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
R SeniorNetherton Con BOpen Snooker Division 1212616 Feb 2020
Jamie TurtonUpper Hopton WMC AOpen Snooker Division 2273216 Feb 2020
John GearyLevels BOpen Snooker Division 3213016 Feb 2020
Kevin k. BaxterLevels BOpen Snooker Division 3354416 Feb 2020
James BurtonNew Mill Club AOpen Snooker Division 30-516 Feb 2020
Gary LightowlerAlmondbury WMC BOpen Snooker Division 42716 Feb 2020
Rico WongCrosland Moor Con BOpen Snooker Division 43-216 Feb 2020
mark warenyciaSt Patricks AOpen Snooker Division 4261716 Feb 2020
Kenneth LightfootJackson Bridge WMC AVeterans Snooker Section 3202516 Feb 2020
Please note that Comps. Secretary - Rod Taylor, has now returned from Holiday and therefore reporting of results can now revert back to normal. Thank You.
23 Jan 2020    Funding for 3 people to train as WPBSA Level 1 Snooker Coaches
John Bastow is trying to raise £300 to pay for the training of 3 Level 1 WPBSA Snooker coaches to operate in the Hudds area, to help grow Junior Snooker. 
The Committee are supportive of this initiative and have agreed to donate £100.  
Help support the future of the game and make up the shortfall - why not have a whip round tonight?  
John can be reached on 0777 2000 147.
To ensure complete transparency, a report on the use of all funds raised will be made available to scrutinise and challenge to all those who contribute. 
Thank you.

08 Jan 2020    Notice of Upcoming Yorkshire Competitions


The Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds

·       Qualifying dates (choice of 2):  1st March or 15th March  (4 qualify from each event)

·       Quarter finals and semi finals - 19thApril

·       Final - Friday 5th June

Details - see here:-


The Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds

a) UNDER16’S – Saturday 11th January 2020

b) UNDER19’S – Saturday 25th January 2020

Details - see here:-


a) YorkshireBilliards Championship Sunday 5th April

b) YorkshireBilliards Handicap Sunday 17th May 

c) YorkshireBilliards Pairs Event Sunday 1st March (format to beconfirmed, possibly timed 45 mins to include two singles rubbers and then onedoubles, with one point for every 25/50 points scored and then an overall bonuspoint for winners. Need to register before the day for this one.) 


24 Dec 2019    Handicaps and Results
Please note that it is no longer possible to alter handicaps on the result card.  If you think a handicap is incorrect please contact the league secretary with details.
15 Dec 2019    Martyn Willans
The League are saddened to report that Martyn Willans of Meltham Liberal Club collapsed and died at Broad Oak on Thursday night after playing his snooker league match at Kirkburton Liberal Club. Our thoughts are with Martyn's family and friends at this time of sorrow.
Would all players note the fact that the fixtures for the Billiard matches are out of date sequence, the fixtures as printed are correct for the date shown, the website fixtures are also correct; the dates that are out of sequence are 17 Dec 2019, 03 Dec 2019, 10 Dec 2019, 26 Nov 2019. 
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.
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
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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