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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.

Season 2017-18 Registration

The 2017-18 Lewes league registration night is to be held on Monday 4th September at 20:00 taking place at the Plough, Plumpton.
The registration fee for the season remains unchanged at £35.00 per team, cheques to be made payable to Lewes and District Bar Billiards League. Registration forms, if not already received, are available from Colin Southouse, Chase Newman or Liz Lancaster.
Teams for the season must be registered by Monday 4th September and all details submitted by this date.
Following on from registration a committee meeting will be held, to which all are invited.

Download registration form

See also forum thread

Lewes AGM

The league AGM was held on Monday 10th July at the Glynde Club at 8:00PM.

more details here

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 2016/17 Report

Monday 5 June

Finals Night is being held at the Hassocks Hotel on Monday 5 June, with the first match (Sprackling Cup) starting at 19:00.

There will be a raffle and, as in previous years, it would be very much appreciated if every team could donate prizes - suggestion is two prizes to the value of around £10.00.

It would be great to see as many people supporting the night as possible.

Finals Night Programme here

Other news

VLC Week 14

Congratulations to the Blacksmiths Arms on securing the Virtual League Cup™ title. Despite a 4-1 defeat at the Laughing Fish, none of the chasing teams could quite do enough to overhaul their lead.

VLC Table

VLC - climax

With all the League trophy positions settled, attention now turns to the Virtual League Cup™. Blacksmiths Arms have a 3-point lead, but face a tricky tie, away at the Laughing Fish - themselves still in contention - with some sizeable handicaps mostly in favour of the Fish.
The Plough, in second place, must fancy their chances at home, with some help from the handicap system.
Third place County Oak A have a local derby against the 'B's, which is difficult to predict, and the draw could be a decisive factor.

VLC latest

Week 27

Congratulations to County Oak A, who secured their championship title last night with a 3-2 win at the Cock putting them out of reach of their rivals.

In the Virtual League Cup™, however, Oak A suffered a 4-1 drubbing, leaving the Blacksmiths with a 'virtually ' unassailable 4-point lead in that competition, unless...
the Plough, coming up on the rails with an excellent 4-1 away win over Oak B, can pip them for the VLC cup!

Week 26

A 7 point lead with only 2 weeks to go!

Some people are on the pitch - they think it's all over...

Week 25

A massive win for County Oak A, away at championship rivals Blacksmiths Arms, puts them in a commanding position in the league table, with only three fixtures left.

However, crucial victories for Bob and Phil in their Virtual League Cup™ match allowed the Blacksmiths to retain their lead in that competition.

VLC result

Lewes relegated

Sadly, the Lewes inter-league team failed to pull off a miraculous escape on Sunday, going down 6-1 to Brighton B at the County Oak. As a result, the team is expected to be starting in Division 3 next season.


Week 24

An excellent win for the Blacksmiths, and a rare defeat for County Oak A, means it's all square at the top again, with the Oak just ahead on matches won. Which makes the next round's table-top clash look like a potential championship '10-pointer'! ☺

Week 23

Back to winning form for County Oak A. Can anyone stop them now?


Lewes managed to postpone relegation last night with a 4-3 win at home over Littlehampton, but they still need a big win in their final match, and for other results to go in their favour, if they are to survive the drop!


Week 22

A rare defeat for Oak A allows the Blacksmiths to close the gap at the top to one point. And in the Virtual League Cup™, a 5-0 win for Laughing Fish puts them in a clear second place behind the Blacksmiths.

VLC Table

KO Cup Semi-final

The two teams vying for the league title, County Oak A and Blacksmiths Arms, will contest the Knockout Cup on Finals Night, after they each won their respective semi-final matches last night.

Late result

A good away win for Glynde Horse in the rearranged match against Hasocks, and an even better 4-1 win in the corresponding VLC™ match, putting them amongst the contenders for the secondary competition.

Hassocks Pub v Glynde Horse

Week 21

We're now halfway through the Virtual League Cup™ and the Blacksmiths hold a 2 point lead, with Oak A, Fish and Cock level in second place. The Plough are also in contention after a good 3-2 win away at Hassocks, and two teams have a game in hand, so there is still lots to play for.

VLC Table


Relegation to the third division is looking a distinct possibility for the Lewes inter-league team, after another disapointing result, away at Redhill on Sunday.


Week 20

Blacksmiths drop a point at Glynde, allowing Oak A to take a 4-point lead.

Week 19

Big wins for the top two teams opening up a 17-point gap between them and third-place Hassocks, who have a game in hand.
Meanwhile, in the Virtual League Cup™, a 5-0 win for the Cock over the Plough sends them to the top of the table.

