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20.02.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 5....

The 5th league match of the season and the last 100% record has gone ... and in style !!! Plaza faced Crompos A and it was Crompos A producing the style, they victors by 6-4 , although it was 6-2 as the match was sealed for Crompos ... Scorpions were 6-4 victors over Longton Zzz's which included 4 8-balls in the 10 frames ...Misfits were 7-3 winners over Crompos B.

In the Championship, every match was close, as all four games ended 6-4 !!! Wolstanton stay top after beating Spitfires A ...Longton Moor actually won a game after 4 draws , beating Nomads ...(Was this because George played the last frame for Nomads !!!) Wins also for Cuckoo and Plaza Rileys..

The Afford league saw the top two clash and it was The Crescent who came out on top , beating Ashwood 8-2.The 'Tean Derby' saw the points shared between Cross Keys and Blacks Head after Blacks Head won the final two frames to grab a draw. Corner Pin got their first point of the season in a 5-5 draw with Cuckoo B. Spitfires B were 8-2 winners at Robert Peel.

Next week its match 6 and a reminder that the LEAGUE MEETING is on March 8th with registrations and merits entries due in ..

13.02.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 4....

Match 4 is done and dusted and in the Premier its Plaza who still have a 100% record intact after a 8-2 win over Longton Zzz's. Players are up to second after winning 7-3 at Crompos. Misfits got their first points of the season , and moved off the foot of the table with a 7-3 win over Crompos A. Plaza B eased to a 6-4 win over Scorpions.

Championship headlines are Longton Moor drawing their FOURTH game of the season ... this week leaders Wolstanton couldn't get the better of the 'draw specialists'. Longton Snooker are up to second after 'thumping' Longton Pool 8-2. Cuckoo are another side moving off the bottom of a league after a 6-4 win over Nomads. Spitfires A drop to the bottom after letting a 4-2 lead turn into a 6-4 defeat at Plaza Rileys.

The Afford division has new leaders, only on frame difference though as The Crescent were 9-1 winners at Robert Peel and last weeks leaders Ashwood were 6-4 winners at home to Cuckoo B. Cross Keys 8-2 winners over Corner Pin and Blacks Head 6-4 winners at Spitfires B both are only a point behind the top two as one point covers the four.

Match 5 next week and the top four in the Afford league al face each other ... should be fun ...

06.02.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 3....

League match 3 and we now have only one side with a 100% win record. Plaza were 6-4 winners over Plaza B to go top of the Premier with a 3/3 win record. Longton Zzz's lost top spot after a 5-5 draw at Crompos A. Players are in third after a 7-3 win over bottom side Misfits and Scorpions recorded a 6-4 win over Crompos B.

In the Championship leaders Wolstanton dropped a point in a 5-5 draw with Nomads (after George was dropped from the Nomads team !!). Longton Pool are second after a 5-5 draw with Cuckoo , which has now got Cuckoo off the mark...Longton Moor got their third consecutive 5-5 draw, this week with Plaza Rileys. Longton Snooker had the biggest and only win in the Championship beating Spitfires A 8-2.

In the Afford league Ashwood stay top despite being held to a 5-5 draw by Cross Keys. The Crescent are second thanks to a 6-4 win over Spitfires B ...Blacks Head are third after a 6-4 home win over Corner Pin. Cuckoo B got their first win of the season beating Robert Peel 7-3.

A reminder that its presentatation night on Saturday and the final of the Single Merits , Adam Davis v Steve Prince ..


01.02.2018 ....PLAZA FOURS FIRST ROUND...

The draw for the first round of the Plaza Fours is below ..To be played on Tuesday March 6th .. The rules for the event were discussed at the meeting and are below ...

All matches are 4 a side. Playing 11 frames.(first to 6) Teams will play three sessions 4/4/3 on a set playing format.
All players must be drawn out .
Teams can subsitute up to two players at any time in a 'one in one out' method. Once 'out' a player can't return.

Misfits v Plaza
Wolstanton v Cuckoo B
Longton Pool v Players
Longton Snooker v Crompos B
Longton Zzz's v Spitfires
Plaza Rileys v Ashwood
Scorpions v Cuckoo
Nomads v Corner Pin
Crompos A v Spitfires B
Robert Peel v Cross Keys
The Crescent v Plaza B
Blacks Head v Longton Moor
To Be played Tuesday 6th March

30.01.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 2....

We are getting into swing with the league season and after 2 games the Premier has Longton zzz's with maximum points after a 7-3 away win over the Misfits. Plaza also have maximum points after a 6-4 away win at Crompos B. Players and Plaza B both got 'off the mark' with wins tonight.

In the Championship only Wolstanton have maximum points after they were 6-4 winners at the Cuckoo.Longton Pool remain unbeaten on 3 points after a 6-4 win over Spitfires A. Longton Moor recorded their second draw of the season, this week it was Longton Snooker who shared the points.There was also a win for Plaza Rileys 6-4 over Nomads ... And yes George lost the final frame for Nomads !!!

The Afford League sees Ashwood with the only 100% record after they were 7-3 winners over Blacks Head.Three other sides remain unbeaten on 3 points, Cross Keys 7-3 winners at Robert Peel ,The Crescent 6-4 winners over Cuckoo B and Spifires B 6-4 winners over Corner Pin.

There's a league meeting on Thursday and the last chance to purchase tickets for the league presentation ..

23.01.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 1....

Tonights games saw the opening night of the 2018 season and based on the results tonight it should be a 'interesting' season.

