News & Events

24 Sep 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap revie may need adjustments when we recieve the outstanding result from Oakwood versus Swarcliffe B.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 25th September.

24 Sep 2017##SYKES CUP REMINDER##

Entries close Thursday 28th September.

17 Sep 2017** SUBMITTNG SCORECARDS WITH LESS THAN 4 PLAYERS **

If you play against or if you have less than 4 players in your team do not enter a players name and do not award any frame scores to the non offending player.
You have an option to enter NO PLAYER when submitting results click on No Player and award the frame points to the non offending player. If players and frame scores are entered this has an adverse effect on players handicaps.

17 Sep 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

The first handicap review of the season is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 18th September.

Check posting (14th September) on news and events from the drop down menu to see a brief outline of reasons for handicap adjustments.

14 Sep 2017** RE-HANDICAPPING CRITERIA **

We are now into the second week of our new season i will be doing the first handicap review of the season over this weekend.
I will briefly outline how and why handicaps are adjusted.
If a player is on +/ -4 frames with an average win/loss frame score of +/- 25 there will be an adjustment this adjustment is dictated by the scoreline of the 4 frames won/lost and is a larger adjustment than if a player wins / loses 6 frames by a smaller margin. (This denotes the player is playing above/below their present handicap)
If a player wins/loses 6 frames an adjustment will be made which as stated earlier will be less than the above criteria if the player has won lost by a smaller margin.

If and when we come to the same player for a second or third adjustment to prevent them going up and down to their previous handicap i try to find some "middle ground" for their handicap the aim is to have players playing off a constant handicap.
As we progress through the season we usually find players settle into a stable handicap and hopefully prevent their handicaps going up and down repeatedly.

So to summerise if you win 4 frames by +/- 4 frames with a winning margin of +/- 25 you will be adjusted, if you win / lose 6 frames an adjustment will be made.
In all cases the adjustment is computer generated.

Paul Grimes,
LBSO League Secretary.

10 Sep 2017##Barton and Hirst win Litetask Pairs##

A couple of "no shows" meant 32 pairs lined up for the inaugural "Litetask" Handicap Pairs competition kindly sponsored by Mark Pears of Barnbow Social.
The semi-finals saw Gary Barton and Stephen Hirst scrape through 2-1 against James Sykes and Mark McGreavy, whilst in the other semi Michael Gaughan and Paul Davey had a more comfortable victory over Tommy Doherty and Mark Loughlan 2-0.
The final then went the way of the Belle Isle duo by 2-0.
The Plate competition went down to the final black, Darren Binns and Jason Briggs edging home against Thomas Oates and Paul Turner.
League chairman Andy Taffinder added some last minute sponsorship which meant a high break prize was up for grabs throughout the day.
Gary Calter set the pace early on with a run of 53,which was then eclipsed by Damien Gale with a fine 72. However it was Richard Binns who sealed the £25 prize with a break of 80.
Many thanks to Mark and Andy for the sponsorship, the NSC for use of the excellent facilities, and to Mark King for officiating the finals.
All matches throughout the day were played in great spirit.
The next one day competition is scheduled for Sunday 19th November. Watch this space for further details.

08 Sep 2017##Litetask Pairs Handicap draw##

All matches commence 10am Sunday 10th September.

Main comp best of 3

Plate comp (preliminary and 1st round losers) 1 Frame

Preliminary Round

Match 1 K Briggs/ P Walker (24) v M Pears/J Pears (24)
Match 2 O Mulcahy/D Magee (-6) v S Fell/T Fell (22)
Match 3 M King/D Barker (1) v D French/ A Heseltine (-5)

1st Round

Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 2
Winner Match 3 v C Hart/S Broadhead (-21)
I Rayner/P Kirk (-2) v D Horry/N Turner (26)
J Sykes/M McGreavy (12) v T Oates/P Turner (31)
D Boyes/D Boyes (18) v J Bell/A Cooper (32)
G Taylor/L Dickinson (8) v S Cunningham/D Smith (8)
S Quigley/C Jackson (17) v P Galbraith/C Hodges (39)
G Barton/S Hirst (3)v D Booth/P Whitaker (20)
M Gaughan/P Davey (5) v J Briggs/D Binns (12)
A Sumner/A Harding (8) v M Loughlan/G Bellwood (35)
P Grimes/A Taffinder (12) v B Smith/J Linley (28)
S Parlour/M Calvert (15) v J Hudson/N Rouissi (16)
S Gale/D Gale (16) v D Newton/L Atkinson (-3)
R Nelson/D Hemingway (1) v C Moore/J Moore (24)
K Chapman/G Calter (8) v D Hughes/M Hughes (14)
T Doherty/R Walton (-27) v R Binns/W Ramsden (-2).


05 Sep 2017##Sykes Cup now open for entry##

Entry via competitions tab.
A contact number is required or entry will be refused.
Closing date for entries-Thursday 28th September.
£5 FEES BY BANK TRANSFER - Will those who have paid before by bank transfer (the LBSO details are the same), please do so again WITHOUT waiting to be contacted. PLEASE INDICATE WHO YOU ARE IN THE REFERENCE BOX! THANKS!
NEW USERS - please contact Bob Patterson for LBSO bank details.
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY YOUR CAPTAINS, THERE WILL BE NO DELEGATE MEETINGS TO PAY FEES THIS SEASON!

03 Sep 2017**AGM NOW GONE - MANY CHANGES AFOOT**

THANK YOU TO THE 50 OF 52 CLUBS WHO ATTENDED A GOOD MEETING!
FINANCES - still in a healthy state!
RULE CHANGES - All proposals for changes to the league and competition formats - ALL APPROVED BY DELEGATES - copies of both league and competition rules updated at the AGM, can be viewed above - "About Us / Documents".
PRESENTATION NIGHTS! - There will be 2 this season - details to follow at a later date!
COMBINED FEES £104 - a major proposal to COMBINE league and competition fees to £104 per TEAM for the 2018-19 season - APPROVED!
After a healthy debate, A SHOW OF HANDS VOTE WENT 44 IN FAVOUR / 22 NOT IN FAVOUR. After one delegate questioned a first vote (which went 44 Yes / 21 No), the show of hands occurred again!
THE COMBINED FEE OF £104 PER TEAM WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM THE NEXT 2018-19 SEASON!
For this current 2017-18 season, league fees have already been paid, so COMPETITION FEES will still be collected separately as before. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE NO DELGATE MEETINGS THIS SEASON TO PAY THEM AT!
PAYMENT - will be encouraged in all cases by BANK TRANSFER - see competitions tab!

01 Sep 2017** FIXTURES ADJUSTMENT DIVISION "D" **

Due to a fixture clash between Tinshill's C and D teams i have had to adjust some fixtures in the D division please check your fixtures for the first week and the rest of the season.

Paul Grimes LBSO League Secretary.

01 Sep 2017##Litetask Pairs Handicap,one week to go##

A reminder that registration for the above one day competition closes at 6 o,clock next Friday (8th) .
There are currently 35 Entries which means a guaranteed £150 1st prize and over £400 in total prize money.

28 Aug 2017* NEW SEASON*

Welcome to the 2017/2018 season.

The website is now showing fixtures for the new season with the first fixtures being week commencing 6/9/2017 pleae check all details are correct including checking your login details work in order to submitt results.

Any problems please email Paul Grimes LBSO league secretary.

13 Aug 2017**AGM - AGENDA NOW SHOWING - MON 4th SEPTEMBER - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

Another reminder that the AGM is now only 2 weeks today.

AGENDA & RULE CHANGES : A full agenda and all proposed rule changes are now available to view on the website - go to the tab "About Us / Documents".

A VERY IMPORTANT PROPOSAL: will also be determined, to 1) reduce Delegate Meetings to a minimum and 2) COMBINE league and competition fees as a result, details of which have already been sent to ALL delegates / captains for next season.
PLEASE LOOK in your inboxes and spam emails. A further summary of the points to be made at the AGM and how it will be determined, will be circulated again after the 30th August and before the meeting.
THE DETAILS SENT SO FAR CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON THE WEBSITE - go to the above tab "About Us / Documents".

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU READ & UNDERSTAND THE REASONS FOR THE RADICAL CHANGES PROPOSED, & YOU DISCUSS THEM WITH ALL YOUR TEAM MEMBERS BEFORE THE AGM!
TEAMS WHO IGNORE THE DETAILS WILL HAVE NO COMEBACK ON THE OUTCOME!

Thanks - Bob Patterson Gen Sec / Treasurer.

28 Jul 2017##LBSO One day Pairs Handicap competition##

LBSO are pleased to announce the third one day competition of the summer to be played on Sunday 10th September at the NSC.
This time it's a Pairs handicap played over best of 3 frames with a one frame plate competition for first round losers.
Entry is £10 per pair. All entry fees will go towards the prize fund with additional prize money added courtesy of "Litetask" ( thanks to Mark Pears of Barnbow Social).
To enter please email Paul Marlow via the link on the "about us" page or directly to pau1marl0w@yahoo.co.uk
If anyone would like to enter but doesn't have a partner,email me anyway and I'll try and fix you up!
Confirmed entries so far-

Mulcahy/Magee NSC
Newton/Atkinson Main Line
King/D Barker
Nelson/Hemingway East Leeds
Gale/Gale New Middleton
Loughlan/Bellwood Belle Isle
Booth/Whitaker
S Fell/T Fell
P Grimes/Taffinder Morley
Doherty/Walton Excelsior
Parlour/Calvert
B Smith/Linley Beechwood
Moore/Moore Rowland Rd
D Hughes/M Hughes
Briggs/Walker Crossgates Rec
Hudson/Rouissi
Chapman/Calter
Pears/Pears Barnbow
Horry/Turner
G Taylor/Dickinson
Oates/Turner Hunslet Carr
Hart/Broadhead
Sumner/Harding
R Binns/Ramsden
Briggs/D Binns
Gary Barton/S Hirst
S Quigley/C Jackson
Rayner/Kirk
French/Heseltine
Bell/Cooper
S Cunningham/D Smith
Dave Boyes/Daniel Boyes
J Sykes/ M Mcgreavy
P Galbraith/ C Hodges
Gaughan/Davey

Entries close 6pm on Friday 8th September.

17 Jul 2017**LAST CALL - PRESENTATION NIGHT - THIS WEDNESDAY!**

A final call to remind you about the annual Presentation Evening, this year at Harehills Labour Club (LS9 7BX), this Wednesday 19th July.
A full list of PRIZE WINNERS and the order of presentation, can now be viewed via the above "About Us / Documents" tab of the website. Copies have also been circulated to delegates / captains who have given their email addresses on league registration forms.

The event will be held in the concert room of the club, access available from 7pm.
As usual, a short presentation for about 1/2 an hour will start with the juniors at approx. 8/8-15pm.
PLEASE NOTE - ALL U.18's MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES ON THE NIGHT!
After a break for entertainment, the main presentation will then start at approx. 9-15/9-30pm.

IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE AS MANY CLUBS AS POSSIBLE ATTEND, NOT JUST THOSE WITH SOMETHING TO COLLECT! THERE IS PLENTY OF SPACE IN WHAT IS A BIG ROOM TO FILL!
SEE YOU ALL ON THE 19th - THIS WEDNESDAY!!

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE - about the AGM on 4th September 2017, will also be handed out on Wednesday, which can be viewed now on the same tab as the prize winners!

16 Jul 2017##Adam Rennison wins 6 Reds Handicap##

A field of 29 ( unfortunately 3 players failed to turn up on the day from the original entry of 32) contested the LBSO sponsored 6 Reds Handicap and it was Adam Rennison (Harehills Labour) who emerged as the winner, beating clubmate Danny Dean 3-1 in the final. In the semis, Adam had defeated James Sykes ( Morley Cons) 3-1, Danny Dean overcame Dave Boyes (Gildersome Cons) by the same score in the other semi.
The Plate competition was won by Phil Buckle who defeated New Middleton clubmate Steve Gale 3-2 in a close fought final.
Thanks again to the NSC for use of the facilities and to Mark King for officiating.

15 Jul 2017##LBSO sponsored 6 Reds Handicap draw and details.##

All 1st round matches start at 10am.
Calculate handicap as normal then divide by 2,rounding down if necessary.
Normal LBSO miss rule applies.
Main comp best of 5, plate for 1st round losers best of 3.
Prize breakdown as follows-
Main comp
Winner-£90
R/Up-£50
Losing semis-£25

Plate Comp
Winner-£30
R/Up-15

1st Round draw-

Daniel Newton +20 v James Pears +40

Steve Parlour +14 v Malcolm Timblin +44

Ian Rayner -5 v James Sykes +9

Tommy Doherty -21 v Lee Atkinson -26

Daniel Hughes -6 v Adam Rennison +37

Josh Brady +40 v Martin McGuigan +18

Steve Gale +30 v Mark King +18

Nigel Turner +21 v Howard Brazil +7

Paul Turner +49 v Mark Pears +8

Paul Galbraith +44 v Phil Buckle SCR

Tony Massey -34 v Stephen Broadhead -21

Ryan Walton -34 v Danny Dean -9

Kyle Brady +27 v Andy Conboy -17

Joe Moore +28 v Dave French -5

Damien Gale +3 v Dave Boyes -3

David Horry +31 v Michael Gaughan -3

Good luck all.....

12 Jul 2017## LBSO sponsored 6 Reds Handicap##

Entry for this Sunday's 6 Reds handicap is now closed
Entry is £5 with matches in the main competition now best of 5 with a best of 3 plate competition for 1st round losers.
There are 32 confirmed entries as below.
Mark Pears (Barnbow)
James Pears
Kyle Brady
Josh Brady
Nigel Turner
David Horry
Ryan Walton (Excelsior)
Tommy Doherty
Mark King (Main Line)
Lee Atkinson
Martin McGuigan
Daniel Newton
Michael Gaughan (Gildersome)
Dave Boyes
Stephen Broadhead (Edmund House)
James Sykes (Morley)
Malcolm Timblin (Anglers)
Dave French (Crossgates Rec)
Joe Moore (Rowland Rd)
Daniel Hughes
Paul Galbraith (Belle Isle)
Ian Rayner (Rothwell)
Andy Conboy (Harehills Labour)
Adam Rennison
Steve Parlour
Steve Gale ( New Middleton)
Damien Gale
Phil Buckle
Howard Brazil (NSC)
Paul Turner (Hunslet)
Tony Massey (Harehills WMC)
Danny Dean (Harehills Labour)

The draw will be posted on here shortly.

07 Jul 2017**NOW LESS THAN 2 WEEKS - PRESENTATION EVENING - WEDS 19th JULY**

A few more details now about the annual Presentation Evening, this year at Harehills Labour Club (LS9 7BX), now less than 2 weeks away on Wednesday 19th July.
A full list of PRIZE WINNERS and the order of presentation, can now be viewed via the above "About Us / Documents" tab of the website. The same will also be circulated in due course, to delegates / captains who have given their email addresses on league registration forms.

The event will be held in the concert room of the club, access available from 7pm.
As usual, a short presentation for about 1/2 an hour will start with the juniors at approx. 8/8-15pm.
PLEASE NOTE - ALL U.18's MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES ON THE NIGHT!
After a break for entertainment, the main presentation will then start at approx. 9-15/9-30pm.

IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE AS MANY CLUBS AS POSSIBLE ATTEND, NOT JUST THOSE WITH SOMETHING TO COLLECT! THERE IS PLENTY OF SPACE IN WHAT IS A BIG ROOM TO FILL!
SEE YOU ALL ON THE 19th!!

03 Jul 2017##LBSO 6 Reds Handicap##

LBSO are pleased to announce the inaugural "LBSO 6 Reds Handicap", a one day competition to be played at the NSC on Sunday 16th July commencing at 10am.

Matches will be best of 3 frames (only 6 Reds per frame), with players playing off half the normal handicap (rounded down where necessary).
Example- Player A is off -19. Player B is off +20.
Difference is 39 which is halved (19.5) then rounded down to 19, so Player B receives 19 points per frame.
There will be a plate competition for 1st round losers which will also be best of 3.
Entry is £5 per player.
To enter please email comp secretary Paul Marlow via the website link or directly at pau1marl0w @yahoo.co.uk
Please do not enter unless you are sure you can play on the day.
Closing date for entries is 6pm on Friday 14th July or when 64 entries have been received, whichever is sooner.
The draw will be posted on the website on Saturday 15th July.

02 Jul 2017##Liam Barlow beats Dave Boyes to win inaugural ADT Flexibles One day comp ##

A full field of 64 players lined up for the inaugural ADT Flexibles One day comp, with the first matches getting underway shortly before 10am.
First casualty was Steve Broadhead (Edmund House -21) who was defeated 2-0 by Lee Atkinson (Main Line -26) in what was probably the "match of the round", Atkinson posting a break of 51 along the way.
Performance of the 1st round belonged to James Sykes (Morley Cons +9) who had a lifetime best break of 81 in his 2-0 defeat of Steve Gale.
Early pace setter was Adam Rennison (Harehills Labour +37) who breezed through to the semi-finals and looked a likely winner off what appeared to be a "generous" handicap, before meeting a determined Dave Boyes(Gildersome Cons -3). Their semi-final went down to the wire with Adam unluckily going in off the final black to give Dave a hard fought victory.
In the other semi, Liam Barlow (Excelsior +10) overcame Mark McGreavy (Morley Cons +15) 2-0 to set up an intriguing final.
In the final Liam won the first frame on the Blue before Dave hit back to make it 1-1.
Liam then jumped out to a 38-0 lead in the decider and with 2 reds left he led by 29 points. Liam eventually potting the last red,blue and yellow to make the frame safe,and Dave just couldn't get the snookers he needed on the colours to deny Liam a 2-1 victory.
Star of the Plate competition for 1st round losers was 11 year-old James Pears(Barnbow Social +40).
After battling his way to the semi-final, he looked to be on his way out to Steve Parlour (Harehills Labour +14) before a magnificent green to Pink clearance saw him through to the final where he faced Steve Gale (New Middleton +30) who defeated Malcolm Timblin (Leeds Anglers +44) in the other semi.
A close fought final again went down to the wire before James fluked the final black, much to the delight of his watching family and most of the neutrals in the crowd.
So all in all it was a good day.
Thanks to league chairman Andy Taffinder for the sponsorship, to the NSC for providing the facilities free of charge, and to Mark King for officiating.
Watch this space for news of other one day events........

22 Jun 2017**PRESENTATION NIGHT - WEDS 19th JULY - HAREHILLS LABOUR CLUB**

Just a quick reminder now, that 4 weeks as of yesterday, our annual PRESENTATION EVENING will take place this year at HAREHILLS LABOUR CLUB - LS9 7BX.
As usual, annual league trophies and personal awards will be presented to the winners and runners up in the Billiards & Snooker leagues, and likewise in all other competitions, which include losing semi-finalists also in the main.
Final league tables and full competitions results can be viewed on the above tabs, to show those successful this season, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE AS MANY CLUBS AS POSSIBLE ATTEND - IT IS A BIG ROOM TO FILL!
Further reminders and details will appear or be circulated nearer the time! Thank you!

14 Jun 2017##ADT Flexibles Ltd One Day Competition Draw. ##

For the following 20 first round matches players are asked to arrive in time to register, pay their entry fee and be ready to commence play at 10am prompt.

Mark King +18 (Main Line) v Michael Lamb +33 (Rowland Rd)

Nigel Turner +21 (Barnbow) v David Waring +38 (Belle Isle)

Jason Hudson +13 (Crossgates Rec) v Steve Quigley +11 (New Middleton)

Andy Mitchell +17 (LPSA) v Mark McGreavy +15 (Morley Cons)

Joe Moore +28 (Rowland Rd) v Daniel Booth +17 (Belle Isle)

Carl Moore +20 (Rowland Rd) v Lloyd Harrison +30 (Rothwell)

Paul Kirk SCR (Rothwell) v Steven Hirst +10 (Belle Isle)

Paul Galbraith +44 (Belle Isle) v Steven Parlour +14 (Harehills Labour)

Lee Atkinson -26 (Main Line) v Stephen Broadhead -21 (Edmund House)

Michael Durno +27 (LPSA) v Stewart Quinn +23 (Bramley WMC)

Paul Gannon -3 (Belle Isle) v Liam Barlow +10 (Excelsior)

Paul Metcalf -5 (Bramley Band) v James Pears +40 (Barnbow)

Daniel Newton +20 (Main Line) v Paul Goodall -11 (New Headingley)

Stephen Blower +10 (Edmund House) v Andy Farrally +17 (Bramley WMC)

Ian Rayner -5 (Rothwell) v Jordan Wilkinson +7 (Seacroft)

Tony Fell +12 (Belle Isle) v Martin McGuigan +18 (Main Line)

Gary Barton -4 (Belle Isle) v Andy Conboy -17 (Harehills Labour)

James Ball -5 (Edmund House) v Wayne Ramsden +35 (Belle Isle)

Darren Binns +16 (Middleton Cons) v Gerry Walton +1 (Excelsior)

Adam Rennison +37 (Harehills Labour) v Ryan Walton -34 (Excelsior)

Players involved in the 12 first round matches below are asked to arrive in time to register, pay their entry fee and be ready to play at 11am prompt. Tables will be allocated for these matches as soon as they are free.

Tommy Doherty -21 (Excelsior) v Kris Chapman +16 (Crossgates Rec).

Ian O'Brien -6 (Harehills WMC) v Wilson Hardy +11 (Harehills Labour)

James Sykes +9 (Morley Cons) v Steve Gale +30 (New Middleton)

Jason Briggs +9 (Rothwell) v Mark Pears +8 (Barnbow)

Richard Binns -40 (Excelsior) v Ben Smith +18 (Beechwood)

Malcolm Timblin +44 (Anglers) v Michael Gaughan -3 (Gildersome)

Craig Hazelgrave +8 (Crossgates Rec) v Thomas Oates +13 (Hunslet Carr)

Chris Hudson +25 (Crossgates Rec) v Karl Briggs +23 (Crossgates Rec)

David Horry +31 (Barnbow) v Paul Whitaker +24 (Belle Isle)

Carl Goss +15 (Bramley WMC) v Dave Boyes -3 (Gildersome)

Paul Turner +49 (Hunslet Carr) v David Millward +31 (Rowland Rd)

Shane Waring +39 (Belle Isle) v Anthony Sumner -5 (Harehills WMC)

GOOD LUCK!!!!

14 Jun 2017##ADT Flexibles Ltd One Day Competition##

Entry for this competition has now closed as the maximum 64 entries have been received with a couple of reserves also in place.
If any player who has entered cannot now make the day (Sunday 2nd July) please inform Paul Marlow asap so your place can be re-allocated.

The 64 entries are from 21 different clubs with handicaps ranging from -34 to +49.
All entry fees (£5) will go into the prize fund, along with additional sponsorship kindly donated by our chairman Andy Taffinder on behalf of ADT Flexibles Ltd.

The prizes will be distributed as follows-

Winner -£145
Runner up-£90
Losing semi-finalists £40 each.

All first round losers will be entered into a "Plate" competition.

Plate winner-£40
Runner up-£20
Losing semi-finalists £10 each

All matches in the main competition will be best of 3 with the plate matches being 1 frame each.

Normal LBSO rules apply with regard to the "Miss" rule.

As this is the first time this type of competition has been tried, timescales for completion are a bit of an unknown,but it is hoped that the Plate competition will be completed by 5pm with the main competition finishing around 7-7:30.

The Plate competition will start once all the second round matches in the main competition are underway, players are asked for their patience if they experience delays between matches.


The draw for the main competition has been made and will follow shortly.
The first 20 matches start at 10am with the remaining first round matches commencing at 11am or when tables become vacant.

13 Jun 2017##Peter Hall wins veterans competition##

Congratulations to Peter Hall of Middleton Cons who won this year's veterans competition from 22 entries,defeating League Secretary Paul Grimes in a one sided final. In the semi-finals Grimes beat U&L Wortley's Graham Audus, whilst Hall defeated competition secretary Paul Marlow. Marlow had the days highest break with a run of 44 in his first round match.
The Plate competition went to Leeds Deaf's Peter O'Connell who enjoyed the best of the running in beating Morley's Garry Payne in the final.
Thanks to Peter Walker for refereeing the Plate final and to the NSC for providing the facilities and refreshments.

11 Jun 2017##Entry now closed for the ADT Flexibles sponsored one day comp##


For a list of confirmed entries please see post below dated 20th May.

10 Jun 2017##Reminder Veterans competition##

Tuesday June 13th at the NSC sees the veterans competition for the over 55,s.
11:00 start.

09 Jun 2017**FINAL MATCH - FINAL FRAME - FINAL BLACK!**

It had to happen! In the perfect surroundings for matchplay snooker at Horsforth Cons on well prepared tables, Gildersome Cons won the final event of the season The WINDSOR TROPHY, by beating Harehills Labour 5-4, on the final black in the deciding frame!
In an even contest all night, with the peculiar trait that both teams won all their 4 frames on only one of the tables, a decider was always on the cards.
The final frame went this way and then that, with Andy Conboy (Harehills Lab) looking like pinching it on the colours, until a missed blue handed Michael Gaughan (Gildersome Cons) a lifeline. Even then it looked like a Harehills victory, but after Andy missed the pink for frame and match, Michael stepped in to pot pink and black and win the trophy to loud cheers from his team mates, and on the same table which Gildersome had won their first four frames!
Thanks to Horsforth Cons for staging the final and to Alex Crum and Bob Patterson who were referees on the night!

09 Jun 2017##Sykes Cup final, Daz Hughes v Steven Hirst ##

On paper, with the players on similar handicaps (just 3 difference), this should have proved to be a close match.
As expected, frame 1 started with neither player taking any chances in the opening exchanges, both players concentrating on trying to acclimatise to the NSC match table.
Steven eventually managed to string a few balls together and gradually moved a few points ahead before ultimately taking the frame 62-30.
Frame 2 started in the same vein and ultimately finished the same with Steven stringing 3 small breaks together at the end of the frame. The score finished 70-34 putting Steven just one frame away from victory.
Frame 3 and the pressure was now on Daz to make a difference in the match and avoid a 3-0 defeat, however this wasn't to be and a very scrappy game finished 60-35 to Steven who took the match 3-0.
Well done to Steven, commiserations to Daz.
The match was well supported by both clubs involved and refereed to the usual high standard by Mark King.
Once again thanks to the NSC for hosting the final.

06 Jun 2017##Darren Hughes edges into Sykes Cup final##

Daz Hughes (+13) defeated Karl Briggs (+23), 3-1 in a dour, safety oriented semi-final. With neither player willing to take any chances, safety was the order of the day, the 4 frames taking well over 3 hours to complete. Hughes will face Steve Hirst in Tuesday's final.
Frame scores (Hughes first) 49-33,54-55,56-26,68-36.
Thanks to Alex Crum for officiating and to the NSC for hosting the match.

05 Jun 2017**Walton secures Len Lee Invitation Title**

After defeating Main Lines Lee Atkinson 4-3 in a tense final.

It was Lee that started the brightest securing the first two frames helped with a 31 break along the way. The next two frame went in Ryan's favour, no big breaks but contributing regular visits at the table, taking the 4th frame on the black to level at 2-2.

Lee took the 5th frame with visits of 23, 15, 15 and a further 15 to open up a one frame advantage.

The next frame was the scrappiest, but most exciting for more reasons than one. The frame was poised going into the final colours, Lee taking a slight advantage and was leading by 13 with pink and black remaining, having missed opportunities on the blue to win the match outright. Ryan then played an outrageous fluke to leave white behind black, resulting in Lee missing the pink altogether. Ryan then proceeded and potted a great pink and then a pressure black to tie the match all square again.

Decider it was and Ryan was up for this and quickly opened up a 51-0 lead. Lee was up against it and never really got a chance, Ryan duly eased in the final frame 71-7 to take the title.

Congratulations to Ryan and thanks go to Alex Crum for officiating the match, also NSC for their excellent playing facilities once again.

01 Jun 2017**CONGRATULATIONS! - EXCELSIOR SC A - "CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS"**

After defeating Horsforth Cons (Winners Div F) 5 frames to 2, Excelsior SC 'A' (Winners Div B) are this season's "Champion of Champions".
With some 'big hitters' on both sides it was not surprising that the frames were locked 2-2 at the half-way point. But then the momentum swung and after Ryan Walton (-34) crucially won his first frame against Mark Ball (-42), it was left to Tommy Doherty (-21) to secure victory for the NSC based team, with important breaks in both his frames to win 2-0.
Thanks to Farsley Cons for staging the final and providing very good facilities. Referees were Mark King & Bob Patterson.

01 Jun 2017##Congratulations to Gildersome Cons and Harehills Labour ##

On reaching the final of the Windsor Trophy.
The final will be held at Horsforth Cons next Wednesday June 7th. 7:30 start.
Dress code applies.

