The Byfleet League

   
 
 

A Surrey Snooker and Billiards League for clubs within a 15 miles radius of Byfleet.

The league was founded in 1946 as The Byfleet & District Billiards & Snooker League. It has developed into a highly competitive league for players of all standards.

We currently run 3 divisions of Snooker and 2 divisions of Billiards for around 150 registered players. The Snooker season runs from September and is followed by a season of 14 weeks for Billiards.

Take a look around, we hope you like what you see. Feel free to give us feedback by email to kelvin@byfleetleague.co.uk

Thought of the season:
The most important shot you make is the next one

Latest News

thumbEND OF APRIL SNOOKERZ OPEN SNOOKER
April 3, 2024
The Snookerz Open 2024 (at Woking Snooker Centre ; 27 & 28 April) is coming up soon. The winner will get a minimum of £600 , with 7 other paid places, and a high break prize. Everyone is welcome to enter with discounts for WDBS & Under 16 players. The tournament is capped at 48 entries meaning its likely to sell out before the day itself so last minute entries may not be possible. Secure your place to avoid disappointment. Info & Entry :https://snookerz.co.uk/2024-snookerz-open FAQ's :https://snookerz.co.uk/2024faq
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thumbRIP MARTIN PERRY
March 30, 2024
Following a lengthy illness sadly Martin passed away recently. The long time Lightwater Village Club player and league representative was a great friend to many members of the Byfleet League. He is held in great esteem by all of us who knew him and he will be sadly missed. Martin's funeral will be held at the Easthampstead Crematorium at 3pm on Monday 8th April followed by a wake at the Lightwater Village Club. All are welcome to pay respects to a lovely man. KJ
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thumb9th CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MARK LEONARD
March 19, 2024
30 YEARS ON FROM HIS 1st TITLE, LEONARD MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY WITH HIS 9th CHAMPIONSHIP IN A DECIDING FRAME THRILLER. Full report follows but go to the Woking Snooker Centre you tube channel to watch the whole match. The last two frames were especially epic. KJ Mark won the first frame 68-21 with the aid of a 41 break. Matt responded well winning the second with a 29. The third frame went the way of Mark 81-42. Matt levelled with a break of 56, the score ending 75-12. The deciding frame saw Matt get off to a good start but a missed pink to a middle pocket gave Mark a chance which he took superbly. An excellent first red was followed by 52 more points. Matt needed a snooker but was in one which he failed to get out of and the match was over. Final frame score 75-38. Mark equals Chris Ross's record of 9 titles with this victory. All the more remarkable considering he only returned to league snooker in the 2022-23 season following a 7 year break from competitive snooker. Matt narrowly missed out on a trio of league, Divisional and Championship titles but finished as number one in the Premier stats for a second successive season. Many thanks to Peter Ruddick and the Woking Snooker Centre for hosting this and many finals throughout the season and to Terry Teeman for refereeing. Some of you might not know that Terry, via Snookerz.co.uk (his website) and CueSurrey (on X platform) , is a huge contributer to amateur and grass roots snooker with player sponsorship and a tournament organiser. Check out his website and tweets for more information and upcoming events. KJ
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thumbDIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
March 1, 2024
LAST NIGHT AT Woking Snooker Centre Before I go on to the results of all three snooker divisional championships I want to thank Peter Ruddick and Woking Snooker Centre for once again letting us stage the 6 semi finals and 3 finals at their club. Peter had the tables immaculately prepared and the two matches on table 1 were streamed live on Woking's youtube channel. Also our grateful thanks to Phil Vowels, Paul Morrison, Darren Weetman, Sean Wicks, Dalton Lawrence, Stuart Spiers and Terry Teeman for refereeing and score keeping. A big crowd enjoyed some great snooker and the atmosphere in the club was buzzing. Onto the results. Semi finals - Premier - ANDREW VERNON beat ANDY CHAUHAN 2 - 0 (58-29, 66-55), MATT FORD beat LEWIS FRAMPTON 2-1, (62-55, 37-61, 50-30) Division One - TOM HOWICK beat PETER BUTLER 2-1 (32-65, 70-46, 72-33), LUKE HOOPER beat SHAUN WILLIAMS 2-1 (45-55, 51-21, 71-44), Division Two - MICHAEL WHEELER beat JOHN CHIVERTON 2-1, (36-59, 64-59, 69-15), MICHAEL EASTMOND beat STUART SPIERS 2-0, (69-42, 70-37). Finals - Premier - MATT FORD beat ANDREW VERNON 2-0, (59-52, 70-46) Division One -TOM HOWICK best LUKE HOOPER 2-0, (66-24, 66-49), Division Two - MICHAEL EASTMOND beat MICHAEL WHEELER 2-0, (45-34, 63-29). Breaks -Andy Chauhan 38, Lewis Frampton 36, Matt Ford 32, Luke Hooper 30, Michael Eastmond 30. Congratulations to MATT FORD, TOM HOWICK and MICHAEL EASTMOND who are this seasons divisional snooker champions. Next up is the Snooker Championship semi finals and final at West Byfleet Social Club on Wednesday March 6th featuring MATT FORD, MARK LEONARD, ANDREW VERNON and LEWIS FRAMPTON in the best of 5 matches. 7.30pm start. KJ
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thumbSNOOKERZ OPEN - COMING SOON.
March 1, 2024
"Terry T / snookerz.co.uk confirmed today that a 2024 Q-School place (to the value of £600 or a £550 cash alternative) will be up for grabs for the winner of the 2024 Snookerz Open to beheld at Woking Snooker Centre on 27 & 28 April. Places are limited and will be capped at 48. For more information please visit www.snookerz.co.uk / Twitter(X) - www.x.com/CueSurrey Payment must be made with registration (via card) - Snookerz can not hold places without payments'.
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thumbJOHN CHIVERTON WINS SNOOKER HANDICAP
February 22, 2024
