Huddersfield Billiards and Snooker Association

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Handicap changes made during the last week.
Emails have been sent to all relevant persons that can be found In the system.
PlayerTeamSectionOld HCapNew HCapEffective from
Patrick MaddiganMilnsbridge Lib BOpen Snooker Division 321-320 Sep 2019
New registrations made during the last week.
PlayerTeamSectionTagOver 70(80 Vets)HCapDate Registered
Oliver ShawLockwood Con AOpen Snooker Premierunseasoned2119 Sep 2019
Scott SykesLevels COpen Snooker Premierunseasoned2116 Sep 2019
James StevensonHonley Con Open Snooker Division 2unseasoned2118 Sep 2019
B ButterworthMarsden Social Open Snooker Division 3unseasoned2121 Sep 2019
Richard ClarkBrockholes BC Open Snooker Division 3unseasoned2119 Sep 2019
Tony GoodeMarsden Social Open Snooker Division 3unseasoned2119 Sep 2019
Patrick MaddiganMilnsbridge Lib BOpen Snooker Division 3unseasoned-319 Sep 2019
Keith ForwardMarsh Liberal Club COpen Snooker Division 4unseasoned2118 Sep 2019
16 Sep 2019    COMPETITIONS
Competition Entry Forms are now open for the forthcoming season - Closing Dates 31st October 2019.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new Vets Pairs Competition in memory of Steve Whiteley. The Prize Winners Trophy will be named in honour of Steve and is kindly being donated by his widow; Mrs Pat Whiteley. It will be called the Steven Whiteley Memorial Veterans Pairs trophy.
In addition we are making plans for a new event specifically promoting and ecouraging Junior participation in Snooker. This will not be run as a 'competition' in the usual way, but will probably be a 'bespoke' event to be held on selected days next Spring. As we are currently working on details, an announcement will be made later in the year - so watch this space !
16 Sep 2019    League Reporting Secretary - Announcement
John Wilson who has been the League Reporting Secretary for the last eleven years has decided to retire from this role at the end of this current season. Anyone who is interested in taking up the role is asked to confirm their interest by emailing , John will happily clarify what is involved in the role and answer any questions regarding this position.  
16 Sep 2019    Season 2019 - 2020
Please note that the new season starts on the following dates:- Open Snooker League 19/09/2019, Veterans League 07/10/2019 and the Billiards League 08/10/2019. All fixtures and handicaps are available on the website and the handbooks will be distributed as soon as they are available. If anybody is in doubt please contact John Wilson on 07379851032.

09 Sep 2019    Handbooks
We apologise that we were unable to distribute Handbooks at Lindley Lib. on Monday 9th September.
These will be distributed directly to Clubs as soon as they are available.
08 Sep 2019    Competition Secretary - Announcement
Rod Taylor, who has tirelessly organised competitions in the Huddersfield League for the last 18 years, is planning to retire from this role after this next seasons Presentation Night, at the end of May 2020.  We are immensely grateful to Rod for the smooth and effective operation of these events.  Thank you Rod.  Anyone who is interested in taking up this role is asked to confirm interest by emailing  Rod will happily meet face to face to clarify what is involved in the role and answer any questions.  The intention is that the new person will be in place to shadow Rod, from October 2019.
05 Sep 2019    Mobile Results Entry
Small mobiles such as phones can now be used to enter results.  Either use the left hand menu to find League >> Submit match result, or use the right hand menu to find Enter or Change result.  This will ask you to log in (team login).  Then choose the fixture date and follow the screen instructions.  Importantly the use of the Next > and  < Prev links.
28 Aug 2019    Vic Cornforth
Once again, as recently, we are sad to announce the death of another of our Association stalwarts.
Vic Cornforth a member of Hillhouse & Birkby BC has passed away this week. Over the years, he was a regular playing member of his club, particularly in the Vets League and was also well known at Association meetings representing Hillhouse & Birkby.
Vic's Funeral will be held at Huddersfield Crematorium on Monday 16th September ( 11.15am ).
26 Jun 2019    John Bastow elected to the Committee
We are please to announce that John Bastow has been elected to the Committee to the post of Website Manager.  For the foreseeable future he will be working with Peter Gilbert who has been responsible for the development of the Website during the past few years.  John is a well known and respected figure within the Huddersfield Billiards & Snooker Association and will bring a wealth of experience to our committee in the future.
21 Jun 2019    John Bastow's super stats

