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Last updated: 22/6/2022

Summer singles quarters are on the relevant page the semi finals will be played at neutral venues and be between
Patterson/K Flett v Jackson/Barton
Milbourne/J Fleming v Walker/Craig
Quarter finals and semis finals will be best of 5 with the final played over best of 7


The Summer Singles fixtures are now on the relevant page here is a reminder of the format
Each match is played over 4 frames with all 4 frames being played.
Each frame is worth 1 point on the league table with the top 2 in each group going through to the quarter finals.
As well as the result on the night the highest break made by each player should be sent in as in the event of a tie the result between players in question followed by highest break will be used as a tie breaker.

Quarters: A group winner will host a group runner up in a best of 5 match
Semis: Best of 5
Final: Best of 7
Entries will be limited to a maximum of 2 players per club
Entry fee will be 5 per player with all money paid out

Singles final/presentation night is being held tonight at the Jubilee with Tom Jackson and Daniel Patterson both aiming to lift the trophy for the first time the match starts at 7.30 with the presentation following afterwards


We still need the following trophies handed in ahead of next weeks presentation
Division 1: Gosforth A
Division 2: Innisfree
Peter Heron Memorial Trophy: Gosforth A
Singles: Adam Parker
Veterans: Bob McDonald


Meeting 7: Whitley Bay Comrades 4/5/2022

Teams not present: Newcastle Golf B

Thank you to all teams for the donations to charity on behalf of Les Smith and John Bradshaw.

All bottles were handed in for the League presentation night

Missing Match Cards Division 1:
5/10 Westfield v Newcastle Snooker
2/11 Westfield v Gosforth A
22/3 Teams v Newcastle Snooker
5/4 Dunston v Gosforth A (no player results received), Teams v Meadowfield (no player results received)
12/4 Gosforth A v Teams
Missing match cards Division 2
12/10 Bentinck v Forest Hall
2/11 Bentinck v Newcastle Golf B
30/11 Bentinck v Buffs B
18/1 Newcastle Golf B v Engineers, Bentinck v Liberal
25/1 Newcastle Golf B v Forest Hall, Bentinck v Engineers
15/2 Bentinck v Jubilee
22/2 Newcastle Golf B v Bentinck (no player results received)
22/3 Golf B v Buffs B, Bentinck v Throckley
5/4 Golf B v Liberal (no player results received), Bentinck v Newcastle Golf A
For each missing card a 3 fine will now be applied to the home team

Doubles Final: Wednesday 11th May at Wallsend Buffs 7.30pm
Billy Hunter/Brandon Hall v Ronnie Temple/Declan Weston

Singles Final followed by League Presentation: Tuesday 17th May at Jubilee 7.30pm
Tom Jackson v Daniel Patterson

If any players are interested in a singles competition over the summer, please pass on your details to John Craig and I will arrange a format based on any interest received.

The AGM ahead of next season will be held around the end of August/beginning of September date venue will be communicated nearer the time



The final meeting of the season is tonight Wednesday 4th May at Whitley Bay Comrades can representatives please bring bottles for the presentation and any any match cards that have not yet been handed in as fines of 15 per bottle and 3 per match card will be applied after today


The Veterans Final tonight (19/4) is between Davy Walker and Colin Whittle and will be held at the Engineers starting at 7.30

There is still 2 results yet to come in from Division 1
5/4 Teams v Meadowfield
12/4 Meadowfield v Whitley Comrades
Can these results be sent in as soon as possible
There is also 3 rearranged games left from Division 2 which will be played on
19/4 Throckley v Liberal
26/4 Liberal v Engineers and Bentinck v Throckley


Meeting 6: 30/3/2022 Gosforth

Teams not present: Newcastle Golf B, Jubilee

The dates for the three rearranged/unfinished games are as follows
19/4 Throckley v Liberal
26/4 Liberal v Engineers, Bentinck v Throckley

Semi Final/Final dates
Veterans Final:
Colin Whittle v Davy Walker 19/4 at Engineers
Singles Semi Finals:
Tom Jackson v Mark Falcon/Paul Sanderson(playing 4/4) on 13/4 at Liberal(provisional date)
Ronnie Temple v Dan Patterson on 20/4 at Whitley Comrades
Doubles Semi Finals
Falcon/Bell v Weston/Temple or Brown/Patterson(playing 6/4) at Golf Club date tbc
Gill/Pringle or Chatt/Ruddy(playing 4/4) v Hunter/Hall or Leach/Kennedy(playing tbc) date/venue tbc
Knockout Cup Division 1 Final
Newcastle Snooker v Gosforth A on 27/4 at Dunston
Knockout Cup Division 2 Final on 3/5 at Engineers
The doubles final is currently scheduled for the 26th April at Wallsend Buffs but is subject to change
The singles final/league presentation night will be held on 17th May at the Jubilee

