WELCOME TO PRESTON AND DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE - RUNNING OVER 40 YEARS
A BLACKBALL RULES POOL LEAGUE
Latest League News
Blackball Rules Training Sessions
Training sessions can be booked to bring teams up to speed on the playing rules. The best way to learn them is to play them!
Contact Steve Foster
ON (07539) 378 514 to arrange a training session
Please can all players ensure that they have submitted their results for Individuals and Pairs matches ASAP
IF YOU WIN, TELL US!!!!
SUMMER SEASON TEAM REGISTRATION & AGM MEETING
The Annual General Meeting for the Winter season will be held on Wednesday the 26th March at Friargate Social Club. This is a very important meeting and all teams MUST send a representative to stay for the duration of the meeting. Teams who do not stay will be fined 2pts next season.
To date, there are 5 Proposals which have been submitted by members of the league.
Apologies for the disruption that this will cause and also for the unnecessary trips made by teams in week 16.
Both fixture positions have been replaced by BYE positions.
We are pleased to welcome a new sponsor to the league and it is The Original Barber Shop based on Friargate and Woodplumpton Road in Preston.
They have taken over the sponsorship of Division 2 and we are pleased to have them involved and hope to have a long and successful relationship.
We are pleased to welcome a new sponsor to the league and it is The Sandwich Stop based on Plungington Road in Preston.
They have taken over the sponsorship of Division 3 and we are pleased to have them involved and hope to have a long and successful relationship.
League Playing Rules and Formats
CLICK THESE LINKS
We are now past the half-way stage of the season with the new Blackball playing rules and we have received plenty of comments, positive and negative!
Nothing is set in stone and there are a few tweaks we can make to the format for next season if the members wish it, such as a reduction in the number of frames or increase in the competition matches.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS - SUN the 9th MARCH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - WED the 26th MARCH
Forms have been posted out to all teams along with Summer Season Team Registration Forms. These must be brought to this meeting along with the registration fee.
It is with regret that we have to report that BROOK TAVERN and ARKWRIGHTS TAVERN, both from the Championship division, have decided to drop out of the league. All results for the second half of the season for players and teams have been removed. Any applicable away win bonus points have also been removed in the first half of the season.
What we want is to continue with the same number of teams and possibly even increase into next season.
As such, we welcome all feedback and ANYONE can use the links above to give us any feedback they wish or any ideas to suggestions for changes, etc.
Playing Rules Guidance Document
If you have a question, please ask it using the feedback link below and we will collate responses and update a new webpage with the answers and guidance.
Following a number of requests for clarification of some of the finer points of the rules, a new Frequently Asked Questions page will be online shortly.
We have also updated the Blackball Playing Rules Guidance document with some clarifications on the lagging procedure in League and Competition Matches. Copies will be posted to all teams and the site is now updated.
Competition Draws - THE DRAWS FOR THE LEAGUE CUP SEMI FINALS and LEAGUE SHIELD SEMI FINALS ARE NOW ON LINE
INDIVIDUALS / SCOTCH PAIRS COMPETITION DRAWS
ALL OUTSTANDING GAMES IN SINGLES (main & plate) and DOUBLES MUST BE PLAYED ASAP
INDIVIDUALS MAIN/PLATE LATEST DRAWS ARE NOW ONLINE , SCOTCH PAIRS LATEST DRAWS NOW ONLINE