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Handicap changes made during the last week.
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PlayerTeamSectionOld HCapNew HCapEffective from
Luke JonesMeltham Lib EOpen Snooker Premier51017 Nov 2019
Steve MathanBerry Brow Lib BOpen Snooker Division 2141917 Nov 2019
Christopher ClarkeLepton Lib AOpen Snooker Division 3363117 Nov 2019
Michael BaileyMoldgreen Con COpen Snooker Division 35-417 Nov 2019
Rhys KellyDeighton WMC BOpen Snooker Division 5211617 Nov 2019
wayne boothDeighton WMC BOpen Snooker Division 5211217 Nov 2019
Neil ArmstrongLindley Lib COpen Snooker Division 50517 Nov 2019
Jim WoodheadLepton Lib AVeterans Snooker Section 1-3-817 Nov 2019
Steve HenkelMoldgreen Con AVeterans Snooker Section 1-30-3917 Nov 2019
John WisePaddock Con AVeterans Snooker Section 1-8-1717 Nov 2019
RICHARD B. GEEBerry Brow LibVeterans Snooker Section 2-20-2517 Nov 2019
Pat ConaghanMarsh Liberal Club AVeterans Snooker Section 2132217 Nov 2019
Geoff MellorSpringwood BC BVeterans Snooker Section 2191017 Nov 2019
Steve HellawellSpringwood BC BVeterans Snooker Section 2212617 Nov 2019
New registrations made during the last week.
PlayerTeamSectionTagOver 70(80 Vets)HCapDate Registered
Emidio ZamberlanNew Mill Club AVeterans Snooker Section 1unseasoned1019 Nov 2019
11 Nov 2019    League Meeting Agenda - 11th November 2019
  1. One minute’s silence for any member who has passed away since AGM in June

  1. Correspondence. 

  1. League Reporting Secretary's Report. 

  1. Treasurer's Report. 

  1. Competition Secretary's Report. 

  1. AOB.

07 Nov 2019    League Meeting - November 2019
Please remember that there is a meeting this coming Monday night the 11th November at Lindley Liberal Club commencing 7:30. Club attendance is required or points will be deducted for non attendance.
Draws for all Competitions have now been made and published with the exceptions of the Billiards Championship / Billiards Handicap / Billiards Team KO / Steve Whiteley Memorial Pairs. The reason is that we have received less entries than in previous years - so these four Competitions will remain open for entry until November 30th. Unfortunately you will not be able to enter via the website, but will need to contact the Competitions Secretary, directly, to ensure inclusion.
The Junior Competition is published based on a 'one division' format where each entrant will play all the others prior to end of March 2020 when the top four will contest the Semi-Finals & Final,
Due to the fact that some Individuals / Teams failed to 'tick' the box in accordance with Date Protection Law, these entries whilst being accepted by the website were unable to proceed for entry in to the Draw. We accept that this was probably an 'oversight' and have made certain small ammendmends to accommodate these entries. Because there were an additional 5 entries in the Snooker Handicap it has been necessary to re-draw this particular Competition completely. All the Competition Draws now published are correct. 

21 Oct 2019    Primrose Hill Lib A - snooker division 1
Despite the efforts of the Committee to help, it is with regret that Primrose Hill Lib A have decided to withdraw from the League due to a lack of players. Please note that all fixtures will be treated as a 2-2 draw and would all teams in division 1 treat this as a BYE.
16 Oct 2019    Result Card entry
Please note that you can amend a result card at anytime should you have omitted to enter a break when submitting the result, all you need to do is login again, return to the result card, add the break and resubmit to the website, the changes are done automatically.
30 Sep 2019    Result cards
I have not issued any fines for late results due to issues people have experienced when trying to input to the website, however, these issues have been addressed and I give you all fair warning that should your result not be posted by the latest 12:30 on Saturday, or that you have failed to give me the details by text message or email by the same deadline time, you will incur a £3.00 fine from this coming Saturday.
29 Sep 2019    HANDBOOKS
All Handbooks have been / are in the process of being delivered direct to clubs. Any club who hasn't received them by the end of this coming week - please contact Rod Taylor ( who also has a few spare if anyone would like any extra copies - first come first served ).
26 Sep 2019    Reminder of protocol for re-arranging fixtures
This is a gentle reminder that teams must notify the League Reporting Secretary, as well as their opponents, immediately they are aware that they are unable to play any game on the allocated date. It is not only courtesy to do this, it a requirement under League rules, this can be done by 'phone 07379851032 or by email
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.

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.
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 ‘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 ‘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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