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Week 9

Stags Head extend their advantage over New Oak with victory in their high scoring head to head, Ian Lelliott setting a new high away break of 12060. But Glynde Horse leapfrog both with a 5-0 home win.


A reminder that the Men's Singles, Open Doubles and Sprackling Cup matches should be played by Monday 16th December 2019. Details can be found on the Lewes Bar Billiards Message Board.

Competition draws

Week 8

Stags Head regain the top spot with a 4-1 win at the Plough, after Glynde come unstuck against the Oak. Meanwhile the Socialites take their first win of the seaon at home to the Blacksmiths.

Week 7

The top of the league table couldn't be much tighter as New Oak reverse their fortunes of last week beating the Socialites 5-0. But Glynde Horse just pip the top spot with a 4-1 home win against the Plough.

Lewes Inter-league

Lewes were unable to overcome Division 2 opponents Littlehampton on Sunday in their second fixture of the inter-league season.


Week 6

A big shake-up in the table as the top two teams suffer away defeats. Stags Head retain top place, but Blacksmiths and Glynde Horse are only one point behind, while the Oak drop into the bottom half of the table.

Knock-out Cup quarterfinal

Wins for Glynde Horse and Stags Head send them through to the semifinal in March, along with Plough and Socialites.
Next Monday is "badge night" in the Lewes bonfire calendar, so the league schedule resumes on 11 November.

Lewes Inter-league

Lewes belatedly start their inter-league season with a narrow home defeat against Mid Sussex.


Week 5

Wins for the top two teams, but Glynde Horse have their challenge dented with a 4-1 defeat at the Blacksmiths.
Glynde have a chance for revenge in the Knockout Cup next week at Haywards heath, while New Oak and Stags Head go head-to-head at the Blacksmiths.

Week 4

The Plough are off the bottom with a 4-1 home win against Blacksmiths. But Stags Head hold on to the lead with a 3-2 defeat of New Oak. Nigel set a high standard for the highest away break in that game of 11180.

Week 3

Stags Head take the lead in the table, after a 5-0 home win against the Plough.
Meanwhile Glynde Horse have another fixture rearranged due to ongoing work at the Social club.

Rearranged fixtures

Week 2

New Oak take the lead in the league table after a 4-1 away win against the Socialites. Old rivals Glynde Horse and newcomers Stags Head are both just one point behind.

Week 1

And they're off!!
3-2 wins all round means no clear leader and all to play for in the new season.

New season 2019/20

The season will commence on Monday 23rd September, with Finals Night on Monday 1st June. There are six teams as last year, but with a few changes. The Bevy has unfortunately dropped out, but is replaced by a new team, the Stags Head in Portslade. The Cock n Balls are now the Socialites, playing from Haywards Heath Social Club. And the County Oak are now the New Oak, reflecting the pub's change of name.
Formats are the same as last year, including a 5 week 'league cup' competition.
The first fixtures on 23 September will be:

    New Oak v Blacksmiths
    Plough v Socialites
    Stags Head v Glynde Horse

Download full fixture list

Website changes

The league website has been redeveloped to introduce some improvements to make it easier to use, and especially to make it more 'mobile-friendly'. There are a few outstanding issues to be sorted, mostly to do with formats and printing, but please let the webmaster know of any problems you encounter.

Contact the league

League AGM 2019

The Lewes AGM was held on Monday 24th June at Glynde Social Club.

AGM minutes

Latest News

Finals Night 2019

Congratulations to all the winners from last night's finals - see results in link below. Many thanks to the organisers, and to all those who attended.

Finals Night results

And for a complete summary of the season...

Season 2018 /19 Report

League week 20

With the top of the table already settled, Cock n Balls secured their wooden spoon with a 2-3 defeat at home to the champions.
Rob Hall was also confirmed as highest away break player (16820 at the Bevy), narrowly beating brother Kev (16200).

League week 19

Congratulations to County Oak, who confirmed their title this week with a 4-1 home win against Bevendean. Alan Brackenridge also secured the Player of the Year title with a 16th win from 19.

League week 18

A 4-1 win for County Oak at the Blacksmiths puts them 7 points clear with 2 to go, giving them the chance to secure the title in their next match, at home to Bevendean. The defeat for Blacksmiths also guarantees Glynde Horse at least runner-up spot.

