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07.08.2018 ...LEAGUE MATCH 22 ...

Its 22 done and 6 to go in the league and the leaders in the top two divisions have 5 point leads with 6 matches to go....

Can I hear a 'Kevin Keegan' rant !!!

In the Premier, leaders Plaza were beaten 6-4 at Players. With Plaza B beating Longton Zzz's their maybe a glimmer of hope ... Scorpions cemented 4th place after easing to a 8-2 win over relegation threatened Misfits. Crompos B won the bragging rights over Crompos A by 7-3 and in the process moved off the foot of the table.

In the Championship leaders Longton Snooker hammered 'soon to be relagated' Nomads 8-2. Second placed Longton Pool drew 5-5 with third placed Longton Moor, thus opening up a five point lead at the top. Spitfires A were 6-4 winners at the Cuckoo and Wolstanton recorded a 8-2 win at Plaza Rileys.

For once the Afford league was quiet and is 'as you were' with leaders Plaza C 6-4 winners over Cricketers and Blacks Head 8-2 winners at Old Sal. Ashwood stay third after beating Corner Pin 7-3 and Spitfires B were held 5-5 by Cuckoo B ..

Next week we have the ONE FRAME KO ... 8.15 prompt start please, the 8.15 starters are on the page now ...
A full list of entries are on the stats page /Knockouts / OFK 18 ...
Anyone who cant make must let me now by 12 noon Tuesday or pay the fine for not attending...
Based on the info I have Tuesday afternoon I will post the draw if possible ...

03.08.2018 ...ONE FRAME KO...

The One Frame KO start times are on the website. All the 8.15 are on there, 8.30 for the rest of you. Based on feedback from the players we are starting at 8.15 prompt ....

01.08.2018 ...PLAZA FOURS....

Last night saw the semi-finals of the Plaza Fours take place and for the first time we played semi-finals with 3 sides in each. I must say that the night went brilliantly and we have a few 'tweaks' for next years event , when players put their input it shows its a winner.

In the main event Premier leaders Plaza will face Longton Moor ..Plaza (11) beating Longton Snooker (4) and Crompos (3). Longton Moor (8) Players (5) and Plaza Rileys (5).

In the Plate it was Crompos B and Misfits who came through. Crompos B (8) beating Longton Pool (6) and Blacks Head (4). Misfits (8) beating Corner Pin (6) and Spitfires A (4).

Back to league action next week and match 22 and the draws for the OFK will be out after Thursdays meeting.

26.07.2018 ..LEAGUE MATCH 21....

All the stats are now updated , along with the website .

A quick reminder of a busy week in the world of 'Stoke Pool League'

Sunday 29th .. Double Merits ... At Plaza, venue opens at 11.30 for practice. Free entry into Plate for first round losers.

Tuesday 31st July - Plaza Fours .. Delegates are reminded to send your team names (4) through to me by 7.30 so I can prepare the result sheets. All details of how the evening will work was explained at the last meeting and a brief is HERE and its a 8.15 start !!!

Next Thursday we have a league meeting with entry forms available for the 'Birthday Bash'

17.07.2018 ..LEAGUE MATCH 20....

League match 20 and once again its the Afford Division that makes the headlines.  Again we have new leaders as last weeks leaders , Blacks Head suffered a shock home defeat by Cuckoo B , 8-2. With Plaza C winning 6-4 at Corner Pin they once again regain the top spot. To make it more interesting the sides clash next week at Plaza C . Also in the division Spitfires B were 9-1 winners over the Cricketers and Ashwood also won 9-1 at home to Old Sal.

The Premier saw leaders Plaza ease to a 7-3 win over Misfits. Longton Zzz's continue there 'up and down' season beating Players 6-4 at home. Plaza B were 7-3 home winners over Crompos B to move clear in second place. Crompos A were beaten 7-3 at home to Scorpions.

