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On behalf of the Wallasey Snooker Association have a Happy and safe Christmas as much as you can do during these strange times and hopefully it will be a lot better 2021. Best Wishes to all.

23.10.20 Roy's funeral is on Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 1.30pm at Landican South Chapel. Sadly the current restrictions only allow limited numbers to attend.

15.10.20. I hope everyone is keeping safe and well.

I've just had some very sad news that Roy Andrewartha has passed away. Roy I believe was 82, for those old enough like myself to remember Roy playing in the Wallasey League in the 1960s and 70s he was a great player, in fact he was Mr. Wallasey Snooker such was his stature in Wallasey. Winning the championship 12 times the first in 1962-63 and his last in 1988-89 including winning in 10 consecutive seasons. Holding the highest break in 12 seasons including the first century break 112 in the league in 1975-76. In those days there was no regular tv snooker really until PotBlack, so if you wanted to watch good snooker you went to see the local players like Roy who had quite a following in the 1970s, with people travelling all over the country watching him in competitions as well as our league matches. Then having been invited to turn professional by world professional snooker body ( which was the only way you got to turn pro in them days) when he reached the English amateur final. Roy later returned to league snooker in the late 1980s after leaving the professional ranks, still winning in Wallasey.

RIP Roy Andrewartha, Wallasey Snooker Legend. Some info about Roy's career on Wikipedia with this link


6.09.20. Current government Covid Advice

Current Government restrictions for socialising

If you’re meeting up with someone outside of your household, you still need to keep your distance.

If you’re meeting up inside, it should only be two households together, no more. This includes the pub and eating out.

If you see someone else you know when you're in the pub, for example, you can't interact socially with them.

If you’re meeting outside it’s no more than six people from different households. You can have more than six people but only if everyone is from exclusively from two households or support bubbles

If you’re going to someone’s house it can only be your household and theirs – and keep a distance while you’re there.

You can only stay overnight, away from home, with one other household

Full details are published and updated on the Government website.

25.8.20 Below is an extract of some of the requirements needed comply with covid19 restrictions to play league snooker.

League Format Adjustments
As stated above, clubs in England that wish to host local league competitions, including visiting teams, can
do so from 1 August 2020, provided the club can offer a COVID-19 secure environment and can safely
adopt the guidelines contained in this document.
We know that leagues across the country have a huge variety in format. Each league should consider its
format so that it complies with the current UK Government guidelines, which states that only two different
households can meet in any indoor space.
Based on these current guidelines, we recommend that leagues apply the following principles:
• Each league match should be pre-scheduled so that players on both teams know what time they
are required to play, which player they will play and which table they will play on
• League teams should be advised to stagger arrival and leaving times of individual players, scheduled
in advance
• Any players not involved in matches, spectators, parents or guardians should be seated in
designated areas away from the match tables, while also strictly observing social distancing
• League formats should be adjusted, where necessary, to ensure players do not compete against
more than one opponent during a single session
• Leagues should schedule fixtures to avoid clubs hosting multiple matches where social distancing
between tables cannot be observed
• Competitive doubles matches/rubbers are not permitted, until further notice
• Refereeing or marking of matches is not permitted, until further notice
• There should be no presentations or other activities that would encourage a gathering of people

Player Protocols
Before arrival…
Players should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home and
sanitise their hands before and after play.
Participants are encouraged to follow best practice for travel including minimising use of public transport
and limiting car sharing. Walk or cycle if you can. People from a household or support bubble can travel
together in a vehicle. See the government’s safer travel guidance for passengers for further information.
Players must not enter the club if they are symptomatic or living with someone who has a possible
confirmed case of COVID-19 – please read the ‘Pre-attendance Symptom Check’, above.

At the club…
All players shall abide by the following protocols throughout their time in the venue:
• Social distancing between players should be maintained at all times, in line with the latest UK
Government advice on staying alert and safe (social distancing)
• Players will be encouraged to bring their own cues from home
• Player seating will be at least two metres apart
• Players will have access to hand sanitiser at all tables, entrances and toilets
• All players will be allocated their own set of table accessories to minimise contact, and will be
responsible for fetching and returning this equipment to its position in the club
• Strictly no handshakes or physical contact between players
• Avoid unnecessarily touching club surfaces, and minimise sharing touch points such as triangles and
score boards
• Prior to re-entering the club, after any toilet breaks or intervals, players will be requested to
perform hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water in addition to using a hand sanitiser
• Players should use their own cue, chalk and cue towel, and not leave these on the table
• Players must pack up and leave the designated table at the end of the match/rubber before the
next two players approach the table
• Players must avoid congregating around the table before or after play to allow access for others
• All table accessories and equipment used will be sanitised after each match/rubber
• Sharing food or drink is not permitted

23.8.20 Hello Everyone, I hope you and your families stayed well during these strange times. I haven't put any specific dates for having meetings or restarting until everyone is comfortable with it. My thoughts would be when restarting to complete the unfinished season first.
On the documents page is the pdf for guidance to restarting league snooker, which is quite involved in itself. What I would like to know is what everyone thinks to restarting league snooker, in the next month or so ( only if the restrictions for playing are relaxed) . Would your team have enough players willing to play? If teams have players understandably unwilling to play for health reasons, so couldn't have a team it would be pointless trying to restart to early.

