Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Winter AGM Update

Thanks to everyone that attended the meeting last night at the Hare & Hounds. A few teams still need to confirm their knockout entries. This information should be passed to Bertie as soon as possible, so he can collect the fees, and let me know the names for the preliminary round draws.
No major issues were raised. The Committee will stay the same, Bertie as Chairman, myself as Secretary and Anthony as Treasurer.
We have 22 teams for the Winter season, the same as last year. So again these will be divided into two divisions of 11, each team will have 10 home and 10 away matches, with 2 byes.
The season will start on MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2019. There will be two free weeks for rearranged games, one just before Christmas (Mon 23rd Dec) and another at the end of the season (Mon 27th Apr). This will be the LAST DAY for League games to be played. There will be a week with no games in between Christmas and New Year (Mon 30th Dec).
There are a couple of team changes due to mergers/relocation from last Winter. The only team 'new' to the Winter League this year is Drakes, who joined us in the Summer. The two old Duke of Marlborough teams have merged to become Duke 'B'. The old Eagle B team have relocated to the Duke of Marlborough, to become Duke 'A'. The old Dog & Gun team have relocated to the Civil Service Club, and become Civil 'C'.
The bottom three teams in Division 1 last Winter, dropping down to Division 2 are Century Club, Dog & Gun (Civil C) and Papermakers Arms.
The top three teams in Division 2 last Winter, promoted to Division 1 are The Fox Loud, The Fox, and Lashings D.
Drakes, as a new team, will start in Division 2.
No rule changes were proposed. Everyone seems happy with the 8pm start time, so that will continue. The 'No Talking' rule continues in doubles matches, only talking at the start of the visit, and the first shot after the break. Some teams may still talk if it's mutually agreed at the start of the match, but most teams have been sticking to the 'no talk' rule, so it's good practice to do that.
As was the case in the Summer, postponed/rearranged games require 48 hours notice (ie. Saturday night 8pm). If less notice is given, it will be the other team's choice whether they want to rearrange, or claim a 6-0 win (8 points). Any unplayed games at the end of the season will be awarded as 6-0 wins. No 'double headers' will be allowed.
It was decided that if a team drops out at any point in the season, all the points will be removed. This is the fairest option, as some games would've been played at home, some away.
I think that about covers everything. Any queries, get in touch with Bertie or myself.
Have a good season...Cheers!

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Summer Final Results

Congratulations to Lashings B, winning the Summer Cup last night. They came back from 4-1 down against Civil Service A, to win 5-4.

In the Consolation Cup, again it went to a final frame decider, with Dragoon B taking the victory against Lashings All-Stars.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Summer Finals

The Summer Finals will be held on Monday 16th September 2019.
Lashings B will be taking on Civil Service A in the Summer Cup Final at THE FOX.
Dragoon B will be taking on Lashings All-Stars in the Consolation Cup Final at DRAKES.

Semi Final Results

Wins this week for Lashings B, Civil Service A, Dragoon B and Lashings All-Stars.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Winter 2019-20 Season

Looking ahead to the forthcoming Winter season, Bertie will be delivering registration forms to venues over the coming weekend. As always, captains can get ahead by downloading and printing off the new form from the Facebook Group, if you prefer.
There are a couple of changes to the form this season, with regard to knockout competitions. Firstly, the Veterans age has been reduced to 55 (does that mean Troy & Bertie are eligible?  )
Secondly, and more importantly, in my opinion, I am asking that everyone who enters the knockouts provides a contact number. Last year was a bloody nightmare, when people were drawn against each other, and neither was on Facebook, and neither wanted to give out a phone number, and I had to relay messages through half a dozen people to get games organised. That won't be happening this year. I cannot organise everyone's individual games for them. If you're entering, give me a number that your opponent can contact you on, so you can arrange your matches yourselves. If you don't want to be contactable to arrange your game, don't enter. Can't say fairer than that, right?
Anyway, registration will be at the Winter Season AGM on TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2019 at the HARE & HOUNDS, from 8pm onwards.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Semi Finals

Quarter Final Results

The Quarter Finals were completed last night, with wins for Lashings A, Civil Service A, and Lashings All-Stars.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Quarter Finals Week 2

Remaining Quarter Finals to be played next Monday, 2nd September 2019.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Week 2 Fixtures

Week 2 Fixtures
I am on holiday next week.
Week 2 Results/Tables will be delayed until Saturday 15th June.
It would be good if all the results could be waiting for me when I get back...cheers!

