News & Information

 Important 16 March 2020 SEASON DELAY due to Coronavirus safety concerns

Good evening All,

Due to government advise and guidelines the committee has decided in the best interest of every member of the pool league that we will temporarily suspend the league and all competitions
until further notice.
We appreciate your support and will Endeavor to provide updates and support information when available.

Our sincere apologies to each and every venue, but this is a government notice that we must abide too. Our season will Continue, when we are informed it is safe to do so.

Best wishes

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 07 March 2020 JIM WILLIAMS Trophy Draw for Cross Pairs IS NOW LIVE!

Next Thursday 12th March, The APL, and 8 venues host crossed pairs for the very 1st time! This is a KO event, which will see 42 pairs on the night get down to final 16!

This completion has been named after Jim Williams from The loco B, Jim has had some health issues since the beginning of last season, and has not returned yet. Jim has been playing in the league longer than I can remember, everyone at APL wish him the very best, and a speedy recovery, we hope to see him back on the tables alongside his teammates.

Draw was conducted by my son Jackson, who also drew out venues 1-8 as well. Lots of other information has been shared with your captains.

Venue 1: The George. * 2 winners *

Match 1:
K.Clifton+T.Parch Vs G.Newey+R.Clifton
Match 2:
C.Gardiner+J.Taylor vs B.Rocket+J.Judge

Venue 2: The Ashford Club * 2 winners*

Match 1:
K.Lamont+T.Goodwin vs T.Pepper+A.Blythe
Match 2:
J:Yerrall+J.Cronin vs S.O’neil+W.Hogben

Venue 3: The Alfred * 2 winners *

Match 1:
B.Thompson+O.Thompson vs M.Coleman+
Match 2:
Z.Harden+K.Ades vs B.Malyan+A.Ratchford

Venue 4: The Locomotive * 2 winners *

PRELIM Match 1: F.Shellock+D.Coker vs S.Thompson+G.Williamson
Match 2: L:Deeney+D.Arnold vs O.Mount+A.Vane
Match 3: winner of 1: vs G.Huckstepp+M.Bell-Hughes

Venue 5: The Phoenix * 2 Winners *

PRELIM Match 1: A.Baker+J.Loan vs S.Jepson+D.Nisbet
Match 2: D.Underdown+S.Lopez vs P.Penfold+A.Thompson
Match 3: Winner of 1 vs S.Riley+D.Beaumont

Venue 6: The Star * 2 Winners *

PRELIM Match 1: O.Toke+J.Bunting vs L.Smith+G.Griggs
Match 2: M.Clifford+K.Sharpe vs J.Saunders+D.Macdonald
Match 3: Winner of 1 vs P.Lopez+ T.Wilkes

Venue 7: The Albion * 2 Winners *

PRELIM Match 1: A.Stevens+M.Lear vs R.Bartlett+T.Wilson
Match 2: T.Mabb+D.Mabb vs J.Henderson+S.Lockerby
Match 3: winner of 1 vs I.Thomas+M.Willoughby

Venue 8: Singleton Barn. * 2 Winners *

PRELIM Match 1: S.Lee+G.Penfold vs E.Bailey+R.Taylor
Match 2: M.Myres+C.Myres vs R.Reeves+T.Miles
Match 3: winner of 1 vs Andrew Baker+Aaron Baker

Matches 1: to start by 8:15! If not on time and match 2 are awaiting they may play 1st.

Good luck to all pairs, Hope you have a great night. Ultimately either 10 or 15 frames at each venue maximum. Neutral tables so players to pay, 4 Singles with Dutch doubles in @ Frame 3. Singles each player should break one frame.

Many thanks.

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 12 February 2020 THE JIM WILLIAMS TROPHY

Good afternoon all,

last week we kicked off our NEW summer 2020 season! I'd like to thank all teams for embracing changes and their commitment to the APL.

upon committee discussions in the closed season period we decided to put forward a few changes:

As many of you may be are Jim Williams from The LOCO B has been a long term dedicated player within the APL. this season has commenced and sadly as yet Jim has not returned due to health issues that occurred a few times during last season. Personally I've know Jim since we played in the Charing and district league some 22 years ago and since that folded has been a regular competitor in the APL. We all at APL wish Jim a speedy recovery, and are honored to reward his dedication to the league by Naming a New Trophy for Him.
The league committee will also nominate a few candidates that will be put before the league players to acknowledge outstanding achievement or commitment to the APL on a yearly basis. Of which one player/ representative from a venue will receive the award.

This season, THE JIM WILLIAMS TROPHY will be contested by a Knockout # CROSSED PAIRS #

A very brief description of this,

*A MATCH WILL CONTESTED BY two teams of Two players, and 5 FRAMES OF POOL


More details will follow ASAP once names have been received. This WILL BE PLAYED ON THURSDAY NIGHTS during THIS season!

