News & Information

 Important 27 March 2015 Presentation Night update

Presentation Night for Winter 2014
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We have been approached by a number of teams in regards to the presentation evening for the last completed season (Winter 2014).

Firstly, our apologies for lack of information about this and again our apologies for not holding the event as scheduled in January.

We had approached our usual trophy provider (in good time) and received a quote a lot higher than the previous season, and a lot less in content of the trophies.
Naturally we want the best product for the league at
the best prices. We stalled on the order and contemplating looking elsewhere. In the meantime (several weeks later and very close to Christmas)
the trophy company came back to us with a much more realistic price, for which we agreed.
The trouble being they could not provide the trophies for the scheduled presentation evening in early January. Owing to the amount of weeks available
within the calendar we had to go ahead with registration on the given night and start the league the following week. Since then, and going forward to the
end of the season there are currently no 'free' Thursdays on which to hold the presentation evening.

Currently we have the trophies ordered and are working on when to hold the presentation evening.
Any date that is decided will be announced on the website.

Thanks for your understanding.

 Important 25 March 2015 Team KO Last 32

Thursday 28/03/2015 Team KO Last 32.

Team KO Rules:

Coin Toss to determine which team is home or away (Winner choses).

Home team decided who breaks first but must complete the sheet first. (normal league rules apply in who can play where and whom).
Alternate breaks after the first frame. Breaking team to pay for the table where applicable. (Share costs if table on the light)

Home team to complete sheet as per league match (e.g. set 1 before first frame, set 2 before frame 6 and set 3 before frame 11).

Matches are first to 8.

WINNING team to notify league secretary of the result and score on the night of the match. (Text message is fine)

Any team failing to attend will be at risk of expulsion of further events and risk their venue not being included in future events.

 Important 25 March 2015 Kent Champion of Champions 2015

Congratulations to Lorraine Fivey and Jools Fane, both of Mavericks Elite for reaching the final of the County's Champion of Champions Ladies event.

Lorraine become Kent's Champion of Champions with a 10-3 victory over Jools in the final.

Well Done to both ladies on a fine performance whilst representing the league/

 Important 26 February 2015 European Championship 2015

Congratulations to Lorraine Fivey for being part of the England ladies team that won the European Championships in Malta this year.

Lorraine reached the semi-final of the ladies individual competition before bowing out to eventual winner and former Ashford resident Amy Beauchamp.

Well Done Lorraine.

 Important 14 February 2015 Team Knock-Out 2015

The draw for the team knock-out took place at Mavericks on the 12th Feb. The draw was carried out by Kenny Sharpe, Dan Nesbit & Lorraine Fivey. Witnessed by Mick Bell-Hughes and Dan Gibbs.

The first round is to be played on the 26th February. 19 teams have byes into the second round.

All games to be first to 8. Winning captain to notify the league secretary of the SCORE and RESULT on the night of the match.

Any team failing to attend a match will incur punishment.

Complete draw can be viewed under the following menu:
view>>competitions>>Team Knock Out 2015

Good Luck to all teams.

 Important 01 February 2015 Max Higginson

It's with great regret that I write to tell you that Max Higginson passed away this afternoon after a short battle with illness.

Max played in the league for many years and was a familiar face to most within the Ashford pool circuit. RIP Max a true gent.

 Important 27 January 2015 Bond scheme

The Windmill will receive 10 of Singleton Barn A's bond payment after a no show on 22/01/2015.

 Important 26 January 2015 Kent Inter-League KO Cup 2015

Sunday 25th January saw the 2015 Kent Interleague Season kick off
with the team Knockout held at Chatham Pool & Snooker Club.
This event widely deemed as the best route of qualification for the
nationals at Yarmouth for the lower division teams.

Below are the results for all three Ashford Mavericks teams.

Ashford Mavericks A
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Prelimary Round Maidstone C WON 10-6
Ashford A in control the entire match with dishes from Dan Nisbet, Joe Cronin & Malcolm Johnston

First Round Sittingbourne WON 10-8
Massive effort from all of the team to come back from 7-4 down to lead 8-7.
Great break and dish from Lorraine Fivey in the fightback, also a very worthy mention
of Jamie Yerrall's ground out frame to get 7-4 to 7-5.
Malcolm Johnstone won the final frame with an awesone top cushion to middle pocket double with
the ever vocal Sittingbourne team adding to the pressure.

Quarter Final Maidstone A WON 10-3
A massive push saw Ashford A comfortably beat top division Maidstone A with an excellent dish from
Joe Cronin

Semi Final Rocheser (Reigning National Champions) lost 10-4
A step too far for Ashford A, after missing a few early chances Rochester showed why they are
National Champions and punished the mistakes.

Lorraine Fivey went unbeaten all day, but the team played well as a team and supported each other throughout.