Week 1 Results

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Week 1 Fixtures

The Summer Fixtures, AGM Update and blank scoresheets should now be with your venues (except my team, as I have them), so without further ado let's crack on with Week 1 Fixtures.
REMEMBER! - As voted at the AGM and reported in the update, matches will now START AT 8PM.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Summer 2019 Fixtures

Summer 2019 Fixtures are available now. They will be distributed to venues in due course.

No real 'groups of death' this year, quite an even spread.

Thanks to Ryan at The Fox for assisting (and witnessing) the draw.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Summer 2019 AGM Update

Thank you to all the team representatives that turned up for our Summer AGM at the Duke of Marlborough on Tuesday 14th May 2019. What follows is a summary of the points which you voted for at the meeting.

The Committee

The Committee will stay the same. Bertie is the League Chairman, Stacey is the Fixtures Secretary, and Ant is the Treasurer. Dave Laffan and Steve Humphries are also committee members.

Summer Format

We will be playing the usual summer format, 4 groups of teams, mixed division 1 and 2, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the Summer Cup knockout stage, and 3
rd and 4th placed teams going through to the Consolation Cup knockout stage. There will be one week available for rearranged matches at the end of the group stage. Any other rearranged games will need to be fitted in on another night before the end of the group stage. No games can be cancelled in the knockout stage.

Amendments voted on at the AGM

  • Matches will now start at 8.00pm. The team sheet needs to be completed and ready to start at this time. If a team arrives late, the opponents are entitled to claim a game for each 15 minutes that a team is late. Please be sensible and try to keep it friendly! If the first player is there, the match can start.
  • 48 hours notice for cancelled games needs to be given. In other words, Bertie or Stacey need to be notified by 8pm on the Saturday preceding the game.
  • Cancelled games with less than 48 hours notice can be claimed, or rearranged before the end of the group stage, at the opponent's discretion. Any unfulfilled matches will be awarded as 6-0 wins (8 points). Remember, a game can still be played and won with as few as four players. One of the reasons this league exists is to encourage trade at your venue on a quiet night. Cancelling games does no favours to the venue or your team.
  • No 'double-headers' will be allowed, under any circumstances. Unplayed games will be awarded points, as above.
  • If a table is deemed unplayable, as it is not reasonably level, a team has a right to postpone the match until a time that the table has been adjusted. Most tables can be adjusted on the night, but please be aware that we try to be a friendly league and you are not at The Crucible. We know some tables get moved. The table is the same for both teams.
  • Teams that drop out of the League – All points will be removed unless a team has played every opponent in their group/division at least once. In this case, points will be removed back to the halfway stage. Claimed games will not count as played games.
  • Neutral venues will continue to be chosen for Semi's and Finals. We will ask for neutral volunteers to referee finals in individual and doubles finals, and their decisions will stand. Referees will not generally be needed for team games, as there are more spectators.

Summer 2019 Season

The Summer season will start on Monday 3rd June 2019.
This season we will be welcoming two new venues to our League, The Coach House (formerly the Queen Anne) and Drakes. Good to have you on board!
For those new teams (and any other new players to the league), we play what we call the 'old rules'. A copy of the rules can be downloaded and printed from the 'Files' section of this group.
Matches are usually played with 6 players, but more can be used. Teams play 6 singles games and 3 doubles games. Matches are usually played in the following order; 2 singles, 1 doubles, 2 singles, 1 doubles, 2 singles, 1 doubles. Each player can play in a maximum of 1 singles and 1 doubles.
Food is provided by the home team for division/group games only. No food is required for knockout games as not all 9 games need to be played. In knockout games, the first team to 5, wins. Most teams will do a football card to contribute to the food costs for the venue.
If you have any other questions, just ask! An update on points raised at the AGM will follow, and a copy will be included with the Fixture List, which I will be sorting out shortly.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Presentation Night

