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News
Wednesday 29/07/2020: After consulting with team captains over player and club availability the leagues chairman, secretary and treasurer have decided that the best course of action is to abandon the league season for 2019/2020.
All player results will stand towards there overall statistics including breaks, however there will be no prize given for each division to the highest break winner as the season has not been completed.
With regards to the money that has been paid into the league we have decided to give each team £85 consisting of the £35 team registration fee, £40 of meeting fees that have been paid and £10 from the player registrations. As the Peter Heron Memorial trophy was completed the winner and runner up will also be given the prize money from this competition.
For the singles, doubles and veterans competitions we have decided that any player/team that entered any of these competitions this season will be given free entry into next seasons competition. Any additional entries will still have to pay the relevant fees.
The AGM for the 2020/2021 season has been arranged for 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st September at Wallsend Buffs ahead of the proposed league start date of Tuesday 29th September.


18/03/2020: Due to the coronavirus outbreak the committee have decided to cancel the league for the present moment.
Provisionally we would like to restart the league on the 14th April by playing the remaining fixtures that were due to be played on 17th March with the cup semi finals played on the scheduled cup final date of 21st April before adhering to the stated fixtures after that.
This would mean that the knockout cup finals would then be played on 19th May with the league games due to be played on the 31st March, 7th April and 14th April moved to 26th May, 2nd June and 9th June respectively.
The meeting that is due to be held at the liberal on the 25th March would then be moved to the 10th June.
Regarding the singles, doubles and veterans competitions the new deadline would be Tuesday April 21st which would be the day before the next meeting on the 22nd April at Innisfree.
We stress that this plan is provisional and is dependent on the situation at the time.

17/03/2020: Due to the new advice regarding the coronavirus outbreak the league will be temporarily suspended starting from next weeks cup games on march 24th. However if any team wants to cancel tonights game then they should let league secretary John Craig know so he can inform your opponent

Meeting 5: 26/2/2020 at Dunston
Teams not present: N/A
Domino card was won by Gary Millen(Engineers) with £28 going to the league
The semi final draws for the Division 1 and Division 2 knockout cups have been made with the ties to be played on Tuesday 24th March. A dress code of trousers, shoes and either a dress or polo shirt will be applied to all participants.
The draws for the veterans(quarter finals), singles(last 16) and doubles(last 16) were made the home players have upto and including Tuesday 10th March to contact their opponent otherwise the away player can claim home advantage, any difficulties in arranging games players must inform the committee as soon as possible, the deadline for these games is Tuesday 24th March.
It was decided that in the league game which was abandoned at 1 each between Newcastle Snooker Centre and Whitley Bay Snooker Centre that Newcastle Snooker Centre would be given the remaining 3 games.
Missing match cards Division 1:
4/2 Newcastle Snooker v Jubilee
11/2 Whitey Comrades v Gosforth A
Missing match cards Division 2:
22/10 Fairholm v Gosforth B
12/11 Fairholm v Forest Hall
10/12 Forest Hall v Dunston, Fairholm v Engineers
21/1 Fairholm v Westholme, Forest Hall v Social
4/2 Newcastle United Golf Club v Westholme
18/2 Fairholm v Buffs B, Forest Hall v Gosforth B
All player results have been received
We have received interest for a team to enter the league from either chopwell officials or crawcrook social club. Teams should decide whether they would like them in our league or not before a vote at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be held at East End Liberal on Wednesday 25th March starting at 7.30pm

26/2/2020: Meeting 5 will be held tonight at dunston excelsior starting at 7.30

Meeting 4: 29/1/2020 at Jubilee
Teams not present: N/A
Domino card was won by Kenny Wilson(Jubilee) with £28 going to the league
The quarter final draws for both the Division 1 Knockout Cup and Division 2 Knockout Cup have been made with the ties to be played on Tuesday 25th February.
The draws for the veterans(last 16), singles(last 32) and doubles(last 32) were made the home players have upto and including Tuesday 11th February to contact their opponent otherwise the away player can claim home advantage, any difficulties in arranging games players must inform the committee as soon as possible, the deadline for these games is Tuesday 25th February.
Due to the delays to the opening of Whitley Snooker Centres new venue they will be playing their home games at Whitley Bay Comrades until further notice this will also be the case in any singles or doubles competitions where they are the home player.
Missing match cards Division 1: N/A
Missing match cards Division 2:
15/10 Social v Engineers
22/10 Fairholm v Gosforth B
12/11 Fairholm v Forest Hall
10/12 Forest Hall v Dunston, Fairholm v Engineers
21/1 Fairholm v Westholme, Forest Hall v Social
All player results have been received.
The next meeting will be held at Dunston on Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm

