Winter League Registration Night will take place on Thursday 29th September from 8pm at the RBL Cippenham. However, if it is your intention to enter a team please respond back to Dean so we have an idea of numbers and can prepare fixtures and divisions.

The Captains Meeting will take place on Thursday 13th October, also at the RBL Cippenham and the Winter League will commence on Thursday 20th October.

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There will also be a Captains Cup this season that will take place on the 3rd of November (Venue/s to be advised, one of which will be the RBL Cippenham). If you are interested in participating please respond to this email and let Dean know.

Pool News 7 years 48 weeks ago

Berkshire Open
The Berkshire Open was won by Tom Kennedy the Runner Up was Keith Walls. The Plate was won by John Young and the Runner Up was Gary Sefton. The best performance from a lady player in the main event was Marcia Burnett and the Ladies tournament was won by Tracey Harman the Runner Up was Marcia Burnett.

Berkshire County
The Berkshire County team plays at Chichester, Hampshire on Sunday the 14th. Last month they entertained Sussex at Riley’s in Reading. It proved to be a difficult day for Sussex as the Berkshire teams won 3 of the 4 matches and drew the other. The A team won 31-13 the B team won 29-15 and the C team won 35-9, the Ladies drew 22-22.

Renegade Summer League Round-up
NMCC Elite are looking favourites to win Section A, currently 2 points ahead of The Pole Dancers and 5 points ahead of The True Blues with game in hand on both. The Irish Hasbeens are currently tracking the leaders Cippenham RBL B just 1 point behind, but they have a game in hand too so should take that section. The Sly Blues are leading the way in Section C, 11 points ahead of Cippenham RBL A, the reigning champions, but have played one more match. The RBL can catch them but they have their work cut out for them. The Chestnuts lead the Lady Haig by 4 points in Section D and are level on games played this one could still go either way. The Windsor Ex Wanderers are stalking the Barley Army in Section E just 1 point behind but have a game in hand and should take this section.

Carl ‘Houdini’ Morris visits Riley’s Reading for a Breast Cancer Charity Exhibition
On Tuesday 9th August Carl Morris played some superb pool, did some great card tricks and performed some very entertaining trick shots. The night’s events which included a KO & speed pool tournamentas well as a huge raffle raised over £1000. This takes Carl’s total raised over the £50k mark. Carl started his run of exhibitions in 43 counties back on the 9th July. A phenomenal effort

Berkshire Interleague
Bracknell & Ascot A beat Renegade 15-3 and the Bracknell & Ascot’s C team forfeited an 18-0 to Maidenhead Elite which puts those two teams through to the finals with a game against each other in hand. The Renegade league take the 3rdplace position.

Renegade Interleague
Anyone interested in playing Interleague next season should contact Nick Weinel via email at chillwinston2000@hotmail.com If we have enough interest we’ll hold a trial.

Renegade Website Development
Work to improve the Renegade website is on-going at present which may cause some disruption. Hopefully, these will be minor and the improvements will be major. Please bear with us while these improvements are initiated.

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Singles League Week 2 Results 8 years 40 weeks ago

Div 1 News: Scotty “The Dogs” Yardley was on good form last night chalking up two good 5-2 wins against Neil Cameron and then Keith Walls. It wasn’t such a good night for the any of the promoted players from last season’s Div 2, Gary Hoad lost twice, 6-1 to Dev Chadha and 5-2 to Martin Smith. Rob Walsh also lost to Dev 5-2 and John Young lost to Craig Wilson 4-3. Following his win over JY, Craigy then played Martin Smith and having slumped to 3-0 down proceeded to battle back to 3-3, Martin was at the table, Craig had the obvious bag for the black covered with two balls, Martin only option was to come off the cushion onto the black and kick the black in the opposite bottom corner. A real tough shot… but not to Smudger who knocked it in no trouble. Last week Dean Hardesty and Nick Weinel were involed in a match where every frame went against the break, I couldn’t remember seeing that before, now I’ve seen it twice in two weeks!!! Vikas Sabharwal and Paul (4-3) Maher did it last night, ounfortunately for Paul he broke first and ended up loosing 4-3.