In the Championship the gap at the top was closed to 3 points after leaders Longton Snooker were held to 5-5 draw at Plaza Rileys. Longton Moor went clear second after 6-4 win at Cuckoo. Longton Pool jumped above Wolstanton after winning away at Wolstanton 6-4. Spitfires A moved up a place after beating Nomads 6-4.

Its match 21 next week and the end of the third time around ... home stretch begins in August ...

Don't forget online entry form for the 'Birthday Bash' and with limited numbers the online entries will take precedence.

Its also double merits a week on Sunday (29th) and changes or drop outs please let me know ASAP as the draw will be done next Friday.

12.07.2018 ...BIRTHDAY BASH...

All the details of the league's birthday celebration the 'Birthday Bash' are now available and a online entry form , entry fees will be collected at the league meetings.

Birthday Bash Details

10.07.2018 ...LEAGUE MATCH 19...

It seems a while since we've had a report on the league season...As we reach match 19 , Plaza didn't play tonight as Crompos A were again unable to field 4 players !! but they still gained a further point lead after Plaza B and Players shared a 5-5 draw. Scorpions pulled clear off Longton Zzz's in mid-table after beating them 7-3. At the bottom Misfits secured an away point at Crompos B .

In the Afford Division its hotting up as leaders Plaza C were beaten 6-4 at home to Ashwood and second placed Blacks Head could only manage an away point at The Cricketers, this means Blacks Head  have moved a point clear at the top. Spitfires B were 8-2 winners at Old Sal despite only having 3 players. Cuckoo B recorded a 6-4 home win over Corner Pin.

In the Championship it was a good night for Longton Pool who with a 7-3 home win over Cuckoo A they increased their lead at the top to 4 points after second placed Longton Pool suffered a 7-3 home defeat to Plaza Rileys. The defeat allowed Longton Moor to jump into second place after their 7-3 win over Nomads. And with Wolstanton beating Spitfires A 6-4 , Wolstanton are up to third and Longton Pool down to 4th !!! what a great division ...

Next weeks games see match 20 taking place ...

30.06.2018 ...LEAGUE UPDATE....

A quick update on all the league news ..

Stats for last weeks matches are now available (match 18)

Tuesdays KO Cup last 8 matches have been cancelled due to the England game

The KO last 8 will be played on Tuesday 2nd October

The semis and final therefore will be played on Tuesday 11th December

League meeting on Thursday , and we will be drawing the single merits and the plate.

News of our 40th Birthday celebration .. 'The Birthday Bash' will also be announced.

19.06.2018 ...SINGLE MERITS....

All the results are in and on the relevant pages SINGLES and SINGLES PLATE ... The draws for the next round will be made at the next league meeting (July 5th)

12.06.2018 ...LEAGUE MATCH 17 ....

Match 17 tonight and I think we can safely say the Premier title is over in June ... Leaders Plaza were 6-4 winners over second placed Plaza B to open up a 10 point lead over both Plaza B and Players who were 7-3 winners over relegation threatened Misfits. Bottom side Crompos B picked up an away point at Scorpions in a 5-5 draw. Longton Zzz's picked up a 6-4 win at Crompos A.

In the Afford league ,leaders Blacks Head were held to a 5-5 draw at home to Corner Pin. This enabled Plaza C, 6-4 winners over Spitfires B to regain top spot on frame difference. The Cricketers were beaten 6-4 at home to Ashwood. Cuckoo B eased to a 7-3 win over Old Sal.

In the Championship leaders Longton Snooker recovered from 4-1 down to beat Spitfires 6-4. Longton Moor remain in second after a 6-4 home win over Plaza Rileys. Wolstanton ended their losing streak winning 6-4 at Nomads. Longton Pool ran out 7-3 winners at home to Cuckoo.

Next week its the second round of the Single Merits and the opening rounds of the Singles Plate . A reminder to any players that can't make the match to contact me before 5pm to save your opponent travelling.

05.06.2018 ...LEAGUE MATCH 16 ....