30.7.20. Covid 19 Guidance and restrictions for restarting League Snooker pdf on the documents page.

Sacred Heart club are reopening on Friday 14th August.

9.7.20 Covid 19 Safety guidelines for snooker clubs pdf On the documents page.

8.7.20 More Club opening updates. The Conny Club will be open from tomorrow evening Thursday 9th July with restrictions on the snooker tables and Danny has asked me to say Potshots will open on Monday 13th July 12 noon. I have also been told the Bronze club will open on 20th July. If there are any changes to these dates or let me know when your club is open I will post on here.

7.7.20 Update that snooker clubs can now open provided correct safety measures and guidance is in place and followed, please see this link. https://wpbsa.com/wpbsa-epsb-statement-on-the-re-opening-of-uk-snooker-clubs/

Further update 1.7.20 regarding club snooker, Danny has since heard that Snooker and pool cannot currently take place, so Potshots will NOT be open on the 6th July 2020. See this link- https://wpbsa.com/wpbsa-epsb-statement-30th-june/

Update 30.06.20. Danny has asked me to let everyone know Potshots will be opening on Monday 6th July 12 noon, with safety measures in place to comply with all the covid 19 government advice. I believe some other clubs are still looking at situation with regard to the opening of the snooker rooms to comply with all the safety legislation. As soon as I know clubs are open I will arrange a meeting.

Hello everyone, I hope you and all your families stayed safe and are well. My personal thoughts for an end to the current season would be to play the remaining 5 weeks of this season at the beginning of next season and then immediately continue with season 2020-21, possibly playing the finals for both seasons at the end. We need to have a committee meeting when safe to do so to discuss all options available. Before anything the clubs snooker rooms have to reopen. Because some people maybe reluctant to play again for a while I would appreciate any feedback with all your thoughts on it. Thanks

UPDATE John's funeral details are the cortege leaving Cavendish Road New Brighton on Friday 22nd May 2020. at 10.45 to Frankby Cemetery for a service at 11.30, followed by interment. Due to the current situation, family only in the Chapel but you could stay outside if going to Frankby.
Some very sad news that John Baguley my good friend and team member at the Conny Club for many years has passed away peacefully in his sleep today 7.5.20, at Cressingham House care home. John was 91 only a month ago, he was always laughing and joking a lovely guy would do anything for you, will be sadly missed. I will add the funeral details when I know them. Brian

Obviously there are no committee meetings till further notice.


Next Committee meeting is Friday 3rd April 2020 at 7.30pm.

Because like other sports of the risk of the Coronavirus and our normally customary handshake at the start and end of matches, should NOT take place for the time being. But please EVERYONE WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE MATCHES (REFEREES INCLUDED).

Could all league and individual cup and shield holders please make sure they are returned to Lance or dropped at the Conny Club ( but please tell Lance you have dropped it off ) on or before next Friday's 6th meeting. Thanks.

Further Sad news Laurie Stanley has passed away peacefully in his sleep on 13th February in the nursing home he was living in for almost 3 years. Laurie was 92 but 93 next month, who played at the 27 club and later In my team at the Conny club for many years until he stopped when aged about 85. Laurie's funeral details, Landican Centre Chapel on Friday 13th March 2020 at 11am.

Sad news Dave Risnes has passed away, Dave who played for the Cadburys team with Roy Mortimer, then at Mrbl and latterly at Sacred Heart. A lot of people who played Dave will remember, If you happened to have a bit of luck with a shot against him, his good natured comment was " Your having a laugh". Funeral details for Dave, Landican Wednesday 11th March at 9.30am.

Next Committee meeting is Friday 6th March 2020 at 7.30pm. Our Championship Finals Week of Snooker is this year 2020 at the Bronze Club, thanks to the Bronze for agreeing to be our new venue. from Monday 27th April till Friday 1st May 2020. On the Friday, Allan Taylor will be playing a number of frames and entertaining us with his great impressions and presenting the trophies.

After Friday February 7th Committee meeting, and an overwhelming vote from all the league's team secretary's the Century club have been expelled from the league immediately. For bringing the Wallasey Snooker Association into disrepute, Continual late payment of levies, not fulfilling league fixtures. The Committee agreed that any Century players who are still in any PAID for competitions can still play, as this is in line with a previous occasion. The league table has been updated, as all results against Century will be null and void. Century's fixture is now a bye week for those team's still to play them.

