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15.05.2019 ..PREMIER MATCH 14 & OFK....

Last nights action saw the Premier have a 'little twist' with leaders Plaza only managing a 5-5 draw away at Longton Pool . Plaza B were 6-4 victors over Green Baize and now sit only 3 points behind the leaders at the halfway stage.

In the Championship OFK, 46 players entered the event and by the time we got to the last 8 stage , most of the league's top individuals (according to the stats !!!) had departed the competition ... that's One Frame Pool ... So to the final it was Scott Brannan who came out on top beating Steve Glover in the final ... Congratulations to our first winner of the season ...

08.05.2019 ..LEAGUE UPDATE....

All the fixtures for the Championship and the Afford divisions are now available. League tables have also been done ...

Championship OFK will take place next Tuesday 8.15 start .. Its once again double elimination ....Tables are available for practice from 7pm (tables 3-10)  ..

The Premier game between Scorpions and Longton Zzz's has been switched to Longton Snooker to accommodate the OFK at Plaza.

We will be streaming the event via our facebook page , Paul Ward is commentating and I'm sure we will have a few 'guests' to discuss the games alongside him !!!

07.05.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 13....

League match 13 and its nearly halfway in the Premier and its time for the 'Championship Split' .. In the Championship leaders Cuckoo A were held to 5-5 draw by third placed Longton Moor. Second placed Wolstanton were unable to take advantage as they slipped to a 6-4 home defeat against Seabridge. Cuckoo Rileys moved into third place after a 8-2 away win at Old Sal.

The new Championship and Afford fixtures will be out tomorrow ..

In the Premier , leaders Plaza had a bye so the the 'chasers ' Plaza B and Green Baize had chance to close the gap. That they both did , Green Baize hammering Misfits 8-2, Misfits now slump to the foot of the league, Plaza B edged out Scorpions 6-4. Longton Zzz's and Longton Pool shared a 5-5 draw ..

Match 14 in the Premier next week and its the Championship OFK at Plaza 8.15 start.

04.05.2019 ..MEETING UPDATE....

At Thursdays meeting a major decision was made regarding the 'Championship Split',  the Singles Merits and Plate draws, OFK entry plus details of the next league meeting.

 Full Draw is here ...Single Merits 2019 ...

 Full Draw is here ...Singles Plate 2019...

The Championship split was confirmed as happening on Tuesday May 21st , the division will be split into 2 divisions of 7 teams. Such a shame that we refused entry to 2 sides after our start now ....

The fixtures will 'hopefully' be live next week .. and a new 'stats' page to incorporate the change will also be introduced to the website.

The Championship OFK will be played on Tuesday 14th May at Plaza with a 8.15 start time .. 44 entries were received on Thursday night and a full list is available

The next league meeting due for Thursday 6th June is now to be 13th June due to England playing Holland in the Nations Cup semi-final .. 

30.04.2019 ..SINGLES MERITS ROUND 1....

All the results from the single merits are now available on the single merits page. The draw for the second round will be done at Thursdays meeting.

All the losers from the first round are entitled to enter the plate free of charge, I will be contacting delegates ASAP to confirm entries...

23.04.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 12....

Match 12 tonight threw up some strange fixtures in the Championship, the top 8 all clashed and the bottom 6 also clashed ,giving them a chance of recording some well needed points.
Leaders Cuckoo A travelled to Spitfires A , who started the night 3 points behind the leaders.. In a tight match Cuckoo A clinched the final 3 frames to record a 6-4 win. Wolstanton eased past Cuckoo B 7-3. Longton Moor though were beaten 6-4 by Cuckoo Rileys and now drop 2 points behind the 'joint' leaders Cuckoo A and Wolstanton.
At the bottom of the table Spitfires B moved up a place after a 8-2 win over Old Sal.

In the Premier, the top 3 sides all recorded wins and in the 30 frames their were eight 8-ball clearances ... including  Adam Davis recording  three 8-balls from 3 frames !!!!

Leaders Plaza were 7-3 winners away at Misfits. Plaza B recorded a 6-4 win at Longton Pool and Green Baize also won away, at Scorpions, by 7-3 .. meaning its as you were in the Premier.