Lightwater Village's JOHN CHIVERTON is having a fine season. His team is in contention for the Division Two title and he is in the final four in the Divisional Championship next week. It got even better last night at the Woking Snooker Centre when he overcame Darren Weetman and Martin Wallace to become the seasons snooker handicap champion. Semi finals - Report by referee Phil Vowels John v Darren John was awarded a 56 start but Darren hit his stride after the reds had initially run awkwardly in the opener. His break of 31 put him back in contention until John countered with a 21 of his own. The key ball proved to be the green: Darren went in-off and John later cleared blue to black to take a lead of 44 into the second. The handicap yet again proved to be well projected as the second frame reached one of the most tense and bizarre conclusions you're likely to see. For a while, it followed a similar pattern to the first: Darren made a 22 and John hit back, holding his lead to leave Darren needing two snookers on the brown. By potting it, Darren knew he'd just need one snooker to tie on the blue and duly played a superb safety shot to bring the black out of baulk and nestle next to the pink near the top corner pocket. Within a few shots, he achieved not just one snooker but two. John missed the blue twice and then left it up. Darren played a dead-weight roll to the top corner but underhit it and watched in horror: John faced the simplest of pots to secure the match. He got the blue but inexplicably snookered himself on the pink. He had to go up and down through baulk to hit it, knowing that any miss would probably hand the match to Darren, given where the black was. John played a lovely escape to hit the pink and leave it safe but, one shot later, went in-off! You could cut the atmosphere with a knife. Who would get over the line? Darren still needed both balls but didn't get a clear chance on the pink. He eventually mis-hit a safety and left it John- to his great relief - rolled it into the middle and literally fell over the line. What a match! Martin v Dan Devlin Martin receiving 28 got off to a fast start and led by nearly 70 by mid first frame despite good play by both players. They were both cuing well and their safety was excellent and it was a case of who would get the opportunities. Through patient and skillful snooker Dan clawed back the deficit to 12 points by the end of the first frame. Martin responded superbly with a break of 38 after Dan unexpectedly missed a pink when leading by 14 with reds in open play.It was nip and tuck thereafter and a thoroughly enjoyable match ended with Martin potting match ball pink. The final - John receiving 80 v Martin Despite a slow start Martin made inroads into the handicap and without making any recordable breaks he was less then 30 behind on the black in the opening frame. However, John sunk the balck to take a 33 point lead into the second frame. With 12 reda left Martin was 20 behind and seemed a certain favourite. Inexplicably chance after chance came and went for him. John sensing an opportunity played more adventurously and reaped the reward. He led by 41 with two reds left and saw the match out with a series of long pots. Congratulations to John. Many thanks to Phil for refereeing and Peter Ruddick and the Woking Snooker Centre for hosting the finals of this competition. KJ
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thumbVOWELS, JONES AND PALMER TAKE TRIPLES GLORY!
January 17, 2024
West Byfleet were always going to be holding the magnificent Jersey Triples Trophy in their cabinet for the next twelve months but which of the two trio's would take the spoils. The random draw pitched Alex Jones against Mick Doherty in the opening game. Mick started much the better, building up an early lead. Alex failed to take his opportunities and inexplicably gave points away with fouls including miscues. It all changed on the last red and colours. Mick rattled the last red and saw it land over the opposite pocket. Alex took it with a black. The same happened on the yellow but this time with all of the colours in open play and in inviting positions Alex had a chance to redeem the game. He duly did, clearing with 27 to win the frame by 21 and reducing the team deficit to just 7 (allowing for the 28 handicap). Next up was Reece Palmer against Mark Flatt. Mark potted the opening red, a plant, but faced a tricky black along the top cushion that he had to go for. Missing this difficult pot proved costly as Reece promptly made 22 and ran for cover. He had the safety play initiative now and Mark was on the defensive for a long period. Reece playing very assuredly and taking what was there soon built up a good lead. A serious of excellent pots by Mark midway through the frame brought him back in with a chance but he was always having to chase. Again the colours played a massive factor. Reece clearing the last four putting his team 34 in front with Phil Vowels to play the deciding frame against Aaron Castle. Aaron got the first real chance and made a nice 15 break and soon after got in around the black spot. Red, black, red went down but on a relatively straightforward black he miscued, conceding the seven points. It was pretty even after this and Aarron needed two snookers on the brown. He got one but left a thin snick on the brown which Phil gratefully sank. His team winning by 28. The colours in the first two frames long with Aarons miscue on a black were pivotal in an intriguing battle played in great spirit by the six finalists. Congratulations to Alex, Reece and Phil. KJ
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thumbLEAGUE'S RECORD BREAKS AND CENTURIONS
December 21, 2023
A summary of the highest breaks in the Byfleet Billiards and Snooker League follow:
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thumbNEW LEAGUE RECORD BREAK IN DIV ONE
December 21, 2023
Sean Harvey's 2018 break of 111 was eclipsed last night by Woking 'B's PAUL BUNYARD after he recorded a magnificent 126 in his teams 6-0 win over Woking 'C'. PAUL already holds the Prems record break of 139 from 2011. Absent until this season since Covid, the league is delighted to see PAUL back playing and demonstrating his superb skills. Many congratulations PAUL.
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