Meeting 3: 18/12/19 at Whitley Bay Comrades
Teams not present: Innisfree, Social
Domino card was won by John Craig(Buffs A) with £28 going to the league
The Peter Heron Final will be played at Wallsend Social on Tuesday January 7th 2020 at 7.30pm. A dress code of shoes, trousers and a collared shirt(dress or polo) will apply.
As from now any player who does not adhere to the leagues dress code for semi final and final matches will not be allowed to play in the match.
The preliminary round draw for both the Division 1 knockout cup and the Division 2 knockout cup has been made with ties to be played on Tuesday 28th January 2020
Missing match cards Division 1
5/11: Newcastle SC v Innisfree
19/11: Newcastle SC v Teams
10/12: Meadowfield v Newcastle SC, Jubilee v Innisfree(no player results)
Missing match cards Division 2
15/10: Social v Engineers
22/10: Fairholm v Gosforth B
12/11: Newcastle Golf v Liberal, Fairholm v Forest Hall
3/12: Newcastle Golf v Fairholm, Engineers v Forest Hall
10/12: Forest Hall v Dunston. Fairholm v Engineers
The next meeting will be held at the Jubilee on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 7.30pm

18/12/2019: Tonights meeting is at whitley bay comrades starting at 7.30. Also the contact date for competitions drawn at the last meeting has now passed any player who has not been contacted can now claim the home venue.

On Tuesday 17th December we have the Peter Heron Memorial Trophy semi finals with Wallsend Engineers hosting Buffs A v Gosforth A and Dunston Excelsior hosting Newcastle Snooker Centre v Meadowfield. A dress code of shoes, trousers and a collared shirt(dress/polo) applies for all players.

Meeting 2: 27/11/19 at Forest Hall
Teams not present: N/A
Domino card was won by Mick McClean(Social) with £28 going to the league.
The Peter Heron semi finals have been drawn to be played on 17th December with the final to be played on January 7th at Wallsend Social.
The doubles preliminary round, veterans round 1(last 32) and singles round 1(last 64) were all drawn In each competition the home players have upto and including tuesday 17th december to make contact otherwise their opponent can claim home advantage the deadline for all 3 competitions is Tuesday 28th January. The singles result between Paul O’Donnell and Davy Walker has not been sent through the winner of this tie is drawn at home to Dean Roper(Dunston). Any problems in contacting or arranging matches players should inform the committee as soon as possible.
Missing match cards Division 1
5/11 Newcastle Snooker v Innisfree, Meadowfield v Gosforth A, Teams v Whitley Comrades
12/11 Whitley Snooker v Jubilee, Whitley Comrades v Newcastle Snooker
19/11 Newcastle Snooker v Teams, Meadowfield v Whitey Comrades
Missing match cards Division 2
15/10 Social v Engineers
22/10 Fairholm v Gosforth B
12/11 Newcastle United Golf Club v Liberal, Fairholm v Forest Hall
The meeting on February 26th which was due to be held at King Street will now be held at Dunston
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th December at Whitley Bay Comrades starting at 7.30

27/11/19: Tonight the meeting is at forest hall starting at 7.30.

19/11/19: Can I remind everyone that next wednesdays meeting at forest hall is the deadline for entrants to the veterans(over 55s) competition all names and fees(£2 per player) must be brought along. We will also be doing the 1st round draw for the doubles so any last minute entries and fees(£4 per team) would also also need to be brought to the meeting, just to remind players they can play with players from other clubs in the league but they will have to designate one of there clubs as the home venue before the draw is made.

Meeting 1: 30/10/19 Newcastle United Golf Club
Teams not present: Fairholm
Domino card was won by Chris Nesbitt(Labour) with £28 going to the league
The singles final/presentation night was drawn between westholme, teams, dunston, fairholm, buffs, meadowfield and jubilee with the buffs being drawn out as the venue.
The order of venues was also drawn out between all other teams except whitley snooker, social(peter heron final) and buffs(singles final) the order was;
Engineers
Dunston
Innisfree
Liberal
Forest Hall
Whitley Comrades
Westholme
Fairholm
Jubilee
Teams
Newcastle United Golf Club
Labour
Newcastle Snooker Centre
Gosforth
Meadowfield
As there is 16 venues and 15 clubs engineers will get the extra venue as they were drawn out first.
The peter heron quarter final draw was made and will be played on Tuesday 26th November
The singles preliminary round was drawn with 88 entrants giving 24 matches and 40 byes. The deadline for these games is Tuesday 26th November, the home player has upto and including Tuesday 12th November to contact there opponent or the home player can claim the home venue. Any problems in contacting players please inform the league committee as soon as possible.
Can we have all entries for the veterans competition(costs £2 per entrant) brought to the next meeting as we will be doing the draw then you must be aged 55 or over at the next meeting to be eligible to enter.
Missing match cards
Division 1: 15/10 Labour v Jubilee, Whitley Comrades v Innisfree
Division 2: 15/10 Social v Engineers
22/10 Fairholm v Gosforth B, Forest Hall v Liberal
The next meeting will be held at Forest Hall on Wednesday 27th November starting at 7.30


