Welcome to the Bridgend and District Pool League website.



The Bridgend and District pool league is affiliated to the Welsh Pool Association and plays UK Blackball Rules

The league has 30 teams this Winter season, which will run between the
end of September 2017 and June 2018. The league currently has 320 players, divided into 3 divisions .
Premiership, Division 1 and division 2

The standard of pool within the league varies from teams that contain both current and former international players
and those who simply enjoy a game of pool on a Thursday night in good company.
The teams play in licensed premises throughout the Borough of Bridgend and neighbouring districts.


The website has tabs at the top which will open up league tables, and current competition entries.

There is an unofficial League Facebook page "Bridgend Pool League" where
anyone interested in joining a current team can find further information about the league.

Jay Gregory
League Chairman


CURRENT TOP 16
RANK NAME POINTS
#1 RICHARD STEPHENS 9100
#2 MARK OWEN 9020
#3 LYNS DAVIES 8425
#4 CORY REES 8250
#5 JONATHAN PRICE 7025
#6 STEVE SEGUST 6975
#7 NICK MABLY 6840
#8 JAY GREGORY 6715
#9 NICKY MORRIS 6600
#10 CLIVE MABBETT 6425
#11 GARETH CUTTER 6400
#12 MARK DOWN 6025
#13 DAVID DAVIES 5845
#14 GARETH STEPHENS 5725
#15 EM JONES 5555
#16 JIMMY WALMSLEY 5250
The current top 16 will be updated each week.


2017/18 TOURNAMENT FINALISTS
LEAGUE SINGLES RICHARD STEPHENS 8 - 9 LYNS DAVIES
PREMIER SINGLES STEVE SEGUST 7 - 5 STUART MEIKLE
DIVISION 1 SINGLES MARK OWEN 7 - 6 NICK MABLY
DIVISION 2 SINGLES MATTHEW ROBERTS 5 - 7 DAVID DAVIES
OPEN DOUBLES CORY REES
JONATHAN PRICE
7 - 3 MARK OWEN
NICKY MORRIS
SCOTCH DOUBLES CORY REES
JONATHAN PRICE
7 - 2 EM JONES
JAY GREGORY
OVER 40'S STEVE SEGUST 7 - 2 MARTYN GOUGH
KNOCKOUT THREE'S RICHARD STEPHENS
JOHN CHILCOTT
MATTHEW READE
CORY REES
3 - 5 ANDREW STREET
JIMMY WALMSLEY
JAMES WHEATLEY
CLIVE MABBETT


Well an exceptional performance from this weeks finalists, Lyns Davies won 9-8 against the legend Richard Stephens in the league singles finals, Our very own League secretary Mark Owen took out former Pirate Nick Mably in a 7-6 victory to claim the Division 1 finals title, Cory Rees and Jonathan Price as usual took great partnership to a new level beating the League chairman Jay Gregory and one of Tondu Rails finest Em Jones 7-2, and to top the night, the Bridgend and District Pool League's very own Dinosaur Steve Segust went on to win the Over 40's Title against Martyn Gough from the Tavern Titans with a victory of 7-2, all in all a great night at Brackla Snooker Centre, where due credit to the host for the food put on and tables given for us to use free of charge.....

And so the fight for the Titles continue with the second round of the tournament finals takes place in the 5th of July, where the Pirates battle it out against the Mighty Hustlers in the Three's Knockout tournament, The dark horse 'David Davies' takes on The Great White 'Matthew Roberts', another pairs tournament where Division 1 singles winner Mark Owen and his trusty accomplis Nicky Morris take on the Scotch Pairs winners Jonny Price and Cory Rees, and better still, once again Steve 'The Dinosaur' Segust returns to to fight it out with one of porthcawls finest players Stuart MEIEIEKLE to win the Premiership Singles title....

On behalf of the BDPL committee, I wish you all the very best of luck in this weeks tournament finals, may the best man win!!!


WEEK 1 (JUNE 28th)
OPEN SINGLES
DIVISION 1 SINGLES
OVER 40's
SCOTCH PAIRS

WEEK 2 (JULY 5th)
PREMIER SINGLES
DIVISION 2 SINGLES
OPEN DOUBLES
KNOCKOUT THREE'S


2016/2017 WINNERS

TOP 6 RANKED PLAYERS
RANK NAME TEAM
#1 CORY REES HUSTLERS
#2 RICHARD STEPHENS HUSTLERS
#3 JONATHAN PRICE HUSTLERS
#4 JOHN CHILCOTT HUSTLERS
#5 CRAIG GOUGH DRAGONS
#6 GARETH STEPHENS PIRATES

