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London play Inter-County pool in Region 7 of the EPA, which includes Berkshire, Kent, Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex.


There are 5 teams: Men's A, B and C, Ladies, and Juniors (U18), each of which plays the other counties home and away, once a month on Sundays, for the title of Regional Champions. The Regional winners (and from 2011 also the runners-up) go to Great Yarmouth in the spring of the following year to compete for the National Title.


London are current National Champions in the A section, and in 2010 we not only did the A and B team double but also our Juniors were National runners-up!


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GLCPA organises the London Inter-League competitions, in which affiliated leagues put forward one or more teams to compete against each for 2 London titles: the Interleague Champions and the Interleague Knockout Cup Champions.


The winners and runners-up of each of these competitions go to Great Yarmouth to compete for the National titles (in the Autumn for the KO Cup and in the following spring for the Interleague trophy), and also compete in a Regional Inter-League challenge cup against Inter-League winners from the other counties in Region 7.




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The starting points for most pool players looking to develop their game, or just have fun playing it in a competitive environment, are the many local leagues being played in pubs and clubs across London.


If you are looking for such a league in your area, check out the "Affiliated Leagues" link below. If there isn't a league local to you in that list please feel free to get in touch with GLCPA, or post a question in our forums.


Leagues themselves are encouraged to affilate to Greater London County Pool Association. This brings many benefits including:


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    They can also enter individual events such as the Region 7 Tour, other national competitions which are restricted to EPA members (including the National Individual Amateur competition), and they become eligible for other events closed to GLCPA members such as our Singles Leagues and World Masters qualifier.


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LATEST MATCH REPORTS...


LONDON A 24 V 20 SURREY A

Inter CountyAfter comfortably beating us 27 v 17 on the opening day of the season Surrey must have been hoping to inflict a first home defeat on an improving London team. They started off brightly enough, racing into a 3 v 0 lead before London responded with 6 in a row and we shaded the first set 6 v 5.

The second set also went our way 6 v 5 for a 12 v 10 half time lead. 4 frames in a row at the start of the third set gave us a commanding 16 v 10 lead and we also took this set 7 v 4, to lead 19 v 14.

Surrey rallied to win the final set 6 v 5 but couldn't prevent a London win, Robbie Robb taking out an excellent finish to secure the points with a couple of frames remaining.24 v 20. An important win that sees us move into second place in the regional table.

Dave Rawlinson won 3 out of 4, including a couple of top class clearances. Jack Pople, Danny Moffatt and Jordan O'Connor also won 3 each but London's man of the match was Andy Breen, winning 4 out of 4 on only his second match back.

Stats:

Dave Rawlinson 3/4
Tony Gear 1/4
Alex Lawrence 1/4
Danny Moffatt 3/4
Rupert Ward 2/4
Jordan O'Connor 3/4
Nigel Smith 2/4
Jack Pople 3/4
Andy Breen 4/4
Robbie Robb 2/4
Jerry Tickell 0/4

London Ladies v Surrey Ladies

Inter CountyThe ladies team has certainly had a shake up recently, what with the unfortunate loss of Sue Studman for what appears to be the remainder of the season, all the ladies are sending our love your way Sue.

As such we had to reshuffle our pack and instate a Captain. I offered to step up to the role for the remainder of the season and then take it from there. I have never captained a county team before so this is a big learning curve for me, including writing match reports. I am abundantly aware that a Ladies match report hasn’t been posted since the Kent match, so here it goes…

That makes it 3 on the bounce…

The ladies have come together to form a phenomenal force not to be messed with, alongside an electric atmosphere that got the whole club bouncing. Taking the first set by storm with an impressive 9-2 start, I sensed this was going to be a captain’s selection headache having two subs on the bench ready and raring to go. But what a headache to have!

We maintained our momentum into the second set, only dropping 4 frames going into the second half 16/6 up with a great performance throughout the team. With two reserves itching to play we swapped Kirsty for Carol and Lucy for Angela for the second half of the match.

By the end of the third set we had already won the match with the score standing at 23/10, all the girls were buzzing and our final score stood at 29/15. It’s a shame we didn’t get into the 30s but what a fantastic result this was for us.

Later in the day it was brought to my attention that Hampshire had lost 29/15 to Sussex, which means the lovely London Ladies have been boosted up to that all important second spot. What a fantastic team we have here and let’s hope we can take this form into our next match against Kent and show that London have arrived.