If you entered your email address for updates but not received todays, I have a couple bounce back to me saying incorrect address (marc tyrell) or as spam so add the email address again and I will delete the incorrect one. Also add my email to your address book so it hopefully doesn't get rejected.

Next Committee Meeting Friday 7th February 2020 at 7.30pm.

Proceeds to a good cause

Barry Hawkins Snooker Exhibition

Raising Funds for Claire House Children's Charity

Friday 6th March 2020

Poulton Victoria Sports & Social Club

Tickets £20

Contact Phil Burton for more info or Tickets on 07703389634

For teams playing matches at the Great Float there is currently no heating in the snooker room at the moment, so wrap up!

Teams with Points Deducted to 3.1.20
Wallasey Cons 3 x 2 points as Rule 37 and 2 points as Rule 34
Potshots 2 points as Rule 37
Sacred Heart 2 points as Rule 34
WSC 2 points as Rule 34
Century 4 points as Rule 36 and 2 points as Rule 37

All the Individual league players Handicaps have now been updated based on the figures as on the pdf on the documents page. Please play of these handicaps from Tuesday 7th January Week 16.

If anyone lost a pair of glasses at Fridays meeting they are behind the bar above the till.

Very sad news that Len Smith who played for many years at The Old Manor club has passed away, Len's funeral is on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at Landican Centre Chapel, 2pm. Then afterwards from 3.30pm at Parkfield Cricket Club Central Park.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to Everyone for 2020. Brian

Next Committee Meeting is Friday 3rd January 2020 at 7.30pm. Please note the first half levies £84 are due to the Treasurer by this meeting at the latest or Rule 36 will be enforced (4 points deduction).

Players individual handicaps will be revised based on the formula shown and agreed at the Dec meeting, this will take place now after Week 15 matches which is the half way point in the season, players who have only played a small number of matches may remain unchanged.

More individual and Team Cup matches have been added to the website, note the scratch dates.

Teams with Points Deducted to 20.12.19
Wallasey Cons 2 x 2 points as Rule 37 and 2 points as Rule 34
Potshots 2 points as Rule 37
Sacred Heart 2 points as Rule 34
WSC 2 points as Rule 34
Next Committee Meeting Friday 6th December 2019 at 7.30pm

A point regarding the individual competitions.It is the responsibility of the home player to arrange the fixture as stated on the competition notes.You cannot just leave your game to the scratch night and expect your opponent to be there without contact or even arranging a time. It is down to the home player as you need to check with your club to make sure they have a table available for you to play. Plenty of notice is given when the draw is made and between rounds, sheets are also handed out to each club to be put on your notice board. In the interest of sportsmanship away players can also contact the opponent to arrange a suitable date, but the responsibility for the game is with the home player. If you need a contact number for your opponent then please ring or message me: Lance 07828900224 Please keep any messages or call logs if you have tried to organise your game in event of a dispute

Due to a unforeseen circumstance's, tonight's meeting Friday 1st November 2019 at 7.30pm. meeting has had to be cancelled. We realise that this is short notice and apologise to league members. Further details will be given as soon as possible

All division cup fixtures are now online. For teams that are playing on the 25th nov, please check you individual competitions as cup game falls on a scratch night as explained at the last meeting. Please arrange to play your individual games before the scratch night

Congratulations to Chris Hesketh for a nice 100 Break in what looks to have been a great game against Craig who also had a 47 Break.

Next Committee Meeting Friday 1st November 2019 at 7.30pm.

PLEASE NOTE, Scotch Doubles is TWO Frame Aggregate, (not best of three)

Meeting is on Friday 11th October 2019. at 7.30pm.

FRIDAYS 4th OCT MEETING IS CANCELLED due to my family reasons, I will try to hold it the following Friday 11th circumstances permitting. I will try to keep the results updated asap. Sorry for short notice. Lance will update clubs and website with competitions asap.

Can all Captains please make sure all matches are played to a finish (the black ball) and not conceded part way through, even if the match is potentially won, as we play aggregate points and individual handicaps are based on that figure, as we want as accurate handicaps as possible so it doesn't help if points are given away.

Liverpool Open Championship, at Scotties Club last 32 qualifiers after the group stages, with a good number of Wallasey League players still in, best of luck to all.

