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

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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thumbBILLIARDS HANDICAP SEMI FINALS LINE UP
June 10, 2022
The last four players vying for the 'GEORGE HARRIS' Billiards Handicap trophy to be played at Woking Snooker Centre on Tuesday June 14th are: ANDY SMITH (New Haw) v MICHAEL WHEELER (West Byfleet Social) and CRAIG CONNAUGHTON (Walton Comrades) v BRAD PARKER (Sunninghill Comrades). These semi finals start at 7.30pm and will be followed by the grand final. Supporters and spectators are welcome to come and watch the action. KJ
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thumbBILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - 5 IN A ROW FOR RYAN
June 2, 2022
Hot favourite RYAN MEARS didn't let his supporters down as he took his Billiards Championship tally to five straight wins. His 200 up semi final win over STUART CONNOR included runs of 55 and 42 in a 200 - 61 victory. MARTIN COURT capped another fine tournament reaching the final with a 200 -125 win against JAMES CULLEN. He had several teen breaks which was capped by a timely 37 when JAMES was in contention. The 90 minute final saw the best of the current Champion who produced a simply awesome display of his three ball skills. First visit was 51, quickly followed by an exact century. 151 points in the first 20 minutes of the match. He then proceeded to make another century, this time 107. It was a brilliant display of cueing. His touch and precision position really was a joy to watch and admire. He followed up with breaks of 49 and 48. MARTIN stuck to his task in admirable fashion and played some lovely shots but he was chasing shadows as RYAN never looked like wilting. Final score was RYAN 582 MARTIN 195. Breaks RYAN 51, 100, 107, 76, 38, 49, 48. MARTIN was at the table on 25 when the 90 minutes was up. Thanks to West Byfleet Social for use of their tables, which were in superb condition and to PHIL VOWELS for refereeing a semi final and to JOHN CHIVERTON for his help for fielding in the final.
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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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