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Opening season details for summer/autumn season 2021

Jul 25, 2021 Keith Walkerdine

With the new 9 ball season starting Tuesday 27th July here is some information regarding League Information, League Cup and Mick Walkerdine Cup, Playoffs, Promotions and Relegations.

General League Information

This season the league is reverting back to four divisions. As it has been so long since we last had a league and so many new faces and others not returning, the league has had a bit of reset with people moved into different divisions to accommodate this.

Remember fixtures on the website are just a guideline and subject to change, so unless you hear directly from Keith always assume you have a game. Some weeks this may be two games but you will be informed beforehand if this were to be the case.

Once you and your opponent have both arrived then you will entered in to the queue of games for the evening.

If you cannot make it on any week then please inform me by 5.30pm. If you are running late then please tell by 6pm also if you can.

If you fail to show up without informing me or inform me too late then your game may be forfeited. Racks will be awarded to your opponent should the game be postponed. If repeated no show’s without warning then you may be removed from of the league and league fees owed to be paid.

These are at the organiser’s discretion only.

Games are due to start at 6.45/7pm onwards but we may start earlier if players are already arrived but this may not be the case every week.

Division Format Details

Usual 9 ball rules apply. 9 Ball on the spot (rack high). No 3 point rule. Alternate break.


Division 1 will be a race to 8 (maximum of 14 racks) 3pts for a win and 1pt for a draw.

Division 2 will be a race to 7 (maximum of 12 racks) 3pts for a win and 1pt for a draw.

Division 3 will be a race to 6 (maximum of 10 racks) 3pts for a win and 1pt for a draw. 

Division 4 will be a race to 5 (maximum of 8 racks) 3pts for a win and 1pt for a draw.


Play-off, Promotion & Relegation details




In each in division the player that finishes top will be straight in to the play-off final.

Players 2 to 5 in the final table of the divisions with nine or more players will play each other in the playoff quarter final with 2nd v 5th & 3rd v 4th and then the winners will play in the semi-final and both these games will played on the same night.

Players 3rd and 4th in the final table of division with eight players will play in the quarters and the winner will take on 2nd in the semi-final. Both the games will be played in the same night.

Players 2nd and 3rd in a division of 6 or less will play in semi-final and winner moving on to the final. The semi and final will be played in the same night.

The winner of the semi-final will then move on to the final to play the player who finished 1st in the division the week after and the winner of this will be crowned division champion.

The play-off quarter, semi-finals and the Finals to be played on date to be announced.


Players that finish top in division 2, 3 and 4 will automatically be promoted. The next promotion place goes to the player that gets to the play-off final.

In the event of any other promotions it will be based on final league position up to the final playoff position.


The players that finish in the bottom two places in each division will be relegated or the bottom three spaces if numbers are high for the following season. Some players may not be relegated if numbers for the following season change drastically.

Prize Money Information

The prize money is paid out at the end of the season. This is paid out via the places you finish in the table at end of season and the end of season playoff system.

Please note prize money will only be paid out if you have paid for all your games in full and completed a full season. There may be exceptions to this at organiser’s discretion.

Amount of prize money will be dependent on entry fees and game fees paid in to each division.

League Cup Details

The League Cup is going back to a straight knockout cup. This will be a race to 7 and winner breaks up to the quarter finals. The first round will be played by doubling up over the weeks from 27th July to 10th August but to be completed by 10th August. The second round will be played by doubling over the weeks 17th August to 31st August. The quarters, semi-final and final to be played a date TBC.

Mick Walkerdine Cup Details

The Mick Walkerdine Cup will consist of the players in who were to be in divisions three and four. This will be a race to 6 up to the semi-final where it will be a race to 7. The final will be a race to 9. This will be winner breaks format.

There will be a cup to the winner of each and a salve to the runner up of each.

If you have any questions then please message me directly.

I would like to wish all the players the best of luck for the Summer Season 2021 and remember to enjoy yourselves and respect your fellow players.


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