30 May 2017##Ryan Walton reaches Len Lee Invitation final##

Ryan Walton defeated Lewis Gillen 4-2 in the second semi-final of the Len Lee Invitation event.
Gillen started the stronger of the two, a 63 break giving him the first frame 80-0. Walton replied with a 31 break in the second and crucially fluked the pink to level matters at 1-1. Gillen then regained the lead with a 31 break of his own and looked the more likely winner but the pivotal point in the match came in the fourth frame when with two reds remaining, Walton laid a snooker which gleaned 26 points and helped him level again at 2-2. From that point on Walton slowly gained in confidence and he took the next two frames (70-56,74-23) for a 4-2 victory. He now plays Lee Atkinson in the final.
Thanks again to Mark King for officiating and to the NSC for hosting the match.

30 May 2017**Hirst reaches Sykes Cup Final**

Steven Hirst of Belle Isle reached the Sykes Cup Final defeating Mark McGreavy of Morley WMC in a close fought match.

First frame was evenly matched with Hirst producing a great pink and black to win the first 57 - 50

Second frame, again you couldn't separate the pair and it was Steven needing the last 3 colours to pinch the frame on the black.. Nerves took their toil and a missed blue allowed Mark to take the frame by potting blue and pink.

Third, was a scrappy one, balls not in great positions and neither player could get going, but it Steven that potted the crucial pink to take a 2-1 lead.

Fourth frame was the decisive and last frame, Mark missing early opportunities and with Steven adding regular breaks of 16's this forced Mark needing snookers on the colours, which was too much to ask, Steven winning the frame 76-44 and the match 3-1

Thanks to Mark King for officiating and to the NSC for hosting the semi final.


28 May 2017##Just 11 places left in ADT Flexibles sponsored one day comp##

(As of 2 o,clock on Sunday 28th May)
Entry will close when 64 entries are reached. For a full list of accepted players please see post below dated 20th May.

25 May 2017##Windsor Trophy##

The semi-final draw is now live.

Gildersome Cons v Rowland Road WMC
Harehills Labour v New Wortley Labour

Matches to be played Wed 31st May.

The final will be held at Horsforth Cons on Wed 7th June.
(Dress code applies for final only).

24 May 2017##Hirst/Fell win Stan Brooke Pairs Final##

Steven Hirst and Scott Fell of Belle Isle WMC last night defeated New Middleton,s Damian Gale and Danny Dean by 198-159 in the final of the Stan Brooke Pairs.
The first two frames were close, just one point separating the duo's going into the third and final game. Breaks of 33 and 32 from Gale keeping the lower handicapped pair in the contest.
However in the third game the 25 start that Hirst/ Fell were receiving proved decisive and they always looked likely winners as Gale/Dean struggled to pull back the deficit.
Thanks to Alex Crum for refereeing and to the NSC for hosting.
The match was preceded by a minutes silence in honour of the Manchester bomb victims.

23 May 2017## The Champion of Champions Final ##

Between Horsforth Cons and Excelsior "A" will take place on Wednesday 31st May at Farsley Cons.
Dress code applies.

22 May 2017##Darren Binns and Steve Reynolds win Len Lee Pairs ##

In a typical safety oriented final that lasted just short of two and a half hours, Darren Bins and Steve Reynolds defeated club colleagues Richard and Mark Aspin 3-0 to take the Len Lee Pairs title.
A comfortable 59-21 victory in the first frame gave them a 1-0 lead and that became 2-0 after Reynolds potted the Pink in the second (47-39). The "Aspins" took the lead early in the third frame and a comeback looked to be on the cards until a couple of nicely laid snookers by Binns turned the tide and when Reynolds potted the brown they were 24 points in front with only 18 remaining. A couple of shots later and it was all over, the final frame score being 74-49.
Thanks to Mark King for officiating and to the NSC for hosting the final.

20 May 2017##2nd July One day competition update##

Entry now closed
The following players are confirmed as entries -

Malcolm Timblin +44 Anglers
Mark Pears +8 Barnbow
James Pears +40
Nigel Turner +21
David Horry +31
Ben Smith +18 Beech wood WMC
Steven Hirst +10 Belle Isle
Paul Gannon -3
Paul Galbraith +44
Tony Fell +12
David Waring +38
Shane Waring +39
Gary Barton -4
Paul Whitaker +24
Daniel Booth +17
Wayne Ramsden +35
Paul Metcalf -5 Bramley Band
Andy Farrally +17 Bramley WMC
Stewart Quinn +23
Carl Goss +15
Jason Hudson +13 Crossgates Rec
Craig Hazelgrave +8
Chris Hudson +25
Karl Briggs +23
Kris Chapman +16
James Ball -5 Edmund House
Stephen Broadhead -21
Stephen Blower +10
Richard Binns -40 Excelsior
Tommy Doherty -21
Ryan Walton -34
Gerry Walton +1
Liam Barlow +10
Michael Vaughan -3 Gildersome
Dave Boyes -3
Steven Parlour +14 Harehills Lab
Wilson Hardy +11
Adam Rennison +37
Andy Conboy -17
Anthony Sumner -5 Harehills WMC
Alan Harding +22
Ian O,Brien -6
Thomas Oates +13 Hunslet Carr
Paul Turner +49
Andy Mitchell +17 LPSA
Michael Durno +27
Mark King +18 Main Line
Martin McGuigan +18
Daniel Newton +20
Lee Atkinson -26
Darren Binns +16 Middleton Cons
Mark McGreavy +15 Morley Cons
James Sykes +9
Steve Gale +30 New Middleton
Steve Quigley +11
Jason Briggs +9 Rothwell WMC
Ian Rayner -5
Paul Kirk scr
Lloyd Harrison +30
Carl Moore +20 Rowland Rd
Joe Moore +28
David Millward +31
Michael Lamb +33
Jordan Wilkinson +7 Seacroft WMC

20 May 2017**FATHER & SON DUO THE ASPINS MAKE IT AN ALL 'MIGGY' CONS FINAL IN THE LL PAIRS**

Father & Son pair Richard & Mark Aspin (Middleton Cons) defeated Liam Nicholson & John Mullen (Beeston Sports & Social), in a 5 frame 4 and 1/2 hours war of attrition on Thursday. The format, the occasion, the table, and an increasing negativity by all 4 players on the night, all combined and led to a dour and disappointing night for all involved, including the players & their spectators!
The Aspins pinched the first frame on a re-spotted black (65-58).
It looked like an 'early bath' when the Middleton pair receiving 13 a frame, also took a 52 point lead in the second frame, only for Nicholson & Mullen to score 76 unanswered points and take it 78-54 and level the match at 1-1.
The next 2 largely uneventful frames lasting 45 mins each were shared to send the match into a decider.
This 1 hour grueller was as tense as you would expect, but was littered with errors where nearly 1/2 of the total points scored from the 'foul & miss' rule, were a decisive factor in the outcome of the match! First the Beeston pair benefited to take a 27 point lead, but then the 'tables turned' and it was the turn of the Aspins to profit from 4 seperate 'foul & misses', and by claiming 31 points in total from them managed to close out the frame and match 73-60, when the Beeston pair unfortunately potted the pink when they didnt want to!
Thanks to Alex Crum for refereeing a very difficult match to officiate, and of course to the Northern SC once again for use of the centre table.

20 May 2017##One day competition update##

Due to popular demand,entry to the ADT Flexibles Ltd sponsored one day competition has been extended.(We already have 32 confirmed entrants)
Entries will now be accepted up to Sunday June 25th or when 64 entries have been received, whichever is sooner.
To accommodate the increased entry the competition will start slightly earlier at 10am.
Please keep checking these news items for regular updates.

19 May 2017##The LBSO are pleased to announce a one day singles handicap competition##

To be played at the NSC on Sunday 2nd July. (Open to LBSO registered players only)
Kindly sponsored by ADT Flexibles Ltd with tables provided foc by the NSC, entry fee is £5 per player.
Matches will be best of 3 frames with a one frame plate competition for 1st round losers.
To register please email Paul Marlow, competition secretary via the link on the committee members page of the website or directly at pau1marl0w@yahoo.co.uk.
Players must be on-site and signed in by 10:00am.
Entries will be on a "first come first served" basis and entry will be closed once 32 entries have been recieved.
NB.Anyone entering and not turning up on the day will be barred from any future one day competitions.
Assuming all 32 places are filled the prize money will be as follows.
Winner-£100
R/Up-£50
Semi-finalists-£25
Plate Winner £40
R/Up-£20
If less than 32 entries are received prize money will be adjusted accordingly.

18 May 2017Windsor Trophy Round 3

Draw now live, matches to be played Wednesday 24th May.

17 May 2017Veterans (over 55) competition

This year's veterans competition will be held at the NSC on Tuesday 13th June.
Entry is free, there will be a plate competition for first round losers and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the NSC.
Players must be on-site,registered and ready to play for 11am.
Paul

17 May 2017Binns/Reynolds reach Len Lee Pairs Final......

Darren Binns and Steve Reynolds last night defeated Jake Bell and Kurtis Walker 3-2 to go through to next weeks final. With Binns and Bell both struggling to find any form, it was left to their respective partners to do most of the scoring, and it was Steve Reynolds who held his nerve to play most of the key shots which enabled the Middleton pair to win the deciding frame 76-31.
Thanks to Bob Patterson for refereeing and to the NSC for the excellent facilities.

15 May 2017Julian Keegan claims Stan Brooke Singles title in black ball thriller....

The first two and a half frames of the Stan Brooke Singles Final were largely uneventful. Receiving 25 points per frame from John Rea, Julian Keegan edged a nervy opening game by 9 points, and with both players struggling to come to terms with the occasion,he extended his lead to 37 points by the end of the second game. Early in the third frame Keegan led by 45 points (82 on aggregate) and seemed to be cruising to victory. With 2 reds left the lead was down to 55 points, but Rea still needed 3 snookers to tie and it looked like the title was heading to the Gildersome player. However, that's when everything started to go "Pete Tong".
A couple of loose shots from Keegan gave Rea a glimmer of hope and when Keegan struggled to hit a couple of well laid snookers the game changed dramatically.
Amazingly with 3 balls remaining Rea had forged a 42 point lead (5 points on aggregate) and looked favourite to complete an astonishing comeback. However a loose shot on the blue allowed Keegan in and he potted blue and pink to set up a black ball finish. A couple of shots later and Rea left the black in the jaws of the top pocket for the simplest of tap ins for a mightily relieved Keegan.
The match was played in great spirit throughout. Many thanks to referee Bob Patterson and the NSC for staging the final.

14 May 2017**Lee Atkinson sneaks into Len Lee Final**

Following a 4-3 win over Jason Braithwaite from Hawksworth Conservative Club.

First frame started brightly containing a well orchestrated 34 break by Jason to take the first frame 62-26

Lee took the next on the pink to level the match 1-1. The next 4 frames were shared in a very scrappy affair which led to the decider for a place in the final.

Colours were tied up early in the frame which didn't help either player. It came down to the final colours and Jason had the chance to secure the frame but lost position on the brown which let in Lee to pot Brown, a fantastic long Blue and then a pressure Pink to win the match 4-3.

Congratulations to Lee and now awaits the winner of Lewis Gillen v Ryan Walton which is to be played on Tuesday 30th May.

Thanks to Mark King for officiating and of course a big thanks to The Northern Snooker Centre for hosting the match.

12 May 2017Windsor Trophy

Round 2 draw now live. Matches to be played Wed 17th May.

11 May 2017**IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY**

IMPORTANT FORTHCOMING DATES IN 2017 FOR YOUR DIARY:
1. WEDNESDAY 19th JULY - Prize Presentation Night at Harehills Labour Club - further details to follow nearer the time.
2. MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (& Score Book Collection) - ALL CLUBS SHOULD ATTEND AS RADICAL CHANGES WILL BE PROPOSED! - further details to follow.
3. WEDNESDAY 6th SPEPTEMBER - Start of the 2017-18 Snooker Season. Entries are now closed with 98 teams to compete next season. League Secretary Paul Grimes will post details in due course, but not before mid-August at least.

10 May 2017Congratulations to John Rea

Who last night defeated Michael Gaughan in a close fought Stan Brooke singles contest which swung first one way then the other but which was played in great spirit throughout.
Conceding 16 points per frame it was Michael who struck first. A 25 break on his first visit to the table helped him amass a 21 point lead after frame one. John hit back in the second frame, winning by 6 to cut the deficit to 15 points going into the third and final frame. A 22 break then helped John to build up a 30 point lead overall before Michael responded well, and with 3 balls left on the table Michael had a 10 point advantage. A missed blue then proved costly as John stepped up and nervlessly potted blue pink and black to win by a slender 8 points 192-184.
John now plays Julian Keegan in next weeks final.
Thanks to Alex Crum and the NSC for officiating and hosting the match.

08 May 2017** STAN BROOKE SINGLES SEMI FINAL **

The first Stan Brooke semi final was won by Julian Keegan who defeated Daniel Grimes 262 points to 210.
In a match which saw both players struggle on the ultra fast centre table it was Julian who took a 20 point lead into the 2nd frame with neither players managing to get on top of the playing conditions.
The second frame gave Julian another 19 points victory to go into the final frame with a 39 point advantage which Daniel found it was too bigger hurdle conceding the frame and match on the blue after trying to get the snookers required.
Thanks to Mark King for officiating and of course a big thanks to The Northern Snooker Centre for hosting the match.

08 May 2017**Gale/Dean (Harehills) ease into Stan Brooke Pairs Final**

They overcame the resilience of Savery/Goodhall (New Headingley) in the semi final at NSC. Damian and Danny receiving 11 start per frame were in the ascendance after the first helped with a great clearance on the colours from Damian of Harehills to build a 71 point advantage.

Frame 2 saw the headingley boys claw back 10, and were always chasing in the 3rd frame and eventually conceding with the colours remaining. the final score was 215 - 129 in favour of the Harehills pair.

They now play Steven Hirst/Scott Fell from Belle Isle on Tuesday 23rd May

06 May 2017Revised finals schedule

To accommodate player availability there have been some changes made to the finals schedule. The revised (and hopefully final!) list is as follows-

Mon 8th May SB Ind semi J Keegan v
D Grimes

Tue 9th May SB Ind semi J Rea v M Gaughan

Thur 11th May LLI semi L Atkinson v J Braithwaite

Mon 15th May SB Ind Final

Tue 16th May LLP semi Bell/Walker v Binns/Reynolds

Thur 18th May LLP semi Nicholson/Mullen v Aspin/Aspin

Mon 22nd May LLP Final

Tue 23rd May SB Pairs Final Hirst/Fell v Gale/Dean

Thur 25th May Sykes semi M McGreavy v S Hirst

Tue 30th May LLI semi L Gillen v R Walton

Thur 1st June LLI Final

Mon 5th June Sykes semi D Hughes v K Briggs

Tue 6th June Sykes Final

All the above 7:30 start at NSC.
Dress code applies.

05 May 2017Congratulations to Excelsior A and Horsforth Cons

who have reached the final of the "Champions of Champions". Farsley Cons have kindly agreed to host the final. Date -TBC

03 May 2017Congratulations to Steven Hirst and Scott Fell

who last night defeated Paul and Lee Grimes in the 1st Stan Brooke Pairs semi-final.
In a close contest played in great spirit the Belle Isle WMC pair won 190 points to 174, Scott potting Blue and Pink in the third frame to secure the victory.
They await the winners of tomorrow's semi-final.

02 May 2017Dress Code

A reminder that a strict dress code applies for all semi-finals and finals.
(NB. Dress code does not apply to the semi-finals of the CofC or Windsor Trophy as these matches are not played at neutral venues).
No trainers, jeans or collarless t shirts.

Thank you.

02 May 2017**Stan Brooke Singles - Semi Final Draw**

The semi-finals of Stan Brooke Singles has now been made and is as follows:

Julian Keegan (Gildersome Cons) v Daniel Grimes (Morley WMC) - To be played on Monday 8th May, 19.30 start

John Rea (East End Park) v Michael Gaughan (Gildersome Cons) - To be played on Tuesday 9th May, 19.30 start

Final to be played on Monday 15th May, 19.30 start

All matches to be played at NSC

28 Apr 2017**3 MAN KO CHAMPIONS - ROTHWELL WMC**

Congratulations go to Rothwell, after defeating LPSA 4-2 in the final of the 3 Man KO held at Harehills Labour Club on 27th April.

Rothwell started as they did in the semi-final by taking the first 3-frames, and it looked like an early finish until LPSA had other ideas about that.
LPSA responded by taking the next two frames, but unlike their semi-final, they couldn't then get over the winning line.

Thanks to Mark King and Alex Crum for refereeing, and also thanks to Harehills Labour Club again for providing excellent playing facilities.

27 Apr 2017Champion of Champions

Semi-Finals.

New Moorside v Excelsior A Wed 3rd May.

Excelsior B v Horsforth Cons Wed 3rd May

25 Apr 2017Stan Brooke Pairs Semi-finals

Grimes/Grimes v Hirst/Fell Tuesday 2nd May

Savery/Goodall v Gale/Dean Thursday 4th May.

Both at NSC. Dress code applies.

Good Luck!

21 Apr 2017**3 Man KO Semi Finals & Final**

The draw for the semi-finals are as follows:
LPSA 4 v Horsforth Cons 3 - Played on Monday 24th April, 19.30
In a match always in the balance, but with Horsforth looking favourites at 3-2 and going well in the next, LPSA ended up taking the 6th frame and run out 4-3 victors in the decider.

Rothwell WMC B 4 v Belle Isle E 2 - Played on Tuesday 25th April, 19.30
Rothwell took the initiative from the start taking the first 3 frames, and whilst Belle Isle rallied to take the next 2 frames, they couldn't draw level and Rothwell finished the match off 4 frames to 2.

Final to be played on Thursday 27th April, 19.30
Rothwell v LPSA

Both Semi-Finals and Final will be played at Harehills Labour Club.

17 Apr 2017**Len Lee Invitation Semi-Final Draw**

The draw for the semi-finals are as follows:

Jason Braithwaite v Lee Atkinson - To be played on Thursday 11th May, 19.30

Lewis Gillen v Ryan Walton - To be played on Tuesday 30th May, 19.30

Final to be played on Thursday 1st June 19.30

Both Semi-Finals and Final will be played at NSC.

16 Apr 2017Windsor Trophy

Draw now live.
Preliminary ties to be played on Wed May 3rd.
1st Round ties to be played on Wed May 10th.

13 Apr 2017Champion of Champions

Remaining quarter finals now scheduled for Wed 26th April.

Horsforth Cons v Crossgates Rec

Belle Isle WMC v New Moorside

Good Luck!

13 Apr 2017**3 Man KO Qtr-Final Draw**

The draw for the Qtr-Final of the 3 man KO is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

All matches to be played on Wednesday 19th April.

**Please note**
Semi-Finals to be played on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th April

Final to be played on Thursday 27th April

Both Semi-Finals and Final will be played at Harehills Labour Club

11 Apr 2017Clubs wanted......

As mentioned at last night's delegates meeting could any club willing to stage the final of one of the team knockout competitions please contact either Paul Marlow or Mark Ball. Thanks to Harehills Labour and Horsforth Cons who have already volunteered.

10 Apr 2017**Len Lee Pairs - 4th Round Draw**

The 4th Round draw for the Len Lee Pairs is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

Closing date: Sunday 7th May

09 Apr 2017**FINAL REMINDER - TOMORROW 2017-18 LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE**

A final reminder of the next delegates meeting - TOMORROW Monday 10th April at Holbeck WMC official start 7-45pm.
A full agenda is attached to the documents section of the website (go to "About Us" tab), but the main item will be accepting 2017-18 League Registration Forms.
> A Registration Form for next season can be downloaded from the same section of the website as the agenda,
>> Forms must be fully and properly completed as indicated on the form,
>>> Fees for ALL teams must be paid at the same time as the form is submitted (unless any club wishes to pay by bank transfer in advance) - to be taken on the night from 7-00pm onwards,
>>>> Paul Grimes will accept the forms and Bob Patterson will accept the fees on the night,
>>>>> Receipts will be available on the night,
>>>>>> Incorrect, incomplete forms or any missing fees will result in the forms being refused.

COULD ANY CLUBS WITH LEAGUE TROPHIES PLEASE RETURN THEM TO THE MEETING - THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE!

06 Apr 2017**3 man KO 2nd Round Draw**

The 2nd round draw for the 3 man KO is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

All ties to be played on Wednesday 12th April.

02 Apr 2017**Stan Brooke Singles - 4th Round Draw**

The 4th round draw of Stan Brooke Singles is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

Closing date: Sunday 30th April

Players please note the semi-finals will take place on Monday 8th May and Tuesday 9th May. The final is on Monday 15th May.

02 Apr 2017**2017-18 LEAGUE REGISTRATIONS DUE MONDAY 10th APRIL**

A first reminder of the next delegates meeting - Monday 10th April at Holbeck WMC official start 7-45pm.
A full agenda is now attached to the documents section of the website (go to "About Us" tab), but the main item will be accepting 2017-18 League Registration Forms.
> A Registration Form for next season can be downloaded from the same section of the website as the agenda,
>> Forms must be fully and properly completed as indicated on the form,
>>> Fees for ALL teams must be paid at the same time as the form is submitted (unless any club wishes to pay by bank transfer in advance) - to be taken on the night from 7-00pm onwards,
>>>> Paul Grimes will accept the forms and Bob Patterson will accept the fees on the night,
>>>>> Receipts will be available on the night,
>>>>>> Incorrect, incomplete forms or any missing fees will result in the forms being refused.

COULD ANY CLUBS WITH LEAGUE TROPHIES PLEASE RETURN THEM TO THE MEETING - THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE!

01 Apr 2017Stan Brooke Pairs

The draw for the quarter finals is now live. Closing date Tuesday 25th April.
Players please note the semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 2nd May and Thursday 4th May. The final is on Thursday 11th May.
Good Luck!

31 Mar 2017Sykes Cup

Quarter Final draw now live. Closing date Sunday May 7th.
Players please note-semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 23rd May and Thursday 25th May. Final on Monday 5th June. Good Luck!

30 Mar 2017Champion of Champions

The draw is now live. Two matches to be played Wednesday 5th April. The other two will be scheduled once involvement in 3 man KO has finished.

29 Mar 2017**Leeds City Championship u16, and u18 Finals**

U16’s Leeds City Championship Daniel Boyes (age 9) V Samuel Lee Stevens (age 12)

Well first of all what fantastic achievement for these young men to reach the under 16’s final at the ages of 9 and 12.

Both players showed outstanding knowledge and skill of both the attacking side of the game of snooker, as well as the tactical side with some terrific safety play.

In fact both performed ‘way beyond there years’ with some very impressive all round play.

In the end it was Samuel who scored well in both frames, and had the edge on the safety front taking the best of three frame match 2-0.

Congratulations to both players for putting on a performance that the 25 strong crowd really appreciated.

Special congratulations however to the winner Samuel Lee Stevens at the age of 12, LCC u16’s Champion 2017.

U18’s Leeds City Championship Samuel Lee Stevens (age 12) V Lewis Harper (age 13)

Once again a fantastic achievement for these two young men to reach the under 18’s final at the ages of 12 and 13.

Again the standard of play for these youngsters was unbelievably good, and the crowd remained to watch the play.

Previous winners including Kuldish Johal, and Oliver Lines were also in the audience and keen to offer praise to both players.

Lewis’s recent experience of playing for the ‘Leeds Team’ in the Yorkshire league was proving to be a big advantage as he took the first frame with some impressive all round play.

However Samuel was certainly not lying down, has he himself played some excellent snooker to lead the frame up until the blue ball was potted.

And it was this blue ball that proved to be the difference in a very closely contested frame.

After Lewis attempted to pot the ball in the bottom right had corner pocket, he missed however the ball run all the along the bottom cushion only to drop into the opposite pocket, a huge fluke…

Lewis then potted the pink and pinched the second frame to Samuel’s disappointment.

Frame three proved to be the shortest of the night and to the benefit of Lewis, both players on having 10 visits each to table with Lewis scoring on every visit except two.

Lewis took the third frame and the match with a 3-0 win.

Well done to both players, however congratulations to Lewis Harper U18’s LCC Champion.

Thanks go to Peter Walker for an excellent refereeing display.

28 Mar 2017Windsor Trophy

Now open for entry. Closing date Sunday 16th April.

28 Mar 2017**Bramley Villagers claim the Stan Brooke Team Trophy**

After edging out Drighlington last night in a close fought affair. Not a great scoring occasion but crucial pots on the final colours by both teams ensured the match was still in the balance going into the final frame. John Metcalfe (Bramley Villagers) had a 56 point advantage going into the last frame with Mark Chester (Drighlington), giving 17 start to Mark, the lead was 39 but this proved to be enough as John saw the frame out safely to see the trophy heading to Bramley Villagers.

Unlucky Drighlington, great achievement making it to the final. A big thank you to NSC, once again providing an excellent venue and playing facilities. Thank you also to Alex Crum, match referee for officiating an excellent final.

25 Mar 2017**WORLD CHAMPION - CONGRATULATIONS PETER LINES**

CONGRATULATIONS TODAY TO PETER LINES - 2017 WORLD SENIORS SNOOKER CHAMPION.
Peter defeated ex World Champion John Parrot 4-0 last night in Scunthorpe, after cruising past 7 times World Champion Stephen Hendry 3-0 in the semi-final, earlier in the afternoon.
It was nearly an all Leeds final after Johnathan Bagley narrowly lost 3-2 on a final frame 'single black ball shoot out' to John Parrott.
Peter has now also secured a 'wild card' into this years World Championships starting very soon.
WELL DONE PETER!

23 Mar 2017**3 Man KO 1st Round Draw**

The 1st round draw for the 3 man KO is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

Matches to be played on:
Wednesday 29th March & Wednesday 5th April.

Please make a note of which date you are due to play on.

22 Mar 2017**Drighlington A to play Bramley Villagers B**

In the final of the Stan Brooke Team Competition. All 8 players struggled with the pace and tightness of the centre table at NSC. Low scoring in all frames, the highest break throughout the two nights of snooker was 18, achieved by Barnbow's 10yr old James Pears.

Final to be played on Monday 27th March at NSC. 19.30

19 Mar 2017** FINAL LEAGUE TABLES **

All results are now in and the league tables are finalised.

Well done to all teams who have won their respective leagues and also to the runners up.

In all cases there will be 3 teams promoted in each league we will not know how the leagues structure will be until we have all registration forms returned at the April meeting.

Please ensure all instructions are followed on the registration forms as I will not accept incomplete registration forms.

I would like to thank all captains and IT delegates for their help throughout the season inputting the results and for passing on any missing information I needed.

Paul Grimes,
LBSO League Secretary.

19 Mar 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

The last handicap review of the season is now complete new handicaps come into force from Monday 20th March, any players who are still in competitions will need to play off their new handicaps. Click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

19 Mar 2017**3 Man KO Preliminary Draw**

The preliminary draw for the 3 man KO is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

Matches to be played on Wednesday 22nd March

18 Mar 2017Champion of Champions

Congratulations to all league winners. The draw for the 1st round of the CofC competition will be made live once the 1st round of the 3man KO has been completed. Dates for the matches in the CofC will be agreed between the competition secretary and the respective team captains.

15 Mar 2017**2017-18 LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORMS**

For those who did not pick up a league registration form for next season at the meeting on Monday, you can now download one from the website - go to "About Us / Documents / Meetings".
They need to be properly completed as indicated on the form, and submitted with FULL fees at the next delegates meeting on the 10th April 2017.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

14 Mar 2017Lewis Harper defeats Charlie Smith

In tonight's 2nd Leeds U-18's Semi-Final at NSC which was settled in a tense final frame decider!!! Lewis will now play Samuel Lee-Stevens in the final, which will take place on Tuesday 28th at NSC.

13 Mar 2017Congratulations to Samuel Lee-Stevens.....

On reaching the final of the Leeds U18 competition after beating Bailey Fisher 3-0 in tonight's semi-final. Samuel will play the winner of tomorrow's match between Lewis Harper and Charlie Smith.

12 Mar 2017**Stan Brooke Team - Semi-Final Draw**

The Stan Brooke Team Semi-Finals will be played at NSC as follows:

Monday 20th March - Barnbow Social Club B v Driglington Tempest Club A

Tuesday 21st March - Harehills Liberal Club A v Bramley Villagers B

19.30 start - Dress Code applies

Final to be played on Monday 27th March

12 Mar 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review is now complete, new handicaps come into force from Monday 13th March.
Click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

Please note there will be a handicap review next week as the season ends please check for any adjustments as some players will still be in certain competitions also current handicaps must be entered onto the registration form for the new season.

