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MARCH 10th

Newdigate go top this week after beating the Woodlands 7 - 3 and the Con Club slip down to 2nd after being beaten 7 - 3 away to Team Trent. The Pink Army are up to 3 rd place after making short work of the Black Bank 7 - 3 .... They've never been this high up before - Scott the Slayer will be getting a nose bleed due to the altitude !!!! An impressive away win for the Lion Kings who beat the Royal Oak 8 - 2 and Plough Captain, Brian Forsythe, informs me that they " Drew " with the Liberal 10 - 0 ! The Crusaders season goes from indifferent to abysmal after losing at home to the Mount. Crusaders had managed to pull it back to 5 - 4 until BEN W pulled out an impressive clearance in the final frame to win the match 6 - 4.

MARCH 3rd

Con Club remain top after beating the Plough 7 - 3 and Newdigate are in 2nd place after a close fought win over the Ex-Pool Players 6 - 4 which saw Glenn Dunn 7 ball Co from the break! Liberal's unbeaten run continued with a 6 - 4 win over the Royal Oak and the Woodlands destroyed the Black Bank 8 - 2, but apparently Vicky " Sambuca " Moore was on fire and won both of the Bank's frames! Team Trent's run of good form came to an abrupt halt as they got beat by the Pink Army 7 - 3 and Crusader's indifferent season continued as they had to claw their way back from being 5 - 2 down to earn a draw away at the Lion Kings.

FEBRUARY 18th

Con Club sit on top of the table this week after a draw with the Royal Oak.  The Mount held the Lion Kings to 5 - 5 and the Plough managed a draw against the visiting Pink Army. Liberal called off their match against the Crusaders and those Ex-Pool players came away from the Black Bnak with a 6 - 4 win. Team Trent laid down a statement of intent with a commanding 8 - 2 home win over the Woodlands.

I have amended the format for the forthcoming Ken Hammersley trophy as a result of the feedback that I received from All of the teams involved in the league. The majority of teams felt that there was no longer a place for Darts & Dominoes in a pool league however we wanted to keep the name of our former Chairman and league founder.

The initial format was to play 5 frames involving 7 players, but it became apparent from the feedback I received that it was possible for a team to win 3 - 0 and then end the game leaving 3 players not getting a frame so I have amended the format so that we play a maximum of 10 frames - the same as a league match. This way, even if a team wins 5 - 0, EVERY player gets at least one frame.

" What happens if it's a draw ? " I hear you say - Well, I've adopted the PENALTY SHOOT OUT method as used in the Nuneaton League and rather than the fate of the team resting on the shoulders of just one player - 5 out of the 7 are involved. Have a look at the new format result sheet that I have posted on the website. I've also emailed it out to the Captains and posted it on the Whatsapp group. Even if your match doesn't end in a draw, I would encourage both teams to take part in one of these deciders at the end of the game so that you can see the format in operation because I would like to also incorporate this into the Cup matches next season! I've been through one of these in the Thursday Night league and it's nail biting and nerve racking stuff.

FEBRUARY 11th

Newdigate made it 3 wins from 3 as they beat the Black Bank 7 - 3 to stay top. Con Club move up into 2nd after beating the Crusaders 6 - 4 and Liberal kept up their winning start with a 9 - 1 hammering of the Mount. Pink Army and the Royal Oak ended all square and the Woodlands beat the Plough 7 - 3 ........ 3 frames this time Brian, heading in the right direction! Finally, the Ex-Pool Players lost 6 - 4 to the Trent , but not before Jan had 7 balled Gurr and then beat him again for good measure !

JANUARY 28th

The Newdigate kept up their 100% record with a closely fought 6 - 4 win away at the Trent. Crusaders move up to 2nd after a close match with the PINK ARMY. Excellent performance from P A's Cider whilst Edge played like a very large piece of Female genitalia  ....... I would never have got away with that in the old ECHO column ! Liberal started their season with a 6-4 away win against those Lion Kings and it was a similar score for the Con Club who beat the Mount. Woodlands drew their match away at the Royal Oak and " We're heading in the right direction " was the message from Plough captain, Brian Forsythe as his Lads only got beat 8 - 2 by the Ex-Pool Players this week - 1 frame better than last week Brian  ..... expect their first win around May !

1st Leg of the Cup next week for those of you who are not going to watch the Cov v Birm replay ........ Go for it, go for it City !

