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:
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

Latest News

thumbLHC INTER LEAGUE - BYFLEET RETAIN TROPHY
October 28, 2018
Full details to follow. After winning all 4 group matches on Saturday and topping their section team Byfleet defeated Eastbourne in the semi final and then Thames Valley on the final to win the trophy for the second successive season. This event was inaugurated last year so we are the only name on the trophy. A magnificent achievement against a host of good teams and great players in the South East of the country.
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thumbALL AWAY TEAMS TO BREAK IN EVERY FRAME STARTS THIS THURSDAY
October 27, 2018
In every league match with effect from this Thursday November 1st until the end of the season all away teams are to break off in every frame. At the last committee meeting it was proposed to trial this until the end of the season and discussed again at January's league meeting. All teams are to follow this trial rule. No exceptions. Many Facebook posts appeared when it was first published, most of which had no or little foundation. As every team has the same number of home and away fixtures then it goes without saying that they will have exactly the same number of breaks. No team or player gets an unfair advantage or overall benefit. If after the trial period the majority of meeting attendees do not want this adopted then a vote will take place and the result of the vote will determine which way we go forward.
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thumbLHC INTER LEAGUE - BYFLEET BID TO RETAIN TROPHY
October 18, 2018
Team Byfleet bid to win the London and Home Counties Inter League Cup for the second year in succession at the Racks Club in Maidenhead next Saturday and Sunday 27th/28th October. Their are 11 teams in this years event split into a group of 5 and a group of 6 where they will play each other, with the top two in each group going forward to the semi finals. Byfleet's opening match is against last years runners up Oxford, a tough match to start the campaign. The 6 man squad consists of Captain Paul Bunyard, Matt Ford, Ryan Mears, Alan Harvey, Andrew Vernon and Sean Harvey.Each match will involve 4 players playing two frames each. This is a highly prestigious tournament with all of the top players involved. Having won the inaugural tournament last season we will be the target for all of the other teams. Byfleets schedule is: 10am v Oxford, 12pm v Watford B, 4pm v Milton Keynes, 6pm v Thames valley B. Spectators and supporters welcome. Best of luck lads.
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thumbUPDATE TO 'AWAY TEAM BREAKING' POST
October 17, 2018
Following comments on the Byfleet League facebook page it seems imperative to explain the rationale behind the trial. Since the format of each captain to select their order of play to be in any order there has been some confusion. The current system where a toss of a coin determines the sequence i.e. home team wins toss and breaks off in frame one and therefore breaks off in frames 3 and 5 also (not Division Three), becomes flawed when a home player is in positions 2 and 4, 2 and 6 or 4 and 6 as he wouldn't break off in either of the two frames that he plays. This in effect could occur several times during a season. To ensure that every player gets an each opportunity, is why this came up for discussion. In respect of why the away team? it was either the home team or the away team. It was deemed more courteous to let the away team have the honours. The start date of November 1st was chosen as it is the first week of the reverse fixtures and as there are another full set of fixtures to come also, it would mean that every player would get an equal number of breaks. The committee are always appreciative of feedback, positive or not, however an Agenda was sent in advance of last Monday's meeting with this and other topics that were to be discussed. Any member of the league is welcome to attend and voice their opinions. Above all the league is run on democratic principles where a majority vote is required for any rule changes or trials to take place. If you feel strongly and want your say then come to the meetings. I can also report that the Byfleet League is actively working on campaigning for new teams to join us from existing current clubs and others in the area. Going forward - A meeting Agenda will be posted on the website prior to each future meeting. KJ
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thumbAWAY TEAM BREAK EVERY FRAME FROM NOVEMBER 1ST
October 16, 2018
At last night's league meeting it was decided to trial, with effect from Thursday November 1st's league matches until the end of the snooker season, that the away team players break off in every frame.
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thumbSNOOKER COMPETITIONS ON WEBSITE
October 5, 2018
All of the competitions are on the league website. Please check each one for the closing dates. All results by email to 'andrewrockingham@hotmail.com' or text to '07767 796102' thank you and good luck to all competitors.
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thumbWEST BYFLEET'S PETER SIMPSON HAS DIED
September 27, 2018
Sad news to share. Peter Simpson, formerly of West Byfleet club, has died. He was 81. Peter had a long association with snooker, playing in a number of different leagues across Surrey before settling in the Byfleet League in the mid-2000s. He soon assumed the captaincy of the West Byfleet 'C' side, playing alongside his son Gary, Aaron Castle and fellow Byfleet League veteran Chris Chamberlain. I, Phil Vowels, joined the team in 2010 after initially going to the club one evening just to watch. Peter couldn't have been more welcoming. "Make sure you've got your cue. We'll need you in a couple of weeks!" That started an association that lasted five years. Peter was a very organised, kind, generous man, who always insisted on buying everyone a drink - including club staff. He provided a fortnightly taxi service to away games for me and Aaron; and later Lee Doolan, Ian Geldard and Mark Chalkley, too. In fact, in more recent years, he was still happy to drive even if he didn't play. His white refereeing gloves were the talk of home matches, such was the likelihood of him wearing them to officiate. Visiting players were dazzled by such devotion to duty. If my memory is correct, there were even a couple of matches in which he refereed every frame. Much as Peter enjoyed Snooker, Billiards was his real love. He relished his regular battles against old friend and rival Peter Currier ("Zimmer") from Staines. Their encounters on the baize were like watching a chess match unfold and of course both played with total sportsmanship and mutual respect. Peter preferred the deftness of touch demanded by billiards and was fond of reminding me and Lee if we'd lashed at a shot, "You've hit the ball too 'ard!" It seems fitting that Peter's final match in the league just two years ago was indeed against Zimmer. Peter was a keen collector and supplier of cues, helping out a number of players at West Byfleet club. He even remarked how he'd once been given a cue by a professional player, when he was doing some work on their kitchen. "Lovely man", said Peter sincerely - of Alex Higgins. Our thoughts are with Peter's wife, Ann, to whom he was absolutely devoted, and the rest of his family. If you have any memories of playing with or against Peter, please feel free to share them on the Byfleet League Facebook page. KJ - Peter was always so supportive to me and the Byfleet League. He attended finals nights and always helped refereeing and was there to support his clubs players. He captained his team particularly well and played and conducted himself in a gentlemanly manner. Very gracious in victory and sporting in defeat. He epitomised everything that is good in our league and will be sorely missed. My condolences to his son Gary and his family.
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