Update to Dates For Your Diaries – Important !!!!!! Date Change – REG NIGHT NOW THURSDAY 5 APRIL

Registration Night will now be Thursday 5th April as the club isnt available on the original evening !!

    REG NIGHT THURSDAY 5th APRIL !!!!

    APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE !

    PG

    Morning Folks !

    Here are some important dates for your diaries

    Team Registration Night – St Gregs 730pm on Weds 4th April – £60.00 per team (60 is correct)

    Any delegates wishing to save a journey and pay by bacs should text me on 07792967311 or email on gazza24366@gmail.com for PDSL bank details

    AGM – Weds 18th April – 730 at St Gregs – anyone wishing to raise any issues for the AGM must do so in writing by Monday 16th April. These can be via text or email to myself (my details are above)

    Only items that have been raised via the official routes will be considered for addition to the AGM agenda. Any items not on the AGM agenda will not be up for discussion at the AGM on the 18th April – remember no items will be considered after 16th April !!

    Our end of season finale is the PDSL Presentation Night at Greenlands on Friday 4th May from 730 pm onwards and will be free of charge.

    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.

    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 welcome !!

    Regards

    PAUL GARSTANG

“Jumping Jonny Clarke” Makes The Difference & Helps Lift The PDSL Pairs Trophy

Afternoon Folks !!

Semi finals and final of the Pairs Handicap were played at Fulwood on Friday night in front of a knowledgable crowd.

In the first of the semis – “The All Brownedge Semi” – this saw “non playing captain” Paul Taylor and “the excellent barman” Keith Farington ruffle the feathers of two Brownedge stalwarts and top sticks in Rob Dodd and Ashley Hudson. In a cagey, stop-start game it was the underdogs of Keith and Paul who played the steadier game – Rob and Ashley who have stood firm in the league all season were out of sorts and never got to grips with the evening. In the end it was Keiths steady potting that made the difference and delivered a close victory 2-1 and onwards to the final !

The All Brownedge Semi Final pitched Keith & Paul versus Rob and Ashley. Keith was the difference in a close semi -final which he helped to win 2-1.

In the second of the semis – we saw Elite B’s Jonny Clarke & Mark Slattery take on Lostock St Gerards Ian Hodges & Matt Hall. This turned out to be a 2-0 win to Jonny & Mark but Ian & Matt gave a very good account of themselves on the night and were very unlucky to not win at least one frame! Matt Hall had a 38 break in the first frame but the Elite Boys did not give in and clawed their way back into the frame and won it on the final black. The second frame was very close until Mark Slattery got his chance and cleared up with a 32 break. 2 nil and the final beckoned !!

The second semi saw the Elite B pairing of Jonny Clarke & Mark Slattery take on Lostock St Gerards pairing of Ian Hodges & Matt Hall

So would it be a Brownedge pairing or an Elite B pairing that took the title ?? Would it be a cagey affair like the Brownedge semi or a more open game like the Elite semi?

In the end it was an excellent final with some great potting and safety play from both sides.

The first frame saw Keith make a very nice break of over 30 and just ran out of pottable balls so had to play safe. Once again the Elite side clawed their way back into the frame. Jonny Clarke found himself in a position to win the first frame. Needing blue and pink to win he was screwing the white ball back from the green baulk pocket back to the yellow side rail to leave himself on the pink. A slight rush of blood ??!! Who knows ??!! He completely jumped the blue and went in off. Calmly Keith, with ball in hand potted the blue and converted the pink to win a great first frame.

However “Jumping Jonny Clarke” who played some great snooker throughout the evening didnt let his foul shot affect him. In the very next frame – which began as a very close affair – he delivered a decisive 53 break that took the second frame. There was some good potting in the final frame but no breaks of any size. Eventually the Elite pairing went into a lead of 40 points with 51 left on the table. They kept hold of the lead and kept it through to the colours where they confidently crossed the finishing line.

Mark Slattery and Jonny Clarke PDSL Pairs Champions 2018 !!! Congratulations !!!

Congratulations to Mark & Jonny on the night. Commiserations on the night go to Keith & Paul, Rob & Ashley and Ian & Matt !! – however congratulations also go to these three pairings 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 (Mick & Dave) who did a fantastic job as usual.

Regards

Paul Garstang

“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 George 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.

Regards

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.

Regards

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.

Regards

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 !

Regards

PAUL GARSTANG

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

Cheers

PAUL GARSTANG

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.

Cheers

PAUL GARSTANG