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 3 divisions of Billiards for around 200 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:
TRY TO DO SOMETHING SIMPLE WHEN YOU HAVE A DIFFICULT SHOT

Latest News

thumbNEW 2022-2023 SEASONS - LATEST
July 14, 2022
Reminder that clubs are requested to send a representative to the league A.G.M at Chertsey SS Club on Monday 18th July starting at 8pm. Registration forms have been sent out however if you need a copy then please contact me by email at 'stayingpositive@aol.com'. When entering competitions please note that the finals nights are scheduled to be as follows: Snooker Divisionals - Thursday following the last league week at Woking Snooker Centre, Over 50's Wednesday January 25th 2023, Snooker Championship Wednesday February 15th 2023, Snooker Triples Tuesday February 21st 2023, Snooker Pairs Monday March 6th 2023, Snooker Handicap Tuesday March 14th 2023, Billiards Handicap Tuesday May 16th 2023, Billiards Championship Wednesday May 31st 2023. The Presentation Evening is planned for Friday June 30th 2023 at the West Byfleet Social Club. Competition finals dates subject to number of entries and may change. KJ
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thumbR.I.P. TONY SHAW 1942-2022
July 6, 2022
Sad news to report. TONY SHAW recently passed away following a long illness. TONY played in the league at both snooker and billiards but the three ball game was his main love. He was a regular at the Woking Snooker Centre and was first a fully qualified referee who then became a referee examiner for the E.A.S.B. TONY officiated at many amateur events and always made himself available for league related refereeing duties. I was TONY's first candidate in his role as examiner. TONY was a good man, a family man, loved a debate and was always entertaining company. Due to his illness he had not been in the Centre for quite a while but we older members of the league will always remember him. We send our deepest condolences to his family. His funeral is at Woking Crematorium on Monday 18th July at 4pm. KJ
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thumbCONNAUGHTON IS THREE BALL HANDICAP KING
June 16, 2022
CRAIG CONNAUGHTON of Walton Comrades won his first Byfleet League individual title with a resounding win in the billiards handicap on Tuesday evening at the Woking Snooker Centre. His semi final against BRAD PARKER was a game of two halves as he got off to an absolute flyer with 15 from his break off following the red disappearing into a middle pocket. Further runs of high teens quickly followed to put BRAD over 100 behind. His excellent potting putting a deal of pressure on his opponent. BRAD crept his way back into the tie and got to within 10 at the finish. On the other table ANDY SMITH and MICHAEL WHEELER had a real ding dong battle. ANDY played some superb billiards to nullify the handicap at halfway but MICHAEL tenaciously stuck to his coattails and eventually ANDY fell over the line to win by 3. The final proved to be very one sided. CRAIG continued to pot superbly which seemed to unsettle ANDY. He had a golden opportunity when within 40 points with his ball in hand and the two object balls together he inexplicitly miscued. CRAIG then proceeded to make breaks of 25 and 35 to race into a huge lead. It could have been so different. ANDY appeared to be resigned to defeat and was unable to raise his game to his usual high level. CRAIG running out a deserved winner by 63 points. Thanks to Phil Vowels for refereeing and to Peter Ruddick of Woking Snooker Centre for preparing the tables and for hosting this finals evening. KJ
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thumbLITTLE KNOWN BILLIARDS RULE - DEFINITION AND EXPLANATION
April 15, 2022
I have been asked to post the rule in billiards regarding 'Consecutive Hazards'. A 'Hazard' being any scoring shot that does not include a cannon. A maximum of 15 hazards in a row may be played (which can include potting the opponents white) after which a cannon is needed to continue the break. Importantly after 10 such hazards the referee should announce '10 hazards' meaning that the player only has 5 more. If the referee fails to announce this after 10 hazards then the player has 5 more hazards from the moment it is announced. Upon achieving the maximum hazards the player must play a cannon if the opponents ball is on the table or a non scoring shot if it isn't. If the maximum number of consecutive hazards is exceeded it is deemed to be a foul. Two points penalty and their opponent can have the balls spotted.
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thumbPRESENTATION EVENING AT CHERTSEY SS & NR CLUB 1st JULY
March 22, 2022
Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent survey. The outcome is that Chertsey SS will stage this years Awards Evening on Friday July 1st starting at 7.45pm. We will be awarding prizes for the now completed 2019-2020 snooker season as well as this seasons snooker and billiards winners. The voting was extremely close with Chertsey polling 49% of the votes West Byfleet 45% and others 6%.
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