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

The latest update is that we are hoping to start with a league meeting on Tuesday August 11th ...

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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