Firstly I'd like to thank Mark, and The Ashford club for allowing us to host the APL OPEN yesterday, and provide us with tables for the day,
I'd then like to thank all the players for supporting and taking part, was a great day, even after Game 8 marathon between Mick Bell Hughes v Gary Huckstepp was concluded 5-6, 165 min after they broke off, we just about had time to fit everything else in.
After 15 matches, 585 min including 132 competitive frames, I'd like to congratulate Jamie Yerrall beating Daniel Nisbet 7-3 to become the APL OPEN CHAMPION 2018. WELL DONE JAMIE.
The complete draw, including all results is available for your viewing through view, and Competitions.
13 May 2018
TEAM KO !
Good evening all,
This coming Thursday 18th May is 2nd round of team knockout. A few discussions have been held this week with your committee and have come to the following conclusions.
1). Team KO rules were configured prior to season, with no changes and mid season is not correct timing to make changes. 50% matches attended in order to qualify will return as this was relaxed in the 1st round due to being so close to beginning of season.
2) venues were drawn out for complete tournament and games have to be played at these venues. I,d suggest lagging or tossing a coin for home team and then break. Games to be paid alternating between teams if venues do not open tables.
3) the committee would approve games to be rescheduled if games can not be played. Please note this needs approval from both captains and committee, I stress this is then the responsibility of the captains to arrange and have to be played before next round.
4) Due to the Bonny cravat withdrawing from the league, and the Windmill WMC becoming in. Due to them missing the 1st round. The commitee have come to conclusion with current rules they would be unable to join in at this stage. I will try to arrange a friendly for them for this week.
Please feel free to contact me, or any of commitee members should you wish to discuss any of the above.
Please remember to check if your players qualify to play this week. I have s list if you unsure message me and I can send for you.
Good luck to all participating this week. Hope is a great round.
12 May 2018
Ashford Prem singles OPEN 2018 one week Tomorrow!
Good evening all,
Just a quick Reminder that next Sunday 20th is the Ashford open. APL. To be held at Ashford club throughout the day. Please could you let me know if you are interested in playing.
More details will be realeased as soon as entrants are received. Is for any APL player to participate if they desire and £2.00 entry.
02 May 2018
WELCOME WINDMILL WMC
Good afternoon all,
As you are all aware we have lost The bonny team now for this season, Unfortunately the venue did not want to take on a replacement team for the rest of this season.
I am very pleased to announce that The WMC will be taking the place of the Bonny, FOR THIS SEASON THEY WILL FINISH, the campaign playing from the windmill. Many thanks to Ann from the Windmill assisting us to make this happen.
Please can all teams that will play Windmill WMC welcome, and help support the new team if needed in relation to rules, etc,
I have removed the penalty points that were imposed on the Bonny as I believe this was unfair punishment to a new team. We all want the league to grow and allowing them to enter now, we felt was the right thing to do, and allows them to get custom to how the league in run.
28 April 2018
Bonny Cravat missed games
Good evening all,
unfortunately due to a lack of players, The Bonny cravat team under Jack steer has decided to withdraw from the league.
The past two weeks due to losing players they have been unable to field a team. at the last minute giving them two no shows.
We certainly do not want to lose teams as a committee or league, and Hope to have another team stand in as close as next week for the remaining of the season, to prevent additional byes. this new team will more than likely play from the Bonny Cravat, if we are successful with this the penalty points will be relaxed and they will continue with bonny's stats. I hope to have this resolved by Tuesday, so please keep a look out for notifications for next weeks games.
02 April 2018
#CANCELLED# 1st division Singles KO
Good evening all,
unfortunately due to the lack of interest and replies, next Sundays proposed singles KO for the 1st division sadly wont be going ahead.
I am extremely sorry that we could not offer this on a Thursday night,
To all those still wishing to participate they are more than welcome to Enter the APL 2018 OPEN singles, this will be mainly configured as PREM players but 1st division players may also enter.
This will be held on Sunday 20th May, £2.00 entry fee. Those whom are interested please let me know.
29 March 2018
2018 DIVISION 1 SINGLES KO
Good evening all,
As previously mentioned, and documented on a few occasions too captains page, Next Sunday 8th April is scheduled for division 1 singles Knockout.
In order that i can finalise the details, venue etc, I need to have a minimum 16 players registered, to prevent venues or committee members wasting there own personal time. unfortunately we cannot hold this on a Thursday night as the calendar is full. Entry will be £2.00 per player.