Lewes Inter-league

Having already secured the Division 3 title, Lewes finished the season in the Sussex County Inter-league competition on Sunday with a 4-3 away victory against West Sussex B.


Team knockout semi-final

Blacksmiths beat the Plough 4-1 and the Bevy beat the Cock 3-2.

Match details

League week 14

A below par performance from Glynde Horse ends their long reign at the top of the league table. County Oak are now looking favourites for the title, leading by just one point but with a game in hand over their nearest rivals.

League week 13½

County Oak wIn the rearranged fixture against Glynde Horse 4-1, putting them in a strong position only one point behind the leaders with a match in hand.

League week 13

Both the top two teams had 5-0 victories this week, leaving Glynde Horse with a 4 point lead but County Oak still have a game in hand. So next week's clash between the two (rescheduled at the request of Sky Television) could be crucial in determining the league title.

League week 12

With County Oak not playing this week, Glynde Horse extend their lead with a 3-2 win at the Blacksmiths. And that match also saw a change in the Player of the Year competition, as a big win by Mike Daw over Dave Knight mean that those two swap places at the top.

League week 11

Glynde Horse suffer their first league defeat of the season, to rivals County Oak, as the main event resumes this week, but Glynde still cling on to first place by a single point.

One-day inter-league

A disappointing result for the Lewes inter-league team who narrowly came last in the 2nd division one-day competition on Sunday.


League Cup week 5

A fifth 4-1 result for leaders Glynde Horse in the final week of the League Cup , but unfortunately for them this time it was defeat, to their nearest rivals.
So congratulations to County Oak who did just enough to win the competition on alphabetical order head-to-head.

Final League Cup table

League Cup week 4

4-1 wins for Glynde Horse and County Oak mean that these two will settle the competition in the final fixture next week at Glynde. Two points will be enough for the Horse to take the title.

League Cup week 3

A third 4-1 win for Glynde Horse puts them 3 points clear at the top with only 2 matches left.

Captains' Cup

Congratulations to Ric Bithell who won this year's Captains' Cup at Glynde Social Club on Monday, beating Jean Brackenridge in the Final.

details here

Lewes Inter-league

Lewes continue their good form in the Sussex County Inter-league on Sunday with a 5-2 home victory over West Sussex B.


League Cup week 2

Glynde Horse continue their form in the competition with another 4-1 win, while the Plough claim second spot with victory over County Oak.

League Cup week 1

After the first round of matches in the new League Cup competition the table has a familiar feel, with County Oak and Glynde Horse holding the top two spots after both returned a 4-1 win.

Lewes Inter-league

A narrow 4-3 victory for Lewes against Mid Sussex B in the Sussex County Inter-league on Sunday, the key game being decided by a black peg on the last ball!


League Cup

The New Year sees a rest from the cut and thrust of the regular league, as the next few weeks will be devoted to the League Cup competition. This year the format will consist of three singles and two doubles games. The rules of the competition can be found on the Lewes forum. Good luck everyone!

League Cup Rules

Competition draws

The draws for the next round of individual competitions have been made, and are available on the forum.

See details

Knockout & Captains' Cups

The Knockout Cup Semi Finals (1 April) will comprise:
  Blacksmiths v Plough @ County Oak
  Cock n Balls v Bevendean @ Plough Inn

The venue for the Captains' Cup (21 January) has been confirmed as Glynde Club.

Week 10

With the first half of the season complete, bar one postponed match scheduled for next week, Glynde Horse have maintained their unbeaten record to establish a clear lead at the top.
And defeats this week for Rob and Alan mean that Dave Knight is top of the averages at the halfway point.
After the Xmas break, it will be the League Cup competition - details to follow.

Week 9

Glynde Horse go clear at the top after a 5-0 home win against the Plough.

Week 8

The top two teams both won 3-2 this week, so still unbeaten Glynde hold on to their tenuous lead.

Week 7

The top two teams both won 3-2 this week, so still unbeaten Glynde hold on to their tenuous lead.

Week 6

All change at the top again, as Glynde retake the lead with a 3-2 win away at County Oak. And that match saw changes in the player averages with Ric and Alan both losing their unbeaten record, and Rob taking over the lead with an impressive 11½K average.

