Byfleet & District
Billiards & Snooker League

   
 
 

The Byfleet & District Billiards & Snooker League was founded in 1946 and has developed into a highly competitive league for players of all standards. We currently run 4 divisions of 8 teams for Snooker and 3 divisions of 8 teams for Billiards with over 300 players registered throughout.

The Snooker season runs from September through to February, with a number of knockout competitions running throughout. Billiards starts immediately after the Snooker has finished and runs until June.

We hope you can find what you're looking for in our website, whether you're a new player looking for a local league in which to play, a current player checking out the league tables, or just generally interested in Snooker. You are more than welcome to browse our site and if you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thought of the season:
WHEN YOU WIN, SAY NOTHING. WHEN YOU LOSE, SAY LESS

Latest News

thumbLHC INTER LEAGUE RESULTS & REPORT
December 1, 2019
Byfleet's reign as champions came to an end at the semi final stage losing out in a play off against eventual winners Watford. Eight teams entered this years tournament with the format of round robins in two groups of four. On the day of the event Harrow withdrew leaving us in a group of three. Each player of the four man teams played two frames each with 2 points awarded for a match win and 1 for a draw and in the event of equal points, frames won would decide the finishing order. The top two in each group going forward to the semi finals. Rather controversially in our case, having drawn 4-4 against Watford B and then whitewashing Thames Valley B 8 -0 we would have finished top of the group as Watford B dropped a frame against Thames Valley. I say would have as the organisers deemed it appropriate to deduct a point due to one of our players having the wrong type of collar on his shirt. Does'nt sound much but in reality it meant the 8 - 0 win was reduced to the equivalent of a 4-4 draw. Watford B now topped the group with Byfleet relegated to runners up. Whilst our players accepted the ruling without objection I will be proposing a change to this unfair rule before next years tournament. It is harsh to have been penalised 4 frames when the player involved only played two frames in the match. Also, what is the rule for? To look smart maybe? Then how is the Watford A play off player permitted to play every frame with his shirt hanging off outside of his trousers? Just saying!!!! In the group stage Captain Paul Bunyard made a break of 101. Day two the semi finals: Against Watford A it was nip and tuck all the way and a 4 -4 draw meant a play off. Ryan Mears narrowly lost out to Watford's Mark Worley after looking the more likely to win for most of the frame. We have had a great run though winning the title two years running so, no complaints. In the other semi final Watford B beat Thames Valley A 5-3 to make it an all Watford final. The third place match showed how good our players are with Alan Harvey knocking in a superb 106 in his first frame and Ryan Mears a wonderful 122 unluckily missing out on a 140 when the blue bounced out of a middle pocket. We won the match 5-2. Watford A beat their B team in a close final that again went to a play off frame. Mark (Shirt still all over the place) Worley beating Beau Quigley. Since its inception in 2017 only four players have made century breaks in the tournament, Matt Ford, Alan Harvey, Paul Bunyard and Ryan Mears, all members of team Byfleet. Congratulations to Watford, who are a fine team and to our lads who continue to represent the league magnificently and graciously. KJ
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thumbLEAGUE'S RECORD BREAKS
November 26, 2019
A summary of the highest breaks in the Byfleet Billiards and Snooker League follow:
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thumbCOMPETITIONS - CONTACTING RULES
October 10, 2019
Please be aware that the contact rules for all competitions are that the first named player/pair/team has 14 days from the start of each round to make contact with their opponent(s)to arrange the match. After the 14 days have passed the second named player/pair/team have the option to play the match at their club and become responsible for making contact and arranging the match. It doesn't mean that the match has to be played within 14 days of each round, it just means that to retain home advantage you arrange the match. This could take place, for instance, in the last week of the round. The motto is to act swiftly. Should the competition secretary 'andyrockingham@hotmail.com' tel:01784 889656 not receive the result or be notified that one party has made sufficient efforts to arrange the match, without response, then both players/pairs/teams will be eliminated from the competition. KJ
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thumbDATA PROTECTION - DISPLAYING YOUR CONTACT NUMBER
September 12, 2019
THIS NOTICE IS FOR ALL BYFLEET LEAGUE PLAYERS WHO HAVE ENTERED LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS. PLEASE READ AND DIGEST THIS NOTICE. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS. THE NEW DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS CAME INTO FORCE IN MAY 2018 CARRY HEFTY PENALTIES FOR COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATIONS WHO DO NOT COMPLY WITH GDPR GUIDELINES. HOW DOES IT EFFECT THE BYFLEET LEAGUE? IF YOU ENTER LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO STATE YOUR MAIN CONTACT NUMBER, USUALLY THIS IS A MOBILE OR HOME NUMBER. THESE CONTACT NUMBERS ARE SHOWN ON THE LEAGUE WEBSITE AND CAN BE SEEN BY ANY PERSON LOOKING AT OUR SITE. YOUR RIGHTS - IF, AT ANY TIME, YOU WISH TO HAVE THIS INFORMATION DELETED YOU SHOULD INFORM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY OR THE CHAIRMAN. EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE: COMPETITION SECRETARY: 'andrewrockingham@hotmail.com' CHAIRMAN: 'stayingpositive@aol.com'.
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thumbWPBSA RULE CHANGES - AUGUST 2019
August 15, 2019
Following two years of discussions between various interested bodies the WPBSA have issued an updated set of rules. An actual book has not been published yet but the complete rules of Snooker and Billiards can be seen on the following website - www.wpbsa.com. Glancing through the revised rules it seems that a lot of the definitions/wordings have been amended but there seem to be no substantial changes. The foul and a miss sections have been redefined but remain open to misinterpretation and are hard/impossible to understand. The Byfleet League have adopted revised rules and guidelines at the 2019 AGM and they will be added to this website very shortly. The Byfleet Leagues miss rule will apply in all league and competition matches. Rule books will be available as soon as the WPBSA have had them printed. I will post an update when there is any news. KJ
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