10 Mar 2017**MEETING THIS MONDAY - FURTHER REMINDER**

A further reminder of the March delegates meeting this coming Monday 13th March - Holbeck WMC starting 7-45pm.
The agenda is now posted on the website - "About Us / Documents".

ALL CLUBS SHOULD BE REPRESENTED-:
>2017-18 League Registration Forms will be handed out to be returned completed at the next meeting in April.

>> 3 Man KO - ALL FEES MUST BE PAID - by bank transfer until Monday, LAST CHANCE for cash or cheque at the meeting, and bank transfer ONLY from Monday to the 19th when the entry closes.
ANY TEAMS NOT PAID BY THE TIME OF THE DRAW WILL NOT BE INCLUDED.

>>> LEAGUE TROPHIES - can be returned on Monday, in a clean state please.

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING A FULL ATTENDANCE ON MONDAY!

08 Mar 2017*SNOOKER IN LEEDS - 'FUTURE IS BRIGHT WITH YOUNG TALENT---*

At least it is according to the two Under 16 best of 3 semi-finals played Tuesday 7th March at the Northern Snooker Centre.
First up was 12 year old Samuel Lee-Stevens v Isa Ishtiaq a year older at 13. Isa started impressively and took the first frame 58-45, before back came Samuel to level in the second 60-49, and set up the decider. Much more assured now, Samuel took an early lead in the third and never really looked back after a neat little red-pink break of 21 mid frame. Isa was clearly disappointed as he knew he could have won, but Samuel was just that bit better in the decider winning 89-33 – Samuel – 2 v Isa - 1.

Next came a real treat between 13 year old Josh Bradley up against 9 year old Daniel Boyes, with the extended rest and long tackle nearly worn out at the end! Much like the first semi, Josh started the better and eventually took the first frame 49-27, after putting Daniel in an almost impossible snooker on the blue, before Daniel took the second frame 38-21 to set up a tense decider. Josh started confidently in the last, took early control and looked like booking his place in the final, but Daniel never gave up even needing a snooker with only pink and black left. He played a very mature stroke to lay a very difficult snooker which Josh missed, and after one or two failed pots from both players followed, Daniel eventually potted the winning black and literally jumped for joy to take the frame 48-44 – Daniel – 2 v Josh – 1.

Both games were competitive but played in very good spirit. Congratulations to Samuel and Daniel, but both Josh and Isa would not have looked out of place in the final. Well done to them also and better luck next time.

The best of 3 Final will be played on Tuesday 28th March ***starting at 6-30pm***.

Thank you to Peter Walker for refereeing and to the Northern Snooker Centre once again for the use of the excellent centre table.

07 Mar 2017*HORSFORTH EDGE OUT CROSSGATES IN THE DECIDER!*

Best player on the night Mark Ball (Horsforth Cons), played a classy final frame decider against Bob Patterson (Crossgates Rec), to win the scratch Leeds City team event by 4 frames to 3 and secure the prestigious “Fowler Trophy”.
Never in front after the first frame when Mark beat Dave French (Crossgates Rec), Horsforth were always playing catch up after Crossgates then went 2-1 up at the ‘half way’ point. In fact, after sharing the next two, in a low scoring sixth frame and leading 3-2, it looked like Gary Calter would seal victory for Crossgates 4-2, until his opponent Phil Morton took from the green to the pink to pinch the frame and set up the decider.
The final frame was never in doubt as Mark set off with a 49 break straightaway, and then closed the frame out with some excellent all round match play snooker.

Frame scores – (Horsforth first):
Mark Ball - 96 (41) & 59 v Dave French – 6 & 17
Mick Jensen - 22 & 1 v Bob Patterson – 65 (39) & 56
Phil Morton – 32 & 40 v Gary Calter – 61 & 32

Congratulations to Horsforth Cons - winners by 4 frames to 3.
Thanks to Mark King for refereeing, and also to the Northern Snooker Centre once again, for use of the excellent centre table.

07 Mar 2017**Stan Brooke Singles - 3rd Round Draw**

The draw for the 3rd Round of Stan Brooke Singles is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

Closing Date - Sunday 2nd April

05 Mar 2017**NEXT MEETING & 3 MAN KO**

First reminder of the next delegates meeting - Monday 13th March - as usual at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm.

Registration forms for the 2017-18 season will be given out at the meeting, to be returned completed at the April meeting.

3 MAN KO - Entries are now coming in steady. I shall be chasing fees - £12 per team - by bank transfer from team contacts this week. The meeting will be the LAST opportunity to pay by cash or cheque. PLEASE TRY & GET YOUR ENTRIES IN BEFORE THE MEETING!

The full agenda will follow later on in the week. BP

05 Mar 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 6th March.

01 Mar 2017**Len Lee Pairs 3rd Draw**

The Len Lee pairs 3rd draw is now live, please see the competition tab for more details.

Closing date: Sunday 9th April

28 Feb 2017Crossgates reach Fowler Trophy final in marathon semi.

Crossgates Rec faced Main Line Social last night in the first semi-final of the Leeds Team championship.
First up for Crossgates was Bob Patterson against Main Lines' Lee Atkinson. Lee struck first with a well taken 24 break but Bob fought back and was 17 in front with just one red left. Up stepped Lee and a nerveless 25 clearance to the Pink put Main Line 1-0 up.
Next on were Crossgates' Dave French against Dave Barker for Main Line. A nervy frame ensued with both players struggling to find any form. Dave French found himself 14 in front on the brown, and a fantastic long range pot on the brown followed by a simple blue effectively sealed the frame. 1-1
Last on were Mark King for Main Line and Gary Calter for Crossgates in what turned out to be a bizarre topsy turvy frame of snooker. It was anybody's until Gary laid a snooker with a couple of reds remaining. Mark gave away 19 points attempting to hit the reds and it looked like Gary was set for victory as he found himself 26 points in front with his opponent snookered on the last red. Mark managed to hit the red and in getting out of the snooker ended up laying one of his own.Amazingly it took Gary 12 attempts before he was able to hit the red, conceding 44 points in fouls in the process. Mark eventually fluked the Pink to end the hour long frame and Main Line found themselves 2-1 up.
Bob and Lee then played their second frame which again hinged on a snooker laid by Bob on the green. Lee hit it on his 5th attempt but by that stage he was 26 behind, Bob going on to seal the frame and make it 2-2.
The two Dave's then stepped up for their second game and in a one sided affair it was the Crossgates player who prevailed. Dave Barker literally struggled to string two balls together, potting 6 reds without colours in a 42-6 defeat. 3-2 to Crossgates.
Frame 6 and Mark and Gary faced each other for the second time.Mark was in first with a red and black but from there it was one way traffic as Gary completely froze out his opponent with some excellent match snooker, eventually winning 67-10, the frame conceded with reds remaining.
So Crossgates prevailed 4-2 and they now await the winners of tonight's second semi-final between Beeston and Horsforth.

26 Feb 2017**Len Lee Invitation Qtr-Final Draw**

The draw for the Qtr-Final is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

Closing date: Sunday 2nd April

26 Feb 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete, please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 27th February.

24 Feb 2017Sykes Cup

The draw for the 4th round of the Sykes Cup is now live. Please check via competitions tab.

23 Feb 2017Stan Brooke Pairs

The draw for the 3rd round of the Stan Brooke Pairs is now live. Please check via competitions tab.

22 Feb 2017**Lines & Bagley overcome resilient effort from Raper & Massey**

The final of the Leeds City Pairs Championship Final between Peter Lines/Jonathan Bagley & Scott Raper/Tony Massey was pre-billed to be a cracker! Indeed it was!

Frame 1: Tony started the match potting a full length red to set the precedent, following up with a further black and red before losing position. Then a loose shot by Scott Raper allowed Jonathan to compile a great 56 break missing a tricky pink to the corner pocket. Peter and Jonathan led by 53pts with 35 left on the table. A long bout of safety eventually led to Peter doubling the last red and ending the 1st frame proceedings. 75 – 21
(1 – 0) (Lines & Bagley)

Frame 2: The start of this frame was a bit scrappy and all players missing early chances, Peter was then in only to break down on 20 losing position from potting a difficult black. Scott couldn’t take advantage despite slamming a long red only then to miscue and jump the white over the blue, more safety followed, then Tony took a great long red on and made a 20 break, could be deemed as unlucky when potting the black the reds opened but found he wasn’t on any! A loose safety from Peter Lines allowed Scott Raper to make 21 but then missed an easy green off the last red. Scott and Tony 19 up with 27 left… A good snooker from Scott led to Jonathan foul/missing three times. The frame ended when Scott potted a long yellow to pink to secure the frame. 41 - 82
(1 – 1)

Frame 3: Jonathan opened the scoring with a cracking red and just when you thought a high break was on the cards, he then missed a black off the spot and the break ending on 23. Tony then had an early chance which he couldn’t take allowing Peter to make the most of the table, making a break of 59 to put an end to that frame. 82 – 0
(2 – 1) (Lines & Bagley)

Frame 4: A very cagey start to this frame, Scott getting in early but breaking down on 15. Over 15 minutes of intricate safety then proceeded, this gave way by a superb shot by Tony to get in, but then broke down on 11. Missed chances for both parings followed by Peter stepping up to make 36 break. Scores were 36 – 28 with 2 reds remaining… The drama started then with a flurry of missed chances, snookers and poor safety shots. Scott potted the final blue and pink, resulting in a tense black ball game. Jonathan played a loose safety and Tony stepped up to pot a fantastic black to keep the match alive. 51 – 59
(2 – 2)

Frame 5: Tense start to this deciding frame as you can imagine with the title of Leeds Pairs Champions beckoning!! Tony once again potted a fantastic long red and then nestling up tight to the brown leaving Peter (not for the first time!) in a bit of trouble. A good escape followed, but Scott could only make 7 from the resulting visit at the table. More tense safety followed, but it was Tony who made the error making way for Peter to get amongst the balls. However this was short lived as he broke down on 19 missing an awkward red with the rest. It was Scott’s turn to then slam a long red in under some sever pressure with the balls open and direct safety. The gods were against him though as it finished tight against green and a risky pink to the middle proved too much of a risk to take on. The frame then moved up a gear and Tony was in the balls making a fantastic 31 break on to break down when trying to move the last red off the cushion.

Tony/Scott led 40 – 28 with last red remaining. A bout of safety led and Tony made an unforced error potting the black with the last red. Peter then potted last red, blue, then yellow but failed to knock green off the cushion. A couple of snookers and foul/misses led to Scott potting a great brown and was faced with a difficult blue with the pink in the open, blue and pink was all that was needed…. Agonisingly, the blue rattled!! Jonathan then plays a fortunate snooker, a second attempt was needed from Tony to hit it, but unfortunately this led to Peter potting the necessary blue and pink to seal the win! 61 – 51
(3 – 2) (Lines & Bagley)

A great night of snooker – Well done to both pairs. Also thanks to Mark King the match referee and a big thank you to Northern Snooker Centre for the use of their excellent facilities.

20 Feb 2017** LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL**

Scott Raper V Peter Lines.

Tonight's final went to Peter Lines 4 frames to nil although Scott will feel unlucky not to have made the score line a little closer.
Peter had the first chance in the opener making a 33 break after a good safety spell from both players, there then followed more safety until Peter cleared the table with a solid 68 break.
Frame 2 saw Scott take an early lead with a opening 24 missing a red to the middle there then followed some excellent safety shots from both players, with both of them struggling to get out of some well laid snookers, as the frame went to the colours Scott was unlucky to leave the green into the corner pocket and Peter stepped in to clear up.
Frame three saw Peter go in off after Scott's break then Peter stepped in to clear all the reds missing the black off the last red to make a magnificent 103.
Frame 4 was once again a tough hard fought battle with Scott being unlucky once again on the final colours with Peter stepping in taking the frame and match on the colours in a frame that Scott will feel he could have won.
Well done to both players who provided an entertaining game to watch.
Also thanks to Mark King the match referee and a big thank you to the Northern Snooker Centre for the use of their excellent facilities.

19 Feb 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete, please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 20th February.

15 Feb 2017**RAPER TAMES O'BRIEN IN THE END!**

Past winner Scott Raper eventually secured his place in the final of the Leeds City Individual Snooker Championship on Tuesday, defeating first time semi-finalist Ian O’Brien by 4 frames to 2.
The first frame was very cagey with the lead exchanging hands a number of times until Ian potted the last 6 colours to win on the black – 55-44 - Ian 1-0.
Scott won the second frame 62-17 after Ian potted a red but unluckily then saw the black disappear in the centre pocket from a ridiculous angle. Scott stepped in and cleared the table of the remaining balls in two consecutive visits – Level 1-1.
Another very cagey 45 minute 3rd frame, saw Ian draw level with 14 points gained from 3 consecutive fouls and misses after laying a very difficult snooker, before once again winning the frame for the second time on the black – 62-54 – Ian 2-1 (Interval).
Scott was not his normal fluent self and the 51 year old Harehills stalwart with the silky smooth cue action was coping better on the notoriously difficult Northern’s centre table.
After the interval things changed and Scott now more positive took the 4th frame 55-21 in just 10 minutes – Level 2-2.
Frame 5 was the best of the night for Scott, as breaks of 59 and a clearance of 56 took him into the lead for the first time – 120-16 – Scott 3-2.
After the 5th frame things did not look good for Ian, but back he came in the 6th and rallied to put Scott off his stride again. Ian took an early lead but then Scott recovered to move in front so that by the colours there was little in it. Ian potted an unbelievable brown done the side cushion and looked like taking the frame, but a miss on the blue allowed Scott to take the frame and the match by potting the blue and pink - 59-38 – Scott 4-2.
WELL DONE SCOTT – UNLUCKY & WELL PLAYED IAN!

Thanks to Ken Symons for refereeing, and also to the NSC again for the use of the centre table!

The final between Scott Raper & Peter lines takes place on Monday 20th February 2017 at the Northern Snooker Centre starting at 7-30pm.

13 Feb 2017Lines eases into final

Peter Lines defeated Daniel Womersley 4-0 to reach next weeks Leeds Singles Final. Frame scores-
73(57)-22
64-25
92(45)-43
80-49

12 Feb 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete, click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 13th February.

11 Feb 2017The Leeds U18 qualifying competition will take place on Saturday 18th February 11:30 at the NSC

Meanwhile congratulations go to 12yo Samuel Lee-Stevens, 13yo Isa Ishtiaq, 13yo Josh Brady and 9yo Daniel Boyes who all qualified for the Leeds U16 semi-finals which take place on Tuesday 7th March 7:30. Isa had the highest break of the qualifying rounds with a 43 whilst Samuel had a 32 and a 39.

11 Feb 2017**FINAL REMINDER - MONDAY's MEETING!**

A final reminder of the delegates meeting this coming Monday - 13th February 2017 at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm.
The agenda is now showing on the website -go to "About Us / Documents".
This is the first meeting of 2017, at which important information will be given about the conclusion of this season AND THE START OF NEXT, so we expect a full attendance from all clubs.
FEES - for the 3 MAN KO which is now open for entry, will be taken on the night for those who have entered to date.
Thank BP

08 Feb 2017**3 Man KO - ENTRIES NOW OPEN**

Entries for the 3 Man KO are now open, please see competition tab for more details.

Contact number required-: YES (otherwise entry will be rejected):
Format-: OFF CURRENT HANDICAPS - Minimum of 4 maximum of 6 to register in a team of which 3 are selected to play.
Once started, players cannot be added or switched from other teams of the same club, or from other clubs.
All players must be registered with the LBSO.
Order of play 3-2-1 each player playing 1 frame. Same order repeated for 2nd frame. Matches to be played on 2 tables. The next player due to play takes up the vacant table immediately, even if different to the players first frame.
First team to win 4 frames are the winners.
In the case of a 3-3 tie both No. 1’s play a deciding frame.

Venue to semi-finals-: the club of the home drawn player:
Venue from the semi-finals-: to be decided by the Competition Secretary:
Dress Code-: YES (for the semi-finals and final only) - smart casual = NO denims, trainers or collarless shirts:

CLOSING DATE - SUNDAY 19TH MARCH

08 Feb 2017**Stan Brooke Team Qtr-Final**

The draw for the Stan Brooke Team Qtr-Final is now live, please see competition tab for more details

Closing date: Sunday 5th March

08 Feb 2017Massey/Raper win close contest.

Tony Massey and Scott Raper joined Peter Lines and Johnathan Bagley in the final of the Leeds City Pairs after a 3-1 victory over Chris Hart and Stephen Broadhead at the Northern Snooker Centre. Trailing by 48 points Raper fashioned a superb 67 clearance to take the first frame before Hart/Broadhead made it 1-1 in a long tactical second frame. Massey then potted a long pink in a close third frame to make it 2-1,and it looked like going 2-2 with Hart/Broadhead 21 points up on the brown in the fourth. Massey however stepped up and held his nerve to take the last four colours for a 3-1 win.
The final takes place on Tuesday 21st February 7:30 at the NSC.

06 Feb 2017Lines/Bagley reach Leeds City Pairs final

Peter Lines and Johnathan Bagley defeated Ian Rayner and Jason Braithwaite in the first match of the LBSO finals series at the Northern Snooker Centre. Breaks of 44,37 and 30 from Lines put the ex-pros in command at 2-0 before a 31 break from Braithwaite looked to have pulled one back. However, Bagley had other ideas and a fine 49 clearance sealed the match 3-0. The second semi-final between Massey/Raper and Hart/Broadhead takes place tomorrow.

05 Feb 2017**DELEGATES MEETING - MONDAY 13th FEBRUARY - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

First call for the next Delegates Meeting - MONDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2017 AT HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm START.
The Agenda will be shown on the website in due course.
As this is the first meeting of 2017, it is important that ALL clubs are represented.

05 Feb 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete new handicaps come into force from Monday 6th February.

Click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

02 Feb 2017**Stan Brooke Singles - 2nd Round Draw**

The 2nd round draw for the Stan Brooke Singles is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

Closing Date - Sunday 5th March

31 Jan 2017Leeds Under 16s

A reminder that the Leeds U16 competition takes place this Saturday 4th Feb 11:30 at the NSC.

30 Jan 2017**Leeds Singles Semi-Finals**

The Leeds Singles semi-finals will be played at the NSC as follows:

Mon 13th Feb - Daniel Womersley v Peter Lines.

Tue 14th Feb - Scott Raper v Ian O'Brien.

7:30 start - Dress code applies.

Final will be at NSC on Monday 20th Feb.

Good luck to all.

29 Jan 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 30th January.

Also a brief reminder of the handicap system and the criteria that triggers an adjustment.

+ or - 6 frames is an automatic adjustment.

+ or - 4 frames with a win loss average frame score of 25 adjustment will be made.

The amount of adjustment is determined by the margin of win / loss frame score, also the number of frames played. If you are unsure if a player requires adjustment please refer to this posting before contacting me.

This is the formula for any player.

Paul Grimes,
LBSO League secretary.

26 Jan 2017Leeds Pairs

The Leeds Pairs semi-finals will be played at the NSC as follows-
Mon 6th Feb Rayner/Braithwaite v Lines/Bagley.
Tue 7th Feb Massey/Raper v Hart/Broadhead.
7:30 start
Dress code applies.
Final will be at the NSC on Tue 21st Feb
Good luck to all.

22 Jan 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap is now complete new handicaps come into force from Monday 23rd January.

Please check for handicap changes by clicking on handicaps from the drop down meu.

16 Jan 2017**Len Lee Pairs - 2nd Round Draw**

The 2nd Round draw is now live. Please see competition tab for more details.

Closing date - Sunday 26th February.

16 Jan 2017Sykes Cup /Stan Brooke Pairs

The next round draws for the above competitions can now be accessed via the competitions tab. Closing date for both is Sunday 26th February.

16 Jan 2017**Len Lee Invitation 1st Round Draw**

The First Round draw of the Len Lee Invitation has now been completed, please see competition tab for more details.

First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 26th February 2017

15 Jan 2017**Stan Brooke Team - Last 16 draw**

The draw for the last 16 of the Stan Brooke Team competition is now live, please see competition tab for more details,

Closing date - Sunday 5th February

15 Jan 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 16th January.

09 Jan 2017More Dates for your diaries

Dates have now been agreed for the following-

Stan Brooke Pairs Semis-Tue 2nd and Thursday 4th May.Final -Thursday 11th May

Stan Brooke Individual Semis-Mon
8th and Tue 9th May. Final Mon 15th May.

Len Lee Pairs Semis-Tue 16th and Thur18th May. Final Mon 22nd May

Sykes Cup Semis-Tue 23rd May and Thursday 25th May. Final Mon 5th June.

Len Lee Invitation Semis- Tue 30th May and Thursday 1st June. Final Tue 6th June.

All of the above to be played at the Northern Snooker Centre.

08 Jan 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW**

The first handicap review of the new year is now complete.

Please check for any adjustments, click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 9th January.

08 Jan 2017** Leeds City Singles Qtr-Final Draw **

The draw for the Quarter Final is now live, see competition tab for more details.

Closing date is Sunday 29th January.

03 Jan 2017** SEASON RESTART **

Happy new year to everyone involved with the LBSO.

The season resumes tomorrow 4th and 5th January please check back on the website for handicap adjustments from 18/12/2016 which was the last handicap review before we closed for the Christmas break.

Players must play off correct handicaps. Good luck for the remainder of the season.

Regards, Paul Grimes LBSO League Secretary.

24 Dec 2016**MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL**

The Management Committee would like to wish ALL Delegates, Captains & Players and their families a very Merry Xmas and the best of fortune for 2017!
Best wishes for the festive period also to Chris, June and others of the Williamson family, and the other sponsors of the LBSO.
Cheers - The Management Committee!

22 Dec 2016Leeds City Pairs

Q-Final draw now live-see competition tab.
Closing date-Sun 29th January.

18 Dec 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 19th December.

15 Dec 2016#More dates for your diary#

Qualifying dates for the Leeds U16 and U18 competitions are-
U16-Saturday 4th Feb
U18-Saturday 18th Feb. Both 11:30 start at the NSC.
Both U16 semi-finals will be played at NSC on Tue 7th March
U18 semi-finals will be at NSC on Mon 13th March and Tue 14th March. Both Finals will be at NSC on Tuesday 28th March.

15 Dec 2016#Dates for your diary.#

We have now agreed dates for the semi-final and final stages for various competitions to be played at the NSC. They are as follows-

Leeds Pairs-semi-finals Mon 6th and Tue 7th Feb. Final-Tue 21st Feb

Leeds Singles-semi-finals Mon 13th and Tue 14th Feb. Final-Mon 20th Feb

Leeds Team (Fowler Trophy). Semi-Finals Mon 27th and Tue 28th Feb. Final-Mon 6th March.

Stan Brooke Team-Semi-Finals Mon March 20th and Tue March 21st. Final-Mon 27th March.

12 Dec 2016Fowler Trophy

The Leeds Team competition (Fowler Trophy) has now been drawn-see competition tab. Closing date for the preliminary round is Sunday 22nd January. Closing date for 1st round is Sunday 19th February. Good Luck!

11 Dec 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 12th December.

Please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

11 Dec 2016** DELEGATES MEETING - TOMORROW MONDAY 12th DECEMBER**

Last call for the December Delegates Meeting tomorrow Monday 12th December at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm.
Full details of the agenda are now on the website - go to "About Us / Documents".
FEES: FOR ALL 3 STAN BROOKE COMPETITIONS MUST BE PAID NO LATER THAN TOMORROW!
The 'Fowler Trophy' - LCC Scratch Team - will now definitely be going ahead this season, so FEES (£12 per team) WILL ALSO BE DUE TOMORROW!
Those who already have the LBSO bank details please go ahead and bank transfer anytime - please complete the reference box. If you would like the details contact Bob Patterson.
As this is likely to be the last meeting before February, the DEADLINE FOR FEES FOR ALL 3 STAN BROOKE & LCC TEAM COMPETITIONS WILL BE AT TOMORROW's MEETING.
Please make sure your club is represented at the meeting - thank you!

07 Dec 2016Fowler Trophy

Last call for entries to this season's Leeds Team Competition. Closing date for entries is Monday 12th December. There are currently 9 Entries so the competition will definitely be going ahead.

05 Dec 2016**NEXT DELEGATES MEETING - NEXT MONDAY 12th DECEMBER**

First call for the December Delegates Meeting next Monday 12th December at Holbeck WMC.
Full details of the agenda will appear on the website later in the week.
FEES: FOR ALL 3 STAN BROOKE COMPETITIONS MUST BE PAID NO LATER THAN NEXT MONDAY!
The 'Fowler Trophy' - LCC Scratch Team - will now definitely be going ahead this season, so FEES (£12 per team) WILL ALSO BE DUE ON MONDAY!
Those who already have the LBSO bank details please go ahead and bank transfer anytime - please complete the reference box. If you would like the details contact Bob Patterson.
As this is likely to be the last meeting before February, the DEADLINE FOR ALL STAN BROOKE & LCC TEAM FEES WILL BE NEXT MONDAY's MEETING.
Please make sure your club is represented at the meeting - thank you!

04 Dec 2016**Leeds City Singles**

The 2nd Round Draw is now complete. Ties to be played by Sunday 8th January 2017

04 Dec 2016**Stan Brooke Team**

The preliminary Round for the Stan Brooke Team competition are now live. All ties to be played by Sunday January 15th 2017

04 Dec 2016**Stan Brooke Singles**

Stan Brooke Singles
The preliminary and 1st Round draws for the Stan Brooke Singles competition are now live. Preliminary Round to be played by 8th January, 1st Round to be played by 29th January

04 Dec 2016**HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review is now complete new handicaps come into force from Monday 5th November.

Please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

01 Dec 2016Sykes Cup

2nd round draw now live. Ties to be completed by 15th January. Good Luck!

01 Dec 2016Stan Brooke Pairs

The preliminary and 1st Round draws for the Stan Brooke Pairs competition are now live. All ties to be played by Sunday January 15th 2017

27 Nov 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete, please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 28th November.

20 Nov 2016**BILLIARDS LEAGUE - Fixtures and up to date results etc.**

Swarcliffe WMC lead the way in a so far tightly contested league after 1 round of fixtures.
Go to the "ABOUT US / DOCUMENTS" tab to view the up to date results and league table and all the fixtures for the 2016-17 season.

20 Nov 2016Stan Brooke Comps

Entry period for all 3 Stan Brooke competitions now extended until Wednesday 30th November.

19 Nov 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review is now complete, please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 21st November.

13 Nov 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 14th November.

13 Nov 2016**FINAL REMINDER - NOVEMBER DELEGATES MEETING TOMORROW**

A final reminder that the first delegates meeting for this season, will be held tomorrow Monday 14th November at Holbeck WMC 7-45pm start.
The agenda is now showing on the website - (go to "ABOUT US / DOCUMENTS").

COMPETITION FEES DUE TO BE PAID AT THE MEETING:
Deadline & required to be settled at THIS meeting – ALL fees for the 1) Leeds City Singles, 2) Leeds City Pairs, 3) Sykes Cup & 4) Len Lee Pairs.
S. Brooke Memorials x 3 – Deadline will be 12th December or in between by bank transfer. Please note: payment can be made at this meeting, but will NOT be accepted if ANY fees for the other 4 competitions above are still outstanding!
Receipts will be available at the meeting.

CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE SURE SOMEBODY FROM YOUR CLUB ATTENDS - THANK YOU!

12 Nov 2016**LEN LEE PAIRS**

The Preliminary & First Round draws of the Len Lee Pairs have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Sunday 18th December & First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 15th January 2017.

11 Nov 2016Leeds City Pairs

1st Round draw now live, please check competitions tab. Closing date for 1st round ties-31st December. Good luck!

10 Nov 2016**TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE NORTHERN SC**

Tomorrow night - 11th November - our main sponsors the Northern Snooker Centre, are holding a presentation night for their Summer League and other club competitions.
Starting at 7-30pm, the evening will also include challenge matches with main tour players.
Go to the club poster on the "About us / Documents" tab above for more details.

07 Nov 2016** CLUB CLOSURE **

It is with regret to announce the imminent closure of West Hunslet Sports and Social Club.

The A team has withdrawn from the league the B team is going to play from Hunslet Carr Sports and Social club Moor Road Leeds LS10 2JJ for the remainder of the season.

06 Nov 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 7th November.
Please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

05 Nov 2016** TEAM WITHDRAWAL **

West Hunslet Sports and Social (A) have withdrawn from the league all results from their games played so far and all fixtures will be removed making an extra bye in the E division.

05 Nov 2016**NOVEMBER DELEGATES MEETING - MON 14th NOV HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

A first reminder of the first delegates meeting for this season, to be held Monday 14th November at Holbeck WMC 7-45pm start.
The agenda is now showing on the website - (go to "ABOUT US / DOCUMENTS").

