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Tuesday, 19 November 2019
18th November 2019
A committee meeting was held in the Union Vaults last night, and Shaun Done
(recently transferred from Union Vaults to Egerton) has been moved from
playing in the Singles at the Egerton and will now play at the Bridgewater
instead as the 9th player. Best 4 from 9 to go through at the
New sheets will not be distributed round the pubs as a result of this minor
14th November 2019
5-a-side Preliminary Round
The 5-a-side Preliminary Round games were played this evening, and there
were wins for the Bridgewater, the Olde Cottage and St. Werburgh's against
the United Services, Bawn Lodge and the Union Vaults respectively.
Thanks go to the Bridgewater for putting some half-time pizzas on for the
Cottage v Bawn Lodge game, they were lovely and very much appreciated.
13th November 2019
Winter league - week 5
The Union Vaults entertained the Bridgewater and after an extremely
close first half the visitors led by 2 points at the break HT scores
201-203. The Vaults rallied with two big scores after the break
and edged further ahead at every stage afterwards to record an excellent
home win FT scores 450-412. Top scorers for the Vaults were Phil
Chesters (79), Dave Williams (77), Dan Nuttall (74) and Mal Coppock (59).
Top scorers for the Bridgewater were John Ford and Richard Evans (both 73),
Barry Tipton (63) and Luke Evans (61). Both teams had 7 players.
Bawn Lodge entertained the Olde Cottage and the visitors had the better of
the first half and led by 39 at the break HT scores 178-217.
Bawn Lodge came back well in the second half but the Cottage just held on to
win by 4 FT scores 407-411. Top scorers for Bawn Lodge were
Salvatore Safina (81), Adam Wallace (68), Jon Maddrick (59) and Steve
Williams (57). Top scorers for the Cottage were Neil Davies
(80), Chris Barlow and Jamie Price (both 58) and Alan Guzzler Hughes (52).
Both teams had 8 players. Also, thanks to Dave Burrows for some
great half-time food which all disappeared!
St. Theresa's entertained St. Werburgh's and a couple of big scores early on
put the visitors well in charge by the break HT scores 217-282.
St. Werburgh's added to their lead after the break to win comfortably FT
scores 428-527. Top scorers for St. Theresa's were Roy Waters
(67), Andy Thomas (61), Daz Cowley (58) and Bill Lloyd (55). Top
scorers for St. Werburgh's were Ray Lamb (92), John Clarke (82), Nigel
Walker (76) and Jake McNicholas (71). Both teams had 8 players.
The United Services entertained the Egerton Arms and the home side put in a
huge first half to lead by 74 at the break HT scores 320-246.
The Egerton pulled a few back in the second half and finished with a very
respectable away score, but the first half lead proved decisive for the
hosts FT scores 591-537. Top scorers for the Services were Ted
Randles (97), Dave Cooper (93), Gordon Green and Pay Potbury (both 81).
Top scorers for the Egerton were new signing Shaun Done (84), Jon Parkins
(79), Tony Hunter (71) and Paul McAleer (65). Both teams
had 8 players.
The Spital Vaults have their byes this week and next.
10th November 2019
Shaun Done has advised the committee that he wishes to transfer from the
Union Vaults to the Egerton Arms and he is now cleared to play future league
games for them, if selected. He was also in the doubles with
Paul Halliwell and Paul is free to choose a new partner to replace Shaun.
Shaun has also entered the Singles and was drawn to play at the Egerton, but
as this is now his new team, we can no longer allow him to play there.
He will be switched to one of the other venues (not the Union Vaults!) as a
9th player, committee to decide which by drawing lots.
6th November 2019
Winter league - week 4
Second placed Olde Cottage played leaders the Union Vaults this evening
and, after a close first half in which neither side scored as many as they
would have liked, and with three Vaults players all scoring 44, the Cottage
led by 11 HT scores 226-215. There were only 4 points between
the teams after the 6th and 7th men had played, with the Cottage just
hanging on to win by 14 FT scores 472-458. Top scorers for the
Cottage were Neil Davies and John Pritchard (both 77), Trevor Summerhill
(75) and Steve Hague (57). Top scorers for the Vaults were Paul
Halliwell (83), Dan Nuttall (75), Phil Chesters (67) and Tommy Murphy (62).
Both teams had 8 players.
The Egerton Arms entertained the Bridgewater and both teams had their two
highest scorers on first and second, and at the break it was the visitors
who held the advantage HT scores 161-205. The Bridgewater added
to their lead in the second half to win and leapfrog the Cottage and Union
Vaults and go top FT scores 302-363. Top scorers for the Egerton
were Nathan Dean (65), Joe Fellows (61), John Parkins (58) and Alan Boddy
(51 2nd visit). Top scorers for the Bridgewater were John Lea
(65), Iain Ellis (62), Terry Davies (57) and Richard Evans (52).