Next week its the First Round of the Single Merits .. 50 players are setting out to win the title and £200 in cash.. Question is , Can anyone stop Adam Davis from making it 3 years on the bounce ??? Full Draw is here ...Single Merits 2019 ...
Can all winners please text or message the results through , text, messenger , whatsapp or the Facebook page will do ...

16.04.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 11....

League match 11 and the Championship lead is a 3-way tie at the top. Leaders Longton Moor were beaten 6-4 at home to Spitfires A and with Cuckoo A 9-1 winners over Corner Pin A and Wolstanton 8-2 over Ashwood , all 3 sides are level on 18 points. Nomads 7-3 winners over Cuckoo B are only 2 points behind the three leaders.

In the Premier Plaza got back to winning ways, 8-2 over a depleted Longton Zzz's side. Green Baize were 7-3 victors over Longton Pool and Scorpions eased to a 8-2 win over Misfits.

All the results are on their appropriate page. Next week its match 12

09.04.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 10....

Match number 10 tonight and the Premier league may not be over yet (as I thought). Leaders Plaza were beaten 6-4 by second placed Plaza B and the lead is only 4 points. Misfits climbed off the bottom of the table after a 6-4 home win over Longton Zzz's.

In the Championship leaders Cuckoo A were beaten 6-4 at the Seabridge, this allowing Longton Moor, 6-4 victors at Corner Pin A, to return to the top of the table. Wolstanton closed the gap in 3rd after a 7-3 win at Old Sal. Nomads recorded a 9-1 win at Ashwood to move into fourth spot with only four points splitting the top 4.

Next week its match 11 ...

05.04.2019 ..MEETING UPDATE.....

At last nights busy meeting we did the draw for the Single merits , the draw for the Plaza Fours , distributed OFK forms ...

Due to a few missing championship teams the OFK19 -The Championship ,that will be played on Tuesday May 14th , now has the entry form on our 'Forms' page , which is on the Admin drop menu ...Page here

The single merits is also out , just awaiting the draw for venues .. Single Merits

And finally the Plaza Fours and Plate Draw ....Draw here

02.04.2019 ..AFFORD KO CUP 2ND ROUND.....

The Afford KO cup tonight featured 3 games with 5 byes. Plaza B showed no mercy as they hammered Nomads 6-1. Misfits were 6-2 victors at Cuckoo Rileys. The 'big match' featured Cuckoo A v Cuckoo B , Championship leaders Cuckoo A were expecting a easy passage but thats not pool ... as at 5-5 it went to a blackball shootout and we await the 'facebook' posting as Cuckoo B were 3-2 winners in the shootout ..

In the Plate Corner Pin A had a walkover and Seabridge were at home to Corner Pin B in a close fought game. The 'Pin' led 2-0 , then Seabridge fought back to lead 3-2 ...  Then it swung 5-3 to the Pin only for the Seabridge to win the last 2 frames to take it to a blackball shootout. It was the Seabridge that held their nerve to win 4-3 in the shoot out to move into round 2.

In a re-arranged league game , brought forward from next week, Longton Pool shared a 5-5 draw with Scorpions.

26.03.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 9.....

Tonight we saw Match 9 take place and in the Premier the match to end the season as a competitive league saw Plaza win 7-3 at Green Baize, to move 6 points clear after only 8 games. Longton Pool moved off the bottom place after a 7-3 win over Misfits, meaning Misfits replace them at the bottom. Plaza B were 6-4 winners over Longton Zzz's.

In the Championship the top 5 all recorded wins, leaders Cuckoo A eased to a win over Cuckoo B 7-3, Longton Moor were also were victors by 7-3, over Seabridge. Wolstanton recorded a 9-1 home win over Spitfires B. Spitfires A were 6-4 winners over Corner Pin A and Nomads secured a 7-3 home win over Old Sal. Cricketers moved up the table for the second week after a 7-3 win at home to Ashwood.

A reminder next Tuesday its the Second Round of the Afford KO Cup, only a few games due to the byes ... 3 matches in the main event and 2 in the Plate. All the draw are HERE ...

20.03.2019 ..OFK THE CHAMPIONSHIP.....

Due to unforeseen circumstances the OFK Championship will be played on Tuesday May 14th 8pm start at Plaza . Entry forms will be out at the next league meeting on April 4th. We will once again be playing double elimination and entry fee will be £2. Their will therefore be no 'Championship' games that night.