1ST ROUND is 12th MARCH 2020

2ND ROUND is 4th June 2020

FINALS NIGHT is 2nd July 2020

Out of respect, I hope that this competition is well received by all and we get plenty of entrants.

Please complete registrations through your captains, by no later than THURSDAY 27TH FEB.

Many thanks


 Important 27 January 2020 Our 2019 JOHN MORRISON'S MASTERS Champion is............

Sunday 26th January;

we contested the last pool matches from the 2019 seasons! I'd like to thank Mark, his staff at the Ashford club for hosting this amazing event for the 3rd year running.

The Masters, named in memory of John Morrison, is the most prestigious title available, and is a seeded competition that contests the top 16 players of the calendar year, the full draw and results can be seen under view tab, top of page, and then scroll to tournaments.

Doors opened @ 12pm, with Seeds 1-4 J. Yerrall, J.Cronin, D. Nisbet & D.Riley all kicking off the competitions with 1st four matches.

145 frames were played on the day until we had a new champion, seeds 1, 2, 3 all through to the semi finals without much scare, possible the outsider performance of the day was seed 12 Matt Clifford, who knocked out seed 4 in quarter final, after already a tight encounter with teammate Alec Blythe 6-4 in round 1. I think with all respect to all players seed 4, Dave had the harder draw than the other top seeds, with a 1st round match vs last years quarter finalist Dan Morrison.

the semi finals, the standard was raised, as seed 1, Jamie Yerrall, fended off 12, Matt Clifford for an 8-4, the other semi final contested former two times reining champion, seed 2 vs 3, Joe Cronin vs Daniel Nisbet, this was quite some match, 3 Dan, was in great form and led from the start it appeared that he would regret missed opportunities, as his performance was commanding he never rallied away and Joe was not giving up, Dan held on to win 8-5

so A brand new name will be engraved on the JOHN MORRISONS MASTERS TROPHY,

THE FINAL contested BY Jamie Yerrall (1) vs Dan Nisbet (3) commenced a little shakey to start with with the 1st frame looking really important not to concede, Jamie took and early lead, 3-0, this match intensified through the middle patches, and tensions were high and the stakes even higher, Dan Fought back to 4-4, Jamie took initiative once more in frames 9, 10, Dan Pulled back the 11th Frame with a great clearance to give hope of a comeback @ 5-6 down, Jamie then once more pulled away, with the 12th and the 13th Frame being decisive as a tactical game, with full use of the deliberate ruling, This put our seed 1 player one frame away from being champion, Dan unable to nestle a tight snooker when critical, then Jamie cleared to finished the frame to complete the day and 145th frame in 9 hours To become our


Finally, thank you to all players that played and supported during the day, the tournament and seasons could not be possible without your commitment and dedication to the APL.

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 17 January 2020 2019 WINTER CHAMPIONS

Good evening all,

Last night we held the final set of league matches, before I acknowledge the victorious teams and Players, we would like to thank every Venue, Teams, captains and all players for their Commitment and support To the APL and another for superb season!

The Premier 2019 CHAMPIONS once more, for the 4th occasion in a row, and a second unbeaten season goes to Charing Magic, Their last defeat in the league was at the hands of this seasons Runners Up Bash N Hope, on 10th May 2018. a fantastic record, and shows the consistency this team have.

This Seasons Premier player of the season, went right to the wire, on the last night, this swung between two teammates, J.Cronin ( 86% ) & D.Nisbet, Joe just piping Dan to the award by one frame, the same difference has separated them from the 2019 masters seeding, Our defending 2 times John Morrison's Masters Champion, will try to retain his title starting from 2nd seed for the 1st time in the competitions 3rd year. Dan will line up 3rd seed.

The 1st Division has been the tightest campaign I can remember, 4 teams at the top of the league playing to be champions in the last set of fixtures. 3rd Place Phoenix taking advantage of John Wallis who were 4th and were victorious over 1st place Ashford Club A, Phoenix gained the 7 points they needed, and The George B who were in second, a 9-6 win @ Queens Head A, just 1 frame shy, So the top 3 all tied on 192, JW on 190,

Phoenix ARE 2019 Champions by Matches Won!

Ashford Club A Runners up: also by Matches Won, and will Face Sellindge Social Club for a place in the Premier league.

Division 1 : Player of the season goes to George B captain Nathan Malthouse with 82.5%

Before we arrive at Presentations, Next week 23.01,2020 we Have the following matches, Please feel free to come and support, the teams all battling for Honors.

PREMIER PLAY OFF will be contested by Sellindge Social Club Vs Ashford Club A @ The Locomotive. matches to start @ 8pm.