Both teams had 6 players.
Spital Vaults entertained Bawn Lodge and the home side had built up a good
lead by the break HT scores 257-205. The Spital pulled away in
the second half to record a thumping home win FT scores 508-380.
Top scorers for the Spital (as best I can make out - see pic (L) from
Whatsapp) Paul McLaughlin (81), Ryan Hogg (79), Russ Clarke (76) and Andy
Breakey (73). Top scorers for Bawn Lodge were Salvatore Safina
(66), Jon Maddrick (56), Fran Williams (55) and Brian Brooks (46).
Both teams had 8 players.
St. Werburgh's Club entertained the United Services Club and the home side
put in a big first half to lead by 73 at the break HT scores 307-234.
Second half was much the same with St. Werburgh's recording a solid home win
FT scores 603-454. Top scorers for St. Werburgh's were John
Kenyon (92), John Clarke (88), Mark Jones (83) and Ray Lamb (74).
Top scorers for the Services were Ted Randles (86), Dave Cooper (76), Ray
Potbury (70) and D. Johnson (60). Both teams had 8 players.
St. Theresa's had their second bye this week, they are at home to St.
Werburgh's next week.
30th October 2019
Winter league - week 3
Two of the joint leaders met tonight when the Union Vaults entertained
the Olde Cottage. The home side had much the better of the first
half and led by 57 at the break HT scores 240-183. The Vaults
added to their lead during the second half to record a solid home win and go
top of the table FT scores 441-335. Top scorers for the Union
Vaults were Mal Coppock (73), Dan Nuttall (67), Steve Nipper Fowles (66) and
Phil Chesters (57). Top scorers for the Cottage were Jim McClurg
(55), Chris Barlow (53), John Pritchard (52) and Tina McClurg (48).
Both teams had 8 players. Special mention for the half-time
food, excellent, thank you very much! ☺
The other joint leaders the Bridgewater entertained the Egerton Arms and at
the break there was just 6 points between the two teams HT scores 231-225.
In what must have been a tense second half the lead reduced to 1 point after
5 men and then the Egerton led by 4 after 6 men. The Egerton's
last two men then just hung on for an excellent away win FT scores 397-403.
Top scorers for the Bridgewater were John Ford (76), Barry Tipton (63), Pete
Ashford (54) and Iain Ellis (52). Top scorers for the Egerton
were Paul McAleer (72), Nathan Dean (70), Alan Boddy (64 2nd visit) and Pat
Wallace (45). The Bridgewater had 8 players and the
Egerton had 6.
Bawn Lodge entertained the Spital Vaults and the home side had built up a
decent lead of 48 by the break HT scores 242-194. The
Spital came back strongly in the second half but the first half lead proved
decisive as the home team hung on to win by just 4 points FT scores 445-441.
Top scorers for Bawn Lodge were Salvatore Safina (80), Brian Brooks (70),
Rich Williams (63) and Adam Wallace (63 2nd visit). Top
scorers for the Spital were Paul McLaughlin (89 2nd visit), Martin Beddows
(68), Sandy Churms (65) and Jim Gahan (57). Both teams had 7
The United Services Club entertained St. Werburgh's Club and the home side
had the better for the first half and they led by 42 at the break,
The second half was closer, with the Services increasing the gap by just 9
points during the second half to secure a winning start to their season FT scores 539-488. Top
scorers for the Services were Dave Cooper (81), Ray Potbury (75), Tony
Southall (74) and Ted Randles (72). Top scorers for St.
Werburgh's were John Clarke (84), Craig Lamb (76), John Kenyon (69) and
Nigel Walker (64). Both teams had 8 players.
St. Theresa's have their byes this week and next.
29th October 2019
Draws for various competitions were made last night at the committee meeting
the Union Vaults (moved at last minute from Cottage as pub was packed). See
page for details.
Nick Allen from Bawn Lodge attended Monday's meeting and expressed an
interest in joining the committee. It was proposed by Shaun Murphy
that he be co-opted onto the committee for the rest of the year, this was
seconded by Pat Wallace, and unanimously voted FOR by all present.
Welcome to the committee Nick!
24th October 2019
Cups / Singles / Doubles entry sheets and next Committee Meeting
A reminder to the couple of teams who haven't returned their cup entry
sheets that these have to be back by Saturday 26th October please.
The committee meeting to do all of the draws is on Monday 28th October in
the Olde Cottage, 8pm ko. If your sheet isn't returned you
won't be entered into any cups. If you can't get the sheet back,
take a photo of it and submit it via Whatsapp. Thanks in
23rd October 2019
Winter league - week 2
A good week for bagatelle attendance wise, all eight teams playing this
evening had 8 players, let's hope we have this every week!