Well done Ladies.

Lucy 1/2
Kate 3/4
Avril 1/4
Emma 4/4
Charlotte
Sarah E 3/4
Corrine 4/4
Kirsty 0/2
Michaela 4/4
Samantha Wyatt 2/4
Sharon Bains 2/4

LONDON SENIORS REPORT HOME TO SURREY

Inter County12.7.15 Surrey (home)

London Seniors 10 Surrey Seniors 10

London matched the same score between the teams as was recorded in the first match of the season, this time however Surrey came from behind to snatch the draw.

London began the second half of the season knowing that a trip to the National Finals at Yarmouth is well within our grasp, and duly got away to a healthy 4-1 lead in the first set.

Calamity in the second as we lost every frame to go behind. The next two sets were tight affairs and London got closer to Surrey after the third set to trail by just one frame. Both Martin Storey and Pete Thomas got busy burgling frames whilst Glen Tingley won a fantastic frame from a position of virtually no hope.

These frames put London 10-8 up but the last two players couldn’t get the team home and we had to be content with a point each.

Jerry Tickell 1/3
Glen Tingley 3/4
Allan Formosa 0/2
Adam Hewson 2/4
Paul Gafa’ 2/4
Pete Thomas 1/2
Martin Storey 1/1

London C vs Sussex C. Won 34-10

Inter CountyKully was unable to attend due to a reunion that was arranged before the fixtures were announced so I was stand in Captain for the day.

A quick look at the form had me puzzled. Sussex had lost to Hampshire and won against Berkshire. Which one would turn up?

I was expecting to have to make some difficult decisions about who to put in the starting 11 but we had 3 B Team players so there was no choice to make.

A couple of frames went against us at the begining and we found ourselves 2-1 down but the rest of the first session went our way to make it 9-2.

Session 2 saw a continuation of our good form and I decided not to make any changes at the half way stage. You could say that it was unfair on the reserves but I have seen too many occasions when changes have resulted in a bad 3rd session. We ended the second session 17-5 up.

We took the 3rd session 10-1 so it looked like my plan had worked. All four reserves on for the final session. Only one of them lost and that was to either an amazing shot or an outrageous fluke.

I felt that there was a good team spirit and good support all round.

Ben McIntosh 4/4
Ross Dawkes 4/4
Rob Spellar 4/4
Adam Everitt 3/3
Ryan Francis 3/4
Peter Panyiotou 3/4
Carl Spellar 3/4
Barry Barham 3/4
Shane O'Reilly 2/3
Steve Burke 1/3
George Covington 1/3
Joe Slaughter 1/1
Dean Rider 1/1
Adam Hewson 1/1
Jonathan Tindall 0/1

Special thanks to Shane for voluneering to give up his place for a reserve. Team Player.

I'm afraid you've got me again for the Surrey match. Another arrangement that Kully had made before he knew the match dates.

Surrey appear to be revitalised so we can expect a much more dificult time than we had at the begining of the season. We will need to stay focused and continue to support each other.

Jeremy

LONDON A 24 V 20 SUSSEX A

Inter CountyDue to the sudden closure of Riley's Brighton we found ourselves unexpectedly playing at home again this month, which was no doubt to our advantage. This match actually panned out in very similar fashion to our first home match of the season against Kent.

London took an 8 v 3 lead, the highlight a length of the table treble on the black from Andy Breen, making a welcome return to the team after a year out. We built on that start, winning the 2nd set 6 v 5 for a 14 v 8 half time lead, and the 3rd set 7 v 4 to put us 21 v 12 up.

When Dave Rawlinson won the opening frame of the final set a big home win looked likely, but perhaps a little over eagerness cost us as Sussex took the next 8 frames before Jack Pople secured the win playing patient, steady match pool. Not quite the last gasp win we needed against Kent but still a little too close for comfort!

An important 24 v 20 win and our team is improving with every match and is starting to have a fairly settled look about it. We have everything to play for in the 2nd half of the season.

Man of the match goes to Tony Gear, winning 3 out of 4, including a couple of nice clearances.

