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Nov 2017
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presentation evening

Market Promotions Stafford Sunday Pool League

POOL PRESENTATION EVENING

Date : Friday 1st December 2017...
Venue : Kennys Sportsbar
Doors open 7:30pm. Bar open till late.
FREE ENTRY

List of Trophy Winners

Winter Season 2016/17

DIVISION ONE
Champions - ST GEORGES
Runners up - THE KENNYS CUE
Most Wins - R Jenkinson (St Georges)
Jim Simpson most 8 Ball - G Davies (Kennys Bear) & S Key (Hop PoleC)

DIVISION TWO
Champions - INSTITUTE SC
Runners up - HIGHFIELDS CLUB A
Most Wins - M Billingsley (Institute SC)
Jim Simpson most 8 Ball - R Wharne (Institute SC)

DIVISION THREE
Champions - KENNYS TAP
Runners up - KINGS HORSE
Most Wins - D Richardson (Kennys Tap)
Jim Simpson most 8 Ball - T Wright (Luckpenny A)

Winter Team Knockouts

STAN BENT TEAM KNOCKOUT
Winners - HOP POLE C
Runners up - METRO BAR A
Semi Finalists - Kennys Bear & Joiners Arms
SUBSIDIARY TEAM KNOCKOUT
Winners - ST GEORGES
Runners up - GPO SOCIAL A

Summer Season 2017

SUMMER GROUP WINNERS
Group A - ST GEORGES
Group B - THE KENNYS CUE
Group C - KENNYS BEAR
Group D - HOP POLE C
Group E - GPO SOCIAL A
Group F - INSTITUTE SC

SUMMER MAIN KNOCKOUT
Champions - THE KENNYS CUE
Runners up - KENNYS BEAR
Semi Finalists - Hop Pole C & Institute SC

SUMMER PLATE KNOCKOUT
Winners - KENNYS
Runners up - JOINERS ARMS

Summer Sub Plate Knockout
Winners - Highfields Club B
Runners up - Metro Bar

SINGLES & DOUBLES KNOCKOUTS

SINGLES Competition
Champion - GAV DAVIES (Kennys Bear)
Runner up - MIKE BARKER (The Kennys Cue)
Semi Finalists - R Wharne & A Sim (both Institute SC)

SINGLES PLATE Competition
Winner - Dave Whitfield (The Kennys Cue)
Runner up - Chris Broomhall (Kennys)

LADIES Competition
Winner - IRENE WOOD (Star & Garter A)
Runner up - CHARLOTTE SHELLEY (Kennys)
Semi Finalists - K Lawrence (GPO Club C) & C Marsden-Till (Morrisman)

DOUBLES Competition
Champions - MICK ADDISON & ALAN MASON (Hop Pole C)
Runners up - GAV DAVIES & JIM SIMPSON (Kennys Bear)
Semi Finalists - R Wharne & D Whitfield (Institute SC/Kennys Cue); A Pearcey & B Ruttledge (Joiners)

THREE other awards will be announced on the night

Look forward to seeing everyone on the night.

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Nov 2017
07
pippa steele trophy

Stafford Sunday Ladies Singles Knockout - Pippa Steele Trophy

Played on Sunday 21st October 2017

Venue Kennys Sportsbar

  Congratulations to Irene Wood on becoming ladies Champion for the 3rd time in row. She overcame the challenge of another 3 time ladies champion in Charlotte Shelley 4-1 in the Final. The match was a lot closer then the score line suggests as both players showed off their county experience.
  Irene, however was to work a lot harder to reach the final then Charlotte as she had come through a play off group with Tasha Farmer and Lynda Simpson. Irene had a close match against Tasha winning 2-1 and then played another county ladies player Lynda and won 2-0.
  In the semi final Charlotte was drawn against Charlene Marsden-Till and ran out 3-0 Winner. Irene then played Kirsty Lawrence, Kirsty the week before, inflicted a first defeat over Irene but this time Irene made amends and won 3-0 to reach the Final.