COMPETITION FEES DUE TO BE PAID AT THE MEETING:
Deadline & required to be settled at THIS meeting – ALL fees for the 1) Leeds City Singles, 2) Leeds City Pairs, 3) Sykes Cup & 4) Len Lee Pairs.
S. Brooke Memorials x 3 – Deadline will be 12th December or in between by bank transfer. Please note: payment can be made at this meeting, but will NOT be accepted if ANY fees for the other 4 competitions above are still outstanding!
Receipts will be available at the meeting.

CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE SURE SOMEBODY FROM YOUR CLUB ATTENDS - THANK YOU!

05 Nov 2016**LEN LEE PAIRS**

We are just awaiting some technical faults to the website to be fixed before we can draw the Len Lee Pairs competition. Hopefully this will be completed over the weekend. Thank you for your patience.

30 Oct 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete, please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 31st October.

25 Oct 2016Sykes Cup

The Sykes Cup preliminary and 1st round draws have been made, please check competitions tab. Closing date for the 1st round ties to be completed is November 30th. Good Luck!

24 Oct 2016*STAN BROOKE SINGLES, PAIRS & TEAM EVENTS - ENTRIES NOW OPEN*

This year's Stan Brooke Singles, Pairs and Team Competitions are NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date for ALL THREE competitions is SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

23 Oct 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review has now been completed. New handicaps come into force from Monday 24th October.
Please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

22 Oct 2016**Techincal Fault Fixed**

The website has now been fixed which allows you to register for competitions. Please check you are registered before closing date, if not please email competition secretary with details. Thanks - Competition Secretary

21 Oct 2016**Website Technical Fault**

We are currently experiencing some technical faults with our website when players are trying to register for the competitions. We hope this be fixed as soon as possible. If players still haven't registered for the Sykes Cup & Len Lee Pairs then please email the competition secretary to put your name(s) on the system once up and running to save the risk of not been entered. Please include all the information required in your email.

16 Oct 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete, new handicaps come into force from Monday 17th October.
Click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

11 Oct 2016**COMPETITION FEES NOW DUE!!**

FEES are now due for ALL LBSO competitions either open to enter [Sykes (£5) & LL Pairs (£11)], or which have already started [LCC Singles (£7) & Pairs (£13)].
AT PRESENT, fees can be paid by BANK TRANSFER. The process is safe, easy and FREE! Send an email to Bob Patterson via the website and a reply will be sent with the LBSO bank details so the transaction can be completed. (Those who have the details already please just make sure to complete the reference box when transacting).
ALL FEES for competitions mentioned so far, MUST be paid at the delegates meeting on the 14th November - AT THE LATEST!
IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL PLAYERS TO MAKE SURE THEIR FEES ARE PAID TO THE LBSO TREASURER ON TIME! - Thanks Bob Patterson.

09 Oct 2016**NO OCTOBER MEETING**

For those who are wondering, as in the last few years, there will NO delegates meeting in October.
The first delegates meeting will be held on Monday 14th November as normal at Holbeck WMC.
DATES FOR ALL MEETINGS THIS SEASON, CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE - "ABOUT US / DOCUMENTS"

09 Oct 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete, new handicaps come into force from Monday 10th October.
Click on handicaps from the drop down menu to check new handicaps.

09 Oct 2016** LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLE & PAIRS DRAWS **

The Preliminary & First Round draws of the Leeds City Championships Singles have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Monday 7th November & First Round matches to be completed by Monday 5th December 2016.
Preliminary draw of the Leeds City Championship Pairs has now been completed and matches need to be completed by Monday 7th November 2016

01 Oct 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review is now complete, new handicaps come into force from Monday 3rd October.
Click on handicaps from the drop down menu to check new handicaps.

27 Sep 2016*** LEN LEE PAIRS - ENTRIES NOW OPEN ***

This year's Len Lee Pairs Competition is NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.

A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date is SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER.

Len Lee Pairs – best of 5 frames through to the final. Players forming a partnership can be members of different clubs providing both clubs are registered with the League.

Format-: OFF CURRENT COMBINED HANDICAP - best of 5 frames through to the final: Venue to semi-finals – the club of the home drawn player: Venue from the semi-finals-: Northern Snooker Centre. Contact number required otherwise entry will be rejected. Dress Code for the semi-finals and final only, Smart casual, No denims, trainers or collarless shirts

26 Sep 2016***REMINDER***

Closing date for the Leeds City Singles and Pairs competition is fast approaching. Please register for either competition by the deadline date of Wednesday 5th October.

25 Sep 2016**HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review is now complete, click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 26th September.

This second weeks handicap review has been completed to the following criteria.

Any player on 6 frames win/loss difference has been adjusted.

Any player (like on the first handicap review) has been adjusted on 4 frames win/loss frames difference with a +/- 25 frame average win/loss margin.

This is the formula for any review if you feel a player has been missed in any handicap review throughout the season please contact me and I will check and adjust accordingly.

Paul Grimes.
LBSO League Secretary.

20 Sep 2016**REGISTERING PLAYERS**

It is no longer possible to register players on match nights.
New players must be registered no later than the eve of the weekly fixtures.

18 Sep 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

The first handicap review of the season is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 19th September.

17 Sep 2016Sykes Cup

Sykes Cup now open for entries. Please ensure a contact number is included or your entry will be rejected. Closing date-23rd October.

12 Sep 2016** RESULTS **

The issues with the website have now been resolved.

All results are now in.

Can I remind all captains / delegates that results must be in by 6pm on Saturday evening with no exceptions.

If a team plays with less than 4 players can you contact me prior to submitting the result I am in discussion with the website designer on the best way to submit results with less than 4 players.

Thank you for your patience over this extraordinary first week.

Regards, Paul Grimes LBSO League Secretary.

10 Sep 2016** MISSING RESULTS**

Can the captains/delegates of the following clubs please submit your results again please due to problems with the website.


Division C Beechwood WMC "A"

Division D
Tinshill and Cookridge B and Swarcliffe WMC "C"

Division E
East End Park C

Division F
Gildersome Conservative C

Division G
Belle Isle WMC "C"

10 Sep 2016**LATE RESULTS**

The website has been suffering problems deleting some results I am contacting teams that are involved and no late result penalties will be applied to any team this week.

The website issues have been resolved and is fully functional now.

We apologise for any problems that captains may have had when submitting results from the first week.

Paul Grimes LBSO League Secretary.

06 Sep 2016**LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - ENTRIES NOW OPEN**

This year's Leeds City Championship Snooker Singles, Pairs & Team Competitions are NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW ONCE APPROVED!

**Closing date for Singles & Pairs: WEDNESDAY 5TH OCTOBER**

**Closing date for Team is WEDNESDAY 2ND NOVEMBER**

Please note amended rules for the Team Competition:

On entry, eligible teams will be made up of players from clubs currently registered with the league:
(a) either with the same team, or
(b) from different teams but from the same club,
and discounting their league handicaps in both instances.
Teams made up of players from different clubs, currently registered with the league or otherwise, will no longer be entitled to make up a team in this competition. (Rule amendment agreed at the AGM held on 13th July 2015).

05 Sep 2016** NEW SEASON **

A final reminder before the AGM MON 5th SEPT to captains and delegates to check you have access to login details and that all players have been registered for your teams off the correct handicaps any new captains/ delegates that have not received login details please contact me Paul Grimes LBSO League Secretary as you will not be able to submit results.
The new season starts WED 7th SEPT.
Good luck to all teams for the new season.

29 Aug 2016**AGM - NEXT MON 5th SEPT - AGENDA NOW SHOWING**

The full agenda for the AGM - NEXT Monday 5th September 2016 - is now showing on the website - go to "About Us / Documents".
The AGM will take place as normal at Holbeck WMC and will start officially at 7-45pm.
We expect a full turn out of registered clubs as this will also be the time to collect scorebooks for the 2016-17 season.
SEE YOU NEXT MONDAY!!

27 Aug 2016** IN REMEMBRANCE**

It is with deepest regret we have to report the death of another playing member of the LBSO.
We have been informed of the sad passing of Paul Rogers at the age of 28.
Paul was a member of The New Middleton Club and a regular player in their team.

26 Aug 2016** IN REMEMBRANCE **

It is with deepest regret that we have to report the death of another playing member of the LBSO.
We were informed this week Tony McCormack of The Railway Club has sadly passed away.

23 Aug 2016** NEW SEASON **

I hope you have all enjoyed the summer break. The new season is nearing, the fixtures and league setup have been sent to Michael our website designer and hopefully should be showing on the website by the weekend.

Please take time to check your teams players for any wrong handicaps, all players were registered in team alphabetical order and in some cases players names had been repeated if you are not registered for the correct team please contact me to amend. Also please check your fixtures for any clashes I have repeatedly checked for any mistakes prior to sending to Michael but as captains / players of your respective teams you will be able to inform me if all is not right prior to the start of the season.

Can captains/delegates please check that your login details are still working if not please inform me.

Good luck to all teams for the 2016/17 season.

Regards, Paul Grimes, LBSO League Secretary.

14 Jul 2016**AGM (& NEW SEASON) - MON 5th SEPTEMBER - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

As previously announced, this year's AGM is to held much nearer the start of the new season than normal.
THE AGM FOR SEASON 2015-16 WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY 5th SEPT 2016 AT HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm START - (SEASON TO START WEDS 7th SEPT).
It is anticipated the AGM will not take as long this year, but certain formalities still need to be addressed at the AGM, such as approving last year's minutes and this year's balance sheet as a true record, confirming the officials and adopting any rule changes for the forthcoming season. THEREFORE COULD ALL CLUBS MAKE SURE THEY ARE REPRESENTED BY SOMEBODY ATTENDING.
PROPOSED RULE CHANGES: If anyone has any proposed changes to any of the LBSO league or competition rules (both permanently housed on the website), could they be sent to Bob Patterson by email to arrive NO LATER than SUNDAY 21st AUGUST PLEASE!
The full agenda for the AGM, will then be displayed on the website in accordance with the rules.
ALSO on the same night, after the formalities of the AGM are concluded-:
>> Scorebooks for the 2016-17 league season will be available to collect (1 book per team as last year):
>> Details of the start of the season will be confirmed and any other related matters announced:
>> Last chance for any trophies or cash prizes still to collect:
>> Date of the next meeting announced.
FURTHER DETAILS WILL APPEAR LATER - THANK YOU!

07 Jul 2016**PRIZE PRESENTATION EVENING - WEDS 13th JULY - BRAMLEY BAND CLUB**

This season's prizes will be presented at Bramley Band Club this coming Wednesday 13th July.
ALL PRIZE WINNERS CAN NOW BE VIEWED ON THE WEBSITE - go to "ABOUT US / DOCUMENTS".
Doors open on Wednesday from 7-00pm and as usual the prize presentation will be in 2 parts from approximately 8-15pm.
Bramley Band Club will offer the entertainment during the evening as well as providing a number of raffle prizes also.
ALL CLUBS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND & ENJOY THE EVENING NOT JUST THOSE WHO HAVE WON PRIZES!

24 Jun 2016**JOHN 'ABBO' ABSON - FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS**

It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden and unexpected death of John Abson.
As some of you may already know via social media, 'Abbo' passed away suddenly last week.
He played for many years in the league out of Rothwell WMC and was a regular attendee at delegate meetings.
John's funeral will take place at 11am on Wednesday 6th July at Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Lane, Kettlethorpe, Wakefield WF4 3JA. The celebration of John's life will then continue afterwards at Rothwell WMC.
The Committee.

14 Jun 2016**VETERANS COMPETITION - 28th JUNE NSC 10am**

This year's Veteran's competition will takes place on TUESDAY 28th JUNE at the NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE to START at 10am.
As usual, the competition is only open to those 55 and over.
All matches will be 1 frame on handicap, and there will be a seperate plate competition for 1st round losers.
FREE ENTRY and as normal refreshments will also be available.
There will be CASH PRIZES for the WINNER & RUNNER-UP in BOTH competitions (to be paid on 13th July at the Presentation Evening).
PLEASE ARRIVE TO REGISTER YOUR NAME BEFORE 10am - GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

02 Jun 2016*WINDSOR TROPHY FINAL*

The Final of the Windsor Trophy between Horsforth Conservatives and South Leeds Conservative Club will be played Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at Bramley Villagers, 7:30pm start.

23 May 2016*3-MAN KNOCKOUT - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the 3-Man Knockout has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at Morley Conservative Club on Tuesday 14th June and Wednesday 15th June - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Harehills Labour Club A v Peggy Tub Social Club A - 14th June,
Hunslet Carr Sports & Social A v Seacroft WMC A - 15th June.

The Final will take place Thursday 16th June 2016 at Morley Conservative Club - 7:30pm Start.

21 May 2016** LEN LEE PAIRS FINAL. **

The final of the Len Lee Pairs was played on Thursday 19th May at the Northern Snooker Centre.
On paper the final could have gone either way with the Pairing of Bagley and Butterworth giving 58 start, but the handicapping system evened things up with Walker and Burden making it a highly entertaining game.
The first frame saw some good potting with Jonathan Bagley bringing the Harehills Labour pairing back into the frame with a 40 break. The first chance went to Tony Burden on the black but it was Bagley who sneaked it with a good pot into the yellow pocket.
The second frame went to the Crossgates Rec pairing, which went the way you would have expected with the massive start when Peter Walker extended their lead with 2 good visits early on in the frame to push their lead to 80 plus there then followed some excellent snookering but to no avail when Burden potted a good blue to kill off the fight back.
The third frame was once again dominated by the Crossgates duo who had the frame conceded to them with reds remaining after both Walker and Burden made good contributions to take the frame easily.
The fourth frame could have seen Walker and Burden take the title but an unlucky in off the brown gave the chance for Austin Butterworth to make a good clearance of the final four balls to take the match into a deciding frame.
The last frame started with a good safety bout from both pairings but it was Jonathan Bagley who made a crucial 60 break only ending with an unlucky in off a red which could have seen a century with the way the reds were scattered. This break only reduced the score to around even but the Harehills pairing proved too strong and edged the title in a very entertaining match.
Thanks to Ken Symons who was the official for the night who did a great job.
Frames scores
86/80 Bagley Butterworth 71/106 - 6/101 - 96/83 - 99/77.

19 May 2016*WINDSOR TROPHY - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi Final draw of the Windsor Trophy has now been completed, Semi Final matches to be completed on Wednesday 25th May 2016.

15 May 2016*WINDSOR TROPHY - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the Windsor Trophy has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed on Wednesday 18th May 2016.

08 May 2016*WINDSOR TROPHY - SECOND ROUND DRAW*

The Second Round draw of the Windsor Trophy has now been completed, Second Round matches to be completed on Wednesday 11th May 2016.

04 May 2016**MAIN LINE SOCIAL - CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS**

CONGRATULATIONS to Division A Winners MAIN LINE SOCIAL CLUB in defeating Division G Winners Horsforth Cons 5 - 2 in the final.

Thanks once again to Malcolm Robertshaw and all those at Chapel Allerton Club for providing excellent facilities.

03 May 2016*STAN BROOKE PAIRS - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Stan Brooke Pairs has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Thursday 14th April and Tuesday 10th May - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Jordan Wilkinson & Ben Green v Ian Rayner & Luke Naylor Haigh - 14th April,
Rob Holt & Gary Taylor v Tony Massey & Sam O'Brien - 10th May.

The Final will take place Tuesday 24th May 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.

03 May 2016*LEN LEE PAIRS - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Len Lee Pairs has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 16th May and Tuesday 16th May - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Ian O'Brien & Sam O'Brien v Peter Walker & Tony Burden - 16th May,
Phil Buckle & Steve Quigley v Johnathan Bagley & Austin Butterworth - 17th May.

The Final will take place Thursday 19th May 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.

03 May 2016*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM FINAL*

The Final of the Leeds City Championships Team Event between Northern Snooker Centre & New Wortley Labour will take place Wednesday 25th May 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.

03 May 2016*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Sykes Cup has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Thursday 12th May and Wednesday 18th May - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Darren Binns v Andy Taffinder -12th May,
Phil Buckle v Michael Gaughan - 18th May.

The Final will take place provisionally Tuesday 7th June 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.

03 May 2016*SYKES CUP - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Sykes Cup has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 9th May and Wednesday 11th May - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Karl Payne 3 v Sean Stevens 1 - 9th May,
Richard Nelson 3 v Josh Becic 1 - 11th May.

The Final will take place Monday 23rd May 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.
Richard Nelson v Karl Payne - Best of 5

03 May 2016*LEN LEE INVITATION - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Len Lee Invitation has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Thursday 26th May and Monday 6th June - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Gyles Behbood v Johnathan Bagley - 26th May,
Tony Massey v Lewis Gillen - 6th June.

The Final will take place Thursday 9th June 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.

01 May 2016*WINDSOR TROPHY - FIRST ROUND DRAW*

The First Round draw of the Windsor Trophy has now been completed, First Round matches to be completed on Wednesday 4th May 2016.

Beechwood play Barnbow, Website issue has given Barbow a Bye in error.

25 Apr 2016*CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - SEMI-FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Champion Of Champions has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Chapel Allerton Club on Tuesday 26th April and Tuesday 3rd May - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Yorkshire Rider (4) v Main Line Social A (5) - 26th April-
MAIN LINE 'NICK IT' IN THE DECIDER!

Belle Isle WMC D (1) v Horsforth Conservatives (5) - 3rd May.

The Final will take place Thursday 5th May 2016 at Chapel Allerton Club - 7:30pm Start.

25 Apr 2016*WINDSOR TROPHY - PRELIMINARY ROUND DRAW*

The Preliminary Round draw of the Windsor Trophy has now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed on Wednesday 27th April 2016

21 Apr 2016*SYKES CUP - SEMI-FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Sykes Cup has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 9th May and Monday 16th May - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Karl Payne v Sean Stevens - 9th May,
Richard Nelson v Josh Becic - 16th May.

The Final will take place Monday 23rd May 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.

18 Apr 2016*THREE MAN KNOCKOUT - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the 3 Man Knockout has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed on Wednesday 20th April 2016.

10 Apr 2016*THREE MAN KNOCKOUT - THIRD ROUND DRAW*

The Third Round draw of the 3 Man Knockout has now been completed, Third Round matches to be completed on Wednesday 13th April 2016.

10 Apr 2016** LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORMS **

To avoid delays at the delegates meeting can all captains / delegates please ensure the league registration forms have been filled in correctly.
We will not accept any forms that have missing information the forms state what is required regarding names, club information contact details and correct current handicaps must be entered for each player.
If you are registering new players please recommend a handicap for the player that is a true reflection of the players ability refer to RULE 6 and RULE 7 (c).

07 Apr 2016**MEETING THIS MONDAY - 11th APRIL - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

With this season now drawing to a close we are already looking towards the next. At the meeting this coming Monday-:
>> LEAGUE TROPHIES TO BE RETURNED - last chance watch out for a further email over the weekend to those it concerns;
>> 2016-17 LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORMS & FEES TO BE ACCEPTED - Paul will scrutinise the forms and Bob will accept payment;
>> PRESENTATION NIGHT - 13th JULY - Club to host the event will be voted on.
SEE YOU ALL MONDAY!

07 Apr 2016**2016-17 LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORMS DUE THIS MONDAY - 11th APRIL**

For those who did not collect a 2016-17 league registration form at the last delegates meeting in March for whatever reason, you can access and print a copy via the "About Us" tab above.
PROPERLY & FULLY COMPLETED FORMS ARE DUE AT THE DELEGATES MEETING THIS MONDAY COMING - 11th APRIL!

05 Apr 2016*STAN BROOKE PAIRS - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Stan Brooke Pairs has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Thursday 14th April and Second Semi Final TBC - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Jordan Wilkinson & Ben Green v Ian Rayner & Luke Naylor Haigh - 14th April,
Rob Holt & Gary Taylor v Tony Massey & Sam O'Brien - TBC.

03 Apr 2016*THREE MAN KNOCKOUT - SECOND ROUND DRAW*

The Second Round draw of the 3 Man Knockout has now been completed, Second Round matches to be completed on Wednesday 6th April 2016.

03 Apr 2016*WINDSOR TROPHY - OPEN FOR ENTRIES*

This year's Windsor Trophy Competition is NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
JUST SUBMIT CAPTAINS NAME AND CONTACT NUMBER IN THE PLAYER FIELDS!
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date for entries is SUNDAY 24TH APRIL

03 Apr 2016*CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the Champion of Champions has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be played on Wednesday 6th April 2016.

**If your team is still involved in the 3 Man Knockout, please rearrange the match to be played no later than Monday 11th April**

30 Mar 2016*LEN LEE INVITATION - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the Len Lee Invitation has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed by Sunday 24th April 2016.

27 Mar 2016*STAN BROOKE TEAM - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Stan Brooke Team has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Tuesday 29th March and Wednesday 30th March - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Ackroyd Street WMC A v East End Park WMC A - 29th March,
Belle Isle WMC D v Harehills Labour Club A - 30th March.

23 Mar 2016*SYKES CUP - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final Draw of the Sykes Cup has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed by Sunday 17th April 2016.

20 Mar 2016** LEAGUE TABLES **

We still have one result to come in ( Belle Isle C versus East Leeds Snooker Centre B) which will be played on Tuesday 22nd of March, this result will not effect any of the league positions in the G Division as far as promotion / relegation is concerned.
Well done to all winners and runners up also any team who has gained promotion this season.
Can you please email me (Paul Grimes League Secretary) with the number of trophies required for your teams players if you won or finished second in your respective leagues.

20 Mar 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW**

The final handicap review of the season is now complete.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 21st of March.
This handicap review will affect any players still left in the handicapped competitions please make sure you play off your new handicap if you are still involved in this seasons competitions.

20 Mar 2016*THREE MAN KNOCKOUT - FIRST ROUND DRAW*

The First Round draw of the Three Man Knockout has now been completed, First Round matches to be completed on 23rd and 30th March, results to be submitted no later than 6PM 3rd April.

*SEE DRAW FOR DATES*

13 Mar 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

The penultimate handicap review of the season is now complete please check for any adjustments by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 14th March.
The final handicap review next week is to adjust anyone in need of a review to give the players a true handicap for the start of the new season it is also means anyone still left in competitions are playing off a correct handicap.

10 Mar 2016**MEETING THIS MONDAY COMING - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

A further reminder of the next delegates meeting this coming Monday 14th March at Holbeck WMC.
THE AGENDA IS NOW POSTED ON THE WEBSITE - go to "About Us / Documents" above to view.
This is an important meeting for this and also next season as you can see from the agenda.
ENTRIES FOR THE 3 MAN KO CLOSE SUNDAY 13th MARCH - FEES ARE DUE TO BE PAID IN FULL AT MONDAY'S MEETING - THIS WILL BE THE FIRST & LAST OPPORTUNITY!

08 Mar 2016*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the Stan Brooke Singles has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed by Sunday 10th April 2016.

08 Mar 2016*LEN LEE PAIRS - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the Len Lee Pairs has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed by Sunday 10th April 2016.

07 Mar 2016** IMPORTANT MEETING - NEXT MONDAY 14th MARCH HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

A first reminder of the next delegates meeting a week today Monday 14th March same time same place.
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MEETING SO CAN ALL CLUBS MAKE SURE THEY ARE REPRESENTED!
The full agenda will appear on the website later in the week, but details of specific items will be circulated separately to all with a registered email address in the meantime. Thank you!

06 Mar 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to check for any adjustments.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 7th March.

06 Mar 2016*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS PAIRS - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Leeds City Championship Singles has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 14th March and Thursday 17th March - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Anthony Sumner & Dean Selley v Johnathan Bagley & Chris Hart - 14th March,
Daniel Knight & Sean Stevens v John Gillen & Lewis Gillen - 17th March.

The Final will take place Monday 21st March 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.

03 Mar 2016*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS SINGLES - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Leeds City Championship Singles has now been completed, Semi-Final fixtures to take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Tuesday 15th March and Tuesday 22nd March - 7:30pm Start.

The Draw is as follows:

Stephen Broadhead v Tony Massey - 15th March,
Johnathan Bagley v Richard Binns - 22nd March.

The Final will take place Thursday 24th March 2016 at the Northern Snooker Centre - 7:30pm Start.

03 Mar 2016*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Semi-Final draw of the Leeds City Team has now been completed, Semi-Final matches to be completed by Sunday 27th March 2016.

The Draw is as follows:

Northern Snooker Centre A v Crossgates Recreation Hall A,
Horsforth Conservatives A v New Wortley Labour A.

Semi-Final matches to be played at the venue of the home drawn team with the Final taking place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Tuesday 12th April 2016.

29 Feb 2016*LEN LEE INVITATION - FIRST ROUND DRAW*

The First Round draw of the Len Lee Invitation has now been completed, First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 27th March 2016.

28 Feb 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please check for any adjustments.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 29th February.

27 Feb 2016*STAN BROOKE PAIRS - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the Stan Brooke Pairs has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed by Sunday 27th March 2016.

21 Feb 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review has now been completed please check for any adjustments by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 22nd February.

17 Feb 2016*3 MAN KNOCKOUT - OPEN FOR ENTRIES*

This year's 3 Man Knockout Competition is NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date for entries is SUNDAY 13TH MARCH.

ALL FEES TO BE PAID IN FULL AT THE NEXT DELEGATES MEETING ON 14th MARCH.

17 Feb 2016*SYKES CUP - THIRD ROUND DRAW*

The Third Round Draw of the Sykes Cup has now been completed, Third Round matches to be completed by Sunday 20th March 2016.

15 Feb 2016*STAN BROOKE TEAM - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the Stan Brooke Team event has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed by Sunday 6th March 2016.

15 Feb 2016*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - THIRD ROUND DRAW*

The Third Round draw of the Stan Brooke Singles has now been completed, Third Round matches to be completed by Sunday 13th March 2016.

14 Feb 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks major handicap review is now complete the handicap has been done over 2 days please check for any changes to you or your teams players on the handicap pages from today 14/2/16 and 13/2/16 yesterday.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 15th February.

08 Feb 2016*LEN LEE PAIRS - THIRD ROUND DRAW*

The Third Round draw of the Len Lee Pairs has now been completed, Third Round matches to be completed by Sunday 13th March 2016.

07 Feb 2016**REMINDER - FEBRUARY MEETING TOMORROW**

A last reminder for the Delegates Meeting tomorrow at Holbeck WMC starting officially at 7-45pm.
As this is the first meeting of the year, it is hoped the attendance will be as good as that at the last meeting in December.
The agenda for tomorrow's meeting is now posted on the website - go to "About Us / Documents.

07 Feb 2016*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS SINGLES - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Quarter Final of the Leeds City Championships Singles has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed by Sunday 28th February.

07 Feb 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please check for any adjustments.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 8th February.

01 Feb 2016*STAN BROOKE PAIRS - SECOND ROUND DRAW*

The Second Round draw of the Stan Brooke Pairs has now been completed, Second Round matches to be completed by Sunday 28th February 2016.

31 Jan 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 1st February.

24 Jan 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review is now complete please check for any changes by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 25th January.

20 Jan 2016*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - SECOND ROUND DRAW*

The Second Round draw of the Stan Brooke Singles has now been completed, Second Round matches to be completed by Sunday 14th February 2016.

17 Jan 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 18th January.

15 Jan 2016*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The Quarter Final draw of the Leeds City Championship Pairs has now been completed, Quarter Final matches to be completed by Sunday 14th February 2016.

15 Jan 2016*LEN LEE PAIRS - SECOND ROUND DRAW*

The Second Round draw of the Len Lee Pairs has now been completed, Second Round matches to be completed by Sunday 7th February 2016.

13 Jan 2016*SYKES CUP - SECOND ROUND DRAW*

The Second Round Draw of the Sykes Cup has now been completed, Second Round matches to be completed by Sunday 14th February 2016.

10 Jan 2016**REMINDER - NO MEETING TOMORROW**

Please take note - THERE IS NO MEETING TOMORROW!
As decided in December, the next delegates meeting will be held on the 8th FEBRUARY 2016.

10 Jan 2016** HANDICAP REVIEW **

Happy new year to everyone involved with the LBSO from all members of the committee.
The first handicap review of the new year is now complete please check for any adjustments by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 11th January.

04 Jan 2016*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS SINGLES - SECOND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Leeds City Championships Second Round has now been completed, Second Round matches to be completed by Sunday 7th February.

23 Dec 2015**MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! (+ REMEMBER)**

The Management Committee would like to wish everybody connected with the LBSO a very Merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year!

Please remember!
>> The next round of league matches are not due to be played until 6th January:
>> Competitions in progress are still on going over the festive period - see each page on the Competitions tab for cut off dates:
>> The next Delegates Meeting will be held on 8th February (THERE IS NO MEETING IN JANUARY).

20 Dec 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW **

The handicap review is now complete, click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 21st December.