Missing match cards Division 1
5/10 Wesfield v Newcastle Snooker
2/11 Westfield v Gosforth A
22/3 Teams v Newcastle Snooker
29/3 Meadowfield v Dunston
Missing match cards Division 2
12/10 Bentinck v Forest Hall
2/11 Bentinck v Newcastle Golf B
30/11 Bentinck v Buffs B
18/1 Newcastle Golf B v Engineers, Bentinck v Liberal
25/1 Newcastle Golf B v Forest Hall, Bentinck v Engineers
15/2 Bentinck v Jubilee
22/2 Newcastle Golf B v Bentinck (no player results received)
22/3 Jubilee v Golf A(no player results received)
22/3 Golf B v Jubilee
Any match cards not received at or before the next meeting will result in a 3 fine for the home team for each missing card

After the death of John Bradshaw we would like to ask all teams to donate 5 at the next meeting to be given to the chosen charity of his family.

Can all teams bring a bottle of spirits to the next meeting to be given out as prizes for the presentation night any team who do not bring a bottle will be fined 15

The next meeting will be held at the Jubilee on 4th May.


The meeting tonight is at Gosforth cons starting at 7.30.
Can anybody involved in the semi finals please send John Craig any dates they are available to play so we can try and arrange them this evening

Sadly, we have to announce that John Bradshaw from the Liberal died yesterday any details regarding his funeral will be passed on in due course

Meeting 5: Newcastle United Golf Club 2/3/22

Teams not present: Newcastle Golf B

Domino card was won was won by Annie (bar staff) with 28 going to the league.

Missing match cards Division 1
5/10 Wesfield v Newcastle Snooker
2/11 Westfield v Gosforth A
1/3 Meadowfield v Gosforth A
Missing match cards Division 2
12/10 Bentinck v Forest Hall
2/11 Bentinck v Newcastle Golf B
30/11 Bentinck v Buffs B
18/1 Newcastle Golf B v Engineers, Bentinck v Liberal
25/1 Newcastle Golf B v Forest Hall, Bentinck v Engineers
15/2 Bentinck v Jubilee
22/2 Newcastle Golf B v Bentinck (no player results received)

The semi-finals for the veterans (best of 5), knockout cup D1 and Knockout cup D2 were all arranged however the Division 2 cup quarter final was delayed until Tuesday 8th March with the winners facing Throckley Bank Top at the Jubilee on Tuesday 15th March. All semi-finals have a dress code of trousers, collared shirt (dress/polo) and shoes.
The singles quarter finals were drawn however extensions were given to Colin Whittle v Lee Cody (playing 8/3) with the winner drawn away to Tom Jackson and Mark Falcon v John Ronnan (playing 5/3) with the winner hosting Paul Sanderson
The doubles quarter finals were drawn however an extension was given for the Hall/Hunter v Carroll McDonald game with the winners hosting Leach/Kennedy
After John Bradshaws passing Kyle Flett has asked to play with Stewie Flett in the doubles

It was put forward by John Best that in future each team in the league should not need a representative at each league meeting and that it should be changed to each club. This will be voted on at the AGM ahead of next season

The next meeting will be held at Gosforth on Wednesday 30th March starting at 7.30pm

The funeral service for Les Smith will be held at 12 noon at West Road crematorium on Friday 25th February followed by his burial at 1.30pm at Heaton cemetery. Friends and family are more than welcome at these services and at the liberal club afterwards to say goodbye to Les

Meeting 4: Engineers 2/2/22

Teams not present: Westfield, Newcastle Golf B

Domino card was won by some lad in the bar

Missing match cards Division 1
5/10 Wesfield v Newcastle Snooker
2/11 Westfield v Gosforth A
1/2 Meadowfield v Newcastle Snooker
Missing match cards Division 2
12/10 Bentinck v Forest Hall
2/11 Bentinck v Newcastle Golf B
30/11 Bentinck v Buffs B
18/1 Newcastle Golf B v Engineers, Bentinck v Liberal
25/1 Newcastle Golf B v Forest Hall, Bentinck v Engineers

The Whitley Comrades v Meadowfield match on 18/1 which Meadowfield forfeited due to having only three players has been left as a 5 0 win for Whitley Comrades with no further sanctions.