TOURNAMENT WINNERS
OPEN SINGLES RICHARD STEPHENS
PREM SINGLES STEVE SEGUST
DIV 1 SINGLES ADRIAN DAVIES
DIV 2 SINGLES RYAN LEWIS
OPEN DOUBLES C. REES/J. PRICE
SCOTCH DOUBLES C. REES/J. PRICE
OVER 40's RICHARD STEPHENS
K-O THREE's CORY REES
RICHARD STEPHENS
MATTHEW READE
JOHN CHILCOTT


NEWS LETTER:

BEGINNING OF SEASON 2017
Welcome to a new season of pool in the Bridgend and District Pool League.
As always, we wish you the very best of luck in your coming matches and tournaments. In the rest of the news letter there will be mention of a few (not all of) ammendments to the constitution at the AGM this year....

Firstly, on behalf of the committee and the BDPL delegates I would like to welcome Mark owen and Jonathan Tyrrell to the committee board, Mark has taken on the role as League Secretary and has offered his full support to the committee and the rest of the league where he will try to help with all matters and address each issue with full respect of the constitution.
Jonathan has taken on the role of WPA representitive (Welsh Pool Association). His role will be to liase with the BDPL and WPA, working to increase the BDPL's participation accross local, Interleague, County and international events.

INTERLEAGUE 2018 RESULTS

JANUARY 2018
HOME TEAM Pts AWAY TEAM
BRIDGEND SHARKS 16 - 24 TORFAEN
PRESELI SHARKS 20 - 20 BRIDGEND STICKMEN
BRIT PENCOED 21 - 19 BARGOED LIONS
PYLE POTTERS 11 - 29 MERTHYR TYDFIL
THE VINE 20 - 20 SCRUFFS BALL BREAKERS
BRACKLA ASSASSINS / - / BYE

FEBRUARY 2018
HOME TEAM Pts AWAY TEAM
SCRUFFS BALL BREAKERS 24 - 16 CAERPHILLY C
BRIDGEND SHARKS 19 - 21 CYNNON VALLEY C/C
BRIDGEND STICKMEN 29 - 11 RED TRIANGLE
PRESELLI SHARKS 18 - 22 BRIT PENCOED
PYLE POTTERS / - / ABERDARE VALLEY A
TREHARRIS C/A 19 - 21 BRACKLA ASSASSINS

MARCH 2018
HOME TEAM Pts AWAY TEAM
SCRUFFS BALL BREAKERS 14 - 26 BARRY ISLANDERS
PORT TALBOT RED SOX 14 - 26 BRIDGEND SHARKS
BRIT PENCOED 24 - 16 AMMONFORD T/W
CARMARTHEN GOLD 12 - 28 PYLE POTTERS
BRACKLA ASSASSINS 18 - 22 RED COW RAMS
BARGOED LIONS B 11 - 29 BRIDGEND STICKMEN

APRIL 2018
HOME TEAM Pts AWAY TEAM
ABERGAVENNY 19 - 21 BRIDGEND SHARKS
BRIT PENCOED 17 - 23 BRIDGEND STICKMEN
NEATH 24 - 14 SCRUFFS BALL BREAKERS
BYE / - / PYLE POTTERS
NEATH RFC 17 - 23 BRACKLA ASSASSINS

MAY 2018
HOME TEAM Pts AWAY TEAM
BRIDGEND SHARKS 18 - 22 CAMARTHEN SWISHERS
BRIDGEND STICKMEN 26 - 14 AMMANFORD T/W
RED TRIANGLE 12 - 28 SBRIT PENCOED
VALE SMUGGLERS 16 - 24 SCRUFFS BALL BREAKERS
PYLE POTTERS 24 - 16 ABERCRAVE RFC
BRACKLA ASSASSINS 19 - 21 YNYSIR YETI'S

JUNE 2018
HOME TEAM Pts AWAY TEAM
TORFAEN TORNADO'S 22 - 18 BRIDGEND SHARKS
BRIDGEND STICKMEN 27 - 13 PRESELI SHARKS
BRIT PENCOED / - / BARGOED LIONS B
SCRUFFS BALL BREAKERS 14 - 26 THE VINE
MERTHYR TYDFIL 24 - 16 PYLE POTTERS
BRACKLA ASSASSINS / - / BYE

REARRANGED MATCHES
TEAM DATE TEAM
BARGOED LIONS B JULY 22nd BRIT PENCOED
PYLE POTTERS TBA ABERDARE VALLY

WELSH CLOSED EVENT (TRECCO)

As follows is a list of entries into this years Welsh Closed event at Trecco:
John Chilcott
Gareth Stephens
Lyns Davies
Jay Gregory
Red Samuel
Zac Walters


WELSH SELECTION TOUR
£40 Entry

An opportunity to play pool for your Country
Open to any Welsh Qualifying Player

Dates for the next events are as follows:
#1 21st of October @ Shooters, Neath
#2 2nd of December @ Break 'n' Dish, Newport
#3 20th of January @ Shooters, Neath
#4 17th of February @ Hustlers, Llanelli


AGM 4th September 2018.
A few ammendments took place at this years AGM, and were put into the constitution to help better our league.

