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Tuesday 14 September 2021, 19:57
Good evening all,

As previously mentioned through our Captains Page, This week we welcome the addition of two new teams from The Rose INN.
These two teams occupy, and take over the two byes we previously had wk. 1+2 from each division. Wk 1 Byes, have now been re scheduled for the catch up night on 4th November 2021. this will only require Match day 2: L8 Night vs Rose Inn A + Rose B vs Singleton Barn to be arranged during the season when this can be fitted in.

Please Assist Both teams and captains, so they are welcomed into our league as smoothly as possible.

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New Score Sheet has now been added to website: this has also been sent to all captains via what's app page. In the event of a draw, is the home team captain that is responsible for sending through on the group on the night. otherwise is the winning captain. Please remember both captains to sign the sheet off on the night.

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Finally, but certainly not least important. Two weeks on Thursday THE JIM WILLIAMS cross Pairs 2021/22 will commence on 30th Sept. This night has been assigned to this event which will be a knock out tournament process. as previously requested, when sending in your results this week. please also send me a message with your pairings for this tournament. Those that cannot remember the format, basically as follows, ( P1 vs P1) (P2 vs P2) (P1+2 VS P1+2 Dutch) ( P1 vs P2 ) & ( P2 vs P1 )

Jim was a superb gentlemen, and extremely well liked, He played and supported the league longer than I can remember! would be superb, if we get at least two pairs from every team, if we can get three would be fantastic for this great event. pending numbers this may be divisional, but I need all entrants before 17th Sept 2021. as mentioned this replaces league games, so should be a well received event with lots of entrants.

the venues and Ties will be drawn on the 24th Sept. but in order to format, we need in as mentioned above.

Kind regards

ZACK HARDEN
APL


Ashford Pool League returns!!!

Wednesday 1 September 2021, 22:00
On the Eve, before we finally get our league back up and running, 77 weeks have passed since our last competitive games on 12th Mar 2020!

I’m delighted that we can finally begin to look forward, and contesting our tables once again!

It just as important that we remember, those we’ve sadly lost due to Covid, and through many other illness. Since we last played, some
55 weeks ago, we lost one of the finest gentlemen’s the game has seen, in our very own Jim ( James Williams). This would be the 1st season, that has commenced without this fine man taking part. When I commenced playing 23 years ago jim was still then one of the oldies. This man will always be missed but never forgotten. Due to players arrivals tomorrow night always being a little in different. Please could I ask at 9pm regardless we pause, and surround our tables, and just give thought to all those lost but never forgotten, 1 mins observed silence from all pool players!

In just 4/5 weeks time, In honour of Jim, on the 30th Sept. The Jim Williams Cross pairs 2021 will commence! Please May I ask, all pairings to be sent to me no later than wk 3: 16th Sept. so I can complete draw and venues.

Finally, apologies for long message, Has been a while, delighted to welcome you all back along, Hope you all enjoy being back, and look forward to a good challenging season with some laughter and good nights along the way.

Zack Harden.
APL secretary

Ashford Pool League returns!!!

Wednesday 1 September 2021, 22:00
On the Eve, before we finally get our league back up and running, 77 weeks have passed since our last competitive games on 12th Mar 2020!

I’m delighted that we can finally begin to look forward, and contesting our tables once again!

It just as important that we remember, those we’ve sadly lost due to Covid, and through many other illness. Since we last played, some
55 weeks ago, we lost one of the finest gentlemen’s the game has seen, in our very own Jim ( James Williams). This would be the 1st season, that has commenced without this fine man taking part. When I commenced playing 23 years ago jim was still then one of the oldies. This man will always be missed but never forgotten. Due to players arrivals tomorrow night always being a little in different. Please could I ask at 9pm regardless we pause, and surround our tables, and just give thought to all those lost but never forgotten, 1 mins observed silence from all pool players!

In just 4/5 weeks time, In honour of Jim, on the 30th Sept. The Jim Williams Cross pairs 2021 will commence! Please May I ask, all pairings to be sent to me no later than wk 3: 16th Sept. so I can complete draw and venues.