TEAM TINY KO FINAL will be contested as L8 Night George vs Up the Alfred @ Charing Pavilion. Match to start @ 8pm

The Big One! THE 2019 TEAM KNOCKOUT final Our Premier champions Charing Magic vs Our current KO Champions Bash N Hope! This show piece will take place @ The Alfred, kicking off @ 8PM


ONCE MORE , thank you to you all, Congratulations to all winners, and Bset of luck to all Teams next week!

Zack Harden
APL Secretary


The ASHFORD SINGLES pool league, is continuing to grow! This is a great opportunity for any player regardless of ability to go out and enjoy matches, that are very flexible to arrange, longer matches, for you to sustain the challenge..........
this is a great platform and I'm sure if this is just taken as a practice exercise then this will help massively with your match pool.
MATCHES are randomly drawn Home and away, each player playing every player once, and Home player deciding the venue. Table costs are to be shared. Matches are Best of 12 Frames, 3pts for a win and 1pts for the draw. all contact, results recorded by whats app group. Every game is vital, and will conclude to a Masters style KO at the end of season.

I believe registrations were open a week ago, and 16 have already signed up! if you too fancy this then please get in contact with Mick Bell-Hughes or Gary Huckstepp who will be delighted to chat with you.

SEASON WILL START 12TH JAN........1st weeks games to be played by 19th, so hurry to get you spot!

REGISTRATION IS £25.00 for those that fulfill their fixture list they will receive £20.00 back. this will roll over unless the player chooses to withdraw from the league. the remainder will go towards website costs and towards prize money for the end of season KO.

Feel free to contact via captains page if you are interested in this, I'd love to help getting their numbers up to and above 20?

kind regards

APL Secretary

 Important 14 December 2019 TEAM KO including TINY CUP SEMI FINALS

As our season approaches the final few weeks, we also reach the semi finals of the team Knock out and Tiny cup.

the semi finals will be contested, on 2ND JANUARY 2020, venue will be announced soon.

matches will be played with 1st to 8!, with the original team knockout to continue with the Handicap system that was in place when the initial draw was made. The Tiny cup all matches will commence 0-0. Please can all captains send me result sheet on the night on Whats app upon completion of the match.

We wish all the teams the best of Luck!

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 19 August 2019 TEAM TINY .........The APL

This past week, has been a very dark time for the pool league, and public as we try to come to terms with the horrific attack on Ettienne Bailey last Thursday when the Harvey were scheduled to play Pro’s and cons @ the Harvey in the team KO.

I know this has been very disturbing, and effected a lot of players that were present, and will continue to do so during Tiny’s recovery process.

The league, all players and members of the public have given so much support, and the strength that we all find within is mind blowing.

On Sunday 18th Aug. Ashford A, pool team, were due to host run away division leaders Maidstone A at the Woolpack, not all of you may be aware of this, but Tiny has been a key figure in the inter league set up for the past few seasons, I cannot remember him missing a game, even if he missed many of shots...... but with the events that occurred, and also the struggles that captain Gary Huckstepp has had in fielding a team this season, it was considered extremely briefly that time had come to throw the towel in. But the league stood strong and all players came out in full support Sunday night! We witnessed a spirit, determination in the team and a desire to play for tiny. Ashford A. On Sunday night, played as Team Tiny, and if not for a last frame dish by Maidstone A player could have won our 1st game of the season. But a 9-9 draw!... the 1st team to take points from Maidstone, which should have been more was delightful. I know I speak for Gary, and say that we both as other players were proud to part of the team. The league will continue to support all where we can.
Ettienne and family have been so surprised by the volume of support and visitors that have all been so generous come to see Tiny.

From all at Ashford pool league. We hope that Tiny has a speedy recovery, we know he is in the right place to be cared for, and all professionals at the hospital will continue to do an amazing job!

Please continue to support the go fund me page for Ettienne.



Good evening all,

This Thursday 11th JULY we gather for presentations and Registrations for your coming winter season and a LEAGUE MEETING to discuss any further business

We are delighted to have accepted our invitation to host this at THE QUEENS HEAD kingsnorth.

Registrations will open from 8:15pm. any captains, venues wishing to transfer funds are more than welcome before Thursday. although I would be grateful for one representation for each applying team to be available for the meeting to enable your views to be aired.

We will aim for Presentations to commence around 9pm. with a short meeting after.

YOUR NEW SEASON will kick off on the 18th JULY.

i hope that I may welcome you all to acknowledge all our winners, and support the APL moving forward.

many thanks

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 17 June 2019 IMPORTANT: notices for preparations as Your New season approaches!

Good evening all,

As another wonderful season approaches its final weeks, I’d like personally to thank all players captains and venues for another great season that has flown passed without any issues.