Please can i remind you, we have tried to set this up for the players of the leagues, so everyone is considered,
Please can you let me know if you are going to attend, or ask your captain to inform me when posting your team result sheet.
18 March 2018
INTERLEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF THIS WEEK
Will kick off their 2018 3rd division campaign this coming Sunday with a TRIP TO Rainham GYC 25TH March
Good luck to Kenny Sharp who will captain the side along with all players attending.
18 March 2018
Team Knockout fixtures scheduled this week!
This week APL Team Knockout returns, for the 2018 season.
As a reference for new teams, see below from APL rules.
4. KNOCK-OUT EVENTS
4.1 league Knock-events, are for the purpose, of league players only. All league individual KO events, ( singles & doubles etc) cannot be individuals unless they are deemed a league player by playing at least one league game prior to event.
A player must have played in at least 50% of matches to qualify as a team player for knock-out.
4.2 In the event that a player who does not fulfil the criteria in 4.1 plays in any league KO event regardless of the score, either the team or individual will be disqualified and their opponents awarded the win.
Your committee has decided to relax the ruling in 4.1 with regard to the 50%, purely for the 1st round only, due to this being close to beginning of season. No new players can be registered, as players need to have played for their team this season. ALL RULES will apply from 2nd round.
Round 1 22nd March 2018
1) Bonny Cravat 0-2 Queens Head B @ Willesborough cons Club
2) The Magic 0-2 The Phoenix @ Old Prince of Wales
3) Woolpack B 2-0 The Albion @ Plough Inn
4) Loco B 0-0 Ashford Club A @ Singleton Barn
5) Phoenix SB 0-0 Singleton Barn A @ Bonny cravat
6) Toomeys Cons 0-2 Ashford Club B @ The Windmill.
All games, as well as Venues were drawn, in which Venues all to be Neutral. See handicap applied, with straight race to 8 frames. Winning captains to post sheets on the night via whatsApp.
Please prepare to pay for tables, although every venue may be different, same will apply to refreshments. All venues will receive a match for every team they have entered into the league.
Either lag, or flick a coin to award Home team, and then again for Break, Home team on night fill in sheet 1st.
17 March 2018
JOHN MORRISON MASTERS qualifying criteria changes for 2018
Good Afternoon All,
This week your committee held a very productive meeting, in which many topics were discussed, You can now view all minutes from the meeting, within view / committee from top of this page, all previous meetings can be seen.
The John Morrison's Masters qualification process will now be as follows:
1) ALL PLAYERS to have competed in APL PREM DIVISION for both Summer and Winter Leagues in same calendar year.
2) Minimum of frames played is 50% from both Summer and Winter campaigns individually. ( example, this season you must play 30 frames from 60 available)
3) From above point no 2, all stats will be combined, this will provide the Final 16 players. this will be updated as soon as your winter 2018 season completes.
27 January 2018
Good Morning all,
After many discussions with Jack steer, and ongoing chats between the team and the Bonny Cravat Landlord , I can happily now inform you that the Bonny Cravat will be continuing to play in the league.
Due to the circumstance surrounding, Last weeks fixture :
Windmill Potluck v Bonny, @ windmill
could I ask that Both captains try to re arrange this fixture , due to no space for catch ups this will need to be another night? or Double header, This needs to be played before 19th April. I will discuss more with both captains.
26 January 2018
Summer 2018 Season + TEAM KO now online!!
Good evening ALL,
Thank you kindly for all responding with Score sheets, so promptly this week, this really helps and I can get all scores and players registered without delays.
As Most of you are aware, unfortunately due to personnel circumstances changing yesterday forcing The Bonny Cravat to withdraw from the League. we wish the Bonny and team players all the best and Hope that they return in the near future.
We will endeavour to fill this void that has been left in the fixtures, If anyone knows anybody or any venue that may have an interest please contact me ASAP.
Thank you kindly to Kenny sharp, Stan Bourne, Dan Morrison, Ricky Clifton and Karl Ades whom assisted and concluded the Draw for the 2018 team Knockout during our match last Night @ The woolpack!
Round 1 ties will be played Thursday 22nd March, These matches were all drawn and include Neutral venues. As per our rules from 2017 KO,
1) RACE to 8
2) Players have to been included in 50% of frames within the current season by KO dates.
3)Divisional scoring. lower division to Commence on +2 Handicap
To view Draw, click on VIEW, COMPETITIONS then Team KO 2018
Every Venue has been included within competition as Hosts to Neutral teams. If captains can pass this on to Venues will be a great help.
