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21 Nov 2017** BILLY BEDFORD RIP **

It is with great sadness we have to inform all the friends of Billy Bedford that he passed away on Saturday.
Antony Bedford will keep us informed when funeral arrangements have been made.

Billy was a well liked and respected player in our league for a great number of years always attnding the delegates meeting at his home club, Holbeck Working Mens Club.

He will be greatly missed by all who new him and our thoughts and sympathies go out to Antony and the rest of his family.

Regards, Paul.

20 Nov 2017++ RODNEY SIMS - FUNERAL ARRANGMENTS ++

The funeral of Rodney Sims will take place at Cottingley at 12-20 on Tuesday 28th November.
Anyone who then wishes to attend Morley Conservative Club afterwards, are quite welcome to do so.

A funeral wreath will be provided for the service, by and on behalf of everybody associated with the LBSO.
The wreath will go only part way, to acknowledge and thank Rodney for the many years he was associated with the LBSO, both as a billiard player predominantly, but also as a member of the committee and in varying roles.

Our thoughts are with his wife and all his other family at this difficult time.
Thank you - Bob

20 Nov 2017##Anthony Bradley wins Martin House Charity event##

Excelsior's Anthony Bradley (+34) rode his luck throughout the day to emerge victorious from a field of 45, defeating Rowland Road's Dave Millward (+31) in the final which was played in great spirit.
Belle Isle's Steve Hirst (+7) and New Middleton's Phil Buckle (scr) were the beaten semi-finalists.
Belle Isle's Richard Binns (-47), the lowest handicapped player in attendance won the plate competition beating East Leeds's Richard Nelson (-5) in the final.
Many Thanks to those who entered, to the NSC for the use of the facilities and to Ryan Walton who refereed the final.
A total of £225 was raised on the day for a very deserving cause.

19 Nov 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 20th November.

Danny Burns (Gildersome Cons B) shows 2 adjustments the correct adjustment is +4 making his new handicap 17.

17 Nov 2017##Martin House Charity Competition Sun 19th November##

Many thanks to those of you who have entered this competition.

Entry is £10 with £5 going to Martin House and £5 to the prize fund. Additional money will be added to the prize fund by LBSO.

The draw is as follows-

The following 16 preliminary ties will commence at 10am.

Bob Patterson -24 v Nigel Turner +27
Gavin Godfrey 0 v Darren Hemingway +8
Malcolm Timblin +41 v Anthony Bradley +34
Tommy Doherty -21 v Josh Becic +10
Carl Moore +20 v Ryan Walton -34
Darren Smith 0 v Paul Grimes +20
Richard Nelson -5 v Steve Quigley +17
Daniel Boyes +40 v Daniel Hughes -9
Wayne Ramsden +35 v Jason Hudson +16
James Sykes +7 v Dave French -5
Karl Briggs +23 v Richard Binns -47
Jordan Wilkinson +7 v Liam Barlow -4
Danny Newton +22 v Martin McGuigan +12
Steven Hirst +7 v Adam Mitchell +34
Jordan Quinn -3 v Danny Magee -2
Dave Boyes -3 v Danny Morgan +15

The following matches will commence when tables become available. Players should aim to arrive no later than 10:45

Preliminary Round

Paul Kirk 0 v Oliver Mulcahy -21
Lee Atkinson -15 v Gerry Walton +8


Round 1

Chris Hart -22 v Phil Buckle 0
Craig Hazelgrave+14 v Steve Broadhead -21
Paul Turner +39 v Mark Loughlan +31
Steve Parlour +11 v Lee Dickinson +12
Craig Hodges +35 v Joe Moore +23
Kris Chapman +16 v Tom Oates +9
David Miillward +31 v Paul Metcalf -2

The draw is subject to change subject to any late withdrawals/additions.

Matches will be best of three with a one frame plate competition for players who lose their first match.

Good Luck!

11 Nov 2017** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 13th November.

11 Nov 2017++ RODNEY - REST IN PEACE! ++

It is with great sadness I have to annouce the death of our Vice-Chairman Rodney Sims, who passed away suddenley last night.
Further details will be shown and circulated once they become known to us - Bob

10 Nov 2017**THE MISS RULE** - REMINDER FOR EVERYBODY!

It is now nearly 3 years since delegates overwhelmingly passed a committee proposal to adopt a SLIGHT VARIATION to the "Foul & a Miss" rule, of the official ruling body the WPBSA.
THIS SLIGHT VARIATION STILL APPLIES, but judging by a few recent reports, one or two need reminding of what was agreed in December 2014 - a fuller version of the proposal can still be viewed on the above tab - "About Us / Documents".
In very brief terms here, there are 3 parts to the rule!
1. VERY THIN EDGE - "Clear Path" (i.e. NOT 'snookered') - this is MANDATORY & MUST BE CALLED A MISS, unless, but providing NOT intentional, snookers are required OR points available on the table are the same as the difference in the scores (excluding a re-spotted black), with regards to BOTH PLAYERS & BEFORE OR AFTER the stroke.
2. "CENTRAL FULL BALL CONTACT" - "Clear Path" (i.e. NOT 'snookered') but NOT both edges (as in a 'FREE BALL').
EXACTLY THE SAME APPLIES AS IN 1, except if a 'miss' happens TWICE in succession and the player is then WARNED, the player should lose the frame on the 3rd occasion of a 'miss'.

1 & 2 HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME & WERE NEVER AFFECTED BY THE LBSO VARIATION IN 2014.

3. WHEN 'SNOOKERED' - this is the ONLY part of the rule which was affected by the LBSO variation in 2014!
It was agreed 3 years ago, and ONLY in this situation, that a MISS would NOT be called, under ANY circumstances, and irrespective of the state of the scoreboard, where the player taking the stroke was 'SNOOKERED', UNLESS the miss was clearly INTENTIONAL!
FOR CLARITY, THIS WILL INCLUDE 'SWERVE SHOTS' (but ONLY when 'SNOOKERED')!
THIS STILL APPLIES TO ALL LEAGUE MATCHES & COMPETITIONS (where there is no official referee).

THE 2014 VARIATION ACHEIVED WHAT IT SET OUT TO DO THEN & THERE IS NO INTENTION TO CHANGE IT NOW!
IT HAS MADE THINGS FAR BETTER FOR THE MAJORITY!
A fuller version fit for club notice boards will be circulated to team captains in due course.
Anybody still not clear about anything please make contact with myself - Thanks Bob

08 Nov 2017##Sykes Cup##

1st Round draw now live. Closing date Tuesday 12th December.

05 Nov 2017**Leeds Team and Stan Brooke Competitions**

The Leeds Team and Stan Brooke Competitions are now open for entry, please see competition tab for more details

Closing date for all competitions is Thursday 30th November

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