• The league will extend one week to facilitate Charing Magic’s v Pro’s & Cons to be played on 4.07.19. The committee have reached his decision due to the original game not being able to be played due to other higher pool commitments. This game may have a impact on division placings that may become vital for next season. Due to other cancelled games this has been very difficult for captains to replay.

• For clarification purpose, Communications between the APL and ACPL have briefly commenced. Proposals or details have been exchanged between committee members from each league to establish if a merge could be looked at for 2020. ACPL host their annual AGM this week, we as a committee will then act on what we believe is on the best interest for Ashford Pool Players. ( please do not worry, this may be expanded upon in our coming SGM) and your opinions will be heard.

• As discussed at our AGM. It is with our best intentions that next season we aim to run Three divisions. This will provide us a more teams competitively in each division. Due to this particularly for the premier it makes these last few weeks very interesting. Re-formatting the divisions was discussed in detail at the AGM and divisional placings will determine positions for next season. More info will follow.

• Team Knockout with division handicaps as used before will return next season.

• For any proposals for our SGM, or Feedback please either use our captains page, or feel free to contact me to discuss.

• Our 2019 Summer presentations, Registrations for Winter 2019 season and SGM will take place on Thursday 11th JULY. Venue and more details to follow.

• YOUR WINTER 2019 season will Kick off on
18th JULY 2019

• Finally Any New teams or players are more than welcome to join the APL. Please contact me for more information if desired.

Good luck to all contesting leagues, player of season and all trying to climb into the top 16 in the premier for half way race For 2019 John Morrison MASTERS.

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 09 March 2019 DUTCH DOUBLES CHAMPIONS 2018!

Good evening, this week the 2018 Dutch doubles Final was contested @ The Ashford Club,

Finalists Were Current player of season Jamie Yerrall pairing with 2 times masters champion and no 1 seed for last two year Joe Cronin, v Masters runner up Steve Jepson and Malcolm Johnson,

Congratulations to Steve Jepson and Malcom Johnson, winning 6-3 on the night to become the 2018 Dutch Doubles champions.
I have requested the engraving and will present the trophies ASAP.

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 21 February 2019 2018 Roll of Honours.

The APL would like to commence, by thanking everyone for their commitment to the APL. It has been another wonderful year! Which we could not do without, players, teams and venues.

congratulations to all the following CHAMPIONS from 2018 seasons.

• Singles OPEN J. Yerrall
• Team KO Bash N Hope
• summer Dish. J.Cronin
• summer Prem P.O.S. J.Cronin
• summer div 1 P.O.S. M.Dryland
• summer Prem The Magic
• summer 1st Div. George AC
• winter Dish. D.Nisbet
• winter Prem P.O.S. J. Yerrall
• winter 1st Div P.O.S. W.Guest
• summer Prem The Magic
• summer 1st Div The Royal Oak

• 2018 John Morrison Masters : Joe Cronin

•2018 Dutch Doubles : T B C

Presentations for winter Divisions @ The Ashford Club on 21.2.19 from 8:30pm.

Zack Harden

 Important 21 February 2019 DUTCH DOUBLES ( the final four!) TONIGHT!!

Good morning all,

This evening The Dutch Doubles Semi finals will be played at The Ashford club, from 7:15.

1) B.Woolcombe & J.Sargent v J.Cronin & J. Yerrall

2) D.Morrison & G.Newey v M.Johnson & S.Jepson

Both matches will be best of 9, specific tables either 1-6 will be announced before they commence.

Good luck to all 4 teams, I’m sure this will be great to watch, and amongst a busy schedule tonight I’m looking forward to welcoming as many as possible to enjoy a great evening.

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 12 February 2019 2018 JOHN MORRISON MASTERS LINE UP ! 17th February 2019

Good evening all

Please see seeds and matches in order to be played at Ashford club on Sunday 17th February. unfortunately we had One withdrawal from Graham Newey, whom finished as 14th seed for second consecutive year! therefore 15th onward's moving up a position.




1. 1) JOE V 16) ANDY
2 2) DAN N V 15) ADAM
3 3) STEVE V 14) PAUL
4 4) MATT V 13) RICKY

5 5) DAVE V 12) REG
6 6) DAN M V 11) TOM
7 7) ALEC V 10) KENNY

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 16+, Steve, Dave, Matt, Reg, Paul, Adam and Andy all making their 1st appearance in the masters! the remaining 9 keep their place from last years masters line up.. well done!

Good Luck to all Players, everyone is welcome to support and have a fantastic Masters, who will become our second champion and win the JOHN MORRISONS MASTERS..................

many thanks

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 12 February 2019 REMINDER : APL MASTERS 2018 wait is over!

Good Evening All,

Just a quick reminder that the APL Masters will be played this SUNDAY 17.02.2019!
After a fantastic year, combined stats, bring together the final 16!