John Bastow who is one of Huddersfield's top Snooker & Billiards players, and who is also a WPBSA qualified coach is developing a "Super Stats" feature for the HBSA league match results.  These can be found on his website at  There will also be a link in the league drop down menu.
Paul Schofield who has become one of our top referees has been honoured by being chosen to referee this years Yorkshire snooker championship final at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds on May 31st

This years final will be contested by Jonathan Bagley (Leeds) who has won this event for this last two years and Dave Portman (Sheffield ) who is also a previous winner of this competition. 

We would like To congratulate Paul on this achievement and wish him continued success in the future.

21 May 2019    Conduct and Behaviour of players
At the AGM on Monday 17th June held at Lindley Liberal Club; the subject of the conduct and behaviour of players in Competition & League matches during recent years was discussed, as this was now giving cause for concern. Certain individuals and teams had resorted to inappropriate behaviour which was considered less than that expected by the Association. At a recent Competition Final one of the participants had to be warned that their conduct was totally unacceptable. The meeting unanimously agreed that a letter be sent to that individual regarding future conduct and should there be any further similar instances then this would lead to an automatic β€˜ban’ from playing in any future Competitions and League matches promoted by the Huddersfield Billiards & Snooker Association.

Below is an extract from that letter and the Association would like all member clubs to post this on their Notice Boards and discuss it at their relevant Committee Meetings indicating that our Association will not tolerate this kind of conduct in the future.

During the course of that match you constantly made inappropriate comments regarding Refereeing decisions; together with showing lack of respect for your opponent and on occasions to the spectators present, with vulgar gestures and bad language.  Eventually this became so bad that you were verbally warned by the Match Official present, that this behaviour was totally unacceptable. It also transpired later that this was not the first occasion; but that there had been a similar occurrence at a previous years Final, involving spectators. However you were not warned on that occasion and no action was taken. We will, in future, give full support to all our Referees involved in H.B & S.A matches, who have to take any necessary course of action to limit this behavior. Therefore, the Association are sending you this written warning, that should your conduct fall below acceptable standards in any future Competition or League matches; we will have no alternative other than to impose a β€˜ban’ on your involvement in any future matches promoted by the Huddersfield Billiards & Snooker Association.

18 Jul 2019    GDPR
In line with GDPR we have published our privacy policy.  To view it go to H.B.S. & Association >> Privacy Policy.
12 Jul 2019    Vets Age Qualification
All players must be aged 60 or over before they can play. If a player's 60th birthday occurs during the season, he/she cannot play before his/her 60th birthday.
18 Jul 2019    Submitting and changing results
There have been several instances of teams not being able to submit results because the member that enters results is unavailable. THIS CAN BE DONE BY SOMEONE ELSE. Team logins can have several registrations to a team (as opposed to club logins). Provided you have an email address that you can use, go to the team login page and click Register, then follow on screen instructions.

There have also been a few instances where the entered 
result contains a mistake. THIS CAN BE CORRECTED by logging in and going to the result card page in exactly the same way as the result was originally submitted. When the match date is selected you will see the form completed with the information originally entered. Then change and data that is wrong, click 'Check your results' card, then click 'Send the results to HBSA'.
01 Oct 2018    Contacting opponents in competitions
This is easily possible using the web site. Navigate to Competitions >> The Draw, results, dates etc. Then select the competition you want to check. Then locate the opponent you are drawn against: move the mouse pointer to the opponent, or touch the opponent if you are using a touch screen: that will bring up a small box with your opponent's email and/or phone number.
25 Sep 2018    Email address changes
If you have changed your email address we can easily change all instances of it on our system. Simply use the Contact Us Page and supply us with the old email address and the new email address and we will change all instances from the old to the new. This includes team and club registrations.
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