17 Dec 2015*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND DRAWS*

The Preliminary and First Round draws for the Stan Brooke Singles have been redrawn due to as issue with the original draw, Preliminary matches to be completed by Sunday 10th January 2016 and 1st Round matches to be completed by Sunday 17th January 2016.

14 Dec 2015*STAN BROOKE TEAM - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND DRAWS*

The Preliminary & First Round Draws of the Stan Brooke Team event have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Sunday 10th January & First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 7th February 2016.

14 Dec 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM - PRELIMINARY ROUND DRAW*

The Preliminary Round Draw of the Leeds City Championship Team event has now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Sunday 28th February 2016.

14 Dec 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW

Please remember to check the handicap adjustment from Saturday and Sunday as some players from the same team had their handicaps adjusted on different days.
New handicaps came into force from today.

13 Dec 2015** YORKSHIRE RIDER **

Yorkshire Rider will play from Bramley Band - Snowden Lawn
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS13 2BG for the remainder of the season.
Paul Metcalf will contact all captains prior to each home fixture to confirm details. Unfortunately there are 3 fixture clashes Yorkshire Rider will endeavour to find an alternative venue/date for these fixtures to be played. Can all teams who are affected please make every effort to fit in with the alternative dates/venues to ensure we can complete the remainder of the season.

13 Dec 2015**LAST CALL - DECEMBER DELEGATES MEETING TOMORROW - SAME TIME & PLACE!

To all Delegates / Captains / Players:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CLUB IS REPRESENTED AT THE MEETING TOMORROW!
The agenda (now posted on the website - go to "About Us/Documents") will follow the normal course - Chairman's opening remarks, minutes of the November meeting and matters arising, each Officer's monthly report, AOB etc. etc.

FEES FOR THE 3 STAN BROOK COMPETITIONS ARE DUE TO BE PAID IN FULL AT THE MEETING TOMORROW AS NORMAL. I appreciate you cannot see your entries on the website at the moment, due to technical issues with the singles and pairs draws which are currently being sorted by the website designer. Notwithstanding this, it is still important that ALL FEES are paid tomorrow so as not to affect continuity for the rest of the season moving forward. Therefore, if anybody is unsure as to who has entered what, and what each club owes, full lists for both competitions will be to hand at the meeting tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your cooperation - Bob Patterson General Secretary / Treasurer.

13 Dec 2015** MAJOR HANDICAP REVIEW **

The major handicap review is now complete.
Please check yesterdays review as well as todays, some players from the same clubs have been adjusted on different days. Please check both reviews carefully for adjustments to you or your teams players.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 14th December.

12 Dec 2015** MAJOR HANDICAP REVIEW **

This week is a major handicap review and due to the large number of adjustments being required the review will be completed tomorrow.

10 Dec 2015** URGENT APPEAL **

Due to internal problems at Yorkshire Rider they will be unable to fulfil their remaining home fixtures.

Is there any Club that could provide them with a temporary venue with a view to becoming permanent.
Please contact in the first instance Paul Metcalf on 07967830671

07 Dec 2015*STAN BROOKE PAIRS - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND DRAWS*

The Preliminary & First Round Draws of the Stan Brooke Pairs have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Sunday 10th January & First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 31st January 2016.

07 Dec 2015*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND DRAWS*

The Preliminary & First Round Draws for the Stan Brooke Singles have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Sunday 3rd January & First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 17th January 2016.

07 Dec 2015**LEEDS CITY TEAM & STAN BROOKE TEAM - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED**

The closing dates for both the Leeds City Championships Team event and Stan Brooke Team event have been extended to Sunday 13th December.

07 Dec 2015**NEXT DELEGATES MEETING - NEXT MONDAY 14th DECEMBER 2015 - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CLUB IS REPRESENTED AT THE MEETING NEXT MONDAY!
The agenda will follow the normal course - Chairman's opening remarks, minutes of the November meeting and matters arising, each Officer's monthly report, AOB etc. etc.
FEES FOR THE 3 STAN BROOKE COMPETITIONS ARE DUE TO BE PAID IN FULL AT THE MEETING (or PRIOR TO by bank transfer - email Bob Patterson via the website). ANY FEES NOT PAID IN FULL BY NEXT MONDAY, COULD RESULT IN PLAYERS / TEAMS BEING SCRATCHED!
If anybody would like any item put on the agenda, please email Bob Patterson via the website with the details no later than 6pm this Saturday.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE!

06 Dec 2015** HANDICAP RVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 7th December.

29 Nov 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW **

The handicap review for this week is now complete click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 30th November.

22 Nov 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete new handicaps come into force from Monday 23rd November.
When submitting A Blaimire's adjustment the name was entered repeatedly A Blamire's correct handicap is -11 after receiving a 5 point adjustment.

19 Nov 2015** UK LEAGUE ANNUAL SNOOKER TOURNAMENT **

UK LEAGUE SNOOKER ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP – NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE 21ST/22ND NOVEMBER
The above tournament is taking place this weekend and everyone is invited to come along and support the LBSO team that we have entered.
Entry to the competition has been sponsored by our Chairman – Andy Taffinder although any prize money gained will be donated to the LBSO.
The team is captained by Chris Hart and will include present as well as past players of the LBSO which will include some professional players.
It is a scratch competition with professionals been handicapped to 21 points a frame.
The competition is limited to 16 entries with teams coming from all around the country.
For more information please view www.leaguesnooker.co.uk or contact the Northern Snooker Centre direct.
Please come along and support our league team along with watching a great couple of days snooker.
Play starts 11am Saturday Morning….

18 Nov 2015**SUBMITTING COMPETITION RESULTS**

When submitting results for any of the ongoing competitions the result will NOT show immediately on the website. It goes into a queue to be accepted so please only submit your result ONCE.

15 Nov 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please check by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 16th November.

10 Nov 2015*STAN BROOKE SINGLES, PAIRS & TEAM EVENTS - ENTRIES NOW OPEN*

This year's Stan Brooke Singles, Pairs and Team Competitions are NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date for ALL THREE competitions is SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER.

ALL FEES TO BE PAID IN FULL AT THE NEXT DELEGATES MEETING ON 14th DECEMBER.

10 Nov 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS SINGLES & PAIRS - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND DRAW*

The Preliminary & First Round draws of the Leeds City Championships Singles & have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Monday 7th November & First Round matches to be completed by Monday 5th December 2016.
Preliminary draw of the Leeds City Championship

Pairs have now been completed and matched need to be completed by Monday 5th November 2016

10 Nov 2015*LEN LEE PAIRS - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND DRAWS*

The Preliminary & First Round Draws of the Len Lee Pairs have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Sunday 13th December & First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 10th January 2016.

10 Nov 2015* SYKES CUP - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND DRAWS*

The Preliminary & First Round Draws of the Sykes Cup have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Sunday 13th December & First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 10th January 2016.

08 Nov 2015**HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review has been completed. New handicaps come into force from Monday 9th November.
Please check for any changes to your handicaps.

07 Nov 2015**1st DELEGATES MEETING THIS MONDAY - 9th NOVEMBER - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

A further reminder that the first delegates meeting for the season will take place THIS COMING MONDAY - 9th NOVEMBER - at HOLBECK WMC.
ALL CLUBS NEED TO BE REPRESENTED!
Further details are being emailed to all league players via the website.

01 Nov 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND DRAWS*

The draws for the Preliminary Round and First Round of the Leeds City Championships Singles have now been completed, Preliminary Round matches to be completed by Sunday 29th November and First Round matches to be completed by Sunday 3rd January.

01 Nov 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - PAIRS & TEAM EVENTS

This year's Leeds City Championship Snooker Pairs & Team Competitions closing dates have been extended to 8th November and 6th December respectively due a slow response on the Pairs and very slow response on the Team event.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW ONCE APPROVED!

Please note amended rules for the Team Competition:

On entry, eligible teams will be made up of players from clubs currently registered with the league:
(a) either with the same team, or
(b) from different teams but from the same club,
and discounting their league handicaps in both instances.
Teams made up of players from different clubs, currently registered with the league or otherwise, will no longer be entitled to make up a team in this competition. (Rule amendment agreed at the AGM held on 13th July 2015).

01 Nov 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete can ALL captains please check for any adjustments.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 2nd November handicaps can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.

25 Oct 2015**DATES FOR DELEGATE MEETINGS - 2015-16**

A list of dates for delegate meetings for the 2015/16 season (excluding the AGM) can now be found on the "About Us" tab under documents.
The schedule starts MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2015 at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm.

21 Oct 2015**SCORECARDS**

When filling in the scorecards if a team, be it yours or your opponents have played with less than 4 players please email to inform me, (Paul Grimes League Secretary) in the event of less than 4 players do not assign any scores to the scorecard all you need to do is award the player the 2 frame points (no 147 frame scores please).

18 Oct 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW**

The first major handicap review of the season is now complete.
This review takes into account all players who are above 60% wining average and below 40% losing margin with a +/- 4 frames difference.
The weekly handicap review is adjusted over 6 frames win / loss margin. There will be 3 major handicap adjustments during the course of the season the next will be in December.
To check handicaps click on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 19th October.

18 Oct 2015**CLUB CHANGE**

Due to difficulties at Peggy Tub WMC the team will be playing from Hunslet Carr Sports and Social Club.
Moor Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 2JJ.
Please contact Ian Rayner 07709 426 015 captain of Peggy Tub WMC if you have any questions regarding their move.
The team will continue to be known as Peggy Tub WMC.

15 Oct 2015**UP TO DATE COMPETITION RULES - now available to view**

Now that entries for the first of this season's competitions are in full swing, the up to date rules for ALL competitions can be viewed on the "About Us" tab above.
CAN YOU PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FIRST RULE WHICH IS SHOWN!
THIS IS A NEW RULE AS AGREED AT THE AGM IN JULY THIS YEAR!

12 Oct 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW**

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu New handicaps come into force from Tuesday 13th October.

12 Oct 2015***NO OCTOBER MEETING!***

Just in case anybody is unsure, there will be NO meeting in October (which would have been tonight), as has been the case for the last 2 seasons at least.
Also just like the last 2 seasons, meetings will resume in November - dates to be shown and circulated soon.

04 Oct 2015*SYKES CUP & LEN LEE PAIRS - ENTRIES NOW OPEN*

This year's Sykes Cup Singles and Len Lee Pairs Competitons are NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date for BOTH competitions is SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER.

03 Oct 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu all handicaps come into force from Monday 5th October.

28 Sep 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - ENTRIES NOW OPEN*

This year's Leeds City Championship Snooker Singles, Pairs & Team Competitons are NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW ONCE APPROVED!
Closing Date for ALL 3 competitions is SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER.

Please note amended rules for the Team Competition:

On entry, eligible teams will be made up of players from clubs currently registered with the league:
(a) either with the same team, or
(b) from different teams but from the same club,
and discounting their league handicaps in both instances.
Teams made up of players from different clubs, currently registered with the league or otherwise, will no longer be entitled to make up a team in this competition. (Rule amendment agreed at the AGM held on 13th July 2015).

27 Sep 2015** CLUB CHANGE**

Armley Liberal will now be playing and be known as Bramley WMC C team in division C.
They will play their home fixtures on Thursdays commencing with their first Home fixture at their new club on 7/10/2015 week 5.
Robert Kennally will be contacting all teams individually to inform of the change of venue and the fact they will now play Thursdays.

27 Sep 2015** HANDICAP REVIEW**

The first handicap review of the new season is now complete. Handicaps have been adjusted on a +/- 6 frame margin the adjustments are all computer generated and I have accepted the recommendation of the system for all players that have had a adjustment.
This season we are trying to avoid players handicaps going up and down over the course of 4 frames so although there will be fewer adjustments the margin of adjustment will invariably be greater than last season due to there being a 6 frame margin.
New handicaps can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 28th September.

19 Sep 2015** THURSDAY FIXTURES **

Can I remind all teams whose opponents play their home matches on Thursdays that this is the day they are played.
The LBSO is primarily set up as a Wednesday night league but due to the number of teams with 3 or more teams the night for those teams to play is Thursday.
All other commitments should not take precedence over our league and the fixtures are expected to go ahead on the day / date that they are scheduled.

08 Sep 2015**LEAGUE RULES 2015-16 - UPDATED**

To coincide with the start of the new season, the updated LEAGUE RULES are now posted on the website - go to "About Us / Documents / Rules & Policies".

They can be viewed, downloaded or both, on most if not all mobile devices.

07 Sep 2015* NEW SEASON *

The new season starts this Wednesday 9th / 10th September good luck to all teams and players.
The website is now ready for the start of the new season.
Some changes have been made to C Division and D Division so can all teams make sure they know what their fixtures are please.
Also in F Division Rowland Road C have switched to playing Wednesday so please ensure you check fixtures for teams playing against Rowland Rd C this season.
If there are any mistakes or omissions to your team / players / website details please let me know asap so I can amend before Wednesday.

22 Aug 2015* DELAYED START TO NEW SEASON *

Due to a large number of requests for teams to rearrange their first game of the season due to players holiday commitments we have decided to start the new season on Wednesday 9th September. I don't feel that this delayed start will cause any problems in fact it will make the start of the season run easier than if we were trying to rearrange a large number of fixtures in the first two weeks of the new season.

The fixtures for the new season will be showing when the website goes "live" around the beginning of September.

SCOREBOOKS will still need to be collected this Monday 24th August from Holbeck WMC 7-15 to 8pm.

18 Aug 2015**SCOREBOOK COLLECTION THIS MONDAY 24th AUG - HOLBECK WMC from 7-15pm**

SCOREBOOKS can be collected this Monday coming 24th August from Holbeck WMC 7-15pm to 8pm.

FIXTURES for the 2015-16 season are still being processed and will appear in due course.
KEEP A LOOK OUT ON THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS!

11 Jul 2015**AGM - THIS MONDAY 13th JULY - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

Reminder to everybody that the important AGM will take place this Monday 13th July at Holbeck WMC starting officially at 7-45pm.
THE AGENDA AND PROPOSED RULE CHANGES CAN BE FOUND BY GOING TO THE "ABOUT US" TAB ABOVE & THEN CLICKING ON DOCUMENTS.
PLESE NOTE: If anybody has trophies or cash prizes still to collect, Monday will be your last chance! Trophies will be binned and monies will go back into the LBSO bank account in accordance with the rules!

01 Jul 2015**PRESENTATION NIGHT - NEXT WEDNESDAY - 8th JULY BRAMLEY BAND CLUB**

Next up is the PRESENTATION NIGHT at Bramley Band Club next Wednesday 8th July - GET THERE EARLY!
It will be nice to see as many there as can make it, & NOT JUST THIS SEASON's PRIZE WINNERS - LIST NOW SHOWING ABOVE ON THE "ABOUT US" TAB!

The AGM then follows on Monday 13th July at Holbeck WMC 7-45pm start.
THE VERY LAST CALL FOR RULE CHANGES - EMAIL BOB PATTERSON NOW!

28 Jun 2015**VETERANS COMP - NSC - TUESDAY 30th JUNE FROM 10AM**

FINAL REMINDER:
This years Veterans competition will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Tuesday 30th June.
ANYBODY, 55 and over just turn up on the morning by 10am.
There is NO fee and 1st round losers will go into a plate draw.
Each competition is 1 frame off handicap.
Refrsehments will be avaiable on the day.
WINNERS will receive their cash prizes at the Presentation Night on Wednesday 8th July at the Bramley Band Club.

24 Jun 2015**REMINDER - PRESENTATION NIGHT & AGM**

PRESENTATION NIGHT:
Another reminder that this years Presentation Night will be held at Bramley Band Club on Wednesday 8th July - a full list of prize winners will appear soon.

AGM:
The annual general meeting will then follow on Monday 13th July at Holbeck WMC starting officially at 7-45pm.
RULE CHANGES - EMAIL BOB PATTERSON BY 30th JUNE AT THE LATEST!

11 Jun 2015*3-MAN KNOCKOUT FINAL*

The Final for the 3-Man Knockout between Bramley Band Club & The New Middleton Club will take place Thursday 11th June at Garforth WMC, 7:30pm start.

10 Jun 2015**VETERANS COMP - NSC - TUESDAY 30th JUNE from 10am**

This years Veterans competition will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Tuesday 30th June.
ANYBODY, 55 and over just turn up on the morning by 10am.
There is NO fee and 1st round losers will go into a plate draw.
Each competition is 1 frame off handicap.
Refrsehments will be avaiable on the day.
WINNERS will receive their cash prizes at the Presentation Night on Wednesday 8th July at the Bramley Band Club.

10 Jun 2015*WINDSOR TROPHY FINAL*

The Windsor Trophy Final between Upper & Lower Wortley Liberal Club & Ackroyd Street WMC will take place Tuesday 16th June at Morley Conservative Club, 7:30pm start.

10 Jun 2015*LEN LEE PAIRS FINAL*

The Final for the Len Lee Pairs between James Pearson & Lee Brookes and either Andy Taffinder & Daniel Grimes or Danny Waite & Gavin Binns will take place Thursday 11th June at the Northern Snooker Centre, 7:30pm start.

07 Jun 2015*SYKES CUP FINAL*

The Final for the Sykes Cup between Liam Nicholson & Paul Burrill will take place Monday 8th June at the Northern Snooker Centre, 7:30pm start.

03 Jun 2015*LEN LEE INVITATION FINAL*

The Final for the Len Lee Invitation between Daniel Womersley & Johnathan Bagley will take place Thursday 4th June at the Northern Snooker Centre, 7:30pm start.

01 Jun 2015*3-MAN KNOCKOUT - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the 3-Man Knockout Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at Garforth WMC on Monday 9th & Tuesday 8th June with the Final taking place Thursday 11th June, 7:30pm Start. Dress Code - Smart, no Jeans, Trainers or T-Shirts.
Fixtures are as follows:

Middleton Conservative Club A v The New Middleton Club A - Monday 8th June.
Bramley Band Club A v Bramley Villagers A - Tuesday 9th June.

28 May 2015*WINDSOR TROPHY - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Windsor Trophy Semi Final has been completed.
Second Round Fixtures to be played Wednesday 3rd June. Results to be submitted no later than 6pm the Sunday following the match

27 May 2015*STAN BROOKE SINGLES FINAL*

The Final for the Stan Brooke Singles between Paul Burrill (Bramley Villagers) & Ian Rayner (Peggy Tub Social Club)will take place Thursday 28th May at the Northern Snooker Centre, 7:30pm start.

15 May 2015*WINDSOR TROPHY - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Windsor Trophy Quarter Final has been completed.
Second Round Fixtures to be played Wednesday 20th May. Results to be submitted no later than 6pm the Sunday following the match.

12 May 2015*CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Champion of Champions Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Chapel Allerton Club on Monday 18th May & Tuesday 19th May with the Final to take place Thursday 21st May, 7:30pm Start. Dress Code - Smart, no Jeans, Trainers or T-Shirts.
Fixtures are as follows:

Yorkshire Rider Social Club A v Middleton Conservative Club A - Monday 18th May.
Beechwood WMC B v 147 Sports Bar A - Tuesday 19th May.

08 May 2015*WINDSOR TROPHY - 2ND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Windsor Trophy Second Round has been completed.
Second Round Fixtures to be played Wednesday 13th May. Results to be submitted no later than 6pm the Sunday following the match.

08 May 2015*LEN LEE PAIRS - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Len Lee Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Wednesday 13th May & 10th June, 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

Lee Brookes & James Pearson v Stuart Ough & Joe Crossthwaite - 13th May.
Andy Taffinder & Daniel Grimes v Danny Waite & Gavin Binns - 10th June.

06 May 2015*SYKES CUP - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Sykes Cup Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Wednesday 27th May & Wednesday 3rd June, 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

Oliver Mulcahy v Liam Nicholson - 27th May
Paul Burrill v Paul Aveyard - 3rd June.

26 Apr 2015*LEN LEE INVITATION - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Len Lee Invitation Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd June, 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

Lewis Gillen v Johnathan Bagley - 1st June
Daniel Womersley v Glen Cassidy- 2nd June.

26 Apr 2015*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Stan Brooke Singles Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th May 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

Stuart Ough v Ian Rayner - 25th May
Alan Harding v Paul Burill - 26th May.

26 Apr 2015*WINDSOR TROPHY - PRELIMINARY & 1ST ROUND DRAWS*

The draws for the Windsor Trophy Preliminary Round and 1st Round draws have been completed.
Preliminary Round Fixtures to be played Wednesday 29th April and First Round Fixtures to be played Wednesday 6th May. Results to be submitted no later than 6pm the Sunday following the match.

26 Apr 2015*STAN BROOKE TEAM - SEMI FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Stan Brooke Team Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th May 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

Crossgates Recreation Hall A v Ackroyd Street WMC A - 11th May
East End Park WMC A v Beeston Hill Social Club A - 12th May.

19 Apr 2015*3-MAN KNOCKOUT - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Quarter Final of the 3-Man Knockout has now been completed, fixtures are to be played Wednesday 22nd April.

12 Apr 2015*3-MAN KNOCKOUT - SECOND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Second Round of the 3-Man Knockout has now been completed, fixtures are to be played Wednesday 15th April.

09 Apr 2015* leeds City Championships Pairs Final

Last night (Thursday) saw the final between Mick Jensen & Mark Ball v Sanderson Lam & Jonathan Bagley.
Lam and Bagley run out 3 / 0 winners in an entertaining final.
In the opening frame it was Mark who made the early running for the Horsforth Cons duo with an opening two blacks but run out of position on the super fast centre table at The Northern Snooker Centre. Sanderson followed up with a 31 break with both of the pair making scoring contributions to bring about a concession in the first frame. The second frame saw good safety from both pairs with Mick making the early scoring chances but another 31 from Sanderson followed by 37 from Jonathan saw the Harehills Labour pair go 2 up.
The third and what turned out to be the final frame was littered with mistakes with the reds going awkward due to some excellent safety play by both pairs which never came up to the standard that both pairings can perform to.
Credit must go to the Harehills duo for a solid performance and hard luck to Horsforth for what looked to be an uphill battle from the start. Thanks also to Alex Crumm for officiating in an entertaining final.

09 Apr 2015*SYKES CUP - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Sykes Cup Quarter Final has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 3rd May.

07 Apr 2015**2015-2016 LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORMS DUE - NEXT MONDAY 13th APRIL**

First call for the next delegates meeting next Monday 13th April at Holbeck WMC, at which next season's COMPLETED LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE - WITH FULL FEES. (Forms are available on the website to download - go to "About Us / Documents").
Further details of the meeting to appear later in the week.

06 Apr 2015*STAN BROOKE PAIRS - SEMI-FINALS*

The Draw for the Stan Brooke Pairs Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th April 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

Gavin Griffin & Antony Bedford v Wilson Hardy & Martin McGuigan - 13th April.

Tony Massey & Sam O'Brien v Paul Grimes & Lee Grimes - 14th April.

The Final will take place Thursday 16th April.

05 Apr 2015*3-MAN KNOCKOUT - FIRST ROUND DRAW*

The 3-Man Knockout First Round has now been completed, fixtures are to be played on Wednesday 8th April. Results to be submitted no later than 6pm the Saturday following the fixture.

There is an issue with the draw which shows no fixture for Rowland Road B and Harehills Labour Club B therefore Rowland Road B will play Harehills Labour Club B. Rowland will be the Home team.

31 Mar 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP - SINGLES FINAL*

The Leeds City Championship Singles Final, John Gillen v Johnathan Bagley will take place Tuesday 7th April at the Northern Snooker Centre, 7:30pm Start.

31 Mar 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP - TEAM FINAL*

The Leeds City Championship Team Final, Harehills Liberal v Crossgates Recreation Hall, will take place Friday 10th April at the Northern Snooker Centre, 7:30pm Start.

31 Mar 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP - PAIRS FINAL*

The Leeds City Championship Final, Mick Jensen & Mark Ball v Johnathan Bagley & Sanderson Lam will take place Wednesday 8th April at the Northern Snooker Centre, 7:30pm Start.

22 Mar 2015*LEN LEE PAIRS - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Len Lee Pairs Quarter Final has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 12th April.

19 Mar 2015*LEN LEE INVITATION - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Len Lee Invitation Quarter Final has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 19th April.

18 Mar 2015*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Stan Brooke Singles Quarter Final has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 5th April.

16 Mar 2015**CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - QUARTER FINAL DRAW

The Draw for the Champion of Champions Quarter Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at the Home Drawn Club on Wednesday 18th March.

Open to one team per division.
Eligible players – any player registered with the winning team in the division, but with no further additions after completion of the league season.
Contact number - see club page for captain’s details:

1) Format: UP TO THE SEMI-FINALS.
Matches to be played at the club of the home drawn team, on a date fixed by the Competition Secretary shown on the website to start at 7-45pm.
The visiting captain must give the home captain a list of his players for the evening’s game, and the home captain decides on the order of play, with each player playing 2 consecutive frames just like a normal league match.
Off current handicaps, first team to win 5 frames are the winners.
In the case of a 4-4 tie both No.1’s play a deciding frame.

2) Format: FOR THE TWO SEMI-FINALS & THE FINAL – (added AGM 14/07/14):
Matches to be played at a neutral venue, to be decided by the Competition Secretary.
On the night, team captains to give a list of players to the officials before the start of the match – (added AGM 14/07/14).
Order of play 4-3-2-1 each player playing 2 consecutive frames.
Off current handicaps, first team to win 5 frames are the winners.
In the case of a 4-4 tie both No.1’s play a deciding frame.
Dress Code-: YES (for the semi-finals and final only).

15 Mar 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP U16'S & U18'S - SEMI-FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Leeds City Championship U16's & U18's Semi Finals has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Wednesday 18th & Tuesday 24th March 6pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

U16's - Callum Beresford v Kaif Shazad - 18th March
U18's - Oliver Mulcahy v Lewis Gillen - 18th March.

U16's - Samuel Lee-Stevens v Jake Bell - 24th March
U18's - Kian Collins v Robert Thompson - 24th March.

15 Mar 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

The last handicap review of this season is now complete new handicaps come into force from Monday15 March.

15 Mar 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES - SEMI-FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Leeds City Championship Team Event Semi Final has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Thursday 19th & Thursday 26th March 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

Tom Doherty v Johnathan Bagley - 19th March.

Richard Binns v John Gillen - 26th March.

15 Mar 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM - SEMI-FINAL DRAW*

The Draw for the Leeds City Championship Team Event Semi Final has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Monday 16th & Monday 23rd March 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

Harehills Liberal Club A v The New Middleton Club A - 16th March.

Crossgates Recreational Hall A v Leeds Postal Sports Association Club A - 23rd March.

15 Mar 2015*WINDSOR TROPHY - NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES*

Entry for this season’s competition is now open:
Open to one team per club.
Eligible players – any player from any team registered with the club in the league, but with no further additions at the time of entering the competition.
THERE IS NO NEED TO FILL IN THE PLAYER FIELDS!

15 Mar 2015*THREE-MAN KNOCKOUT - PRELIMINARY ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Three-Man Knockout Preliminary Round has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed on the dates specified, Wednesday 25th March & Wednesday 1st April. Results to be submitted no later than 6pm the Saturday following the fixture.

14 Mar 2015* HANDICAPPING *

Tomorrow Sunday 15th March will be the last handicap review of the season can all captains and players check for handicap changes as the new handicaps may affect players left in handicapped competitions and the three man knockout due to start 25th March.

10 Mar 2015*SYKES CUP - 3RD ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Sykes Cup Third Round has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 5th April.

08 Mar 2015*STAN BROOKE PAIRS - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Stan Brooke Pairs Quarter Final has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 29th March 2015.

08 Mar 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete, click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 9th March.

02 Mar 2015**REMINDER! DELEGATES MEETING - TOMORROW - MONDAY 9th MARCH HOLBECK WMC**

FEES FOR THE 3 MAN KO - MUST BE PAID TOMORROW.
MORE ENTRIES STILL REQUIRED BEFORE 14th MARCH.
The Agenda for tomorrow's meeting, and the minutes from the February meeting are now posted on the 'documents' section of the website.

01 Mar 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete, click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 2nd March.

24 Feb 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS - SEMI FINALS*

The Draw for the Leeds City Championship Semi Final has now been completed, fixtures will take place at The Northern Snooker Centre on Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 25th March 7:30pm Start.
Fixtures are as follows:

John Gillen & Lewis Gillen v Mark Ball & Mick Jensen - 17th March.

Ben Goulding & Chris Hart v Johnathan Bagley & Sanderson Lam - 25th March.

23 Feb 2015*LEN LEE PAIRS - 3RD ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Len Lee Pairs Third Round has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 22nd March 2015

22 Feb 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review has now been completed please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 23rd February.

21 Feb 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES - QUARTER FINAL DRAW*

The draw for the Leeds City Championships Singles Quarter Final has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 8th March 2015

17 Feb 2015*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - 3RD ROUND*

The draw for the Stan Brooke Singles 3rd Round has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 15th March 2015.

