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30.05.24 - FINALS ...

A quick update on the finals update , dates are now set in stone , start times may change ...just need to see outcomes of the semi-finals in thr singles plate and championship play-offs before setting dates and times. The season will finish on Tuesday August 6th with Plaza 3's finals .2025 AGM will be late August and we will start in September ..

Tuesday 16th July 
One Stop Computers Cup Plate Final
Plaza Pussy Patrol v Bank Shot Bandits
Afford KO Cup Final
Plaza Rileys v Smallthorne Vics
Championship Play Off Semi-Final
Plaza Rejects v Lambourne
Tuesday 23rd July 
Singles Plate
Please Note 7pm Start
Ant Shaw v Alex Batchelor
Tony Hazledine v Luke Williams
One Stop Computers Cup Final
8,15 Start
Longton Pool  v Smallthorne Vics
Afford KO Cup Plate Final
8.30 Start
Plaza Rejects v Lambourne
Championship Play Off Semi-Finals
8.30 Start
Nomads  v Bank Shot Bandits
Plaza Pussy Patrol v Renegades
Tuesday 30th July 
Single Merits Final 8.30 Start
Lee Whitfield  v Adam Davis
Double Merits Final
Tom Middleton v Steve Prince 
John Hurst Lee Walker
Doubles Plate Final
Luke Williams v Rob Taylor
Brett Yale Adam Wright
Singles Plate Final
Shaw/Batchelor v Hazledine/Williams
To Be Confirmed
Championship Play-Off Finals x 2
All 8.15 starts unless stated

 

19.05.24 - PLAZA THREES RULES ...

Plaza Threes
4 Sessions of 3 frames - All matches must be played out
Reserves - Each team can have 3 reserves / Floaters as I call them.
If one of the original first session players is replaced --- They can come back into the match BUT must go in their ORIGINAL position (1,2, or 3) It maybe that the reserve plays the same person - Sorry-
Match start time is still 8.15pm
All other league rules apply - Lag each frame etc..
The top 2 in each group will qualify for the finals of each section.
Should teams be level on points it will go on frames won followed by head-to-head .

16.05.24 - LEAGUE UPDATE  ...

Matches confirmed for the Championship Play-Offs

Group A - Semi-Final
Nomads v Bank Shot Bandits - Tuesday 23rd July
Plaza Rejects v Lambourne - Tuesday 28th May

Group B - SemiFinal
Corner Pin v Florence - Tuesday 21st May
Plaza Pussy Patrol v Renegades - Tuesday 23rd July

Tuesday 21st May - All Doubles Plate matches

Tuesday 21st May - Single Merits Semi-Finals (Streamed)

24.04.24 - LEAGUE CHAMPIONS  ...

Plaza were last night crowned league champions for 2024 . With 3 games spare they have 'bossed' the league from start to finish. Congratulations from the committee and all teams on achieving their third title consecutively.

11.04.24 - MERITS UPDATES  ...

Singles Tuesday 21st May 

Daz Lightfoot v Lee Whitfield - 8pm 

Adam Davis v Andy Cragg - Not before 9pm


Doubles Tuesday 30th July

Lee Walker / Steve Prince v John Hurst / Tom Middleton

 

Singles Plate Date TBC

Ant Shaw v Alex Batchelor

Tony Hazledine v Luke Williams

 

Doubles Plate (Last 8)   Tuesday 21st May (Down to Final)

Paul Ward & Tony Hazledine

Sean Cooper & Javed Iqbal   

Rob Taylor & Adam Wright   

George Bradbury & Gaz Roberts

Luke Williams & Brett Yale

Carl Holdham & Raz Khalifa  

Andy Carnall & Lyn Carnall    

Wes Jervis & Connor Blackhurst

11.04.24 - TOP 64 Players at Present ...

This includes ALL matches

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08.04.24 - RULES PLEASE READ ...

At last nights meeting these were found to be re-adressed to all players . The league will not disgress from the internal rules.

16. No postponements Allowed – Teams can play with a minimum of 2 players. Teams may bring a match forward with authorisation of the secretary.

