Welcome to Formby and District Snooker League

Welcome to the official Formby & District Snooker League website. The League hope that members will find it useful and informative.

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Northern Secure First League Win

Congratulations to Northern Club who recorded their first ever League victory in the latest round of Formby Timber championship matches. The win against Ince was a close affair with all of Northern's frames being sealed on the black or pink balls. Stand out performances for Northern came from Tim April and Ben Earnshaw who beat Terry Barlow and Shaun Catterall respectively. Formby Club B extended their lead at the top to 3 points with a comfortable win against struggling Aughton Institute B. Aughton Institute A maintained their challenge beating Formby Club A 5-1, Andy Jones on form here with breaks of 42, 27 & 22. It was a good week for Aintree Cons with Steve Bradshaw and Tom Mortimore claiming notable scalps in the League draw with Olympic who they then went on to beat 5-1 in the Joe Rigby Handicap League where they remain in touch with the leaders. Our Ladys A needed two black ball wins to see off their B team 4-2, Ian Knowles putting in a good shift in this one.

January Meeting

Venues for team competition semi-finals have been decided and draws for the quarter finals of the Clare Cup and Crystal Fires Handicap and draws for the last 16 of the Tower Heating Pairs, Mike Blundell Veterans and Sunburst Delegates competitions are available on the website. A reminder that captains should inform the opposition captain at the start of the match if they are likely to be short of players and that there should be no more than 15 minutes break of play between frames. Refreshments should be taken at the end of the match unless mutually agreed by both captains.

Olympic Bowling Club Dress Code

Smart jeans and trainers are now allowed to be worn but they still have the minimum requirement of a collared shirt or t-shirt. Can I ask everyone that we respect the club rules. Thank you.

News from the AGM

The new season will commence on 6th September with ten teams competing in the League. Crosby Comrades are moving to the Aughton Institute and will be known as Aughton Institute A, Crosby Village A are moving to the Olympic Bowling club and will be known as Olympic, St. Marys Comrades look set to move to Aintree Conservative Club with their team name still to be decided. Registration forms should be returned at the September meeting and competition entries at the October meeting. The Clare Cup will be drawn at the October meeting and any late entries will not be included in the draw.

Handicaps will be assessed at the September meeting.

The Mac & Jack team pairs handicap competition has been withdrawn to relieve fixture congestion.

Players who win the Clare Cup must play at least five league or handicap league matches in order to represent the League in the Merseyside Champion of Champions competition.

The Clare Cup final and presentation night will take place on the last Wednesday in April, deadlines for team and individual competitions will be strictly adhered to in order to achieve this.

Crystal Fires Winner 2016/17 Mark Evans
Mark Evans celebrates his victory in the Crystal Fires Handicap with breaks of 118 and 89.

Upcoming Fixtures

Wednesday 17th January

League

Formby Club AvOur Ladys A
Ince ClubvOlympic
Northern ClubvAughton Institute A
Our Ladys BvFormby Club B

Latest Results

Wednesday 10th January

League

Aintree Cons3-3Olympic
Aughton Institute A5-1Formby Club A
Formby Club B6-0Aughton Institute B
Northern Club4-2Ince Club
Our Ladys A4-2Our Ladys B

League Table

Team P Pts
Formby Club B 10 51
Aughton Institute A 10 48
Olympic 10 46
Our Ladys A 10 34
Aintree Cons 10 30
Formby Club A 10 26
Ince Club 10 19
Our Ladys B 10 19
Aughton Institute B 10 17
Northern Club 10 10
Full league table 

Highest Breaks

DatePlayerBreak
27th Dec Mark Evans78 (Vets)
6th Dec Paul Williams68
4th Oct Graham Clark62
25th Oct Graham Clark60
13th Sep Paul Williams59
27th Dec Mark Evans58 (Vets)
9th Nov Paul Williams56 (CC)
20th Sep Graham Clark55
20th Dec Robbie Williams50
1st Nov Graham Clark46
11th Oct Andy Jones46
22nd Nov Ian Kelly46 (JR)
15th Nov Tom Mortimore45
22nd Nov Graham Clark43 (JR)
10th Jan Andy Jones42
18th Oct Steve Evans Snr.41
6th Sep Paul Williams41