The game between Throckley Bank Top and Liberal on 25/1 which was abandoned has been provisionally rearranged for Tuesday 8th March both teams will confirm this in due course. The game will be played from frame 2 onwards with liberal currently leading 1-0.

After the passing of Les Smith last week we decided at the meeting that each team would donate 5 to his family who is then going to pass this on to the North East Ambulance service in memory of Les. Can teams please bring this to the next meeting.

The Knockout Cup draws have been made and will be played on Tuesday 8th February

The draws for the Veterans quarter finals and Singles last 16 have been made with a deadline of 1st March and home players must make contact on or before Tuesday 15th February

The Doubles last 16 draw was made with a deadline of 1st March and home players must make contact on or before Tuesday 15th February however the Davidson/Dobie jnr v Shaw/Cody match has been given an extension (playing 9/3) with the winner hosting Weston/Temple unless Shaw/Cody then Temple/Weston would be the home team, the Senior/Senior v Whittle/Craig match was given an extension (playing 10/3) with the winners away to Pringle/Gill and the Hunter/Hall v Sanderson/McHugh match has also been given a maximum one week extension with the winners hosting McDonald/Carroll

As always any problems in contacting players or arranging matches please let the committee know as soon as possible.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 2nd March at Newcastle United Golf Club at 7.30


Meeting number 4 is at Wallsend Engineers today the 2nd February starting at 7.30

Sorry to have to tell you all this but after taking bad in last nights match Les Smith sadly died during the night. Les was a lovely bloke and he will be a miss to us all.

Gosforth A v Buffs A is the line up for the Peter Heron Memorial Trophy final being held at the Meadowfield on Tuesday 4th January the match starts at 7.30pm

Meeting 3: Westfield 15/12/21

Domino card was won by Wayne Turnbull (Teams) with 28 going to the league

Missing match cards Division 1:
5/10 Westfield v NSC
2/11 Westfield v Gosforth A
7/12 Gosforth A v Dunston, Meadowfield v Teams (no player results received)

Missing match cards Division 2
12/10 Bentinck v Forest Hall
2/11 Bentinck v Golf B (no player results received)
9/11 Forest Hall v Golf A
30/11 Forest Hall v Engineers, Bentinck v Buffs A

Fairholm have dropped out of the league for this season, however Gary Shaw and Lee Cody are continuing in singles and as a pair in the doubles in all ties these will now be classed as the away team.

The Peter Heron final between Gosforth A and Buffs A which was meant to be played at Gosforth on 4th January has been moved to Heaton Meadowfield as Gosforth qualified for the final. Gosforth will now host the Division 1 knockout cup final scheduled for the 19th April

Draws were made for preliminary rounds of Division 1 and Division 2 knockout cups.

Veterans last 16 draw was made however Billy Flamson v John Shipley was given an extension (playing 21/12) with the winner hosting Davey Pedersen.
Singles last 32 was drawn however Wes Fiddler v Richie Hurst was given an extension (playing 21/12) with winner hosting Monz Ahmed, Lee Cody v John Best was also given an extension (playing 17/12) with the winner drawn away to Bob McDonald.
Doubles last 32 was drawn however with a doubles entry from Fairholm being withdrawn that left 31 teams therefore the preliminary round match between Brian Bell/Mark Falcon and Terry Douglas/Graeme Barton was changed to a first round game with the winners Brian and Mark going straight to the last 16
The deadline for all games is 2nd February with home players having to make contact on or before 11th January and problems making contact/arranging games let the league committee know as soon as possible.

The next meeting will be at Wallsend Engineers on Wednesday 2nd February at 7.30


Meeting 2: 17/11/21 at Forest Hall

Teams not present: Jubilee, Newcastle Golf B and Teams

Domino card was won by Dave Robinson (Engineers) with 28 going to the league.