In the Premier League Longton Zzz's are sitting top after a 7-3 win over Plaza B .The other three matches saw the home sides winning 6-4 ... Scorpions beating Misfits, Plaza beating Players and Crompos A beating their B side ...

In the Championship its Nomads sitting at the top after a 7-3 win over Longton Snooker. Longton Moor shared a 5-5 draw with Longton Pool . Wolstanton and Spitfires A both had 6-4 wins over Plaza Rileys and Cuckoo respectively ..

And to the new division ... Named after the Leagues top supporter Afford ... Blacks Head are the early leaders, getting used to world rules is a challenge for them, but they came good tonight, winning 9-1 over Robert Peel. The only away win of the night (in all 3 divisions) was recorded by the Ashwood who were 7-3 winners at the Corner Pin ... Cuckoo B v Spitfires B and Cross Keys v The Crescent all ended in 5-5 draws ... and with all result sheets in it looks very positive for the forthcoming season ...

Next week its league match 2 and a reminder that there is a league meeting also next Thursday..

17.01.2018 ....LEAGUE UPDATE ....

The fixtures for the season are now available ... a couple of queries regarding last night ..

Lagging :- If the ball hits a 'knuckle' or goes to the opponents side of the table it is loss of lag..

Teams that win the lag MUST referee the frame

The playing format is incorrect (sorry) 5 v 5 .... slight error on the second session ..Correct version is HERE and the second session should be
1v2 - 2v1 - 3v5 - 4v3 - 5v4
 I await the 'wind ups' .I will re-issue another hard copy at the next meeting ..

16.01.2018 ....AFFORD KO CUP ....

We are BACK.... The league has returned stronger thanks to the new format and we are looking forward to great sesason.

In tonights Cup matches we look to have had 2 surprises/upsets but you never know as the season pans out whether they were... Longton Moor were 5-2 victors over Scorpions and Nomads also took a Premier scalp beating Crompos A 5-3. The 'Big guns' all came through only dropping a frame each Players, Plaza and Plaza B ..

A big welcome to the new sides that failed to win tonight,Cross Keys , Blacks Head, Cuckoo B,Spitfires B and Robert Peel ... It will be a lot easier next week in the league fixtures ..

The league fixtures will be out tomorrow morning hopefully , at the latest tomorrow evening ...

13.01.2018 ....AFFORD KO CUP FORMAT..

A quick update on the Afford KO Cup format for this season.

It was decided by the delegates to run the competition as a 9 frame match. Teams can pick there own side but must use the 'set' playing format. The format is here , just don't include frame 10 !!!

Any questions give me a call, text or message ...

09.01.2018 ....MEETING DETAILS ...

Tonight saw the first meeting of the 2018 season ... its looking like 23 teams getting split into 3 leagues ... meaning more silverware ... We would like to welcome new sides from Cross Keys Tean, Blacks Head Tean, Robert Peel Dresden and Corner Pin Sandford Hill .

We start next week with the Afford Rent-a-Car Knockout Cup (draw below) and this will be played best of 9 frames.

Teams are reminded that result sheets need to be sent to me by the home side on the night via facebook, messenger or whatsapp...This will eliminate the need to bring the sheets to the meeting.

Can all sides please ensure they text the result through as per rules.

Presentation ticket update.. Only 30 tickets remain for the presentation on February 10th.

All multiple table venues have their table numbers now available on the contacts page.

09.01.2018 ....AFFORD KO CUP DRAW ...

Afford Knockout Cup First Round
Cross Keys     Misfits
Spitfires     Plaza B
Blacks Head     Players
Longton Moor     Scorpions
Spitfires B     Corner Pin
Longton Zzz's     Cuckoo B
Wolstanton     Longton Snooker
Longton Pool     Ashwood
Robert Peel     Plaza
Nomads     Crompos
Cuckoo     Plaza Rileys
The Crescent     Bye

23.12.2017 ....DOUBLES MERITS 2018...

The date for the Doubles meris has been set for Sunday 29thJuly , after the world cup ... (Hopefully England will be playing for the whole tournement !!!)

It will be the same format after last years success , with free entry to the Plate for first round losers.

22.12.2017 ....MEETING NEWS...

All teams are asked to post their result sheets on our facebook page following a match (home side) ..This means that teams no longer have to bring the sheets to meetings ....I'm pretty sure all teams have at least one player in the Stoke Pool League facebook group ...if not let me know ...

21.12.2017 .....PLAZA FOURS...

Replacing the Super Sixes will be the Plaza Fours, as the name says four person team , drawn out at the start (as with super sixes) played over 3 sessions 4/4/3 thus giving a best of 11 format ..Substitutes will be allowed on a 'one in one out' basis ..

20.12.2017 .....PLAYING FORMAT...

With the changes to the teams we have a new playing format. NEW FORMAT

20.12.2017 .....CONFIRMED TEAMS...

Teams confirmed at the 2018 AGM on 19th December

Players Spitfires
Scorpions Longton Moor
Plaza B Longton Snooker
Plaza C Wolstanton
Plaza PW Ashwood
Plaza Rileys Cuckoo
Crompos Robert Peel
Longton Zzz's Spitfires B
Nomads Longton B
  Blacks Head Tean

20.12.2017 .....TEAM RULES ...

Team Rules/2018

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
Andy Blurton Darren Lightfoot
Lee Whitfield Liam White
Grade B
Carl Hough Danny Evans
Alex Bailey Ian Duffy
Gareth Davies   Ryan Cope
Alex Bailey Chris Roberts


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