VLC Table

One-day inter-league

A valiant effort by the Lewes inter-league team gave them a creditable 5th place in the 2nd division one-day competition on Sunday.


Week 18

In this week's 'top of the table' clash, County Oak A extend their lead further with a 3-2 win over rivals Blacksmiths Arms.

Week 17

A good win by County Oak B at the Blacksmiths dislodges their opponents from top spot, and lets the ever consistent Oak A take back the lead.

And on Sunday, the Lewes inter-league team suffered another defeat in a 'relegation 4-pointer' at Horsham. After the match, the Lewes captain received a vote of confidence from the board...


Week 16

A 5-0 win for the Blacksmiths, over the Plough, sends them back to the top of the table. Meanwhile, in the Virtual League Cup™, a good result from the Laughing Fish catapults them up the VLC table to share top spot with the Cock.

VLC Table

Week 15

The top two in the table are starting to pull away from the field, after good wins by both County Oak A and Blacksmiths Arms.

And in the first week of the new Virtual League Cup™, the Cock rule the roost! But will it last?


Another defeat for the Lewes inter-league team on Sunday, at home to division 2 leaders Worthing B. ☹


Virtual League Cup

The eagerly awaited Virtual League Cup competition starts on Monday - see the forum for full details. This is a real competition, with results and tables published each week and a trophy at the end, but with no extra matches to be played!

full details

Captains' Cup

Congratulations to Derek Taylor for winning this year's Captains' Cup.

details here

Week 14

We've reached the halfway point of the season, and County Oak A hold a 1-point lead over the Blacksmiths at the top of the table. Meanwhile a good result from the Plough against Hassocks has opened up a 6-point gap for third place, and pushed the Cock further into the 'relegation zone'.
In the player averages, Nigel Senior has the lead with 13 wins at an average score of 11866, while Rob Hall holds the highest away break of 17350.

Next week we have the Captainsí Cup, which is being held this year at Glynde WMC.

details here

*** Coming soon ***

Don't miss our exiting new competition, the Virtual League Cup, starting January 30th.
Is your team languishing near the bottom of the table? Don't worry - help is at hand. Watch this space!

Week 13

An under-par performance form the Blacksmiths allows their rivals to gain ground, and Oak A to extend their lead. A clear gap is appearing between the big 4 and the rest of the league.
And another defeat on Sunday for Lewes inter league team despite valiant efforts against Brighton B.


Captains' Cup

This year's Captainsí Cup will be held at Glynde WMC on Monday 23rd January.

details here

Week 12

County Oak A have opened up a clear lead in the table at the Christmas break, after their 5-0 trouncing of Glynde Horse. Hostilities now cease until Jan 9th.
Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Week 11

Big result for 'Oak A' this week as they secure top spot with a 4-1 win away at the Blacksmiths. Meanwhile at the County Oak, a 17350 break from Rob Hall is just enough to take over the 'away break' lead from Henry.
And on Sunday Lewes inter league team came up short again, away at Littlehampton.


Week 10

A rare defeat for leaders Blacksmiths Arms, away at County Oak B, allows the chasing teams to narrow the gap.

Week 9

Yet another 5-0 for the Blacksmiths, despite the odd scare, extends their lead at the top.

Week 8

A comprehensive 5-0 win for the Blacksmiths cements their lead in the league table.
And at the weekend, Lewes inter league team suffer a narrow home defeat against Redhill B.


KO Cup First Round

Wins for Hassocks, Blacksmiths and both County Oaks, who will go forward to the semi-finals on 20 March. Meanwhile, it's back to the league competition with the start of the 2nd quarter next week.

Week 7

Another 4-1 win for the Blacksmiths against the Plough - their sixth 4-1 win of the season - is enough to keep them at the top of the table at the end of the first quarter of the season.

Week 6

County Oak A closes the gap at the top with another 5-0 win. And Phil Osborne takes over the lead in the player averages, after Colin Southouse and Rob Hall both suffer their first defeat of the season.

Lewes Inter League

The Lewes inter league team recorded their first win of the season on Sunday, at their new home venue - the Blacksmiths Arms.


Knockout Cup Draw

The draw has been made for the first round of the KO Cup, to be played on 14 November:
   Blacksmiths Arms v Glynde Horse @ County Oak
   Cock n Balls v County Oak B @ Blacksmiths Arms
   Hassocks Pub v Laughing Fish @ Glynde WMC
   Plough v County Oak A @ Cock Inn

Can the respective captain(s) of the 4 venues concerned please ensure that said venues are aware.



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