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Aug 2021
annual general meeting

The Sunday Pool League Committee have decided to hold a Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • Date - Sunday 5th September 2021
  • Venue - Kennys Sportsbar
  • Time - 7:30pm

This Meeting will be slightly different agenda as to previous AGM. Due to what has happened over the last 18 months, some decisions will be have to be made in the best interests of the players, teams and venues.

The main topics for discussion will be as follows

  1. Team Venues - due to closure of venues
  2. Current Teams - from the Winter 2019/20 season
  3. Restarting the suspended season or Starting from scratch
  4. Possible Format change 
  5. Depending on how many teams enter, how many Divisions/Groups.
  6. Date for the league to restart OR start from scratch - Sunday 19th September 2021
  7. Winter league Fees for the league to start from Scratch will be £40 per team - to be paid by No later than Sunday 12th September 2021

This will be then followed by the start of the AGM 

  1. Chairman to read the 2019 AGM minutes
  2. Chairman's Report
  3. League Secretaries Report
  4. League Treasurer's Report
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members**
  6. Proposed changes**
  7. Constitution Amendments
  8. Any Other Business (AOB)

**amendments and proposed changes to be put in writing and sent to the League Secretary by No Later than Sunday 29th August 2021

Apr 2020
covid-19, singles & doubles ko info


As everyone is aware, we are still in Lockdown with regard to the current Covid-19 pandemic

I appreciate and understand that these are challenging times.

The Season is now suspended indefinitely until we have the green light to continue, especially with the restrictions being lifted with all the pool venues.

This means that there will be NO summer League this year. 

However, we still mean to carry on with the individual knockout competitions. 

Obviously I cannot put a cut off date on when the entries monies are to be paid by.

Also I cannot put the dates on when these competitions will be played.

All I ask is for players who wish to enter the relevant competitions, is to message me via the following channels - Text, WhatsApp, email, messenger or on Facebook.

Payment for the entries can be sorted as soon as the winter league commences

Thank you for your patience and obviously what is more important is the health and well-being of everyone

Staysafe, save lives and stay at home. The sooner we keep to this, the sooner we can get back to playing pool.



To be eligible, players MUST have played in THREE matches during the Winter league season 2019/20

Closing date to register - To be confirmed (this is dependant when the winter 2019/20 season finishes) 

Competitions to be held after the 2019/20 Winter Season



Men’s Singles competition - £2.50 each

Ladies Singles competition - FREE

Scotch Doubles competition - £5.00 per pair

Doubles competition - £4.00 per pair

Seniors Singles competition - £1.50 each

NEW this season - U21 Singles competition - FREE


Thank you for your time 

Dave Whitfield

Mar 2020
coronavirus covid-19

Important announcement

Coronavirus COVID-19

It is with regret we announce that as from now (19 March 2020), the League Committee has unanimously agreed that the Stafford Sunday Pool League will be Suspended for the foreseeable future

Due to the current climate and concerns over the health and well-being, this decision is the correct and safest option.

As EPA affiliated members, all EPA events are suspended until the 30th April.

However we will monitor this situation on a weekly basis and hopefully will get back to playing the game we all love.

Thank you to all members for their patience and we wish everyone good health during what is a very challenging and testing time.

We will be looking at playing the cancelled matches by extending the Winter League season by FOUR weeks. 

This will probably mean that the Summer League will be cancelled. The singles and doubles competitions will be played after the completion of the Winter League. More information will follow over the coming weeks

Stafford Sunday Pool League

Feb 2020
stan bent team knockout

2nd Round Results

Played on Sunday 2nd February 2020


KENNYS BEAR 4-2 Hop Pole C

Wins for Andy Rawlinson(2), Alan Sim & Gav Davies for the Bear. Si Key & Alan Mason replied for the Pole C


Oxleathers B 0-4 ST GEORGES A

Wins for Dave Ashton, Tim McGann, Kev Plimmer & Andy Wadham for the Georges.