The Egerton Arms entertained the Union Vaults who had to travel all the way
down Egerton Street for the game. The visitors took an early lead but
were then pegged back and there was just 13 points in it at the break HT
scores 196-209. The Egerton came back well after the break and
were 24 up after 6 men, but the Vaults finished strongly to take the points
FT scores 384-417. Top scorers for the Egerton were Paul
McAleer (70), Alan Boddy (59), Joe Fellows (55), Nathan Dean and Jon Parkins
(both 49). Top scorers for the Union Vaults were Mal Coppock
(69), Paul Halliwell (67), Steve Nipper Fowles and Trevor Craggs (both 61).
Both teams had 8 players.
St. Werburgh's entertained the Bridgewater and the visitors put in a big
first half to lead by 74 at the break HT scores 221-295. St.
Werburgh's reduced the deficit to 25 after 6 men but then the gap opened up
again giving the Bridgewater an excellent away win FT scores 491-551.
Top scorers for St. Werburgh's were John Clarke (91), Ray Lamb (79), John
Kenyon (77) and Shaun Murphy (66). Top scorers for the
Bridgewater were John Ford (86), Terry Davies (81), Pete Ashford (76) and
Luke Evans (73). Both teams had 8 players.
The Spital Vaults entertained the Olde Cottage and the visitors took an
early lead before being pegged back HT scores 221-256. The gap
increased to 43 just after the break but then the Spital came back strongly
with three 70+ scores and the Cottage just hung on to win by 2 points FT
scores 487-489. Top scorers for the Spital were Russ Clarke
(74), Martin Beddows (72), Jim Gahan and Craig Boggan (both 70).
Top scorers for the Cottage were Chris Barlow (78), Jim McClurg (74), Tina
McClurg (71) and John Pritchard (69). Both teams had 8 players.
St. Theresa's entertained Bawn Lodge and there was just 3 points in it after
2 men but the home side then increased their lead before the break HT scores
221-186. The second half was much closer with St. Theresa's
adding just 6 to their overall lead after the break, but it was enough to
take the points FT scores 432-391. Top scorers for St. Theresa's
were Andy Thomas (84), Daz Cowley (64), Roy Waters (61) and Paul Allman
(53). Top scorers for Bawn Lodge were Fran Williams (81), Rich
Williams (64), Steve Williams and Salvatore Safina (both 50).
Both teams had 8 players.
The United Services had their second bye this week.
16th October 2019
Winter league - week 1
Hurray! Bagatelle is back! ☺ The winter
league started this evening and it was home wins all round as the added
advantage of playing on your own table was clearly demonstrated.
Starting with the current world champions, the Union Vaults entertained the
Egerton Arms and the hosts had built up a commanding lead of 101 by the
break HT scores 245-144. Things got no better for the Egerton
after the break as the Vaults added to their lead to record a thumping home
win FT scores 519-273. There's always next week for the Egerton!
Top scorers for the Union Vaults were Mal Coppock (82), Phil Chesters (76),
Dan Nuttall (74) and Shaun Done (68). Top scorers for the
Egerton were Joe Fellows (47), Nathan Dean (42), Pat Wallace and Jon Parkins
(both 39). The Vaults had 8 players and the Egerton had 7.
Last years 3rd played 2nd as the Bridgewater entertained St. Werburgh's
Club, and it must have been a cagey affair as both teams scored considerably
less in the first half than they are capable of, with the Bridgewater
leading by 11 at the break HT scores 198-187. The Bridgewater
edged further ahead throughout the second half to record an important home
win FT scores 443-394. Top scorers for the Bridgewater were
Barry Tipton (75), Luke Evans (72), Terry Davies (70) and Iain Ellis (63).
Top scorers for St. Werburgh's were Nigel Walker (74), John Clarke (64),
Mike Peacock (59) and John Kenyon (51). Both teams had 8
The Cottage entertained the Spital Vaults and the home side took an early
lead before being pegged back before the break, but the hosts still led by
37 at the break HT scores 247-210. The Cottage turned up the
heat after the break, scoring 311 in the second half to pull well clear and
record a solid home win FT scores 558-427. Top scorers for the
Cottage were John Pritchard (92), Jamie Price (82), Trevor Summerhill (76)
and Neil Davies (72). Top scorers for the Spital were Paul
McLaughlin (86), Russ Clarke (67), Sandy Churms (57) and George Cartwright
(45). The Cottage had 8 players and the Spital had 6.
Bawn Lodge entertained St. Theresa's Club and the home side put some good
scores in to lead by 55 at the break HT scores 240-185. St.
Theresa's closed the gap after the break to get within striking distance,
but they couldn't get the extra points needed for a win FT scores 412-388.
Top scorers for Bawn Lodge were Steve Williams (76), Salvatore Safina (66),
Jon Maddrick (62) and Rich Williams (54). Top scorers for St.