The season is well into the 3rd set of fixtures and tonight Plaza chalked another victory off to stay 8 points clear at the top. An away win at Crompos B by 6-4 was tonight's result. Plaza B stay second, after also recording a 6-4 win over Crompos A. Players are still in third after beating fourth placed Scorpions, again a 6-4 score line. In the relegation battle Misfits and Longton Zzz's shared the points in a 5-5 draw.

The top two in the Championship clashed as leaders Longton Snooker faced Longton Moor. At the end it is now a four point gap after Longton Snooker ran away with the match ,winning 7-3. Longton Pool are up to third after a 6-4 win over Spitfires A. Wolstantons winless run continues, this week they travelled down to the Cuckoo and were easily beaten 7-3. Bottom of the table Nomads recorded a rare away win , beating Plaza Rileys 7-3.

In the Afford League its 'as you were' after leaders Blacks Head were 8-2 victors at Ashwood and Plaza C remain a point behind after they beat Cuckoo B 6-4. Bottom of the pile Old Sal were held to a 5-5 draw by Cricketers Arms , who had to win the last 2 frames to share the points. Corner Pin, 6-4 winners at Spitfires B , leapfrog the Cricketers in the table.

Its league meeting on Thursday with the new look Plaza Fours semi-final draws out. Next weeks fixtures see league match 17 take place.

29.05.2018 ...PLAZA FOURS....

Tonight we saw the new style cup competition reach the last 6 stage ... yes last 6 ... the semi-finals will be contested by 3 teams in each semi-final ...

So to the results , in the main event the top two in the Premier met with Plaza B having home advantage meaning nothing as Plaza were 6-1 winners. Crompos A also recorded an away win , coming from behind to beat Longton Zzz's 6-5. Plaza Rileys made it 3 away wins as they eased past Nomads 6-2. Championship leaders Longton Snooker took a Premier scalp , beating Scorpions 6-5..Players beat Afford League side Cricketers Arms 6-0. In the 'All Championship' battle , it was Longton Moor who complete the semi-final line up winning 6-5 over Wolstanton.

In the Plate the top match was Ashwood at home to Corner Pin and the result turned the form book upside down as the 'Pin' secured a 6-5 win. Misfits were 6-1 winners over Cuckoo B. Spitfires eased to a 6-0 win over Old Sal. Crompos B also are into the last 6 after a 6-2 away win at Spitfires B. Blacks Head and Cuckoo went to the 'wire' with Blacks Head edging it 6-5 at the Cuckoo.

The draw for the Plaza Fours will be at next weeks meeting. Next weeks fixtures see league match 16.

22.05.2018 ...LEAGUE MATCH 15 ....

League match 15 and in the Premier League we had some class pool between leaders Plaza and Players. A total of 6 8-ball clearances in a 8-2 win for Plaza .Plaza B are now 2 points clear in second place after beating Longton Zzz's 7-3.Crompos B have the bragging rights at Crompos after beating the A side 6-4, will they escape relegation ?? Scorpions eased to a easy 8-2 win over Misfits.

In the Championship Longton snooker stay top after a 6-4 win over Nomads. Longton Moor are clear in second after beating Longton Pool , also 6-4. Wolstanton lost their third game since going top in week 12 , tonight it was a home defeat to Plaza Rileys by 6-4.Spitfires A and Cuckoo shared a 5-5 draw.

In the Afford League its all change, Plaza C were held to a 5-5 draw by Cricketers Arms and Blacks Head were 9-1 winners over Old Sal. This moves Blacks Head a point clear. Spitfires B stay third after a 6-4 win over Cuckoo B and Ashwood recorded a 6-4 win over Corner Pin.

Next week its the Plaza Fours  and Plate, a reminder that names must be drawn prior to the match, the order then kept all through the match. Teams can substitute players , one in one out ...but once out, a player can't return. All home sides have been given a result sheet , and there is one to print off on the website also.

15.05.2018 ...LEAGUE MATCH 14 ....

