the season. Don't forget enter your names on the team sheet then the first two players 'on' will lag. The order of breaking will then alternate .

Afford KO Cup
Old Boys of Plaza v Plaza B
Ashwood v Spitfires A
Corner Pin B v Longton Zzz's 
Green Baize V Scorpions
Longton Pool v  Cuckoo B
Spitfires B v  Plaza Blinders
Cricketers v Cuckoo A
Plaza  v Corner Pin A
Wolstanton v Nomads
Cuckoo Rileys v Princess Royal
To Be Played Tuesday 21st January

Plaza Fours

The Plaza Fours draw below. Don't forget the players MUST BE DRAWN OUT . After the names are drawn the first two players 'on' will lag. The order of breaking will then alternate .

Plaza Fours
 Plaza Blinders v Longton Pool
Plaza B v Corner Pin B
Cuckoo A v Ashwood
Scorpions V Cricketers
Cuckoo B v  Old Boys of Plaza
Spitfires A v Wolstanton
Princess Royal v Cuckoo Rileys
Corner Pin A  v Plaza 
Longton Zzz's  v Spitfires B
Nomads v Green Baize
To Be Played Tuesday 28th January

Good luck to all teams for the whole season.

08.01.2020 .....2019 PLAYER OF THE SEASON ...

Last nights 2019 Player of the Season saw Lee Whifield (seeded 3) take the Premier title , on the way he beat Neil Jones, Phil Williams and John Price before beating Carl Hough in the final.

In the Championship it was Zac Cooper(seeded 3) celebrating a double after winning the Championship OFK , last night he beat Dan Wright, Adam Broughton, Daz Cooke and Steve Jones in the final.

The Afford division saw number 1 seed Russ Fryer win the title , Russ beat Andy Dawson, Morgan Brannan, Matt Cellaer and Dave Woods in the final.

As usual, the matches were played in great sportsmanship ... Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all that attended.

05.01.2020 .....2019 PLAYER OF THE SEASON ...

Player of the Season tables and start times of 8.15 (frame claimed every 5 minutes). All matches best of 5

Table Afford 
1 Mark Mooney v Daz Potts
2 Keith May v Mick Hollins
Round 1
3 Russ Fryer v Andy Dawson
4 Morgan Brannan v Lee Baskerville
5 Matt Cellaer v Tom Brunskill
6 Alex Batchelor v Matt Moores
7 Danny Ward v Sam Salt
8 Brett Mooney v Eddie Burke
9 Kev Brindley v Matt Coffey
10 Jeff Brown v Phil Shergold
11 Daz Conroy v Glenn Bradbury
12 Russ Malbon v Adam Broughton
13 Andy Woodhouse v Steve Prince
14 Nick Wilshaw v Lee Walker
15 Paul Ward v Carl Hough
16 Michael Banks v Andy Brammer

04.01.2020 .....2019 PLAYER OF THE SEASON ...

Confirmed names and seeding's for 2019 player of the season to be played on Tuesday 7th January at Plaza.

Draw will take place on Sunday 5th (approx 5pm on our facebook page) and will be on here along with the 8.15 start matches .

1 Adam Davis
2 John Price
3 Lee Whitfield
4 Daz Lightfoot
5 Rob Murray
6 Jon Hughes
7 John Clowes
8 Raz Khalifa
9 Carl Hough
10 Neil Jones
11 John Hurst
12 Andy Brammer
13 Steve Prince
14 Rob Taylor
15 Lee Walker
16 Jon Locker
17 Bye
18 Bye
19 Nick Wilshaw
20 Paul Ward
21 Andy Woodhouse
22 Bye
23 Phil Williams
24 Michael Banks

1 Steve Jones
2 Daz Cooke
3 Zac Cooper
4 Mickey Dawson
5 Tom Ward
6 Paul Farrimond
7 Jason Brindley
8 Dan Haney
9 Dan Wright
10 Phil Shergold
11 Matt Coffey
12 Adam Broughton
13 Brad Price
14 Jason Price
15 Tom Lovatt
16 Glenn Bradbury
17 Bye
18 Bye
19 Bye
20 Jeff Brown
21 Kev Brindley
22 Bye
23 Russ Malbon
24 Daz Conroy

1 Russ Fryer
2 Dave Woods
3 Matt Callear
4 Danny Ward
5 Brett Mooney
6 Paul Hollins
7 Alex Batchelor
8 Morgan Brannan
9 Matt Moores
10 Eddie Burke
11 Andy Dawson
12 Daz Potts
13 Mick Hollins
14 Tom Brunskill
15 Sam Salt
16 Lee Baskerville
17 Bye
18 Bye
19 Bye
20 Bye
21 Bye
22 Bye
23 Mark Mooney
24 Keith May

02.01.2020 .....KEY CALENDAR DATES ...