15 January 2018
Joe Cronin Wins The Masters! 2017
Good evening all, Congratulations to Joe Cronin, who won the masters 2017 yesterday, and will become the 1st winner to be engraved on THE JOHN MORRISON CUP!
Thank you kindly to The Ashford Club who accommodated the Masters, all day yesterday, The final 16 players from the entire 2017 seasons broke off at 11;30AM , 10 HOURS, 15 MATCHES AND 138 FRAMES later we had Our 1st Champion JOE CRONIN!
Thank you to all players, for competing in a fantastic, entertaining and friendly competition. As we know this is more than just a tournament, and was great to listen to some great memories JOHN MORRISON had left with the APL players,
It was fantastic to see the top 4 seeds unscathed make it through to fight out the semi finals. fast forward to the final, Joe flew out the traps, in truth never giving his opponent Dan Nisbit a chance, racing to a 8-2 victory including 3 dishes,
Thank you also to Dan Gibbs who helped me run proceeding throughout the day. All rounds can be viewed via competition, and Masters 2017 at top of page.
13 January 2018
'2018' SUMMER SEASON!!! Do not MISS!
Good afternoon all,
As you are aware, Presentations will take place this Thursday at the ALBION at 8;15 sharp.
Following this we will have a very quick AGM, no matters have been notified to the committee, but we will just run through details of how the league will run this coming season.
PLEASE could I kindly ask that, for my 1st presentation, as secretary, that all teams are represented, As we would not want you to miss out on any information!
We will then move swiftly onto registrations, again all teams to be represented, receipts will be given, we aim to have the season running by the following Thursday, so need all monies on the night. those that need to top up there bond payments, will need to do this also.
registrations will be £40.00 for the summer season, and as standard, £20 bond payment to be held.
I look forward to welcoming you all, and getting YOUR 2018 SEASON fixtures online.
13 January 2018
REMINDER : APL MASTERS wait is over!
Good afternoon All,
Just a quick reminder that the APL Masters will be played this SUNDAY 14.01.2018!
After a fantastic year, combined stats, bring together the final 16!
Tomorrow we will find out who will win the very first APL MASTERS, and have the 1st Name to be engraved on the BRAND new JOHN MORRISON TROPHY!
ASHFORD CLUB Doors open at 11am for practice, games 1-4 to start prompt at 11:30. ALL STARTING TOGETHER.
Dan Gibbs and Myself will organise the day, and look forward to a great competition, reserves are welcome to come along, as too any of the players from The APL, should they wish to support, or just enjoy a great day.
All players know whom they are up against to start , should there be any midnight casualties, or any reason why players cannot attend, please let me know ASAP so I can give reserves time to take there place.
Good luck Everyone
02 January 2018
SUMMER 2018 SEASON just a few weeks away!
HAPPY NEW YEAR,
I Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, YOUR summer 2018 season kicks off in just a few weeks.
Please Join us For Presentation of 2017 WINTER league honours including John Morrison 1st Master
A Brief AGM meeting will then take place, for any news , updates or enquiries.
Swiftly after, Registrations will be taken for Summer 2018 season. We Aim to get the season kicked off the following Thursday 25th January, to help us please make sure all monies are presented at registrations.
This will be held on 18th January @ Albion commencing 8:15pm.
I look forward to welcoming you all along to congratulate winners, runners up. We look forward to another great season.
31 December 2017
JOHN MORRISON MASTERS 14th January 2018
Good evening all, please see seeds and matches in order to be played at Ashford club on Sunday 14th January. unfortunately we had One withdrawal from Tony Kesterton, whom finished as 9th seed, therefore 10th onwards moving up a position.
1) JOE CRONIN
2) SCOTT HANSON
3) DAN NISBIT
4) DAN MORRISON
5) TERRY PEPPER
6) SAM WAGHORN
7) ALEC BYTHE
8) CHARLIE PEERLESS
9) MICK BELL HUGHES
10) ANDY STEVENS
11) GARY TATE
12) TOMMY LEE
13) RICK CLIFTON
14) GRAHAM NEWEY
15) TONY LONGHURST
16) KENNY SHARP
17) GARY WILLIAMSON
18) MATT CLIFFORD
19) GARY HUCKSTEPP
MATCHES 1-4 TO COMMENCE AT 11:30 SHARP. (BEST OF 11 FRAMES)
1 1) JOE V 16) KENNY
2 8) CHARLIE V 9) MICK
3 4) DAN M V 13) RICK
4 5) TERRY V 12) TOMMY
5 2) SCOTT V 15) TONY
6 7) ALEC V 10) ANDY
7 3) DAN N V 14) GRAHAM
8 6) SAM V 11) GARY T
RESERVES 17,18 + 19 are more than welcome on the day, and inline to replace any absentees. If any of the above have any difficulties or reason they cannot attend, please advise ASAP.
