News & Events

29 Apr 2021**RIP JACK CLAY**

It is with regret we have to inform you of the sad passing of Jack Clay on 23/4/21.

Jack was a member of West Leeds Railway club where he captained his team for many years which won the Leeds City Championship in the 80's.

He was a tough accomplished competitor and with his coaching and sound advice he brought a number of young players into the game, who achieved success in our league.

On behalf of myself and the rest of the LBSO committee we would like to pass on our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

Paul Grimes LBSO League secretary.

05 Apr 2021**MARK BALL - CONGRATULATIONS!**

Congratulations are in order for our own Mark Ball, recently appointed on to the Board of Directors of the EPSB (English Partnership for Snooker & Billiards).
Set up in 2019, the EPSB is an 'umbrella' organisation and governing body, not only for Snooker & Billiards nationwide, but also with associations at European and World level, from both an amateur and professional perspective.
I am sure you will all join me in wishing Mark all the best in his new role.
I am sure he will be a tremendous asset to the EPSB. His appointment is well deserved.
GOOD LUCK MARK!
Bob Patterson - LBSO Gen. Sec / Treasurer.

17 Mar 2021***RIP - JERRY BIRD***

It is with sadness, we have to inform you of the recent death of Jerry Bird, a very long standing playing member of the LBSO and the Leeds & District League before that.
Jerry sadly passed away on the 12th March from natural causes aged 90 years.
For the very many who knew him, he will be remembered as a larger than life character, who could certainly handle a cue and until fairly recently as well. 
Jerry played snooker for over 50 years in the Leeds Leagues, and his true ability is without a doubt best reflected, with him lifting the Leeds Snooker Championship three times, during an era prior to the LBSO, but when competition in the City was just as fierce as it is now.
Jerry's family are keen for his snooker legacy in Leeds to be continued by the LBSO, and we are discussing the best way forward with this currently. 
Our thoughts and best wishes are with Jerry's family and friends at this difficult time.
On behalf of the LBSO.

23 Dec 2020**SEASONS GREETINGS**

On behalf of all the LBSO committee i would like to wish everyone associated with the LBSO a safe and very merry Christmas as we all know it will not be our usual festivities but please try to enjoy what we are allowed to do within the restrictions we are all under.

I hope you all have a happy new year and that soon we will be able to resume our snooker that we have all missed so much throughout 2020.

Best regards,
Paul Grimes LBSO league secretary.

12 Nov 2020**CANCELLATION OF THE 2020/21 SEASON**

To all involved with the LBSO it is with regret that the committee have come to the decision we will not be able to run the 2020/21 season. This is obviously due to grass roots sports having ceased due to the restrictions imposed in the COVID 19 pandemic.

We have delayed the announcement as long as we could but in light of the imposition of the second lockdown we are now past the cut off point for when we felt we could successfully run the delayed season.

We are already in receipt of the majority of entrance fees that have been paid for the season, thank you to all clubs that have paid or had previously committed to pay.

With regard the combined league and competition fees already paid for 2020/21 season, it is the agreed opinion of the committee these should be retained and simply carry over to the 2021/22 season, which will hopefully commence on time.

Bob Patterson as Treasurer will post more details about this and other options , and be in contact with captains separately in the next few days, which will also include instructions to those teams that have yet to pay.
(An email has been circulated to team captains on Sunday 15th November)

We are planning that in the new year we can complete the outstanding competitions and if time allows we are hopeful we can restart competitions on a pay as you enter basis to keep snooker alive in the Leeds area until we arrive at a time to resume league snooker.

If you have any queries regarding the league please contact me Paul Grimes. Any competition issues should be directed to Mark Ball or Paul Marlow and any financial issues to Bob Patterson. Contact details can be found on the website please direct your questions to the relevant persons.

From all of the committee we hope you continue to stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all in due course.

Paul Grimes LBSO League secretary.

14 Oct 2020**MARTIN BOOTH - RIP**

It is with great sadness, I have to inform you all of the death of Martin Booth.
Martin was a long established player at Rothwell WMC for at least the last 35 years.
His massive dedication to this South Leeds club extended beyond playing, also being a member of the committee for many years.
Martin died yesterday morning after a short illness.
All our best wishes are sent to his family at this very difficult time.
Bob Patterson.
On behalf of the LBSO.

14 Oct 2020**Competitions Suspended**

In light of the recent government guidelines and with the whole of West Yorkshire now put under Tier 2 restrictions which came into force today, the committee have made the decision to suspend all outstanding competitions with immediate effect until further notice.

A final decision on the 2020/2021 season - league and competitions, will be made and posted on the website in due course.

Thanks to everyone for their cooperation and patience throughout these uncertain times.

Stay safe - LBSO Committee

08 Oct 2020##Champion of Champions SF draw now live##

Semi Final closing date Sunday 22nd November.

04 Oct 2020##Leeds Pairs Semi Final draw now live##

Played over 2 legs, Closing date Sunday 15th November

04 Oct 2020##Stan Brooke Pairs SF draw now live##

Played over 2 legs-closing date Sunday 15th November.

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