Results on the Finals night

Play Off Group Results - 3 player Round Robin

Irene Wood 2-1 Tasha Farmer

Irene Wood 2-0 Lynda Simpson

Tasha Farmer NM Lynda Simpson

Semi Final Results

Charlotte Shelley 3-0 Charlene Marsden-Till

Irene Wood 3-0 Kirsty Lawrence

Final Result - referees : Tom Vernon & Dave Whitfield

Charlotte Shelley 1-4 Irene Wood

Thank you to Kennys Sportsbar on hosting the final.

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Nov 2017
07
stafford sunday doubles knockout finals

Played Sunday 22nd October 2017

Venue : Kennys Sportsbar

  Congratulations to Hop Pole C’s Alan Mason & Mick Addison on becoming the Stafford Sunday Pool League Doubles champions. They saw off the challenge of Kennys Bear’s Gavin Davies & Jim Simpson in the Final, winning 4-1.
  Alan Mason was runner up last season (with Duncan Sunderland) and wins his first individual trophy alongside Mick Addison who had now won his 3rd doubles title (Previously 2001 & 2006 -both with John Grobnik). Gav Davies was a previous winner back in 2005 (with Lee Whitehouse) whereas it was Jim Simpson first final.
  In the semi final, defending champions Rob Wharne & Dave Whitfield suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Davies & Simpson. The match featured 3 x 8 ball clearances, 2 by Davies and 1 by Wharne.
In the other Semi Final, Mason & Addison won 3-0 against first time semi finalists Brendon Ruttledge & Andy Pearcey.
  In the Final it was a game of tension and a tactical fight. The match took a turn when both Mason & Addison changed the tempo and fine clearances from both Mason & Addison clinch the doubles crown in front of a good size crowd.

Results on the night

Semi Final

Dave Whitfield & Rob Wharne (The Kennys Cue/Institute SC) 2-3 GAV DAVIES & JIM SIMPSON

ALAN MASON & MICK ADDISON 3-0 Brendon Ruttledge & Andy Pearcey (Joiners Arms)

FINAL

ALAN MASON & MICK ADDISON 4-1 Gav Davies & Jim Simpson

  Thanks goes to Gaz Bryant, Simon W Davies, Alan Farrow, Les Murphy, Jason Armishaw and Neil Addison on their reffing duties and timekeeping. Also thank you to Kennys Sportsbar for hosting the event.

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Nov 2017
07
stafford sunday singles knockout finals

Played Sunday 5th November 2017
@Kennys Sportsbar

  For the first time in 8 seasons, there is a New Singles Champion. Congratulations to Gavin Davies (Kennys Bear) as he ran out a worthy champion by defeating Mike Barker (The Kennys Cue) 5-2 in the Final.
  It was Gav Davies's 2nd appearance in the Final, the other being in 2004 which he lost to Tim McGann. It was Mike Barker’s 3rd Final but again had to settle for 2nd place after losses in the 2008 final to Andy Rawlinson and 2014 to Rob Wharne. Rob Wharne (Institute SC) long unbeaten run finally came to an end after losing to Barker 4-3 in the Semi Final. A 46 match winning streak which had seen the England international dominate the Sunday Singles competition since 2010.
However Gav Davies seized his chance and was flawless on the Finals Night as he saw off the challenge of Warren Jesney 3-0 (quarter final), Alan Sim 4-1 (Semi Final) and then Mike Barker 5-2 in the Final. Mike Barker route to the final saw him ran out a 3-0 winner over Aaron Atkin (quarter final) before his famous 4-3 win over Rob Wharne in the semi Final

Full Results
Quarter Finals
MIKE BARKER 3-0 Aaron Atkin (Metro Bar)
ROB WHARNE (Institute SC) 3-1 Pete Sandhar (Kennys)
GAV DAVIES 3-0 Warren Jesney (Metro Bar A)
ALAN SIM (Institute SC) 3-0 Mark Sheerin (GPO Social A)

