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Fixtures & Forms (Posted 12/12/08)

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January and February Fixtures are now available on the website. Supplimentary Player registration form is also now available, to sign up new players. Deadline is Monday 2nd February 2009.


Berkshire County Trials 2009 (Posted 07/12/08)

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The Berkshire County Trials take place on Jan 25th 2009. Entry £5 per contender. To register your entry please email the Berkshire General Secretary. The format will be World 8-Ball Pool Rules, swiss system.


Week 10 Commentary (Posted 06/12/08)

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Although there were no changes in position in World Div there were some notable results especially Leamington B who achieved their first win of the season at St. Augustine's B & Hammersmith Club who held Rileys West 12 to a draw. Other winners were Tournament, St. Augustine's C & Sands.

No real surprises in the results of Old EPA Div except Springbok winning for the first time this season, other winners were White Horse, Seven Stars, Norman Arms, Orchard Tavern, Parish A, & St. Augustine's Caballeros, the match between Earl of Derby & Live & Let Live ended in a draw.


Week 9 Commentary (Posted 28/11/08)

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No real surprises in World Div with the higher team winning on each occasion: St. Augustine's B, C & Sands & Rileys West 12 providing the winning teams.

In Old EPA the one surprise was Orchard Tavern beat Windmill Warriors apart from that there were the expected wins for Connolly's, Laurie Arms, Live & Let Live, Norman Arms, Seven Stars, Parish A & White Horse.


Week 8 Commentary (Posted 19/11/08)

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It is all change at the top of World Div. thanks to St. Augustine's C going to Rileys West 12 & winning, also winning were Parish B, Leamington A, St. Augustine's B & St. Augustine's Sands. Sands are now top closely followed by Parish B, St. Augustine's C & Rileys West 12.

It is also all change at the top of Old EPA Div. thanks to White Horse who travelled to Windmill & won. The other winners in this Div. were Connolly's, Duke of Cornwall, Laurie Arms, Kent House, Parish A, Norman Arms & Orchard Tavern. Norman Arms now lead the division closely followed by Laurie Arms, Windmill Warriors, White Horse & Parish A.


Week 7 Commentary (Posted 17/11/08)

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Week 7
Congratulations to Parish B who managed to beat Rileys West 12, the first points they have dropped this season. Elsewhere in World Div there were wins for St. Augustine's C & Sands, Hammersmith Club & Leamington A.
In Old EPA Div the 4 unbeaten teams kept up their record, there were wins for Earl of Derby, Windmill Warriors, Live & Let Live, Norman Arms, Seven Stars, St. Augustine's Caballeros & White Horse, while Laurie Arms & Duke of Cornwall drew.

Week 7a
Frank Reynolds Memorial Trophy Round 2 winners were Eleusis Social Club, Hammersmith Club, Leamington A & St. Augustine's C (they were all at home).
In rearranged games both Connolly's & White Horse won away from home & Parish A & Duke of Cornwall drew.


3-Man Golden Cue 2009 entries open (Posted 13/11/08)

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Entries are now being taken for the 2009 Golden Cue. This is the country's largest amateur pool tournament for 3-man teams. Preliminary rounds are held at locations across the country. The Last 32 go through to the Grand Finals in Great Yarmouth. For more details, please go to the EPA website.


Week 6 Commentary (Posted 30/10/08)

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In World Div Rileys West 12 maintained their 100% record, there were also home wins for Leamington A & St, Augustine's C, while the games between Hammersmith Club & O'Donoghue's A & Tournament & St. Augustine's B were both draws.

In Old EPA Div there were 3 'away' winners Earl of Derby, Norman Arms & Kent House, the home wins were recorded by Connolly's, Laurie Arms, Parish A & White Horse, with Windmill Warriors & Seven Stars drawing.


Week 5 Commentary (Posted 24/10/08)

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Winners in World Div were Hammersmith Club, St. Augustine's C, Rileys West 12, Parish B & St. Augustine's Sands. That leaves Rileys West 12 at the top of the league with the only 100% record in both Divisions.

Winners in Old EPA were O'Donoghue's B, Live & Let Live, Parish A, Seven Stars & St. Augustine's Caballeros, the matches between Earl of Derby & Springbok, Laurie Arms & Connolly's & Norman Arms & Windmill were all drawn.


Cup & Plate Round 1 Commentary (Posted 15/10/08)

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In the Frank Reynolds Memorial Cup (played to World Rules) the winners were Eleusis Social Club, Rileys West 12 & Parish B. They join the 5 teams who had a bye into round 2.

