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.
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.
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 *
K.Clifton+T.Parch Vs G.Newey+R.Clifton
C.Gardiner+J.Taylor vs B.Rocket+J.Judge
Venue 2: The Ashford Club * 2 winners*
K.Lamont+T.Goodwin vs T.Pepper+A.Blythe
J:Yerrall+J.Cronin vs S.O’neil+W.Hogben
Venue 3: The Alfred * 2 winners *
B.Thompson+O.Thompson vs M.Coleman+
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.
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.
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.