Ashford Mavericks B
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Prelimary Round BYE

First Round Folkestone B WON 10-8
Probably Ashford B's nemesis over the last few seasons on the InterLeague circuit.
Ashford B included 4 fresh faces into the team and quickly established a commanding 7-3 lead, Folkestone B
wouldn't lay down and clawed it back to a nail-bitting 7-7. An excellent 2 frames saw Alec Blythe and new signing
Adam Twycross put the B's back in front 9-7, Folkestone claimed the 17th frame after a long safety battle.
Final frame and it must be said that B team have struggled in recent years when the pressure was on but the tide
turned, the ever reliable and steady Mick Bell-Hughes took advantage of 2 visits to seal the match for Ashford.


Quarter Final Medway Y WON 10-8
A very close game that saw the advantage swing from one team to another. The match being played on two tables allowed
the advantage to change quicker than a Mick Bell-Hughes shot...
Once again the back order of Ashford B shone through and sent the match to a final frame. Again the B's led 9-8 going
into thr crunch frame. Both players probably had chances to clinch the frame but the frame was won when Adam Twycross
cleared his last 2 yellows and left with an awkward black to cut into the middle, awkward at the best of time but
with both Medway Y and most of the Rochester team hoping for the Medway player to have another bite at the cherry...
Adam calmly (on the outside) stepped up and potted the black cleanly into the middle of the pocket.
Que the celebrations of the Ashford boys!!

Semi Final Folkestone A lost 10-6
Folkestone A, playing this season in division 4 after reforming... Division 4 not being a true reflection of the ability
within this team, they had just knocked out Romney A (holders of the KO cup) in the Quarter Finals. The team also boated
several very experienced top players.
Ashford B went 3-1 behind after Folkestone had dished 2 out of the first 4. The B's managed to sneak the odd frame and
found themselves at 4-4 going into the final frame of the first half. A lapse of concentration led the Folkestone
player to pot the black prematurely after a heavy safety shot. I assume the wall was not damaged and his hand is not broken??
Folkestone's opening 4 soon took control of the match and took an 8-5 lead, a lead which proved to be a too bigger gap for
the B team to overcome. The following 3 frames were close but Folkestone took the chances in 2 of them giving them a 10-6
victory and progression into the final to face the might of Rochester.

An excellent team spirit throughout that saw the new faces fit in very well.
Mick Bell-Hughes undefeated throughout the day, Matt Clifford with some clinical clearances and some huge frames
from Adam Twycross under pressure were a few of the highlights from a very good day.

Ashford Mavericks C
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Prelimary Round Medway D WON 10-8
After a shakey start Ashford found themselves 4-0 behind, Larry Law taking a fine clearance to get the first frame on the
board, The C's clawed frames back and were only 5-4 down at the halfway point. The second half started in a similar vein
to the first wit the Medway team dominating the early frames, taking 3 of the first 4 frames, the exception being an excellent
finish from Andrew Thomas. Still they trailed 8-5, when another excellent finish from Larry Law ensured Ashford remained in touch.
Dave Chilvers produced a worthy clearance to get back to just one behind - leaving Medway nervy.
Dan Gibbs and Dan Long used their Inter-league experience to win the next 2 frames, putting Ashford in the lead for the
first time. Captain Darren Madden took the responsibilty in the last frame and didn't disappoint winning the frame and
indeed the match for his team.

First Round Rocheser (Reigning National Champions) lost 10-1
Not much can be said about the second match, losing to the eventual winners 10-1. Andrew Thomas winning the C's only frame.

The C team showed great spirit and enjoyed good banter throughout the day and are thoroughly looking forward to the coming season.



With reaching the Semi-Finals it is likely that both Ashford Mavericks A and Ashford Mavericks B will be
representing Kent at the National Knock-Out in October - fantastic achievement from all involved.

 Important 23 January 2015 Player of the Season

The player of the seaosn will be determined by the player than wins the most frames and not by there win percentage.

This is to encourage players to play all matches and not pick and choose the games they appear in.

The website will be updated accordingly/

 Important 19 January 2015 Summer 2015 Season

Fixtures for Summer 2015 season now online.

Please let me know captain details asap and I will update them on the website.

Please make every effort to submit your results online as soon as possible (please keep result sheets until the end of the season incase verification is required).

There will be a time in the near future where result sheets will not be accepted via the post.

Kenny



League Tables In Brief
League

Premier Division

  P  W  D  L  PTS 
 Mavericks Elite   12  11  0  1  150
 George Dragons   12  10  0  2  140
 Mavericks 15   12  8  0  4  117
 Mavericks Magic   11  7  0  4  112
 Mavericks X   12  6  0  6  110
 Locomotive B   12  5  0  7  99
 Ashford Club A   12  5  0  7  93
 Dukes Head A   12  3  0  9  93
 Woolpack A   11  3  0  8  79
 Mavericks Odd Squad   12  1  0  11  69
Detailed League Table

Player of the Season
 PWL%
 Joe Cronin  36 30 6 83.3
 Frank Sargent  30 23 7 76.6
 Matt Clifford  36 23 13 63.8
 Jamie Yerrall  30 22 8 73.3
 Gary Foster  36 22 14 61.1
Player of the Season (Qualified)
Player of the Season (All)

