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Oct 2017
summer league main team knockout


Played at Kennys Sportsbar

Played on Sunday 17th September 2017

Match Scorecard -

Dave Whitfield L W Jim Simpson
Mike Barker W L Giles Eastwood
Dave Barker W L Gav Davies
Ian Lewis L W Andy Rawlinson
Mike Barker W L Giles Eastwood
Dave Barker 8 L Andy Rawlinson
Dave Whitfield - - Gav Davies
Result 4 2  

Congratulations go to The Kennys Cue on becoming Summer League champions for the 9th time.

They were made to work hard for their 4-2 win over their rivals Kennys Bear.

Mike Barker and Dave Barker both won 2 frames each, with Dave winning it with an '8 ball' finish. Both Dave Whitfield and Ian Lewis had their chances but fine clearances for the Kennys Bear saw Jim Simpson and Andy Rawlinson made the score 2-2 at the halfway stage.

Giles Eastwood and Gav Davies also saw good chances go begging and lost their matches.
Player not featured in the Final was Martin Priestley who missed the final due to work commitments.
Also big thank you to Kevin Brown & Jason Armishaw for refereeing the final.
Also a big thank you to Kennys Sportsbar for hosting the Final.

Oct 2017
pippa steele trophy - ladies knockout

Ladies Knockout Qualifying groups
Pippa Steele Trophy
Results and qualifiers for Finals Night

Group A
Irene Wood 3-0 Adele Cooper
Kirsty Lawrence 3-0 Heather Rothan
Wood 3-0 Rothan
Lawrence 3-1 Cooper
Cooper 3-1 Rothan
Lawrence 3-2 Wood
Group Winner - Kirsty Lawrence

Group B
Tasha Farmer L-W Charlene Marsden-Till
Marsden-Till W-L Beckie Brundrett
Farmer W-L Brundrett
Group Winner - Charlene Marsden-Till

Group C
Charlotte Shelley 3-0 Tori Meeley
Lynda Simpson 3-0 Meeley
Shelley 3-2 Simpson
Group Winner - Charlotte Shelley

All Group winners qualify for semi finals
Remaining semi final place to be decided by round robin group involving the following players
Irene Wood, Tasha Farmer & Lynda Simpson.

Each player plays each other once, best of 3 frames and starts at 7pm.
Fixtures will be
1. Irene Wood v Tasha Farmer
2. Lynda Simpson v Winner match 1.
3. Loser match 1 v Lynda Simpson
In event off a tie, most frames won or 1 frame shootout.
Semi finals to start after completion of play off group. Draw to be made on night.

All the best to all ladies.

Oct 2017
doubles knockout finals night

Doubles Knockout 2017

Quarter Final Results
Played on Sunday 15th October 2017

Hop Pole
R Jenkinson & R Davies 2-3 G DAVIES & J SIMPSON
St Georges
B RUTTLEDGE & A PEARCEY 3-0 D Ashton & A Palin
Metro Bar
D WHITFIELD & R WHARNE 3-2 A Lewis & M Shaw
Joiners Arms
K Brown & A Rawlinson 1-3 A MASON & M ADDISON

All Quarter Final winners progress through to the Finals Night

Finals Night to be held Kennys Sports Bar
To be played on Sunday 22nd October 2017
Draw to be made at 7:45pm. Start 8:00pm. Scratch 8:15pm
Semi Finals Best of FIVE frames
Final Best of SEVEN frames
STOPWATCH to be used - 60 second call.

Best of luck to all players

Oct 2017
annual general meeting news

AGM News update

  Kev Brown and the committee have stated about Matchballs and has said that 'Pro cups' are still to be brought in by the start of the 2018/19 season. Also Kev did say that this season, all teams must now use red and yellow matchballs only, however venues which have RED cloth can use blue and yellow matchballs

  Dave Baker has decided to stand down from the committee. Dave has served the Sunday Pool League committee since the day it started and was given a warm and appreciative round of applause from all playing members that attended the meeting. It has been decided that Dave will continue as an honorary committee member with the freedom to join in meetings where it is possible.
I personally would like to thank Dave for all his support, hard work and honest opinions that he contributed to all meetings and wish him all the best for the futures. Cheers Mr Dave Baker It's been an honour.

This means that committee members are needed. Three people have offered their services which was all accepted. They are-
Simon Davies (Institute SC)
Gaz Bryant (Joiners Arms)
Les Murphy (Star & Garter)

Two proposals were brought up at the meeting
1. Stopwatch - after much discussion it was voted against with 5 votes for and 12 votes against
2. 'Lag for break' - instead of toss of coin for alternate breaks, it was proposed that lag for break would be another alternative. Again after discussion it was unanimously voted in and will be in affect as from the start of the Winter Season 2017/18.