53. Each team must pay £5 draw money per meeting: - August to July 6 meetings per season
54. Teams must attend league meetings £5 fine for not attending plus £5 draw money
55. Two apologies ONLY Allowed but draw money must be paid at next attended meeting

57. Teams falling £15 behind in draw money are deducted one league point.

66. Should a team not be present at the League Presentation (50% registered players allowed) trophies will not be awarded. The league has the right to withhold, re-use , donate and destroy. The trophies are the ‘property’ of the league until awarded (Trophies have been donated to local lads and dads side)

70. The Committee have the power to ban/suspend/refuse signatory or fine any Team/Player who brings the League into disrepute. The committee have the powers to ban any player they feel necessary who has verbally abused any member of the committee.
71. If a player deliberately strikes/thumps the table in anger (usually immediately following a bad shot) then this is deemed contrary to the spirit of the game and the frame is immediately forfeited and awarded to the opponent. (As per EPA rule)
72. If a player deliberately interferes with the movements of the balls, other than normal striking of the cue ball, at any time during the game then this is deemed contrary to the spirit of the game and the frame is immediately forfeited and awarded to the opponent. This includes catching of the white ball before it enters a pocket ...

03.04.24 - PLAZA THREES ENTRIES AT NEXT MEETING ...

Format will be 4 sets of 3 , 12 frames in total .

Group matches - seeding on league finishes -
Groups will be of 4 teams at least (if 4 will be playing home and away v each other)

Top 2 will qualify for final

Entry fee is free - Medals to the winners

Entries to be in at April meeting

03.04.24 - END OF SEASON DATES ...

We are still on target to finish the season on Tuesday 30th July . And a new season is expected to start on Tuesday September 9th. (AGM Tuesday September 2nd)

Dates (subject to change dependant on players qualifying for more than one competition)

Tuesday April 16th - Doubles played down to final - Plate down to last 8

Tuesday May 21st - Singles Semi-Finals - Doubles Plate 8 down to final - Championship Play-Offs Semis

Tuesday May 28th - One Stop Computers Semi-Final - Championship Play-Offs Semis

July 16th - One Stop Computers Final - Championship Play Off Finals - Plaza 3s Finals

July 23rd - KO & Plate Finals - Singles Plate Semi-finals - Plaza 3's Finals - Championship Play-Off Finals

July 30th - Singles / Doubles Finals plus any outstanding finals - SEASON OVER

03.04.24 - NEW COMPETITION FORMAT ...

Next week the championship is split creating two new competitions to finish the season with . All the fixtures are on the App and the top top four in each section will feature in the semi-final (dates will be slotted in at end of season.)

The format for this will be 4 players per side and two NAMED reserves.

FIXTURES

A reserve can come in either session 2 or session 3 , and a reserve can replace a reserve !!!

If a player has been subsituted in session 2 he CAN return in session 3 but in the same origonal place (1.2.3 or 4)

A full explanation will be given at the meeting ... I have used this method and its pretty easy .. saves people playing the same person ..

26.03.24 - CHAMPIONS ...

Congratulations to Nomads on capturing the Championship title , by 7 points in the end. Lambourne finished second and will also be promoted next season.

The Championship will be split for the Championship Medal and Championship Spoon. The teams will be playing a new format of 4 man teams and two substitutions allowed ... could this be in preparation for next season ??? Fixtures will be out next week .

Next week its single merits and plate .. please check the apprpriate pages for table numbers and don't forget we will using the app. The Plate will be played at numerous venues.

22.02.2024 - LEAGUE RULING ...

The league rule 26. This comes into play with the upcoming Afford KO Cup semi-final and the Afford KO Cup Plate. These matches will be played at the Plaza on Tuesday March 5th . 8.15 start.

26. Player qualification for ALL CUP Semis, Finals and any LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS to be 33 % of league games. (Committee members exempt) Should the semis and final be prior to the end of the season then he 33% of league games will be taken from the last league game prior to the semi/final.

Each player eligible to play, must have played in at least 7 games this season.

The stats can be found on the APP League Player Appearances (leagueapplive.com) and select your division , Premier or Championship and your team.

These are the stats up to today (match 18) 7 is the target for the Afford KO semis.

