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.

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Latest News

thumbTEAM BYFLEET NARROWLY DENIED IN UK TOURNAMENT SEMI FINAL
November 29, 2021
The Byfleet team squad of Captain IAN ROSE, RYAN MEARS, MATT FORD, ANDREW VERNON, GEORGE REEVES and BRAD PARKER did the league proud reaching the semi finals of the UK Snooker League's Tournament held this weekend at the Crucible Club in Reading. League teams from all parts of the country took part with the competition being split into two groups of round robin matches. The top 4 in each group progressing to the quarter final knockout stages. Byfleet were drawn in the toughest group of 6 teams. Full results can be seen at:https://www.leaguesnooker.co.uk/league/snooker-results.asp?leagueid=95&divisionid=2617&seasonid=1102. A brief report is that on Saturday we started with a 4-1 win over Newbury, lost narrowly to Ormskirk 3 -2 and beat Reading 3 -2. GEORGE REEVES joined the other 5 members on Sunday and promptly won his first game against West Midlands ROB JAMES in a superb 3-2 victory against the 6 time winners. ROB is the highest ranked player in this tournaments history so it was a wonderful win. Our last group match resulted in a 3-2 loss against Bristol but by finishing a close third we progressed to the quarter finals. Pitched against Northamptonshire league WC Clarke Snooker League, who finished second in their group, we won 4-1. In the semi finals we were drawn against ante post second favourites Bristol again and despite leading 2-0 we were beaten 3-2. West Midlands went on to beat Bristol in the final and become 6 time winners. Individual honours go to RYAN MEARS who playing first in every match won all 7 games and was pipped by JAMES LEE of Torbay for the top player award by virtue of JAMES making a break of 70 against RYAN's best of 64 having both won all 7 of their matches. Up against the countries top amateurs our team showed that they belong in that company. It was a great event played in a great atmosphere. Well done team. KJ
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thumbSNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS AND FINAL DECEMBER 7TH
November 24, 2021
The 2019/2020 season's Snooker Championship finals night is to take place at Woking Snooker Centre on Tuesday December 7th starting at 7.45pm. The contestants are: current champion SEAN HARVEY v PAUL GANLEY and RYAN MEARS v IAN ROSE. Supporters and spectators are welcome. It promises to be a great evening of snooker.
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thumbPROTOCOL FOR LEAGUE MATCHES
November 24, 2021
Captains are reminded that the rules for requesting a league match cancellation are as follows: Rule 12(a) - All matches shall be played on the date specified in the fixture list unless unavoidably postponed. The Match Secretary shall be notified immediately of postponed matches, which shall be played off at the earliest possible date. Inability to field a complete team shall not of itself constitute a valid reason for postponement without the prior agreement of the Match Secretary and the opponents concerned. In the event of a postponed match the non offending team shall offer a choice of three alternative dates within the next 28 days but not all in the same week. A team then defaulting on the offer shall be deemed to have conceded the match. All games, however, must be completed before the date of the final fixture of the League concerned. The match secretary is Trevor Connors - 07947 687930. Please text Trevor in the first instance should you be seeking a valid cancellation.
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thumbSNOOKER HANDICAP PAIRS - M & M EMPHATIC WINNERS
November 11, 2021
On Wednesday November 24th Woking Snooker Centre host the semi finals and final of the 2019/2020 season's Snooker Handicap Pairs. We have a great line up, as you would expect for this very popular tournament. Handicap specialist TOM HOWICK and partner LUKE HOOPER attempt to go one better then the previous season and have reached the final again. This time they face formidable opponents in RYAN MEARS and ANDY BAREFIELD. Matches are played over two frames with aggregate scores so every point is vital. The other semi final is an intriguing tie with Egham's STEVEN WILLIAMS and JAMIE HUTCHISON up against the Staines Cons pairing of ALAN MARTY and PAUL MORRISON. Matches start at 7.45pm. MATCH REPORT'S - Staines Pair ALAN MARTY & PAUL MORRISON dominated both their semi fianl and the final to become 20019/2020 season Snooker Handicap Pairs winners. They won their semi final by 72 and the final by 97. In both matches they increased their handicap advantages after the first frames. In the semi final they led by 86 at halfway and in the final by 97 at halfway. It was their night and they thoroughly deserved the title. Backmarkers RYAN MEARS and ANDY BAREFIELD won the first frame of their semi final 93 - 26 and cruised to win the second frame by 39 points. PAUL MORRISON's 22 clearance in frame one in the final and a run of 35 midway through the second frame wrapped up an excellent performance. Thanks to woking Snooker Centre for hosting the finals evening and to Phil Vowels for refereeing.
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thumbBYFLEET AND MEARS TRIUMPH IN LHC SNOOKER TOURNAMENTS
November 1, 2021
All credit for the weekends victories for BYFLEET in the team championship and RYAN MEARS in the individual Open Tournament go to the players. When approached with entry details I discovered that most of our usual automatic picks were unavailable. The entry fee's had been increased significantly and I wasn't convinced that the format would be a success. How wrong was I? Woking's GEORGE HEATLEY put together a team and on their own initiative entered the tournaments. RYAN MEARS, originally unavailable, joined up with GEORGE, JAMES CULLEN, ALAN HARVEY and PAUL GANLEY to play in the team and individual competitions held on Saturday and Sunday at the Woking Snooker Centre. Saturday's play consisted of two groups of 4 teams playing Round Robins with the top two in each group contesting semi finals the following day. Byfleet's opening match was against previous winners WATFORD 'A'. Byfleet got off to a sparkling start with an impressive 6-2 win. EASTBOURNE 'B' were next and they were following a 6-2 win over HARROW. A 4-4 draw resulted and despite Byfleet slipping to a heavy 7-1 defeat in their last match aginst HARROW, Byfleet ended in second place in the group as othe rresults went their way. EASTBOURNE 'A' won group A and their 'B' team won group 'B'. Sunday's semi finals pitched up against impressive group 'B' winners EASTBOURNE. With the winners of THAMES VALLEY and EASTBOURNE 'A' determining the other finalists. EASTBOURNE 'B' beat THAMES VALLEY 5 -1 and our team beat EASTBOURNE 'A' 5-3. Already a superb team performance to reach the final Byfleet crushed favourites EASTBOURNE 'B' 5-1 to take the trophy for the 4th time out of the 5 events since LHC took over the running of this Inter League Championships. In the Individual knockout tournament JAMES CULLEN reached the quarter finals but was defeated by MARK WORLEY who had earlier made a century break. RYAN MEARS beat PETER EASTLAND 4-0 in his quarter final match and then defeated SANJAY MEGHANI in the semi final 4-1 and won the final 3-0 against Watford number one, MARK WORLEY, after both players had agreed to reduce it to a best of five frame match. Thanks to the efforts of Manager PETER RUDDICK and the MASON family WOKING SNOOKER CENTRE is now a superb venue for tournaments and with three teams in the league there is a real buzz and excitement about the place. Other tournaments are already in the pipeline and anyone local looking to join a club should pop in and check it out. Coach BRIAN COX has started a Junior Coaching Club and can also be booked for one to one sessions for all aged players of all abilities. Congratulations once again to the team and to RYAN. A fantastic achievement and solely down to them. I got it wrong but won't make the same mistake again. KJ
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thumbLEAGUE'S RECORD BREAKS
August 26, 2021
A summary of the highest breaks in the Byfleet Billiards and Snooker League follow:
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