Player averages

Knockout Cup

Wins for Blacksmiths and Plough mean they will join Cock and Bevy in the semifinals.

Fixtures for the League Cup competition, starting in January, are now available. Matches will comprise 3 singles and 2 doubles - details to follow.

League Cup fixtures

Lewes Inter-league

A second win for Lewes in the Sussex Inter-League, at home to Mid Sussex A on Sunday, puts them top of Division 3 at this early stage.


Week 5

A 5-0 win for County Oak is enough to send them to the top of the table, with Glynde dropping a point at home to the Bevies.
Blacksmiths v Plough has been postponed due to force majeure - provisionally rescheduled for 17 Dec.

Knockout Cup

The draw for the Knockout Cup was made last night. First round fixtures, to be played on 29 October, are:
Plough v County Oak at The Bevy
Glynde Horse v Blacksmiths at The Cock
Cock & Bevy have a Bye.

Week 4

4-1 away wins for both the top two teams leaves Glynde Horse with a slender lead in the table. Rob Hall makes a strong claim to the high break prize with 16820 at the Bevy.

Week 3

Glynde sneak into the lead this week as the only team unbeaten in matches.

Week 2

Another 5-0 result for the Plough, but this time they're on the wrong end, as champions County Oak reclaim their number one position.

Lewes Inter-league

Lewes got off to a winning start in Sussex Inter-League Division 3 with victory away at Hastings on Sunday.


Week 1

They're off!!
And a 5-0 win by the Plough puts them on top of the league.

New Season 2018/19

Due to the withdrawal of the Seven Sisters team, the new season will now start on Monday 24th September.
There will now be an additional 'league cup' competition, format to be determined, starting in January.

Fixtures now available

Registration 2018/19

There will be no registration night this year but please can all forms be completed and returned by Monday 13th August.

Registration form 2018 -19

League AGM

The Lewes AGM will be held at The Cock Inn on Tuesday 14th Aug at 8pm. Please can all teams try to send at least one representative.

more details

Finals Night

Congratulations to all the winners from last night's finals - see results in link below.
Many thanks to the organisers, and to all those who attended. Please remember also to support the league AGM this year.

full results

And for a complete summary of the season...

Season 2017 /18 Report

Week 28

The championship was already decided before the last day, but all three games were significant. Glynde confirmed their runner-up spot with victory at the Plough. Bevenden avoided the wooden spoon with a 4-1 home win against the Cock. And a 5-0 win for champions County Oak means that Jean Brackenridge is player of the year, narrowly beating Alan on average score.

Week 27

One week to go, and two big matches to be played next week. The Plough and Glynde will play off for runners-up spot, with the Horse needing just one point to maintain their position. And at the other end of the table, Bevendean and the Cock will contest the wooden spoon.

Week 26

With the top spot settled, attention turns to the minor placings, and Glynde could clinch second place when they host the Blacksmiths in the next round. Meanwhile, the Cock's visit to Bevendean on the last week of the season could turn out to be a 'slow bicycle race' for the wooden spoon!

Lewes Inter League

Lewes victory

A win for Lewes on Sunday, in the last match of the season, means they finish in a respectable 3rd place in Division 3. Despite the result, opponents Brighton C did enough to secure the division title.

Match result

Final table

Week 25

Congratulations to County Oak who confirmed their victory in the championship with a 3-2 win at the Plough. In the same match, Kev Hall also extended his lead in the Away Break competition.

Week 24

A good win for Glynde Horse, away at Seven sisters, keeps them with a mathematical chance of beating County Oak for the championship, but in the real world, second place is surely their target.

Week 23

The Blacksmiths take advantage of Glynde's bye week to take second place, but leaders County Oak are surely unassailable and could clinch the title next week.

Darrell Skinner

We are very sad to have to report that Darrell Skinner died at the weekend, after a period of illness. As well as playing in our league for the Cock, Darrell has been a popular player over many years, in the Mid-Sussex and Horsham leagues.

See forum

Week 22

Back to winning ways for leaders County Oak; and a bad day for Glynde means the battle is on for second place. At the other end of the table, a second successive win for the Cock leaves Bevendean looking favourites for the wooden spoon.