Well its 14 played and 14 to go and tonight all 3 divisions had a 'little twist' . In the Championship the top two clashed at Wolstanton and it was Longton Snooker who came away with a 6-4 win to move two points clear. Longton Pool continue their winning run, this week 6-4 winners at bottom side Nomads. Cuckoo also recorded a 6-4 win, at home to Plaza Rileys.

In the Afford league the two top sides also met ...and the result 6-4 (9 matches by that result tonight) to the home side , Blacks Head over Plaza C...which means both sides are locked at 22pts each... Cuckoo B were 6-4 winners at Cricketers Arms. Corner Pin had a easy 8-2 win over Old Sal. Spitfires B continue a run that's taken them into third place after a 7-3 home win over Ashwood.

In the Premier, Plaza  now have a 8 point lead after edging Scorpions 6-4. With Players losing again 6-4 at Crompos A, this enabled Plaza B , who hammered Misfits 8-2 to move into second place. Bottom side Crompos B recorded a 6-4 win at Longton Zzz's.

Next weeks games are league match 15.

08.05.2018 ...LEAGUE MATCH 13 ....

We returned to league action tonight and all 3 divisions had major developments in the title races'..In total tonight out of the 12 games we had 7 matches ending 7-3 ...

In the Premier, leaders Plaza were 7-3 winners over Misfits. Second placed Players slumped to a 7-3 hammering at home to Longton Zzz's.This opening up a 6 point advantage for Plaza .. Plaza B were 8-2 winners at Crompos B .

In the Championship leaders Wolstanton were beaten 7-3 at Longton Pool. With Longton Snooker drawing 5-5 at home to Plaza Rileys they moved ahead on frame difference. Longton Moor missed a chance to go joint top after a 7-3 home defeat to Cuckoo. Nomads recorded a rare point, which may have been a win but George played last and lost !! in a 5-5 draw with Spitfires A.

In the Afford league leaders Plaza C edged a 6-4 win over Corner Pin and with second placed Blacks Head suffering a 7-3 defeat at Cuckoo B , the Plaza side opened up a 2 point lead.Ashwood stay third after a 8-2 win at Old Sal. Spitfires B stay fourth after a 7-3 win at the Cricketers.

Next week its league match 14 and everyone has played each other home and away ...

03.05.2018 ...MERITS DRAW PLUS AFFORD KO CUP DRAW....

Tonight's busy meeting had the AFFORD KO Cup Draw Here , the second round of the Single merits here and the first round of the Singles Plate here ....

The Single merits has two venues down to one winner and 14 venues with two winners making it down to the last 16 stage. The plate is all best of 5 and one winner at each venue making it down to the last 8.

01.05.2018 ... SINGLE MERITS FIRST ROUND....

The opening round of the single merits was played tonight and all the results are here ... One ex-champion bit the dust and a few other slight surprises ... but in our league and the standard we set is it a surprise ...!!!

The second round draw will be made at Thursdays meeting ..

25.04.2018 ....LEAGUE UPDATE...

The Crescent are now playing from the Plaza Table 5. The merits have been changed to show this.

Single merits next week , one player already out , anymore please let me know before 5pm on the day so I can inform your opponent and save them travelling and you a fine !!

Entries for the One Frame KO and Plate OFK (Championship and Afford players) is open again and its £2 entry .. Entry forms will be out at the next meeting, May 3rd .

24.04.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 12...

Match 12 is all sorted and the Afford League takes up the headlines... On the back of their move from The Crescent to Plaza the league leaders faced a trip to the Ashwood ... Unfortunately they slipped to their first defeat of the season , losing 6-4. Blacks Head took advantage with a 7-3 win over the Cricketers. This means both sides are tied at the top on 20 points. Spitfires B were held to 5-5 draw with the improving Old Sal. Corner Pin had a excellent 8-2 thrashing of Cuckoo B.

The Championship saw leaders Wolstanton drop a point at home to Spitfires A .. With Longton Snooker winning at Cuckoo 6-4 only a point is between the sides and they meet in match 14 ... Longton Moor are only a further point behind after a 7-3 win at Nomads. Biggest result of the night saw Longton Pool beat Plaza Rileys 9-1.