The Winter season ends tonight with Presentation Night at Lashings from 8pm.
Tomorrow night is the Summer AGM at the Duke of Marlborough from 8pm.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Doubles Finals Results

A couple of tough matches to finish the season off. Both doubles finals went the distance last night.
At the Century Club, Tania and Vince (Dragoon A) took the Mixed Doubles title, with a 4-3 win over Dan & Ayisha (Lashings B ).
At The Fox, Troy and Bertie (Civil Service A) took it into the early hours to come back from 3-1 down, and eventually emerged victors with a 4-3 win over Darren & Steve (Lashings B ).

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Winter 2018-19 Final Tables

Winter 2018-19 Final Tables
Division 1 was completed last night, as the game couldn't be fitted in the previous week, due to the Winter Cup Final. Lashings A beat Civil Service A 8-1 to claim 2nd place.
The unplayed game from Week 11, cancelled by Dog & Gun B against Lashings B, was awarded to Lashings B.

Singles & Ladies Results

SINGLES FINAL: Congratulations to Troy (Civil Service A) who won the Final last night at the Century Club, defeating Steve (Lashings All-Stars) 4-1 on the night.

LADIES: Congratulations to Debbie (Hare & Hounds B ), who won the Ladies competition last night at the Civil Service Club. Tania (Dragoon A) was runner-up.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Finals Week

LADIES: Tuesday 7th May 2019 at Civil Service Club, 8pm start.

SINGLES FINAL: Tuesday 7th May 2019 at Century Club, 8pm onwards - Troy (Civil Service A) v Steven (Lashings All-Stars)

MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: Thursday 9th May 2019 at Century Club, 6pm - Tan / Vince (Dragoon A) v Daniel / Ayisha (Lashings B )

DOUBLES FINAL: Thursday 9th May 2019 at The Fox, 8pm onwards - Troy / Bertie (Civil Service A) v Darren / Steve (Lashings B ).

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Winter Cup Winners: LASHINGS ALL-STARS

Congratulations to LASHINGS ALL-STARS for retaining the Winter KO Cup last night, defeating Civil Service A 5-2 in the final at the Century Club.

Division 2

The final league game in Division 2 was played last night, with Eagle A beating Lashings D 7-2 on the night.
Lashings D finished level on points with Hare & Hounds A, but have won more games, to claim 3rd spot.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Doubles Knockout

Troy / Bertie (Civil Service A) beat Stuart / Paul (Lashings A) 3-2 in the 2nd semi-final at the Bower Inn, last Thursday night.

The Final: Darren / Steve (Lashings B ) v Troy / Bertie (Civil Service A) will be played at THE FOX on Tuesday 7th May. Best of 7 frames.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Presentation Night / Summer AGM

The Winter 2018/19 Presentation Night will be held at Lashings on Monday 13th May 2019, from 8pm onwards. It's usually a good social night with a comedian etc, and is open to everyone in the League. Come along!

The Summer AGM will be the following night, Tues 14th May, at the Duke of Marlborough, from 8pm. This is the time to register your team for the Summer 2019 season, and for any points/suggestions to be raised, and changes to be voted on, for next winter.

Bertie will be dropping registration forms around to venues shortly, but you can get ahead of the game by downloading and printing the form from the 'Files' section in the Facebook group.

The Summer 2019 season is due to start on Monday 3rd June 2019.


Winter Cup Final


Civil Service A v Lashings All-Stars will be played next Monday 29th April 2019, at the CENTURY CLUB.

Rearranged Matches

A couple of Division 1 games were played last night.
Lashings A beat Lashings B 5-4, which means 2nd place is still not decided. Lashings B need 8 points from their unplayed Dog & Gun game, 7 wouldn't be enough as the All-Stars have more wins. Dog & Gun could still avoid relegation if they beat Lashings B 7-2.
In the other game, Civil Service B beat Bower Inn 7-2, guaranteeing their place in Division 1 next winter, and sending Century Club down (booo! 😉)

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Knockouts Update

SINGLES: Troy (Civil Service A) beat Gee (Lashings B ) in the 1st semi. Steve Spear (Lashings All-Stars) v Spud (Civil Service A) is to be rearranged.

