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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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    players in the league become eligible to register, through GLCPA, with the national governing body the EPA. They can then trial for one of the County sides (Men/Ladies/Juniors) which in turn opens the possibility of earning a trial for the England squad.


    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.


There is a great deal more information on all the above in the "Benefits of Affiliating" document linked to below.


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LATEST MATCH REPORTS...


KENT A 23 V 21 LONDON A

Inter CountyOur second away match of the season and our second defeat, once again by the narrowest of margins, 23 v 21.

We started slowly, falling 3 v 1 behind and losing the first set 6 v 5, but worse was to come in the second set with Kent hammering us 8 v 3 for a 14 v 8 half time lead. They then won 3 out of the next 4 frames to lead 17 v 9 before London A finally started to get into the match, winning 6 of the next 7 frames to trail 18 v 15 going into the last set.

Two more wins then brought us within a frame of our opponents, and in truth we could have gone on to win the match, but it wasn't to be and Kent got over the line at 23 v 19 before London took the last 2 frames.

We were generally a little lacklustre (and occasionally unhelpful) with our support and at times poor shot selection and perhaps a lack of composure cost us crucial frames. Having said that 8 out of the 11 London players still won 2 out of their 4 frames but clear man of the match for the second time this season was Jordan O'Connor with another 4 out of 4 (8 out of 8 against Kent)!!

Despite this defeat Gt. Yarmouth qualification is still in our own hands but a home win against Hampshire next month is now absolutely essential.

Stats:

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

LONDON SENIORS AWAY TO KENT

Inter County09.08.15 Kent (away)
Kent Seniors 12 London Seniors 8

London suffered a second defeat of the season and this defeat could prove costly in the race to get to Yarmouth. In truth we were well beaten with many of our players not at our best and but for two reasonable middle sets the defeat could have been harsher.

We lost the first set 4-1 with only Pete Thomas registering a win. The second and third sets provided some hope with two wins for Glen Tingley and a win each for Jerry Tickell and Martin Storey, as Pete remained resolute and refused to be beaten all afternoon, meaning London fought back to trail by one frame at 8-7 down.

In the last set the London team all capitulate bar Pete and we ended up on the wrong side of a 12-8 mauling.

Paul Gafa’ 0/4
Glen Tingley 2/4
Pete Thomas 4/4
Martin Storey 1/4
Jerry Tickell 1/4

London Ladies v Kent Ladies

Inter CountyKent Ladies were 98 games unbeaten in the league in a run stretching almost 10 years and only 2 games off a trophy, but then London Ladies came to town…

The entire team knew this was going to be a close match and Kent are a force to be reckoned with, but with the team spirit London Ladies has at the moment we were ready and raring to go and pulled off a fantastic win which has sent ripples through the region and up and down the country.

Taking from the spirit which we showed against Surrey we wanted to show Kent we had arrived and we were together as a unit and we certainly did that by taking our first set 6-5, the day seemed like it was going to be a close game and we weren’t wrong.

The second set we showed our guts, took our changes when we were presented them and only dropped 3 frames winning the set 8-3. We were ahead, by a considerable margin. We got slightly complacent in the third set, Kent went on a run and emphatically pulled back to 17-16 winning the set 9-2. Pressure on!

We were not deflated yet; this was our day to shine! We showed our true nerve and guts and pushed each other over the finishing line showing what true team spirit can do. Half of the Men’s team came over and supported us and London felt like a family. We won the final set 8-3 and managed to win the game with one game spare; of which Michaela Lester did not disappoint to take the score to 24-20!

Emma Cunningham 3/4
Lucy Nettleingham 3/4
Michaela Lester 3/4
Sarah Evans 3/4
Sharon Bains 3/4
Angela Hobbs 2/4
Kate Hillman 2/4
Kirsty Edwards 2/4
Samantha Wyatt 2/4
Avril Mallon 1/3
Linda Redwood 0/1
Corinne Grattan 0/4

It goes without saying this was a very big win for the Ladies. Well done girls, next stop…Hampshire! Let’s make it 5 on the bounce ;)

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
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