Finally, apologies for long message, Has been a while, delighted to welcome you all back along, Hope you all enjoy being back, and look forward to a good challenging season with some laughter and good nights along the way.

Zack Harden.
APL secretary

Looking forward in 2021!

Friday 1 January 2021, 09:32

Good morning all, As a new year begins, we hope that 2021 things begin to repair, some point soon
We will begin to put this virus behind us! I hope that you all had the best Christmas possible, under circumstances, I wish you the very best wishes and health for 2021!
It has been far too long since I’ve seen us all socializing and competing. To all those sadly lost, throughout this pandemic, I know has been very difficult to come to terms with especially when we all are isolating, Normally I’d be configuring and looking forward to the masters, but that will not happen. But health and everyone’s wellbeing is all that is important!
Let’s make sure we don’t forget those that have been taken, not just because of Covid, but to all those that have passed. One thing that I definitely want to conclude is the Jim Williams trophy, when we are safe to do so we will complete this, and then look forward to welcoming all players and venues back as we look forward in 2021! For now take care and hope that we can return ASAP.

APL: Zack Harden.

SEASON DELAY due to Coronavirus safety concerns

Monday 16 March 2020, 19:24
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

JIM WILLIAMS Trophy Draw for Cross Pairs IS NOW LIVE!

Saturday 7 March 2020, 07:00
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+
D.Latter
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

THE JIM WILLIAMS TROPHY

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 16:29
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

* PLAYER A vs PLAYER A
* PLAYER B vs PLAYER B
* DUTCH DOUBLES FRAME A&B VS A&B
* PLAYER A vs PLAYER B
* PLAYER B vs PLAYER A

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

ZACK HARDEN
APL


Our 2019 JOHN MORRISON'S MASTERS Champion is............

Monday 27 January 2020, 19:27
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
NEW JOHN MORRISON MASTERS CHAMPION!!

WELL DONE JAMIE YERRALL!!

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

2019 WINTER CHAMPIONS

Friday 17 January 2020, 21:14
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

OUR 2019 MASTERS LINE UP WILL FOLLOW VERY SOON!!!!

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

Zack Harden
APL Secretary


ASHFORD SINGLES LEAGUE REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Saturday 14 December 2019, 15:33
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

Zack
APL Secretary

League Tables

Premier Division P W PTS
Bash ‘n’ Hope @ AC 6 5 16
The MAGIC 5 5 15
Albion D 7 3 11
Locomotive B 6 3 10
Table 6 6 3 9
L8 Night 6 2 6
The Phoenix 6 0 0
Rose Inn A 4 0 0
Division One P W PTS
The Star 6 5 16
White HORSE (QB) 6 3 10
Phoenix SB 6 3 9
Matches 6 3 9
Ashford Club A 6 2 7
Singleton Barn B 5 1 5
Luna's Loco 5 1 5
Rose Inn B 4 0 1

Player Statistics

Premier Division P W %
Joe Cronin 15 15 100.0%
Jamie Yerrall 12 11 91.7%
Terry Pepper 18 16 88.9%
Alec Blythe 18 15 83.3%
Dave Riley 12 9 75.0%
Division One P W %
David Coker 18 15 83.3%
Tim Hollingsbee 16 13 81.3%
paul caddie 9 7 77.8%
Richard William 18 14 77.8%
Dave Moore 12 9 75.0%

Fixtures

Premier Division - 28 Oct 21
Rose Inn A v The Phoenix
Bash ‘n’ Hope @ AC v Table 6
L8 Night v Locomotive B
Albion D v The MAGIC
Division One - 28 Oct 21
Matches v White HORSE (QB)
The Star v Ashford Club A
Luna's Loco v Rose Inn B
Singleton Barn B v Phoenix SB

Dish

Dish P W %
Jamie Yerrall 12 1 8.3%
Dave Riley 12 1 8.3%
Andy Stevens 12 1 8.3%
Dave Moore 12 1 8.3%
Joe Cronin 15 1 6.7%
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