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  • WDBSL - Latest News
    27 Aug 2019


    Hi all!


    The new season starts on the 12th September 2019, with two divisions of 13 teams - due to us losing three teams.


    The handicaps have been adjusted at the annual handicap meeting - attended by 16 players and team captains on Weds 21st August - and these are now on the Competitions Page as per last season.


    The main difference this season is that in league and team cup competitions no player will have more than a 35 'start' against his or her opponent. The reasoning behind this is to differentiate between one-frame snooker and 5- frame competition matches.


    Please ensure you read the League Rules page . The main change is that we have lost the league results and competion telephone lines. Therefore, all league results must now be emailed - preferably on the night, or by 5 pm the following day latest - to the dedicated email address on the website Home Page. Competiton results must now either be emailed or txted as shown on the Home Page.


    The revised fixtures are also now on the fixtures page.


    Handbooks are being printed as we speak, and I will announce a date for collection by team captains shortly.


    Many thanks!





  • WDBSL - Latest News
    03 Jun 2019
    AGM 2019

    This year's AGM starts at 8 pm on Thursday 4th July at Kings Langley Services Club. Club contacts - please ensure you have your Team Application Forms and £65 per team fee. 


  • WDBSL - Latest News
    03 Jun 2019

    Fantastic turn-out for this year's End-of-Season Party and Presentation. 92 attended. To see photos of the trophy winners please go to the Fun Page. 

  • WDBSL - Latest News
    30 Apr 2019
    ALL RESULTS FOR 2018/19

    Premier Champions                      Cotterells

    Runners-up                                    Bushey CC A

    3rd Place                                         Ricky RBL A

    Best Ind performance                   Pete Blythe

    Highest break                                Sammy Sefeldin (96)


    Div 1 Champions                            Bore’wood RBL

    Runners-up                                     Ricky RBL B

    3rd Place                                          Kings Langley C

    Best Ind. Performance                   Matt Saunders Bore’wood RBL

    Highest Break                                 Steve Bartropp (B’wood RBL (64)


    Div 2 Champions                            Bore’wood Social A

    Runners-up                                     Chorleywood

    3rd Place                                          Bore’wood Social B

    Best Ind. Performance                   Justin Terry B’wood Social A

    Highest Break                                 Gary Bell  B’wood Social A (49)


    Noel Heelis Trophy                        Steve Bartropp Bore’wood RBL (112)


    Challenge Cup         Champions - Cotterells, Runners-Up - Glenn Social A


    Challenge Cup Plate      Champions - Kings Langley C, Runners-Up - Ricky RBL B


    Ted Higgins Trophy      Champions - Borehamwood Social A, Runners-Up - Borehamwood Social B


    Singles Championship      Champion - Karl Townsend (Ricky RBL), Runner-up - Paul Stockwell (Glenn)


    Singles Handicap       Champion - Darren Grieves (Glenn), Runner-up - Gary Scott (Bushey CC)


    Pairs Handicap        Champions - Andrew Scott/Beau Quigley Glenn) Runners-up Paul Stockwell/Leigh Griffiths (Glenn)


    ColbourneTrophy (2-man)          Champions - Dave Maley and Danny Brocklehurst (Abbots), Runners-up - Dave Jones and Shaun Mills (Rickmansworth CC)


    3-Man Team        Champions - Andrew Scott, Darren Grieves and Brett Richards, (Glenn), Runners-up - Mark Greatbatch, John Smyley and Mark Elliott (Kings Langley C)


    Over 45's handicap       Champion - Gary Scott (Bushey CC) Runner-up - Andy Chichester (St Albans CC)


    Alan Sharp Trophy       Champion - Paul Dean (Boxmoor), Runner-up - John Smyley Kings Langley


    Roy Couch Trophy (Under 30's handicap)       Champion - Andrew Scott (Glenn), Runner-up - Beau Quigley (Glenn)


    Billiards         Champion - Ade Poulter (St Albans CC), Runner-up - Dave Maley (Abbots Langley)


    Gordon Wilson Memorial Trophy (Over 60's) Champion - Steve Grover (Bushey CC), Runner-up - John Smyley (Kings Langley)



  • WDBSL - Latest News
    05 Mar 2019


    END OF SEASON PARTY (and presentation and buffet)

    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND DJ - same band as last year due to popular demand

    Sat 11th May 20197.30 until late at Kings Langley Services Club, 3 Hempstead Road, Herts WD4 8BJ. £14.00



  • WDBSL - Latest News
    10 Jan 2019

    On Sunday 20th January 2019 Steve Bartropp is the Watford League's representative in the Interleague Champion of Champions at Racks Snooker Club in Maidenhead. Good luck to Steve!

  • WDBSL - Latest News
    10 Jan 2019

    21st Nov 2018.    Big congrats to Steve Bartropp for a fantastic 112 break in his Singles Championship match tonight (21/11/18) against Dave Hart. In what sounds like an incredible match fit for the final, defending Champion Steve amazingly still went on to lose his title due to Dave's almost as impressive 84 break, who nicked a 3-2 win.   Wow guys!

    10th Jan 2019 .. Not quite enough to beat Steve's highest break above, but last night Paul Stockwell got a fantatic 110 in the Singles Championship. Well done Stocks!


  • WDBSL - Latest News
    28 Oct 2018


    Congratulation to both Watford teams for a fantastic performance in the Interleague Championships in Maidenhead this weekend.


    The 'A' team of Paul Stockwell, Steve Bartropp, Andrew Scott and Mark Worley had a very tough group but performed extremely well. They drew 4-4 in their opening match with the eventual finalists Thames Valley A, lost narrowly 5-3 to semi-finalists Eastbourne, and again a 5-3 loss against a very tough Harrow side could have gone either way, before thumping Milton Keynes B 8-0. Special mentions to Mark Worley won 6 out of his 8 matches and Steve Bartropp had the team's highest break of 57.