The main OFK 19 will now be played on Tuesday August 27th and entry will be online in June , entry for this one is FREE ...

19.03.2019 .. LEAGUE MATCH 8.....

Match 8 tonight and at the top of the Premier League , Plaza, now have a 5 point lead. After winning the last 3 frames against Scorpions for a  6-4 win , second placed Green Baize were hammered 7-3 by Longton Zzz's, to leave Plaza sitting happy at the top. Msfits and Plaza B shared the points in a 5-5 draw.

In the Championship we have new leaders. Cuckoo B held leaders Longton Moor to a 5-5 draw , giving Cuckoo A the chance to go top and they did in style winning 9-1 at the Ashwood.. Wolstanton stay third following a 8-2 win at Corner Pin B. Cricketers Arms were 8-2 winners at Old Sal to move up a couple of positions in the table.

All the results are on their relevant page ..

12.03.2019 .. LEAGUE MATCH 7.....

In tonight's game the Premier reached the end of 'session 1' . All teams have met and leaders Plaza have now got a 3 point cushion. Tonight they eased passed Longton Pool 8-2 . Second placed Green Baize took a 7-3 thrashing at Plaza B. Longton Zzz's moved off the bottom of the table after easing past Scorpions 8-2.

In the Championship Longton Moor remain in top spot after beating Ashwood 8-2. Cuckoo A stay a point behind after they also recorded a 8-2 win , over Old Sal. Wolstanton moved into third after a 7-3 win over Cuckoo Rileys. Spitfires A are down to fourth after being held 5-5 by Cuckoo B.

A quick reminder that I'm still taking Merits entries ...Up to the end of the month..

10.03.2019 .. ADAM DAVIS AGAIN.....

At the league's 2018 presentation, Adam Davis retained his single merits title , beating John Price 5-1 in the final. The final was well attended and entries are now coming in for this seasons competition.

08.03.2019 .. ALAN BROWN .....

The funeral of Alan Brown ,will be taking place on Monday 25th March, 12 noon at Carmountside. The league will be represented by all the committee and hopefully many players, both past and present who shared my affection for this lovely man.

08.03.2019 .. DOUBLE MERITS SUNDAY JULY 28th.....

The date has been confirmed as Sunday July 28th. Please accept my apology for the date mix up , I blame the English Pool Association !!! Entries remain open for this until the next meeting . Any players who can't make this date can be refunded if done at the April meeting.

08.03.2019 .. AFFORD KO CUP DRAW .....

The second round of the Afford KO cup draw is available on its relevant page plus the opening round of the Afford KO Plate.

05.03.2019 .. PLAZA FOURS FIRST ROUND .....

The opening round of the Plaza Fours was played tonight and all the Premier sides that faced Championship opposition moved into the second round. The closest to a upset saw Seabridge take Scorpions all the way before losing the final frame for a 6-5 Scorpions win. Reigning champions Plaza recorded the only whitewash of the night ,thrashing Misfits 6-0. Five teams recorded 6-1 wins, Wolstanton, Spitfires A , Cuckoo A , Longton Zzz's and Plaza B.

All the results are on the Plaza Fours page and the stats have been updated.

A reminder for the rest of the week ... league meeting on Thursday , where all registration sheets, Singles and Double merits have to be in and the big 'match up' on Friday at the presentation as Adam Davis and John Price meet in the Singles merits final .. Tickets will be available at the league meeting.

26.02.2019 .. LEAGUE MATCH 6.....

Tonight we had match 6 take place and we now have every team off the mark with at least one win. Longton Zzz's got points on the board with a 7-3 away win over Longton Pool. Green Baize moved a point behind leaders Plaza after a 6-4 win at Misfits. Scorpions and Plaza B shared the points after a 5-5 draw.

In the Championship its Longton Moor who remain in top spot after a 7-3 win at Old Sal. Cuckoo A remain a point behind after a 8-2 win at Spitfires B. Spitfires A remain in third after they also had an away win , beating Ashwood 6-4.

All the results are on their relevant league page ..

A reminder its a big week in the league next week , as we have the opening round of the Plaza Fours on Tuesday , a league meeting on Thursday , where all registration sheets, Singles and Double merits have to be in and the big 'match up' on Friday at the presentation as Adam Davis and John Price meet in the Singles merits final .. Tickets will be available at the league meeting ...

19.02.2019 .. 2018 PRESENTATION .....