2nd Round (Best of 5)
Sun 6th October

Matches 1-10 start at 10am
Matches 9-16 start approx 11.30am

1. W Brown v C Harvey
2. J Welsh v M Richardson
3. J Mulholland v C Smith
4. M McKeever v Ian Jones
5. J Whitty v A Fieldsend
6. C Humphries v A Molyneux
7. Jamie Jones v J Turner
8. A Jeffers v B Robertson
9. P Deaville v J Jenkins
10. P Stanley v P Ellis
11. I Brumby v A Brown
12. C Douglas v E Tully
13. D Crawford v P Horne
14. J Roberts v E Lott
15. B McCune v R Bennett
16. L Stephens v G Clark

Last 16 (Best of 5)
A. Winner M1 v M2
B. Winner M3 v M4
C. Winner M5 v M6
D. Winner M7 v M8
E. Winner M9 v M10
F. Winner M11 v M12
G. Winner M13 v M14
H. Winner M15 v M16

Quarter Finals
(Best of 5)

QF1. Winner Match A v B
QF2. Winner Match C v D
QF3. Winner Match E v F
QF4. Winner Match G v H

SEMI FINALS (Sun 20th Oct) Midday
(Best of 5)
SF1. Winner QF1 v QF2
SF2. Winner QF3 v QF4

FINAL (Best of 7)
Sun 20th Oct
Winner SF1 v SF2

Some information regarding Central Cons, as a team, they will not ask for any of their matches to be postponed & will not therefore accept any requests to postpone.
On behalf of the Central Cons team.

Just a reminder to team Captains about the rules regarding a request to postpone matches below, matches to be played asap but BEFORE Week 15

15.Matches cannot be postponed except in extenuating circumstances which may be accepted by the Secretary and Executive Committee, if not excepted match points are to be awarded to the non-defaulting team. Postponed matches must be played before either the last league match before any due handicap meeting or the final league fixture.

34. All fixtures must be played. (For the purpose of this rule a minimum number of players constituting a team shall be FOUR) Any team failing to complete their league fixtures or not notifying their opponents that they will not be able to attend on a match night, will have TWO points deducted from their record. Also be liable to committee censure, the teams players league and individual competition status may be in doubt.

Sad new that Alun Avery has passed away peacefully at home. Alun played for Seacombe Cons for many years, then latterly played at Wallasey Central Cons club, in a few teams. Alun's funeral is at Landican Centre Chapel Wednesday 25th September, 11am

On the Documents page I've put pdfs of the first ever Wallasey Snooker Championship in 1924 and the names of the 32 players who entered which started on 2nd February 1924, it was played alongside the Billiards Championship, took place in the Billiard Room at the New Brighton Tower. There is also a cartoon of the players and officials. I hope you enjoy looking back at our history almost 100 years ago, it took me a lot of time and research to find these items. I have a couple more billiard results from 1912 I will put on soon.

Adam Noonan has very kindly sent me a nice little excel program to work on a smart phone, that will form a match card with all teams and players on a drop down list together with handicaps which will automatically total up handicaps and scores, as a check to confirm the card details. There maybe some late registration players names omitted though until they are added. Anyone who wants it let me know and I will send it to you, or contact Adam. But in case of any recent changes of handicaps it will need to be checked with the website handicaps as they will be correct.

If you wish to receive weekly league updates and other info. Register you email address on the Subscribe page link above, your email is not used for anything else only to get Wallasey updates, if you wish for an email address to be deleted let me know.

All Wallasey competition entry forms and fees have to be returned at Fridays Meeting, some competition draws may take place after the meeting.

A sample NEW result card is on the pictures page.

Next Committee Meeting is Friday 6th September 2019 at 7.30pm. Fixture books and the NEW Style result cards will be given out to each team representative at this meeting. The Committee has decided due to the small number of Clubs now in the League, that a representative for EVERY team shall attend each monthly Committee Meeting, failure of any team to attend would mean a TWO point deduction for the team concerned, this rule includes the September meeting and each monthly meeting after.

All fixtures and individual player handicaps are now on the website, the season starts on Tuesday and Thursday 10th and 12th September 2019

Next Committee Meeting is Friday 2nd August 2019 at 7.30pm. The Committee has decided due to the small number of Clubs now in the League, that a representative for EVERY team shall attend each monthly Committee Meeting, failure of any team to attend would mean a TWO point deduction for the team concerned.

To clarify the Century proposal (only No. !) that was passed at the AGM. the full proposal PDF is now back on the documents page

Next Meeting is Friday 12th July 2019 at 7.15pm, this is to discuss the individual handicaps, as in previous handicap meetings 1 rep per team may attend. A Committee Meeting will follow the handicap meeting at hopefully around 8.30pm. I will use the website aggregate scores records to format a handicap for all the players that I have records for.

Update from the AGM, Individual Handicaps proposal was passed and will now be used to form the team handicap. This is to enable teams to sign players on but not be penalised by a team handicap if unable to play. So each player will be allocated a 1 frame handicap which will have to be entered on the result card then all 6 totalled up and then doubled to get the team handicap for that league match, with no change to the current method of playing the matches, so still playing off scratch as previously.

Wallasey Competition entry forms are on the documents page these will have to be returned by the September Meeting together with entry fees.

Victorious 2019 Merseyside B team info and photos on the pictures page.