DECEMBER 11th

The registration and AGM meeting will take place next Tuesday night at the Liberal club starting at 8pm.  Teams wishing to take part in the new season of the Bedworth Pool league should bring their £35.00 per team reg fees with them to the meeting.

I have had 3 proposals for changes to the league rules:-

1 – Proposed: The Woodlands - " Bedworth Pool League to adopt Black ball Rules. "

2 – Proposed: Royal Oak, Ash Green - " Go back to playing in 2 divisions to reflect the levels of ability of the teams in the league. "

3 – Proposed: Pink Army - " Each team to write down their list of players on separate score sheets so that the Away team cannot choose who plays who. "

Although it will not be confirmed until the meeting, I’m hearing that there are some teams who will not be continuing in the pool league so we don’t know how many teams we are likely to have next season at this moment in time.

 

The Liberal Club are once again Bedworth Pool League champions finishing with a 22 point gap over 2nd placed Crusaders with Newdigate finishing in 3rd place.

Liberal also won the Presidents Cup final against the Crusaders. Crusaders went 1 – 0 up through captain Ginna Preddy, but then lost the next 5 frames. They pulled it back to 5 – 3, but then Edge potted both the Black and White to give Liberal the win.

I’m told that the Committee Trophy final between the Collycroft and the Pink Army was a very close match with Collycroft just winning 6 – 4.

NOVEMBER 26th

The results and league tables have been updated as best as they can be. There are some matches still to be played:  

JUNE 4th - LIBERAL v CRUSADERS

SEPTEMBER 24th - LION KINGS v NEWDIGATE

NOVEMBER 12th - TRAVS v LION KINGS (Being played on December 10th)

OCTOBER 29th

Crusaders unbeaten run has come to an end as they lost at home to the Liberal 7 - 3. Newdigate smashed the Collycroft 9 - 1 and the Woodlands beat the Plough 7 - 3 with Sam Drew pulling out a major clearance to win th match. Elsewhere, the Pink Army won away at the Black Bank 7 - 3 whilst the Travs went up to the Mount and came away with a 6 - 4 victory. Lion King's speedy table put paid to the Royal Oak 7 - 3 and Cue Tips v Conny Club ended in a draw 5 - 5.

OCTOBER 15th

The Liberal Club remain top of the table after thumping the Con Club 8 - 2 and the Crusaders narrowly hang on to 2nd place after coming back from 4 - 2 down to win 6 - 4 away at the Collycroft club.

" A Great Result " was the message from Allan Henton of the Trent Valley after they beat the Newdigate 6 - 4 at the Trent.

Travs lost at home against the Pink Army 4 - 6, the Mount made short work of the Plough with an 8 - 2 victory and the Black bank were beaten 6 - 4 at home by the Royal oak.

OCTOBER 1st

Liberal go a point clear after beating the Trent 8-2 whilst the Crusaders are in 2nd place thanks to their 7 - 3 home win over the Con club. Woodlands caused an updset by going to the Newdigate and beating them 7 - 3 and the Lion Kings absolutely destroyed Cue Tips 9 - Stuart ! It was all square between the Pink Army and the Collycroft Club and the Plough ran out 6 - 4 winners against the Black Bank.

SEPT 17th

Crusaders are joint top following their 7- 3 home win over the Woodlands however the match was a lot closer than the score line would suggest and a special mention for Vinny who potted the black out of a snooker. Liberal club managed a 6 - 4 win over the Lion Kings whilst the Newdigate also notched up a 6 - 4 win over the Mount. The plough and the Royal Oak managed a d raw between themselves, Trent Valley won 6 - 4 away to the Collycroft and the message I got from the Slayer was, " YA AAAAAAY " is response to their 6 - 4 win against the Con Club.

SEPT 3rd

Liberal Club go back to the top of the table thanks to a convincing 9 - 1 win away at the Mount. The speed of the cloth claimed a few victims up at the White Lion, but Crusaders still managed to come away with a 7 - 3 win against the Lion Kings. Newdigate travelled to the Black Bank and notch up a 7 - 3 away win and the Con Club's good form continued as they beat the Trent 6 - 4. The Great Escape for the Travs as they somehow came from being 4 - 0 down against Cue Tips to win 6 - 4. Woodlands beat the Collycroft 6 - 4 and the Plough drew with the Pink Army 5 - 5.