*1 This Summer past we decided to take an active approach to bettering the league by introducing an APP to help run the Fixtures as you know, however the APP was voted against for the Winter League as it wasnt as reliable as we'd have liked and was unused towards the end of the Summer season, the app wouldnt have been of use to the Tournament Sec. and therefore was deemed a waste of money for the league.

2* In a bid to keep the league's results up to date, the Fixture Sec. proposed that ALL RESULT SHEETS were to be received by the following Wednesday at 8pm so that the website could be updated in good time to start the next match knowing where your team is positioned in the league table. This was voted for by the majority.

3* Again for the interest of the league and to keep good order, the Tournament sec. proposed that the dates given on the tournaments were to be known as DEADLINES, if you know in time that you cannot play the tournament on the date provided then you have the ability to re-arrange your tournament and it is to be played NO EARLIER than 14 days PRIOR to the deadline. whilst all other rules stand. This was voted for by the majority.

4* Tournaments Venues are to be drawn from a hat (or by means of fair draw) to the quarter finals where it was also proposed by the Tournaament Sec. that the quarter finals, semi finals and final venues were to be agree'd on by the committee with the help of last years table rankings.

5* The first rounds of the Major Tournaments (OPEN SINGLES, DIVISIONAL SINGLES, OPEN DOUBLES AND KNOCKOUT THREE'S) have been included in our Fixture this year and they too will be played on a Thursday also, this prolongs our league only by 3 weeks after removing the two "Catchup Weeks" from last years fixtures.

Thank you.


SUMMER LEAGUE 2017
Thank you to everyone who entered this years summer season and supporting the BDPL. Well done to everyone who got through to the knockout rounds and better luck next year to those who did not, there were a few unexpected results which seemingly supprised everyone in this years event, a few teams upped their games and brought results making the summer league a more exciting one and as always Congratulations to the HUSTLERS who have yet again dominated the summer, again taking home this years prize, but a very great effort from a new team that has formed called THE TAVERN TITANS, who have challenged the HUSTLERS for the Summer Title, after beating The Premierships Runners Up in a close 5-3 battle.

Well done and a great effort from everyone who entered.

SUMMER LEAGUE 2018.
Summer league registration will take place on TUESDAY 5th JUNE at the BRSA @ 19:45. Please ensure that you have your £25 registration fee to secure your spot in the league, any new teams wishing to enter this years league will be required to pay a refundable £50 bond providing the team fulfils the fixture. any queeries will be answered at the league meeting.


NOTES:
New Player registration fee is £7.00 and must be payed to the Fixture Sec. before 8pm on the night, new teams must recognise that playing an un-registered player is prohibited and will lead to a ban for a certain amount of league matches.


BRIEF MEETING MINUTES

MEETING 6th FEBRUARY 2018
Venues for the quarter finals of the tournaments (Pardoning the KO 3's) were chosen with the best interest of both players/teams conscidering both table quality and location.

Witnessed by:-
Mark Owen (League sec.)
Jon Tyrrell (WPA Rep)
Jeff Badman (Fixture Sec.)
Robin Charlton (Vice Captain)
Gareth Cutter (Tournament Sec.)


MEETING MAY 1st 2018
(Committee meeting set back to MAY 8th 2018.)
GREG SMITH appeared before the Committee and was reminded that his behaviour during BDPL
matches was to be of sportsman-like nature, Greg was then able to re-join the league as of that day.

THE PIRATES Captain JIMMMY WALMSLEY submitted a letter to the Committee to obtain the points that
the Fixture Sec. held in retention due to a result card being deemed late, after a long debate, the committee deemed it
only fair that the evidence shown was sufficiant enough to prove that a recorded delivery was attempted before the cut off date.... The Pirates were awarded their 10 Points.

JONATHAN TYRRELL submitted a letter to the committee which was read out by the league chairman Jay Gregory, Jonathan included in his letter that he wishes to step down as the WPA representitive in order of the best interest of the league, however Jonathan went on to stress his dissapointment with 4 un-named committee members, indicating that his only intentions were to better the league.



AGM/League Registration
This years League Registration and AGM will be held at the BRSA on the 4th of September 2018, Each new team will be required to pay a £50 bond and £7 per player for the registration...

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