How many of you play in a local league?
What's the format?
What's the standard?
Any interesting history to your league?
Maybe some current pro's you've come up against before they made it onto the tour?
I'll start off and tell you a bit about the league I play in.
I'm just about to enter my 14th season (started league when I was 12), and when I started I was playing for my clubs 'G' team in the sixth (and bottom division). Unfortunately the league has shrunk a bit since then, and we now have only 3 divisions (prem, 1st, 2nd), with roughly 15 teams in each. Luckily the standard of the league hasn't dropped, as it was mostly the lower league teams that have pulled out over the years. If anything I'd say our Prem division is getting stronger every season.
As for the format, there is no real limit to how many players a team can have playing for them, but only 4 players can play each week. Both teams have 2 players play at home, and 2 players play away. Each player then plays a best of 3 match. I love this format, as it guarantees each player at least 2 frames a week, & also means players play their own "match within a match", whereby a player is playing for personal goals aswell as team goals.
You get 1 point per 'mini' match won, with a bonus point for the team with the most wins, giving a total of 5 points per week. If all matches and frames are tied, you share 2.5 points each.
The team I captain plays in the Prem division, and we start in 2 weeks time (tuesday 14th), with our opening match against last seasons runaway champions. We finished last season in 2nd place (our highest ever) & have strengthened in the summer, so it should be a good match.
We do have a few ex pros/semi-pros currently playing & have had some great players in the past too. The most famous and recent are probably Judd Trump and Andrew Norman.
Last season was a bit special, in that a friend of mine who captains the other Prem side in our club hit the all time league record break of 142. It beat the previous best of 138 which was made by another player from their team back in 1986! We think this may be an all time record amateur break for league snooker, so if anyone knows of one higher please let me know.
Wow, that was a lot of info i've given out there. Hope you've not nodded off and reached this point, as I would love to hear about all your leagues. And as I said earlier, it would be good of we could follow everyone progress throughout their respective seasons.
- Posts: 37
- Joined: 23 April 2010
- Location: Bristol
- Highest Break: 101