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:
Practice like you've never won. Play like you've never lost

Latest News

thumbBUNYARD IS THE BENCHMARK AFTER 5th CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY
April 17, 2018
Sunninghill's PAUL BUNYARD conclusively proved best of the best following his third individual title of the season. Within the last few weeks he has won the Premier Divisional Championship, the 6 Reds Tournament and last night the Snooker Championship. His Sunninghill team won the Premier league by a staggering 12 points and in addition to the divisions highest break of 104 he notched up two other centuries during the league season. In an era where the league has never been stronger PAUL has proved to be a worthy Byfleet legend. The best of 7 final was held at the West End Social Club, the first time that this club has held a final. Both players took a while to adapt to the table and a 29 break was enough for Paul to take the opening frame. Another break of the same score aided the second frame to go his way and he went 3-0 up after a 'no breaks' third. BRAD started to find his stride in the fourth and a battling 38 break put him in a good position to reduce the match to just 2. Some good safety by PAUL however meant he could win with blue and pink. A beautifully judged length of the table blue played at dead weight left him a pink along the top cushion for the frame and match. It wobbled and stayed over the hole and BRAD made no mistake taking pink and black. The fifth frame was dominated in the early stages by BRAD and a comeback was on the cards. Leading 49 - 9 with three reds left and the colours spread away from their spots his hopes were high. PAUL however had other ideas and took two blacks and a pink with the reds and cleared the colours to record a 50 break to win frame and championship. The highlight being a superbly struck blue to gain position on the pink. This ability to clear up from nowhere is rare. Who knows how the match would have gone if BRAD had won the 5th frame? He definitely looked to be cueing the better at that stage. Congratulations to both players in an intriguing final. Thanks to James Cullen for assisting and to the West End Club for use of their snooker room. Scores: PAUL first -60(29) - 28,68(29)-31,59 -44, 56 -57(38), 59(50) - 49.
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thumbSURREY WIN ANNUAL SOUTH EAST COUNTIES BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT
April 16, 2018
Woking Snooker Centre staged this years South East Counties Billiards Tournament yesterday. 4 players representing Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey played 1 hour matches with points determining the overall winners. In the event of equal points then aggregate scores would prevail. The Surrey team consisting of Martin Wells from the Farnham League and Guildford City team mates Clive Jones, Ryan Mears and Captain John Hoad got off to a good start beating a very strong East Sussex team. Surrey won 3 -1 with Ryan Mears making breaks of 56 and 57. John Hoad beating Geoff Randall but Clive Jones lost out to Chris Mason. The match of the round and day saw Surrey's Martin Wells aided by a run of 56, pip David Gillingham by one point, This proved to be crucial a few hours later when the overall scores were collated. Next opponents were Kent. A good performance by all the team ended with a 4 - 0 win, scoring 855 with 425 against. Clive Jones starred with breaks of 51 and 47 winning 269 - 62. Surrey needed to win the last match to be certain of winning the tournament and they duly did. Clive comprehensively defeating West Sussex's Mick Lott, Martin beating Jason Alfold and Ryan excelling with breaks of 83, the highest of the day, and 54 against Maurice Wilkins in a 312 - 134 display. John Hoad's match against Dave Liley was nip and tuck throughout with John edging it 157 - 155. A 4 - 0 win secured victory. East Sussex duly beat Kent 4 - 0 to take runners up. Overall scores: Surrey 11/12,East Sussex 9/12, West Sussex 3/12, Kent 1/12. Aggregate scores: East Sussex 2,586 - Surrey 2,557 - West Sussex 2,001 - Kent 1,648. Martins one point win earlier in the day was the difference between Surrey winning as East Sussex would have finished level on points but would have won with their superior aggregate. Thanks to Jim Angus and Mike Hitchen for refereeing along with Derek Budde and officials from the other counties. Also thanks to Bob Mason of the Woking Snooker Centre for use of their tables. 6 hours play and 1 point decides who wins! Billiards can be a cruel game.
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thumb6 REDS RESULTS
April 9, 2018
Pre tournament favourite PAUL BUNYARD won the main prizes at the Woking Snooker Centre yesterday winning the 6 Reds Snooker Tournament along with making the highest break. These one off events provide an opportunity for Byleet League members, old and new, to meet and catch up. As such it was great to see the league legend MARK LEONARD back playing after a few seasons out. A bit rusty early on he was soon showing some of his class and lost narrowly to the outright winner on two black ball games in the quarter finals. Players were allowed to make two entries and several took this opportunity. Despite the administrative difficulties the day seemed to go smoothly and finished around 7pm. It was good to see everyone and thank you for all those who attended. A notable upset was GAVIN BOLSOVER losing to daughter JASMINE in the last 16. Threats of a pocket money sanction were muted but hopefully will not be carried out. PAUL BUNYARD dropped one frame up until the final and an unusual circumstance meant that he won both his quarter final matches and was drawn against himself in the semi's. In the other half of the draw GEORGE HEATLEY progressed to the final after getting a bye in the last 64 and then being drawn against himself in the round of 32. Wins against PHIL VOWELS, who took the match to a deciding frame, MARTIN COURT and ALAN HARVEY was his journey to the final. GEORGE was particularly impressive against ALAN in the semi's. The best of 5 final started as many expected with PAUL getting one chance and making a 47 break. GEORGE hit back with a great clearance of the colours to win the second and took the third also to lead 2 -1. An upset looked more than possible. PAUL however steadied the ship to level the match and then showed why he has won so many tournaments by potting the important balls and won the frame and match on the brown. His 71 in an earlier round took the highest break prize. It was an excellent final against two players who practice a lot together. GEORGE is one of the most improved players in the league , has a great cue action and temperament and is a future tournament winner. He will be playing in the Premier Division next season again and will command respect, for sure. Thanks to Bob Mason for use of his club and to his grand daughter Polly for preparing the tables. Thanks also to Jim Angus for refereeing the final. Prizes: Winner £120.00 Runner Up £60.00 Losing semi finalists £20.00 Highest Break £20.00. PAUL managed to be a losing semi finalist as well as winning the tournament. Work that one out!!!!
