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Opening season details for winter season 2021/22

Dec 6, 2021 Keith Walkerdine

Details for this season

With the new 9 ball season starting Tuesday 7th December here is some information regarding League Information, League Cup and Mick Walkerdine Cup, Playoffs, Promotions and Relegations.

General League Information

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 your game may be forfeited.

If you inform me too late that you are running late. Then racks could be awarded to your opponent should the game be postponed for a later date and I can’t find them another game on the night.

If repeated no show without warning then you may be removed from the league and any entry/game fees owed to be paid.

These are at the organiser’s discretion only.

Games are due to start at 6.45pm onwards but we may start earlier in some cases.

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. 


Play-off, Promotion & Relegation details




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

In division 1 it is the top 5 for the play-offs. The players in positions 2 to 5 in the final table will play each other in the playoff quarter final with 2nd v 5th & 3rd v 4th. Then the winners will play in the semi-final and both these games will played on the same night.

In a division 2 and 3 it will be the top 4 players in the play-offs. The players in 3rd and 4th in the final table will play in the quarters. The winner will take on 2nd in the semi-final. Both the games 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 and 3 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 (or three depending on numbers for the following season) in each division will be relegated. Some players may not be relegated if numbers for the following season change drastically.


Prize Money Information

The prize money is paid out from all the prize money paid in 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 in full (entry fee & table/light fess) and completed a full season. There may be exceptions to this at organiser’s discretion.


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


League Cup Details

The League Cup is straight knockout cup. This will be a race to 7 and winner breaks up to the semi-finals. The semi-final will be a race to 9 and final a race to 11. The first round will be played by doubling up over the first three or 4 weeks. The second round will be played by doubling over the weeks after but round set to be completed by 25th January. 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 divisions three and those that were in division 3 last season. 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.


If you have any questions then please message me directly.

I would like to wish all the players the best of luck for the Winter Season 2021/22 and remember to enjoy yourselves and respect your fellow players.


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