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

thumbSEAN HARVEY IS THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
January 22, 2020
After a very long day of snooker SEAN HARVEY at 11.26pm on Sunday night emerged as the LHC Champion of Champions winner following a 4-2 victory against JAMES O'SULLIVAN of the Harrow League at the Racks Club in Maidenhead. This event was the third following LHC taking over the organising from the Harrow League. Full credit to Paul Ives for its resurrection and opening it up to a wider range of league champions. 15 players took part under a 'double elimination' format. I think this means that they get two bites of the cherry if they lose in the first or second rounds. In the first round RYAN MEARS beat KARL TOWNSEND 3-1 aided by breaks of 111 and 41, PAUL BUNYARD beat REES CARTER 3-1 with breaks of 47 and 33 and SEAN HARVEY beat DAN DEVLIN 3-1 that included a break of 47. DAN qualified by being the Westerham League champion but has just recently moved to our area and has started playing for Walton Comrades. In round two RYAN beat STEVE BARTROPP 3-0 with a 44 break, PAUL beat the much fancied MATT WILSON 3-0 with breaks of 63, 45 and 41 but SEAN suffered a rare defeat losing 3-2 to NIGEL HOWE. This meant that SEAN, as a losing qualifier was drawn against PAUL as the winning qualifier. A match that neither would have chosen. It proved to be some match as SEAN with breaks of 90, 73, 68, 66 and 49 pipped PAUL 4-3 who had himself breaks of 56, 50 and 42. RYAN stormed through in his quarter final 4-0 against DAN DEVLIN with breaks of 39, 38 and 31. The semi finals now pitched SEAN against RYAN, with SEAN winning 4-2 including a 101 break and RYAN a 56. In the final SEAN raced into a 3-0 lead in the best of 7 contest and withheld a late challenge by JAMES O'SULLIVAN to win 4-2. SEAN making breaks of 67, 45 and 32 along the way. As you can see all three of our representatives played very well and if the draw was kinder we could have had both finalists. To rub salt into the wound O'SULLIVAN won the high break prize with a 114 break pipping RYAN'S earlier 111. SEAN continues his fantastic run of tournament successes in the last few months and this weekend contests the last rounds of the English Amateur Championships. Boy, that would be some way to top everything.
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thumbWEST BYFLEET SOCIAL - FOOD ANNOUNCEMENT
January 21, 2020
Would all teams playing league matches at the West Byfleet Social Club please note that with effect from this Thursday the hot food will be served at 10pm. Matches still in progress may be briefly adjourned in order to participate or if both players want to continue playing and eat afterwards, they can. West Byfleet always provide a lovely spread and a set time will make life easier for their fantastic staff. If other clubs wish to make similar arrangements then please let me know and I will make everyone aware. KJ
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thumbCUESTARS SENIORS (40+) TOUR - FORD WINS WHEN HE PLAYS
January 20, 2020
MATT Ford has now won all three of the legs he has entered this season on the Cuestars Seniors (40+) Tour. The 44-year-old from Bracknell climbed to third place in the rankings after his latest success in the fifth event at Jesters Snooker Club, Swindon. He beat James Height (Shepton Mallet), who won the previous leg at Waterlooville Sports Bar, 2-0 in the final to claim the £120 prize money. Ford dropped only one frame out of 15 all day – and that was to home player Neil Craycraft in the group stages. Eight groups of four with the top two going through to a last-16 knockout and all done and dusted by about 7pm. Happy days. Chandlers Ford Snooker Club hosts the sixth leg of eight on Sunday, February 16. BREAKS John Hunter: 134, 52. Neil Craycraft: 96, 64, 44. Matt Ford: 71, 67, 66, 55, 53, 47, 46. Martin Wallace: 68, 58. James Height: 67, 53, 53, 48, 40, 40. Jean-Marc Bancilhon: 62. Neil Herd: 54. Raj Puri: 51, 50. Paul Lawrence: 47, 40. Phil Morgan: 44. Neil Carroll: 40. ROUND-ROBIN GROUP POSITIONS GROUP A: 1st, John Hunter (Salisbury SC); 2nd, David Stewart (Chandlers Ford SC); 3rd, Paul Burt (Salisbury SC); 4th, Graham Leech (Crucible, Newbury). GROUP B: 1st, James Height (SWSA, Gloucester); 2nd, Neil Carroll (Chandlers Ford SC); 3rd, Herman Desmier (Bournemouth Constitutional Club); 4th, Peter Chin (Jesters, Swindon). GROUP C: 1st, Adam Denham (Keynsham Cons); 2nd, Stephen Hills (Northfleet Traders Club); 3rd, Raj Puri (Hartley Country Club); 4th, Jon Walker (Potting Shed, Aldbourne). GROUP D: 1st, Matt Ford (Sunninghill Comrades); 2nd, Neil Craycraft (Jesters, Swindon); 3rd, Chris Rigby (West Byfleet Social Club); 4th, Chris Stocker (Martock Snooker Centre). GROUP E: 1st, Neil Herd (Salisbury SC); 2nd, Steve Ashton (Salisbury SC); 3rd, George Apperley (Crucible, Newbury); 4th, James Trump (SWSA, Gloucester). GROUP F: 1st, Paul Lawrence (Park Gate RBL); 2nd, John Monckton (Woking SC); 3rd, Peter Ebbins (Greenbaize, Bournemouth); 4th, Jim Robinson (Bournemouth Constitutional Club) GROUP G: 1st, Jean-Marc Bancilhon (Camphill Social Club); 2nd, Dan Hammond (Chandlers Ford SC); 3rd, Cath Bailey (147, Swindon); 4th, Adrian Gee (147 SC, Swindon). GROUP H: 1st, Martin Wallace (Crucible, Newbury); 2nd, Phil Morgan (Chandlers Ford SC); 3rd, Pat Patel (Crucible, Newbury); 4th, Jeff Payne (West Byfleet Social Club). KNOCKOUT RESULTS LAST-16 (10 pts): Hunter 2-0 Carroll, Wallace 2-0 Hammond, Herd 2-1 Monckton, Ford 2-0 Hills, Craycraft 2-0 Denham, Lawrence 2-1 Ashton, Morgan 2-0 Bancilhon, Height 2-0 Stewart. QUARTER-FINALS (12 pts, £15): Wallace 2-1 Hunter, Ford 2-0 Herd, Lawrence 2-1 Craycraft, Height 2-1 Morgan. SEMI-FINALS (15 pts, £40): Ford 2-0 Wallace, Height 2-1 Lawrence. FINAL (25/18 pts, £120/£60): Ford 2-0 Height.
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thumb'MONKEY' IN SIGHT AS HARVEY MAKES IT 8 IN A ROW
January 14, 2020
Staines Cons star SEAN HARVEY's remarkable run in the Cuestars Championship Tour continued at Fareham on Sunday with a 5th win of the season and 8th in succession. In an all Byfkleet League final his 67 break in the deciding frame of 5 meant the runners up spot for Knaphill's RYAN MEARS. RYAN knocked in the days highest break with a superb 120. SEAN is 55 points clear in the Tour with 3 events remaining. The overall Tour Champion will take home the trophy and pocket £500.00.
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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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thumbLEAGUE'S RECORD BREAKS
January 2, 2020
A summary of the highest breaks in the Byfleet Billiards and Snooker League follow:
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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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