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thumbPREMIER DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP BELONGS TO PAUL BUNYARD
April 5, 2018
In last nights other league final Sunninghill's PAUL BUNYARD was engaged in yet another final with Knaphill's RYAN MEARS. In different events they have met 5 times this season so know each other's game well. This best of three final was always going to be high quality, and so it proved. RYAN got off to the better start building up a 38 nil lead with a combination of good long potting and solid safety. PAUL needed to get a foothold and got in with a thin cut red into a centre pocket, followed by black off its spot and made a run of 38 to level the score. RYAN's safety left another half chance that PAUL took and in no time converted it into a 65 break clearance. The second frame saw PAUL start with three blacks followed by a 52 break to lead 76 - 0 with 5 reds left. RYAN took blacks with four of the reds but his attempted snooker on the last red went awry. With the remaining red over a bottom pocket it was match over and to cap a superb display PAUL cleared up with a 30 break. RYAN didn't do a lot wrong and looked dangerous in the balls, but if your opponent doesn't let you on the table you are powerless. This short format doesn't always suit the good players however once again the cream rose to the top with the seasons two outstanding cueists meeting in the final. Thanks to the Woking Snooker Centre for use of their tables. Scores: 103 (38 + 65) 38, 106 (24 + 52 + 30) 32 (32).
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thumbTHE VOICE IS SPEECHLESS FOLLOWING HANDICAP VICTORY!
April 5, 2018
West Byfleet's PHIL 'THE VOICE' VOWELS was shocked and surprised after beating Egham's STEVEN WILLIAMS in a dramatic snooker handicap final at the Woking Snooker Club last night. The final black in both frames proving decisive. At the end of the first frame STEVEN narrowly missed the black to a middle pocket before a couple of shots later going in off it. After the pink in the second frame PHIL was one point in front and a nervy spell ended frame and match when PHIL saw the black disappear into a bottom pocket having rattled in the other bottom pocket and running all along the cushion. Congratulations to PHIL and commiserations to STEVEN. Thanks to Alan Harvey and Trevor Connors for refereeing and to Woking Snooker Centre for use of their tables. Score: Phil (+ 45) 128 - 120
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thumbLEAGUE'S RECORD BREAKS
March 20, 2018
A summary of the highest breaks in the Byfleet Billiards and Snooker League follow:
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thumbDIVISIONAL FINALS RESULTS
March 2, 2018
Two of the four finals were decided last night at Woking Snooker Centre. STUART CONNOR added to his Byfleet Trophy haul taking the Division One Championship 2 -0 against DALTON LAWRENCE. A 24 midway through the first frame helped his cause en route to a 61-29 win. DALTON potted some fine reds but didn't get the rewards these shots deserved in the second and STUART continued to take his chances well. He saw out the match winning the frame 61 -36. ALEX JONES defending his Division Three title got off to a good start in his final against SIMON HARDY winning the opener 56 -32. SIMON settled down well in the second and excellent potting put him 26 in front on the brown. It looked sure to go a deciding frame until a good snooker resulted in SIMON hitting the pink when playing for the brown. ALEX potted the brown and played a loose shot on the blue that appeared to be heading over a middle pocket but rested against the cushion instead. An easy pot for SIMON turned into an impossible one and his safety shot left ALEX a chance. He took full advantage with fine cut shots on pink and black to pip SIMON 50 - 48 and the match 2-0. Both finals were played in excellent spirit. A credit to all players. Thanks to Bob Mason for use of his snooker centre and to Jim Angus and Phil Vowels for refereeing. The other two finals will be played at a later date.
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thumbALL COMPETITION SEMI FINALS TO BE PLAYED ON HOME OR AWAY BASIS
January 3, 2018
Only competition finals will be played on a set day and venue. All semi finals are to be played as per the draw, ie first named is home player. This is due to a lack of available referees.
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thumbSEFTON PAYNE WORLD SNOOKER CERTIFIED SNOOKER COACH
January 3, 2018
Congratulations to Sefton for recently becoming a credited World Snooker Approved Coach. Most of us know what a great player Sefton is and that he has a beautiful cue action and a great all round game. If you wish to book a lesson or two with Sefton he can be contacted on 07887 844200. He will advise costs and make arrangements to meet. Players of all abilities can improve their game with the right guidance. If you need help - give Sefton a call.
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