Next League Match
30 April 2015
Home   Away
George Dragons vs Mavericks Magic
Woolpack A vs Mavericks X
Mavericks 15 vs Locomotive B
Mavericks Elite vs Dukes Head A
Mavericks Odd Squad vs Ashford Club A
Fixtures & Results

Division 1

  P  W  D  L  PTS 
 British Volunteer A   11  10  0  1  134
 Albion A KH   11  9  0  2  122
 Mavericks Swans   11  7  0  4  99
 Ashford Rail Club   11  4  0  7  99
 William Harvey Inn A AC   10  4  0  6  90
 George Inn (Bethersden)   11  4  0  7  87
 Singleton Barn B   10  4  0  6  80
 Albion D   9  3  0  6  66
 White Horse Unstabled   10  2  0  8  64
Detailed League Table

Player of the Season
 PWL%
 John Shellock  31 21 10 67.7
 Lewis Broughton  29 20 9 68.9
 Karl Ades  30 20 10 66.6
 Larry Law  30 20 10 66.6
 Lee Crumbie  33 20 13 60.6
Player of the Season (Qualified)
Player of the Season (All)

Next League Match
30 April 2015
Home   Away
Mavericks Swans vs Albion A KH
British Volunteer A vs Singleton Barn B
White Horse Unstabled vs William Harvey Inn A AC
Albion D vs Ashford Rail Club
BYE vs George Inn (Bethersden)
Fixtures & Results

Division 2

  P  W  D  L  PTS 
 Crusader A   12  9  0  3  131
 The Star A   12  9  0  3  131
 Locomotive A   12  8  0  4  122
 Windmill B   12  7  0  5  119
 Ashford Rail Club B   12  7  0  5  109
 Alfred Arms A   12  6  0  6  108
 Windmill A   12  5  0  7  104
 British Volunteer B   12  4  0  8  99
 Ashford Club C   12  1  0  11  77
 Singleton Barn A   12  4  0  8  67
Detailed League Table

Player of the Season
 PWL%
 John Darling  36 29 7 80.5
 Kevin Hilden  33 26 7 78.7
 Richard Dunn  33 24 9 72.7
 Neil Crabb  36 24 12 66.6
 John Wilson  32 22 10 68.7
Player of the Season (Qualified)
Player of the Season (All)

Next League Match
30 April 2015
Home   Away
Ashford Club C vs Windmill B
Ashford Rail Club B vs Alfred Arms A
Singleton Barn A vs The Star A
Windmill A vs British Volunteer B
Locomotive A vs Crusader A
Fixtures & Results

Division 3

  P  W  D  L  PTS 
 Dukes Head B   10  8  0  2  124
 Mavericks Pot Luck   10  7  0  3  110
 Albion E   9  8  0  1  107
 Swan (Town) A   10  5  0  5  78
 Plough Inn   9  3  0  6  73
 Alfred Arms B   9  3  0  6  71
 Kings Head   9  2  0  7  64
 Ashford Club B   10  2  0  8  57
Detailed League Table

Player of the Season
 PWL%
 Dave Moore  29 20 9 68.9
 Gordon Drawbridge  24 19 5 79.1
 Brendan Barker  26 19 7 73.0
 Tyler Burkin  28 19 9 67.8
 Tim D'Arch  29 19 10 65.5
Player of the Season (Qualified)
Player of the Season (All)

Next League Match
30 April 2015
Home   Away
Ashford Club B vs Swan (Town) A
Dukes Head B vs BYE
Alfred Arms B vs Mavericks Pot Luck
Albion E vs BYE
Plough Inn vs Kings Head
Fixtures & Results

Division 4

  P  W  D  L  PTS 
 Beaver Inn A   9  9  0  0  130
 The Star B   9  7  0  2  91
 Woolpack B   9  5  0  4  84
 Plough Inn B   10  4  0  6  80
 Ashford Club D   10  3  0  7  78
 AISSC   9  4  0  5  77
 Crusader B   9  4  0  5  73
 Rose Inn   9  1  0  8  40
Detailed League Table

Player of the Season
 PWL%
 Kyle Bryant  27 23 4 85.1
 D Crust  27 21 6 77.7
 Neil Whitehouse  26 19 7 73.0
 Chris Bryant  24 18 6 75.0
 Aiden Light  24 16 8 66.6
Player of the Season (Qualified)
Player of the Season (All)

Next League Match
30 April 2015
Home   Away
Crusader B vs Rose Inn
BYE vs BYE
AISSC vs Plough Inn B
Beaver Inn A vs Woolpack B
The Star B vs Ashford Club D
Fixtures & Results

Dish Table - Top Five

  P D %
 Scott Hanson 35 3 8.5%
 Joe Cronin 36 3 8.3%
 Matt Clifford 36 3 8.3%
 J Bayford 36 3 8.3%
 Rob Newton 18 2 11.1%
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