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:
Remember, the game is fun
DES HORLOCK 1949 - 2016
September 12, 2016
It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that Des Horlock passed away last Thursday 8th September at the Royal Surrey Hospital after bravely battling cancer. Des held several positions within the Knaphill Working Mens Club and served as Club President for many years. He has also been the Knaphill Club representative for all of the time they have been involved in the Byfleet League. I had the greatest respect for Des and he was always very helpful with the league, arranging tournaments at Knaphill and contributing to discussions at league meetings. It was only when I visited him in hospital last year and spent a couple of hours in his company that I got to know him on a personal basis. He spoke at great length with pride about his family and with great enthusiasm for the club, his club. Stories flowed about holidays with his wife Maria, with many amusing anecdotes and coincidences. His face lit up when he spoke about his family and what they all meant to him. Des had two children David and Emma and two grand daughters. Des arranged the entertainment at Knaphill, booking bands and acts on a monthly basis. He loved sport and trips to the races and was very knowledgable on these subjects. Despite having just had major surgery he was full of ideas and plans for the future and his spirit and enthusiasm was both boundless and infectious. He was determined to raise money for hospital charities and couldn't speak highly enough of the care he was receiving from his nurses. At the same time he was appalled by their working conditions and low pay. True to his word he raised a considerable sum soon after getting out of hospital and very recently had another fundraiser at his club. He captained his snooker team that won their division this year and was proud of his clubs and their players achievements. Tributes have been posted on the Knaphill Working Men's Clubs Facebook page from his many friends and club mates. He will be sorely missed by everyone connected to the Byfleet League. Our sincere condolences to his wife Maria and their family. Des's funeral is at St Johns Crematorium, Woking at 12.30pm on Friday 30th September. [Full Story]