Tickets are available for the Presentation on Friday March 8th . The single merits final between the 2018 top 2 ranked players Adam Davis and John Price will take centre stage. The match will be starting at 8pm , tickets are available now.

19.02.2019 .. LEAGUE MATCH 5.....

Match 5 has been and gone and Plaza have opened up a 3 point lead at the top of the Premier. A 8-2 win tonight over Misfits and Green Baize drawing at home to Scorpions gives them a 'cushion' as they miss next weeks game. Longton Pool continue to impress after their promotion, tonight a 5-5 draw with Plaza B.

In the Championship there was a lot of high scores, every match 7-3 or 8-2. Longton Moor stay top after  beating Spitfires B 7-3. Cuckoo A are just a point behind after beating Corner Pin B 8-2. Spitfires A are up to third after a 7-3 home win over Old Sal. Corner Pin A were the big movers , off the bottom of the table, with a 8-2 win over Ashwood.

All the scores are on their relevant page.

12.02.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 4.....

League match 4 saw the only side with a 100% record crumble to defeat and two sides get their first points of the season and yet another leader in the Championship.

The Premier has now got the only side without a point as Longton Zzz's were beaten 7-3 by leaders Plaza. Green Baize were 6-4 winners at Longton Pool and Scorpions eased to a 8-2 win over Misfits.

This weeks Championship headlines were made by Old Sal and Cricketers Arms both getting their first points. Old Sal 6-4 home winners over Corner Pin A and Cricketers who were 7-3 winners at Nomads. Longton Moor moved top after edging a 6-4 win over Corner Pin B. The only 100% side in the league Cuckoo B came down with a bang , losing 9-1 away to Cuckoo Rileys.

Next weeks games see match 5 taking place ... 

07.02.2019 ..PLAZA FOURS ROUND ONE DRAW.....

The draw for the opening round of the Plaza Fours is available on its page ...

05.02.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 3.....

Match 3 has been and gone and Plaza showed no mercy in beating last years runners up Plaza B 8-2. Misfits made it 2 wins from 3 as they were 6-4 victors over Longton Zzz's. Scorpions are now on the board after a 6-4 win over Longton Pool.

In the Championship, Longton Moor, Corner Pin B and Cuckoo A all lost their 100% records, Longton Moor drawing 5-5 at home to Wolstanton, Corner Pin B losing 8-2 at Spitfires A and Cuckoo A ,8-2 lose, at home to Nomads. This left Cuckoo B the only 100% side in either league after a 7-3 home win over Ashwood. Seabridge recorded their first win with a 8-2 home win over Old Sal. Also off the mark was Corner Pin A after a 5-5 home draw with Spitfires B.

Full results and next weeks fixtures are on their appropriate page.

A quick reminder that presentation tickets are available at Thursdays meeting , priced £2.

29.01.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 2.....

League match Two was completed tonight and the first clash between , who many believe will be one and two at the end of the season. Green Baize led 5-3 over reigning champions Plaza only for the champions to scrap a 5-5 draw. Plaza B bounced back with a 8-2 away hammering of Longton Zzz's. Longton Pool eased into Premier life with a conclusive 6-4 win at Misfits.

In the Championship we had wins for Cuckoo A, Longton Moor, Spitfires B and Corner Pin B in their 'derby' v Corner Pin A by 6-4 . Wolstanton and Spitfires A shared a 5-5 draw ...

All the results are now on the relevant page.

22.01.2019 ..LEAGUE MATCH 1.....

The 2019 season is underway ... and reigning champions Plaza got off to a flier beating Scorpions 7-3 , which included 4 eight ball clearances. Green Baizes' welcome return to the league saw them edge a 6-4 win over Longton Zzz's. Misfits caused a upset beating last seasons runners up Plaza B 6-4.

Unfortunately only 7 sides in the Premier this year , its a case of quality over quantity for this season.

So to the Championship and we have 14 sides playing for the title. Wolstanton will be the early leaders after a 9-1 win over Corner Pin A. In the Cuckoo 'derby' the A side easily beat Cuckoo Rileys 7-3. Cuckoo B were 6-4 winners at home to Spitfires B. Ashwood also recorded a 6-4 win over Old Sal.

All the results are now on their relevant page.

Next week its League match 2...