On Sunday, Current Champion and AGAIN seeded No 1 Joe Cronin, will kick off his defense. 15 others will also compete and hope to finish the day on top and become the second Name to be engraved on the JOHN MORRISONS TROPHY!

ASHFORD CLUB Doors open at 11:30am for practice, ALL 16 MUST BE signed in by NOON! we will have a quick photo, Compulsory with all players, cues and The JOHN MORRISON TROPHY!

SEEDED PLAYERS 1-4 WILL start proceedings at 12:15!

I will Be on hand, providing assistance when required, providing live score updates, and look forward to a great competition. other members of the committee are challenging, and should assist during and throughout the day. 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 to prevent confusion or any delays during the day.

line up and seeding's will follow.

Many thanks



Good evening all, this coming Thursday 7th, the final league matches will be played!

Premiership, Player of season to be won, and the final spot for the John Morrison Masters is still up for grabs,

Division One, champions to be finalized, Player of season still to be won!

Moving forward, next week was scheduled for finals night, due to this being Valentines Night we have put this back to 21st February @ The ASHFORD CLUB.


We will conclude the Dutch Doubles semi finals and Final, We also will carry out presentations, AGM and Registrations for Summer 2019 season.

Any suggestions or recommendations to take this league forward for AGM discussions, please send to league Secretary, or committee member by the 14th FEB latest. No unknown debates will be open on the night. please put forward your propositions and how this effects the league, please also remember this needs to be backed by another pool member, (not from the same team.)

The masters will take place on Sunday 17th February! The top 16 will be posted on Friday 8th including 1st substitutes.

good luck to all players competing in all of the above and Hope you all have enjoyed a very competitive season. I hope to welcome you all along on the 21st and look forward to a new season together.

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 28 January 2019 Dutch Doubles: Last 8 to contest Quarter Finals!!

Good evening All,

Congratulations to our 1st ever Dutch Doubles Quarter Finalists.

All finals are due to be played @ The Ashford club, as they were awarded finals in order for multiple Game’s on a night, therefore not hosting any matches within the competition until this late stage.
I’d kindly suggest where possible home players are keeped away from their typical home table with exception to final which I hope the best table will be available for use.

Due to Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday night, and had been planned for finals night, we are trying to reaccommodate and get these fixtures played ASAP, many discussions our ongoing, and been held. New final date will be given ASAP. This will conclude semi finals and final.

QF 1. (1st to 8) 31.01.2019
J.Sargent & B.Woolcoombe v G.Wiiliamson & S.Hills

QF 2. ( 1st to 8) tbc
D.Nisbet & D.Riley v J.Cronin & J.Yerrall

QF 3. ( 1st to 8 )
Conclusion required from round 2?
O.mount & A.Mcfalane or D.Griffin & M.Griffin v G.Newey & D.Morrison

QF 4. (1st to 8 ) tbc
M.Johnson & S.Jepson v G.Huckstepp & A.Wren

It would be a massive advantage to the league for these games to be played ASAP, all above games completed by the 14th February.

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 01 December 2018 LAST 16 DUTCH DOUBLES 24.01.2019

Congratulations to all pairs that qualified for LAST 16!
This will be contested on Thursday 24th January 2019!
All matches will be Best of 15!

Venues Drawn today by my boys Jackson + Frankie Harden,
within the draw, We restricted pairs playing at the same venue as Round 1.

Match 1 : K. Ades + T. Wilkes v B. Woolcombe + J. Sargent
@ The Royal Oak

Match 2 : G. Williamson + S. Hills v P. Ridley + R.Tanner
@ The Queens Head

Match 3 : D. Nisbet + D. Riley v G. Tate + J. Williams
@ The Pheasant

Match 4 : J. Cronin + J. Yerrall v M. Clifford + C. Peerless
@ The Albion

Match 5 : O. Mount + A. McFarlane v D.Griffin + M. Griffin
@ The Woolpack

Match 6: D. Morrison+G.Newey v Z.Harden+J.Henderson
@ Willesborough Cons Club

Match 7: J.Taylor + D. Helme v M. Johnson + S.Jepson
@ The George Bethersden

Match 8: D. Ashman+J.Saunders v G. Huckstepp+A.Wren
@ The Locomotive

Good luck to all Players, We hope you enjoy a great night!

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 01 November 2018 1/2 WAY POINT CATCH UP NIGHT

Amazingly, we have reached the half way point of your season, therefore tonight is a Catch up night for any missed games that were not completed during the 1st half of the season.

All match results to be sent via what's app, on the night or as per rules by 6pm on Friday following the conclusion.

I am still awaiting a score sheet from the 11th October SINGLETON BARN B V Kingshead B.