In the Denis Hyatt Memorial Plate (played to Old EPA Rules) the winners were Duke of Cornwall, Seven Stars, Connolly's, Laurie Arms, Springbok, St. Augustine's Caballeros, White Horse & Windmill Warriors.


Inter-League 'A' team at Great Yarmouth (Posted 10/10/08)

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An esteemed well done is extended to the Inter-League 'A' team who progressed through, by winning their group, to the last 32 stage of the EPA Inter-League KO Finals at Great Yarmouth last weekend. For further details and stats please follow the link to EPA website. Not bad for their second attempt and we can hopefully look forward to more things in the future. Many thanks to their supporters who travelled as well. Keep it up guys.


Week 4 Commentary (Posted 09/10/08)

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In World Div there were wins for St. Augustine's B, Parish B, Rileys West 12, St. Augustine's C & St. Augustine's Sands. The result of these matches mean there are only 2 teams unbeaten this season Rileys West 12 & Parish B.

In Old EPA Div there were wins for Connolly's, Laurie Arms, O'Donoghue's B, Seven Stars, Norman Arms & Windmill Warriors, Orchard Tavern & White Horse drew their match. That leaves just Windmill Warriors & Norman Arms with 100% records.


Week 3 Commentary (Posted 03/10/08)

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After just 3 games there is only Rileys West 12 with 100% record in World Div. O'Donoghue's A & Parish B remain undefeated.

In Old EPA Div the only teams with 100% records are Windmill Warriors & Norman Arms, the undefeated teams are Duke Of Cornwall, Parish B & White Horse.


Week 2 Commentary (Posted 28/09/08)

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After just 2 games there are only 4 teams with 100% in World Div. - Rileys West 12 & O'Donoghue's A who have both played 2 games, Parish A & Leamington A who have both played just 1 game.

In Old EPA Div out of 17 teams only 5 have 100% records - Windmill Warriors, Laurie Arms & Duke of Cornwall who have each played 2 games, White Horse & Norman Arms who have both played just 1 game.


2008 National Junior Championships (Posted 23/09/08)

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The English National Junior Championships will be held in Chatham, Kent on 1st and 2nd November 2008. Please see the under 18 entry form and the under 16 entry form for more details. Closing Date 11th October 2008.


New online results option (Posted 22/09/08)

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Results can now be reported online via the website as an extra communication tool. Those who use this service do not have to phone in the result as well. The main emphasis is that the results must reach Frank Hawton, Fixtures Secretary, by 1pm Tuesday either via phone or online, to avoid points deduction. To register for this service, please send an email from the Captains email address to the Webmaster requesting a password for "online result reporting". To post a result online visit the "Fixtures and Results" section and fill in the form, using the supplied password. (For example: Frank Callaghan, email address, password issued, posting results for St. Augustine's 'B'). There is margin for error so please do not abuse this system. Any problems please contact the Webmaster or myself.

Frank Callaghan.


Presentation Night - Friday 26th September 2008 (Posted 18/09/08)

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Last season's Presentation Night will be held on Friday 26th September 2008 at St. Augustine's Social Club, 55, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith. W6 8AU. The evening will commence around 7.30pm with music and the presentation will take place later in the evening. The bar will be open to late. Tickets are available priced at £4.00 in advance from John Barry, Treasurer, or £5.00 on the door. All are welcome to attend.


WEPF (World Rules) Referee's Exam - Saturday 18th October 2008 (Posted 18/09/08)

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The Referee's exam for World Rules will take place on Saturday 18th October 2008 at Lady Haig, Slough. Start time is between 10.00am and no later than 10.30am and will last for 4-6 hrs approx, incorporating both theory and practical aspects of the rules. Please let me know if you are able to attend as I have to submit names and fees before Monday 28th September. This is beneficial to all members to enhance their interpretation and understanding of the rules so please do your best to attend. Names can be submitted either by Private Message on the forum or via email secretary@hammersmithpool.co.uk


Week 1 Results (Posted 17/09/08)

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There were 3 postponed games St. Augustine's B v St. Augustine's C, Leamington A v Hammersmith Club & Springbok B v Connolly's.

Apart from Kent House & Parish A who drew their match all the other games resulted in a win for the home side! The big winners in World Div were Rileys West 12 & in Old EPA Div Laurie Arms & Windmill Warriors.