Stats:

Dave Rawlinson 3/4
Jordan O'Connor 1/4
Alex Lawrence 3/4
Tony Gear 3/4
Rupert Ward 1/4
Joe Prince 1/4
Glen Tingley 0/2
Jack Pople 4/4
Andy Breen 2/4
Robbie Robb 2/4
Jerry Tickell 3/4
Nigel Smith 1/2

London Seniors report home to Sussex

Inter County14.6.15 Sussex (home)

London Seniors 11 Sussex Seniors 9

An important match for London against table topping Sussex and London wasted little time in getting on top of our visitors. We raced away to a healthy 7-3 lead at the halfway point with Jerry, Glen and Pete undefeated at this point.

London looked to be in control and captain Allan Formosa shuffled the pack to bring in a couple of fresh reserves. Glen continued to play solid and Adam won an important frame as Sussex tried to mount a comeback.

The first two frames in the final set went to London to ensure the 3 points were ours and the match finished 11-9 in London’s favour, putting us level on points with Sussex after 5 matches played. Glen Tingley wouldn’t be beaten and recorded a perfect 4/4.

Jerry Tickell 3/4
Glen Tingley 4/4
Pete Thomas 2/4
Allan Formosa 0/2
Paul Gafa’ 1/2
Adam Hewson 1/2
Martin Storey 0/2

LONDON A 22 V 22 BERKSHIRE A

Inter CountyA hard earned draw against the current national champions.

The match began in unusual fashion with Joe Prince (London) and Neil Cummins (Berks) playing 4 frames apiece as both players had to make an early exit. With Joe winning 2/4 and Neil losing all 4 London had a 6 v 2 lead going into the match proper.

However when these frames were slotted in over the 4 sets there was actually never more than a couple of frames between the 2 teams at any one time.

Berkshire led 4 v 2, 6 v 4, 14 v 12 and 15 v 13, but were pegged back by London on each occasion.

We then won 4 frames in a row through Glen Tingley (that one from earlier), Jack Pople, Jordan O'Connor and Robbie Robb, to lead 17 v 15. Berkshire drew level at 17 v 17 (Dylan Leary) in the first frame of a nail biting final set.

London regained the lead, 18 v 17 (Alex Lawrence) only for Berkshire to level and then lead 19 v 18 (Luckvinder Birdy and Sefton Payne). London levelled and then led 20 v 19 (Rupert Ward and Joe, from earlier). Berkshire levelled (Daniel Baker), Jack put us back in front at 21 v 20. Berkshire levelled (Guiseppe D'Imperio) and then led 22 v 21 (Videsh Sabharwal). London levelled (Jerry Tickell). Match drawn.

22 v 22. A cracking match and probably a fair result with so little between the 2 teams throughout. All the sets were won or lost 6 v 5, Berkshire winning the first and fourth, London the second and third.

A close call for our man of the match as well with 3 players winning 3/4, Rupe getting the nod on this occasion.

Stats:

Dave Rawlinson 3/4
Alex Lawrence 1/4
Tony Gear 2/4
Declan Kelly 0/4
Rupert Ward 3/4
Joe Prince 2/4
Glen Tingley 2/4
Jack Pople 3/4
Jordan O'Connor 2/4
Robbie Robb 2/4
Jerry Tickell 2/4

London Seniors report home to Berkshire

Inter County17.5.15 Berkshire (home)

London Seniors 6 Berkshire Seniors 14

A disappointing result for London against a team London beat twice last season.

We won the first set 3-2 and looked set to for a tight match. But disaster struck in the second and third sets with Berkshire white washing us in both to leave London trailing 12-3. A brief rally saw London edge out the final set 3-2 to make the result 6-14.

Only Paul Dawson came out with any credit with a 2/4 performance, and captain Allan Formosa cursing the teams luck as the score line didn’t reflect the nature of the defeat. We now need to bounce back to form quickly in our next match.

Jerry Tickell 1/4
Allan Formosa 1/4
Paul Dawson 2/4
Adam Hewson 0/2
Glen Tingley 1/4
Pete Thomas 1/2

LONDON JUNIORS V BERKSHIRE JUNIORS

Inter CountyThe juniors played Berkshire juniors today at spots and stripes. Our managers car broke down and unfortunately couldn't make it. So the older lads in the team took the reigns. We set a target for ourselves of 33 frames and boy did the boys respond.

***SET ONE***

The boys raced out of the block winning 9 out of the 11 frames possible with some great displays of safety, potting and battling hard for frames. All of the time on the practice table seemed to be paying off.

