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11th April 2019

Mobile website

I have started further developing the web site to cater for mobile phones.  It is now automatic.  This is a new venture and is limited to a few pages (as of today just the home page, league tables and the fixtures page).  As and when mobile pages are developed they will become available.  There are two menu touch areas at the top left and top right of the screen. If a mobile page is available it will be shown otherwise it will go to the standard web page.

On mobile pages adverts will appear from time to time. Touch the advert to be taken to the advertiser's web page (on another tab) if it exists.  Touch the  to dismiss the advert.

If you have problems or comments please use the "Contact Us" page to let me know.  Be sure to include the make and model of the 'phone, and if possible the type of web browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari, native to the phone) that was used.


Draws have now been made and published on the Competitions Page. To be played on the following dates.

League Chanpionship - 1st Round 11 April / Semi-Finals (Neutral Tables) - 18 April / Final (Crosland Moor Con.) - Thurs. 16 May

John Needham Plate - 1st Round - 4 April / 2nd Round - 11 April / Semi-Finals (Neutral Tables) - 18 April / Final (Marsh Lib.) - 9 May

21st March 2019

The committee, after careful deliberation, have decided that the points deduction in respect of Marden Social failing to attend the November meeting should stand. The 4 point deduction has, therefore, been re-instated.

18th March 2019

"Tagged" players handicap changes

You may have noticed several instances of players having a strange handicap applied by the system recently, I am afraid that by changing the results to 2-2 for all the results of the teams that have left the League has upset the principle upon which the database operates. We have now reversed all the incorrect handicap changes and the system should now operate as normal. 

18th March 2019


Following todays final matches in the Vets League the winners of each Division will now be involved in Play-Offs to determine the League Championship Winners. These will be played on the 8th / 15th / 29th April as follows:-

Monday 8th April    LOCKWOOD CON.   ( 1 FRAME )  169 POINTS     v     PADDOCK CON 'A'   ( 2 FRAMES )  141 POINTS

Monday 15th April  UPPER HOPTON WMC 'A'   ( 1 FRAME )  165 POINTS     v     LOCKWOOD CON.   ( 2 FRAMES )  141 POINTS

Monday 29th April  PADDOCK CON 'A' v UPPER HOPTON WMC 'A'

Please note that all frames must be completed and 'frame scores' recorded. All frames will involve 'Shopping Up to and Including the Final Black' - irrespective of whether the frame is in a 'Snooker / Snookers Required' situation. The result and recorded frame scores must then be reported to the Competitions Secretary immediately after the match for recording on the Website


At the League meeting on the 11 March 2019 a decision was taken that the above teams be expelled from the League with immediate effect

Would all teams in Division 4 & 5 take note that from the 14/03/2019, the matches against the Lindley teams will be a BYE.

The decision was based on a number of factors, failure to attempt to rearrange long outstanding fixtures, the number of outstanding fines for late results and the lack of interest shown by failing to attend meetings left the League with no other option.


Please be aware that the PayPal facility has been removed from this website. This is because of several issues, not least of which is the minimal use of it.

If you need to pay anything to the HBSA this can be done by internet banking, or by cheque.
To pay by cheque please make the cheque payable to HBSA, and write your club's name on the back along with the reason for payment. Send the cheque to the competitions secretary, league secretary, or treasurer.
To pay by internet banking the details you need are as follows: 

Bank:            Barclays
Account:       HBSA
Sort Code:    20-43-04
Account No. 10523232
Use your own club's name

When a payment is made please inform the competitions secretary, the league secretary, or the treasurer for the purpose of keeping the records up to date.)

Slaithwaite C&BC 'B' team has withdrawn from Division 3


We regret that Slaithwaite C & BC B have found it necessary to withdraw from Division 3 due to them being unable to fulfil the remaining fixtures, page 11 of the handbook, rule 7b)ii - if the team has withdrawn during the second half of the season, then their first half results will be left to stand as they are and their second half fixtures will be treated as 2-2 draws

New Player Registrations

Would all teams note that the deadline for registering new players was the first match following the Xmas/New Year break and that this date has long gone. Registrations will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances deemed necessary by the Committee to prevent a team being unable to fulfil their fixtures due to lack of players.


Would all teams take note that some of the fixtures in the handbooks are NOT exactly the same as those on the Website, THE WEBSITE IS CORRECT, we are not sure how this error has occurred, please accept our apologies, but, can a responsible person at each club print the WEBSITE FIXTURES and ensure that you notify all teams of any discrepancy.

Thank you

The committee.


Unfortunately Crosland Moor Con D have had to withdraw from Section 1 in the Open Snooker League, all match results so far recorded have been deleted and team number 3 in the fixtures has been replaced with a BYE.

Just a reminder that result cards/sheets are available from the website and should be completed by both captains, granted that you don't need them in 95% of cases, however, the rules state that breaks need both captains' signatures to verify that the break was recorded and you need a result card in the event of a disagreement or wrong handicap being recorded/played off.

Shelley S&SC 'B' team has withdrawn from Division 3

Unfortunately the Shelley S&SC B has been withdrawn as its players are no longer available.  The fixtures have been replaced with byes.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

HELP needed on our website:

We are at risk: should our web site technician become ill or unavailable for any reason our website could stagnate. 

Therefore we are still looking for an additional (voluntary) member to work with our web technician and help with the web site maintenance and development.  The current technician is happy to act as a mentor to gradually hand over the reins.  This is a superb opportunity for someone to develop and extend his or her IT skills.  He or she could learn how to develop windows based computer web applications that use a database. 

If you are interested contact Pete Gilbert (email: or phone 07890 032041

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