Good Luck to all Players, everyone is welcome to support and have a fantastic Masters, where 1 will become the 1st JOHN MORRISONS MASTERS
22 December 2017
14TH JAN **JOHN MORRISON MASTERS**
Good evening all,
congratulations to all those listed below who have made it to the last 16, Please confirm you can attend ASAP, so that all arrangements can be made as required.
THE JOHN MORRISONS will be held at
THE ASHFORD CLUB on 14th January 2018, 11am
players seeded as below, I have also listed the 1st five reserves, AS mentioned above any one who can not attend, please respond ASAP.
last 16 will commence best of 11 frames, matches and seeds as below.
1) JOE Cronin V 16) Tony Longhurst
8) CHARLIE Peerless V 9) TONY kesterton
4) DAN Morrison V 13) TOMMY Lee
5) TERRY Pepper V 12) GARY Tate
2) SCOTT Hanson V 15) GRAHAM Newey
7) ALEC Blythe V 10) MICK Bell-Hughes
3) DAN Nisbet V 14) RICK Clifton
6) SAM Waghorn V 11) ANDY Stevens
NOTE: reserves will be placed into 16th seed, moving players up as highest ranked players.
1st 5 reserves, 17) Kenny sharp / 18) Steve Hills / 19) Gary Williamson / 20) Matt Clifford /
21) Gary Huckstepp
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL
22 December 2017
JOHN MORRISON MASTERS
Good morning All,
As Many of you are aware, late into 2016, Ashford Lost one of the most instrumental gentlemen that graced and supported the league. John final involvements with pool was the secretary for the Kent County Pool Association.
had a massive input, enthusiasm and huge influence on THE APL, and also the KCPA where he encouraged many young players, and certainly was a factor in Our league development and stability. John played for Ashford and Kent for many years, and Captained his County in the 80's/90's.
As very highly anticipated, then We as A committee in 2016, decided that The Masters would be created and played in Honour of JOHN
THE JOHN MORRISON MASTERS
Criteria, for qualifications as below ;
1) This will be a Annual event,
2) players must have played within both summer and winter seasons in Premier division throughout the campaign.
3) 50% of frames throughout the calendar year.
4) from above this will give us our top 16 players, from overall percentages combined throughout the year.
6) from the 16, 1 will become JOHN MORRISON 1st master
From the 16, This will be seeded in order respectively of your final position. substitutes will be replace those who cannot attend.
Finally, If you qualify and cannot make it please inform the committee as soon as possible, If any players confirms attendance and does not show, then will be banned from entry for the next masters year.
I wish you all the best, and Hope for a truly amazing competitive day.
SEEDED ANOUNCEMENTS COMING UP NEXT
21 December 2017
2017 ROLL OF HONOUR
2017 ROLL OF HONOURS
Congratulations to all the following teams and Players, winning teams and individual accolades as below, The committee would like to wish everyone A Merry Christmas and A Happy new year.
2017 SINGLES KO WINNER JOE CRONIN
2017 SINGLES KO RUNNER UP: SCOTT HANSON
2017 SINGLES KO PLATE WINNER: RICHARD WILLIAN
2017 SINGLES KO PLATE RUNNER UP ANDY STEVENS
2017 SUMMER DISH % JOE CRONIN @15.7%
2017 WINTER DISH % SCOTT HANSON @18.8%
2017 SUMMER PREM POS DAN NISBET @ 86.6%
2017 SUMMER DIV 1 POS PAUL LOPEZ @ 82.9%
2017 SUMMER DIV 2 POS DAVE MACDONALD @ 86.9%
2017 WINTER PREM POS
SCOTT HANSON @ 84.9%
2017 WINTER DIV 1 POS
WAYNE HOGBEN @ 88.2%
2017 SUMMER PREM CHAMPIONS ASHFORD CLUB A
2017 SUMMER DIV 1 CHAMPIONS THE PHEASANT
2017 SUMMER DIV 2 CHAMPIONS SINGLETON BARN B
2017 WINTER PREM CHAMPIONS ASHFORD CLUB A
2017 WINTER DIV CHAMPIONS ALBION D
We hope to welcome and be joined by you all again in 2018, and look forward to another competitive season ahead.
14 December 2017
2017 Season FINALE Games
Good evening all, Tonight’s matches complete our winter 2017 season.