Forename Surname Team  Apps
Brad Price Plaza Rileys 11
Jason Brindley Plaza Rileys 15
Jason Price Plaza Rileys 3
Keiron Boulton Plaza Rileys 18
Kev Brindley Plaza Rileys 5
Ryan Longson Plaza Rileys 18
Tom Ward Plaza Rileys 15
       
Gaz Roberts Nomads 12
Jon Locker Nomads 9
Alex Batchelor Nomads 6
Daz Henshall Nomads 12
Nick Shenton Nomads 11
Russ Warburton Nomads 14
Dave Beaumont Nomads 15
George Bradbury Nomads 18
       
Daz Lightfoot Smallthorne Vics 14
Jon Hughes Smallthorne Vics 17
Kieron McDonald Smallthorne Vics 10
Lee Hammersley Smallthorne Vics 18
Nick Wilshaw Smallthorne Vics 18
       
Ade Thursfield The 45 Club 12
Andy Woodhouse The 45 Club 9
Andy Gower The 45 Club 6
Chris Bowers The 45 Club 8
Dave Steele The 45 Club 4
Dave Jackson The 45 Club 3
Daz Hudson The 45 Club 7
Jimmy Gower The 45 Club 8
Kev McGibbon The 45 Club 5
Michael Howard The 45 Club 4
Nick Weller The 45 Club 5
Shaun Allcock The 45 Club 1
       
Lloyd Cleeton Ashwood 12
Matt Adams Ashwood 1
Steve Guard Ashwood 6
Phil Nichols Ashwood 10
Mike Teague Ashwood 16
Ryan Parsons Ashwood 11
Ricky McGraw Ashwood 4
Greg Dune Ashwood 10
Michael Nixon Ashwood 1
Phil Holmes Ashwood 11
Oliver Teague Ashwood 2
       
Tony Holden Lambourne 15
Greg Walley Lambourne 9
Russ Johnson Lambourne 17
Lee Mansell Lambourne 5
Lee Johnson Lambourne 11
Eddie Burke Lambourne 14
Lee Baskerville Lambourne 16
Paul Moore Lambourne 2
       
Tony Hazledine Plaza Rejects 4
Paul Smith Plaza Rejects 11
Kurt Smith Plaza Rejects 6
Zac Ahmed Plaza Rejects 15
Phil Williams Plaza Rejects 14
Mick Hoddle Plaza Rejects 14
Hayden Frankland Plaza Rejects 16
Connor Blackhurst Plaza Rejects 8
       
Emma Beech The Old Bulldog 3
Steve Brian The Old Bulldog 1
Lee Knowes The Old Bulldog 10
Mark Leadbeater The Old Bulldog 3
Stefen Jones The Old Bulldog 16
David Pattinson The Old Bulldog 5
Chris Rawlingson The Old Bulldog 16
Gaz Leadbeater The Old Bulldog 15
Lee Gardiner The Old Bulldog 1

14.01.2024 - OFK RESULTS ...

All the results from OFK24 are here . RESULTS

Last 8 Results

Andy Brammer 0-1 Hayden Frankland
Adam Wright 1-0 Ben Johnson
Nick Wilshaw 1-0 Ricky Mcgraw
Jon Hughes 0-1 Ryan Parsons
Semi-Finals
Hayden Frankland 1-0 Adam Wright
Nick Wilshaw 1-0 Ryan Parsons
Final
Hayden Frankland 0-1 Nick Wilshaw

22.12.23 - SEASONS GREETINGS  ...

22.12.23 - LEAGUE UPDATE ...

As we've reached the mid season point of the 23/24 season and the introduction of the the new app I thought it was a good time to share a few 'stats' and links to the relevant pages ... as i'm also learning as we go along. Also got a few updates for different competitions.

League Calendar- Please ensure this is in the 'Pool Playing' area. Sponsorship is essential to the league and sponsors love seeing their name when visiting clubs and pubs !!!!!

League Calendar

ONE FRAME KO - To be played Tuesday January 2nd . We are still taking entries .. we are on 45 entries at present , down on previuos years which is very dissapointing , Premier players , despite shouting for a money competition (£60 for winning) , seem to not want to enter.. full list here

Doubles Plate entries - All delegates have been contacted and deadline for entries is now closed . A full list is Here

Rules Reminder - Teams no Fielding a team
17. *Cancellation of match without 48 hours’ notice £15 fine - The team (if away) will forfeit home advantage 'next time around' should this be possible.

Qualification For Semis & Finals of Cups
26. Player qualification for ALL CUP Semis, Finals and any LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS to be 33 % of league games. (Committee members exempt) Should the semis and final be prior to the end of the season then he 33% of league games will be taken from the last league game prior to the semi/final.