Region 7 Open (Posted 14/09/08)

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The Region 7 Open 2008 is now taking entrants. The event will be at Chichester Snooker Club on 13th Dec. Entrants must register before the day and its first come, first served. For full details go into the Region 7 website.


Player Registration form available (Posted 08/09/08)

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The Player Registration Form is now available. It is due back, on or before the 3rd October 2008.


National Amateur Individual Pool Championship (Posted 29/08/08)

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The National Amateur Individual Pool Championship forms for 2008 are now available. This is run by the EPA, held in Great Yarmouth, £ 5,200 prize fund for the Men, £ 2,500 prize fund for the Ladies.

Mens is held on Thursday 2nd to Friday 3rd October 2008. Forms are due in by SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2008.

Ladies is held on Thursday & Friday 6 - 7th November 2008. Forms are due in by FRIDAY 10th OCTOBER 2008.


Berkshire Open Singles Champion (Posted 04/08/08)

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Congratulations to Maurice Sheehan (St. Augustine's 'B') who added the 'Royal Berkshire County Open Singles Competition' title to his haul over the past few seasons, with a close 4-3 victory over Vikas Sabharwal. This feat was also achieved by David Clarke (Chiswick Globetrotters) last year; a belated congratulations to David as well. Details of both winners' route to success can be found on the Berkshire Website.


Rules. What if??? (Posted 29/06/08)

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There is a new section added to the website called "Rules. What if??" This section is for questions and different scenarios that may arise during matches where members are unsure of the rules, how they continued and what should have been the outcome. This will be a past situations section but it is purely for information should such a scenario arise in the future. Members can post their question/scenario on the "Rules. What if??" forum on the main forum, await the correct procedure and then both the question/scenario and correct outcome will be posted in the "Rules. What if??" section on the home page of the main website. Please be patient as not every question/scenario can be answered straight away. An example is for viewing in the "Rules. What if??" forum.


Referees Exam - World Eight Ball Rules (Posted 29/06/08)

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We are proposing to hold another Referee's exam within the next couple of months on the World Eight Ball Rules. I think this would be beneficial to our members as there is some uncertainty about certain rules. Please let me know either at secretary@hammersmithpool.co.uk or send me a private message on the forum. For those that are interested, please let me know your availability with the summer months almost upon us. The sooner the better please folks.
Frank Callaghan.

2008 season's winners and Runners-up (Posted 04/08/08)

Congratulations to all winners and runners - up, which include the following:
In World Division 1 Leamington 'A' came out the winners with St. Augustine's 'B' runners-up.
In World Division 2 Orchard Tavern 'A' came out the winners with Clarence Sands runners-up.
In Old EPA Division 1 Windmill came out the winners with Laurie Arms runners-up.
In Old EPA Division 2 Orchard Tavern 'B' came out the winners with Live and Let Live runners-up.
In Denis Hyatt Memorial KO Plate (Old EPA) Windmill came out the winners with a 7-1 victory over Connolly's.
In Frank Reynolds KO Cup (World) St. Augustine's 'C' came out the winners with narrow 7-6 victory over St. Augustine's 'B'.

In the individual Competitions:
The World Doubles Competition was won by Maurice Sheehan and Mushe Lewis (St. Augustine's 'B') with a 5-1 victory over Michael Heffernan and Steve Moynihan (Clarence Sands).
The Old EPA Doubles Competition was won by Pat Smith and John Sheehan (Windmill) who won 5-1 over Frank Hawton and Mike Spender (Duke of Cornwall).
The Captain's Competition was won by Steve Moody (Chiswick Globetrotters) with a 3-0 victory over Noel Horgan (Laurie Arms).

Once again Congratulations to all winners and runners-up and a big thank you to all who participated. Roll on Monday 15th September!!!

Frank Callaghan


New season - start Monday 15th September 2008 (Posted 04/08/08)

Just a reminder to those who have not yet registered their team for the new season. This should have been in at 6th July's Council meeting, there is limited time left before next season structure and fixtures are decided so you need to remit the team form and money as soon as possible.


Berkshire Open Flyer (Posted 15/07/08)

The event will be held on Sunday 27th July at 12noon at Chiswick Snooker Club, the usual entry fees are Men £10 in advance or £13 on the day; Women £7 in advance or £10 on the day. Format will be best of 7. World Eight Ball Rules apply. Plate competition will also be run for first round losers at a very reasonable cost. Please see the flyer for full details.


