“Lord Millward” Rises to the Occasion & Pockets the Individual Handicap Title

Evening Folks !!

Semi finals and final of the Individual Handicap were played at Fulwood on Friday night in front of a crowd of snooker enthusiasts.

In the first of the semis – “the battle of the young guns” – this saw newcomer George Reynolds – armed with a healthy handicap – beat Aaron Cooper 2-0 on the night. In both frames young Aaron bravely pulled the frame back to level pegging before “even younger” George managed to pick off the balls he needed to win each frame and amazingly reach his first final.

The 4 semi finalists – Rob Dodd & Craig Millward followed by Aaron Cooper & George Reynolds. Craig won 2-1 and Georeg won 2-0

In the second of the semis – we saw Robb Dodd take on Craig Millward. This was a closely fought semi with sporadic breaks of over 30 and over 50 taking account of the first two frames – Craig winning the first and Rob levelling up with the second. The honours went to Craig in the third with another break of over 50 proving decisive and providing a 2-1 victory.

So the final would showcase the skills of a young prospect – George Reynolds – who has had some great victories on the way to the final versus a seasoned veteran of the snooker league in “Lord Millward” who is happy to be called just plain “Sir” by his fellow players.

The worthy finalists Craig Millward & George Reynolds – joined by our referee Dave Myers.

What would prevail? Youth and an appetite for success? Or experience, class and a touch of guile?

In the end it was total class that shone through in the final. The first frame saw Craig make a mere 122 break – fifteen reds, fifteen blacks and a yellow – an unfortunate kick when playing the green saw the break come to an end – much to the dismay of the audience and the players – just when a total 147 clearance was in touching distance !!! A mesmerising break and awesome stuff for the audience to watch.

Craig didnt let the missed green affect him – several minutes later he made a 73 break that won him the second frame and the Individual Handicap Title for 2018 against a young opponent who didnt put a foot wrong in the final.

Congratulations to Craig on the night. Commiserations on the night go to George, Aaron and Rob – however congratulations go to these three guys at the same time for getting so far in the competition

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 who did a fantastic job as usual.


Paul Garstang

Dates for Finals Nights

Afternoon Cueists!

Here are some dates for your diaries!

Draws for Semi Finals of all Competitions will take place on Monday 5th March at St Gregs and will be posted on the website by next day.

Individual Handicap Semis and Final – Friday 16 March – 730 at Fulwood

Pairs Semis and Final Friday 23rd March – 730 at Fulwood

Individual Scratch Semis and Final – Friday 6 April – 730 at St Gregs

6 Man Handicap (all games at Brownedge)

First Semi – Tuesday 13 March – 730
Second Semi – Tuesday 20 March – 730

Finals Night – Maundy Thursday 29 March 730

3 Man Semis and Final – Eccleston – Saturday 7 April – 730

Please come along and support these events.


Paul Garstang

Steve Whalley Over 50’s Champion for 2017-18

Morning Folks !!

Semi finals and final of the Over 50’s were played at St Gregs last night in front of a good sized crowd of snooker enthusiasts.

In the semis Steve Whalley beat John Dougan 2 nil and Terry Worden was beaten 2 nil by Brian Mangan.

John Dougan and Steve Whalley. Steve won 2 nil.
Terry Worden and Brian Mangan – Brian won 2 nil.

A closely contested final saw Steve Whalley pot the final pink and get over the finishing line to win the final 2 – 1

Finalists !! A modest champion Steve shakes hands with a humble opponent Brian, Well done guys !

Congratulations to Steve on the night. Commiserations on the night go to Brian, Terry and John – however congratulations at the same time for getting so far in the competition

Well done and thanks to those who turned up for the finals night and made it worth watching.


Paul Garstang

Change to Division 4 Tables Following Deletion of Fox Lane Games

Morning Cuists !!

Here is an important notice for all Division 4 teams in the PDSL

As you know – two games before the end of the season Fox Lane unfortunately disbanded as they were struggling to field a team on a weekly basis.

As a result the last two fixtures vs Lostock Cons and Meadow Street were postponed and average points for first half of the season were awarded to the two teams.

Upon reflection this was the wrong decision as it was unfair to both teams as they had not cancelled their matches and may have possibly won 7 nil etc.

Therefore the only fair action is to delete all points associated with Fox Lane this season.

This has now been done and the changes are reflected in the updated league table. There are no major changes.

Just as a recap – Teams will play a maximum of 18 matches as a result.

Please take this into account before tonights round of matches

Good luck !



Website Refresh to Take Place on Friday Evenings

Afternoon Cueists !!!

A lot of people have been asking for the league tables to update more quickly.

As a result the website will now be refreshed on a Friday evening so the tables will be updated

Can I therefore ask all captains, team delegates or poor unfortunate bloke who gets landed with inputting result cards to ensure that your card is input on to the website by 7pm on a Friday evening. This will then allow the site to be updated accordingly.

Anyone missing the 7pm deadline will then have to wait for a further refresh on Monday or Tuesday evening for their results to be included within the league tables (no doubt to the extreme annoyance of anyone who wants to see the true tables !!)

7pm on a Friday gives nearly a 45 hour window in which to input your results and so is a fair period of time.

Please make sure everyone involved with your team know this – especially the poor unfortunate bloke who gets landed with the inputting !!

Have a good weekend and get your competition games organized – deadline 4th March



Quarter Final Draws Now On Website

Hi Folks !!

All quarter final draws are now on website

Scratch night is Sunday 4th March so get your games organised and played – if you win then you’re in the money !!

Also drawn is the semis of the Over 50’s – semis and final are played on the same night at St Gregs and this will be Friday 2nd or 9th March at 730.



Greenlands Snooker Team Folds

Hi Cueists

You may have already heard the sad rumours that Greenlands in Division 1 have had to fold as they were struggling for a full side every Wednesday. Sadly it is true.

Every credit to Steve and the lads for giving it a go – lets hope they pop up somewhere next season

As a result the first Greenlands fixture in January vs St Gregs will now be deleted from the record book.

All fixtures vs Greenlands will now be a bye for the rest of the season.

We wouldnt like certain facts to go amiss and Scott Haydon would certainly like to remind us that his final game for Greenlands resulted in him beating our good friend Ben Messent by 85 points to 19

    As a result he is willing to play Ben on an annual basis for the Scott Haydon Trophy – Scott currently being the holder and Ben the runner up of course

    Good luck to all who are playing tonight