JULY 23rd

Only 2 points seperate the Crusaders & The Liberal at the top of the table this week after the Libs totally " White Washed " the Plough 10 - 0 and the Crusaders came away from the Royal Oak, Ash green with a 9 - HAMMER win. The Trent notched up a fine away result with a 6 - 4 win at the Mount whilst it was a similar score up at the Black Bank where the Home side got beat by the Con Club. A comfortable home win for the Travs as they saw off the Collycrofy 7 - 3. The Pink Army's Up & Down form continues as this week they lost 6- 4 to Cue tips and finally the Lion Kings beat the Visiting Woodlands 7 - 3.

DON'T FORGET THAT NEXT TUESDAY IS CATCH UP WEEK SO TRY AND GET ANY OUTSTANDING MATCHES PLAYED AND LET ME KNOW THE RESULT !!!

JULY 16th

Crusaders go back to the top following their 8 - BRIAN win against the Plough at the Travs. Newdigate move up to 2nd place thanks to their demolition job of the Cue Tips. A fine win for Collycroft as they beat Royal oak 7 - 3 and it was all square between the Woodlands and the Mount at 5 - 5. Pink Army returned to winning ways with a 6 - 4 home win against the Lion Kings and the Trent Valley beat the Black Bank 6 - 4. If you were hungry last Tuesday then the Conservative was the place to be as the Home side had cancelled their with the Travs due to players being on holiday ............. unfortunately, nobody had told the club - shit loads of grub on the bar apparently ..............

 " I'll have a pint of Carling, Two Ham batches and a Sausage Roll Chaser please ! "

JUNE 25th

A close fought contest up at the Newdigate Club where the home side were held to a 5 - 5 draw against the Liberal Club. No news on who beat who, but I'm reliably informed that Mick the Stick didn't bother offering anyone a £1,000 money match this week - financial restraints have limited this week's wager to an ICELAND Loyalty card & a bag of Monster Munch  - I reckon the Slayer would've taken him on for that !

Crusaders leap back to the top of the table thanks to their convincing 9 - EDGE win over Cue Tips & Balls. Captain Jan Hunt, having already despatched the Edge, could have made it 2 out of 2, but completely missed the black over the bag - Witnesses claim that Hammer paid her to miss! The Travs had a good away win at the Woodlands 8 - 2 and the Con club came away from the Plough with a 6 - 4 win under their belt. Royal Oak lost at home 7 - 3 to the Trent Valley legends and the Pink Army got held to a 5 - 5 draw by the Mount.

JUNE 18th

A couple of upsets in the BPL this week starting at the Liberal Club where the league leaders were held to a draw by the Pink Army. Down at the Travs, Crusaders took advantage of an Under strength Newdigate team and chalked up a 7 - 3 home win.  Another result against the form book as the Blank Bank managed a draw against the Mount and whilst on the subject of draws, the Woodlands and the Royal oak ended all square at 5 - 5. Trent Valley notched up an impressive 7 - 3 home victory over the Plough and Cue Tips & Balls managed a 6 - 4 win against the Collycroft Club. Travellers Rest took a trip to the Safari Park and beat those Lion Kings 7 - 3.

MAY 28th

The Prelim round of the 3 Man Team has been drawn. Black Bank A v Mount C and Pink Army v Newdigate B - all other teams have Byes!

If you have any outstanding matches and you are not involved in the Prelim matches then please use this date to play your cancelled games !!!

MAY 14th

CRUSADERS stay top thanks to their 8 - 2 home win over the Collycroft club and the LIBERAL are a close second thanks to their 8 - 2 win over the Con Club. NEWDIGATE totally destroyed the Trent 9 - 1 and the Mount came away from the Plough with a 6 - 4 victory under their belts. A severely depleted team was " The Slayer's " excuse for their 4 - 6 home defeat  as the Travs beat Pink Army 6 - 4.  First wins of the season for both the Black Bank and the Woodlands. The Bank beat the Royal Oak 6 - 4 and the Woodlands beat Cue Tips 6 - 4.

APRIL 30th

Crusaders retain top spot after beating the Con Club 10 - 0, but Cons should have won the final frame after Larna Del Ray pulled out a stunning clearance only to pot the Black and go " In-Off " !!! Down at the Trent it was 9 - MACCA to the Liberal Club with Allan Henton getting Trent's only win of the evening. The Newdigate move up into 3rd spot after a convincing 9 - 1 win away to the Woodlands. Royal Oak notched their first win of the season with a 7 - 3 away win against the Travs with Captain Keany putting the loss down to a " Bad night at the Office " ! After 7 consecutive losses, the Black Bank got their first Draw of the season as they held the Plough to 5 - 5. Down in Collycroft, the " Local Derby " went the way of the Pink Army after they beat Collycroft Club 6 - 4 and " We actually won one " was the jubilant message from the Lion Kings after they secured a 7 - 3 home win against Cue Tips & Balls.