17.01.2019 ..CROSS KEYS ON THE MOVE.....

Cross Keys have moved back to the Cricketers Arms in the Championship.

15.01.2019 ..AFFORD KO CUP FIRST ROUND.....

All the results are on the Afford KO page...Next weeks fixtures are on their relevant page .. Two divisions this year ..... and whose you 10p on for the titles ....

08.01.2019 ..AFFORD KO CUP FIRST ROUND.....

Well we are off and running with the 2019 season , the draw for the opening round of the Afford KO Cup is below.

A quick reminder that the KO cup is 10 singles and a 'blackball' shoot out should it be 5-5 ..

Afford KO Cup
Cross Keys v Green Baize
Seabridge v Cuckoo B
Spitfires B V Cuckoo A
Plaza B v  Spitfires A
Longton Moor v Wolstanton
Ashwood v Misfits
Plaza  v Old Sal
Longton Pool v Corner Pin B
Scorpions v Nomads
Cuckoo Rileys v Corner  Pin A
Longton Zzz's  v Bye
To Be Played Tuesday 15th January

24.12.2018 ..YOU TUBE VIDEOS ...

I've added 5 team videos from the end of season games onto You Tube, about 35 in total for the season , thanks to Michael Davies at the Plaza for enabling this with his set up ..

For the other videos please search Stoke Pool League .. and don't forget to subscribe ...

  Afford KO Cup Final
Plaza v Longton Snooker
  Afford KO Cup Semi
Plaza B v Plaza
  Complete Accident Repair Trophy Semi
Plaza B v Longton Zzz's
  One Stop Computers Cup
Scorpions v Longton Pool
  Plaza Fours Plate
Misfits v Crompos B

23.12.2018 ..KEY CALENDAR DATES ...

With the result at the AGM on whether the Single merits dates can be re-arranged (lost by 10 votes to 7) the key dates for next season are ...

Tuesday 30th April Single merits First round

Tuesday 18th June Single merits Second round

Tuesday 10th September Single merits Third round

Tuesday 12th November Single merits last 8

Double Merits is once again being played on a Sunday , July 21st this year..

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

22.12.2018 .....2018 ROLL OF HONOUR ...

The roll of honour for the merits is below, don't forget the Single Merits final will be at the presentation, 8pm start between Adam Davis and John Price , best of 9 frames on Friday March 8th.

Our league 'official' bookie Micky D has the match priced at Adam 1/2 and John at 7/4 ..

Whose won what is below ... don't forget next season the One Frame KO, Singles Plate and Doubles Plate are all free entry ....

Adam Davis Or John Price 
Singles Plate
Winner      Liam Flaherty    
Runners Up       Rob Edgerton       
Winners  -  Adam Davis / Carl Hough
Runners Up - Sean Simpson / Kieron McDonald
Doubles Plate
Winners  -  John Price / Neil Jones
Runners Up - George Bradbury /Tony Hazledine
One Frame KO
  Winner    Lee Walker   
Runners Up   Sean Cooper       
Championship OFK
   Winner   Jason Price    
  Runners Up   Chris Kelsall   

21.12.2018 .....AGM NEWS ...

21 sides so far ...

Plaza Wolstanton Spitfires B
Plaza B Spitfires A Cuckoo B
Players Cuckoo Rileys Corner Pin A
Scorpions Blacks Head Old Sal
Longton Zzz's Nomads Corner Pin B
Misfits Cuckoo A Cross Keys
Longton Pool Ashwood Seabridge

20.12.2018 .....AGM NEWS ...

At the 2019 AGM two rules were changed... The Afford KO Cup will be played over 10 frames and a black ball shootout if the scores are level. The One Frame KO will be free entry for registered players , the Championship One Frame KO will be £2 entry ..
All rules will be available on the new look website next week.

The merits continue to have free entry in the plate giving extra value for the players. Sponsors for the new season have also been confirmed, Plaza the finals venue, Afford Rent-a-Car , One Stop Computers, Complete Accident Repair and Trent Trophies will sponsor our cups. Neil Jones is continuing to sponsor the merits .. A big thank you to all..

Presentation is confirmed for Friday March 8th at Longton Snooker Club.

We have a couple of spaces for new sides if anyone wants to join our league.

The next meeting will Tuesday January 8th and the 2019 season will start on 15th January.

20.12.2018 .....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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