Qualification For Merits
40. Merits qualification last 8 of ALL MERITS to be based on logistics and of discretion of merits secretary. Player Qualification is 33% of League Games.(Committee members exempt) Should this be prior to the end of the season then he 33% of league games will be taken from the last league game prior to the date.

Check out this page ...
LEAGUE STATS
Competition - Your League Premier Division or Championship
Division - Premier or Championship
Team - Team Name
Premier player need to play a minimum of 9 matches , Championship a minimum of 8 matches.

Top 32 Premier Players

  Pld Won 8 Ball Win %
1 Andy Cragg 39 31 16 79.49%
2 Lee Hammersley 39 28 4 71.79%
3 Adam Davis 33 26 8 78.79%
4 Nick Wilshaw 38 24 11 63.16%
5 Zak Shepherd 27 23 11 85.19%
6 Ryan Longson 38 23 7 60.53%
7 Jon Hughes 34 22 8 64.71%
8 Andy Greatbatch 36 22 3 61.11%
9 Keiron Boulton 38 22 3 57.89%
10 Kieran McConnell 31 19 5 61.29%
11 Ryan DiMarco 27 18 3 66.67%
12 Daz Lightfoot 27 18 1 66.67%
13 Lee Whitfield 31 16 1 51.61%
14 Neil Jones 27 15 1 55.56%
15 Mark Buckley 31 15 1 48.39%
16 Lee Walker 21 14 4 66.67%
17 Shaun Tunnicliffe 34 14 1 41.18%
18 Andrew Brammer 21 13 1 61.90%
19 Tom Ward 25 13 1 52.00%
20 Liam Flaherty 25 13 3 52.00%
21 Richie Blundred 35 13 0 37.14%
22 Simon Carter 20 12 3 60.00%
23 Steve Dawes 22 12 3 54.55%
24 John Hurst 24 12 2 50.00%
25 Javed Iqbal 24 12 0 50.00%
26 Ade Thursfield 27 12 1 44.44%
27 Jamie Symons 30 12 1 40.00%
28 Chris Bowers 18 11 4 61.11%
29 Wayne Connor 22 11 3 50.00%
30 Paul Ward 26 11 1 42.31%
31 Brad Price 18 10 3 55.56%
32 Jimmy Gower 18 10 0 55.56%

Top 32 Championship Players

  Pld Won 8 Ball Win %
1 Luke Williams 37 25 1 67.57%
2 Dave Beaumont 24 22 3 91.67%
3 Tony Holden 27 21 2 77.78%
4 Hayden Frankland 29 21 2 72.41%
5 Kyle Cotton 34 21 0 61.76%
6 Ant Shaw 36 21 1 58.33%
7 Russ Johnson 27 20 2 74.07%
8 Phil Williams 31 20 0 64.52%
9 Stefen Jones 35 20 0 57.14%
10 George Bradbury 29 19 0 65.52%
11 Greg Walley 18 16 1 88.89%
12 Daz Henshall 18 16 3 88.89%
13 Phil Kelsall 22 16 1 72.73%
14 Eddie Burke 25 16 0 64.00%
15 Zac Ahmed 25 16 0 64.00%
16 Russ Warburton 26 16 2 61.54%
17 Chris Rawlingson 33 16 0 48.48%
18 Gary Blundred 27 15 0 55.56%
19 Mick Hollins 28 15 0 53.57%
20 Ian Morris 29 15 1 51.72%
21 Joshua Fletcher 22 14 3 63.64%
22 Chris Kelsall 22 14 0 63.64%
23 Jon Hewitt 24 14 0 58.33%
24 Paul Hollins 25 14 0 56.00%
25 Paul Newbon 26 14 0 53.85%
26 John Fenwick 24 13 0 54.17%
27 Mike Teague 33 13 0 39.39%
28 Lee Johnson 16 12 0 75.00%
29 Lloyd Cleeton 19 12 0 63.16%
30 Russ Fryer 27 12 1 44.44%
31 Luke Mountford 27 12 0 44.44%
32 Brett Yale 31 12 0 38.71%

Any questions on anything please contact any league committee member ..

07.11.23 - LEAGUE UPDATE ... SINGLE MERITS...

Next week sees the openong round of the single merits . With the winner taking home £200 plus trophy its all to play for . The opening night will see one winner per table for the first time .

The use of the App also will be a first, featuring a match score board ... All players will recieve via their delegate a log on code for the entire competition.

19.10.23 - LEAGUE UPDATE ...MERITS DRAWS OUT ...