DOUBLES: Darren / Steve (Lashings B ) beat Lee / James (Bower Inn) in the 1st semi. Paul / Stuart (Lashings A) will play Troy / Bertie (Civil Service A) next Thursday at the Bower Inn.

VETERANS: was played last night at Lashings. Chris (Civil Service A) won. Tony (Lashings All-Stars) was runner-up.

LADIES: will be played on Tuesday 7th May at Civil Service Club.

WINTER CUP FINAL: Civil Service A v Lashings All-Stars will be played on Monday 29th April, venue to be confirmed.

Week 22 Results

Still a couple of weeks left to get the last few unplayed games wrapped up.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Rearranged Doubles Semi Finals

Rearranged Doubles Semi...

Lee / James (Bower Inn) v Darren / Steve (Lashings B ), being played tomorrow, Tues 16th April, 8pm at CIVIL SERVICE CLUB. Best of 5 frames.

No news yet on what's happening with the other game.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Ladies Knockout

LADIES KNOCKOUT - Tuesday 7th May 2019 at Civil Service Club. 8pm start.

There are only 5 entries, so we will play a 'round robin' format where everyone plays everyone.

Veterans Cup

VETERANS CUP - Tuesday 16th April 2019
To be played at Lashings, all on one night. There are 6 entries, so we'll do a 'round robin' format where everyone gets to play everyone. Start at 8pm sharp.

Mixed Doubles - Semi Finals

MIXED DOUBLES SEMI-FINALS - 1st Leg Tuesday 16th April, 2nd Leg Tuesday 23rd April.

Richard / Rosie (Hare & Hounds A) v Vince / Tan (Dragoon A), 8pm start

Marie / Dave (Dragoon A) v Daniel / Ayisha (Lashings B ), 8pm start

These games are still best of 7 over two legs, home and away.

Singles Knockout - Semi Finals

SINGLES KNOCKOUT SEMI-FINALS - Tuesday 16th April 2019 (Best of 5 frames)

Steven S (Lashings All-Stars) v Spud Sam (Civil Service A), venue & time to be confirmed. Spud would prefer 9pm start, due to work?

Gee Gerry (Lashings B ) v Troy (Civil Service A), to be played at Paper Makers Arms, 8pm start

Doubles Knockout - Semi Finals

DOUBLES KNOCKOUT SEMI-FINALS - Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Best of 5 frames)

Lee / James (Bower Inn) v Darren / Steve (Lashings B ), to be played at Paper Makers Arms.
If I remember rightly, Steve works late, so would prefer a 9pm start?


Paul / Stuart (Lashings A) v Troy / Bertie (Civil Service A), to be played at The Bower Inn.
Unfortunately, Troy has informed me that he can't play next week, as he's away...but he should be available the following week. Paul / Stuart...if you could agree an alternative date and time (not Tues 16th April, as it's Singles) with Troy, and then confirm with Lee at the Bower Inn if it's ok, please.
Thanks to LeeLisaMircea at the Bower for agreeing to host the game. Sorry to mess you about.

Week 21 Fixtures

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Winter Cup - Semi Finals

WINTER CUP SEMI-FINALS - Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Eagle B v Civil Service A - venue: Hare & Hounds
Lashings All-Stars v Victory - venue: The Eagle

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Rearranged Matches

As far as I'm aware, these are the games which are being played next Monday, 1st April.

Any other unplayed games need to be completed by the end of April. The tables will be finalised on 1st May, when outstanding games will be awarded.

Week 20 Results

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Doubles Knockout Quarter Finals - Delayed

Firstly, I should apologise that I totally lost track of the Doubles, the Quarter Finals were scheduled to be played this week, but I haven't yet done the draw.
The draw for both the Doubles and Winter Cup Quarter Finals will be done tomorrow night, and the fixtures will be published later in the week.
Doubles Quarter Finals will now be scheduled for Tuesday 19th March, or as soon after as possible, in order to get back on track.