2023: Byfleet League Update – 14th December…

2023: Byfleet League Update – 14th December…

IT WAS the penultimate week before the Christmas break in the Byfleet League.

Woking Snooker Centre now has a YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM of events for the club, and SnookerZone’s team he has supported right from the start under the former Captaincy of Ivan Astin, Woking C, which we have written about in the past, and has made BIG NEWS for scooping the Division 2 League Title, which SnookerZone wrote for the Woking News and Mail, was the MAIN EVENT on the live stream on Table 1 at SnookerZone’s Home Club.

It was a hard-fought match for the team, who played West End B, as they drew 3 – 3, but there were valiant attempts at winning the match and the frames.

One of the memorable frames was from World Disability star Dalton Lawrence, who made a final in Germany a few weeks ago, and made a valiant attempt in one frame to come back from a 54-point trail and missed the final black with the extended rest and could have turned the tables and the outcome of the whole encounter.

Peter Butler, who had a high break of 63, in the Division 2 season, also had two hard-fought frames and Ivan Monchukousvy put up a great fight also but in the end, it’s the team’s second draw of the season, and it puts them in second, but with just one more week to go before Christmas, they can gain a bit of momentum before the Christmas break. There are still 9 weeks of action before the season ends.

Kelvin Jones, Byfleet League Chairman, told SnookerZone a couple of interesting facts about the number of draws and losses a team has had in the history of the Byfleet League, which was founded in 1946.

He said: “In the 2022-2023 snooker season, Egham Utd Services in Div Two lost 13 out of their 14 matches, drawing the other one. Staines Cons drew 8 of their 16 matches in the same season (50%). The number of matches has varied over the seasons, so it is not a like-for-like comparison. The two quoted are unusual, though, in terms of percentages.”

As for centuries, Paul Bunyard, who plays for Woking B in Division 1, and his team are top in the Division, has had 12 centuries in its history. He has had a 104 this season. In 2011, he had the highest in the PD with a 139.

Next week is the last week before the BIG DAYS for Christmas, and Woking C has a Home Derby against Woking B!

Well done to Woking C for a valiant attempt on Thursday. Keep going ALL teams in Div 1.

Premier Division…

In the PD, Woking D, who has the 900 and World Women’s no 14 Jasmine Bolsover, and Woking A who has the 900 star Ryan Mears both drew their fixtures with respective teams West Byfleet A and Chertsey A.

Woking A and R are in mid-table and Woking D are lagging at the bottom, but as said before, with 9 weeks to go until the end of the season, there is plenty of time to climb up the table.

Next week, Woking A has a Home Derby with Woking R. And the Woking D team is away at Chertsey SS &A.

Mears still has the highest break of the PD with a 125 and has made 3 centuries in the League’s history. Andrew Vernon has  a maiden century in snooker this year in the League – a 108.

Keep going Woking teams…










Chris Gaynor

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