Captains Competition Results (Posted 08/07/08)

The competition eventually finished with Noel Horgan (Laurie Arms) beating Mo Sheehan (St. Augustine's B) 2 - 0 in the semi-final. In the other semi-final Stephen Moody (Chiswick Globetrotters) beat Stuart Smith (O'Donoghue's A) 2 - 1. In the final Stephen beat Noel 3 - 0.


Results update (Posted 07/07/08)

There were only a couple of games played this week. In the Final of The Frank Reynolds Memorial Trophy St. Augustine's B played St. Augustine's C with the C team triumphing in the 'extra' game. The result was B team 6 - 7 C team. In the finals of the Old EPA doubles it resulted in a victory for Pat Smith & John Sheehan (Windmill) over Frank Hawton & Mike Spender (Duke of Cornwall) by the score of 5 - 1.


Week 14 Results (Posted 30/06/08)

With just 2 rearranged matches remaining (neither of which affect the tables) all the tables are now complete. There was a sting in the tail for several teams.
In World Div 1 St. Augustine's B went to Chiswick & beat Globetrotters & so managed to finish above them in 2nd place. Leamington A already won the division.
In World Div 2 Clarence Sands slipped up at the final hurdle losing to O'Donoghue's A while Orchard Tavern A beat Tournament & so finished top of the division, Clarence finished 2nd (the only time they have not been top this season)!
Only two meaningless games in Old EPA Div 1 Laurie Arks beat Duke of Cornwall & Norman Arms drew with Connolly's, Windmill already having won the Div with Laurie Arms finishing 2nd.
In the closest of all Divisions, Old EPA Div 2, Brackenbury Arms B lost to O'Donoghue's B while Orchard Tavern B were drawing with Live & Let Live so the final order is 1st Orchard Tavern B 2nd Live & Let Live with Brackenbury Arms B a point behind in 3rd place.


Berkshire County Open Singles Competition - Sunday 27th July 2008 (Posted 29/06/08)

The event will be held on Sunday 27th July at 12noon at Chiswick Snooker Club, the usual entry fees are Men £10 in advance or £13 on the day; Women £7 in advance or £10 on the day. Format will be best of 7. World Eight Ball Rules apply. Plate competition will also be run for first round losers at a very reasonable cost.

Please register your interest at secretary@hammersmithpool.co.uk or send me a private message on the forum, as soon as possible, as I need to let the County know by Friday 11th July.
Frank Callaghan.


Council Meeting 6th July 2008 (Posted 29/06/08)

Please remember that team registration forms and monies for 2008/09 season are due at the Council meeting on 6th July in Duke of Cornwall.


Captains Competition 7th July 2008 (Posted 22/06/08)

The Captains Competition draw is now available in the Competition Fixtures Section.


Windmill win the Plate (Posted 16/06/08)

Congratulations to Windmill who won 7 - 1 against Connolly's in the Denis Hyatt Memorial Plate final.


Website re-vamp (Posted 15/06/08)

Over the next few weeks the website as a whole will undergoing a re-vamp. This will include the forum where there is a need to tidy some of the individual forums up. This will mean some topics that are irrelevant being removed, topics that are active staying put and topics from the past being moved to the archive section. Please be patient whilst this work is carried out; the webmaster will keep us posted as work progresses. Thank you for your co-operation.


End of season fixtures (Posted 15/06/08)

The run-in for the end of season:
Monday 23rd June - Final League matches in all divisions.
Monday 30th June - World Rules Knockout Cup Final at St. Augustine's, between 'B' and 'C' teams, also the EPA Doubles Semi-final and Final at Chiswick Snooker Club.
Monday 7th July - Captain's Competition - venue TBA.
Monday 14th July - World Rules Doubles Semi-final and Final at Chiswick Snooker Club - TBC


Week 12a Results (Posted 11/06/08)

There were only four games played this week.
In the Denis Hyatt Memorial Plate Final Windmill won 7 - 1 over Connolly's & became the first trophy winners this season.
In World Div 1 Cowshed beat St. Augustine's B while in World Div 2 & Old EPA Div 2 respectively both matches between Eleusis Social Club & O'Donoghue's A & St. Augustine's Caballeros & Live & Let Live ended in draws. Consequently there is very little change in the league positions.


Doubles Round 2 Results (Posted 04/06/08)

The semi-finalists in the World rules are M. Sheehan & C. Lewis (St. Augustine's B), either B. Love & H. Sutherland (Leamington A) or M. O'Malley & T. Habib (Cowshed), S. Moynihan & M. Heffernan (Clarence Sands) & J. Kelly & D. Lindsey (Clarence Sands).
In Old EPA rules the semi-finalists are F. Hawton & M. Spender (Duke of Cornwall), B. Forknall & C. Lewis (Kent House), P. O'Connor & D. Reynolds (Duke of Cornwall) & P. Smith & J. Sheehan (Windmill).
The semi-finals are to be played at Chiswick Snooker Club on 30 June.