Semi Final
MIKE BARKER 4-3 Rob Wharne
GAV DAVIES 4-1 Alan Sim

Final
Mike Barker 2-5 GAV DAVIES

Also a big Thank You to all the people who helped on Finals Night with all the refereeing and timekeeping. Alan Farrow, Gaz Bryant, Lynda Simpson, Dave Whitfield, Mark Billingsley, Robbie Jenkinson, David Richardson, Jim Simpson, Dave Baker, Peter Sandhar, Jason Armishaw, Neil Addison and Simon W Davies
Also thank you to Kennys Sportsbar for hosting the event

Well done to all players who entered this years competition.

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Nov 2017
07
stafford sunday singles plate ko finals

Played Sunday 5th November
@Kennys Sportsbar

  Dave Whitfield (The Kennys Cue) became the Singles Plate Winner after defeating Chris Broomhall (Kennys) 4-3 in the Final. Broomhall took a 3-2 lead with some fine clearances from difficult positions but a couple missed chances in the last 2 frames let Whitfield back in and he closed the game out to secure the individual plate competition.
  In the semi final Broomhall, put in a fine performance to see off the challenge of Robbie Jenkinson  winning 3-0 to book his place in the Final. The other Semi Final was a close fought match. Alan Farrow raced into a 2-0 lead but Whitfield pegged him back and took it to a decider. Farrow had a great chance on the black but rattled it and Whitfield seized his chance to win 3-2.

Semi Final
DAVE WHITFIELD 3-2 Alan Farrow (Metro Bar A)
CHRIS BROOMHALL 3-0 Robbie Jenkinson (St Georges)

Final
DAVE WHITFIELD 4-3 Chris Broomhall

Well done to all players during the competition and thank you to Lynda Simpson, Dave Baker, (both semi Finals), Jason Armishaw and Peter Sandhar for reffing/timekeeping the Final. Thank you to Kennys Sportsbar for hosting the finals night.

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Oct 2017
16
summer league main team knockout

SUMMER LEAGUE TEAM KNOCKOUT FINAL

Played at Kennys Sportsbar

Played on Sunday 17th September 2017

Match Scorecard -

THE KENNYS CUE     KENNYS BEAR
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.

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Oct 2017
16
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.

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Oct 2017
16
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

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Oct 2017
02
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.

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Oct 2017
02
singles, doubles & ladies competitions

****IMPORTANT INFORMATION****
****ALL PLAYERS PLEASE READ****

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 22nd Oct - DOUBLES FINALS NIGHT
Sun 29th Oct - SINGLES Last 16
Sun 5th Nov - SINGLES FINALS NIGHT

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.

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Sep 2017
11
summer league knockout

SUMMER MAIN 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.

SUMMER LEAGUE MAIN KO FINAL
To be played Sunday 17th September 2017

THE KENNYS CUE v KENNYS BEAR
Venue - @Kennys Sportsbar - Table 12

 

SUMMER PLATE KNOCKOUT

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.....

SUMMER LEAGUE PLATE KO FINAL
To be played Sunday 17th Sept 2017

KENNYS v JOINERS ARMS
Venue - @Hop Pole

 

SUMMER SUB PLATE KNOCKOUT

Quarter Final Results
played Sunday 10th September 2017

PRINCESS ROYAL A 4-3 Hop Pole A
HIGHFIELDS CLUB B 4-2 Kings Horse
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.

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Sep 2017
06
summer league main knockout

SUMMER LEAGUE MAIN KNOCKOUT RESULTS
Played on 3rd September 2017

Quarter Final Results

KENNYS BEAR 4-1 Metro Bar A
THE KENNYS CUE 4-1 GPO Social 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

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Aug 2017
24
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*

MEETING TO START @7:45pm PROMPT.

AGENDA

 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)

**ALL TEAM CAPTAINS

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

 

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Aug 2017
19
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.

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Jul 2017
23
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.

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