Star & Garter 3-4 KENNYS KILLERS

Wins for Stuart Hardy, Stuart Skelton, Mark Mitchell & Nick Lenton saw the Killers through. Liam Collins (2) & Irene Wood won for the Garter. 



Wins for Rob Wharne (2), Alex Bailey & Daz Lightfoot (8 ball) saw the Jaffas win. Mark Shaw was the sole reply for the Ox.


Joiners Arms 3-4 KENNYS TAP

Wins for Shaun Cooper, Spencer Trow, Adam Lilburne & Justin Mackereth all won for the Tap. Brendon Ruttledge (2) & Paul Loughhead replied for the Joiners. 


THE KENNYS CUE 4-1 Institute 8's

Wins for Mike Barker, Dave Barker & Dave Whitfield (2, incl an 8 ball) saw the Cue win. Russ Britton was the only winner for the 8’s. 


PRINCESS ROYAL A 4 -3 Kennys Islanders

Wins for Josh Saunders (2), Daz Willetts & Steve Wilson won for the Royal. Jake Cooper (2) & Matty Simpson replied for the Islanders. 


METRO BAR A  4-1 Kennys 8's

Wins for Steve Robinson (2), Simon Evill & Alan Farrow won for the Met. Ion Ghindeanu was the sole reply for the 8’s. 

Nov 2019
presentation evening

This years Annual Presentation Evening will be held on Friday 15th November 2019

It will be shared with the Tuesday Pool League

Venue: Kennys Sportsbar

8pm Onwards


More information to follow.....

Oct 2019
ladies finals night

Ladies Championship 2019


Pippa Steele Trophy


Finals Night 

Played at Kennys Sportsbar

Sunday 13th October 2019


Semi Final Results 




LYNDA SIMPSON 3-2 Adele Cooper






Congratulations to Charlotte Shelley on becoming Ladies champion for a 4th time after defeating Lynda Simpson 4-2 in the Final. 

Charlotte’s last title was back in 2014 and now moves level with Irene Wood with 4 wins each.

In the semi final, Charlotte defeated Irene Wood 3-2 in a close fought contest which ended Irene’s dominance in this competition.

In the other semi final, Lynda Simpson has to see of a determined challenge from finals night debutant Adele Cooper. Lynda who won the title back in 2012 was aiming to reach her 4th final and was made to work hard for her 3-2 win.

Well done to all ladies who entered this years competition 

Also thank you to Kennys Sported in hosting the event.

Oct 2019
scotch & normal doubles finals night

Stafford Sunday Pool League 

Doubles Knockout Finals Night 


Congratulations to Paddy Baidwan & Jamie Woolley (St Georges) on becoming the Stafford Sunday Pool League Scotch Doubles Champions for the first time. In the Final they overcame the young pairing and Staffs County U23 players of Jake Cooper & Matty Simpson (Kennys Islanders) winning 4-3 in a pulsating Final. 

The semi finals saw Baidwan and Woolley come back from 2-1 down to see off Kenny Marsden and Luke Booth (Oxleathers 😎 while Cooper and Simpson has overcome the challenge of Vojin Grujic & Sam Clews (Kennys Kenees)winning 3-1. 



Played Sunday 13th October 2019

Venue: Kennys Sportsbar 


SCOTCH Doubles

Semi Final Results


K Marsden/L Booth 2-3 J WOOLLEY/P BAIDWAN


J COOPER/M SIMPSON 3-1 V Grujic/S Clews


FINAL Result


P BAIDWAN/J WOOLLEY 4-3 J Cooper/M Simpson




NORMAL Doubles draw


Congratulations to Rob Wharne & Dave Whitfield (Institute Jaffas/The Kennys Cue) on becoming the Stafford Sunday Pool League Doubles Champions for the 3rd time together. It is Wharne’s 5th double title and Whitfield’s 4th and In the Final they had to overcame the young pairing and Staffs County U23 players of Jake Cooper & Matty Simpson (Kennys Islanders) winning 4-3 in a pulsating Final. 