Missing match cards
Division 1
5/10 Westfield v Newcastle Snooker
2/11 Westfield v Gosforth A
9/11 Teams v Gosforth B
Division 2
12/10 Bentinck v Forest Hall, Fairholm v Newcastle Golf A
2/11 Bentinck v Golf B* no player results received
9/11 Bentinck v Fairholm, Forest Hall V Newcastle Golf A

Ronnie Temple has asked that if possible can teams get to matches at Newcastle Snooker Centre for 7pm as the club is supposed to close at 10pm due to licensing rules in Fenham. Would team captains contact Ronnie on the week of there match to let him know if they are able to.

The possibility of a billiards competition has been put forward would captains speak to there teams and give us an idea of how many would be interested in some sort of competition at the next meeting.

Peter Heron quarter and semi final draws were made
Quarter finals are on Tuesday 23rd November with the semi finals being played on Tuesday 14th December
S1 is Whitley Comrades/Dunston v Gosforth B/Buffs A at Bentinck
S2 is Meadowfield/Gosforth A v Newcastle Golf A/Throckley at Westfield
The final will be on Tuesday 4th January at Gosforth venue may change depending on who reaches the final.

Veterans, Doubles and Singles have been drawn all have a deadline of Tuesday 14th December ad home players must contact their opponent before Wednesday 1st December or the away player may claim home advantage. Any problems in arranging games please inform the committee as soon as possible.

The next meeting will be at Westfield on Wednesday 15th December at 7.30pm


Just to remind everyone the meeting on Wednesday 17th November is at FOREST HALL NOT MEADOWFIELD as originally planned. Can all captains bring names for the veterans competitions along with any fees required as with singles and doubles any player who entered last seasons competitionwill be given free entry into this seasons competition.

Peter heron matches tonight can I remind all teams that this is an aggregate score competition. If an individual frame finishes level after a scoring shot on the final black there would not be a respotted black. If after the 5 frames have finished the scores are level, the two players from the final frame would then have a respotted black to decide who wins.

Meeting 1: Throckley Bank Top 20th October

Teams not present: Bentinck, Newcastle Utd Golf B, Fairholm

Domino card was won by Kevin Stansfield (Throckley Bank Top) with 28 going to the league

Missing match cards Division 1
5/10: Meadowfield v Gosforth B, Westfield v NSC
12/10: Whitley Comrades v Buffs A
19/10: Gosforth A v NSC, Meadowfield v Westield
Missing match cards Division 2
5/10: Engineers v Bentinck
12/10: Golf B v Fairholm, Bentinck v Forest Hall, Fairholm v Golf A
19/10: Golf B v Fairholm
Can all captains please remember to bring the match cards to the league meetings. There will be a 3 fine applied to all match cards missing at the end of the season.

Peter Heron last 16 draw was made to be played on Tuesday 26th October

The league singles preliminary round was drawn with 76 entries giving 12 ties and 52 byes. The deadline for these matches is the 16th November, home players have upto and including Tuesday 2nd November to make contact with there opponent or the away player can then claim the home venue. Any difficulties in contacting players or arranging games the league committee should be informed as soon as possible.

The Forest Hall v Newcastle Golf B match on 5th October had Forest Hall given a frame due to lateness and a further 2 frames were also awarded to Forest Hall after Golf B fielded 2 unregistered players. As a reminder teams should arrive ready to start matches at 7.45pm and that players can be registered until 7.30pm on a match night by informing John Craig(League Secretary) or Allan Adams(League Treasurer) phone numbers are on the contact sheet.

During the Meadowfield v Westfield match on the 19th October, Eddie Amos (Westfield) was verbally abusing the bar staff, we as a league will not tolerate this type of behaviour and it was unanimously decided to ban Eddie from the league.

All veterans(over 55s) entries should be brought to the next meeting along with any fees as we will be drawing the preliminary round of this competition then. We will also be drawing out the preliminary round of the doubles competition so if there is any additional entries for that they should also be brought to the meeting.

The next meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th November at Forest Hall not the Meadowfield as originally planned.


Registration Meeting held at Wallsend Buffs on Wednesday 22nd September

Teams not present: Westfield

With the late addition of Fairholm we have a top division of 9 teams and a bottom division of 10 teams. Promotion/Relegation this season will be 2 down and 3 up.
Division 1 will be Buffs A, Gosforth A, Newcastle SC, Meadowfield, Westfield, Gosforth B, Dunston, Whitley Bay Comrades and Teams
Division 2 will be Jubilee, Buffs B, Forest Hall, Newcastle Utd Golf Club A, Engineers, Liberal, Bentinck, Throckley Bank Top, Newcastle Utd Golf Club B and Fairholm

The 7 monthly meetings were drawn as follows
20th October: Throckley Bank Top
17th November: Meadowfield
15th December: Westfield
2nd February: Engineers
2nd March: Newcastle Utd Golf Club
30th March: Gosforth
27th April: Jubilee
The venues not drawn Whitley Comrades, Liberal, Fairholm, Teams, Dunston and Forest Hall will get the first monthly meetings next season.