The first paid meeting of the season is on wednesday 30th october at the newcastle united golf club starting at half 7. We will be doing the singles preliminary round draw, peter heron quarter final draw and also drawing the order for the the venues for competition semi finals and finals

The fixtures for the new season are now all on the website aswell as every teams player lists, if there is any mistakes let me know so I can correct them

25/9/19: Unfortunately I have been informed that due to various reason King St club will be unable to field a team in the league this season. This means that Division 1 will now have 10 teams including 2 byes for each team and that Fairholm will receive a bye into the 1st round of the Peter Heron Memorial Trophy.

Tuesday 24th september is finals night for the Jimmy Ramsay super 16s at wallsend buffs. All players should arrive at wallsend buffs prior the quarter final draw at 6.30pm. The 8 players are Scott Forster, Andy Metcalf, Craig Wanless, Billy Hunter, Colin Whittle, Brian Bell, Ricky Grant and Daniel Patterson.

Registration Meeting 18/9/2019 Fairholm
Division 2 will contain 10 teams instead of 11 after whitley snooker b withdrew. However as the fixtures had already been done for 12 teams including a bye the division will include 2 bye matches.
In Division 1 the same situation will occur if king street are unable to find players for there team.
I will keep everyone informed of king streets situation when I find out
The preliminary round of the peter heron memorial trophy was drawn with 5 ties to be played on Tuesday 1st october and 11 byes
Labour v Social
Dunston v Engineers
Gosforth A v Whitley Snooker
Forest Hall v Liberal
King St v Fairholm* Fairholm will receive a bye if king st drop out of the league
Unfortunately at the meeting I forgot that the 1st round proper of the peter heron memorial trophy was due to be played before the next league meeting and should have been made last night therefore as my team plays the chairmans team the first week of the season we shall do the draw then.
I will fully update the website with the new seasons fixtures next week after the completion of the Jimmy Ramsay super 16s as once I create a new season I am unable to continue the previous one.
The next meeting will be held at Newcastle United Golf club on Wednesday 30th October at 7.30pm

The league registration meeting is on Wednesday 18th September at Fairholm beginning at 7.30 please bring your completed registration forms along with any applicable fees.

The 2nd round(last 16) of the Jimmy Ramsay Super 16s is on Tuesday 17th September at Wallsend buffs.
The draw will be made at 6.25pm with the matches played in the order drawn from 6.30pm. Any player not in attendance when there mattch is due to start will forfeit the match with the opponent receiving a bye.
Players are;
Gary Shaw
Shaun Taylor 
Alan Woodhead 
Billy Armstrong jnr
Billy Hunter 
Gary Millen 
Brian Bell 
Terry Douglas 
Tim Taylor 
Andy Metcalf 
Wayne Kippen 
Scott Forster 
Ricky Grant
Craig Wanless 
Colin Whittle 
Daniel Patterson

For all 1st round winners in the Jimmy Ramsay super 16s the 2nd round draw will be made on tuesday 17th september at 6.25pm at wallsend buffs with all 8 games played in the order drawn immediately following the draw

The first round of the Jimmy Ramsay super 16s concludes at wallsend buffs tomorrow night(10th September) with the final 8 matches. Can I remind all players we use a roll on/roll off format and apart from the game starting at 6.30pm all times are approximate and may start earlier than scheduled so players should arrive early as we will not wait for a player to arrive. As always if any spaces become available on the night I will edit the draw to say SPACE AVAILABLE and that place will be drawn out from those in attendance.