    Now to the 'B' team of Dave Maley, Steve Gibbs, Danny Brocklehurst and Jeff Worts. What a day they had in the group stage. They opened with a 6-2 thumping of Milton Keynes 'A', and then performed admirably against eventual winners and last year's winners Byfleet going down 5-3. Next up was Oxford, with the boys winning 5-3, and ending the day winning 5-3 against Thames Valley B. This left them in 2nd place behind Byfleet to qualify for Sunday's semi finals.

    Special mention to Dave Maley who ended the group stage with an outstanding 7 wins out of 8, and Danny with 6 out of 8.

    Sunday's semi final against Thames Valley A saw our boys going down 5-1, with Steve Gibbs winning one of his two frames.


    A fantastic performance by both teams, who did our League proud!

  • WDBSL - Latest News
    07 Sep 2018

    As you know, the league now starts on Thursday 27th September. New handbooks and score cards will be available for each Club Rep to collect at Kings Langley Services Club on Wednesday 19th September from 7.30. We will also have hard copies of the new Handicap List (same list for league and competitions). Can I suggest that - if possible - you put these up permanently at your club so that you can refer to them at each league match.

    Any completed Competition Forms can also be collected on the night. Cheers!

  • WDBSL - Latest News
    31 Aug 2018

    The handicap list - for all league matches and competitions - can now be found on the 'handicaps' page of the Competions section.

    Team Captains will be provided with a copy of this list with the handbooks before the start of the season to refer to during league matches. 

    Please remember that this is a work in progress and the handicaps were decided by the 15 ish members that turned up at the meeting, which was open to all to attend - not as a result of only a few. Thanks!

  • WDBSL - Latest News
    24 Aug 2018


    The Watford and District Billiards and Snooker League takes your privacy seriously. We are a ‘controller’ of the personal information that you provide to us and this privacy notice sets out how, why and for how long we will use your personal data, as well as who it is shared with. It also explains your legal rights as a data subject and how to exercise them.


    What we need from you

    When you choose to play in the Watford and District Billiards and Snooker League we may ask you for some or all of the following personal information:

    * Contact details – name, address, email address and phone number, date of birth – to check competition qualifying categories.

    If you do not provide us with some or all of the personal information that we need, this may affect our ability to allow you to play in the league or enter competitions.


    Why we need your personal information – legitimate purposes

    We also process our members’ personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests to provide you with news and updates about the members’ events and meetings and to respond to and investigate your questions, comments, complaints, concerns or allegations.


    Other uses of your personal information

    We may ask you if we can process your personal information for other purposes. Where we do so, we will provide you with an additional privacy notice explaining how we will use your information for these purposes.


    Third party suppliers with access to members’ personal data

    In the event that we share personal information with external third parties, we only share such information strictly required for the specific purpose of snooker-related matters and take reasonable steps to ensure recipients shall only process the disclosed personal information in accordance with those purposes.


    How we protect your personal information

    Your personal information is available to our members on the Watford and District Billiards and Snooker League website to show statistics and in order to contact you on snooker related matters only. This information is available to view by all members. The website is also an ‘open’ website, so it can be accessed freely by anyone.


    You have a right to:

    * Change your communication preferences or restrict the processing of your personal data for specific purposes

    * Request that we correct your personal data if you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete

    * Request that we delete your personal information


    How you can contact us: Roger Jashek, Secretary of the Watford and District Billiards and Snooker League:

    Tel: 07944181237


    If you are dissatisfied, you have a right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at


  • WDBSL - Latest News
    10 Aug 2018

    Bullet points of the AGM held on Thurs 5th July:
    • All three divisions will be played with individual player handicaps for one trial season.
    •  Each player will be assessed at the Handicap Meeting before the start of the season. Any additional players added throughout the season will play off ‘scratch’ until they can be assessed at the half-way point (December) at a further Handicap Meeting.
    * Any player not known to the Committee will also play 'off scratch' until the December review.
    • Challenge Cup and Plate (but not the Ted Higgins) will now be played with individual player handicaps. Hopefully this will encourage more entries and less walkovers/matches conceded by teams in the lower divisions with every team having a chance of winning.
    • The Under 25’s competition will now be the Under 30’s, to encourage more entries.

  • WDBSL - Latest News
    10 Aug 2018

    Please see below the rule changes as agreed at the AGM. The most significant one is regarding postponing matches, so it is now in your interests to fulfil the fixture - even if you only have 4 players.




    4.3 At least three players from both teams must be present before a match can commence. Any team knowingly fielding less than five players should before the start of play notify the opposing captain.


    4.9 Seven clear days' notice shall be given to the opposing team captain and the Fixture Secretary of a postponed match. In the event of a team postponing a match, they will on the first occasion be deducted one point and on a second or subsequent occasion a two point deduction may apply. In exceptional circumstances (i.e. bad weather), the seven days' notice of postponement may be waived at the discretion of the Committee.




    6.2 In general snooker competitions will consist of the best of five frames up to and including the quarter final. Apart from the Colbourn trophy which will be the best of five frames in all rounds. The doubles will be played as the third frame. The three man team handicap will also be the best of seven frames in all rounds. The semi final and finals of all individual competitions will be the best of seven frames.


    Also, a reminder of the following: 

    * No mobile phones should be used for any purpose within the vicinity of the match table.

    * Also, team captains, if you see a member of your team using a phone, or your player is standing over/near the object pocket of the opponent, or moving when your opponent is taking their shot, it is your responsibility to speak them.


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