Matches to be Played 1.11.2018

PREM : Magic v Locomotive B ( 4.10.18)

1ST DIV: Singleton Barn B v Woolpack B( 9.8.18)

1ST DIV: Ashford club B v Royal Oak ( 30.8.18)

I will update very soon regarding the Dutch Doubles and the JOHN MORRISON Masters

Kind regards

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 19 September 2018 DUTCH DOUBLES IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

Good evening all,

Tomorrow, OUR brand new Dutch doubles KO, will commence, from 42 initial teams, we then increased to 44, unfortunately yesterday losing participation from 3 pairs reducing to 41. Although this is a great start with numbers, I hope everyone enjoys this format and next time we have more included.

Although this has been a little headache, I have taken this upon myself, to edit a few fixtures. I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THIS IS PURELY completed as fairly as possible, From my Pool opinion, Nobody wants to go through without playing, and we want to facilitate trade to all venues.

HOST'S 6, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, ALL CHANGES PLEASE CHECK!


Last season, Our team KO, QF we only played 1 from 4 QFinals, this degrades the competition, I want all those that Qualify to earn their place in the next round, and Most importantly enjoy the company and pool matches tomorrow evening.

some matches are contested as 4's, and some 6's, which will be either 1st to 3, or 1st to 8!

To clarify on a few simple Rules,

1) 1st Matches to commence at 8:15 latest! if not, as league rules -1 frame, and a additional frame lost every 5 mins after.
2) Dutch Doubles, is a team game, which we believe will help all players improve, discussions between double partners is absolutely fine.
3) PLEASE make sure players are concentrating, and turns are taken in sequence. OUT of sequence shot could resolve in loss of frame.
4) IF ANY PAIRINGS do not show up on the night, then the format will alter from best of 5, to best of 15. OR worse case only 1 team they will go straight through to next round.
5) Please could winning pairs to every match, text me through the result. 07843438201


 Important 15 September 2018 UPDATED HOST 14, 15, DUTCH DOUBLES KO HOSTS 13-16 THURSDAY 20.09.18

HOST 13, LOCOMOTIVE best of 15

D,Coker+T.Wilson v J.Taylor+D.Helme

HOST 14, PHOENIX best of 15

R.Smith+G,Penfold v M.Johnson+S.Jepson

HOST 15, GEORGE Bethersden best of 15

J.Sabin+S.Fitzgerald V J.Saunders+D.Ashman

HOST 16, ASHFORD CLUB best of 15

J.Spittie + G.Spittie V G.Huckstepp+ A.Wren
Good luck to everyone, I hope you have a very enjoyable evening.

Many thanks
Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 15 September 2018 UPDATED HOST 10 CHANGE : DUTCH DOUBLES KO HOSTS 9-12 THURSDAY 20.09.18

HOST 9, SELLINDGE SOCIAL CLUB all matches best of 5

game 1, J.Thistleton+F.Murphy V S.Day+A.Bodman
game 2, Loser from 1 v O.Mount v A.McFarlane
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2
HOST 10, ASHFORD CLUB all matches best of 5

game 1, D,Griffin+M.Griffin v M.Coleman+A.Thorn
game 2, Loser from G1 v M.Atkin+J.Woodcock
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2
HOST 11, PHEASANT best of 15

D.Morrison+G.Newey v A.Wood+P.Trott

HOST 12, WOOLPACK best of 15

P.Lopez + T.Thomas V Z.Harden + J.Henderson

Many thanks
Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 15 September 2018 DUTCH DOUBLES KO HOSTS 5-8 THURSDAY 20.09.18

HOST 5, WALNUT TREE. all matches best of 5

game 1, D.Nisbet+D.Riley v O.Thompson+B.Thompson
game 2, Loser from 1 v A.Burn+A.Baker
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2
HOST 6, QUEENS HEAD best of 15

A.Blythe+R.Clifton v G.Tate+J.Williams

HOST 7, CONS CLUB all matches best of 5

game 1, T.Hollingbee+K.Campkin v J.Cronin+J.Yerrall
game 2, Loser from 1 v S.Bourne+S.Down
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2
HOST 8, OPOW all matches best of 5

game 1, M.Bristow+C.Pope v S.Oneil+W.Hogben
game 2, Loser from 1 v M.Clifford+C.Peerless
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2

Many thanks
Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 14 September 2018 DUTCH DOUBLES KO HOSTS 1-4 THURSDAY 20.09.18

HOST 1, SINGLETON BARN. all matches best of 5

game 1, T.wilkes+K.Ades v C.Regan.+J.Frogget
game 2, Loser from 1 v J.Down+E.Bailey
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2
HOST 2, ALBION all matches best of 5

game 1, M.Peterson+J.Frazier v B.Woolcombe+J.Sargent
game 2, Loser from G1 v M.Yarnell+R.Yarnell
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2
HOST 3, ASHFORD CLUB all matches best of 5

game 1, G.williamson+S.Hills v T.Lee+T.Longhurst
game 2, Loser from 1 v K.Stranden+K.Whitehead
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2
HOST 4, ROYAL OAK all matches best of 5

game 1, R.Cooper+P.Webb v K.Sharpe+T.Pepper
game 2, Loser from 1 v P.Ridley+R.Tanner
Final = Winner G1 v Winner G2

Many thanks
Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 14 September 2018 DUTCH DOUBLES KO round 1 NEXT WEEK!

