Welcome to the new season !! Fixtures will be on the website this weekend
The new season (hopefully 4 divisions of 12 – just need two confirmations) will commence on Wednesday 19th September
Completed team registration forms are due along with a payment of £10.
Team Registration Forms will be posted on this site for download and will also be sent to delegates via email by this Saturday at latest
Please bring completed forms along with your payment to St Gregs on Thursday 6th September from 730 pm onwards
Anyone wishing to save a journey may pay by bacs but must send their registration form electronically – text or email or facebook messenger to myself on 07792967311 or firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook messenger. BACS details will be provided upon request
Just a reminder to all who are attending the Presentation Do that the venue did indeed change to St Gregs – the date is still the same – next Friday 4th May from 730 onwards.
Its the start of the Bank Holiday Weekend and DJ Slug – Lonsdales very own Stuart Singleton will be providing the entertainment on the evening!
Pie and Peas for a quid.
And the big part is ……………….. Over £4,000 to give out in prize money !!!!
Important Note : Please remember that players must attend the presentation in order to collect prize monies. No show no prize money. If you are unable to attend then an able representative should collect any prize money on your behalf (preferably with prior notification given to myself or Mick Wignall.)
With regards to team events such as 6 man and league position prize monies – a minimum of 4 players should turn up from that team in order to collect prize monies. Also at least one of pairings and at least two of 3 man teams are required to turn up for collection of prize monies.
Just to reiterate – no show no money – it will be a great night – so come along and enjoy yourselves – all players and partners are welcome !!
Final Note : anyone who are still in possession of winners trophies from last season please return to Mick Wignall asap
The Annual General Meeting will be held at St Gregorys Club on Wednesday 18th April 2018 starting at 7.30 pm. All member clubs / teams should be represented and will be allowed one vote per team provided that they have paid the Team Registration Fee for season 2018-2019.
1. Apologies for absence.
1a Deceased Members: Bob Dance June 2017; Norman Carter March 2018
2. Minutes of the AGM held on Wednesday 12th April 2017
3. Matters arising
4. Chairman’s Report (Mick Wignall)
5. Secretary’s Report (Paul Garstang)
6. Treasurer’s Report – Accounts and Balance Sheet (Mick Wignall)
7. Election of Committee for season 2018-2019. Existing Committee – Craig Millward and Dave Myers are due for re-election this year. Paul Hamriding and Richard Kay are due for re-election next year. Positions of Chairman (Mick Wignall), Treasurer (Mick Wignall), Secretary (Paul Garstang) and Assistant Secretary (Paul Taylor) are due for re-election this year. Application to join the committee received from James Peoples.
8. Team Registrations and Structure of Divisions
9. Written proposals received from Clubs and Committee as per Rule 3.
9a Clarification of 6 Man & 3 Man Team Handicapping after last years amendment (Elite B)
9b 6 Man Team Scheduling – propose rounds 3 and 4 or 2 and 3 (if prelims occur) are also scheduled – making season two weeks longer (Elite B)
9c Full ball miss rule x 3 misses – would like the leagues ruling on this defining clearly (Elite B)
9d Suggested review of transfer policy (Rule 15) – no transfers at all during season (Elite A & Committee)
9e Suggested clarification on postponement of matches (Rule 7) as amended last season as a refresher for all parties. (e.g. Extreme weather conditions or unexpected closure of a club. (Recommended by the Committee)
9f Suggested £10 extra reg fees to pay for a 3rd and 4th division cup competition (B Mangan – Brownedge Blue)
9g Suggestion to scrap the money PDSL spends on hotel accommodation at Leeds Comp and use the money towards an Under 22 Handicap Comp (B Mangan – Brownedge Blue)
9h Suggestion for P Garstang – if he provides a weekly blog on website – to provide a precised version to LEP for inclusion in their sports section as per previous years (B Mangan – Brownedge Blue)
10. Applications for additional teams to join the league have been received from: ?????
We look forward to seeing you at 730pm on Wednesday evening. Please note that the agenda is now closed – the proposals 9a to 9h are the only proposals received in writing within the time period as per rule 3 and no additional items will be added or raised on the evening at the AGM.
Gentle Reminder : Please note that each team represented is allowed one vote per item as long as their registration fees have been paid. No registration no vote. You have been warned !