In the Premier leaders Plaza were 7-3 winners over Crompos A. Second placed Players eased to a 7-3 win over Plaza B. Scorpions drew at Longton Zzz's . Misfits moved out of the relegation places with a 8-2 win at home to Crompos B.

Next weeks its the opening round of the Singles merits ... don't forget to text your results or post the score on our facebook page ASAP on the night.

If you cant make it on the night please let me know ...

17.04.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 11...

Match 11 has come and gone and only the Championship saw any developments in the race for the title. Leaders Wolstanton took a 7-3 hammering at the 'draw' specialists Longton Moor, this bringing Longton Moor back into the push for promotion. Plaza Rileys missed a chance to close the gap after they also suffered a 'hammering' 7-3 at Spitfires A. Nomads were pushed further adrift at the bottom after Cuckoo eased to a 7-3 away win.

Its as you were in the Premier Plaza A disposing of Longton Zzz's 7-3, Players beating bottom side Crompos B 6-4 (from 4-3 down) and Plaza B 'crushing' the Scorpions 8-2. Crompos A moved out of the relegation places with a 6-4 win over Misfits , who drop into the bottom two.

The Afford League saw the Crescent beat 2 man Old Sal ... 8-2 ... NO COMMENT ...Blacks Head stay second but have now opened up a 6 point gap after they beat Spitfires B 7-3. Ashwood lost ground after a 6-4 defeat at Cuckoo B. Corner Pin picked up a point on their travels to the Cricketers Arms...

Next weeks action is league match 12 ...

10.04.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 10...

Tonight's games saw match 10 take place and Plaza took a giant step towards the title with a 6-4 win over Plaza B. Second placed Players only had 3 players and dropped a point in a 5-5 draw with Misfits. This opens up a 4 point gap at the top. Crompos A had the result of the night winning 6-4 away to Longton Zzz's with only 3 players !!!

In the Championship Wolstanton also have opened up a 4 point lead ,with a 6-4 home win over Nomads , coupled with Plaza Rileys drawing at home to ..... yep you guessed Longton Moor. Longton Snooker took advantage and moved into second after hammering Spitfires A 8-2. Cuckoo were defeated 6-4 at home to Longton Pool.

In the Afford league The Crescent stay top after a 6-4 win at Spitfires B. Blacks Head stay 2 points adrift of the leaders after a 6-4 win at Corner Pin. Ashwood closed in on on third place after they had a 7-3 win over the Cricketers. Cuckoo B were 8-2 winners at Old Sal ..

Next weeks action is league match 11 ...

05.04.2018 ....SINGLES & PLAZA FOURS DRAWS....

The opening singles merits draw is available on the stats page. The venues will on the singles merits page over the weekend. The second round draw of the Plaza Fours is also out and available on its page ..

UPDATE :- Venues and draw

03.04.2018 ....AFFORD KO CUP & PLATE....

The Afford KO Cup second round took place tonight and it was 'a walk in the park' for the 'big boys' . Premier leaders Plaza recorded a 5-0 win over Cuckoo and second placed Players ,showed the 'gulf in class' as they also eased to a 5-0 win over Championship leaders Wolstanton. Plaza B overcame a tricky trip to Longton Zzz's with a 5-1 win. Longton Moor moved into the last 8 after beating Nomads.

In the opening round of the Plate 'favourites' Scorpions were 5-2 winners at Blacks Head. Plaza Rileys were 5-1 winners over Old Sal . Spitfires won bragging rights after a easy 5-1 win over Spitfires B. Crompos A had a walkover after The Crescent failed to field a side !!!!

We are back in league action next week (match 10) and a reminder that there is a league meeting on Thursday when we will be drawing the opening round of the Single Merits.

27.03.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 9....

