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24 September - Don't forget the EGM this Wednesday, 8pm at the Wonford Inn. The future of Exeter Pool is literally in your hands this time so we need as many teams represented as possible. See below for details if you missed it earlier.

Fixtures will be sorted as soon as possible once we know what wee are doing so we can get things underway.

Finally… a highly unlikely change for the future.

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9 September - Final postponed Wednesday game has been played and final tables updated.

We are calling an Extraordinary General Meeting, 8pm Wednesday 27 September at the Wonford Inn, to vote on a possible major change to the League structure during the year. Full details are being emailed out and can be downloaded from this link. (EGM PDF Download)

Basically we are proposing a single nine month season running normally from mid September to around mid June, leaving July and August free. Teams would still play about the same number of games per year as they do now. Please discuss this with all your team members as we need each team's decision either way at the EGM and each team is strongly advised to send a representative to the EGM to vote on their behalf. If voted in this will commence immediately.

Fixtures will be sorted and published as soon after the EGM as possible.

Two things from the AGM. 1 - A change to Sunday format. There will now be a fourth singles game (allowing all four of a minimum team to play a singles game) which means there is now the possibility of a drawn match. 2 - Finals Night and Presentation Night will also be held on the same night at the end of the season.


2 September - Couple more updates to complete Wednesday Division Two and final table online.

Further news about the winter season will be online Thursday/Friday.


31 August - After the meeting last night the following teams have been confirmed for the winter.

Sunday - Allstars A, Allstars Leon, Duke of York, Exeter Inn Wanderers, Exeter Snooker Club, Heavitree Social Club B, Horse & Groom A, Horse & Groom B, Lucombe Oak, Railway Club St Thomas A, Railway Club St Thomas B, Stowey Arms A, Stowey Arms B.

Wednesday - Allstars B, Allstars DT, Clifton A, Clifton Inn B, Duke of York A, Duke of York B, Exeter Snooker Club A, Exeter Snooker Club B, Globe Inn, Heart of Oak A, Heart of Oak B, Heavitree Social Club A, Kings Z, Lucombe Oak, Railway Club South, Seven Stars, Village Inn, Wonford Inn.

Because of developments from last nights' meeting publication of the fixtures will be delayed for a short while. Full details to follow as soon as practical.


30 August - AGM tonight, about 8pm at the Wonford Inn.

At present we have eleven Sunday teams and sixteen Wednesday ones so probably one Sunday and two Wednesday divisions. If we can get divisions sorted tonight then I should be able to sort the fixtures by the weekend.

Despite a lot of pub visits and badgering of people there are still a few possible teams who have not got back to me so will most probably lose out this winter. I know one landlord is not very happy with the person supposedly sorting his (3 or 4) teams!


27 August - Latest updates for Wednesday online. A few missing cards still but the top two in both divisions are settled regardless on any outstanding results.

Should be able to let you know about divisions for the winter this week. Remember now why I keep thinking "never again"!

Don't forget the AGM is this Wednesday at the Wonford Inn. Should start around 8pm.


20 August - Have been in the Clifton this evening waiting for the last few stragglers who had all been told FINAL CHANCE today. 8pm and no show yet so gone home. Pity as allegedly there could have been another five teams over the two days (mainly Sunday). Sorry, but we have to draw a line somewhere and were already beyond it. Have been out six of the last eight days chasing teams and am now going back to convalescing with the aim of trying to return to work sometime this year. If you still wish to attempt to enter teams then you can try at the AGM but don't hold your breath on that possibility.

Ironically signings last Wednesday were good and bumped the numbers up quite a bit, especially Sunday.

Will let you know how everything pans out during the week and how many divisions we need (not more than two each day though - could be only one!) Wednesday league updates online as well.


15 August - Wednesday results and tables now updated.

We had just one form in on Sunday plus three more left at the Clifton for me. Seem to be missing anything from the Kings, Railway Club St Thomas, Sorry Head, Clifton Inn (one known entry), Duke of York (who now have forms).

We now have ten Wednesday teams and seven Sunday so at present we are looking at one one division on both days so I hope I see a few more forms this Wednesday. This is your last chance!


13 August - A reminder that I will be at the Clifton Inn today and Wednesday for any further Winter registrations. Officially I am there from 6-8pm but will probably be there both days from about 4pm.

We presently have nine Wednesday teams and four Sunday ones with a possible half dozen or so additional Wednesday but only one or two more Sunday that I am aware of at present. Hopefully by close of play Wednesday we will have sufficient for two Wednesday divisions and the bare minimum six we need to run a Sunday league this year.

Having sorted the committee the future of the league is again in your hands - not enough teams and we won't bother wasting our (my) time trying to run anything so get your registrations in this week!