Presentation evening will be held at Kennys on Friday 1st December 2017
Winter League Season to start 12th November 2017.

Thank you to all teams and players for attending the meeting.
Meeting closed at 8:35pm.

Oct 2017
singles, doubles & ladies competitions


Due to an error on the date for Singles 1st & 2nd round, it is NOT the 15th October as stated on the paper copies at the venues. It is Sunday 8th October. Below is a list of all the dates for the Singles, Doubles and ladies competitions

These are the forthcoming dates for the Singles and doubles Knockouts

Sun 8th Oct - SINGLES 1st & 2nd Round
Sun 15th Oct - DOUBLES Quarter Finals
Sun 29th Oct - SINGLES Last 16

Also other competitions are as follows

Sun 15th Oct - Ladies singles knockout qualifiers
Sun 15th & 22nd Oct - singles plate 1st & 2nd round (due to players involved in doubles)
Sun 22nd Oct - Ladies finals night (last 4)
Sun 29th Oct - Singles Plate quarters & semi Finals.
Sun 5th Nov - Singles Plate Final.

These dates are confirmed

New copies will be sent out to all pubs/clubs.

Sep 2017
summer league knockout


Semi Final Results - played Sunday 10th September 2017

THE KENNYS CUE 4-0 Hop Pole C...
played @Institute

Institute SC 3-4 KENNYS BEAR
played @Hop Pole

  The Kennys Cue reached their 10th summer KO Final after a fine 4-0 win over the Hop Pole C. In a match played at the Institute, it was Dave Whitfield (capt), Mike Barker, Dave Barker and Ian Lewis who all won their matches, with Martin Priestley not having a game, to put the 'cueman' through.
  The other Semi Final saw Kennys Bear see off the holders Institute SC in a close fought match. Institute went 2-0 and 3-2 up and looked in a very good position. However, fine wins for Andy Rawlinson & Gav Davies won two each to see them through to their 4th Final. Both Giles Eastwood and Jim Simpson (capt) lost their matches for the Bear. For the Institiute SC, it was Rob Wharne with 2 wins (incl an 8 ball) and Alan Sim who replied.

To be played Sunday 17th September 2017

Venue - @Kennys Sportsbar - Table 12



Semi Final Results
played Sunday 10th September 2017

KENNYS 4-0 Kennys Killers
played @Kennys Sportsbar

JOINERS ARMS 4-2 Institute Islanders
played @St Georges

Reports to follow.....

To be played Sunday 17th Sept 2017

Venue - @Hop Pole



Quarter Final Results
played Sunday 10th September 2017

GPO Social C 3-4 KENNYS 8's
METRO BAR 4-1 Oxleathers B

Semi Final Draw
To be played Sunday 17th September 2017.

Princess Royal A v Highfields Club B
To be played @Metro Bar

Metro Bar v Kennys 8's
To be played @Princess Royal

All the best to All teams.

Sep 2017
summer league main knockout

Played on 3rd September 2017

Quarter Final Results

KENNYS BEAR 4-1 Metro Bar A
HOP POLE C 4-1 St Georges
INSTITUTE SC 4-0 Oxleathers A

Holders Institute SC eased into the Semi Final of the Summer League knockout with a 4-0 win over Oxleathers A. Alan Sim, Rob Wharne, Gaz Davies and Mark Billingsley all won for the 'stute'. The Kennys Cue (8 x winners) saw off the challenge of GPO Social A, winning 4-1. Mike Barker(2), Dave Barker & Dave Whitfield all won for the 'cueists'. Phil Alldiss was the sole winner for the 'postmen'. Stan Bent holders Hop Pole C ran out 4-1 winners over reigning League Champions St Georges. Alan Mason, Duncan Sunderland and Simon Key(2) all won for the 'pole'. Paddy Baidwan was the 'georges' only winner. Kennys Bear made it through to the Semi Finals after a fine 4-1 win over Stan Bent runners Up Metro Bar A. Gav Davies (2, incl an '8 ball'), Jim Simpson and Andy Rawlinson all won for the 'bear'. Alan farrow was the only winner for the 'met'.

Semi Final Draw - All matches to be played at NEUTRAL Venues
To be played Sunday 10th Sept 2017

The Kennys Cue v Hop Pole C
To be played @Institute

Institute SC v Kennys Bear
To be played @Hop Pole

Aug 2017
annual general meeting 2017

To be held @Kennys Sportsbar, Stafford.