End of Season fixtures (Posted 30/05/08)

Please note that the end of season fixtures have changed slightly, specifically the Cup, Plate and Doubles Finals. The runin to the end of the season is as follows: [2nd June Doubles Semi]; [9th June Cup & Plate Finals and Rearranged Games]; [16th June Week 13]; [23 June Week 14]; [30th June Doubles Final]; [7th July Captains Competition]; [14th July Captains Competition]. Please see the Fixtures section and the Calendar section for full details of fixtures and events in this season.


Week 11 Results (Posted 16/05/08)

A couple of notable results this week in World Div 1, Leamington A lost at home to St. Augustine's B 5 - 7 while St. Augustine's C beat Chiswick Globetrotters by the same sore, the other winner was Cowshed.
No real surprises in World Div 2 wins for Clarence Sands, O'Donoghue's A & Orchard Tavern A.
Another couple of notable results in Old EPA Div 1, Windmill lost at home to Norman Arms 5 - 7 & Connolly's lost at home to Duke of Cornwall, the other winner was Brackenbury Arms A.
In Old EPA Div 2 wins for the top four teams, Brackenbury Arms B, Orchard Tavern B, Live & Let Live & Earl of Derby means no change in position.
There are now no unbeaten teams in the league. The last 2, Leamington A & Windmill both lost this week.


Doubles Week Results (Posted 08/05/08)

This week saw the preliminary & round one of the doubles competitions. We are running 2 seperate competitions this season one playing to World rules & one playing to Old EPA rules.
Winners in the World rules section were Mathew Tully & Darrel Wallace (Cowshed), Mo Sheehan & Conrad Lewis (St. Aug's B), Tom Dickens & Frank Callaghan (St. Aug's C & B), Paul Forknall & Mick O'Brien (Orchard A), Les Creaven & Alan King (Leamington B), Bob Love & Hugh Sutherland (Leamington A), Chris Ayres & Paul Carr (Orchard A), Michael O'Malley & Tony Habib (Cowshed), Joe Dennis & Andy Scales (Norman), Nick & Guiseppe D'Imperio (St. Aug's C), Dan Davies & Steve Phillips (Chiswick Dynamos), Steven Moynihan & Michael Heffernan (Clarence), Ray Prentice & Cat Polland (St. Aug's B), Stuart Smith & Ciaron Tracey (O'Donoghue's A), Rob Chan & Dean Preston (Chis Dynamos), & Joe Kelly & Dean Lindsey (Clarence).
In Old EPA rules section winners were Bernie O'Neill & Danny O'Keefe (Duke of Cornwall), Brian Forknall & Chris Lewis (Kent House), Gary Weatherall & Paul James (St. Aug's Caballeros), & Pat Smith & John Sheehan (Windmill). They join the 12 lucky pairs who had a bye into the next round.


Week 10 Results (Posted 02/05/08)

Although there are no changes in position in World Div 1 wins by the bottom 2 clubs, Leamington B & Chiswick Dynamos away to Chiswick Globetrotters & St. Augustine's B respectively, & a draw between Cowshed & St. Augustine's C, see the teams much closer together with Leamington A now 4 points clear.
In World Div 2 wins by Clarence Sands & Queen Adelaide & a draw between Rileys West 12 & Tournament has enabled Sands to have a 2 point lead.
In Old EPA Div 1 wins by the top 2 teams, Windmill & Laurie Arms saw them open up a 5 point lead at the top of the table.
In Old EPA Div 2 wins for Live & Let Live, O'Donoghue's B & St. Augustine's Caballeros & a draw between Brackenbury Arms B & Orchard Tavern B has meant there are 5 teams within 2 points of the leaders with only 4 games left.


Council Meeting 6th July 2008 (Posted 16/06/08)

Please remember that team registration forms and monies for 2008/09 season are due at the Council meeting on 6th July in Duke of Cornwall.


World Master Qualifier (Posted 05/06/08)

The World Master Qualifier is on 11th June at 7.30pm at Chiswick Snooker Club. 10 entry best of 5 frames. Draws will be done 30 mins before start time, therefore, players must arrive at 7pm to ensure they get enter into the draw. At present, the format is for 16 players, but hope to get 32.