ENTRIES FOR THE 3 MAN POOL COMPETITION WILL BE COLLECTED IN AT THE

EX-SERVICES CLUB ON MAY 14th FROM 8pm ONWARDS - £5.00 PER TEAM

 

APRIL 16th

Crusaders hang on to top spot after beating the Trent 8- 2 and the Liberal are close behind in 2nd place thanks to their 9 - ROD win against the Woodlands.

The Con Club's good run of form continues as they made short work of the Collycroft Club 7 - 3 and Pink Army notched a 6 - 4 home win over the Royal Oak.  Cue Tips made it 4 straight wins in a row with a 6 - 4 home win against the Mount and the Travs came away from the Plough with a 6 - 4 ...... despite Paddy being 7 balled by a bloke who a doesn't know the rules ! Lion Kings called off their match against the Newdigate due to lack of players.

ENTRIES FOR THE 3 MAN POOL COMPETITION WILL BE COLLECTED IN AT THE

EX-SERVICES CLUB ON MAY 14th FROM 8pm ONWARDS - £5.00 PER TEAM

MARCH 19th

Crusaders stay top thanks to their 7 - 3 away win against the Mount and Liberal are close on their heels following a convincing 8-2 win away at the Black Bank. 

The Con Club find themselves in the giddy heights of 3rd position thanks to their 6 - 4 away win at the Woodlands club. 

Lion Kings and Collycroft shared the points following a 5 - 5 draw and the Newdigate notched up a 6 - 4 win over the Travs.

Trent Valley's recent winning run of form came to an abrupt end as they lost at home to the Pink Army 6 - 4 and finally Cue Tips & Balls got their first win of the season by beating the Royal oak 6 - 4.

MARCH 12th

Crusaders hold on to the top spot thanks to a 10 - 0 white wash of the Black Bank who didn't play as badly as the scoreline might suggest, but it was just " One of those nights "!

Liberal are second thanks to comprehensive 7 - 3 win over the Travs and the Con Club move up to third after an 8 - 2 demolition job of the Lion Kings.

Mount took advantage of a weakened Collycroft team ( Cheltenham ) to record a 7 - 3 win and the Newdigate also notched up a big 8 - 2 scoreline against the Royal Oak.

The Trent Valley Leg Ends used home advantage to good effect as they beat Woodlands 8 - 2 and victory at last for the Plough and they secured their first win of the season over Cue Tips & Balls.

FEBRUARY 26th

Lion King's unbeaten run came to an abrupt end as they lost at home to Trent Valley Leg Ends 6 - 4. Crusaders go top thanks to a close match with Stable mates, the Travs. Travs had been 3 - 2 in front, but Crusaders won 6 - 4.

Liberal's impressive start continued as they " White Washed " the Royal Oak 10 - 0. Mount suffered their first defeat of the season as they lost at home 6 - 4 to the Con Club.

Pink Army notched up a good away win at the Woodlands with a 7 - 3 victory and Black Bank remain winless after being narrowly defeated 6 - 4 by Collycroft. Finally the Plough came close to their first win, just being pipped 6 - 4 by the Newdigate and finally Brian Forsyth potted a ball in his close fought frame with Gaz Twigger !

FEBRUARY 19th

Liberal kick started their season in style with a 10 - 0 white wash of the Plough. Crusader's match with the Royal Oak started off fairly close with the score at 2 - 2, but then Crusaders took over and won 8-2 however Charlotte beat Ginna and proceed to have a quiet celebration ..... NOT !

The Lion Kings remain top of the table thanks to their 7 - 3 away win at the Woodlands and the Mount are in third positioin after a 6 - 4 away win against the Trent Leg Ends.

Con Club got back to winning ways with an 8 - 2 win over the Black Bank and the Pink Army bounced back from last week's defeat with a 7 - 3 over those Cue Tips & Balls. Collycroft v Travs was cancelled .

FEBRUARY 12th

The Lion Kings began the new season with a resounding roar as they beat the Pink Army 9 – Martyn.

A winning beginning for Trav’s new Captain Keany as they beat the Con Club 6 – 4 and it was a welcome return to Chris Coventry & Dave Hughes.

