Singles & Doubles comps
All team captains are being sent the entry forms in the next few
days for the VHSL Singles & Doubles comps this season. Please
ensure that if you want to enter, you all liaise with your captain
to ensure your entry is completed. We'll have a couple of weeks
entry time to get these forms returned so if you want to enter,
please make sure you get your name and entry fee paid to your
captain ASAP. Full details of competition rules are on the "League
Competitions" page of the site and details of the draw will be
published there in due course.
Week 2 headlines.....17th Sept
Pockets A move to top of table
whilst Starr pull off surprise win over Chelmsford. Rayleigh Lanes
A make it 2 from 2 to go top of 2nd division
A moved to the top of the table after an 8-4 win at division 1 new
boys Romford B. A big shout out to Emma Parker who beat current
division 1 champion Matt Glasby 2-0! Elsewhere, a great result for
Basildon A in beating Rayleigh Lanes T 10-2 saw them move up to
second in the table. Chelmsford made the long journey to Starr and
a surprise 7-5 win for the Canvey lads will see Paul Parkin's
Chelmsford side go home with sore heads.
Division 2 saw
Rayleigh Lanes A record a decent 8-4 win against Basildon B to go
top of the table with 2 wins from their opening 2 games. St Marys
beat Q Ball 9-3 in their 1st match of the season whilst Pockets B
beat Springhouse 7-5.
Chelmsford shock defending
champions Romford A in division 1 whilst new boys Romford C open
with big win over Springhouse in division 2
The VHSL got under way tonight with league new boys Chelmford
beating defending champions Romford A 9-3 at Chelmsford. The draw
saw the battle of the Parkin brothers and a turn up saw Paul
secure a 2-0 win over John.
Last season's division 2 champions
Starr found life a bit tougher in going down 9-3 against Rayleigh
Lanes T with a decent match report from Ross Druitt compiled in
the Match Reports section of the site well worth a read!
season's runners up, Pockets A, opened up with a decent 8-4
victory over a strong Basildon A side with Matt Glasby oozing
class with breaks of 78 and two 46's.
Division 2 saw new
boys Romford C open up with a 9-3 victory over Springhouse to top
the table. Can they maintain this form during the season, time
Rayleigh Lanes opened up with a close 7-5 win at Q
Ball A and will be hoping to secure a return to the top flight.
A battle of Basildon and Pockets B teams saw honours even in a 6-6
VHSL Match Reports
We're looking for some match reports to be compiled this
season from the teams competing. It would be great to have a
report from each of the games played every Monday and considering
there's 6 players per team, we're hoping that one of you per
team will be able to compile some words about the game.
Any match report received here by the league will be uploaded to
the website within 24 hours as we're keen to ensure the site is as
up to date as is possble. Please see Match Reports page of the
site to see any reports that have been sent in.
email any reports directly to Steve Challis at
League Tee Shirts
Due to the unprecedented demand in
the last few weeks for league tee shirts, we have not been able to
supply all new players with the required tee shirt. We have placed
a further order with the league's suppliers which should be with
us shortly. As a result, there will be a 2 week grace period for
any new player without an official VHSL tee shirt to still be able
to play. Please note, from week 3 (24th September), all VHSL
competing players will be expected to conform to the official
dress code and failure to do so will mean you will be unable to
In order to obtain your tee shirt, please contact
Glen Sullivan-Bissett (contact details in the Committee Members
page) to arrange.
Website updates thru the season
If all captains can send
thru a text message to Steve Challis (07806 948001) as soon as their
match has finished each Monday with the result of that nights
match, the league website can be updated that night with results
and up to date league tables. An ideal action would be to send a
picture message through with the match lines ups that are
completed with the scores at the end of the night.
ask that the normal method of submitting the results via the
website form is still completed in due course as per normal but a
quick text message as soon as your match has finished on a Monday
night will mean your website can be updated that evening.
Hopefully you'll all see this as a big improvement but it needs
all captains to assist in sending one message.
VHSL Finals Day - Season 2018/19
With the success of last season's
finals day format held at Rayleigh Lanes, the VHSL can confirm
this season's finals day will be held on Sunday 28th April 2019 at
Romford Snooker Club. The finals to be played on this date will be
the league singles, doubles and plate finals for both divisions.
Please be aware of this date when considering entering for these
competitions as the finals will not be changed to another date.
The league are
proud to confirm that we have again secured substantial
sponsorship funding for these competitions. Del Smith from his
company, Snookerstuff.com has sponsored to the tune of £200 whilst
Romford Snooker Club have agreed a £500 deal with the league. Our
thanks goes to both companies for their fantastic support here.
VHSL AGM & Presentation Night - Season
The league can
confirm that this season's league AGM and Presentation Night will
take place on Saturday 20th July 2019 at Q Ball Sportsbar. As
always, there must be a minimum of 3 registered players from this
season in attendance in order to receive any pence per point funds
League Presentation Night
Congratulations to all
those who collected awards and prize money at the league's
annual presentation night held on 18th August. A good turnout
seen on the night with the main awards being picked up by the
Division 1 league winners;
Division 1 league runners up;
Division 2 league winners; Starr
Division 2 league runners up; Romford B
Division 1 league singles winner;
Division 1 league singles runner up;
Division 2 league singles winner;
Division 2 league singles runner up;
Division 1 league doubles winners;
John Parkin & Paul Parkin
Division 1 league
doubles runners up; Steve Challis & Richard
Division 2 league doubles winners;
Rob Gatfield & Adam Gatfield
Division 2 league
doubles runners up; Paul Bennett & John Hicks
6 man team winners;
6 man team runners up; Romford