Great Yarmouth weekend (Posted 09/05/08)

Good luck to the 3-Men teams from HND participating at Great Yarmouth in the final stages of the Golden Cue Competition this weekend. Also good Luck to Hughie Sutherland who is also at Great Yarmouth playing in the Over 50's competition.


Cup/Plate Semi-Final Results (Posted 22/04/08)

In the Frank Reynolds Memorial Trophy (played to World Rules) there was a comfortable win for St. Augustine's B (over O'Donoghue's A) but the other semi-final went to the 12th frame before St. Augustine's C managed to come out the winners (over Cowshed).
In the Denis Hyatt Memorial Plate (played to Old EPA Rules) the finalists are 2 of the top 3 teams in Old EPA Div 1, Connolly's & Windmill who had comfortable wins over Shamrock Club & Orchard Tavern B respectively.


Rearranged Week Results (Posted 15/04/08)

There were only two games played last night but both produced slightly surprising results.
In World Div 1 St. Augustine's C won the last three games to gain a draw with Leamington A
In Old EPA Div 1 Shamrock Club won three out of the last four games to gain a draw with Windmill.
There is no change in position in the tables.


Week 9 Results (Posted 11/04/08)

In World Div 1 there were wins for Leamington A & Cowshed while St. Augustine's C & St. Augustine's B drew. The result is no change in the teams position.
In World Div 2 Orchard Tavern A took away Clarence Sands unbeaten record & there were also wins for Eleusis Social Club & Tournament (who now go above Queen Adelaide in the table).
In Old EPA Div 1 Windmill & Laurie drew (Windmill have lost their 100% record) as did Norman Arms & Shamrock Club & there was a win for Connolly's. Once again no changes in position in the table.
In Old EPA Div 2 wins for Earl of Derby, Brackenbury Arms B, Orchard Tavern B & O'Donoghue's B sees Earl of Derby & Orchard Tavern B go above Live & Let Live & O'Donoghue's B go above Kent House.


Week 8 Results (Posted 02/04/08)

There was no change in position of clubs in World Div 1 or 2

In World Div 1 wins for the top three teams Leamington A, Chiswick Globetrotters & St. Augustine's B.
While in World Div 2, Clarence Sands are still top despite not playing but wins for Orchard Tavern A, Eleusis Social club & Rileys West 12 has meant all three teams gaining 2 points.
In Old EPA Div 1 a win for Duke of Cornwall sees them jump 2 places in the Div but Windmill maintained there 100% record.
in Old EPA Div 2 it is still very tight with only 1 point separating the top 4 teams, Brackenbury Arms B, Live & Let Live, Earl of Derby & Orchard Tavern B.


April Fixtures (Posted 28/03/08)

April fixtures are now on the website, see the League Fixtures section. The Cup and Plate draw for Round 3 is also available, see the Cometition Fixtures section.


Rearranged Weeks Results part 2 (Posted 21/03/08)

One game was played on the night of Wed 19th. It resulted in O'Donoghue's B winning at home over Brackenbury B 7 - 5. At the 'half way' stage of Old EPA Div 2 it is still very close with only one point separating Brackenbury Arms B, Earl of Derby, Live & Let Live, Kent House, Orchard Tavern B & O'Donoghue's B.


Rearranged Weeks Results (Posted 18/03/08)

Of the scheduled 4 rearranged games only 1 was played & that resulted in a win for Leamington A (8 - 4) at Chiswick Globetrotters. A result that sees them back on top of World Div 1.


Cup & Plate Round 2 Results (Posted 11/03/08)

In the Frank Reynolds Memorial Trophy (played under World Rules), just like the FA Cup, neither of the 2 leading teams in World Div 1 are in the semi-final. Chiswick Globetrotters lost at home to Cowshed & Leamington A lost at home to St. Augustine's B, also through are St. Augustine's C & the sole survivor of World Div 2 O'Donoghue's A.
In the Denis Hyatt Memorial Plate (played under Old EPA Rules) there were comfortable wins (to reach the semi-final) for Connolly's & Windmill, a much closer win for Shamrock Club & a win (in the extra game) for the sole representative of Old EPA Div 2 Orchard Tavern B.