In the semi finals, Wharne & Whitfield had to play against reigning doubles champions Dave Barker and Mike Barker (The Kennys Cue). The former pair had lost in last years semi final 3-0 but the tables were reversed as the saw off the latter 3-0.

The other semi final saw Cooper & Simpson take on the experienced Gav Davies and Robbie Jenkinson (Kennys Bear/St Georges) and pulled off a fine 3-1 win to put them into their 2nd Final on the night. 


Last 16 Result 


J COOPER/M SIMPSON 2-0 S Davies/G Bryant


Quarter Finals Result 


D BARKER/M BARKER 3-0 B Ruttledge/A Pearcey


J COOPER/M SIMPSON w/o A Rawlinson/K Brown


Semi Final Results 


R WHARNE/D WHITFIELD 3-0 D Barker/M Barker


G Davies/R Jenkinson 1-3 J COOPER/M SIMPSON


FINAL Result 


R WHARNE/D WHITFIELD 4-3 J Cooper/M Simpson


A big thank you to Kennys sportsbar on hosting the event.

Oct 2019
singles finals night

Singles Knockout Finals Night 

played Sunday 20th October 2019

Venue: Kennys Sportsbar 


Quarter Finals


ROB WHARNE 3-1 S Clews

ALAN SIM 3-1 B Ruttledge 

ANDY RAWLINSON 3-2 R Jenkinson 


Semi Finals 

D LIGHTFOOT 4-2 R Wharne 




D LIGHTFOOT 5-3 A Rawlinson


Congratulations to Daz Lighfoot (Institute Jaffas) on becoming the Singles Champion for the 1st time. He aw off the challenge of Neil Dale in the quarter finals 3-0 and then overcame fellow team mate and eight times winner Rob Wharne in the semi finale inning 4-2.

He met Andy Rawlinson (Kennys Bear) in the Final. 

Rawlinson was drawn against Robbie Jenkinson in the quarter final and won a hard fought contest 3-2 and then played fellow team mate Alan Sim in the semi final and ran out 4-2 winner

In the Final, Lightfoot ran into a 3-0 lead and although Rawlinson fought back to 4-3 down, Lightfoot took the deciding 8th frame to secure the title. 


A big thank you to Kennys Sportsbar who hosted the Final


Also thank you to Jim Simpson, Gary Bryant, Thomas Vernon, Kevin Brown, Shaun Cooper, David Whitfield, Robbie Jenkinson for refereeing/timekeeping.

Oct 2019
doubles knockout 2019

Doubles Knockout FINALS NIGHT


To be played Sunday 13th October 2019

Venue: Kennys Sportsbar 


SCOTCH Doubles

Draw to be made 7:45pm

Start 8:00pm - Scratch 8:15pm


Semi Finalists 

Stopwatch to be used - 60 seconds


1. Kenny Marsden & Luke Booth (Oxleathers B)

2. Jamie Woolley & Paddy Baidwan (St Georges)

3. Jake Cooper & Matty Simpson (Kennys Islanders)

4. Vojin Grujic & Sam Clews (Kennys Kenees)


Semi Finals - best of FIVE frames

FINAL - best of SEVEN frames 




NORMAL Doubles draw

Last 16 Round

Start: 7:00pm - Best of THREE frames

Scratch 7:15pm


Jake Cooper & Matty Simpson (Kennys Islanders)

v Simon Davies & Gary Bryant (Joiners Arms)


Quarter Finals 

Stopwatch to be used - 60 seconds

Start: 7:00pm - Best of FIVE frames

Scratch 7:15pm


Match ONE

Dave Barker & Mike Barker (The Kennys Cue) v

Brendan Ruttledge & Andy Pearcey (Joiners Arms)


Match TWO

Cooper/Simpson OR Davies/Bryant

Straight through to semi finals (walkover v Rawlinson/Brown) 