SUNDAY 24th September 2017. 7 45pm Meeting Start

New & Present teams are invited to join the

Market Promotions Stafford Sunday Pool League Winter Season 2017/18.

To enter a team, you are required to participate at this meeting. The Winter league Fees are £50 per team and need to be paid on this night.

However, teams that cannot make this date must contact the following League officers -

Lynda Simpson (League Treasurer) 07815 827446

Dave Whitfield (League Secretary) 07895 008392

Kev Brown (League Chairman) 07831 192116

Fees: £50 PER TEAM payable on the night*



 1. Winter League 2017/18 Registration Sign in 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

2. Chairman to read the 2016 AGM minutes

3. Chairman's Report

4. League Secretaries Report

5. League Treasurer's Report

6. Election of Officers and Committee Members**

7. Proposed changes**

8. Constitution Amendments

9. Any Other Business (AOB)


Please note that that Election of Officers and any Proposed Changes MUST be put in writing and sent to the League Secretary by Sunday 3rd September 2017.

 Changes CANNOT be made on the night of the meeting.
If any teams are unavailable to attend then please contact any of the league Officers, However this does mean that payment must be made before the Set date


Aug 2017
summer league knockout information

ALL the Group Winners go through to the Main Knockout draw along with the TWO Best Runners up.

  The FOUR BEST Group Winners will have home advantage. The Group Winners are as follows (ave points per game - due to one group having played more matches)

Group A - St Georges (8.50) completed 

Group B - Kennys Bear (9.29) 1 to play

Group C - The Kennys Cue (9.14) 1 to play

Group D - Hop Pole C (9.43) 1 to play

Group E - to be decided between either GPO A (8.14) or Joiners (7.29) both 1 to play

Group F - to be decided between either Institute SC (8.86) or Met Bar A (7.43) both 1 to play

TWO best Runners up is between

Group A - Oxleathers A (8.00) completed

Group B - Kennys (5.67) 2 to play

Group C - Hop Pole D (6.86) 1 to play

Group D - Institute Islanders (6.57) 1 to play

Both Group E and F are stated above. 

  The remaining FOUR Runners up will receive home advantage in the Summer plate Quarter finals They will be drawn against the FOUR BEST 3rd placed teams. Info will follow later as to regards placings.

   There will be also a minor competition to the remaining teams who didn't qualify for the main and plate knockouts. The prize for this competition will be a shield for the pub/club.

Jul 2017
8-ball hat-trick

Dave Barker (The Kennys Cues) recently completed a rare hat-trick of 8-balls in the Sunday Pool League.

The run of clearances started with two wins at St Georges, taking advantage of the biggest pockets in the League.

The third consecutive 8-ball was at home against Morris Man where, for good measure (mainly due to poor positional play), he finished off with 2 doubles into the same middle pocket.

The chance of making it four in a row was scuppered when Dave had a dry break in the second half, leaving Rob Wharne holding onto the outright record of four consecutive 8-balls.

Jun 2017
winter team subsidiary ko final

Played on Sunday 11th June 2017

Venue - Kennys Sportsbar


St Georges became the Subsidiary Team KO winners after securing a 4-1 victory over fellow 1st division side GPO A. St Georges already secured the 1st division Title the week before and thus make it a league and cup double.

John Daniels (Georges) was on first against Ant Davis (GPO). Davis went for his shots and looked in a great position until he unfortunately went in off on his final red. Daniels made no mistake and gave the Georges a 1-0 lead.
Robbie Jenkinson (Georges) was next on and took on Mark Sheerin (GPO). Both had chances but then it became a tactical frame and it was Sheerin who seized his chance and pot the black to level the scores at 1-1.
Paddy Baidwan (Georges) took on James Alldiss (GPO) in frame 3. Baidwan showed some fine form and his attacking style of play was rewarded with a nice clearance to make the score 2-1 to the Georges.
Jamie Woolley (Georges) was then paired against Mick Bryant (GPO) in frame 4 and from the start Woolley was in his stride. He took his chance and was rewarded with an '8 ball clearance' to give the Georges a 3-1 lead at the halfway point.
Jenkinson was on fifth and played Phil Alldiss (GPO). The match became a nervous frame and a long tactical battle was evident. Jenkinson dug in and was given a chance, he duly took it and won the match 4-1 to give the Georges the Winter Subsidiary KO trophy.

Another fine Final played in great spirit. Thank you to Lynda Simpson, Jason Armishaw and Neil Addison in refereeing the Final. Also thank you to Kennys Sportsbar for the use of their tables and food.