Div 2 News: Pat Phelan got his campaign off to a great start with a 6-1 win over singles league debutant Steve Prior and followed this up with the same result against Claire Dormer. A bit of revenge I think in the latter of those two matches as Claire dumped Pat out of the Handicap KO Cup last time around. Claire was short on luck on the night as in the deciding frame against Jez Hill she potted her last ball and went in off with the black hanging and so lost 4-3. Odhran Bryne had to come back from 2-0 and 3-1 down against Trevor Dias to snatch victory in the decider taking the match 4-3. In the last match of the night Nick Weinel beat James Townsend 4-3, Nick had been 4-1 in front. Shaun Tuffnell was leading 2-0 against Lee Greenwood before Lee levelled at 2-2, Shaun then took the next two before Lee took the final frame for a 4-3 defeat.

Div 3 News: Tom bounced back from his narrow 4-3 defeat to Tony last week with a convincing 6-1 win over Singles League debutant Matt Gates 6-1. Tom also recorded a solid 5-2 victory over Elliott later in the evening, and now tops the table after three matches. Level on points with Tom is Tony following his three wins from three matches all of them 4-3 wins the latest ones against Jason Hawkins and Elliott. John Barnett kept in touch with the leaders with a narrow win over Matt Gates but John had been 3-0 & 4-1 up so the two late frames he lost may haunt him at the end of the season. In the final match of the night Ann Middleton led 3-1 after being 1-0 down, but her opponent Mark Murphy battled back to level the match 3-3 before Ann snatched the final frame to take the match 4-3

Singles League Week 1 Results 8 years 40 weeks ago

Division One: We had a couple of postponements so we will have catch-up matches to play later. In the matches that were played Martin Smith repeated his narrow 4-3 victory over Dev Chadha that he performed last season. Scotty “The Dogs” Yardley came back from 2-0 down to defeat Craig Wilson in the deciding frame to take the win points, 4-3. Paul Maher also came from behind to defeat the Div Two 2nd place finisher and the winner of last year’s Singles League Knockout Handicap Rob Walsh, 5-2. If a stranger had walked in the Lady Haig pool room last night they may have mistaken me for a pool player! Somehow I manage six frames in a row against last two seasons 3rd place finisher Keith “The Wonder” Walls to win 6-1.

Division Two:In an early match between Dean Hardesty & Nick Wienel every frame went against the break! Fortunately for Nick, Dean had won the toss and broke first which meant Nick won 4-3. Claire Dormer was always in control of her match with Shaun Tuffnell, never being behind and taking the match 5-2. Claire played a 2nd match later in the evening and came back from 2-1 down to take the match against Odhran Bryne 4-3. County C teammates Jez Hill & Trevor Dias played each other and at 1-1 Jez strung 5 frames in a row together to win 6-1. Trevor quickly shrugged off the defeat and in a 2nd match of the night came from 1-0 down against Scott Vann to lead 3-1 before winning the match 4-3. It wasn’t Scott’s night as he also played James Townsend who was on fire and won 6-1. Lee “The Grinder” Greenwood took on singles league debutant Steve Prior and took the first 5 frames before Steve started to find his feet and took the last two, the Grinder winning 5-2.

Division Three:John Barnett got off to a flyer against John Cornell leading 2-0 but the old boy levelled at 2-2 before John Barnett had the pressure on again to lead 3-2 but big John Cornell handled the pressure to take the last two frames and the match 4-3. John Barnett played a 2nd game on the night against new boy James Graham and managed three frames in a row when 2-1 down and eventually won the match 4-3. Tom Carter, also new to the league had a battle with Tony Price, Tom led 1-0 then was 2-1 down then led 3-2 before Tony took the last two frames to take the match 4-3. Jason Hawkins was solid in his match with Mark Murphy and always led finally taking the match 5-2. In the last match of the evening two new players to the league Elliott Snell & Ann Middleton thrashed out another close match. Elliott went 1-0 up, Ann hit back to go 2-1 up, Elliott took the next 2 for a 3-2 lead before Ann took it to a decider winning the 6th frame. In the final frame which looked like it could go either way, Ann missed a fine cut altogether and Elliot took the opportunity and the match 4-3.