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In Memoriam – Ian “Bully” Corless

December 11, 2018 in Committee, Intercounty, Interleague, Mens Intercounty, Mens Interleague by LCPA Webmaster

A tribute from Geoff Hadgett, LCPA Chairperson.

I’m sure you are aware that our treasured teammate Ian Corless, also fondly known as Bully sadly passed away recently after a short illness.

Where do I start with Bully?

Bully was a man who was second to nobody in his passion and commitment when representing his beloved County. He has been a valued player for over 25 years and also sat on the committee during that time.

He always gave his all in everything he did for County. He always attended trials and encouraged as many players as he could to attend especially from his own area of Lancaster. He was a very proud Lancastrian.

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Pre-notification of the 2019 AGM and Registration

December 10, 2018 in Committee, Uncategorized by Martin West

As per the LCPA Constitution, please take this post as preliminary notification of the 2019 AGM and Registration for Lancashire County Pool Association to take place at Stephen Hendrys Snooker and Pool Club, Brook Street, Preston PR1 7NH on Sunday 13th January 2019. Read the rest of this entry →

Have You Ever Thought Of Playing Pool At A Higher Level?

November 30, 2018 in Intercounty, Interleague, Juniors Intercounty, Ladies Intercounty, Ladies Interleague, Mens Intercounty, Mens Interleague, Seniors Intercounty by Martin West

Now Is Your Chance To Try!

Lancashire County Pool Association is a member of the English Pool Association, we are looking for more local leagues and their players to affiliate to the association so that more people can benefit from the many competitions that EPA & LCPA hold.

LCPA Team Trials Poster Available here

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UK Pool Tour update

November 19, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

The owner of the UK Pool Tour would like to announce that the English Pool Association has expressed an interest in taking over the management of the tour and this will be discussed at the EPA national meeting, which will be held this weekend.

Any such progress on this subject would be welcomed and supported by the current owner. The only important issue is to keep the UK Pool Tour continuing for the benefit of the many players who want to be a part of the tour.

World Pool Magazine 2018

November 18, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

The latest edition of the World Pool Magazine is now available to view by clicking here.

A new direction for the UK Pool Tour

November 5, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

The UK Pool Tour has long been regarded as the pinnacle of tours in terms of organisation and settings but a consistent grievance for some players is the rising cost of hotel fees and the additional cost incurred in those hotels for food and drink. Well, this year the tour is attempting to remedy this by playing 4 of the 5 tours in top class club venues around the country in an effort to provide freedom of choice to all participants. For those who would still like to book accommodation this will still be possible and suitable, quality locations will be sought in close proximity to the venues. For others who would rather travel to and from the event, this is now an option. In addition, the cost of refreshments in the venues is likely to be a fraction of that within the hotels. All in all, this should provide maximum flexibility to all our members whilst still providing the high quality of organisation and conditions that is to be expected on the tour. All events will be played on the usual top-class Supreme pool tables, pre-checked by our table technician, and the same administration team will be present to ensure that everything runs smoothly. The tour Grand Final will be played at the Park Inn by Radisson, Telford, and this is the only event where hotel fees will be compulsory. For players local to the venues this could result in a considerable saving over the year!

The new format and start times will result in a need to cap numbers entering the tour so if you’re thinking of joining then now is the time to get your name in as only a limited number of places are available. For anyone who wants more information, or for those already signed up who want further details, please contact the tournament director, George Harwood, via email on gharwood.pool@gmail.com or on 01706 642770.

The dates for the tours are as follows:

TOUR ONE: CLUB 147, LEICESTER – 2ND/3RD FEBRUARY*

TOUR TWO: TBC – 20TH/21ST APRIL (EASTER WEEKEND)*

TOUR THREE: CLUB 147, LEICESTER – 14TH/16TH JUNE*

TOUR FOUR: TBC – 31ST AUGUST/1ST SEPTEMBER*

TOUR FIVE: PARK INN, TELFORD – 18TH-20TH OCTOBER

*The dates for tours 1 to 4 allow for a start time early Saturday morning. It may be that the tour starts at 7pm on the Friday at each event, dependent upon numbers.

James takes back the Premier League title

November 1, 2018 in Competitions by Tour Admin

Congratulations to Sharon James who showed her class and consistency throughout the season to take the 2018 Ladies Premier League.

James, who previously won the title back in 2016, got off to a flying start, winning 8 out of her first 9 games with the only loss being in a deciding frame against Dawn Wright. Surprisingly this was one of only 4 wins for Wright who must have been delighted that one of those was against someone of James’ class. James continued to build on this impressive start and when it came to the last tour of the season her position at the top had already been sealed. Whilst James had 2017 Champion Amy Beauchamp and Leanne Cragg hot on her heels, neither could catch James as the best they could hope for was a tie on points and James was guaranteed the win based on head to head against the two.

2019 Under 23s National Singles

November 1, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

This is your opportunity to play in the EPA National Under 23 Pool Championships on 27/28 February 2019 at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, to compete for a share in the £500 minimum prize fund. Prize fund will increase with additional entries. Entry fee £11. On-line entry only via the EPA website. Open to 2019 EPA ID cardholders. Closing Date: 17 February 2019 ...

For more information click EPA Website

Junior Pool – Three one-day singles events – NEW for 2019

November 1, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

New for 2019, three one-day juniors singles events - Northern, Midlands and Southern areas. Entry Fee - £10 per person, per event Prize fund - £500 per event, depending on entries 2019 EPA ID card holders only Each event limited to 32 and will be taken on a 1st received with payment basis Northern Area (23/03/19) - closing date 9 March 2019 Midlands Area (01/06/19) - closing date 18 May 2019 Southern Area (14/09/18) - closing date 31 August 2019 Enter on-line or download an entry form via the 'Tournaments' - 'Other Events' page. ...

For more information click EPA Website

2019 Junior World Championship Qualifiers

November 1, 2018 in EPA News by English Pool Association

This is your opportunity to play in the only qualifying events for the 2019 Junior World Championships joining the leading players in the world to compete for the title of Junior World Champion at the Grand Finals Imperial Hotel, Blackpool in June 2019. Depending on entries, 1 player (16 entries) 2 players (24-32 entries) per event going forward to the Grand Finals held in Blackpool (2 nights accommodation at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool included). Qualifying events to be held on: 24 March 2019 at Tara Leisure, Oldham - CD 5 March 24 March 2019 at The Academy, Basingstoke - CD 5 March 28 April 2019 at Club 147, Leicester - CD 19 April On-line entry only via the EPA website. Open to 2019 EPA ID cardholders.

For more information click EPA Website