10 August - Many thanks to those who could be bothered to turn up to the Pre-AGM and register last night.

Anyone else who wishes to register now has two chances. I will be at the Clifton Inn between 6 and 8pm this Sunday (13th) and Wednesday (16th) for anyone else who wishes to register a team this winter. If you do not get your forms to me on either of those occasions you will not be entered this winter! This was ratified by the committee last night.

We just need to know who will be in a team at this point, signatures can follow later. Names and full payment are all that is required now. Hope to see some of you soon.


7 August - Latest updates online. Outstanding Sunday game has been played and final table updated.

Winter forms are available for download on this page. They are under Useful Forms which will appear to the right on a desktop/laptop computer and at the bottom of this page on a tablet or phone.

Winter Registration will be directly after the Pre-AGM this Wednesday, 7.30pm onwards at the Wonford Inn. The season should commence late September/early October dependent on numbers.


29 July - All the cards were awaiting collection so here are the latest updates.

Allstars Leon confirmed as top of Sunday division with Stowey Arms second. One outstanding game will not affect the standings regardless of the result.

Don't forget that the Winter Registration will be right after the Pre-AGM, Wednesday 9 August at the Wonford Inn.


24 July - Oops, forgot to upload the registration forms. Now been sorted.

Updates to follow if there are any cards to pick up later.

Forms will be available from the Clifton from this afternooon.


20 July - Pre-AGM and AGM will both be held at the Wonford Inn on Wendesday 9 August and Wednesday 30 August respectively. Winter registration will take place straight after the Pre-AGM.

Please note that there will be at least three vacancies on the committee this winter. These places have to be filled otherwise we will not have the minimum quorum to be able to continue the league. A major vacancy is for the post of Competitions Secretary as without one there will be no competitions this winter other than the Team Cups. The League Secretary, Treasurer and Fixtures Secretary have all indicated that they are willing to continue but all other positions are vacant at present.

The future of the League is in your hands. If no-one comes forward to join the committee then the league will fold.


19 July - Wednesday and Sunday updates finally online. Sunday results for the season have been double checked as it is close at the top.

Did a mass email with the winter forms so hopefully everyone has got access to them now. Will advise on Pre-AGM venue tomorrow.


16 July - Apologies for lack of updates again. Get over one bug and get another worse one. Should get cards tomorrow.

Winter registration forms now online. Gave up trying to confirm venue so left it off. Will advise after Wednesday. Will drop some copies into the Clifton if you can't print them out as I cannot get about much at present.

Nomination form also online if anyone is interested in a committee job. (We have to ask!).


9 July - Exeter Inn now confirmed as withdrawn from Sunday. Tables and remaining fixtures adjusted accordingly.

Lack of updates previously this week as the cards were only dropped in this afternoon. I have been laid up with some bug for several days so no getting out. Clutch going on car as well, it never rains…

Winter Registration forms will be online this week, hopefully in a day or two.


3 July - Latest Sunday & Wednesday updates (now with added tweaks having spotted a couple of things).

As we have received a card for the latest Exeter Inn match, plus the earlier missing result, we will leave them in the fixtures for the remaining few games and sort everything at the end of the season.

Winter registration forms will be online as soon as the venue for the Pre-AGM is confirmed (probably the Wonford as usual).


28 June - Latest updates - picked up a few more cards to fill in the gaps.

From recent results it is looking like the Exeter Inn team on Sunday may have folded with two walkovers claimed and one no-score so far. Will try and confirm by the weekend. Amended table up for comparison.

Presentation Night (now on Wednesday 19 July) is confirmed as being at the Wonford Inn. Normal start time I believe.


25 June - Latest updates - missing a few cards but will check this week if there are more at the Clifton.

A reminder that the Wednesday fixtures have changed and that there are games this Wednesday. Still trying to confirm venue for the Presentation Night, the two main committee members dealing with this are both moving house so confusion reigns.

Thankfully neck has healed so the collar came off Monday, welcome with the weather recently. Selfie without collar was worse than last one so will not subject you to that.


18 June - Latest league updates and some tweaks to the website (not that anyone would notice!).

Off to x-ray on Monday for six week checkup so hopefully can get rid of the collar by the weekend. You try wearing a heavy scarf in this weather!

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11 June - Transported to the pub after the doctors so here are the latest updates.


10 June - A bit later in the day than intended here is the update concerning the Presentation Night and pre-AGM.

As stated below we have had to move the Presentation Night back to 19 July with the fixtures for the three weeks 5, 12 and 19 July all coming forward one week. To avoid two consecutive weeks off we have also shifted the pre-AGM back to 9 August so the fixtures for 2 and 9 August will also come forward one week. The Wednesday fixture list online and the downloadable version have been updated so you can check to avoid any confusion. Still awaiting confirmation of the Presentation Night venue (and the pre-AGM come to think of it). Having moved Presentation Night for the second time in two years it looks as if it may be better to schedule it for late summer season next year!

