last update 7.4.19

Unfortunately, this month a couple of players have been in breach of our Code of Conduct and our Constitution. All teams please be aware of the following...

4.0   Discipline
4.3   All members shall respect their opponents, whether playing home or away and act in a sportsmanlike manner. Members should refrain from any activity that could be construed as “Unsportsmanlike behaviour” and the badgering of opponents, personal insults, derogatory remarks or intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated.

We are currently investigating this incident, and if we find the allegations are founded then we will take disciplinary action. If the individuals are non-members we can instruct the team/teams who play at that venue to play all matches away, until we are confident that the venue is safe for visiting teams. It’s a shame that the few can spoil it for the many, as we have come a long way in the 30 plus years and will not allow standards to slip, though fortunately, this type of incident is very rare.

We have also had a letter submitted about the excessive time some players take to play shots and conclude a single frame. We would suggest that at the start of the League match, the two Captains have a conversation and agree at the start, that in the case of slow play a clock can be introduced and the 60 second rule initiated. The 60 second rule is there for a reason, but we only tend to use it on competition finals where a committee member is in attendance.

The next three months will see a number of knockout competitions reach Finals Nights. The Over 40s and Seniors comps will conclude over various nights in May at the Pied Horse, followed by the Mixed Doubles and Ladies comps at the Wackum Inn in June. The Mechanics Arms will host both the Shield comps in the Singles and Doubles in July.
Please be aware of when your respective competitions will conclude.

Next month we are hoping to announce the date and venue of this year’s Presentation event.

Our current rule sheet should be displayed near the playing area of your team’s home venue. If there is a need to refer to them during a game, the current copy should be available for quick reference.

In an attempt to reduce our overheads, we have introduced an Email Information Service to provide members with monthly updates.
To help reduce costs, we would like members to subscribe to this Service. The email attachment will be identical to the book that team Captains/Secretaries have previously received by post, and will be available to all league members, not just Captains/Secretaries.
We fully understand that not everyone has access to the internet and email, so for those few teams the book will still be available by post.
Apart from the cost reduction, other advantages will be that the book will be available just a few days after the monthly league meeting, rather than the 11 days it now takes. Any mistakes that arise can be instantly corrected by sending a revised book. Any other information can be easily sent, eg, reminders of important dates such as league meetings and AGM's.
To add your name to the Service, simply send an email to bristolpoolleague(at)
Please include the word “Pool” in the subject line, and in the message box leave your name, team name(s), and whether you are Captain or Secretary of your team, or that you are just a playing member of your team(s). You will receive an email shortly after to confirm your inclusion in the Service.


Every year there are numerous team changes throughout the season. Keep checking the list below for your Division's changes, as mistakes cannot be rectified.

Wednesday Division One
5.1.19 - Team 3, Portcullis Hotel, now playing at the Lamb Inn, Iron Acton.
18.11.18 - Team 3, White Lion, now playing at the Portcullis Hotel, Chipping Sodbury.

Wednesday Division Three
10.2.19 - Team 1, Pied Potters are now playing at the Queens Head, Eastville.
9.12.18 - Team 9, Filton Golf Club, now playing at Lawrence Weston SC as the Cabbage Patch Boys.

Wednesday Division Four
5.1.19 - Team 2, Greyhound, now playing at Pot Black, Fishponds.

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