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.
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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
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RYAN TAKES HANDICAP IN HIS STRIDE HITTING 90 & 73 IN THE FINAL.
February 22, 2017
Knaphill Captain RYAN MEARS showed all sides of his game with wins in the semi finals and final of the Snooker Handicap to add to his win in the 2012 season.
In an evening were fortunes fluctuated Staines A TOM HOWICK despite feeling ill turned his semi final with STEVEN WILLIAMS around in dramatic style. Conceding 30 points start STEVEN played very well in the first frame to take a commanding 51 lead at the halfway stage. TOM responded with a superb 63 break to need one of the final four balls to leave STEVEN requiring penalty points. He was aided by a brown ball fluke to cap a remarkable comeback. A game of two halves, this one. RYAN got off to a good start in his semi final with DANNY HOCKING potting an excellent red along a side rail to gain position on the black after what was an excellent looking break off by his opponent. Whilst only scoring 9 from this visit RYAN showed he was cueing well. DANNY struggled to get a foothold in the match until late in the first frame but on a high teens break he overran a routine blue when looking in prime position. RYAN was keeping DANNY safe and it is fair to say the snooker gods were not on DANNY'S side as he conceded several unforeseen in off's with at least four after potting the object ball. RYAN's early 38 break increasing the pressure on DANNY as his 56 points start had soon evaporated. A good pot on a red ended up leaving DANNY straight on a yellow along a bottom cushion. Attempting to force an angle he knocked the yellow off the table leaving RYAN to clear up finishing 48 points ahead. Good match play by RYAN capitalising on DANNY's misfortunes.
The final was a delight for all spectators which included TOM as RYAN produced potting and break building of the highest quality in an opening frame break of 90. Failing to pot a brown off its spot when looking certain to make a century. From giving 63 start at the beginning RYAN now led by 40. TOM tried valiantly in the second frame but RYAN was in no mood to take chances and maintained his match play discipline. With the tie virtually decided RYAN cleared up with an outstanding 73 break that included all varieties of shots. A left handed thin cut last red the whole width of the cushion into the yellow pocket being one to remember for a long time. Winning the final by 118 points may indicate that the handicapper should be embarrassed. On this occasion it was simply that the best man won and had put up an outstanding performance. All four players made it a good evenings snooker entertainment played in a very sporting manner. Many thanks to Chertsey SS for use of their snooker room and continued support and to JIM ANGUS for refereeing. [Full Story]
SNOOKER DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
February 17, 2017
Woking Snooker Centre hosted the semi finals and finals of all four Snooker Divisional Championships last night. Once again it was a great night that produced four superb Champions.
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SUPPORT NEIL CLAYTON'S 24 HOUR SNOOKER MARATHON
January 30, 2017
Whilst we all love a few frames of snooker either against our mates or in the league, Woking Snooker Centre's NEIL CLAYTON is playing for a marathon 24 hours from 6pm on Friday March 3rd until 6pm on Saturday March 4th at his home club Woking Snooker Centre. NEIL is fundraising for Cancer Research so please, please, please make a donation via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Neil-Clayton2017.
Everyone knows someone who has been affected by this terrible illness so any amount you can afford will go to a great cause. Thank you.
BILLIARDS FIXTURES FOR NEW SEASON ONLINE
January 29, 2017
The Billiards fixtures have now been arranged and are on the website. Club reps have been emailed copies of the fixtures along with contact details of clubs and team captains. The season starts on February 23rd. Keep an eye out for the two billiard competitions that will be on the website within the next few days. Good luck. [Full Story]
COURT RULES IN OVER 50'S SNOOKER
January 19, 2017
Staines Cons, not so old, veteran MARTIN COURT added one of the few remaining Byfleet titles to his CV at the West Byfleet Social Club last night.
He has had a series of tough opponents along the way and his semi final against JOHN MONCKTON was another. JOHN has had a good season back in the Premier division including last weeks league match two frame win over Ryan Mears. It is fair to say that JOHN was feeling under the weather and didn't perform at his best but take nothing away from MARTIN who took the close opening frame before getting into his stride in the second. He went on to win 2-0 55-43 and 58-17.
PAUL JACKSON seeking a fifth seniors title started slowly against last years finalist ANDY ALLEN. Both players failing to capitalise on good opportunities. ANDY seeing the frame out the better to take a one frame lead. This spurred PAUL on and he started playing progressively better. He levelled at 1-1 with some crucial pots and played a superb deciding frame. A 50 break early doors followed by another high 20's run saw him dominate the frame. Scores 23-51, 58- 16, 81(50 -1).
The best of three final was cagey in the opening frame until PAUL called a push shot on himself when in the balls. This sporting gesture ended up being punished as MARTIN got a few god pots under his belt. He controlled the frame after this point and took a decisive lead. This brought out PAUL's fighting spirit once more and a fine 46 break levelled the match at 1-1. The final frame was a tense one and care was the byword for both players. MARTIN eeked out an excellent 37 break and was disappointed to break down trying to cannon two reds into potting positions. PAUL still had a chance on the colours needing them all from the green upwards however playing a forcing run through pot green the potted ball was rapidly followed by the cue ball leaving MARTIN in pole position. Whilst quite a few shots continued and some gallant efforts to snooker by PAUL, the game was up. MARTIN deservedly winning the frame, match and tournament. Scores 70-14, 23-68 (46), 58 (37)- 29.
Congratulations MARTIN. It was nice to see how much it meant to win this trophy against a strong opponent.
Many thanks to JIM ANGUS for refereeing and to the West Byfleet Social Club for use and preparation of their snooker room. [Full Story]
COMPETITION DEADLINE RULES
September 30, 2016
For all competitions the deadline for the first named to contact opponents is 14 days prior to the closing date. After that point the second named have the option to play at their home venue and are responsible to make contact. At the closing date, if neither have attempted to make contact then both will be eliminated. Results by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by text to 07767 796102. [Full Story]