Tonights games saw the first 10-0 whitewash , a first league win and a first league defeat ...In the Premier Plaza continue their fine form with a 10-0 win over Crompos B, the first 10-0 of the season in any division. Players stay second after easing to 7-3 away win over Scorpions. This allowed Plaza B to move into third after a 7-3 win at Crompos A. Misfits were 7-3 winners at Longton Zzz's, to move out of the the bottom two !!!

In the Championship leaders Wolstanton were 8-2 winners at home to Cuckoo. Longton Moor saw their unbeaten league record go after losing 7-3 at home to Longton Snooker and droping down to fourth with Longton Snooker moving into third. Plaza Rileys dropped a point at bottom of the table Nomads , Plaza Rileys stay second but now 3 points behind Wolstanton. Spitfires A were 6-4 winners at Longton Pool.

In the Afford Division there is only one thing to report .... The Old Sal are off the mark !!!! not only getting points on the table but a win 6-4 at the Cricketers ... The Crescent continue to set the pace with a 9-1 win at Cuckoo B and remain two points clear of Blacks Head, who were 7-3 home winners over Ashwood ..Spitfires B stay third after a 6-4 win at Corner Pin.

Next weeks action sees the Afford KO Cup second round take place (DRAW HERE).. a reminder that the single merits will be drawn at next weeks meeting and therefore any late entries will be taken until Tuesday evening ..

20.03.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 8....

Off we go second time around and some things never change ..Plaza stay top ... Misfits lose !!! Another leader in the Championship ... Longton Moor draw ... And Old Sal can't get a point ....But its all good fun in our league ...

In the Premier , Plaza ran out 7-3 winners at their closest rivals Players by a emphatic 7-3 score line. Plaza B missed a chance to close in on second place , after a 5-5 home draw with Longton Zzz's.Scorpions were 7-3 winners 'away' at relegation threatened Misfits !! Result of the night in the Premier has just landed as Crompos B are 'off the mark' beating Crompos A 6-4 ....

The Championships top two met at Plaza Rileys and a great comeback from Wolstanton , from 4-3 down to win 6-4 moved them to the top of the league. Longton Moor stay third after a 5-5 draw with Longton Pool. Longton Snooker had the biggest win of the night 'hammering' Nomads 8-2 . Spitfires A and Cuckoo shared a 5-5 draw at the Cuckoo.

The Afford League is as you were with The Crescent rolling on with a 7-3 home win over Cricketers. Blacks Head stay second with a win at Old Sal 7-3. Spitfires B are up to third after a 7-3 win at home to Cuckoo B. The 'derby' between Ashwood and Corner Pin ended in a 5-5 draw ...

I've finally got all the registration sheets with the One Frame KO entries in !! a few fines lol ..(All Plaza sides as well !!!) so I will be updating the competition, plus all the stats tommorrow ...

13.03.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 7....

So we all have played each other, league match 7 is done and each table tells a different story. In the Premier, Plaza brushed aside Scorpions by 7-3 and Players edged a 6-4 over Crompos A as the top stays the same. Plaza B are into third after a easy 7-3 win over Misfits. Longton Zzz's got back to winning ways with a close 6-4 win over Crompos B.

The Championship has yet another leader as Plaza Rileys eased to a 9-1 win over Cuckoo to move to the top on frame difference. Wolstanton are second after a 6-4 away win at Longton Snooker. Previuos leaders Longton Moor had another 5-5 draw and drop down to third after sharing the points with Spitfires A. Bottom side Nomads picked up a point with a 5-5 draw at Longton Pool.

The Afford League saw the top 2, The Crescent and Blacks Head ,share the points in a 5-5 draw and with a bit of controversy thrown in !!! The Cricketers missed a chance to close in after a 6-4 defeat at Cuckoo B.Ashwood suffered a 6-4 home defeat to Spitfires B and Corner Pin won the battle at the bottom beating Old Sal away 8-2.

Next week its the league again and match 8.

11.03.2018 ....MERITS ENTRIES....