Jun 2017
stan bent team knockout final

Played on Sunday 11th June 2017
Venue - Kennys Sportsbar

HOP POLE C 4-3 Metro Bar A

Hop Pole C became Stan Bent Team KO champions for the 2nd time (previously 2008/9) after overcoming a determined Metro Bar A team in the Final.

Alan Mason (Pole) started of proceedings with a fine performance against Alan Farrow (Met Bar) to put the Hop Pole C 1-0 up.
Mick Addison (Pole) then played Dave Ashton (Met Bar) in frame 2 and after an exchange of tactical play, Addison went for the clearance and put the Hop Pole C 2-0 up.
Duncan Sunderland (Pole) took on Warren Jesney (Met Bar) in frame 3 and Sunderland looked in a good position, but an 'in off' brought Jesney in and he duly took his chance to bring the Met Bar back in at 2-1 down.
Kev Brown (Pole) was drawn against Andy Palin (Met Bar) and Brown was in complete control. Then an uncharacteristic miss on his final yellow gave Palin a chance. He took it well with a fine clearance to level the match at 2-2.
Brown was straight back on in frame 5 and this time was up against Jesney. The match started of rather cagey, but another miss by Brown let Jesney back in. It looked a straight forward finish but he left his final shot blind on the black. With a bit of fortune, the black sat up and for the first time the Met Bar were ahead, 3-2 up.
Addison was next on in frame 6 and he was up against Andy Palin. The match was showing signs of tension but Addison had other ideas, he was left a chance and after some fine positioning he left himself a long black and he nailed it and so bring the scores level at 3-3.
Mason and Farrow were paired against each other in the Final Frame. Nerves started to show as both players knew that one loose shot could mean the end. After an exchange of snookers, Farrow left one short and gave Mason a great chance. He potted a long Final red and sunk a long black into the corner to give the Hop Pole C the Stan Bent Trophy.

A great Final played in great spirit, also a great turnout of fans from both teams and a great way to end the Winter season
Thanks to Tom Vernon, Dave Whitfield and Jason Armishaw for refereeing the final. Also thank you to Kennys Sportsbar for their hospitality in providing the tables and food.

Jun 2017
summer league fixtures

31 Teams have entered the Summer league. There are SIX groups, comprising ONE group of SIX teams and FIVE groups of FIVE teams.

Sunday 18th June 2017

Tap n Spile v Highfields A...
Oxleathers A v Kennys Z
Kings Horse v St Georges

Metro Bar v Kennys
Highfields B v Princess Royal A
Kennys Bear have a Free Week

The Kennys Cue v Hop Pole D
Morrisman v GPO Social B
St Georges A have a Free Week

Hop Pole C v Kennys Titans
Kennys Toolz v Institute Islanders
Princess Royal B have a Free Week

Kennys 8's v Oxleathers B
Hop Pole A v Joiners Arms
GPO Social A have a Free Week

Kennys Killers v Metro Bar A
Legion Lions v GPO Social B
Institute SC have a Free Week

Full Fixture Lists and result cards will be dropped off at all pubs/clubs at beginning of next week.

May 2017
singles & doubles knockouts 2017


Players who have played during the Winter Season are eligible to enter the forthcoming Singles & Doubles Knockout. Those players MUST have played in THREE matches during that season..

Doubles players can play from different teams

ENTRY FEES for SINGLES are £2.50 each
ENTRY FEES for DOUBLES are £5.00 per doubles

CLOSING DATE for Registering is SUNDAY 30th JUNE 2017
ALL FEES to be paid by this date without fail.

May 2017
stan bent team knockout

Stan Bent Team KO Semi Final Results

Played on Sunday 14th May 2017

Venue - Hop Pole
METRO BAR A 4-3 Joiners Arms

Venue - Metro Bar
HOP POLE C 4-2 Kennys Bear

Metro Bar A reached the Stan Bent Team KO Final for the time. They came back from 3-1 down to see off the challenge of the Joiners Arms. Warren Jesney (2 wins, including an 8 ball), Dave Ashton and Alan Farrow were the victors for the Met Bar. Brendon Ruttledge, Paul Loughhead & Andy Pearcey responded for the Joiners

Hop Pole C will play the Metro Bar in the final after they came back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 v Kennys Bear. Giles Eastwood & Andrew Rawlinson gave the Bear a great start. But wins by Simon Key (2), Alan Mason and Kevin Brown saw the Hop Pole through to the Final.

Thank you to both the Hop Pole and Metro Bar for hosting the Semi Finals

To be played Sunday 11th June 2017
Venue - KENNYS SPORTSBAR, 8pm Start


Good luck to both Teams.