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
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 ....
Presentation reminder Saturday March 21st , with the 2019 Single Merits Final between Andy Brammer and Adam Davis due to start at 8pm.
03.03.2020 .....AFFORD KO CUP & RE-ARRANGED LEAGUE FIXTURES ....
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)
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 ...
Afford KO cup is played on the normal playing format but if the score is 5-5 its a blackball shootout
In the shootout name 4 of your players in any order who have played in the match.
Players must be present to be named in shootout
Each sides has 4 shots and the winning side go through. If its a tie then its sudden death keeping the same order
In the Plaza Fours you draw the names out ... this is the only competition that does. Its over 11 frames.
Substitutes are allowed, after session 1,in a one in one out scenario. Once out of the team players Can't return.
Teams are NOT ALLOWED to play on adjacent tables (practice) once the match has started.
All matches lag to break then alternate with breaks.
Teams not attending the presentation will not receive their trophies .(One side has requested that the trophies (cost be donated back to the league)
Result books, teams can you use the cup sheets if required (same as a league sheet but without the blackball shootout section)
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 ...
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|
|Corner Pin B||v||Longton Zzz's|
|Longton Pool||v||Cuckoo B|
|Spitfires B||v||Plaza Blinders|
|Plaza||v||Corner Pin A|
|Cuckoo Rileys||v||Princess Royal|
|To Be Played Tuesday 21st January|
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 Blinders||v||Longton Pool|
|Plaza B||v||Corner Pin B|
|Cuckoo B||v||Old Boys of Plaza|
|Princess Royal||v||Cuckoo Rileys|
|Corner Pin A||v||Plaza|
|Longton Zzz's||v||Spitfires B|
|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
|1||Mark Mooney||v||Daz Potts|
|2||Keith May||v||Mick Hollins|
|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 .
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.
|Runner Up||Green Baize|
|Runner Up||Cuckoo A|
|Winner||Corner Pin B|
|Runner Up||Cuckoo B|
|Afford KO Cup|
|Runner Up||Longton Pool|
|Afford KO Plate|
|Runner Up||Spitfires A|
|Runner Up||Longton Zzz's|
|Plaza Fours Plate|
|Complete Accident Repair Trophy|
|Runner Up||Green Baize|
|One Stop Computers Cup|
|Runner Up||Longton Zzz's|
|Trent Trophies Shield|
|Winner||Adam Davis/ Andy Brammer|
|Runner Up||Glenn Bradbury|
|Winner||Nick Wilshaw & Mark Mannion|
|Runner Up||Michael Banks & Raz Khalifa|
|Winner||Chris Bowers & Phil Shergold|
|Runner Up||Phil Williams & Tony Hazledine|
|One Frame KO|
|Runner Up||Javed Iqbal|
|Championship One Frame KO|
|Runner Up||Steve Glover|
|Premier Player of the Season|
|Championship Player of the Season|
|Afford Player of the Season|
21.12.2018 .....AGM NEWS ...
Teams Confirmed for 2020
|Plaza B||Spitfires A|
|Green Baize||Cuckoo Rileys|
|Scorpions||Corner Pin B|
|Longton Pool||Spitfires B|
|Corner Pin A|
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 ...
Teams can only consist of ONE A Grade
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.