Thank you to all players and teams, has been a great season, with some good battles along the way.
With regard to fixtures tonight. Winners and runners up both already confirmed for both leagues.
Congratulations to Ashford club A, and Albion D both champions and Poke and Hope And Bonny cravat both runners up.
At the base of division of 1, sees the pic of the games tonight as woolpack B v Singleton Barn A, to Confirm who will finish 2nd to bottom.
As for all teams, and players player of season and masters still to be confirmed. So all frames count. Wish you all the best of luck, all details will follow ASAP. If any teams are moving venues or want to discuss any possibilities please contact me. In the meantime we hope you all have a smashing Christmas and wish you all a happy new year! And look forward to welcoming you all again for a new season in 2018.
12 December 2017
CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to Scott Hanson, whom has had a excellent season,
Prem Division winner,
in pole position to take P.O.S
Most dishes this season %18.8, extraordinary nearly a conversion rate of 1-5
As previously mentioned Scott represented Ashford for Champions of Champions,, which He did tremendously well just to reach the finals day held in Chatham last Saturday,
After overcoming a slow start in his semi final, Scott was triumphant rallying back from 0-3 he commanded wining 10-3 and booked his place in the FINAL.
Awaiting the other semi final to conclude, The final saw SCOTT v Medway A, Kent A and Northern Ireland international Jamie Kitchen. eventually losing 10-3. WELL Done Scott, is a massive achievement, should be very proud of yourself.
07 December 2017
CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS (GOOD LUCK) Scott Hanson!
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
Good Luck To Our very OWN SCOTT HANSON, whom represents Ashford pool league, Scott qualified recently winning many games along the qualifying process, this coming Saturday Scott will travel to Chatham to take his position in the semi final, followed hopefully by the final. with 20% dish rate, and a fantastic season we all wish you the very best of luck. WELL DONE SCOTT, fantastic achievement already!
This is definitely one of the hardest events any team or player can aspire to win. In order to enter you must first be your local league current champion(s) in one of three disciplines (Team, Individual, Ladies Individual). As if that wasn't hard enough you must then take on other local league players who have achieved the same feat in their local league.
In this competition the playing standards are high from the word go. The only thing you can be sure of is that it will get tougher and tougher the further you progress. It is only open to leagues affiliated to the English Pool Association, if your league is not affiliated contact the EPA secretary for details of affiliation.
07 December 2017
As YOUR WINTER 2017 SEASON, comes to a close,
I'd like to Take this opportunity TO THANK Kenny Sharpe for his dedication and keeping the league running for many years!
simply without his effort this league would not be in the position that we see today, I believe this is a strong position, and I hope to continue from Kenny work and continue to develop OUR league positively and improve the strength of Ashford Pool league. Great to have all your experience passed on Kenny, Will try my best to keep up your good work, and great to see you on the tables from a different angle.
The committee are all united, and strong moving forward. Any suggestions, or views in how to improve are always welcomed, please put forward to committee prior to AGM which will take place in closed season. details to follow including JOHN MORRISON MASTERS ASAP.
07 December 2017
Good evening All,
Apologies for late notice, Been extremely busy with work commitments,
POLITE reminder that the following matches tonight have been removed due to both teams being removed from pool league.
PREM : LOCOMOTIVE A v Poke + Hope
1ST DIV : The flying Pheasant v ASHFORD CLUB B
No results sheets or points will be awarded, once again to all those this has affected, apologies for not being able to fulfil these games. It is strongly against are wishes to continue with No Shows.
05 December 2017
We have one outstanding match to be played (completed) before the last game of the season.
Singleton Barn A v OPOW SB (PP mid-match due to a player health issue)
13 October 2017
Good Morning All,
Due to a change in my work commitments, I shall be stepping down as league secretary and from the committee at the end of November 2017.
The committee has agreed that Zack Harden will become the new league secretary, most of the captains would have noticed Zack's involvement with the league operations has increased significantly over the last 12 months and is the ideal person to take the league forward and develop it further.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been involved in the league throughout my 15 years on the committee.
I will still play within the league once my work commitments level out a little and look forward to seeing you on the tables.
All the best
03 September 2017
Recording results ongoing issues
Good morning all,
As some if you are aware, we are repeatively having issues with either not receiving score sheets, or they are not being filled out correctly and incomplete.
The committee give up there own time as a voluntary service, purely for their passion of the game and trying to improve and develop your league for the better.
This issue with sheets has been going on since beginning of last season. We have discussed at AGMs this and penalties to be given. We have been very relaxed on this until now.