The singles final/presentation night was drawn to be held at Fairholm and will not change even if a Fairholm player makes the final as there is only a certain amount of venues we believe capable of hosting that night.
The following venues were drawn to have these competitions but are subject to change if a player/team from said club plays there although we will make sure each club does host something during the season
Peter Heron Final: Gosforth
Peter Heron Semi Finals: Bentinck and Westfield
Knockout Cup D1 Final: Meadowfield
Knockout Cup D1 Semi Final: Buffs and Newcastle Snooker
Knockout Cup D2 Final: Jubilee
Knockout Cup D2 Semi Finals: Dunston and Liberal
Doubles Final: Forest Hall
Doubles Semi Finals: Teams and Engineers
Veterans Final: Whitley Bay Comrades
Veterans Semi Finals: Throckley Bank Top and Teams
Singles Semi Finals: Westfield and Throckley Bank Top

The Peter Heron Memorial Trophy preliminary round was drawn to be played on Tuesday 28th September. The 19 entrants gives 13 byes and 3 ties
Teams v Gosforth A
Buffs B v Newcastle Snooker
Liberal v Buffs A

The Preliminary Round(Last 128) draw for the singles and the Round 1(Last 16) draw for the Peter Heron Memorial Trophy will take place at the next meeting.

In League games the home captain should inform John Craig of the scoreline including player results as soon as possible after a match by message or via the facebook group. All match cards should then be brought to the following monthly meeting for collation. For cup games it is the winning teams responsibility to forward results.

As a reminder there is a separate high break prize for each division however breaks in League games only will count towards this prize. All breaks of 40 and above should be noted and will go towards the player statistics.

The next meeting will take place at Throckley Bank Top on Wednesday 20th October at 7.30pm.


AGM held at Wallsend Buffs on Tuesday 7th September
Present: Buffs A, Gosforth A, North East Snooker, Newcastle Snooker, Meadowfield, Gosforth B, Whitley Bay Comrades, Teams, Jubilee, Buffs B, Forest Hall, Newcastle Utd Golf Club, Engineers, Liberal, Bentinck, Throckley Bank Top.
Not Present: Westfield, Dunston, Fairholm
Teams not rejoining: North East Snooker
New Teams: Bentinck, Throckley Bank Top, Winlaton/ Newcastle United Golf Club B
We have 18 confirmed teams split into two divisions of 9 teams playing eachother once home and away
Division 1 will be Buffs A, Gosforth A, Newcastle Snooker, Meadowfield, Westfield, Gosforth B, Dunston, Whitley Bay Comrades and Teams
Division 2 will be Jubilee, Buffs B, Forest Hall, Newcastle Utd Golf Club, Engineers, Liberal, Bentinck, Throckley Bank Top and Winlaton/Newcastle Utd Golf Club B
However if Fairholm are still wanting to compete in the league this season they would go into Division 2 with Jubilee moving up to Division 1 to make a league of 10.
Throckley Bank Top have offered to reverse a couple of their home league games and play twice away to the couple of teams that would be unwilling to travel. Winlaton have offered to play there home games against those same teams at Newcastle United Golf Club.

All fees and fines will stay the same as in the previous season and are on the rules section of the website (Section 4).
Home teams in league games will buy 6 drinks for the away team.

Those players that entered the singles, doubles and veterans(over 55s) competitions in the abandoned previous season will receive a free entry into this seasons competition. If any captain would like to know what they have paid for please contact John Craig and I will send you a list detailing those. Any new entries will have to pay the relevant fees.

The order for the monthly meetings will be drawn out at the registration meeting. Barring the AGM and registration meetings these will all be held on a Wednesday night. We will also draw out the venues for the semi finals and finals of each competition at the meeting.

The season will start on Tuesday 28th September with the Peter Heron preliminary round with the main league beginning on Tuesday 5th October

The Registration meeting will be held at Wallsend Buffs on Tuesday 21st September starting at 7.30pm can all teams bring there completed registration forms to this meeting along with any applicable payments.