Semi Final Draw 8:00pm

Start 8:15pm

Semi Finalists

Stopwatch to be used - 60 seconds


1. Rob 'whacker' Wharne & Dave Whitfield (Institute Jaffas/The Kennys Cue)

2. Cooper/Simpson OR Davies/Bryant

3. D Barker/M Barker OR Ruttledge/Pearcey

4. Gavin Davies & Robbie Jenkinson (Kennys Bear/St Georges)


Semi Finals - best of FIVE frames

FINAL - best of SEVEN frames

Oct 2019
ladies championship 2019

Play off Groups Results and standings

Played on Sunday 6th October 2019

Venue: Kennys Sportsbar (Groups A & B) Stafford Institute (Group C)


Group A - Results 

I Wood 3-0 A Cooper 

J Genner 0-3 B Brundrett

I Wood 3-1 J Genner, 

A Cooper 3-0 B Brundrett

I Wood 3-0 B Brundrett, 

J Genner 0-3 A Cooper 


Group A - Final Standings 

1. (Q)Irene WOOD          9pts +8

2. (q)Adele COOPER        6pts +3

3. Beckie BRUNDRETT     3pts  -3

4. Joanne GENNER.         0pts  -8


Group B - Results

C Shelley 3-1 C Maslin

C Shelley 3-0 C Marsden-Till

C Marsden-Till 1-3 C Maslin


Group B - Final Standings

1. (Q)Charlotte SHELLEY.       6pts +5

2. (q)Clair MASLIN.                3pts.  0

3. Charlene MARSDEN-TILL       0pts  -5


Group C - Results

T Farmer 3-2 Kirsty Lawrence; 

L Simpson 3-0 T Farmer; 

K Lawrence 2-3 L Simpson


Group C - Final standing 

1. (Q)Lynda SIMPSON     6pts. +4

2. Tasha FARMER.             3pts.  -2

3. Kirsty LAWRENCE.         0pts . -2


Qualifiers for FINALS NIGHT

To be played Sunday 13th October 2019

Venue: Kennys Sportsbar.


Play off for Semi Final

Being played Friday 11th October 2019

8pm Start - Best of FIVE frames

Adele Cooper v Clair Maslin


Semi Final qualifiers

1. Irene Wood

2. Charlotte Shelley

3. Lynda Buster Simpson

4. Winner of above play off


Semi final to commence after the play off match. 

Semi Final Draw to be made at 7:45pm

Sep 2019
annual general meeting

To be held @Kennys Sportsbar, Stafford.

SUNDAY 29th September 2019. 7 30pm Meeting Start

New & Present teams are invited to join the

Market Promotions Stafford Sunday Pool League Winter Season 2019/20.

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 2018/19 Registration Sign in 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

2. Chairman to read the 2017 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 15th September 2019.

 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


Jul 2019
summer league important information

Summer League 2019


Eligibility on players during the Summer Season Knockout Stages


Teams CANNOT bring new players in during the Knockout stages.

Players from each team MUST have played 33% of group matches to qualify. This equates to THREE matches (NOT frames). 

This rule CANNOT be changed so it is important that all teams MUST be prepared to plan and that they have the eligible players available.


Players / Teams who need more information about this then please contact me via private message please.


Thank you

Jun 2019
scotch doubles rules

Scotch Doubles RULES


All players who are playing in the Scotch Doubles Competition (1st & 2nd Round to be played Sunday 30th June 2019) must read the following rules please


1. The Break

a. Toss of coin will determine alternate breaks frames 1&2. If the match goes to a deciding 3rd frame, then toss of coin will again decide who breaks. (Normally the call is to the opposite player of who called in he 1st frame)


b. When breaking, a player who pots a ball legally. can consult with their partner to decide which nominated ball they wish to play. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME PLAYERS CAN DISCUSS THEIR SHOT during a visit.


c. Throughout a visit, there must be no coaching and no talking between the players at the table. The player can only ask the referee for rule enquiries only. Players who break these rules will be served a “serious foul” which will result in loss of frame. 