This is your final warning. As of the halfway turn point in season coming up in 2 weeks time 28th September, no reminders or exceptions. Please spend a few minutes making sure your sheet is complete prior to sending.
Incorrect sheet, Incomplete sheet, unsigned sheet or late or no sheet will incur 1 point automatic deduction.
This notice will be added also to WhatsApp chat group for captains notice.
I will also put a filled in template onto WhatsApp page.
APL committee member.
06 July 2017
YOUR WINTER 2017 SEASON! starts Today!
Firstly, thank you to everyone for coming to presentation, and registration night last Thursday. some very good points were put forward and have been acknowledged. Big thank you for registrations for this coming season, It is very important for us, to feel that everyone is happy with proceedings, As this is YOUR league!
YOUR WINTER 2017 opening fixtures kick off this evening,As this new season commences, the committee are delighted to have Joseph Cronin join the board.
As you will see on the right, due to numbers registered, we have 2 larger divisions, A Prem, and 1st division. all teams have been placed into divisions based on there finishing position last season. We believe this will be greater value to venues as many more fixtures to be held at each venue this coming season.
PREM consists of 10 teams, therefore will be 2 byes per week, The 1st division has 11 teams so only 1 bye. the teams that this effect this week are LOCO A+B, from prem, and Singleton Barn A from division 1, I hope that these nights an be used for practices, or friendly matches.
As you are aware some rules were discussed, below a quick recap, all captains put themselves forward for a whats app, this is now live, and they have been sent details and rules as required.
1) If a team has a NO player, this has to be placed into position 5 in every set, this no player has the same condition as any other, therefore cannot be drawn against the same opponent.
2) LATE player arrivals, example, if a player on game 5, has not arrived by the time of his frame, then the match will move onto next set. the opposite team will claim this frame, the late player can still continue in later sets. ( THIS IS DOWN TO THE CAPTAINS AGREEMENT AT BEGINNING OF MATCH)
3)ALL MATCH RESULTS TO BE FILLED IN COMPLETE AND SIGNED BY BOTH CAPTAINS. this is then to be sent to WHATS APP GROUP, on the night, ( this does not change recording process ont web, which will continue as 8pm deadline on Monday after match.)
4) Referees can be used, if either captains suggest this then it shall be carried out. ( this should be discussed prior to match commencing)
5) rule 3 from above, if a captain is unavailable on the night, committee contact details can be found on section at top of page, please photo and send to a commitee member whom can upload to whats APP page.
A few teams in the prem have changed name or venue see below.
Plough Poke & Hope, this season will play from the Woolpack and be know as Plough Poke & Hope @WP
Albion E have moved to Willesborough Cons Club, will be known as Toomey's Cons
John Wallis Pot luck have moved to Windmill, and will be known as Windmill Pot luck.
if any concerns, complaints or questions relating to the above, please do not hesitate to contact any one of the committee members who will be able to explain more.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY ANOTHER GREAT SEASON.
APL committee member
23 June 2017
ROLL OF HONOUR - Summer 2017
Congratulations to the following Winners and Runners-Up for this season, each will receive their trophies at presentation night (details listed below):
Winners: ASHFORD CLUB A
Runners-Up: Plough Poke'n'Hope
POS: Dan Nisbet (Locomotive B)
Winners: PHEASANT A
Runners-Up: Plough Inn A
POS: Paul Lopez (Pheasant A)
Winners: SINGLETON BARN B
Runners-Up: Woolpack B
POS: Dave MacDonald (Woolpack B)
Dish Trophy: Joseph Cronin (Plough Poke'n'Hope)
Winner: Joseph Cronin (Plough Poke'n'Hope)
Runner-Up: Scott Hanson (Ashford Club A)
Winner: Richard William (Ashford Club C)
Runner-Up: Andy Stevens (Plough Poke'n'Hope)
Winners: Ball Bashing Cons
Runners-Up: Albion D
Winners: John Wallis Pot Luck
Runners-Up: Albion E
All events proving to be very competitive - Well Done once again to all of the above.
20 June 2017
SUMMER 2017 PRESENTATIONS, LEAGUE MEETING & REGISTRATION WINTER 2017
Good evening All,
I hope you all have had a great season, embraced the minor changes that we set at the beginning of season, as always we want this league to grow, and your feedback is paramount to this.
If anyone has any suggestions, as always these need to be sent in to committee, and to be seconded by another player, then we can discuss any matters at the league meeting
PRESENTATION will be held at the Albion on Thursday 29th June. 8;15pm start with League meeting following, and registrations taken for new season. I hope as many of you can attend to congratulate all individuals and teams with there achievements this season.