Don’t forget to come and support the guys on Saturday night 7th April from 730 pm at Eccleston Institute – should be a great night with some good snooker sure to be on show – no doubt fine ales on sale and food kindly provided by Eccleston.
The semis are Deepdale Joes B (141) vs St Gregs Pasties (42)
St Gregs Blue (105) vs Elite E (A) (56)
I will stick my neck out and say I fancy the outsiders to win this comp – come along and see if i’m right !!
The Final of the PDSL 6 Man Handicap was played in an excellent match on Maundy Thursday between Division 1 “Golden Boys” Brownedge Blue and potential “Giant Killers” Lonsdale.
This would no doubt be a battle between the two non playing captains – Paul Taylor and Bernie Carlisle – these two gents of the game sharing at least 65 years of experience in the PDSL !!!
Brownedge had just had a fantastic season becoming Division 1 Champions for the very first time although they had started to look a little ‘burned out’ for the last couple of matches – once they had won the title. Nevertheless they would certainly be up for winning an unprecedented league and cup double.
Meanwhile, Lonsdale had just been promoted to Division 1 after an excellent season in Division 2 finishing runners-up to Ansdell Institute. Furthermore, just nine days earlier in the 6 Man Semi Final Lonsdale had taken the “massive scalp” of Moor Park Eddies to get to the final and were obviously still riding the cloud of euphoria from such a victory 🙂
Strangely enough in that semi final – three of the Lonsdale players had struggled on the night – Martin Fleetwood, Heath Bamber and Stuart Singleton – although Stuart pulled himself together enough to clear the table with a 31 break that evening. Even so all three players came away slightly dejected on the evening feeling as though they had let their team down and promising a better performance in the final!!!
And so it came to fruition !! It would be these three that would make the difference in the Final !!! Lonsdale would take a 90 point start into the final
The first two games saw Aaron Cooper versus Andy Bate and Brian Mangan versus Martin Fleetwood. Aaron took control of his frame early on – regularly scoring and then snookering – Andy was unable to hit back with the points that were required and it was first blood comfortably for Brownedge. Martin was good to his word and performed well – keeping Brian safe – the end of the frame saw just a difference of 4 points. The aggregate difference was around 50 points at this time – in favour of Lonsdale
On to frames three and four – these would see Ashley Hudson take on Heath Bamber and Jake Robinson take on Stuart Singleton. Stuart was good to his word and admitted that he played his best frame of snooker in years – keeping Jake tied up or snookered and taking balls when available. Heath excelled himself – although nervy he kept potting 4 or 5 balls at a time when available generally with pinks or blacks. When he had done this 3 or 4 times during the frame he had built up an unassailable lead against an opponent who was ‘out of sorts’ on the evening. However, taking nothing away from Heath, his excellent performance in tandem with Stuarts virtually put this match to bed. Lonsdale now had a massive lead of around 120 or more.
Robb Dodd gritted his teeth and tried to take the frame to Paul Godkin and seemed to be making leeway but a few pots from Paul late on in the frame including clearing blue, pink and black virtually sealed the final for Lonsdale.
Lee Cromie now had the task of beating Andy Brady with more than 110 points – money was on Lonsdale !!
Lee got in a couple of times but it was all a bit “stop-start” and was proving difficult against an experienced opponent with over a 100 lead. With five reds left Andy got in taking an excellent break of five reds and five blacks plus the final yellow before snookering himself on green. He got out of his own snooker and Lee sportingly conceded and shook his hand.
LONSDALE ARE 2018 6 MAN CHAMPIONS !!!!
(In a Scandinavian accent ) “Maggie Thatcher! Winston Churchill! Clement Attley! Johnny Lydon !! YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELL OF A BEATING !!”
I dont think Brownedge losing to Lonsdale was as epic a giant killing act as England losing to part-time Norway – it was however a fantastic team performance with every player playing exactly as his captain had told him !!
An exciting final – congratulations going out to both teams – good luck to Lonsdale next season in the top division and also good luck to Brownedge – after many years you are now top of the pile and every team will want a piece of you !!
Well done and thanks to those who turned up for the evening and made it such a great night including our sponsors, organisers and referees (Craig & Dave) who did a fantastic job as usual.