Can all players at the venues please share the refereeing duties and play within the spirit of the game. 

The winning doubles are to send the complete results to the league secretary - Dave Whitfield

This can be done via text, WhatsApp, Messenger or Facebook. 


Thank you and good luck to all players.

Jun 2019
winter team knockout finals 2018/19

The Stan Bent Team Knockout Final 

Played Sunday 9th June 2019

@Kennys Sports Bar

Institute Jaffas 4-0 The Kennys Cue 

Jaffas Pool Team

The Kennys Cue Pool Team

The Institute achieved the league and cup double and also going through the entire season unbeaten

The Final was closer than the score line  suggests as both teams tried to get a hold of the match.

Guvvy Gill (Jaffas) cleared well against Martin Priestley after a mistake by the latter to make it 1-0. Up next saw Daz Lighfoot take on 1st div most wins winner Mike Barker and a missed pot by the latter, where it seemed certain to win the frame let Lighfoot back in and he cleared to make it 2-0. Dave Barker was drawn against  Rob 'whacker' Wharne in frame 3 and after breaking, the cueball was left stranded. An attempt to play safe wasn’t safe enough for Wharne, and he duly cleared the table in one visit. Frame four saw Ian Lewis take on Scott Price. Lewis showed some good form and had the first opportunity, but unfortunately he fell short with position on the black and after a failed attempt Price duly took his chance and sealed the winners trophy for the Jaffas running out 4-0 winners

Thank you to Kennys Sportsbar on hosting the event. Also thank you to both Shaun Cooper and Kevin Brown on refereeing the Final


Winter Team Subsidiary Knockout Final

Played Sunday 9th June 2019

@Hop Pole

Metro Bar 4-1 Kennys Tap

Metro Bar from Division Two claimed the Subsidiary Team Knockout after a comfortable 4-1 win over 1st division Kennys Tap. 

Wins for Steve McGann (2), Gaz Nicklin and Paul Leadbetter gave the Metro Bar a fine end to the season after only avoiding relegation from the 2nd division a couple weeks earlier. Dave Williams was the other player to make up the successful four man team.

The sole reply form the Tap was Neil Dale. Adam Lilburne, Bin Sadhra, Spencer Trow and Dave Richardson were the other team members who helped the Tap reach the Final. 

Thank you to the Hop Pole for hosting the Final and also to Gaz Bryant for refereeing the Final. 

Jun 2019
winter team knockout finals

Winter Team Knockout Finals 2018/19


Stan Bent Team Knockout Final

To be played Sunday 9th June 2019


Venue - Kennys Sportsbar



The Final this season is between the two sides who finished in the Top 2 of the first division.

The league champions Institute are looking to go through the whole season unbeaten as they take on runners up Kennys Cue. 

It’s the first final for the Institute who have Rob Wharne, Scott Price, Daz Lighfoot (incl an 8 ball), Gaz Davies seeing them through with 4-1 win in their semi final win over St Georges.

It’s The Kennys Cue 8th Stan Bent Final winning it on 5 occasions. Dave Whitfield, Martin Priestley (incl an 8 ball), Ian Lewis, Dave and Mike Barker running out comfortable 4-0 winners over 2nd division Kennys Killers in their semi Final. 


Winter Subsidiary Team Knockout Final

To be played Sunday 9th June 2019


Venue - Hop Pole



This years Final sees two sides playing for silverware in the Sub Team Knockout Final. 

The Kennys Tap have endured a tough season and were relegated back to the 2nd division after winning promotion last season. Bin Sadhra, Neil Dale, Spence Trow, Will Edge and Adam Lilburne saw them through with a hard fought 4-2 win over the Metro Bar A.

The Metro Bar escaped relegation with a win on the final game of the season.

Gary Nicklin (incl an 8 ball), Paul Leadbetter, Steve McGann, Dave Williams and Tim McGann saw them also come through a tough 4-1 win over Rangers Club