Dengie Hundred Pool League Welcome LOOKING AHEAD to 2015 I have started looking at the calendar for 2015 and dates for the AC Cup, Singles / Doubles Tournaments and Summer League. Based on the Winter League finishing on the 2nd March, and allowing a couple of weeks for any catch-up games needed, I would aim to start the AC Cup on Monday 23rd March, entries for this knockout tournament will be asked for nearer the time and a page setup online with details soon. Singles / Doubles Tournament - I would aim to start these from Monday 6th April, again entries and details will follow in the new year, a page will be setup for it. These dates fall roughly in line with last years start dates, which seemed to work. As for the Summer League, its a way off yet, but subject to number of teams will decide if we can fit it in or not, I’ll ask for levels of interest nearer the time and we can see if it fits. Announcements RESULTS ARE ALL UP TO DATE New Web Pages coming soon! AC Cup, Singles & Doubles Tournament and AGM, so check back regularly for when these go live. A REQUEST: Please take a moment to read the Match Rules page. I have attempted to document the rules by which we have played this and previous years, however, if I have made any errors or ommisions, please feel free to email me at General Stuff Match Start Times Matches must commence at 8:30PM even if the whole team has not yet arrived so as to ensure that matches finish at a reasonable time, if a Team is unable to start before 8:45PM without the prior and mutual agreement with the opposite team, then the Team failing to start will be deemed to have forfeited the match unless by mutual agreement between both Team Captains. Missed Games & Cancellations Insufficient players is ‘not’ a valid reason to cancel a match if you only have 4 players then you play with 4 players. Games should only be postponed by mutual agreement between both Team Captains and under extenuating/extreme circumstances. If a team fails to appear or no agreement is reached, then the ‘Let Down’ team will be awarded an automatic Win and maximum points of 12, the failing to appear team will automatically Lose and score ero points for that match. Results & Disputes Results to be Submitted within 48hrs by the Home Captain, preferably by email to or using the online form on the website, or of you really cannot send by email or web form, you can call The Red Lion, Latchingdon on 01621 740298, leave a message, and please ensure you include your name and the venue you represent and all score details including the Captains game result. Results will be posted online as soon as they have all (most) been received for the previous match. Any disputes to the results must be submitted preferably via or to the The Red Lion, Latchingdon by calling 01621 740298 with full details, and preferably before the following Monday and the dispute will be decided following discussion with both Teams Captains, if no mutual agreement can be reached, the dispute can be held over to the next AGM. Most common disputes Naming The Black Pocket YOU MUST NAME THE POCKET AND IT MUST BE HEARD BY YOUR OPPONENTS Calling a Free Ball YOU MUST CALL A FREE BALL AND IT MUST BE HEARD BY YOUR OPPONENTS Other Stuff To D or not to D? Just for general consideration / discussion: I think there are only a few tables in the leagues currently that don’t have a D, but the question has been raised (and may be raised at the AGM) as to whether every table should (or should not) have a D, and at the very least, that the home team should ensure that the visiting team are aware (even if it appears obvious) that there is no D. Currently the understanding is that if there is no D, then the break and a respotted White can be played anywhere from behind the line, this is stated on the existing match rules page “If the cue ball is potted and returned to the table, it must be played from the D where a D is present, otherwise anywhere behind the balk line” So, the question is; should every table have a D or should it just be a matter of choice for the venue, so long as both teams are aware? This is your league and your website, if there is anything you would like to see added, changed (or removed!) then please drop me a note to  If you have any questions or queries, always best to email me at