All teams should be represented at the meeting, as usual, in case of any voting, 1 vote per team. All our league players, landlords, land ladies and interested new teams are welcome.
We have had a few issues this season, and will make some suggestions on how we look to improve for coming season!
It would be great if either captain or vice, can facilitate a WhatsApp group, or one accountable member from each team. this will be explained at the League meeting.
I look forward to welcoming you all on 29th, including new teams that may be interested, registrations fees will remain £40 per team, any teams that have used bond payment this will also need to be repaid.
APL committee member
19 June 2017
Team KNOCKOUT finals
Good evening all,
last Thursday we had some very entertaining pool, We would like to congratulate the following teams and also to all the teams taking part on the night,
Ball bashing cons came back from a 2-0 disadvantage against Albion D, played at the Ashford club, Dan Morrison to seal the match winning decisive frame to seal a 8-4 result.
elsewhere, something quite strange for me, not to be playing at all, but to be assisting, refereeing and organizing 3 matches at the Plough which I believe was a thrilling night,
Both semi finals played out at same time, going to frame decider, on table 1, OPOWSB from 2nd division, took prem side Albion E to last frame, Ricky stewart showing great composure to seal decisive last frame, to send Albion into final!
On table 2, favourites Plough inn B, whom had a great 1st season in prem league took on 3rd place in 1st division and just missing promotion by 1 point, John Wallis Potluck, the plough took a 6-4 lead including the 2 given for handicap, but John Wallis came back strong to take final frame and book there spot in final.
Due to time passing, both teams agreed to play final on both tables. John Wallis commenced+2 and The Albion didn't really recover, they nicked a few games and a come back looked on the cards, but John Wallis played exceptional on the night, winning 8-5.
this was a great night, and I thank everyone for taking part and the venues for there support.
well done to all teams!
APL committee member
15 June 2017
Good evening all,
Firstly I'd like to say a big thank you to all teams participating in our leagues this season, I think has been a successful season and We hope you have all enjoyed a very competitive season throughout all divisions.
I'd Like to wish all teams competing in Finals to night the very best of luck! Both finals we aim to have one of your committee members present, If a referee is needed then I'm sure we will assist with this.
TEAM KNOCKOUT FINAL
ALBION D v BALL BASHING CONS ( To be played at the Ashford club, Albion commence 2-0 advantage, with race to 8!
TEAM KNOCKOUT PLATE SEMI FINAL & FINAL
The Plough, will host 2 simultaneous semi finals
OPOW SB 4 V 0 ALBION E ( GAME TO BE PLAYED ON TABLE Right hand side of Bar. ) 1st to 8!
PLOUGH INN B 0 V 2 JOHN WALLIS POTLUCK ( GAME TO BE PLAYED ON TABLE left hand side of bar )
FINAL WINNER OF BOTH ABOVE TO BE PLAYED ON TABLE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE!
All games race to 8!
I Will be present at the plough, unfortunately a little late, due to 3 matches being played please make sure we start promptly.
Once again good luck to all teams, and congratulations on making it to the finals!
APL committee member
13 June 2017
Team KO QF and Plate Finals Night
All of the below games are scheduled for 15th June 2017
Team KO FINAL
ALBION D 2-0 BALL BASHING CONNS
Team Plate Semi-Final (@ The Plough)
OPOW SB 4 v 0 ALBION E
PLOUGH INN B 0 v 2 JOHN WALLIS POTLUCK
Final to be played on the SAME night.
Race to 8 for all games - winning captains to text Kenny on the night of the game.
Good Luck to all teams!
30 May 2017
Good evening all,
Firstly I'd like to thank-you all for playing your part in a fantastic, exciting and competitive season, with the last league fixtures being held this week! many positions at top and bottom still being contested right up to the wire.
PREM : With the TOP 4 all playing one another, no game will be easy, Ashford club A can win league if they draw, win or match the Plough poke & Hope result. A loss for Poke & Hope would see Ashford club champions regardless of their result. Poke & Hope will be champions only by winning there game, and Ashford club lose.
The foot of the league is very interesting with 2 of any of 3 teams to be relegated, bottom of table Loco A travel to Plough B knowing 3 points will see them survive, The Albion E host The windmill A in what could be a relegation playoff, however a draw enough for windmill, but Albion need win to leap windmill. GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE TEAMS!
1ST DIV : The Pheasant A confirmed as division champions with their win last week, return to prem league next season after a few seasons in div 1. well done!