Week 21

Losses for the top two teams, and a bye for third place Blacksmiths, has allowed the chasing teams, Seven Sisters and Plough, to close the gap a little; but overall, at the season's ¾ mark, the table looks pretty much unchanged.

Week 20

With the leaders taking their bye, the chasing teams try to close the gap, but County Oak are still looking unassailable.

KO Cup Semi-final

Glynde Horse and Seven Sisters were victorious last night, and will contest the Knockout Cup at Finals Night on 4th June.

Week 19

A rare defeat for leaders County Oak, but they still have a comfortable buffer over their rivals.
Next up is the semifinals of the Knockout Cup.

Competition semifinals

The draws have been made for the individual semifinals - matches to be played by Monday 23rd April.

See details

Week 18

Leaders County Oak back to winning form, but an excellent 10k from Ros (7570 break) thwarted another 5-0 home win.

Lewes Inter-league

Lewes finished a creditable 4th in the Sussex County One-Day Inter League competition, in Burgess Hill on Sunday.

Results here

Week 17

A rare defeat for leaders County Oak this week, but Kevin takes the lead in the away break competition with 9220.

Week 16

With Glynde Horse resting, the other top half teams all won their matches; and Colin extended his lead in the away break competition.

Week 15

Another faultless performance from County Oak emphasises their control on the league, and sends Bevendean to the bottom of the table.

Captains' Cup

Congratulations to Jean, who won the Captains' Cup last night, beating Ric in the final.

Full results here

Week 14

County Oak emphasised their dominance with a resounding win over Seven Sisters, leaving them clear top of the table at the half way point.
Next week it's the Captains' Cup.

Week 13

With county Oak having a rest week, Glynde Horse take the opportunity of closing the gap on the leaders with a good win against the Blacksmiths. And Seven Sisters cement their third place position with a 5-0 home win.

Week 12

Big home wins was the theme this week. And Manchester City County Oak confirmed their grip on the title chase, going into the Xmas break, with a 4-1 win over nearest rivals Glynde Horse.

Week 11

Glynde Horse gain a bit more ground on the leaders with a 4-1 win over Bevendean, and are now just 3½ points behind County Oak, with a game in hand.

Week 10

Big win for the Plough propels them up the table, and Glynde Horse close the gap further with County Oak.

Week 9

County Oak cement their lead with a 5-0 win at home to the Cock, while Glynde Horse hold on to second place despite taking their 'rest week'.

Week 8

A 4-1 win for County Oak at the Bevy was just enough to retake the championship lead from Glynde Horse; and they are likely to keep top spot for a while as their rivals have a rest day next week.

KO Cup quarter final

Wins for Glynde Horse, Plough and Seven Sisters mean that they go through, along with Cock n Balls who had the bye, into the semi final.

Week 7

A good week for Glynde Horse as their home win over the Plough, including a crucial last ball tied game, was enough to top the league table at the end of the season's first quarter.

Week 6

A rest day for County Oak and a 5-0 win for the Plough has narrowed the gaps in the league table, with just the Bevy and Cock adrift at the bottom.

Week 5

No big results this week, but County Oak did enough to stay in pole position.

Knockout Cup

Qtr-final draw

The draw for the quarter-final of the Knockout Cup has been made. Games are to be played on Monday 13th November.

See fixtures

Week 4

A big win for the Horse this week puts them second behind County Oak, with a game in hand. It's still early days, but could next week's clash at Glynde be a championship 6-pointer?!

Week 3

3-2 wins for both the top two teams maintains the status quo at the top of the table at this early stage.

Week 2

Six games played, and the Four Player Rule invoked 4 times. Is this a sign of the times?

Four Player Rule

The following rule change has been adopted for this season (Rule 35v):

"If any team commences with one or more players short, and cannot provide a replacement(s) by the time the fourth game has started, a four player rule will be put in place as follows, one of the four players present will be drawn at random and will not receive the break unless both teams have four players in which case the away team player will receive the break, leg points will be awarded as normal but the score of the 4 player rule member will not count towards player stats. Each captain must record which game is part of a 4 player rule so that the results secretary is able to record the correct information. The 4 player rule can only be used once per match, if additional players are unavailable then a walkover will be called and recorded on the scorecard as normal."

See League Rules

New season 2017/18

The new season will start on Monday 25th September. The format will be the same as last year, 2x home and away based on 7 teams.


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