Tuesday 14th  January - League Acceptance meeting

Tuesday 21st January League starts - Afford KO Cup

Tuesday 28th April Single merits First round

Tuesday 16th June Doubles Merits First Round

Tuesday 11th August One Frame KO

Tuesday 25th August Championship OFK

Tuesday 3rd November Single merits Second Round

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

Player of The Season 2019 -Tuesday 7th January

All delegates have received the invitations for the event closing date Saturday 4th January.

Top 24 based on frames won are invited. Players 9 to 16 will be drawn to play players 17 to 24.

The winners will be drawn to play players 1-8.

Draws will take place on Sunday 5th January.

22.12.2019 .....2019 ROLL OF HONOUR ..

The roll of honour for the 2019 season is below, a total of 14 teams will pick up trophies at the league's presentation in March.

Premier League
Winner  Plaza
Runner Up Green Baize
Winner  Wolstanton
Runner Up Cuckoo A
Afford Division
Winner  Corner Pin B
Runner Up Cuckoo B
Afford KO Cup
Winner  Plaza B
Runner Up Longton Pool
Afford KO Plate
Winner  Players
Runner Up Spitfires A
Plaza Fours
Winner  Longton Pool
Runner Up Longton Zzz's
Plaza Fours Plate
Winner  Misfits
Runner Up Players
Complete Accident Repair Trophy
Winner  Plaza
Runner Up Green Baize
One Stop Computers Cup
Winner  Plaza B
Runner Up Longton Zzz's
Trent Trophies Shield
Winner  Spitfires B
Runner Up Ashwood
Single Merits
Winner  Adam Davis/ Andy Brammer
Runner Up
Singles Plate
Winner  Dan Wright
Runner Up Glenn Bradbury
Doubles Merits
Winner  Nick Wilshaw & Mark Mannion 
Runner Up Michael Banks & Raz Khalifa 
Doubles Plate
Winner  Chris Bowers & Phil Shergold
Runner Up Phil Williams & Tony Hazledine
One Frame KO
Winner  Zac Cooper
Runner Up Javed Iqbal
Championship One Frame KO
Winner  Scott Brannan
Runner Up Steve Glover
Premier Player of the Season
Winner  Lee Whitfield
Championship Player of the Season
Winner  Zac Cooper
Afford  Player of the Season
Winner  Russ Fryer

21.12.2018 .....AGM NEWS ...

Teams Confirmed for 2020

Plaza Cuckoo B
Plaza B Spitfires A
Green Baize Cuckoo Rileys
Scorpions Corner Pin B
Longton Zzz's Nomads
Wolstanton Plaza MD
Longton Pool Spitfires B
Cuckoo A Cricketers
  Corner Pin A
  Princess Royal

20.12.2018 .....AGM NEWS ...

The 2020 AGM was held on Thursday ready for next seasons start. Of the proposals passed was the breaking rule. For next season the initial lag will be followed by alternative breaks , not as this season lagging each frame.. The end of the season cups have been replaced by Mid season cups and the stats will only show league games (saves me hours of inputting !!! but that's what you want ..)

On a positive note the new look calendar is now completed by our new marketing officer ...The league once again will be sponsored by Afford rent-a-car, All five cups are now sponsored including two new sponsors plus 6 new calendar sponsors. A big thank you and more proof that the league remains financially strong.

The 2020 website will be launched over the next week ready for the  new season.

January 7th Player of The Season at Plaza

January 14th Acceptance meeting

January 21st Afford KO Cup

January 28th Plaza Fours

February 4th League game Number 1

20.12.2020 .....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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