Runners up and also promotion still being contested, with two difficult matches, firstly The plough inn visit the pheasant knowing 3 points will take them up, John Wallis travel to the windmill B, knowing 3 points will leap frog them above the plough if the plough lose. however The windmill need to win to be assured of dodging relegation. The Bonny cravat need to win against relegated OPOW SA or better the windmill result to swap places with windmill. GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS!
2ND DIV : Runaway champions and a return to 1st division at the 1st time of asking for Singleton Barn B, well done! As it stands RUNNERS UP and promotion to 1st Div contested by 3 and extremely close to call, 2nd place kingshead vs barn A knowing 3 points and continuing to better other results or frames won should be enough, 3rd place OPOW SB away to champions, needing to better results of two other games. 4th place woolpack B would climb to 2nd if they win and other two lose. very much to play for and could see a playoff after these matches. Woolpack also have a game in hand being played on 31st, so is in there hands. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
Player of season and dish table also very well contested as always good luck to all fighting for this.
Good luck to all teams still in Team Knockout, and Plate knockout, these fixtures are online and taking place over the next few weeks.
I hope you all have enjoyed this season, If you have any suggestions or ideas on how to improve your league, the committee would be delighted to hear you views. Presentations and Registration details will be announced soon .
Please could all champions from last season kindly return there main trophies to committee members so we can swiftly enter new winners on them ASAP.
APL Committee member
25 May 2017
Outstanding league fixtures
The following league games are to be played by 31st May 2017
Woolpack B V Plough Girls
The only other outstanding games are being played on our 2nd catch up week - 25th May
Plough Girls V Singleton Barn A.
Woolpack B v Ashford Club B.
25 May 2017
Team KO QF and Plate Round 1 Draw
Team KO Quarter Final
Team PLATE First Round
Results now online under the competition menu
14 February 2017
Final notice on rules
Good evening All,
I hope you are all enjoying this season, please can I kindly remind everyone of the following as we are now approaching wk 4 with some hesitation or misunderstanding on the rules.
1) Winning team captain must complete form online or be received by secretary by 8pm Monday latest following the match.
2) In the event of a draw, the home captain takes responsibility.
3) Please can we make sure that all sheets are filled out in FULL and marked clearly in summary of match. ( this will prevent any mistakes being made when updating results)
Future breech of the rules will result of points being deducted as stated in rules at beginning of season.
No more allowances will be made, as this has been discussed at AGM and also presented online and included on your APL score sheets.
APL committee member
11 February 2017
Due to the late change of teams in Division 2 - The Plough Girls have replaced WCC and as a result we have a few fixture clashes.
To accommodate the team change, the following fixtures have been changed:
Original Date - 9th Feb Plough Girls v Singleton Barn B
NOW - Catch up Week - 23rd March.
2nd Mar Kings Head v Plough Girls
NOW to be played at the Plough
16th Mar Plough Girls v Woolpack B
NOW to be played at the Woolpack
6th April Plough Girls v Singleton Barn A
NOW - Catch up Week - 25th May (or sooner if both teams can agree a date)
18th May Plough Girls v Kings Head
NOW to be played at the Kings Head
1st June Woolpack B v Plough Girls
NOW to be played at the Plough
27 January 2017
APL Singles KO 2017
On the 22nd January APL kicked off the season with our annual singles KO.
The event went smoothly and was reasonably well attended.
The main event was won by Joseph Cronin of the Plough Poke'N'Hope team, beating Scott Hanson 6-3 in the final.
The plate was won by Richard William of the Ashford Club AC team, beat Andy Stevens 5-2 in the final.
Congratulations to both winners who played some excellent pool throughout the day, thank you to all that attended.
08 January 2017
Updated RULES now online for you viewing.
Your SUMMER season is fastly approaching & we thank you all for your patience since registration.
We have had many discussions and meetings and concluded some significant changes to the rules to improve the structure of the APL leagues.
We recommend now as the Updated RULES are online & can be found in FAVOURITES / SHEETS that everyone reads and refreshes on them
Also the WORLD rules poster can be found within same options.
Please note APL result sheet is still to be updated and will be prior to season getting underway.
I'd like also to point to another new development from your committee, which can be found in VIEW/ Committee. You will now see TABS on RHS. These are details of committee meetings, Inclusive of minutes within Attachements which are available for your viewing should you wonder what and how the committee works.
We thank you for you time reading this and hope you enjoy these changes in the coming season. All will be discussed in more detail at AGM.
Details will also be supplied at the AGM for each venues purpose to be displayed with landlords/landladies approval