AGM: Tuesday 27th August 2019 at Westholme
Teams not present: Innisfree, Jubilee, Dunston, Whitley Snooker B
Terry Douglas(Chairman), Allan Adams(Treasurer), John Craig(Secretary) and Billy Armstrong jnr(nominated member) were re-elected to their posts on the committee. Ash Wilson was elected as a second nominated member.
New teams: Newcastle United Golf Club A and Newcastle United Golf Club B(tbc)
Teams lost: Engineers A and Labour A
We have 22 confirmed teams for the season giving 2 leagues of 11 teams playing each other home and away.
Division 1 would comprise of;
Gosforth A
Whitley Snooker Centre A
Labour B (now called Labour)
Buffs A
Meadowfield
King St
Teams
Whitley Bay Comrades
Innisfree
Newcastle Snooker Centre
Jubilee
Division 2 would comprise of;
Buffs B
Forest Hall
Gosforth B
Dunston Excelsior
Liberal
Engineers B (now called Engineers)
Whitley Snooker Centre B
Fairholm
Westholme
Social
Newcastle United Golf Club A
If Newcastle United Golf Club B confirm there entry to the league, they would join Division 2 and Buffs B would move to Division 1 giving a league of 12 and a league of 11.
All league fees and fines have been kept as they were last season.
Peter Heron Memorial Trophy will continue in its current format
The knockout cup will have a format change with Division 1 teams having their own tournament and Division 2 also having their own tournament.
Rule amendments:
1. You no longer have to be a member of the club to be allowed to play for a team in the league.
2. Regarding players being barred from clubs, all affected team games will go ahead as stated on the fixtures however any affected singles, doubles or veterans games will take place at a neutral venue of the home players choice, provided that the nominated venue is willing to host the match.
3. Any team who change their venue between seasons will no longer be classed as a new team and made to start again in the bottom division, now they will be able to stay in the division they completed the previous season. This will also apply to any team who need to change venue during the season
4. Dress code for semi-finals and finals has been altered so that you can no longer wear dark jeans or smart trainers for these occasions. Dress code will now be trousers, collared shirt(dress/polo) and shoes. 
Currently we have breakaway as a league sponsor and there is interest from other parties to sponsor us. In addition to this I have received £40 in Morrisons vouchers for us to raffle off and there may be similar items to be added to this list in the coming weeks.
If anybody knows someone willing to be a sponsor or can donate a raffle prize of some description can you get in touch with John Craig.
The Jimmy Ramsay super 16’s start at Wallsend Buffs next tuesday the 4th september at 6.30pm in a roll on roll off format, if any spaces become available before the night I will put SPACE AVAILABLE on the relevant page of the website/facebook group and that place will be drawn out from those in attendance on the night. Any space that becomes available because a player has not turned up for there match on the night will also be drawn out from those in attendance. Please make sure you are there with time to spare for your game. 
The CIU Singles final will be held on Wednesday 4th September at King Street club between Billy Hunter and Paul McHugh starting at 7.30pm.
All registration forms should be completed(if any help is required please contact the committee) and brought to the registration meeting along with any moneys due, the registration meeting will be held at Fairholm on Wednesday 18th September starting at 7.30pm.

Rules Meeting: Tuesday 23rd July, Wallsend Buffs
Present: Buffs A, Buffs B, Teams, Whitley Snooker A, Meadowfield, Forest Hall, Gosforth A, Gosforth B, Newcastle Snooker Centre, Labour A, Fairholme, Whitley Bay Comrades and Newcastle United Golf Club.
AGM to be held at Westholme Farm on Tuesday 27th August
Jimmy Ramsay draw been done by Lenny Wawryzniak (Buffs Chairman)
League logo agreed upon
AGM order of business
Chairman(Terry Douglas), Secretary(John Craig), Treasurer(Allan Adams) and nominated member(Billy Armstrong jnr) to be reelected into their positions.
A second nominated member to be added to the league committee
League fees to be agreed and registration forms to be handed out
Rules to be voted on
Addition to rule 3 a). If a club doesn’t take new members then in lieu of a membership fee going to the club a one off fee would then go to the league to act as a membership fee for that club alternatively remove the rule from the league that you have to be a member of the club you are playing for.
Edit to rule 3 c) (ii). Players barred from other venues in the league. Options are 
a. Keep rule as is with Team games going ahead as stated with barred players being unable to play with individual competition games reversed or played at a neutral venue
b. Team games are drawn earlier including barred players, with the affected games being played somewhere else on the same night
c. All affected games team games to reversed where possible or played at a neutral venue.
d. Barred players to be allowed in the venue to play the game
A team changing venue between season should be allowed to stay in the division they are currently in or should they start in the lowest division as new teams to the league would do
Edit to Rule 11. d) Dress code to stay as it currently as for semis and finals trousers/dark jeans, collared shirt(dress/polo) and shoes/smart trainers to be to become trousers, collared shirt(dress/polo) and shoes for both or for just final or to remove the dress code rule altogether.
5 Format changes
Instead of having the current division 1 and division 2 leagues playing each team home and away, changing to an east league and a west league and playing each team home and away
League singles final being changed from best of 5 final to a best of 7 final
Changing the format of the peter heron trophy. Proposing to play it the second half of the season and having separate competitions for each division. The competition would also be handicapped using the league points at the halfway stage of the season. For example a 5pt headstart would be given to the lower ranked team for every point they are behind the higher ranked team. Last season for the top and bottom teams at the halfway stage would mean in Division 1 Gosforth A were 32 points ahead of Forest Hall and would then give a 160pt headstart and in division 2 Innisfree were 30pts ahead of Social and would give a 150pt headstart
6. Balance sheet ready to be available for the other teams to view
7. Any ideas to increase revenue through sponsorship or other means
8. Would any team like an individual copy of their team fixtures as well as the usual complete league fixtures
9. Any other business