No league updates as yet as I haven't ventured out since Monday, hopefully some this Sunday/Monday.


5 June - Finally back home now (to decent wifi) and I managed to get to the pub to collect the cards so here are the Wednesday updates for last week.

Aiming to get the backlog of bits and pieces out of the way this week so hopefully should have some news on what is happening to Presentation Night and the pre-AGM soon.


3 June - No updates as yet as have had no visitors this week yet but I am back home at last on Monday so this should return to normal a bit.

Still no word on the changes to the fixtures in July. Will try chasing the other committee members to try to sort it. Just work on the basis that the Presentation Night is moving to 19 July and the fixtures will shift forward a week from 28 June. Full details will be published as soon as we can sort them out.


28 May - Having received a large pile of cards this evening, here are the results and tables for Sunday and Wednesday plus a tweak to this page to make it more legible. Back to normal this week hopefully.

Further to the Clifton Inn B team telling me they wished to withdraw (23 May), they then contcted me to ask to be re-instated as they had sorted their squad problems out. However, they missed the opening two games of the season so fall foul of Rule 13 which eliminates them anyway so will remain withdrawn.

Still awaiting confirmation of the shifting of dates for the Presentation Night and the venue, probably the Railway Club St Thomas. Will confirm when I can get any replies from the committee!


27 May - Apologies for the lack of updated scores etc. on the website. My courier has not been able to get in to see me this week so the last lot of cards I received was from the first week. Hopefully more should arrive tomorrow.

After only three weeks of treatment since the accident I have been informed that they consider me mobile and able enough to return home early next week. Hopefully I can get in to collect the cards myself soon so things should get back to normal before too long.

The committee have informed me that they wish to move the date of the Presentation night back to 19th July for various reasons. As this is a week before the pre-AGM we may have to shuffle the late July and August fixtures a bit. Will let everyone know as soon as they get back to me.


23 May - Moved from the hospital to Mardon House for rehab. May have some idea of timescales involved after some more assesments. Until then, as then getting of cards and things to me is dependent on visitors, the updates here may be a bit hit and miss. Hoping to get the last weeks' cards tonight. Normal service will be resumed sometime! I have internet access (somewhat patchy) so appreciate the ones who are emailing the results to me.

Clifton Inn B team have informed me that they have withdrawn as they cannot guarantee enough players for a team each week. The fixtures have been altered accordingly.


17 May - Updates for last week.

Have received an extra signing (details on the Wednesday team info pages) and a card with a signing on the back. As I have neither details of which team this person is wanting to sign for or the necessary fee then that player (David Hooper) will be unable to play until the registration is submitted properly on the correct form. Link to extra signing forms on this page. (I did receive a signing or two prior to the season but will not be able to update the website until I can get home. They have been officially processed though.)


16 May (I think, the days all merge into one after a while) - Many thanks for the kind messages I have received so far. I am on the mend but it will be months rather than weeks to full fitness but the signs are encouraging.

Had a result emailed in so here is the update. Gives me something to do anyway. Hopefully I can get one of the committee to get the cards to me so I can do the updates properly.

I believe there is a meeting Wednesday to sort the venue for the Presentation Night. More news when I get it.

Last thing - I am not entirely sure where the Pool League phone is but it has probably gone flat anyway after ten days so make any enquiries by email as I can pick them up ok.


12 May - As stated below, I am in hospital (Durbin ward) for now with a stabilised neck fracture. I have some internet connection so if you are able to email your results to me I can get on with updating results and tables and not have to rely on someone picking up the cards before I can do anything. Normal service will be resumed when I am able to walk unaided again and not rely on a frame (improving every day so far).

Hope you have all worked out that the Sunday game format is incorrect. Just play as usual for that day.

9 May - Three things. Sunday game details are incorrect on the fixtures lists. Games to be played normal Sunday format & time.

No second Duke team entering.

This is being typed in a hospital bed at the Orthopedic where I am recovering from two fractured neck vertebrae. Will try to keep things up to date as well as I can but will be rather isolated until I can walk properly again.


1 May - The Duke of York have expressed an interest in entering a second team on Wednesdays taking the Bye position in Division Two. This is feasible although it would require swapping the existing Duke of York A and Village Inn teams in the fixture list to avoid any two team/one table problems. Unfortunately I was not given any contact details for the new team so need to get in touch to discuss matters. Could the prospective captain please either phone or email so we can sort this.

If anyone has a valid reason why we should not allow an extra team in (avoiding a Bye), please let us know.