17 Feb 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP - TEAM EVENT*

The draw for the Leeds City Championship Team Event has now been completed, Preliminary Round fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 8th March 2015.

Semi-Final matches will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on Thursday 19th March and Monday 23rd March.

15 Feb 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review has now been completed.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 16th February.
Click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

15 Feb 2015*COMPETITION ENTRIES*

When submitting entries for the knockout competitions can players ensure that all fields are completed.
The Club Playing From field and Telephone Number need to be completed or your entry will be rejected.

10 Feb 2015*3 MAN KNOCKOUT - NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES*

This year's 3 Man Knockout Team Competition is NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date is SATURDAY 14th MARCH.
FEES CAN BE PAID AT THE DELEGATES MEETING: 9TH MARCH.

10 Feb 2015**FACEBOOK & OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA**

As discussed at last night's meeting, will EVERYBODY please take note the LBSO does NOT have a FACEBOOK page or anything similar.
In spite of this, it is apparent SOME players from the LBSO are exchanging posts and the rest on FACEBOOK, using the title Leeds Billiards and Snooker Organisation UNOFFICIALLY.
TO THOSE CONCERNED PLEASE BE AWARE!
If it then comes to be noticed, or is brought to our attention, that ANY person is considered to be in any way abusive, offensive, discriminatory, or inapproapriate in any other way to anybody else, THIS COULD THEN PUT THEIR FUTURE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE LBSO IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY.
THE COMMITTEE ON BEHALF OF THE LBSO.

08 Feb 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 9th February. Handicaps can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.

08 Feb 2015++DELEGATES MEETING - TOMORROW!++

A final reminder of the February delegates meeting to be held at Holbeck WMC tomorrow from 7-45pm.
More details are being circulated to team captains / delegates this evening, but the meeting will have up to date information of the season so far as usual, as well as other advice about the rest of this season and the season next.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CLUB IS REPRESENTED - THANK YOU!

08 Feb 2015*SYKES CUP - 2ND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Sykes Cup Second Round has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 8th March 2015.

05 Feb 2015++DELEGATES MEETING THIS MONDAY!++

A reminder of the next delegates meeting this coming Monday - 9th February - at Holbeck WMC.
Keep your eyes on this space and your inbox for further details soon.

05 Feb 2015*LEN LEE INVITATION - FIRST ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Len Lee Invitation First Round has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 15th March 2015.

04 Feb 2015*STAN BROOKE TEAM - 2ND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Stan Brooke Team has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 8th March 2015.

03 Feb 2015*STAN BROOKE PAIRS - 2ND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Stan Brooke Pairs has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 1st March 2015.

02 Feb 2015* HANDICAP RE-ADJUSTMENT *

Due to an error in inputting the scores Paul Bedford (Gildersome Conservative B) team had his handicap adjusted. When the error was pointed out to me it meant Paul was not due a handicap review so his handicap has reverted to what it was previously. Can captains take extra care when submitting results as this is the consequence for inputting wrong results.

01 Feb 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 2nd February, click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

26 Jan 2015*STAN BROOKE SINGLES - 2ND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Stan Brooke Singles has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 15th February 2015.

25 Jan 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 26th January.

18 Jan 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 19th January.

18 Jan 2015*LEN LEE PAIRS - 2ND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Len Lee Pairs has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 8th February 2015.

16 Jan 2015*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - SINGLES & DOUBLES 2ND ROUND DRAW*

The draw for the Leeds City Championships Singles & Doubles has now been completed, fixtures are to be completed by Sunday 15th February 2015.

11 Jan 2015* HANDICAP REVIEW *

The first handicap of the new year is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 12th January.

09 Jan 2015**DELEGATES MEETING THIS MONDAY - 12th JANUARY HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

A further reminder of the delegates meeting this coming Monday.
The agenda is now posted on the website ("About Us / Documents") and is also being circulated to captains / delegates.
ALL OUTSTANDING FEES FOR THE 3 STAN BROOKE COMPETITIONS MUST BE SETTLED AT THE MEETING - details of those clubs who still need to pay and what they owe will also be circulated to captains / delegates.

06 Jan 2015**SYKES CUP - 1ST ROUND DRAW**

The issue with the Sykes Cup 1st Round draw has now been resolved so you can now arrange fixtures, closing date has been extended to 1st February but if possible could all players please try to arrange to play their matches before the closing date to try and get back on track for the 2nd Round.

05 Jan 2015**SEASON RESTART (WEDS) - NEXT MEETING (MON 120115)**

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
A quick reminder, if you need it, that the season restarts this Wednesday.
In addition, a first reminder that the next delegates meeting is next Monday, 12th January at Holbeck WMC starting officially at 7-45pm.
Further details will be circulated nearer the time later in the week!

24 Dec 2014**A MERRY XMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL**

The LBSO Committee would like to wish everybody associated with the Organisation, a very Merry Christmas and then a Happy New Year!

22 Dec 2014**SYKES CUP 1ST ROUND DRAW**

Please do NOT arrange any ties for the Sykes Cup 1st Round until further notice, there has been a problem with the draw which we are waiting for the Web Designer to rectify.

21 Dec 2014* CHRISTMAS BREAK *

Please remember the season resumes on January 7th 2015.
Can I take this opportunity to wish everyone involved in the LBSO compliments of the season and a very happy new year.
Paul Grimes, League Secretary, LBSO.

21 Dec 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete. New handicaps come into force from Monday 22 December.
Please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

14 Dec 2014*STAN BROOKE MEMORIAL DRAWS - PRELIMINARY & FIRST ROUND*

The Draws for the Stan Brooke Singles, Doubles and Team events have now been completed.
The dates for the rounds drawn are as follows:

Singles: Preliminary - Sunday 4th January & First Round - Sunday 18th January.
Doubles: Preliminary - Sunday 11th January & First Round - Sunday 1st February.
Team: Preliminary - Sunday 11th January & First Round - Sunday 8th February.

Any fees not yet paid will be due at the delegates meeting on Monday 12th January.

Results will NOT appear on the website immediately after being submitted so please only submit your results ONCE.

14 Dec 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 15th December.
Please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view adjustments.

12 Dec 2014**SYKES CUP DRAW**

Please ignore the 1st Round Draw for the Sykes Cup, there has been an error in the Draw which needs to be rectified by the Web Designer.

09 Dec 2014**ATTENTION - 'FOUL & A MISS' RULE - IMPORTANT CHANGE**

WITH EFFECT IMMEDIATELY FROM MONDAY 8th DECEMBER 2014.
At the meeting on Monday 8th December 2014, after first voting to go ahead on the night, delegates then voted overwhelmingly (43 votes to 2), to approve a Committee proposal to adopt a different approach in relation to PART of the 'foul and a miss' rule with immediate effect!
Therefore, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, in ALL league matches and also ALL competitions, where the striker is SNOOKERED and then fails to hit a ball 'on', irrespective of the scores in relation to any player, the striker will foul, but NO 'MISS' will be called under ANY circumstances (unless it is blatantly INTENTIONAL i.e. a 'push-out' to the side or bottom cushions when snookered behind a baulk colour).
Further, the OTHER TWO COMPULSORY PARTS of the rule - 1.) any part of a ball on & 2.) central full ball contact can be made with a "clear path" to a ball 'on' - will CONTINUE to be adopted in FULL, so that a foul and a MISS will "ALWAYS" be called (unless the usual exceptions apply - see "About Us / Rules & Policies").
Please go to the documents section to see the Committee proposal in full, and the voting procedure adopted at the meeting held last night.
Please make sure ALL your players are aware of this change IMMEDIATELY - thank you!

07 Dec 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 8th December.

07 Dec 2014*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - SEMI-FINAL & FINAL DATES*

The semi-finals and Finals for the Leeds City Championships will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre on the following dates:

Semi-Finals: Monday 16th - Thursday 19th March & Monday 23rd -Thursday 26th March.

Finals: Tuesday 6th April - Friday 9th April.

01 Dec 2014**DONT MISS IT! - NEXT MEETING - THIS MONDAY 8th DECEMBER**

The next delegates meeting takes place this Monday 8th December at Holbeck WMC starting officially at 7-45pm.
The agenda is now posted on the website and will also be circulated to all captains / delegates. It should be obvious why it is important that ALL clubs are represented at Monday's meeting.
ALL OUTSTANDING FEES for the Sykes Cup and Len Lee Pairs, must also be settled at this meeting.

30 Nov 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 1st December.

24 Nov 2014*SYKES CUP & LEN LEE PAIRS - PRELIMINARY ROUND DRAWS*

The draws for the Preliminary and First Round of the Len Lee Pairs and the Preliminary Round of the Sykes Cup have now been made, can both players/teams endeavour to arrange the fixture and ensure all fixtures are played by the respective closing dates (Len Lee Pairs: 21st December - Preliminary, 11th January - First Round. Sykes Cup 21st December - Preliminary, First Round to be drawn after next delegates meeting).

23 Nov 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review may be subject to change due to 2 outstanding results in Division (H). Please can captains in (H) Division check for any changes between now and Wednesday due to the late results from the outstanding fixtures.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 24th November and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.

16 Nov 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 17th November.

15 Nov 2014*STAN BROOK MEMORIAL COMPETITIONS - NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES*

This year's Stan Brook Memorial Singles, Pairs & Team Competitons are NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date for ALL 3 competitions is SUNDAY 14th DECEMBER.
FEES CAN BE PAID AT THE DELEGATES MEETINGS: 8TH DECEMBER & JANUARY 12TH (Date To be Confirmed at December Meeting).
Also a quick reminder that the Sykes Cup & Len Lee Pairs close Next Sunday (23rd November).

11 Nov 2014*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - SINGLES & PAIRS DRAWS*

The draws for the Preliminary and First Round of the Leeds City Championships have now been made, can both players/teams endeavour to arrange the fixture and ensure all fixtures are played by the respective closing dates (Singles: 7th December - Preliminary, 11th January - First Round. Doubles 14th December - Preliminary, 18th January - First Round).

11 Nov 2014*DELEGATES MEETING*

Following the delegates meeting on Monday 10th November I would like to remind all captains of the need to register new players to the league off a correct recommendation of their ability failure to do this will result in committee involvement. If you cannot recommend a correct handicap for any new players we will enforce RULES 6 and 7.

09 Nov 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 10th November.

02 Nov 2014**FIRST DELEGATES MEETING - MONDAY 10th NOVEMBER - HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm**

A further reminder that the first delegates meeting for this season, will take place next Monday (10th November) same time same place.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CLUB IS IN ATTENDANCE.
COMPETITION FEES ARE ALSO DUE!
The full agenda is now showing on the website and is also being circulated to captains tonight.
In addition, dates for all meetings this season and the minutes from the last delegates meeting held in April 2014, are also posted on the website - all to be found at "About Us / Documents".

02 Nov 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 3rd November.
Can I remind all captains that when registering new players they MUST give a fair recommendation of the players ability.

30 Oct 2014* BONFIRE NIGHT FIXTURES * 5 TH NOVEMBER

I have had a number of requests to change fixtures because of potential problems with certain clubs holding events on Wednesday night.
If you cannot fulfill your fixture I must be contacted with details as to when the fixture will be played. The fixture must be played within 14 days of the original date and has to be with the agreement of your opponents and ALWAYS WITH MY PRIOR CONSENT. Paul Grimes League Secretary.

28 Oct 2014**2014-15 LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - TIME RUNNING OUT TO ENTER**

Entries for the Leeds City Championships Snooker Individual, Pairs and Team competitions close in less than 2 weeks - on 10th November.
Entries have once again slowed down recently, or have not started in the case of the team event.
CAN YOU PLEASE RALLY ROUND FOR MORE ENTRIES, ESPECIALLY IN THE "FOWLER TROPHY".
We fully appreciate these are scratch events, but there are 4 decent cash prizes on offer each time and only one winner!
THERE CAN BE NO EXTENSION FOR ENTRIES!

26 Oct 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 27th October.
Can you please check last weeks handicap review just in case you missed seeing it due to website problems.

23 Oct 2014* WELCOME BACK! *

Due to unforeseen circumstances the website has been offline since Monday.
Thank you for your patience and also for the results that are in so far. I will tolerate a late result or two this week but please try to submit as soon as you can.
If a player has played off a wrong handicap this week due to not having seen last weeks handicap review no penalty's will be applied for THIS WEEK ONLY.
If you played off your new handicap thank you.
Teams playing out of The Northern Snooker Centre have had to rearrange this weeks fixtures due to The World Billiards Championships as soon as these matches are played will captains involved submit results please but within the 14 day deadline.
There will be an handicap review this week but I am unsure if it will be Saturday or Sunday (results permitting).
CAN YOU PLEASE CHECK LAST WEEKS HANDDICAP REVIEW IN CASE YOU HAVE MISSED ANY ADJUSTMENTS IN YOUR HANDICAP.

19 Oct 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 20th October.
Some of the handicaps show a minus symbol when they have been given extra points the new handicap showing for these players is correct if you are unsure please send me an email and I will confirm the correct handicaps for specific players.

12 Oct 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 13th of October.

11 Oct 2014* FIXTURE DATES*

Can all captains please be aware of the leagues rules regarding match dates. It clearly states in rule 18 ( D & E) that fixtures can only be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions only.
I prefer fixtures to have a full complement of players and indeed we require 4 players to play in all fixtures, but if you can only muster 1/2/ or 3 players the fixtures MUST go ahead.
There are 3 fixtures that have been rearranged this week and will be missing from the results until they are played which can mean that player's handicaps could evade a handicap review.
Missing Fixtures
1- (B) DIV- Mainline v Tinshill
2- (F) DIV- Harehill's Lab v Swillington
3- (H) DIV West Hunslet v Driglington.

11 Oct 2014* SYKES CUP & LEN LEE PAIRS - ENTRIES NOW OPEN *

This year's Sykes Cup Singles and Len Lee Pairs Competitons are NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date for BOTH competitions is SUNDAY 23rd NOVEMBER.
FEES CAN BE PAID AT THE DELEGATES MEETINGS: 10TH NOVEMBER & 8TH DECEMBER.

06 Oct 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.
New handicaps come into force from Tuesday 7th October.

05 Oct 2014** RULES - WPBSA - SNOOKER RULE AMENDMENTS **

Some of you may have already noticed certain changes to the rules of snooker by the WPBSA.
In the words of a local rules official, "most.......are clarifications and NOT changes."
He continues, the "Foul and a Miss Rule has been re-written for ease of clarity, but in essence remains the same, however many of the cross references have changed positions."
The major rule change is the foul of touching any ball during consultation when replacing balls after a 'foul and a miss', which now carries a penalty of 7 points (previously the value of the 'ball on').
A more detailed explanation of the changes, will be given at the first delegates meeting to be held on 10th November 2014.
In the meantime, a full version of the 'new' rule book can be viewed on the WPBSA website. Please note, the version you need to view is the one effective from 12th August 2014 with a 2014 copyright on the inside cover, and not the 2011 version with the same cover.
Any queries on rules email Bob Patterson via the website.

04 Oct 2014* Swarcliffe WMC C v Garforth WMC A *

The above Fixture has been rearranged and will be played Monday 6th October.

04 Oct 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks Handicap Review will be completed Monday 6th October, can all Captains please check the website before play on Wednesday to ensure players are playing off the correct Handicap.
New Handicaps will come into force Tuesday 7th October.

28 Sep 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 29th September.

24 Sep 2014* LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY*

This year's Leeds City Championship Snooker Singles, Pairs & Team Competitons are NOW open for entry.
Go to the Competitions tab, click on the right competition and register.
A CONTACT NUMBER IS REQUIRED OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOUR ENTRY DOES NOT SHOW STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER. YOUR ENTRY IS IN A QUEUE & WILL SHOW SOME TIME SOON!
Closing Date for ALL 3 competitions is MONDAY 10th NOVEMBER (the date of the first delegates meeting).
FEES WILL BE DUE THAT NIGHT TO BE PAID IN FULL!

21 Sep 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete, you can view by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 22nd September.
On a separate note can you please take extra care submitting results as I need to spend time chasing round to rectify.
As a consequence some players profiles do not show their correct statistics and need to be amended by the website designer.

16 Sep 2014**WHITE BALLS!**

Can ALL teams take note once again please, that the WHITE CUE BALL should NOT be lighter, smaller or lighter and smaller, than the other snooker balls in a set.
Even taking into account the official tolerances from the WPBSA rules, in size (+/-0.05mm), weight (3 grammes / 1/10 of an oz), or even both, there should be NO noticable differance.
Therefore, can those teams who know they have light, small whites, or both, please replace them; and, for those teams who are NOT aware, please don't be offended if you are asked to do so!
SINGLE WHITE CUE BALLS can be purchased at most local suppliers or on line at slender cost.
Light / small white cue balls, can for instance make a total mockery of the handicap system, which many of you religiously swear by!

14 Sep 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

The first handicap review of the new season has been done and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu.
New handicaps come into force from Monday 13th September.

02 Sep 2014*TEAM WITHDRAWAL*

Sadly we have had the Northern Snooker (A) team withdraw from the B division before a ball has been potted. Can all captains in the B division note that there is now a bye in that division.

30 Aug 2014**NEW LEAGUE RULES & WELCOME LEE GRIMES**

For the start of the new season this coming Wednesday 3rd September, LEAGUE RULES as amended at the AGM on the 14th July are now posted on the website - go to "About Us / Documents".
HOME CAPTAIN's should pay particular attention to NEW RULE 19b, which now puts the onus on them to submit their teams result on the website by 6pm on SATURDAY (NOT SUNDAY).

On behalf of the LBSO, I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome LEE GRIMES on board the Management Committee. Lee has kindly volunteered to take on the task of Competition Secretary this season at least, so you will be hearing from him soon. I hope Lee's association with us is an enjoyable one and a long one!

Just to clarify then, the make up of the Committee currently is as follows-:
President - Chris Williamson
Chairman - Rodney Sims
Vice-Chairman Andy Taffinder
League Secretary - Paul Grimes
Competition Secretary - Lee Grimes
General Secretary & Treasurer - Bob Patterson.

Good luck and good cuing to all!!

26 Aug 2014* WELCOME TO THE NEW SEASON*

The 2014/2015 is ready to start on 3rd September .
All the fixtures are now on the website along with the teams and related players from your registration forms.
Please can you do a final check to make sure your handicaps are correct and that players are registered to the correct teams.
Please email Paul Grimes with any corrections that may need to be done before the start of the season.
Finally a reminder that scorebooks can be collected AT Holbeck WMC on Monday 1st September between 7 and 8 pm.

Have a good season.

16 Aug 2014* NEW SEASON*

Welcome to the forthcoming season.
All players names have now been assigned to respective teams, in some cases a players name has been added to more than one registration form in those cases the players name has been assigned to the first alphabetical team they had been registered on. Can all captains and players check to see if they are assigned to the correct team.
Also some players handicaps do not correspond to the registration forms and the computer's list so can you check if your handicap is correct please contact Paul Grimes if any details are not correct as soon as possible.
Also can all captains make sure their username and password allows them to log in.
Finally the fixtures will go live over the next week or so in time for the start of the season on Wednesday 3rd of September 2014.

13 Jul 2014*** AGM - TOMORROW NIGHT - 140714 ***

Dear all,
A last reminder that the AGM is tomorrow night at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm officially, although the doors will be open shortly after 7-00pm as usual.
A copy of the AGM agenda with proposed rule amendments is now posted on the website.
After Wednesday's fantastic turnout at the annual presentation night, we are expecting the same tomorrow night, which has also been very good in the more recent years for the AGM.
Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

09 Jul 2014**LAST REMINDER - PRESENTATION NIGHT TODAY**

Look forward to seeing you all at the Bramley Band Club from 7-30pm onwards.

The World Cup is over after tonight.
Not even the "Flying (Diving) Dutchman" can turn things around this time!

06 Jul 2014*** ONLY 3 DAYS TO GO ***

THIS WEDNESDAY!! A further reminder that this years Presentation Evening will be held at the Bramley Band Club LS13 2BG this Wednesday coming.
A full list of this years prize winners is now posted on the website.
IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE MANY MORE ATTEND APART FROM JUST THOSE ON THE LIST!!

The following Monday - 14th July - the AGM will be held at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm. The Agenda is also now posted on the website.

01 Jul 2014*** DON'T FORGET!!! ***

This year's Presentation Evening will take place at the Bramley Band Club on Wednesday 9th July - A WEEK TOMORROW!

The AGM of the LBSO will then follow on Monday 14th July 2014 at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm.

FURTHER DETAILS WILL FOLLOW.

19 Jun 2014THANK YOU's!!

The long LBSO season has once again drawn to a close.

THANK YOU - to our major sponsor the NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE, for once again allowing us to use their superb facilities in staging the semi finals and finals of the majority of our competitions.

THANK YOU ALSO - to HAREHILLS LABOUR CLUB, CHAPEL ALLERTON CLUB & CROSSGATES REC. HALL, for staging the Champion of Champions, 3 Man KO and the Windsor Trophy team events semis and finals, again on very good playing surfaces and in excellent surroundings.

THANK YOU LAST BUT NOT LEAST - to the referees and markers who have officiated on over 50 occasions during the season's run in.

REMINDERS - the Prize Presentation Evening will be held this year at BRAMLEY BAND CLUB on WEDS 9th JULY - further details will be circulated shortly.

The AGM will then conclude the season properly the following Monday 14th July at HOLBECK WMC - again further details will be circulated shortly.

11 Jun 2014**SEASON's FINALE - BAGLEY SEES OFF RAPER IN THE LEN LEE**

2014 Leeds Snooker Champion Johnathan Bagley, finished the season off on the front foot, beating Scott Raper 4-0 in the final of the Len Lee Invitation last Thursday at the Northern S.C.

The match report by Andy Taffinder follows-:
Frame 1: The first frame was very tight with a lot of safety shots exchanging between these two top players.
The defining part of the frame came when Johnathan laid a very difficult snooker for Scott to try and hit. He missed it 6 times after the referee had called the miss rule 6 times only to finally hit the red leaving Johnathan to score 16 points and make the frame safe.
1-0 to Johnathan (70 - 26)

Frame 2: Johnathan got in first with a 14 before 'turning up the heat' making a 72 break at his next visit, putting the frame beyond Scott.
2-0 to Johnathan (86 - 9)

Frame 3: Johnathan continued to 'turn on the heat' taking 14 reds with small colours over 4 visits to the table.
3-0 to Johnathan (67 - 5)

Frame 4: Scott scored 1st with an 18 break, Johnathan replied with a 25 break, then Scott replied with a 35 break but went for a long difficult red thinking the frame was safe but in fact Johnathan could win by 2 clear points taking all the balls, and guess what he did.
4-0 to Johnathan (55-53)

Both players suffered a number of kicks throughout the match Scott seemed to get the kicks at more defining points, however Johnathan was the worthy winner.

Reports of this weeks semi-finals are shown below:

Monday saw the first Len Lee Invitation semi-final (best of 7) between Scott Raper (Northern) and Tommy Doherty (New Wortley Labour) at N.S.C. The opening two frames went to Scott who was quickly into his stride with useful contributions. The third frame became crucial for Tommy who made a well-constructed break of 46 to take a healthy lead. However, an in-off on the brown meant both players needing the remaining colours to win the frame. Tommy had the best chance to seal the frame on the black but subsequently went in-off again while attempting another safety shot. That knocked the wind out of Tommy’s sails and Scott duly completed the win with a concession from Tommy after a 36 break earlier in the fourth frame. Frame scores (Scott-Tommy): 61-13, 51(31)-27, 69-60(46), 66(36)-19.
REPORT BY PETER WALKER.

Tuesday saw the second semi-final between Johnathan Bagley (Harehills Labour) & Dave Baker (Main Line Social).
JB ran out what looks like an easy winner in the end by 4 frames to 1, but for much of the time it was no easy ride at all.
Dave Barker potted the last five colours in the first frame to take it on the black and surprise the Leeds Champion, before JB levelled at one all by taking the second after useful contributions from both players. Two fouls by Dave, one on a break of 30, swung the frame in the favour of JB.
The 3rd frame was really the decider, which JB took but only after Dave had opened up an early lead.
The 4th and 5th frames also went to JB, but only after Dave once again rallied in the final frame, before a difficult snooker sealed Dave's feat.
JB was not at his fluent best by his very high standards, but while Dave pushed him all the way, he could not lift his game just that other notch, otherwise a shock could have been on the cards.
FRAME SCORES (JB first) - 1.) 42-47, 2.) 64-30, 3.) 77-25, 4.) 80(48)-6, 5.) 64-21.

08 Jun 2014**COMPETITIONS THIS WEEK - END THE 2013-14 SEASON**

Another season draws to a close this week, with the completion of the LEN LEE INVITATION SNOOKER and the VETERANS - both at the NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE.

LEN LEE INVITATION: The season concludes this week at the NORTHERN S.C. with the semi-finals and final of the LEN LEE INVITATION on Monday 9th June, Tuesday 10th June and Thursday 12th June - see comp. tab for the order of play.
ALL MATCHES START AT 7-30pm - DRESS CODE APPLIES.

VETERAN'S COMPETITION: This years Veterans KO will take place at the NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE on Tuesday 10th June starting at 10am.
ANYBODY 55 and over just turn up at the Northern on the morning before 10am to enter.
There is no fee to enter and 1st round losers will go into a plate draw.
WINNERS will receive their prizes at the Presentation Night on the 9th July at Bramley Band Club.
Refreshment will be made available on the day.
WINNER MAIN COMPETITION - HOWARD BRAZIL:
WINNER PLATE COMPETITION - PAUL GRIMES:

THE PRIZE PRESENTATION NIGHT WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR AT BRAMLEY BAND CLUB ON WEDS 9th JULY.

01 Jun 2014**THE END OF THE SEASON IS NIGH**

The season draws to a close at the end of next week with now only 2 competitions still to complete.

WINDSOR TROPHY: This Wednesday 4th June sees the final of the WINSDOR TROPHY between SWARCLIFFE WMC & NORTHERN S.C.
The match will be played at CROSSGATES REC. HALL TO START AT 7-45pm. NO DRESS CODE.

LEN LEE INVITATION: The season concludes the following week at the NORTHERN S.C. with the semi-finals and final of the LEN LEE INVITATION on Monday 9th June, Tuesday 10th June and Thursday 12th June - see comp. tab for the order of play.
ALL MATCHES START AT 7-30pm - DRESS CODE APPLIES.

THE PRIZE PRESENTATION NIGHT WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR AT BRAMLEY BAND CLUB ON WEDS 9th JULY.

01 Jun 2014**2014 VETERANS COMPETITION - NSC TUES 10th JUNE 10am START**

This years Veterans KO will take place at the NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE on Tuesday 10th June starting at 10am.
ANYBODY 55 and over just turn up at the Northern on the morning before 10am to enter.
There is no fee to enter and 1st round losers will go into a plate draw.
WINNERS will receive their prizes at the Presentation Night on the 9th July at Bramley Band Club.
Refreshment will be made available on the day.

01 Jun 2014**SAM O'BRIEN - 2014 SYKES CUP CHAMPION**

Sam O'Brien (+15) of Harehills WMC claimed the coveted "George Sykes" Cup on Thursday 29th May defeating Craig Molnar (+13) of Crossgates WMC 3-0.
Neither player found any form really in a match littered with fouls, especially Craig who could not create any of the excitement which got him through his semi final the night but one before.
Dissapointed though he was, Craig had to concede defeat to Sam, who was far more confident and consistent with his smooth cue action on the night and run out an easy winner in the end!
Frame Scores (Sam O'Brien first) - 1.) 75-29, 2.) 85-45, 3.) 73-19

SEMI FINAL REPORTS BELOW:
PETER WALKER - Last Tuesday saw the first semi-final of the Sykes Cup (best of 5) between Craig Molnar (+13 from Crossgates WMC) and Darren Binns (+14 from Hunslet Carr) at the Northern. Craig won the cagey first frame and capitalised on a more fluent second frame to go 2 up. Darren battled back and managed to pot all the colours except the black to stay in the game. The fourth frame included numerous fouls and misses on the green ball after what looked like a commanding lead achieved by Darren. This gave Craig a chance to wrap the game up but Darren managed to fluke the black and take the game into a decider. The last frame was destined to be close with both players making useful contributions and came down to the last 3 colours with both players needing 2 of them to win. Darren potted the blue but missed the pink in the middle pocket for the match. However, Craig grasped the opportunity and potted pink and the final black to win 3-2 in the end. Good luck to Craig in the final and hard lines to the gallant loser Darren. Frame scores (Craig-Darren): 71-62 ; 83-56 ; 52-63 ; 61-67 ; 73-65.