The Mount made a good start with an 8 – 2 home win over the Woodlands and not the best of beginnings for the Black Bank as they lost at home 7 - 3 to the Trent Valley Legends.

Royal oak and Collycroft shared the points as they drew 5 - 5 and it seems that a change in name doesn't necessarily mean a change in fortune as Cue Tips & Balls (bit of a mouthful) got beat at home ( the Ex-Service ) by the Newdigate 8 - 2.

Finally it was a welcome return for the Plough back into the pool league, but the results didn't quite go their way as they were beaten 7 - 3 by Crusaders however it was nice to see that Rob McKenna hadn't lost it  ......... all those misspent years on the pool table in the White Swan finally coming to good use !  Next week ...... will Brian Forsyth finally pot a ball ?

FEBRUARY 4th

The new fixtures are now posted on the website. We have new teams playing from the Black Bank and the Plough. The Ex-Service team have re-named themselves " CUE TIPS & BALLS " and Poppys have moved to the WHITE LION in Bulkington and are now known as the " LION KINGS ". Ball Breakers have transformed themselves into the Trent Valley Legends. The fun starts on Tuesday Feb 12th.

None of the proposals got voted in at the AGM so everything stays the same as last season.

JANUARY 28th

Don't for get the meeting tomorrow night ! There are 2 proposals up for debate.

Proposed: Baz Hinde ( Newdigate )  Seconded: Ginna Preedy  ( Crusaders )

2 points be awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw.  No points will be awarded for frames won.

At the end of the season, if teams are tied on the same points then the “ Head to Head “ results will be used as the deciding factor.

If teams are still tied then frames for and frames against will decide the final league positions.

Note: “ Head to Head “ means the results when 2 teams play each other home & away during the season.  Example: Team A draw at home with team B and then lose 5 – 3 away to Team B – Team B have the better  “ Head to Head “ results over the 2 matches.

Proposed: Lee Jones ( Trent Valley ) Seconded by Allan Henton from the Ball Breakers) - To revert back to nine frame matches as we'd always had before last season

The main reason for this is that changing from 9 to 10 frames has only widened the gulf between the top three teams and everyone else, as the more frames you add to a match the more it favours the stronger teams - especially with them being able to double up their best 4 players as well. As evidence, the top 3 teams lost only 2 games against teams outside the top 3 in the ENTIRE season (Lib Club lost one game to Woodlands & Crusaders lost one game to the Con Club), so changing back would hopefully throw up the possibility of the odd shock result and make the league a lot more interesting for everyone.

JANUARY 15th

The Liberal finish the season as Champions despite being beaten at home by the Newdigate 6 – 4. The Crusaders confirmed 3rd spot with a convincing “ 9 – Brandist “ win over the Trent Valley. All square down at the Royal Oak in Ash Green where the Oak held the Con Club to a 5 -  draw. The Mount ended their season with a 6 – 4 home victory against Poppys and the Pink Army got revenge for their Cup exit by beating the Ex-Service 7 – 3.

The AGM and registration meeting will take place at the Liberal club on Tuesday Jan 29th, starting at 8pm.

The team registration fee is £35.00 – make sure that you bring it with you!

I have received one proposal so far:-

Proposed: Baz Hinde ( Newdigate )  Seconded: Ginna Preedy  ( Crusaders )

2 points be awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw.  No points will be awarded for frames won.

At the end of the season, if teams are tied on the same points then the “ Head to Head “ results will be used as the deciding factor.

If teams are still tied then frames for and frames against will decide the final league positions.

Note: “ Head to Head “ means the results when 2 teams play each other home & away during the season.  Example: Team A draw at home with team B and then lose 5 – 3 away to Team B – Team B have the better  “ Head to Head “ results over the 2 matches.

 If there are any further proposals that any member wishes to put forward then I must receive them BEFORE Friday Jan 25th so that they can be posted on the website for all to see.

They must have a seconder.  I will NOT accept any proposals for rule changes on the night of the meeting!

 

JANUARY 8th

Liberal Club are confirmed league champions with one match left to play after they beat the Mount 7 – 3. The Newdigate could only manage a draw against the Pink Army down at the Oak whilst the Crusaders consolidated 3rd place thanks to their 8 -2 win over the Ex-Service.

 Elsewhere, the Collycroft Club were held to a draw by the Trent Valley, Woodlands got beat at home by the Travs 6 – 4 and the Ball Breakers notched up a 6 – 4 home win against the Royal Oak.