Theresa's were Andy Thomas (72), Roy Waters (61), Daz Cowley (57) and Bill
Lloyd (56). Both teams had 8 players.
The United Services Club have their byes this week and next, their first
game is at home to St. Werburgh's Club on 30th October, so plenty of time to
5th October 2019
Fixtures, a supply of blank match scoresheets and the 'signing-on/entry
form' sheets for cups, singles doubles etc have now been delivered to all
pubs and clubs. Please return your entry form sheet no later
than Saturday, 26th October, the meeting to do all of the draws is on
28th October in the Olde Cottage at 8pm.
If your sheet isn't returned in time you won't be entered into any
competitions. Thanks in advance.
29th September 2019
Huge 'Thank You' to all our sponsors
28th September 2019
Sponsors fixture lists
Here's a preview of the sponsors fixture list...
25th September 2019
Winter League Fixtures
Fixtures can now be seen on the
League Fixtures page. I've been in touch with the Big Hand
Alehouse this week, and there is still a possibility that they may enter.
If they do, they will take over the 'BYE's on the fixtures, and the Big Hand
are aware they can do this.
Our sponsors fixture lists, however, are going to print, and will show
"BYE". Anyone got any tippex, just in case...
19th September 2019
Annual clean-up of News page
In order to speed up the loading of this webpage, items dated before 1st
September 2019 have now been moved into the
News Archive page. <<< Click here or see the link
at the bottom of this page.
18th September 2019
AGM & Presentation Night
The Annual AGM and Presentation Night was held at St. Werburgh's Club
this evening, the minutes of the meeting can be found here...
2019 AGM Minutes
I'd like to thank everyone for attending (42 people), and in particular
Dawn and the Union Vaults for providing a superb buffet which everyone
enjoyed, and also John Kenyon and all the staff at St. Werburgh's for
hosting the event.
Bagatelle's official photographer Roy has sent me a few pics taken at the
presentations. How many former and current world champions are on
view? (No prize for the correct answer!).
Quick reminder that our AGM and Presentation Night is at St. Werburgh's
this evening, kick off is 8.00pm. We start with the AGM, then
have some food and the presentations will follow.
If you wish to vote on the proposals, please either return them to me before
the meeting, or bring them along to the AGM.
Forms can be returned to the Olde Cottage by 7pm or St. Werburgh's on the
night, or submitted via Whatsapp.
or photographed and
If emailing, please
do so before 5pm on Wednesday 18th as I won't have access to a computer after that
time. Update 5.20pm: No emails have been received,
please don't email now as I won't be checking again before the meeting.
Bagatelle table for sale on Ebay
There's a great looking table for sale on Ebay. Ten foot by 3 foot 6", so
it's a big one and it weighs around a ton, needing 6 men to lift it!
link if anyone's interested, the table is in Walsall.
Also, note there are 2 reds and 7 whites, and there are two spots very close
to the baulk line where I think the reds are placed at the start of a game.
I have asked the seller about the rules and how the side pockets are used
for scoring, I'll let you know if I get a reply.
16th September 2019
Chester Round Table play Bagatelle
Absolute pleasure to host an evening of Bagatelle in the Olde
Cottage for Chester Round Table tonight.
Thanks to Rob and Shaun for
bringing the Round Table lads along, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
And if more Round Table members would like to come along for a similar
evening we'll be more than happy to do it again, and again, and...
Chester Round Table on Twitter
12th September 2019
Big Hand Alehouse
I was in the Big Hand this evening trying to sell bagatelle, and the good
news is they 'hope' to have a team for this years Winter League. They
know the key dates and that they need around 10 players, and their aim is to
So if anyone fancies a change of scenery, or is looking to join a new team,
please pop into the Big Hand and see either Big Dave or manager Nikki.
They aim to have fun in the league their first season, and the food in there
is excellent! Just one player who knows the ropes would make a
big difference for them.
10th September 2019
AGM Voting Forms
Forms are now in all venues. If your club wishes to vote,
you can submit your teams form by returning it to either the Olde Cottage or
St. Werburgh's ahead of next weeks AGM, via Whatsapp, or simply bring it
along to the AGM and hand it in in person.
Note: If the votes cast are FOR option 1, then options 2 and 3 will become
3rd September 2019
The date for submitting proposals closed on 28th August, and one proposal
has been received concerning postponed games. A voting form will
be distributed round all pubs and clubs this week. If you wish to vote
please return it to me or bring it along to the AGM on 18th September.
The proposal is copied here...
Proposal 1:- Submitted by Neil Davies 28th August 2019
1. No games to be postponed.
2. If 1 is not agreed to, for any games postponed, 24 hours
notice must be given.
3. All postponed games must be played before the last fixtures
of the season.