REPORT BY TONY BURDEN: Sykes Cup semi-final – Wednesday 28th May 2014 – Luke Naylor-Haigh (Peggy Tub Social) v Sam O’Brien (Harehills WMC)
Though the result was a 3-0 win to Sam, this was a far closer match than the result suggests. The first frame swung both ways as far as the lead goes, until the point where the final 3 colours were left with Luke 23 in front and Sam requiring a snooker. He duly obliged and the degree of difficulty with the “snooker” resulted in a foul on the blue. Sam went on to clear the 3 remaining colours (2 visits), leaving a re-spotted black. After a few visits each, Sam potted the black and One Nil.
The next 2 frames were close, though Sam had the edge, once they were down to the colours. Whilst there were no breaks of note, the standard of play was high from these two talented young players.

21 May 2014** 2014 LEN LEE PAIRS WINNERS - Lewis GILLEN & Nick MORTIMER (New Wortley Labour)**

IT WAS BILLED AS A CRACKER & THAT'S HOW IT TURNED OUT!
The Final of this years Len Lee Pairs took place at the NSC on Thursday 22nd May, between J. Bagley / A. Conboy (Harehills Labour) & L. Gillen / N. Mortimer (New Wortley Labour), after both pairs secured 3-0 victories in their semi-final matches earlier in the week.
IN THE FINAL, LEWIS & NICK EVENTUALLY RAN OUT 3-2 WINNERS IN A MATCH THAT HAD EVERYTHING! - break building and sinlge pots making the centre table pockets look like 'buckets', classy safety play, easy misses by top players, tension, humour, a fight back and a tense final frame decider.
Receiving 34 points per frame, Lewis & Nick took the first 75-65, when Lewis cleared up from the yellow, after a very cagey start by both pairs, where 18 visits were made without a score, and after the Harehills pair took the lead.
A completely differant 2nd frame saw Lewis make a classy 55 break to take the frame 97-6 and secure a 2-0 lead for him and his partner.
THE THIRD FRAME WAS A CLASSIC!
Things didn't look good for the Harehills pair at the start of it who were looking at a 3-0 defeat, until firstly JB stepped up to the plate, with two contributions, the second an 18 ball 49 break before an easy miss for him, let Lewis & Nick back in it seemed.
However, after Lewis missed a simple pot red over the middle pocket, and then further easy pots were missed by both pairs, Andy C then produced a terrific 5 ball break which were all difficult pots especially the brown, allowing him & JB to take the 3rd frame 83-57.
The momentum now seemed to be swinging the other way, especially when JB and AC took the fourth frame as well 91-55 to set up the final frame decider.
After a poor break off in the final frame, JB pulled the start back more or less, but a missed red into the centre allowed Lewis & Nick to re-group.
A terrific snooker behind the black by Nick, gave Lewis the chance on his next visit, to make a contribution of 30 which ultimately sealed their victory.
LEWIS & NICK JUST GOT OVER THE LINE AFTER A GREAT FIGHT BACK BY JB & ANDY JUST FELL SHORT - GREAT MATCH!

18 May 2014** COMP. UPDATE - THIS WEEK - LL PAIRS & WINDSOR**

This week taking centre stage at the Northern SC are the semi-finals and final of the Len Lee Pairs, on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday ALL STARTING AT 7-30pm - see the comp. tab for the order and who plays who etc.
Slotted in between on Wednesday, is the first semi-final of the Windsor Trophy between Crossgates WMC and Northern Snooker Centre - at CROSSGATES REC. HALL starting at 7-45pm.

STILL TO DECIDE - see the comp. tab for further details:
SYKES CUP - semi-finals & final at the NSC on 27th, 28th & 29th May.
WINDSOR TROPHY - 2nd semi-final (Swarcliffe WMC v Belle Isle WMC) and final both at CROSSGATES REC. HALL on Weds 28th May and Weds 4th June.
LEN LEE INVITATION - semi-finals and final at the NSC on 9th, 10th and 12th June.

COMPLETED SO FAR:
See the comp. tab for all the results of the tournaments completed so far - (the duplicates for these are this year and last year in order).
SNOOKER LEAGUES FINAL POSTIONS - see the league tables tab for winners and runners up for this season

15 May 2014**CONGRATULATIONS KRIS CHAPMAN - 2014 STAN BROOKE SINGLES CHAMPION**

Kris Chapman +19 hcp. (Crossgates Rec. Hall) is the 2014 Stan Brooke Singles Champion after beating Rob Johnson +34 hcp. (Bramley Villagers), by 249 points to 214 on Thursday night - 15th May.
To prove the value of scoring points in an aggregate format, Rob actually won 2 of the 3 frames but lost overall.
Kris started like a 'house on fire' and reeled the first frame off fairly easily 91-20 after a cagey start by both.
Rob then rallied in the second and the momentum started to swing back to him with a 'miss rule' situation, so much so, that if Rob had not gone in off the final pink, the points would have been more or less level with handicaps added going into the final 3rd frame.
As it turned out, Kris made 2 good pots on the final pink and black to take a 51 point lead into the final frame, even though Rob won the 2nd frame 76-56.
Even then, Rob was not going anywhere and he continued to make things difficult for Kris, and then when he put his best break of the night together he could still have taken the title.
However, his courageous fight came to an end when he missed the final brown, Kris then took it with a good pot and the blue and pink as well, and the rest is history as they say, even though Rob still won the 3rd frame - 61-45.
WELL DONE KRIS HARD LUCK ROB!

Semi- Final match reports below:
Monday 12th May Kris Chapman v Gareth Naylor report by Peter Walker.
Last Monday saw the first Stan Brooke singles semi-final held at the Northern Snooker Centre on the centre table. It was contested between Kris (a.k.a. Jack) Chapman (+19 based at Crossgates Rec) and Gareth Naylor (+39 from Peggy Tub). The opening frame saw Jack quickly into his stride which he dominated while Gareth was still getting used to the playing conditions. He won the initial frame and gained a very handy lead of 39 going into the second of three frames based on total aggregate. Although in the next frame Jack began with another early break, it was a much closer frame with Gareth battling back which included 8 foul and misses between them which seemed a little harsh. The conclusion of this frame resulted in Jack gaining 1 extra point to his existing lead. In the last frame, Jack slowly managed to overhaul Gareth’s 20 point handicap start and eventually took control, winning the last frame by a further 13 points with only pink and black remaining. Hard lines to Gareth and good luck to Jack in the final on Thursday. Frames scores were as follows, KC: 108(27)-GN: 69, 85-84, 85-72 (Total scores 278-225).

Tuesday 13th May - Rob Johnson v Mark Aspin - report by Andy Taffinder.
Frame 1 Rob Johnson to break
Both players found the no 1 board at NSC very difficult.
Rob Johnson edged it 69 - 56 taking a 13 point aggregate.

Frame 2 Mark Aspin to break
Once again both players found the table difficult.
Rob Johnson managed to get a 50 point lead up until the Brown.
Mark managed to clear the last balls with a 22 break reducing the aggregate
on frame 2 to 28.
Frame score 87 - 59 to Rob Johnson.

Frame 3 Rob Johnson to break
Mark went into the frame with a negative 41 aggregate plus the 17 start from
the handicaps totalling a massive 58 points in arrears.
This didn't phase Mark as he came back very strong and brought the
deficitate down to less than 20 points overall and if the balls had run a
'little kinder' for him, the end could have been very different.
However Rob strung a good 27 points in two visit's to the table which
finally put the game and match beond Mark.

Final frame score 74 - 73 to Mark.

10 May 2014** WINDSOR TROPHY - 1/4 FINALS DRAW NOW SHOWING - WEDS 14th MAY**

The next round - 1/4 Finals - of the WINDSOR TROPHY is NOW SHOWING and will take place THIS WEDNESDAY 14th MAY (TOMORROW) at the club of the home drawn team.
SORRY FOR THE SHORT NOTICE - SEE BELOW!
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(However, due to a misunderstanding, it will not be possible to show the draw until TUESDAY NIGHT (possibly WEDNESDAY MORNING).
Will team captains please keep a look out on the website at that time to see who and where they play, the day after or on that day.)

09 May 2014* 3 MAN KO FINAL*

Congratulations to Upper & Lower Wortley Libs on winning a close final beating Queenswood Social by 4 frames to 2.
The trophy could have gone to either team with all except 1 frame going to a black ball decider.
The first 2 frames were shared with Lee Craven U & l beating Steve Raine Qwood and Shaun Hill Qwood beating the veteran Peter Brier U& L. Next on saw Darren Barlow U & L beat Mark Gooch on the final black while Shaun Hill completed a 2/0 victory over Peter. Lee Craven then went on to clinch his 2nd frame once again on the black which left Darren to pot the black for a 2/0 win and seal victory for Wortley. Many thanks to both referees and to Chapel Allerton for providing an excellent venue for the competition.

Frame scores U & L first -
Peter brier (46) 81 106 v Shaun Hill (45) 85 119 Lee Craven (19) 75 67 v Steve Raine (25) 69 67 Darren Barlow (-5) 60 68 v Mark Gooch (4) 57 62.

07 May 2014**3 MAN KO FINAL - TOMORROW THURSDAY 8th MAY**

Tomorrow, at the CHAPEL ALLERTON CLUB, is the FINAL of this year's 3 MAN KO competition starting at 7-30pm prompt.
Contesting the final are QUEENSWOOD SOCIAL CLUB & UPPER & LOWER WORTLEY LIBS, who made it through to the final in completely differant circumstances!
Last Tuesday, U+L Wortley eased passed Garforth WMC 4-0, after Garforth made it very difficult for themselves from the outset.
Whereas last night, Queenswood had to win a tense FINAL FRAME DECIDER to book their place in the final against battling East Leeds SC, running out eventual winners 4-3.

04 May 2014**COMPETITION UPDATE!!**

STILL TO BE DECIDED (in date order)-:
3 MAN KO - Concludes this week! 2nd semi-final Queenswood v East Leeds this Tuesday 6th May. Winners will play U+L Wortley in the FINAL on THURSDAY 8th MAY - BOTH matches at CHAPEL ALLERTON CLUB.
WINDSOR TROPHY - 2nd round draw (last 16) now showing on the competitions tab. WILL CAPTAINS PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY ONLY SELECT PLAYERS WHO ARE REGISTERED FOR THE WINDSOR TROPHY!
STAN BROOKE SINGLES - Semi finals & Final due to be played on 12th, 13th & 15th MAY at the NSC 7-30pm START - see competitions tab.
LEN LEE PAIRS - Semi finals & Final due to be played on 19th, 20th & 22nd MAY at the NSC 7-30pm START - see competitions tab.
SYKES CUP - SEMI FINAL DRAW NOW SHOWING - see competitions tab - to be played on 27th May, 28th May (order of matches to be confirmed) - FINAL 29th MAY.
LEN LEE INVITATION - SEMI FINAL DRAW NOW SHOWING - see competitions tab - to be played on 9th June, 10th June (order of matches to be confirmed) - FINAL 12th JUNE.


03 May 2014*OLIVER LINES - CONGRATULATIONS & GOOD LUCK!**

After being the bearer of bad news recently, it is our pleasue to now deliver some good news to you!
18 year old OLIVER LINES of the Northern Snooker Centre, in March this year playing in Bucharest Romania, added the EUROPEAN U.21 SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP to his already long list of Leeds, Yorkshire and English tiltle wins.
Oliver defeated Josh Boileau of the Republic of Ireland 6-1 in the final, to join a list of past winners including Luca Brecel, Ben Woollaston & Mark Allen.
SANDERSON LAM, also of the Northern SC, reached the 1/4 final before losing 5-3 to Ashley Carty.
(See the EBSA website for further details).
OLIVER's WIN now guarantees him a minimum of 2 years on the Pro-circuit, and father Peter Lines (currently ranked in the world 57), is trying to find out if this will be the first time father and son have actually played on the Pro-tour at the same time? The only ones we think who come near are Geoff & Neil Foulds, but did they play at the same time?
However, before he leaves the amateur ranks soon, Oliver still has the chance to win the prestigiuos English Amateur Championship, having already reached the Northern final. The final stages of the English Amateur Championship will be played at the Northern Snooker Centre in early June.
GOOD LUCK OLIVER FROM ALL AT THE LBSO NOW FOR THE AMATEUR & WHEN YOU TURN PRO!!!

30 Apr 2014DAVID WESTON - FUNERAL

The sad news of the death of David Weston on the 21st April was reported a few days ago - see below.
David was a long time playing member of the LBSO with Adel and the son of Keith, an official in Leeds for many many years.
For anybody wishing to attend his funeral, there will be a service at Lawnswood Crematorium on Thursday 1st May at 11am.

26 Apr 2014**WINDSOR TROPHY - 1st ROUND NOW SHOWING**

The first round (last 32) of the Windsor Trophy is now showing on the competitions tab.
MATCHES ARE TO BE PLAYED TOMORROW - WEDNESDAY 30th APRIL - 7-45pm START AT THE CLUB OF THE HOME DRAWN TEAM.
See the red print for the format and details of further rounds etc.
Results as normal via the website asap please.
Apologies for the delay in showing the draw, but there was a slight problem this morning, which has now been fixed by Michael the web designer.

26 Apr 2014**COMPETITIONS UPDATE**

STILL TO BE DECIDED-:
3 MAN KO - semi finals now showing to be played as drawn on Tuesday 29th April & Tuesday 6th May. FINAL on THURSDAY 8th MAY. ALL 3 MATCHES at CHAPEL ALLERTON CLUB.
STAN BROOKE SINGLES - semi finals now showing, to be played as drawn on Monday 12th May & Tuesday 13th May. FINAL on THURSDAY 15th MAY. ALL MATCHES AT THE NSC.
LEN LEE PAIRS - semi final draw now showing. To be played in order on Monday 19th May and Tuesday 20th May. The FINAL will be played on THURSDAY 22nd MAY. ALL MATCHES AT THE NSC.
SYKES CUP - semi finals still to be drawn. Both matches and the Final to be played at the NSC on 27th, 28th & 29th MAY.
LEN LEE INVITATION - semi finals still to be drawn. Both matches and the Final to be played at the NSC on 9th, 10th & 12th June.
WINDSOR TROPHY - see seperate instructions above.

24 Apr 2014**GARFORTH WMC - CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS AGAIN!!!**

Garforth WMC, this season's Division F Champions, last night regained the trophy they won last year, by beating double Division A winners New Wortley Labour by 5 frames to 3.
New Wortley started confidently and things were looking bleak for Garforth when the first 2 frames went to the Division A Champions for the past 2 seasons. However, the 'tide started to turn' when Dave Goodall recovered from a 40 point deficit to win his second frame, and Garforth soon rattled off the next 2 frames as well to lead 3 to 2.
Lewis Gillen then quickly levelled the match with an emphatic second frame against Bogart Barrow, after losing the first when a miss call did not go in his favour.
It was then left to the two No 1's on the night to battle out the final 2 frames, and giving 27 points start to an in form and very solid Lee Brookes just proved to much for John Gillen on the night.
Frames Scores in 4-3-2-1 order (Garforth first): A. Brookes (+37) 67, 82 v Dave McCormack (+21) 97, 51: D. Goodall (+2) 15, 61 v N. Mortimer (+10) 83, 47: B. Barrow (-4) 60, 23 v Lewis Gillen (-4) 51, 67: L. Brookes (-11) 77, 85 v John Gillen (-38) 40, 0.
THANKS TO HAREHILLS LABOUR CLUB FOR STAGING THE FINALS & THOSE WHO BRUSHED & IRONED THE TABLES ON THE 3 NIGHTS.

23 Apr 2014**MORE SAD NEWS**

I was informed yesterday of the death of David Weston on the 21st April - son of Keith Weston, LBSO official for many years, who also died only a few years ago.
David died after a long illness.
He played for Adel Memorial for about 30 years, although his illness curtailed his playing more recently.
Davis was also a keen cricketer.
Apart from Snooker, he was well known around the Leeds club circuit, as along with his father, he promoted the family stocktaking business.
As at this time, the funeral arrangments are not known.

19 Apr 2014**3 MAN KO & WINDSOR TROPHY**

The last 8 draw for the 3 Man KO and the Preliminary round of the Windsor Trophy are both now showing on the LBSO website.
They are 'dove-tailed' to take place on the same day - this Wednesday 23rd April.
Quite a few people have mentioned about waiting for the Windsor to start having being knocked out of the 3 man event, so there is no need to wait any more.
However, of the 20 teams involved in the prelim for the Windsor Trophy, 2 teams are still involved in the 3 Man KO which takes precedence - they are East Leeds SC (away to LPSA), and Crossgates Rec (home to Beechwood).
THESE 2 MATCHES CANNOT TAKE PLACE THIS WEDNESDAY, BUT ALL OTHERS SHOULD!
The captains of both East Leeds & Crossgates will now endeavour to arrange their fixture in the Winsdor Trophy, at the convenience of themselves and their opponents as soon as possible after next Wednesday (or before if that is possible)?
If that proves to be the case, then the 1st round proper can take place on Wednesday 30th April, taking over from the 3 Man KO which will reach the semi-final stage.
If this proves NOT to be the case, then there will have to be a delay in drawing the 1st round proper by a week, as subsequent draws cannot be made until all the results are showing on the website.

18 Apr 2014**COMPETITION UPDATE!**

COMPLETED SO FAR - Leeds City Championships, Stan Brooke Team and Stan Brooke Pairs.
See on the competition tab for match results and below for match reports.

STILL TO COMPLETE:
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - played to a finish next Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at HAREHILLS LABOUR CLUB.
LEN LEE INVITATION - Closing date for the last 8 is 27th April.
LEN LEE PAIRS - Semi Final draw now showing.
STAN BROOKE SINGLES - Semi Final draw now showing.
SYKES CUP - Closing date for last 8 is 27th April.
3 MAN KO - Draw for the 1/4 Finals now showing to be played this Wednesday 23rd April.
WINDSOR TROPHY - Prelim draw now showing to be played this Wednesday 23rd April (except Crossgates Rec v Beechwood & LPSA v East Leeds SC).
VETERANS - details soon to appear of the date and venue etc.

16 Apr 2014**STAN BROOKE PAIRS FINAL**

FINAL - Thursday 17th April - between Gavin Griffin / Antony Bedford (Holbeck WMC) & Anthony Massey / Sam O'Brien (Harehills WMC). Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, the game had to be conceded to GAVIN GRIFFIN / ANTONY BEDFORD (Holbeck WMC).
The result of the game is recorded in accordance with the WPBSA rules covering aggregate competitions.
SEMI-FINAL MATCH REPORTS: Last night the Harehills pair beat Paul Grimes and Lee Grimes (Ackroyd St) 250 pts to 216 over 3 frames aggregate, and the night before the Holbeck duo beat father and son Martin & Charlie McGuigan (Bramley Band) by 244 pts to 159.
Report follows below-:
Last Monday night saw the first of the Stan Brooke pairs semi-final match between Gavin Griffin & Antony Bedford (from Holbeck off +25) and Martin & Charlie McGuigan (from Bramley Band off +22). The first frame was a typical scrappy affair with all players making contributions while getting used to the Northern S.C. match table. However, Gavin & Antony had gained a lead of 15 at this stage. The second frame saw the Holbeck pair step up a gear to take a fairly open game by a further 31 points which gave them an advantage of 46 points going into the last frame. This meant that the father & son pairing had to try and take the initiative in an attempt to make up the deficit. Charlie did get the highest break of the match in the final frame but further steady scoring and cagey safety by Gavin & Antony saw them home by 85 points in the end.

Frame scores:

Gavin & Antony: 72 – 87 - 85 (Total 244)

Martin & Charlie: 57 – 56 – 46 (Total 159)

13 Apr 2014**COMPETITION UPDATE!**

Last week saw the completion of this seasons Leeds City Championships. Results can be found on the competitions tab and match reports below.
In between the Stan Brooke Team event was played to a finish.

STILL TO BE DECIDED - (see competition tab for full details):
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Semi Finals 22nd and 23rd April. Final 24th April - ALL 3 matches at HAREHILLS LABOUR CLUB.
LEN LEE INVITATION - last 8 in play due by date 27th April.
LEN LEE PAIRS - semi-finals still to be drawn to be played at the Northern on 19th, 20th & 22nd May.
STAN BROOKE PAIRS - CENTRE STAGE THIS WEEK AT THE NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE!
STAN BROOKE SINGLES - semi-finals still to be drawn to be played at the Northern on 12th, 13th & 15th May.
SYKES CUP - last 8 now in play due by date 27th April.
3-MAN KO - last 16 drawn to be played this Wednesday 16th April. Last 8 Wednesday 23rd April. Semi-finals and Final dates and venue to be confirmed later.
WINDSOR TROPHY - still to start!

13 Apr 2014**DELEGATES MEETING - TOMORROW**

The final delegates meeting of the season takes place tomorrow Monday 14th April at Holbeck WMC starting officially at 7-45pm.
COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORMS FOR NEXT SEASON ARE DUE - WITH FEED PAID IN FULL.
The full agenda has been circulated to team capatains but can also be viewed on the website - "About Us / Documents"

12 Apr 2014*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - SNOOKER SINGLES - THURS 10th APRIL*

After being 2-0 down, Johnthan Bagley won the next 4 frames to defeat current European U.21 Snooker Champion Oliver Lines by 4 frames to 2, to once again lift the Leeds City Snooker Championship.
Frame 1 Johnathan to break - Oliver contributes first after a couple of rounds of safety exchanges, and
some small points scoring, with a 43 break followed by a 16 break putting
him some 50 points in front. Johnathan needed all the balls left on the
table to win on the black. His attempt was close clearing all the balls up
to the pink with a 39 break, he missed the pink leaving Oliver the pink to
take the first frame. 1-0 to Oliver scores 66-48

Frame 2 Oliver to break - Oliver once again made the significant contribution with a 44 break followed
by a 18 putting the game beyond Johnathon forcing him to concede making it
2-0 to Oliver scores 64-20

Frame 3 Johnathan to break - This time it was Johnathan to score first with a 37 break, Oliver responded
after a bout of safety shots with a 30 Break before Johnathan put the frame
beyond Oliver with a 18 break forcing Oliver to concede. making it 2-1 to
Oliver scores 56-31

Frame 4 Oliver to break - Johnathan once again took command of the frame with 30 and 29 break followed
by a tricky snooker, this put the 4th frame beyond Oliver who conceded.
Levelling things at 2-2 score 68-30

Frame 5 Johnathan to break - Very close game with the balls proving difficult, no major contributions
from either player and after a tactical section of safety play Johnathon
edged the frame taking the lead 3-2 score 61-51

Frame 6 Oliver to break - Oliver was first to score with a single red and black, however he then
missed the next red leaving Johnathan a chance. And did he take it....

He took 13 reds with colours along with the remaining 7 colours to make a
truly magnificent 125 clearance....

Johnathan takes the match 4-2 with the final frame score 126 points to 8

Johnathan certainly finished in style to take the 2014 LCC singles title.

The 20 plus spectators certainly enjoyed the final frame.

12 Apr 2014*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS UI6'S & U18's - WEDS 9th APRIL*

THE FUTURE IN LEEDS IS CLEARLY VERY BRIGHT AFTER 2 FINALS PLAYED BY 4 CLASSY PLAYERS IN TRUELY GOOD SPIRIT!

UNDER 16's - ROBERT THOMPSON (15 yrs) 2 - CALLUM BERESFORD (13 yrs) 1.
In a best of 3 frame thriller, Robert was on the verge of losing 2-0 before he turned things around and claimed the title. Callum took control of a long, tight and tense first frame, which went one way and then the other, before a brilliant blue, pink and black clearance nicked it 59-53.
Callum then took early command of the 2nd frame, before Robert hit back. The frame then remained close until the final 3 colours made the difference just like the first. Unfortunately Callum could'nt repeat the heroics of the first frame, and after missing the blue, Robert potted it and the pink to take the 2nd frame 53-44.
Robert also then sealed a close and tense final frame, holding his nerve to pot the pink and take the title.
A GREAT GAME - CREDIT GOES TO BOTH PLAYERS!

UNDER 18's - OLIVER MULCHAY (15 yrs) 3 - LIAM BARLOW (16 yrs) 1.
After taking the first 2 frames fairly easily (1. 79-11 & 2. 57-29), when Oliver quickly got into his stride and Liam could'nt seem to find his form, the tide them seemed to be turning after Liam took the 3rd frame (56-24) and then took contol in the 4th.
However, 26 behind, Oliver came to the table and then found a new lease of life, to produce a fantastic and very classy 55 break which turned out to be crucial in the end. Oliver looked like he was going to clear the table on his 55 break, but when he got another opportunity to mop up the colours, he made no mistake.
WELL DONE OLIVER - HARD LUCK LIAM - ANOTHER GREAT MATCH!

12 Apr 2014*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS PAIRS FINAL - TUES 8th APRIL*

Congratulations go to Johnathan Bagley & Oliver Lines who defeated Paul Goodall & Michael Savery by 3 frames to 1 in the best of 5 final.
The champions took the first frame 84-16 at a stroll, with 2 forty plus breaks 1 from each of them.
The second frame was over even quicker, after Oliver made a superb 93 break and the only reason it wasn't more is because he run out of balls! (Frame score 117-11).
The match looked over and done with in frame 3, when Paul came to the table 38 behind, but a gritty 34 break followed by a crucial final red, blue and the first two colours put the underdogs in front. Then after potting the brown Oliver surprisingly missed an easy blue for him, leaving Michael to mop up the pink & black to take the 3rd frame 65-51.
With the prospect of an upset on the cards then, Oliver & Johnathan once again gained control and took the 4th frame and the title 59-10.

08 Apr 2014*LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM FINAL - MON 7th APRIL*

NORTHERN SC 'A' 4 - NORTHERN SC 'B' 1
Last night Monday 7th April saw the final of the team competition which involved Northern Snooker Centre (A) versus the Northern Snooker Centre (B)
First board men Richard Binns (B Team) v Howard Brazil (A) played out a tactical first frame with both players potting well and both missing chances to take control of the frame. Howard had first chance to clinch the frame on the blue but failed with Richard stepping in to take the blue and pink and seal the frame.
Next on was James Pearson (B) v Oliver Lines (A) with James starting well with a 28 break but oliver hit back with breaks of 48 and 28 to take frame two and level the scores.
In a scrappy third frame with both Chris Hart (B) and Jonathan Bagley (A) failing to take early chances it came down to the colours with Jonathan potting the important colours to take frame three and a two one lead.
Howard and Richard returned to the table for their second frame with Howard potting good reds and colours to take a lead going in to the last six colours when a fluked blue sealed the frame for Howard and a crucial three one lead leaving the B team with a tough task to win the title.
Oliver and James played out what was to be the final frame which after a good bout of safety by both players saw Oliver take his chance with a good 40 break only to miss a red to the centre pocket which gave James chance to get back into the frame. But it was Oliver who sealed victory with a 39 clearance to the pink,
Well done to both teams for an entertaining evening of snooker played out on the tough centre board.

Frame scores

R Binns 53 H Brazil 44
Frame two
J Pearson 32 O Lines 84
Frame three
C Hart 27 J Bagley 52
Frame four
R Binns 34 H Brazil 62
Frame five
J Pearson 15 O Lines 80.

06 Apr 2014**LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - FINALS WEEK**

Tomorrow sees the final week of the annual festival of snooker which will parade this season's City Champions.
ALL MATCHES AT THE NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE TO START AT 7-30pm - DRESS CODE SMART.
Kicking off on MONDAY 7th APRIL, is the best of 7 TEAM final between NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE A & NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE B.
TUESDAY 8th APRIL - sees the PAIRS FINAL (Best of 5) between J. BAGLEY / O. LINES & P.GOODALL / M. SAVERY.
WEDNESDAY 9th APRIL sees the turn of the Juniors.
Starting at 6pm in the best of 3 frame UNDER 16's FINAL - ROBERT THOMPSON (15) plays CALLUM BERESFORD (13) & following on in the best of 5 UNDER 18's FINAL, LIAM BARLOW (16) faces OLIVER MULCAHY (15).
Concluding the week on THURSDAY 10th APRIL, either JOHNATHAN BAGLEY or OLIVER LINES will be 'crowned' the 2014 LEEDS CITY SNOOKER CHAMPION, in the best of 7 game.
See the competition tab for further details of each competition and the ALL the semi-final results.
SPECTATORS MORE THAN WELCOME!

04 Apr 2014**3 MAN KO & WINDSOR TROPHY**

The 2nd round (last 32) of the 3 Man KO is now showing on the competition tab. ALL MATCHES IN THIS ROUND TO BE PLAYED THIS WEDNESDAY - 9th APRIL.
HANDICAPS - WILL CAPTAINS PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY PLAY PLAYERS OFF THE RIGHT HANDICAP, OTHERWISE IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMPETITION RULE 5, FRAMES WILL BE DECLARED VOID!