The draws for the Single Merits and Double Merits are out now.

A few changes to the opening rounds this year is that both competitions will be played to one winner on each table.

Plate entry is still free and you can enter if you lose on the night , either round. In the Singles though it will Championship players only.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR we will be using the APP for scoring .. Each player will be given a passcode for the APP via their delegate ...It has a scoreboard so you can enter each frame ... no getting mixed up what the score is !!!! ... plus results will go straight through ...

 I still will update the website on the Tuesday evening...some things dont change.

Round Three of the singles will be re-drawn at the November meeting ..

The doubles isn't on the app so we will do it the old fashioned way ... send your results through to me...

15.10.23 - LEAGUE UPDATE ...LEAGUE APP QUICK LINKS

I've been asked about putting the links to pages on here so here goes .

The App uses drop menus all the time so take a nose around .. any questions give me a shout ...

All League Stats - Use the drop menu for each competition and ANY for combined stats

Tables - Don't forget to use the drop menu for your division

Venues - Venues plus table numbers

Live Scores - Check whats going on every Tuesday

Knockout Draws - Use the drop menus for every KO within the league

Single Merits Draws and Results

21.09.23 - LEAGUE UPDATE ...MEETING CHANGE ...CUP DRAWS...8 BALLLS ...

League meeting date change - Now Sunday October 8th

At this meeting we need to
*Single Merits entry £5 per player 
*Double merits entry £5 per player 
*REGISTRATION sheets £5 per player (basically everyone on your app) 

The 8 BALL issue and the break and dish / reverse dish saga . 
We’ve decided it will be easier (as the app designer won’t change it) to record all 8 ball clearances just tick ✔ the BREAK & DISH …
then you can see it’s recorded ..
Who cares as long as 15 balls on the table

All reverse dishes have been deleted and added onto the players 'break dishes for' on the Player Statistics Page

STATS PAGE

 All cup draws are on the website for October 10th , every team is playing so check which comp your in ..

Afford KO Cup - Afford Plate - One Stop Computers Cup - One Stop Computers Plate

06.09.23 - LEAGUE UPDATE ... 8  Ball Rule ...

Last night saw the opening night of the league season .. all results are on the relevant pages along with league tables.

One issue from last night was ' whats a 8 ball' and a whats a 'reverse dish'

What is a 8 ball clearance and what is a reverse dish in the world of stoke pool league ???
A 8 ball is made from the break potting 7 colours and the black ball.
A reverse dish can only be done if 15 balls are on the table at the commencement of the clearance . 
In other words it has to be a dry break.
If a ball has been potted it is NOT a reverse dish as to be fair to all players 15 balls need to be negotiated.. 

02.09.23 - LEAGUE UPDATE ...

So the opening weeks are completed and we only had One seeded team lose a fixture .. think I may have the splits pretty good.

A couple of little updates please check which Cricketers you are playing at , it’s a good run from May Bank up to Oakamoor !!!!

Talking of Cricketers MB we are still hopeful that they join the league …. Tuesday will tell ...after all the work that’s gone in ..

The draws for all the cups will be done in the bext few weeks so keep an eye out .

The APP has smoothly gone into full throttle and we hope everyone has found the process quite easy .

The next meeting is not due until October .. we will be voting on whether to change to a money league from trophies … I’m hoping that prior to this we can have a “poll” on Facebook ???

Presentation evening is coming quickly 80% of tickets have been sold , a great achievement by you all .
Good luck to you all in the forthcoming league season

21.08.23 - MEETING UPDATE 23 TEAMS

At last nights meeting all delegates were shown how to use the new App which has now been updated so that the Afford KO Cup , One Stop Computers Cup and all league fixtures are on there now along with all venue addresses.

The 23rd side to join us was The Cricketers Arms May Bank, a big welcome to them.

The decision on whether to make the league a money league will be done at the next meeting, please express your views to your delegate.

All entry forms for the Singles and Doubles are with your delegates.

18.08.23 - SEASON STARTS

The season starts on Tuesday 22nd August. 22 sides will do battle ...

18.08.23 - SEEDED PLAYERS

Team Rules 2023/24

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 Liam White
(Plus any other Ultimate Pro status)
Grade B
Carl Hough Pete Flanagan
John Price   Ryan Cope
Darren Lightfoot Lee Whitfield
Zak Shepherd  

18.08.23

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