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Brand NEW *INTERNATIONAL* 2022 Season Now OPEN

Friday 12 August 2022, 05:28
Good morning All,

Last night, One week before the season kicks off. It was put forward and approved we had opportunity to practice within teams or play a friendly to understand the new rules. I’d like to thank everyone for engaging in this transition and feel for the benifit of APL we will develop everyone’s attacking and potting game.
I also delivered, many rule posters along with fixture guides for the benifit of our venues. Over the coming days please arrange with me, to collect if required.

We had a slight Re format. Which I thank everyone involved who helped make the correct decisions. 3 equal divisons. With a bye in each tier.
• Jim Williams XPairs will be contested again this season. Pairings should be provided to league secretary by week 6 results being sent in.

Thanks again for supporting the APL and best of luck to everyone this coming season!!

Zack Harden
APL secretary

Ashford Pool League, Welcomes all back, for Brand new Season! IT is LIVE!

Sunday 16 January 2022, 18:23
Thankyou to all teams supporting and registering for this coming season. this is now live!
Captains have been notified. Wk commencing 17th We’ve set up games for all teams to prepare for the start of the season! In just over a weeks time!

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Albion Aces, Alfred A, Ashford Rail D, Balls up The ARC, Beaver A & B, Elwick Club B, William Harvey, Willesborough Cricket club, White Horse B Singleton Barn A, Phoenix Knights & The Dukeshead A

This is a huge growth for The APL and we hope that you enjoy many matches this season and beyond. I’d like to thank the members of the ACPL for the transition, and referring teams towards the APL. For Ashford as a community to reunite can only be a good thing for all. Our aim this season is for all three divisons to be fully competitive.

This season Teams must be ready to start matches at 8pm!

The next post will be announcement of the final John Morrison masters line up for the oncoming event which will be held two weeks today!


Many thanks

Zack H
APL

2022 BREAKING NEWS.............

Thursday 6 January 2022, 16:44
Happy new year to all players, teams and venues associated with APL. many messages have circulated around our team captains.

I'm delighted that Tonight! some 95 weeks since covid19 stopped many aspects of life we've managed to complete our 1st season living with Covid!

Congratulations to Magic, whom have once more won the league, tonight's challenge? can they go unbeaten again when they face runners up Bash n Hope. with so much additionally riding on Player of season this will be a great end to the season!

1st Division is extremely tight, and either top Two Matches or Luna Loco could be champions. Matches no they have a margin and in their control but the gap is small!
Player of season is ever so tight as well.

Good luck to all players and Teams tonight, to protect each other, try to take a lateral flow before the matches this evening.

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John Morrison Masters, has not been contested since Jamie Yerrall won back in early 2020! this prestigious award is the highest we have, and normally is top 16! combining stats over two seasons and one calendar year. due to Covid this will be contested from our top 16 at close of play tonight! best of luck to all as they aim to finish as high as possible as this is a seeded draw. more to follow.
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JIM WILLIAMS X PAIRS final will be contested Next Thursday 13.01.22 @ Charing Pavilion, between D.Nisbet & S.Jepson vs K.Bryant & D.Crust. best of luck to both pairs as they aim to win this award for the 1st time since Jim sadly passed.

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IMPORTANT : Please do not Skip, due to High rise in Covid, Presentations have been put on hold and we will conduct a duel presentation in the summer. this is to try and avoid a large gathering, due to this REGISTRATIONS are now open for the NEW season! I'm trying to direct teams to do this remotely, so please to Confirm your spot for next season! do not delay, Call me NOW and transfer to register!!! I will be @ The final next week where REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE 10pm on 13.01.22

Thankyou to all players, Teams and Venues for their commitment to the APL, we aim for the league to grow next season and hope that you all remain the biggest and most important part of it.

Many thanks for taking the time to read, and i look forward to challenging on the tables with you all next season.

zack Harden
APL

IMPORTANT NEWS

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


League Tables

Premier Division P W PTS
Ashford Club AA 17 14 44
Poke'n'Hope @ WP 17 13 41
Bash n Hope 17 10 31
Locomotive B 17 10 31
William Harvey 17 5 18
Sellindge Social Club 18 5 18
Table 6 17 4 15
Toomey's Cons 17 3 15
L8 Knight’s 17 1 8
Get up the Alfred 10 3 5
Division 1 P W PTS
Albion D 19 19 57
Ashford WMC 19 14 44
Ashford Club C 19 13 42
White Horse (Bilsington) 19 10 33
Singleton Barn B 19 10 30
Matches 19 7 26
Luna's Loco 19 4 15
Phoenix SB 19 4 14
Queens WP 19 4 14
Singleton Barn A 19 3 12
Ashford Club A 10 0 -6

Player Statistics

Premier Division P W %
Scott Hanson 53 45 84.9%
Joe Cronin 51 42 82.4%
Dan Morrison 47 36 76.6%
Terry Pepper 50 37 74.0%
Alec Blythe 38 27 71.1%
Division 1 P W %
Wayne 'Dogsy' Hogben 51 45 88.2%
Dave Helme 50 37 74.0%
Jack Steer 54 39 72.2%
Lee Crumbie 48 34 70.8%
Sean Petty 48 33 68.8%

Dish

Dish P W %
Scott Hanson 53 10 18.9%
Terry Pepper 50 6 12.0%
Joe Cronin 51 6 11.8%
Charlie Peerless 50 5 10.0%
Andy Stevens 44 3 6.8%
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