The WINDSOR TROPHY - still time to enter - 32 team so far! Still room for over 20 clubs!

04 Apr 2014*FIRST TITLE OF THE YEAR* - **STAN BROOKE TEAM CHAMPS!**

Congratulations go to Beeston Hill Social, who last night became winners of the 2014 Stan Brooke Team Championship.
'What a difference a day makes' - or two in the case of losing finalists East Leeds SC.
On Tuesday they enjoyed a final 4th frame black ball victory in the semi-final against Crossgates Rec.
Last night they experienced exactly the opposite!
In a typically tense final where no player really excelled, and in a final frame which lasted over an hour with only 6 in the overall aggregate at the start of it, neither side took the initiative and on the final colours the lead went one way and then the other, so that on the final black, once again both sides could have won. Liam Nicholson of Beeston Hill held his nerve and potted the final pink and black to win the cup.
OVERALL SCORES - Beeston Hill 204 - East Leeds SC 192.
Individual scores (Beeston Hill first):
1) Leon Browne 60 - Naz Rouissi 40:
2) John Mullen 42 - Kris "Jack" Chapman 47:
3) Shaun Gordge 44 - Gregg Calter 53:
4) Liam Nicholson 58 - Gary Calter 52.

02 Apr 2014*PETER HAWKYARD - FUNERAL - THIS FRIDAY 4th APRIL*

Dear All,
As you should be aware by now, Peter’s funeral service will be held this Friday – 4th April. It will take place at Pontefract Crematorium WF8 4HA starting at 10-40am. For those of you who wish to pay their last respects to Peter, who served this organisation so well for so many years, the Crematorium is on the Wakefield Road going out of Pontefract towards Featherstone. A wreath has already been organised by the LBSO, but I am informed by Peter’s wife Davina, that a collection plate in aid of the British Heart Foundation will be in place for the service. Hope to see as many of you there as possible. Bob

02 Apr 2014*STAN BROOKE TEAM TROPHY - SEMI FINAL 2*

Local rivals East Leeds SC & Crossgates Rec Hall dished up a 4 frame thriller last night, not decided until the final black ball in the final frame.
East Leeds running out winners by 207 points to 204.
Chris Hudson (CG) and Naz Rouissi (EL) played out a close first frame with Chirs just running out the winner 48-46.
Captain Peter Walker (CG) then seemed to put the Rec in charge with a commanding frame victory against out of sorts Kris "Jack" Chapman 83-44.
Gregg Calter (EL) clawed some of the deficit back against Craig Hazelgrave by 64-38, in a topsy turvy frame which concluded with Gregg crucially taking the last 3 colours.
It was then left to Gary Calter (EL) and Jason Hudson (CG) to play out a thrilling final frame. 15 behind overall and giving a further 9 points on handicap at the start, Gary put his side in front half way through the frame only to see Jason rally and bring the scores level more or less again. The last red and a "brilliant" green and the first two colours by Jason took Crossgates back in the lead only for Gary to pot the brown and blue to put East Leeds back in front by 2 overall. Jason then potted a solid pink to put Crossgates 4 back in front but couldnt get on the black.
Both players then played a few safety shots before Jason had a second difficult attempt on the black which missed and rolled towards the middle pocket.
Gary was left with no way a gimme but the rest is history as they say.
IN A VERY SPORTING MATCH UNLUCKY CROGGY & WELL DONE EAST LEEDS!
EAST LEEDS NOW PLAY BEESTON HILL SOCIAL IN THE FINAL TOMORROW - THURSDAY 3rd APRIL AT THE NSC - GOOD LUCK TO BOTH SIDES!

01 Apr 2014*STAN BROOKE TEAM TROPHY - SEMI FINAL 1*

The first semi final of the Stan Brooke team was won by Beeston Hill Social on Monday night who defeated Harehills Labour club on aggregate by 335 to 277.
Austin Butterworth- Harehills and Leon browne put on a good opening display with Austin recovering his 29 point handicap and taking the first frame by 5 points. The second frame between John Mullen- Beeston and Andy Conboy saw Andy recover most of his handicap deficit of 38 to lose by 11 to John through good potting and safety play on the difficult centre table at the Northern S C.
Third on was Shaun Gordge playing Chris Ibbitson- Harehills who was also conceding a 38 point start. Both players potted good indiviual balls but failed to add much in the line of colours with the best chance going to Chris who missed a medium range black which could have turned the frame Chris's way, which gave Shaun the chance to put some good potting and safety play together to give him the frame.
Last on was Liam Nicholson- Beeston against Jonathaan Bagley who took a 52 point aggregate score plus a handicap difference of 68 into the final frame made it an almost impossible task for Bagley. Jonathan made an excellent start with a 41 break only to run out of position behind the pack after potting a red. With the gap narrowing Liam held his nerve and played a good safety game with a couple of important blacks potted to put the match beyond Jonathans reach.
Well done to Beeston who await the result of the second semi final to be played tonight with the final on Thursday 3rd of April.

30 Mar 20141/4 FINALS SYKES CUP & LEN LEE INV.

Draws for the last 8 of both of the above competitions are now showing on the "competitions" tab.
Given the Easter holidays and no more dates available to book in April, the CLOSING DATE FOR BOTH COMPETITIONS IS SUNDAY 27th APRIL.
There will be NO extensions after this date however!

25 Mar 2014** PETER HAWKYARD**

Dear Snooker & Billiards colleagues:
For those who are not already aware, it is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you that Peter Hawkyard passed away sometime last Saturday after spending several weeks in Pinderfields Hospital.
Apologies for the delay in posting this message, but I was only made aware last night after a week end away, and the decision was taken to hold off any announcement to respect Peter's family in mourning and until more facts could be established.
However, after being informed that messages have already been posted on Facebook, we thought it appropriate to send this message now, from the Organisation Peter served so very well over the years.

Peter's funeral will take place on Friday 4th April at Pontefract Crematorium starting at 10-40am.

I shall post further news if and when we receive it and I shall also put together and circulate a full tribute on behalf of the LBSO in time for the funeral.
I am sure you will all agree, Peter will be missed in many respects and all our sympathies are with his family at present times.
LBSO COMMITTEE

22 Mar 2014*LEEDS CITY CHAMPS SEMI FINAL*

Jonathan Bagley reached the final of the Leeds City Championships singles on Thursday night in a close fought match against Daniel Womersley.
Daniel started the match with a good opening frame with solid potting and fine safety which gave Jonathan little chance. Jonathan fought back to take frames two and three with breaks of 45 and 34 in the second and an excellent 62 in the third.
Frame four saw Daniel level the match with Jonathan having little chance. The fifth going to Jonathan with contributions of 39 and 32.
The sixth frame saw Daniel with a good 20 points lead going into the colours but a long yellow and a fantastic green gave Jonathan a 27 cleareance of the colours to take the match four frames to two.
FRAME SCORES-
Jonathan Bagley -35 Daniel Womersley- 64
FRAME 2- 79 / 1
FRAME 3- 80 / 0 to Jonathan
FRAME-4 63 / 15 to Daniel.
FRAME 5 71/ 1
FRAME -6 53 / 45 to Jonathan.

Next thursday sees the second semi final between Scott Raper and Oliver Lines with a seven thirty start.

18 Mar 2014**3 MAN KNOCK OUT - 1st ROUND OVER 2 WEEKS!**

The 1st round draw for the 3 Man KO is now showing to be played over 2 consecutive Wednesday's (26th March & 2nd April).
PLEASE GO TO THE COMPETITIONS TAB TO SEE WHICH WEEK YOU PLAY.
The majority of the fixtures are to be played on the first date (WEDNESDAY 26th MARCH) so that less clubs have to wait 2 weeks to play. The 2nd week (WEDNESDAY 2nd APRIL) has less fixtures but is unavoidable due to multiple teams entering.
Please read the red print for the format to be played.
RESULTS VIA THE WEBSITE AS NORMAL PLEASE!
2nd ROUND WILL BE PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 9th APRIL.

17 Mar 2014**LEEDS CITY CHAMPS - WEEK 1 SEMIS**

This week sees the start of the semi-finals for the 2014 Leeds City Championships. Due to the first team semi being played already by mistake, and the first pairs semi having to be cancelled, the matches start this week on Wednesday with the U16 Juniors followed by the U18's. The first singles semi will be on Thursday.
MATCHES ARE-:
WEDS 19th MARCH - U.16 JUNIORS - CALLUM BERESFORD v SAM GREGORY (Starting at 6-00pm). Best of 3.
WEDS 19th MARCH - U.18 JUNIORS - OLIVER MULCAHY V SAM GREGORY. Best of 5.
THURSDAY 20th MARCH - JOHNATHAN BAGLEY v DANIEL WOMERSLEY. Best of 7.
The second week semis will start on Monday 24th March.
(Finals will commence on Monday 7th April).
SPECTATORS MORE THAN WELCOME!

16 Mar 2014**CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS KO**

CONGRATULATIONS - to all league winners!
The first round for this year's C of C's (now showing on the competitions tab) is THIS WEDNESDAY COMING - 19th MARCH.
Please follow the red print.
If the home drawn club has any problems staging the match, CAN THEY PLEASE CONTACT THEIR OPPONENTS!
Send your results as normal via the website.

14 Mar 2014*TEAM COMPS - UPDATE! - C of C's / 3 MAN KO / WINDSOR*

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS: - 1st Round 19th MARCH (NEXT WEDS) - DRAW NOW SHOWING! PLAYED AT HOME DRAWN CLUB. Follow the RED instructions - PLEASE KEEP A LOOK OUT!
3 MAN KO: Entry now closed! 1st ROUND (OVER 2 WEEKS) TO START 26th MARCH & 2nd APRIL - Draw to show NEXT WEEK! 2nd Round 9th April.
WINDSOR TROPHY: ENTRY IS NOW OPEN! Only ONE team per club. NO ENTRY FEE! Follow the RED instructions. CLOSING DATE 9th APRIL.

09 Mar 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 10th March.

09 Mar 2014**DELEGATES MEETING TOMORROW - 10th MARCH HOLBECK WMC 7-45pm - FINAL REMINDER**

FINAL REMINDER - The March meeting is tomorrow. REGISTRATION FORMS FOR 2014-15 will be handed out. LEAGUE TROPHIES to be returned. 3 MAN KO FEES DUE! - £12 per team.

07 Mar 2014**SEMI-FINALS & FINALS - 2014 LEEDS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS**

ALL draws are now showing [except SINGLES - drawn 16th March (or sooner if ALL results are in before)].
VENUE FOR ALL MATCHES - NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE - start 7-30pm (except U.16 / U.18 Juniors).
DRESS CODE - SMART (NO Jeans / Trainers / T-Shirts).
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
SEMI-FINALS (1):
TEAM - Monday 17th March (NO MATCH - ALREADY PLAYED!),
PAIRS - Tuesday 18th March,
JUNIORS (U16 & U18) - Wednesday 19th March (6pm),
U16's CALLUM BERESFORD v SAM GREGORY:
U18's OLIVER MULCAHY v SAM GREGORY:
SINGLE SNOOKER - Thursday 20th March.
SEMI-FINALS (2):
TEAM - Monday 24th March,
PAIRS - Tuesday 25th March,
JUNIORS (U16 & U18) - Wednesday 26th March (6pm),
U16's JOE DIXON v ROBERT THOMPSON:
U18's JAKE BELL v LIAM BARLOW:
SINGLE SNOOKER - Thursday 27th March.
FINALS:
TEAM - Monday 7th April,
PAIRS - Tuesday 8th April,
JUNIORS (U16 & U18) - Wednesday 9th April (6pm),
SINGLE SNOOKER - Thursday 10th April.
SPECTATORS MORE THAN WELCOME!

06 Mar 2014**LEN LEE PAIRS - 1/4 FINAL DRAW**

The draw for the last 8 of the Len Lee Pairs is now showing on the competition tab.
Closing date for this round is Sunday 30th March 2014.
Semis & The Final will be on neutral tables tba and dates to fix.

04 Mar 2014**SYKES CUP & STAN BROOKE PAIRS**

The draws for next round of the Sykes Cup (last 16) and the Stan Brooke Pairs (last 8) can now be viewed by clicking on the competitions tab.
CLOSING DATE FOR BOTH IS 23rd MARCH.
(The Len Lee Pairs will be drawn later this week).

02 Mar 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 3rd March.

24 Feb 2014**LEEDS CITY SINGLES - 1/4 FINAL DRAW**

The draw for the last 8 of the Leeds Snooker Championship is now on view - see competition tab.
PLEASE READ THE RED PRINT!
CLOSING DATE SATURDAY 15th MARCH.
SEMI-FINAL DRAW SUNDAY 16th MARCH.
SEMI FINAL (1) - Thurs 20th MARCH.
SEMI FINAL (2) - Thurs 27th MARCH.
FINAL - Thurs 10th APRIL.

23 Feb 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 24th February.

20 Feb 2014** LEN LEE INVITATION SCRATCH SNOOKER - LAST 16**

The 2nd round draw (last 16) can now be viewed on the competitions tab. Please read the RED print. Thank you!

16 Feb 2014*CLUB CLOSURE*

It is with regret as announced at Mondays meeting Harehills Conservative club is now closed.The (A) team will play from Hunslet Carr and the (B) team will play from Chapel Allerton. Steven Parlour captain of the (A) team and Darren Aitken captain of the (B) team will contact opponents to explain the situation.

16 Feb 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 17th February.

15 Feb 2014**3 MAN TEAM KNOCK OUT - ENTRY NOW OPEN**

Entry is now open for the traditional end of season '3-Man KO'.
Click on competitions tab to register - minimum of 4 maximum of 6 per team!
CLOSING DATE - SUNDAY 9th MARCH (MAY BE EXTENDED??)
£12 FEES DUE AT THE MARCH MEETING ON 10th MARCH

15 Feb 2014* RESULTS*

There are a number of results / scores on the website this week which are clearly wrong. I will adjust these when I have confirmation of the correct results/ scores from the relevant captains / clubs. Could all captains please check the scorecards are correct before submitting please.

13 Feb 2014** COMPETITION UPDATE**

The 2nd round draws for the Stan Brooke singles and team events are now showing - click on the "Competitions" tab.
REMINDER - Len Lee Invitation matches should be completed this week.
The 3 man Knock Out will be opened for entries at the weekend.

13 Feb 2014*NAME CHANGE*

The Hollies Sports & Social Club have now had their name changed to Bramley Villagers (B) team. They have been playing from the Villagers club and Michael Smith has been contacting their opponents each week to confirm the situation for their opponents in the G division. You can check club details and location by clicking on the team name.

11 Feb 2014'GET WELL SOON' - RODNEY & PETER!

Presently, both Chairman Rodney & Competition Secretary Peter are not too well!
Bob has temporarily taken over as Competition Secretary, but can only perform the function at home, after the working day.
CAN ALL COMPETITORS BE PATIENT AT THIS TIME - THANK YOU!
Another official of the LBSO is desperately needed asap (probably as Competition Secretary). Could anybody interested please email Bob, Paul or Andy.

09 Feb 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 10th February.

04 Feb 2014*NEXT DELEGATES MEETING - MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY at HOLBECK WMC*

Time passes and another meeting draws near - DONT MISS IT! - Next Monday 10th February at Holbeck WMC at 7-45pm prompt!
Agenda now circulated and on the website!

03 Feb 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

The handicap review from Sunday 2 February shows -3 from Thomas Wealthys handicap but should show +3 making his new handicap -13.

03 Feb 2014Stan Brooke Pairs, Sykes Cup & Len Lee Pairs

The next round has been drawn for the above tournaments, to view click on Competitions and please read narrative in red.

02 Feb 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

February's major handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 3rd February.

28 Jan 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

Due to a late result Jordan Quinns handicap has been adjusted today and will play off the new handicap with immediate effect. This is one of the main reasons results must be in by 6pm sundays.

26 Jan 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 27th January.

25 Jan 2014Leeds City Championships - singles

The 2nd round draw has now been made

21 Jan 2014Leeds City Championships - Team

You will notice the semi-final of this tournament has been drawn. Should you get through to the semis please do not attempt to play the match. Both semi-finals will be played at the Northern SC during the 3 week championship window.

19 Jan 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks mini handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view new handicaps come into force on Monday 20th January. (There was a problem with Dave Leemans handicap of Corpus Christi (B) it shows twice please note the correct handicap for Dave Leeman is 21)

14 Jan 2014Len Lee Invitation

You can now view the 1st round draw by clicking on "Competitions"

13 Jan 2014*EMAIL LIST*

After tonights meeting some delegates have mentioned that they do not receive my emails I will send an email to all captains about last nights handicap review if you do not receive it please let me know and we will try to sort the problem.

13 Jan 2014Stan Brooke Singles & Pairs

Due to a senior moment ( yes I know I have plenty of em!) please note I have corrected the closing date by which the preliminary and 1st rounds have to be played.

13 Jan 2014Leeds City Championships Team

Draw for the Preliminary and 1st round draw can now be viewed by clicking on Competitions. Please read the red print.

12 Jan 2014*HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 13th January.

07 Jan 2014**DELEGATES MEETING** MONDAY 13th JANUARY**

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
A final reminder of the next delegates meeting, this Monday 13th January at Holbeck WMC 7-45pm prompt.
Further details are now circulated to all players, captains and delegates.

05 Jan 2014* HANDICAP REVIEW *

The first handicap adjustment of the new year is now complete click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view. New handicaps come into force from Monday 6th of January.

30 Dec 2013Leeds City Championships - team

Entries close this coming weekend so far we have not received one entry. Please rally round you need a squad of four from which 3 will each play 2 frames.. Entry Fee £13.00 per team

29 Dec 2013Len Lee Pairs 2nd round

The draw can be viewed by clicking on Competions.
Please submit your scores through the website and read the red print.!

28 Dec 2013Sykes Cup 1st round draw

The draw for the 1st round of the Sykes Cup has been drawn and can be viewed by clicking on "Competitions" Please read the red print.
A similar programme error has occured with the draw as in another tournament. I will try and get this put right during next week. Will Charlie McGuigan and Gavin Griffin please note they play each other at Bramley Band Club.

25 Dec 2013***MERRY XMAS TO ALL***

The Management Committee would like to wish everybody concerned with the LBSO, and their families, a MERRY XMAS, and when it comes, a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

22 Dec 2013*HANDICAP REVIEW*

The next review will be SUNDAY 5TH JANUARY 2014 can you all please look at the handicap review before playing on the 8th January to check which handicaps have been adjusted. Seasons greetings to all delegates captains and players involved in the snooker league.

17 Dec 2013Leeds City Championships -singles

The draw has been made for the 1st round. There is a programme error which cannot be corrected for 14 days but it should read Lewis Gillen v Mark Ball. They do not have a bye.
Please read the red print.

16 Dec 2013Sykes Cup & Len Lee Pairs

A reminder that your Sykes Cup and Len Lee Pairs matches should be played by this coming Sunday 22nd December.

15 Dec 2013* PLAYERS HANDICAPS*

Can captains and players please make sure they play from the correct handicap. If a player plays off the wrong handicap any points won by that player will be awarded to the opposition.

15 Dec 2013* HANDICAP ADJUSTMENT*

This weeks handicap review is now complete click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view handicaps come into force from Monday 16th December.

15 Dec 2013Stan Brooke Tournaments

The draws have been made for the singles, pairs and team tournaments. To view please click on "Competitions"
It is important you read the red print.

13 Dec 2013Stan Brooke Tournaments

Could still do with more entries particularly in the Team Tournament.
Will be drawing it Saturday evening so you have 24 more hours.

10 Dec 2013* HANDICAP ADJUSTMENT*

Following a management meeting last night Khalid Ashraf Leeds Deaf Social has had a handicap adjustment. Can I remind all captains to give a true handicap to reflect the players ability as they will be changed if we do not feel their handicap recommendation is correct. the new handicap can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu this handicap comes into force today 10th December.

09 Dec 2013Stan Brooke Tournaments

We need some more entries in all 3 competitions.
For the pairs last season we had 51 compared with 23 now.
In the Team 17 last season compared to 5 now.
In the singles 47 last season compared with 30 now.
Please rally round this coming Wednesday night and let's have some more entries. Entry fees are shown on the website. More entries will mean higher cash prize/quality trophies. This coming Sunday is the closing date
Thanks

08 Dec 2013*HANDICAP REVIEW*

This weeks handicap review is now complete click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view. Handicaps come into force from Monday 9th December.

08 Dec 2013Leeds City Championships - Team

Entries can now be submitted for the above tournament. Entry fee per team £13.00
From a squad of 4 players 3 are chosen to play one frame each then each player plays their 2nd frame.

05 Dec 2013Submitting Tournament Results

After submitting a tournament result there is no need to resubmit ( in some cases 4 times) because it doesn't appear on the draw page.
I vet all the results before pushing them through to appear so your result will appear within the day often less than that.

02 Dec 2013**DELEGATES MEETING - NEXT MONDAY 9th DECEMBER 7-45pm**

Just a quick reminder now, that the next delegates meeting will be held next Monday 9th December at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm (Doors open shortly after 7-00pm).
The agenda will be posted on the website and circulated to all captains later this week.
The minutes of the last meeting in November can be viewed on the website - "About us / Documents"
Thank you!

01 Dec 2013* HANDICAP REVIEW *

This weeks handicap review is now complete click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view. Handicaps come into force from Monday 2nd December.

25 Nov 2013* HANDICAP REVIEW*

Three more players have been added to this weeks handicap review click on handicaps to review the list these handicaps come into force today Monday 25th November

24 Nov 2013Sykes Cup & Len Lee Pairs draw

The draw for the 1st round of both the above tournaments has been made and can be viewed by clicking on "Competitions" There are a number of byes that go through to the 2nd round. Please read the red print at the top of the draw page.

24 Nov 2013* CLUB RELOCATION *

The Hollies Sports and Social Club Division (G) will play at Bramley Villagers 340 Broad Lane LS132HF from 18th of December. Home games will be played on THURSDAYS they will continue to play as the Hollies until the end of the season.

24 Nov 2013HANDICAP REVIEW

This weeks handicap review is now complete and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 25th November.

22 Nov 2013Leeds City Championships

This season's semi-finals and finals of the above tournament will be at the Northern Snooker Centre on the following dates:
1ST SEMI-FINAL - Sunday to Thursday 16-20th March
2ND SEMI-FINAL WEEK - Sunday to Thursday 23rd-27th March
FINALS WEEK - Sunday to Thursday 6th - 10th April.

20 Nov 2013Sykes Cup & Len Lee Pairs

We are still approx 20 short on entries for each compared with least season. Please try and give a final shove at tonight's matches to bring the entries more in line with last year.

19 Nov 2013Stan Brooke Tournaments

The window is now open to enter the singles, pairs and team tournaments. Don't forget the matches are decided on aggregate scores.
Closing date for entries is Sunday 15th December 2013, please read the red print at the top of the entry page.

17 Nov 2013HANDICAP REVIEW

This weeks handicap review has now been completed and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps from the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday the 18th of November.

17 Nov 2013Sykes Cup & Len Lee Pairs

We are into the final week for entries into the above two tournaments. We are still short of last season's number of entries so can we have one last push to increase the numbers from those who have not yet entered. Entry fees to be paid at the December delegate's meeting

14 Nov 2013Leeds City Championship Singles and Pairs draw

The draw for these two tournaments can be viewed by clicking on "Competitions"
Please take note of the red print at the top of the page.

12 Nov 2013Leeds City Championships

This is the final reminder for entries to this season's singles and pairs before the draw is made on Thursday night.

12 Nov 2013*YORKSHIRE HANDICAP*

Sunday 19th November at Cue Gardens, Stadium Rd Bradford BD61BJ OPEN AGE register at 9am for 9-30 start £10 entrance fee all players are welcome to enter more info at www.cuegardens.com

11 Nov 2013*CLUB NAME CHANGE*

Yorkshire Rider (Division C) has had a name change and will now be known as Richmond Social.

10 Nov 2013*LATE RESULTS*

A one point deduction will be made to both teams if results are not submitted by 6pm on Sunday evening. No excuses! It is the responsibility of both teams to ensure the result is submitted.

10 Nov 2013HANDICAP REVIEW

This weeks handicap review has now been completed and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps on the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 11th November

07 Nov 2013Leeds City Championships

This Sunday is the last day for entries into the singles and pairs. The draw will be made next week and don't forget to bring your entry fees to the meeting on Monday at Holbeck WMC.

04 Nov 2013*REMINDER* - *DELEGATES MEETING MONDAY 11th NOVEMBER*

*Reminder* - The next meeting is next Monday 11th November at Holbeck WMC starting at 7-45pm.
CAN ALL CLUBS MAKE SURE THEY ARE REPRESENTED!
Details are also being circulated to captains / delegates.
The full agenda will be forwarded and posted on the website later this week.

03 Nov 2013HANDICAP REVIEW

A further handicap review has taken place and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps on the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 4th November.

28 Oct 2013TEAM WITHDRAWAL

Ireland Wood A team in Division D have withdrawn from the league.Those teams due to play in the coming weeks will now have a bye. Those teams who have already played them will have their stats adjusted shortly. Ireland Wood B team in Division G will be playing from Adel Memorial, Church Lane Adel, LS168DE on Thursday nights from this week .

27 Oct 2013HANDICAP REVIEW

A further handicap review has taken place and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps on the drop down menu. New handicaps come into force from Monday 28th October.

20 Oct 2013HANDICAP REVIEW

A further handicap review has now been completed and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps on the player drop down menu. The new handicaps come into force from Monday 21st October. Can all captains check their players handicaps carefully before playing as rule eight clearly states any person playing off a wrong handicap shall forefit the points.

19 Oct 2013Sykes Cup & Len Lee Pairs

Entries can now be submitted for the above tournaments. Please read the narrative in red on each of the entry forms. Closing date Saturday 23rd November 2013. Entry fees to be be brought to the December delegate's meeting.

13 Oct 2013HANDICAP REVIEW

The second handicap review has now been completed and can be viewed by clicking on handicaps on the player drop down menu. The new handicaps come into force from Monday 14th October.

11 Oct 2013Leeds City Championships

The entry sheets are now showing for the Leeds City Championships singles and pairs. The team entry sheet will be available toward the end of the month.
When submitting your entry please complete every "field". Entries to be in by Friday 8th November and fees to be brought to the delegate's meeting on Monday 11th November.

09 Oct 2013League Secretary Post

As most of you will know I have started my 2nd season as League Secretary, this along with my other role of Competition Secretary. However, to those who are not already aware Paul Grimes has agreed to ease himself into the role of League Secretary leaving me to continue with the Competition side of things.
From hereon Paul will deal with all aspects of registrations, results, handicaps and the general well-being of the website. I know you will give him your full co-operation in return Paul will do all he can to meet your requirements.
Paul's E Mail Address is paulgrimes58@hotmail.co.uk. You can speak to him any evening after 6pm and anytime at the weekend on his landline number 0113 2527357.

06 Oct 2013HANDICAP REVIEW

The first handicap review has been completed and can be viewed by clicking on "Handicaps" on the Player drop down menu. Will captains and players check for changes relating to the players in their team before you commence your match on Wednesday. The new handicaps apply from matches played on Wednesday 9th October.

03 Oct 2013Submitting results

Will Team Captains from both the home and away teams
please ensure their result has been submiitted by 6.00pm this coming Sunday.
Failure to do so will result in a point being deducted off your league total.
Thanks

01 Oct 2013TEAM WITHDRAWAL

We have our first casualty of the season, Peggy Tub 'B' in Division D have withdrawn from the league. Those teams due to play them in the coming weeks will now have a bye.
Those teams who have already played them will have their stats adjusted in the next few days.

23 Sep 2013NO OCTOBER MEETING!

The Committee have decided it will NOT be necessary to hold a meeting in October this year.
The first delegates meeting for the 2013-14 season will therefore be held on Monday 11th November at Holbeck WMC. Further details will be posted nearer the time.
Keep a look out on the home page for other news!

19 Sep 2013League Table Division C

Due to a duplicated result the League Table is inaccurate and will be corrected shortly.

06 Sep 2013Website Problems

If you notice any inaccuracies with the website please contact the League Secretary. Do not communicate with the web designer direct.

22 Aug 2013Welcome to a New Season

The 2013/14 season is just round the corner starting on 4th September. You will see on the website all the fixtures for the season along with the teams and related players from your registration forms.
As during other post seasons there have been a number of handicap changes, future changes will be based on the new seasons' performances.
Whilst browsing through the teams, players and fixtures should you recognise anything incorrect then send me Peter Hawkyard an E Mail with the details.
Finally a reminder that scorecard books can be collected on Monday 2nd September at Holbeck WMC between 7.00pm and 8.00pm.

Have a good season!

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