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

thumbEASB ANNOUNCEMENT
June 16, 2019
EASB TO TRANSFER ALL OPERATIONS TO THE EPSB This afternoon an Extraordinary General Meeting of EASB took place in accordance with a Notice sent out to all members on 26th May. The resolution, put simply, to transfer the operations and assets of EASB to the English Partnership for Snooker and BIlliards, was passed by 180 votes to 4. The Boards of the EASB and EPSB will liaise to effect the transfer at the earliest opportunity.
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thumbNO TEARS FOR MEARS AS HE WINS 4th BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP
June 5, 2019
RYAN MEARS retained his Billiards Championship title last night at the West Byfleet Social Club adding to his 2016,2017 and 2018 titles. Both semi finals ended with scores of 200-114 with Guildford's CLIVE JONES impressing again against Sunninghill's BRAD PARKER in their match to earn a place in the 90 minute final. CLIVE recorded a 37 break whilst BRAD had a 27. In the other semi final first full season rookie ANDY BAREFIELD led the champion RYAN MEARS for a quarter of the game and highlighted what a great prospect he is at the three ball game. When he adds the 'half ball' billiards secret to his excellent potting skills he will be a formidable opponent.ANDY has had a wonderful season winning all his league matches and reaching the finals night of both billiards competitions.RYAN stepped up his game with runs of 36 and 35, aided by some nice bits of luck, to lead comfortably but was surprisingly subdued following a fantastic week in tournaments in Canada where he knocked in 9 centuries including a career highest of 260. The 90 minute final began cagily as both know each other's games well being team mates. CLIVE started quite well and played some delightful billiards but couldn't quite get the balls in perfect position to capitalise to put the champion under maximum pressure. Inevitably RYAN got going and conjured up a superb 76 break that included top of the table and a couple of beautifully played short jennies. He missed a fairly routine shot when a century looked likely. Even at this stage CLIVE was still in the game but the balls continued to defy him and further runs of 56 and 47 from RYAN put the result beyond doubt. In the final few minutes RYAN relaxed and upped his tempo to add a 36 break for good measure. Final score being 366 - 189. A thoroughly enjoyable finals night with 4 great guys competing. Who can stop RYAN in championship matches, unbeaten in the league this season and his 4th consecutive victory in the event. He has some way to go to equal or beat the legendary MARK LEONARD's haul of 11 championships but it would be a brave person to bet against it. Thanks to Ray Mears for helping with refereeing and to the West Byfleet Social Club for hosting this finals night. KJ
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thumbBILLIARDS HANDICAP CHANGE OF FINALS NIGHT
May 31, 2019
The George Harris Billiards Handicap finals night has been put forward to Wednesday June 19th at Chertsey SS. This is due to two of the players still involved being on holiday at the time of the original set date.
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thumbDO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME? IF YES, READ ON
April 2, 2019
Every player struggles with aspects of their game at times and some of us experience a crisis in confidence. The answer is to seek help. The Byfleet League is lucky to have two World Snooker Certified Coaches in our area that will answer your questions and guide you to be a better player and to give you a tailormade programme. SEFTON PAYNE has played in the league prior to concentrating on his coaching career. He was a big part of the Feltham Cons team that won the Premier Division title in 2016 and has recorded the very rare achievement of making back to back maximum breaks in a match. Renowned for a Rolls Royce cue action SEFTON has played pool and snooker at the highest level and will help you with both the technical and mental side of playing snooker. He can be contacted on 07887 844200 or by email to 'Seftonsnookercoaching@outlook.com'. BRIAN COX is a member of the Woking Snooker Centre and another fine player. His credentials and testimonials can be seen on his website - 'Briancoxsnooker.co.uk'. Brian can be contacted on 07738 261592 or by email to: 'Briancox147@gmail.com'. Both SEFTON and BRIAN are highly recommended and thoroughly nice guys.KJ
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thumbBILLIARDS COMPETITIONS DETAILS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
March 1, 2019
The draw for both billiards competitions have now been made and are on the website. The closing dates differ due to an extra round to be played in the billiards handicap. These closing dates must be adhered to so please arrange your matches quickly. The finals will be played on the dates shown and the venues will be published shortly. CONTACT RULES - THE FIRST NAMED PLAYERS HAVE 14 DAYS FROM THE START OF THE ROUND TO CONTACT THE SECOND NAMED AND ARRANGE THE MATCH. IF NO CONTACT HAS BEEN RECEIVED AFTER THE 14 DAYS THE SECOND NAMED IS TO THEN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING CONTACT AND CAN PLAY THE MATCH AT THEIR HOME CLUB. IF NO CONTACT IS MADE BY THE CLOSING DATE FROM EITHER PLAYER, BOTH WILL BE ELIMINATED. BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP - The matches are first to 200 up to and including the semi finals with the final over 90 minutes play. BILLIARDS HANDICAP - The trophy will be named and engraved in memory of George Harris. The handicaps are based on 200 points, on an owe and receive basis. For example, if a player Owes then he has to score 200 plus the amount he owes before the other player reaches his designated amount. If a player Receives then he has to score 200 less the amount he receives. If in the case of the tie between Ryan Mears and John Chiverton in Round Two, the handicap is Ryan Owes 60 and John receives 80 therefore Ryan has to score 260 points before John scores 120 to win the match. HANDICAPS - With quite a few 'new to billiards' entries this season the handicapper has had to assess some handicaps on very little criteria. If you have a query on a handicap then please contact me by text on 07767796102 and briefly give your reason why a match handicap should be reviewed. The aim is to make the matches as fair as possible and with your help we will do our utmost to succeed. All results by email to: andrewrockingham@hotmail.com or by text to me on 07767796102. Good luck. KJ
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