14 Venues Host Round 1 of Dutch doubles KNOCKOUT. NEXT THURSDAY 20TH SEPT

we start with 44 teams, and by the end of the evening we will have 16 remaining!!

Details will be uploaded for format of games, please can winning doubles text me through upon completion of games.

Good luck to everyone, I hope you have a fun night. Please remember, the venue are not obliged to open tables, nor provide food. some may do this which we should be very grateful for. matches and venues have been drawn,

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 09 August 2018 YOUR WINTER 2018 SEASON! starts Today!

Good evening All,

Your season starts today, Is exciting to have some new venues, and Four brand new teams, if all current teams can be very helpful to assist and show our newcomers how we format, and conduct our matches. along with helping with any rules, that they may not yet be up to speed on, this would be very helpful.

Welcome to the league,

Ashford WMC, The Royal Oak, Balls of steel, Queens Head A and Walnut tree A.

Good luck to everyone tonight, We hope you enjoy a very competitive and fun league.
Tonight will see a change, to the format ever so slightly, and the 16th frame will be concluded as A dutch doubles encounter, I hope this is well received and gives a little fun and team work to end the match.
Please feel free to contact me if any issues, or matters that I may be able to help with.

Once again, Good luck to All,

kind regards

Zack Harden


Good morning all,

Finally the time has come for Presentations for your Summer 2018 season!
This will be held at the ALBION this Thursday 2nd August 2018 @ 8:15
May I kindly ask that all TEAMS, and Players attend to receive their awards, a lot of time and effort has been put in and if we can have a strong attendance i would be very grateful. AWARDS giving will commence sharp at 8:15.

Shortly after, we will conduct the AGM, a few matters and suggestions will be put forward to the room. voting may be offered, all teams must have a representation, during any voting, only 1 vote per team will be counted.

We will close the evening with registrations for the up and coming WINTER 2018 season, with our anticipation to have 1st matches kicking off 9.08.2018.

For captains, please can you bring forward Team Name, venue, including address, vice captain, and contact details for all. registration prices will again be frozen, and remain £40.00 entry fee, new teams require addition £20.00 bond payment.

thank-you for your cooperation and assistance, and I look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible on Thursday this week.

Many thanks.

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 13 July 2018 Team Knockout SEMI FINAL LINE UP. 19.7.2018

Good evening all,

We now have the line up for the semi finals, which by the end of next Thursday 19th July @ the ASHFORD club, one of the below team will become TKO 2018 champions!

Although during the season this competition has been a little rocky, I am delighted for the second season running we find 1st division teams giving their all and challenging the Premiership elite teams, this is really encouraging and shows the benefit of the handicap system.

What ever the outcome next Thursday, Ashford club B, and OPOWSA have had a great season, well done to you both!

What may be considered as the two favourites, and finishing level on points including frame difference may see PREMS winners and runners up go head to head once again for final honours!

Semi finals to commence sharp @ 8pm. As the final will follow.

29) The Magic 0 v 2 Ashford Club B
30) Bash n Hope 0 v 2 OPOW SA

good luck to all teams. race to 8 continues.

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 21 May 2018 APL OPEN 2018 champion Jamie Yerrall!

Good evening All,

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.

Kind regards

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 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.

Kind regards.

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 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.

Many thanks.

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 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.

Kind regards,

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 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.

kind regards

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 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.

Kind regards

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 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.

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL Secretary


Ashford A

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.

 Important 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.

4.1 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.

Kind regards

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 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.

Many Thanks

Zack Harden

 Important 27 January 2018 Bonny Cravat

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.

Kind regards

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 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.

Many thanks

Zack Harden

 Important 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.

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 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.

Many thanks


 Important 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

Many thanks


 Important 02 January 2018 SUMMER 2018 SEASON just a few weeks away!


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.

many thanks

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 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


Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 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.

John Morrison,
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


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.


Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 21 December 2017 2017 ROLL OF HONOUR


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.








We hope to welcome and be joined by you all again in 2018, and look forward to another competitive season ahead.

Season greetings


 Important 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.

Many thanks.

Zack Harden
APL secretary

 Important 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.

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 07 December 2017 CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS (GOOD LUCK) Scott Hanson!