Week 7 Results (Posted 06/03/08)

A major surprise in World Div 1 when Leamington B managed to beat St. Augustine's B this allowed Chiswick Globetrotters to leap into the lead in this division.
The only change in World Div 2 was Rileys West 12 & O'Donoghue's A changing places.
No change in Old EPA Div 1 with wins for Norman Arms, Laurie Arms & Windmill (who maintained the only 100% record).
The only change in Old EPA Div 2 was Brackenbury Arms B going top over Earl of Derby but there is only 1 point between the top 5 teams.


Interleague team trials (Posted 27/02/08)

Just a reminder folks, those of you that wish to participate in the Interleague Team Trials need to register your interest at secretary@hammersmithpool.co.uk. The trials take place this Sunday at Chiswick Snooker Club, start 12 noon. Apologies for the clash with Mother's Day.


Doubles Competitions (Posted 27/02/08)

Captains please be reminded that your Doubles Competition entries and monies need to returned at the Council meeting this Sunday at Brackenbury Arms. Forms need to be filled out properly, indicating which competition you are entering, otherwise they will declared void.


Week 6 Results (Posted 26/02/08)

After this weeks games the only team with 100% wins is Windmill in Old EPA Div 1, but Leamington A, St. Augustine's B & Clarence Sands remain unbeaten.
In World Div 1 there were big wins Leamington A, St. Augustine's B (over one of the early favourites Chiswick Globetrotters 9 - 3) & St. Augustine's C.
In World Div 2 there were wins for Eleusis Social Club & Orchard Tavern A while Clarence Sands & O'Donoghue's A had a 6 - 6 draw.
In Old EPA Div 1 there were impressive wins for Connolly's & Laurie Arms to reinforce their positions of 3rd & 2nd respectively.
In Old EPA Div 2 Live & Let Live & Kent House have both climbed the table 3 places & the new leaders are Earl of Derby but it still too early to make any forecasts.


March fixtures (Posted 12/02/08)

Fixture for March, including the draw for Round 2 of the Memorial cup and plate, are now available on the website.


Week 5 Results (Posted 22/02/08)

Congratulations to Leamington B & Shamrock Club who both scored their first points of the season.
There is absolutely no change in World Div 1 because both matches ended in a draw, (the match between the top 2 teams was postponed).
In World Div 2 Clarence Sands now have a 6 point lead over the rest who have only 2 points separating them.
In EPA Div 1 Laurie Arms moved above Connolly's into second place thanks to beating them 10 - 2 but Windmill still have a 3 point lead over everyone else.
In EPA Div 2 Brackenbury Arms B & Earl of Derby are leading the way, but only 3 points separate the top 6 teams.


Champion of Champions Competition this week (Posted 12/02/08)

The League wishes good luck to St. Augustine's 'B' who are participating in the postponed 'Champion of Champions' Competition from Nov. 2007. Hopefully they can bring back some silverware.


Inter-League Teams trials (Posted 11/02/08)

The Inter-League teams trials will be held on Sunday 2nd March 2008 at Chiswick Snooker Club. Start 12 noon and played to the World Eight Ball rules using the Swiss system. Amongst the players who played last year, some of you are safe having achieved the 50% and above, others may have to retrial. Those who have to retrial will be notified by the end of next week. The trials are open to all Hammersmith & District players who have registered with HND teams this year. Please register your interest at secretary@hammersmithpool.co.uk or send a PM to the Secreatry using the forum.

The Inter-League competitions, where we play against other Leagues affiliated to Royal Berkshire County, are all played at Chiswick Snooker Club on Sundays usually starting around 12.30pm. As there are new Leagues affiliated to the County this year, five dates have been set aside.

The Dates for this year's competitions are as follows:

Inter-League Knockout Cup: Sunday 27th April 2008. (Should we progress in this competition the final stages are played at Great Yarmouth over the weekend of 4th, 5th & 6th October 2008).

Inter-League League: (Four dates) 1st: Sunday 8th June 2008, 2nd: Sunday 28th September 2008, 3rd Sunday 7th December 2008 and Sunday 14th December 2008. (Should we progress in this competition the final stages are played at Great Yarmouth on a date in 2009 yet to be announced).


Shamrock Club (Posted 11/02/08)

Shamrock Club has closed down (temporary or permanent) & they will now be playing their 'home' games in St. Augustine's. To accommodate them we have had to reverse a couple of published fixtures i.e. Week 5 Duke of Cornwall are at home to Shamrock Club & week 6 Shamrock Club are playing Windmill in St. Augustine's.