SET SCORE - 9-2


***SET TWO***

We picked up from where we left off in the first set. Winning 10 out of the 11 frames. Kieran was unlucky in the frame we lost, with there player fluking a few snookers at vital moments. But another great set

SET SCORE - 10-1


***SET THREE***

The boys looked rejuvenated after the food break (munching on chilli & rice and jacket potato lol) and fired in another 10-1 set win and in doing so securing the match. I said to the other team members don't let the foot off the gas because frames could be crucial later on in the season. And they sure as hell didn't.

SET SCORE - 10-1


***SET FOUR***

We kept on the offensive in the last set. Hoping for a record scoreline but it wasn't to be only by 3 frames. Some more good solid match pool displayed especially by the younger members of the team!

SET SCORE - 9-2


***INDIVIDUAL WINS*

Connor 4/4
Chris Pan 4/4
Chris Wormsley 4/4
Billy 4/4
Sam 4/4
Jasper 4/4
Tony 3/4
Ethan 3/4
Bradley 3/4
Kieran 2/4
Oliver 2/2
Dylan 1/1


Man of the match went to the entire team. As we was all incredible!

HAMPSHIRE A 23 V 21 LONDON A

Inter CountyA disappointing away defeat against a Hampshire side who had only managed a draw in their opening 2 fixtures. London started brightly enough, taking the first set 7 v 4, with wins for Dave Rawlinson, Robbie Robb, Alex Lawrence, Nigel Smith, Glen Tingley, Jordan O'Connor and Rupert Ward.

Hampshire responded really well, playing some good stuff and making home advantage count, winning the second set 8 v 3 and the third set 6 v 5 to open up an 18 v 15 lead, but London did miss chances in these sets and also seemed a bit subdued.

Dave and Robbie won the first 2 frames of the final set to bring us within a frame of our opponents, only for Hampshire to win the next 3 frames to lead 21 v 17. London fought back really well, through Joe Prince, Nigel, Declan Kelly and Jordan, to put us level at 21 v 21 - and turn up the support level a few decibels - only to see us lose the last 2 frames to give Hampshire the win: Glen losing a tricky tactical frame after just failing to reach a cushion, and Jerry Tickell squandering a clear cut chance to secure a draw. Ouch!

We can take some positives out of this match however. Robbie did well returning to the team at short notice, Declan did very well winning 3 out of 4 on his seasonal debut for the A's, and most notably, man of the match Dave Rawlinson consolidating his spot as an opener with a really gritty 4 out of 4.

Stats:

Joe Prince 2/4
Dave Rawlinson 4/4
Robbie Robb 2/4
Alex Lawrence 2/4
Tony Gear 0/4
Nigel Smith 2/4
Declan Kelly 3/4
Jerry Tickell 1/4
Glen Tingley 2/4
Jordan O'Connor 2/4
Rupert Ward 1/4

Hampshire C 13 -31 London C (12th April 2015)

Inter CountyHampshire C 13 -31 London C (12th April 2015)

Great match played in a wonderful atmosphere and club, produced a great result for London by a team that supported each other throughout. The support meant that we had plenty of energy left in set 3 to get the win and set 4 to increase that lead.

What made me feel proud was the support given to people when they lost, which meant that the event was a most enjoyable one; even better since we won :-).

Special mention to Peter Pan who despite playing well and winning 2/2, gave up 2 games so that Shane could play. Ross, Ryan and Kully all got 4/4 but Ryan also did a Break dish making him the man of the match.

Hampshire C (Home) v London C Match synopsis

Set 1: Hampshire C 2-9 London C
Set 2: Hampshire C 4-7 London C

We set off really well with spirits running high to end 16 -6 to London

Set 3: Hampshire C 2-9 London C

Set 3 lived up to its reputation, but with great team support we spirited it away to lead 25 -8.

Set 4: Hampshire C 5-6 London C

We kept up the pressure and took the final set too. Taking our win to a superb 31 - 13

Stats

Ross Dawkes 4/4
Ryan Francis 4/4
Ben McIntosh 2/4
Carl Speller 2/4
Kulvinder Bath 4/4
Rob Speller 3/4
Dean Rider 1/4
Peter Panayiotou 2/2
Steve Burke 2/4
Joe Slaughter 2/4
Barry Barham 3/4
Adam Hewson res
Jermey Ruffer res
Shane O'Reilly 2/2

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