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.

Zack Harden
APL Secretary

 Important 07 December 2017 Thankyou Kenny!

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.

Kind regards

Zack Harden

 Important 07 December 2017 REMOVED FIXTURES.

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.

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.

Kind regards

APL Secretary

 Important 05 December 2017 Outstanding Fixtures

We have one outstanding match to be played (completed) before the last game of the season.

Division 1
Singleton Barn A v OPOW SB (PP mid-match due to a player health issue)

 Important 13 October 2017 Thank you

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


 Important 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.

Many thanks

Zack Harden
APL committee member.

 Important 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.


Zack Harden
APL committee member

 Important 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):

Runners-Up: Plough Poke'n'Hope
POS: Dan Nisbet (Locomotive B)

Runners-Up: Plough Inn A
POS: Paul Lopez (Pheasant A)

Runners-Up: Woolpack B
POS: Dave MacDonald (Woolpack B)

Dish Trophy: Joseph Cronin (Plough Poke'n'Hope)

Single's KO
Winner: Joseph Cronin (Plough Poke'n'Hope)
Runner-Up: Scott Hanson (Ashford Club A)

Single's Plater
Winner: Richard William (Ashford Club C)
Runner-Up: Andy Stevens (Plough Poke'n'Hope)

Team Knockout
Winners: Ball Bashing Cons
Runners-Up: Albion D

Team Plate
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.


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.

kind regards

Zack Harden
APL committee member

 Important 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!

Kind regards

Zack Harden
APL committee member

 Important 15 June 2017 FINALS NIGHT

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.


ALBION D v BALL BASHING CONS ( To be played at the Ashford club, Albion commence 2-0 advantage, with race to 8!


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!



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!

Kind regards

Zack Harden
APL committee member

 Important 13 June 2017 Team KO QF and Plate Finals Night

All of the below games are scheduled for 15th June 2017


Team Plate Semi-Final (@ The Plough)

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!

 Important 30 May 2017 League Summary

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.

kind regards

Zack Harden
APL Committee member

 Important 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.

 Important 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

 Important 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.

kind regards

Zack Harden
APL committee member

 Important 11 February 2017 Fixtures Changes

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

 Important 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.

 Important 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

Kind regards

Zack Harden
APL committee member

League Tables In Brief

Premier Division

  P  W  D  L  PTS 
 Charing Magic   4  4  0  0  12
 Table 6   4  3  0  1  9
 Albion D   5  2  1  2  7
 Bash ‘n’ Hope @ AC   5  2  1  2  7
 Get up the Alfred   4  2  1  1  7
 L8 Night George   5  2  0  3  6
 Locomotive B   4  2  0  2  6
 The Phoenix   4  1  1  2  4
 Singleton Barn B   5  0  0  5  0
Detailed League Table

Player of the Season
 Joe Cronin  10 10 0 100
 Jamie Yerrall  11 10 1 90.9
 Tommy Lee  12 10 2 83.3
 Andy Stevens  12 10 2 83.3
 Dave Riley  9 7 2 77.7
Player of the Season (Qualified)
Player of the Season (All)

Next League Match
09 April 2020
Home   Away
Table 6 vs L8 Night George
Locomotive B vs Albion D
The Phoenix vs Get up the Alfred
Charing Magic vs Singleton Barn B
BYE vs Bash ‘n’ Hope @ AC
Fixtures & Results

Division 1

  P  W  D  L  PTS 
 Queens Head B   5  4  1  0  13
 Ashford Club A   5  4  1  0  13
 John Wallis Swans   5  4  0  1  12
 The Star   5  3  0  2  9
 George Inn (Bethersden) B   5  2  1  2  7
 Luna's Loco   5  1  3  1  6
 Join the Cue   5  1  1  3  4
 Phoenix SB   5  1  1  3  4
 The Original Q's   5  1  0  4  3
 Queens WP   5  0  0  5  0
Detailed League Table

Player of the Season
 Paul Webb  12 10 2 83.3
 Jason Skinner  11 9 2 81.8
 Dave Moore  15 12 3 80.0
 David Coker  15 12 3 80.0
 Ian Thomas  15 12 3 80.0
Player of the Season (Qualified)
Player of the Season (All)

Next League Match
09 April 2020
Home   Away
Ashford Club A vs Luna's Loco
George Inn (Bethersden) B vs Queens Head B
The Star vs Queens WP
The Original Q's vs Phoenix SB
John Wallis Swans vs Join the Cue
Fixtures & Results

Dish Table - Top Five

  P D %
 Dave Riley 9 2 22.2%
 Jamie Yerrall 11 2 18.1%
 Alec Blythe 5 1 20.0%
 Tom Pyney 6 1 16.6%
 Alan Thorn 9 1 11.1%
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