Doubles Competitions (Posted 06/02/08)

There will be two Doubles Competitions this season, one using World Eight Ball rules and the other using Old EPA rules. Players from the teams playing World Eight Ball rules can only enter the World Eight Ball rules Doubles Competition, while players from the teams in the Old EPA rules section have the choice between the two competitions. As both Doubles Competitions will be run parallel to each other on the same Monday nights the Old EPA players must indicate on the Entry form which Competition they wish to compete in. They cannot enter both, no indication no entry.

Entrance is 5.00 per pair.

Both Competitions will be played at venues across our scope. Four pairs will be grouped at one venue with the winners progressing to the next round. Three matches will take place at each venue, for example: Pair A vs. Pair B, Pair C vs. Pair D, then the winner between Pairs A & B vs. the winner between Pairs C & D.

Please check the Doubles Competition guidelines in the Doubles Competition section for further details.

Good luck to all participants


Week 4 Results (Posted 06/02/08)
In World Division 1 it looks as though its going to be nip and tuck throughout the course of the season with no one creating an advantage as of yet.
In World Div 2 Clarence Sands are definitely the team to beat having opened up a 5 point gap, only 1 point separates the remaining teams from each other.
Similarly in EPA Div 1 Windmill have a 3 point gap at the top over Connolly's who have a 2 point gap over the rest.
In EPA Div 2 any of the top 6 teams could do it as there is only 2 points between them.
Week 3 Results (Posted 01/02/08)
Please note the new names of the Divisions, World Div 1, World Div 2, EPA Div 1 & EPA Div 2 replacing Div A, B, C & D respectively.
Even after just 3 games there are only 3 teams with 100% records, Chiswick Globetrotters in World Div 1, Clarence Sands in World Div 2, & Windmill in EPA Div 1. There are several teams who have yet to lose a game St. Augustine's B & Leamington A in World Div 1, Rileys West 12 in World Div 2 & Brackenbury Arms B, Orchard Tavern B & Live & Let Live in EPA Div 2.
Match break off (Posted 28/01/08)
"There seems to be a bit of confusion over how the break off for each match was decided at the AGM. The HOME team breaks first then alternate breaks in the first session of six singles, then in the second session of singles the AWAY team breaks first then alternate breaks thereafter. In Knockout Cup & Plate competitions, in the event of a tie at 6 - 6, the break off for the 13th & deciding game is determined by a toss of a coin. I apologise for any misunderstanding". Frank Callaghan
Match and Time referees (Posted 28/01/08)
In the first session of six singles the HOME team MATCH referee while the AWAY team TIME referee. In the second session of singles the roles are reversed. Match referees decision prevails at all times. In Knockout Cup & Plate competitions, in the event of a tie at 6 - 6, the 13th and deciding game is MATCH refereed by the HOME team while the AWAY team TIME referee.
Drawn matches (Posted 28/01/08)
In the event of a match being drawn the HOME team captain is responsible for phoning the result through and also for submitting the result card.
Week 2 Results (Posted 22/01/08)
There were some high scores, in Div A Chiswick Globetrotters beat Leamington B 11 - 1, in Div C Windmill beat Connolly's 10 - 2 & in Div D Earl of Derby beat O'Donoghue's B 10 - 2. At least a third of the matches resulted in a draw. In Div A Chiswick Dynamos & St. Augustine's B, in Div B Tournament & Rileys West 12, in Div C Norman Arms & Laurie Arms & in Div D Kent House & Live & Let Live, & Orchard Tavern B & Brackenbury Arms B all drew 6 - 6.
Region 7 Club Tour 2008 (Posted 19/01/08)
First Tour date is 27th January 2008 in Q-World, Southampton. There are still limited number of spaces available. For more details and joining instructions, please read the Tour Document or send your "Request for Tour entry" directly to secretary@berkshirecountypool.co.uk.
Don't delay, apply for a space today!!!
County Trials (Posted 16/01/08)
The County Trials take place at Chiswick Snooker Club this Sunday (20th Jan) 12 noon start. Swiss system in play and played to World 8 Ball rules. Entry is 5.00. Anyone who is interested please let me know at secretary@hammersmithpool.co.uk ASAP. Thanks. Frank C
2008 season (Posted 01/01/08)
The fixtures for the 2008 season are now available in the fixtures section. With both sets of rules in action this season and many team movements the structure of the League has reverted back to four divisions. Incorporating the Doubles & Captain's Competitions the new season is scheduled to finish around the end of July, with the next season (2008/09) after that, starting in September hopefully running to a football season year.
I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas festivities and on behalf of myself and the Committee wish you all a Prosperous New Year.
Frank Callaghan