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

thumbMARTIN COURT IS OVER 50's CHAMPION
February 13, 2020
West Byfleet Social staged the first finals night of the snooker season, the Over 50's snooker. The two semi finals saw MARTIN COURT get off to a bright start against STEVE DALE taking the opening frame with some crisp potting and DALTON LAWRENCE's win on the pink in a close run frame against JOHN MONCKTON. STEVE took command in the second frame leading at one point by over 20 but MARTIN forced a couple of errors to take the colours and needed the pink to win the match. STEVE played as good a safety as was possible but MARTIN dispatched a very thin cut on the pink and was relieved to see it drop after wiping its feet. DALTON meanwhile was taking advantage of a rather below form JOHN with some excellent pots and positional play. Frame scores: MARTIN 59-18, 56 -44. Dalton 47-32, 67-12. The final began in a nip and tuck fashion with the lead changing often. MARTIN stepped it up and needed just one ball from the colours but suddenly lost his composure and gradually DALTON was back in it. A superb long screw back on the pink gave DALTON the dilemma of attempting a cut black along the top cushion or play safe. He chose the latter and executed it well leaving the black near a side cushion and the white down the other end of the table. MARTIN went for glory and the black sailed in the yellow pocket as clean as a whistle. This proved pivotal as it gave MARTIN breathing space. DALTON was forced into do or die pots and in particular a red to middle that would bring rich rewards or hand MARTIN the initiative. It didn't drop and MARTIN added another 20 plus to his score. The match was over soon afterwards. MARTIN running out a deserved winner on the night to take his second title following his win in 2017. Frame scores: MARTIN 53-43, 79-41. The matches were played in great spirit which typifies the Byfleet League. Many thanks to Ian Geldard for preparing the tables and to him and West Byfleet for use of their superb snooker room.
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thumbMOLESEY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION IS NEW HOME FOR THE MOLESEY BOYS
January 2, 2020
Following the sudden closure of the Molesey Conservative Club their Division Three team are now playing from the Molesey Royal British Legion Club, St Mary's Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0ST 0208 979 3637. Captain Tom Goddards contact number is 07716 640405.
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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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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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