All the merits entries are on their relevant pages, Singles , Doubles , OFK 18 and OFK the Championship . (And on our stats page)

We have 67 entries in the singles, which will be drawn at the next meeting.
The Doubles has 23 entries, the draw for this will be done the week prior to the event.
Both competitions will have entries accepted until the draw has been done and is £5 to enter (Doubles per pair)

The OFK18 has 41 entries and is double elimanation again this year. The draw will be made the week prior to the event and is now £2 to enter.
OFK The Championship for players in the Championship and Afford League has 33 entries , this also will be a double elimanation. The draw for this also will be made the week prior to the event and also £2 to enter now.

A reminder of the league rules that any entrants that is unable to play in these events must inform me 24 hours before the event or be fined.

10.03.2018 ....ROBERT PEEL....

The Robert Peel have moved to the Old Sal in Longton , 170 Heathcote St, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5SN .

06.03.2018 ....PLAZA FOURS KO....

A new competition, which as you will see will have a totally different format !! should be interesting .. Tonight we had the first round and only one match went the full 11 frames, with Longton Zzz's avoiding a upset in beating Spitfires 6-5. The stars of the night were Longton Snooker from the Championship who disposed of Crompos B 6-1 .. Premier leaders Plaza eased through against Premier strugglers Misfits 6-1 .. Championship leaders Longton Moor also moved into round two with a 6-3 away win at Blacks Head. Afford League leaders The Crescent suffered their first defeat at the hands of Plaza B , 6-2.

All the results are here PLAZA FOURS ..

Software issues tonight , if you check the stats (plaza fours) a couple of games have been reversed ... as soon as I get the database back from the database doctor I’ll update everything ...

League meeting Thursday and all merit entries must be in ...

28.02.2018 ....LEAGUE UPDATE ....

To Answer a few quetions that I have had ...

All the tables and stats are now updated , a reminder that its the home sides that MUST send the result sheet via Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger or text ... AND the away side MUST text the result through as well.... This makes the league more efficent .. My Job easier and then saves you bringing sheets to the meeting ...

Its the Plaza Fours next week ... basically the same as the sixes but with 4 a side ... Teams must draw the names out and you can substitute players one in one out after session one.. Once out they must stay out though ...Matches are best of 11 ..(First to six and matches do not have to be played out)

Next Thursday (8th) is league meeting ... This probably the busiest meeting night ... Here's whats needed

We need Registration sheets ... and monies .. £5 per player including FREE entry into the OFK ...
Please state NO if you dont want to enter !!!

Championship and Afford League sides ... Players have a choice for free entry ...
Please state which one they want to use their free entry on .. OFK or OFK Championship

Merits Entry sheet ... £5 per player (including free entry to the plate ...should you need it !!!)

We will also be doing the second round draws of the Afford KO Cup and the Plaza Fours ...

27.02.2018 ....LEAGUE MATCH 6 ....

February comes to a close and we are 6 matches in on the season and still its close in all leagues. The Premier leaders Plaza were 6-4 victors over the Misfits. Players stay a point behind after they eased to a 7-3 win over early leaders Longton Zzz's.Scorpions are in third only 2 points behind the leaders after a 6-4 away win at Crompos A. Plaza B are in fourth after the biggest win of the night 8-2 at home to Crompos B.

The Championship have a new leader ... (With a late result pending) Longton Moor were 6-4 winners at Cuckoo to gain top spot .. this after leaders Wolstanton were on the end of a 8-2 thrashing by Longton Pool. Nomads are now bottom after Spitfires A beat them 6-4 .

The Afford league saw The Crescent stay top after a close 6-4 away win at Corner Pin (winning the last 3 frames) .Blacks Head are joint second with Ashwood two points behind the leaders, Blacks Head 6-4 winners over Cuckoo B and Ashwood 7-3 over Robert Peel.Spitfires B and 'The Cricketers' shared a 5-5 draw ..

Its the Plaza Fours next week and a reminder that players are 'drawn out' ....

25.02.2018 ....VENUE CHANGE ....

Cross Keys have moved venues ... They will be playing from the Cricketers Arms , Oakamoor, ST10 3AB.

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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