Tuesday, 15 January 2019


Sunday 20th January

Deadlines per Round
Prelim/Last 64 - Monday 21st January to Wednesday 30th January
Last 32 - Thursday 31st January to Sunday 10th February
Last 16 - Monday 11th Feb to Wednesday 20th Feb
Last 8 - Thursday 21st Feb

> Unlimited entries
> £50 added to Prize Fund by Q. Club if 32 entries, £100 for 48 entries and £200 for 64 entries. All players must be paid up
> Races to 11

Any queries about handicaps etc please get in touch

EVENT 11 Final will be contested by Ronan McCarthy (-15) and Johnny Nelson (-7)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

League Week 13 Results, Thursday 10th January

Station Bar5-10Blues
St Comgalls8-8Clonlee
Q. Stars9-6Freewheelers
Ibrox9-6Q. Club
Q. Tips12-3Thatch Rockets

Freewheelers0-0Q. Tips
Lorraine's0-0Q. Stars
Thatch Rockets0-0St Comgalls
Q. Club0-0Station Bar

What another amazing night in the Q.Club sponsored Larne & District Pool League. League leaders Five entertained bottom team Lorraine's Flyers who had yet to register a single point on the League table with more than half the season gone. But incredibly that point is now confirmed after they stormed back from 0-4 and 5-8 down to force a Play Off Frame where Joe Bell duly delivered to secure an unlikely 8-8 draw. Meanwhile Q.Stars kept their title push on track moving into secomd spot after overcoming a determined Freewheelers side by 9-6 with session scores 4-1,4-1.1-4. Up in the Rangers Club Ibrox put last weeks disappointment behind them with scores of 4-1, 2-3 and 3-2 in a 9-6 victory over Q.Club. Blues' fantastic season continues. After defeating Ibrox last week they travelled to Station Bar and came away with both points courtesy of an impressive 10-5 win with session scores of 3-2, 4-1 and 3-2. It was tension all the way in the St Comgalls Club derby match as the hosts St Comgalls blew a great chance to close the gap on League leaders Five to one point. They led 4-1 but after the fifteenth rack was over trailed 7-8 and had to rely a Play Off Frame win by Anthony McCorry to salvage a point. Last but not least, Q.Tips stay very much in the hunt after a solid 12-3 win at home to Thatch Rockets. Session scores were 3-2, 5-0 and 4-1.

POTY Table at 11th January. (Full table on LeagueAppLive)

Friday, 4 January 2019

Monday, 31 December 2018

League Week 12 Results

Clonlee7-9Q. Tips
Thatch Rockets6-9Q. Stars
Q. Club2-13St Comgalls
Five10-5Station Bar

It was back to League action tonight after the Christmas break and result of the night must go to Alex Irvine's Blues who easily seen off fourth placed Ibrox by 11-4 to make it three points out of four against the Rangers Club team this season. Session scores for Blues were 3-2, 4-1 and 4-1. St Comgalls remain in second spot after putting in another great performance, this time away to Q.Club. Alphonsus McIlwaine's side won by a more than convincing 11-2. Q.Stars kept up their title challenge coming away from Thatch Rockets with a hard earned 9-6 win. Q.Tips also stay in touch albeit via a deciding Play Off Frame win away to tenth placed Clonlee, never an easy hunting ground for Hugo Manson's lads. Lorraine's Flyers were busy in the Transfer Window over Christmas but they are still looking for their first points on the board after Jordan Peoples' Freewheelers came away from the Pigeon Club with a 9-6 success. Session scores were 2-3, 3-2 and 1-4. And last but not least League leaders Five stay top after a solid 10-5 win over Micky O'Boyle's Station Bar, the damage was done in the first two sessions 4-1, 4-1 and 2-3.

League Week 13 Fixtures

Station Bar0-0Blues
St Comgalls0-0Clonlee
Q. Stars0-0Freewheelers
Ibrox0-0Q. Club
Q. Tips0-0Thatch Rockets

Friday, 14 December 2018

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Knock Out Cup Results

Quarter Finals 13th December

Five 6-8 Q.Club
Ibrox 6-8 Q.Stars
Freewheelers 4-8 St Comgalls
Q.Tips 8-0 Lorraine's Flyers

We had a break from League action tonight as the Knock Out Cup Quarter Finals took centre stage in the Q. Club venue. And result of the night must go to Ryan Scott's Q.Club team who came back from 1-4 down against League leaders Five to record a great 8-6 win to take their place in the Semi Final draw. Gareth Fears was the hero of the hour reverse dishing in the fourteenth frame to seal the deal for Q.Club.

Hugo Manson's Q.Tips were first into the hat wasting no time as they stormed to an 8-0 whitewash of bottom side Lorraine's Flyers.

A fantastic match unfolded between Ibrox and Q.Stars, Ibrox raced into a 3-0 lead but by the end of the second session the scores were level at 5-5. Ibrox took Frame 11 but three on the trot including the all important fourteenth by Aaron Rolston sent Nick McClay's lads into the Semi Finals.

Last but not least, St Comgalls took their place after seeing off Freewheelers. Alphonsus McIlwaine's side stormed out of the blocks to lead 7-1, Freewheelers rallied to 7-4 but St Comgalls stalwart Anthony McCorry ensured a Semi Final spot for his team by winning Rack 12 for an 8-4 success.

The Semi Final draw will be made at our next Delegates meeting in the St Comgalls Club on Thursday 3rd January

Next Thursday 20th December we hold our annual Christmas Charity Turkey Shoot in the Q.Club. All welcome, may the best turkey win .. lol

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Strictly Larne Pool League !!!!

The Larne & District Pool League is actively seeking two person's to make a firm commitment to participate in a Strictly Dance Fundraiser. the details we have at present are as follows. Training for the event will commence on Tuesday 8th.January 2019 at 7.00pm/7.30pm . Sessions are one and a half to two hours and will be held in the Function Room of Rubys Bar. It will run for 9 consecutive weeks right up to the week of the event on Friday 8th March.

Please contact the league Secretary William Irvine if you would like to sign up for our Charity Fundraiser for local Charity "Larne Community Care Centre" 

Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas transfer and new signings window

The window for transfers and new signings in our League opens on Friday 14th December and closes at our next delegates meeting in the St Comgalls Club on Thursday 3rd January

Transfers between teams cost £25 per player, £5 for a new player registration.

Fixtures from January to May

Follow the link above or below to view the schedule for our League from January to May 2019. Plenty of titles to be decided as we head towards the business end of the season.


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

League Week 11 Results

Thursday 6th December

Five 8-8 Ibrox
Blues 8-8 St Comgalls
Clonlee 6-9 Q.Stars
Lorraines Flyers 2-13 Station Bar
Q.Club 7-9 Q.Tips
Thatch Rockets 6-9 Freewheelers

What a night of drama we had in the Q.Club sponsored Larne & District Pool League in the last round of League fixtures before the Christmas break. League leaders Five were strolling at 8-3 up at home to fourth placed Ibrox but the Rangers Club team stormed right back to take the match into a Play Off frame. Johnny Nelson was unlucky to go in off on his break and Neil Campbell duly cleared up to give Ibrox an unlikely 8-8 draw. Second placed St Comgalls had a great chance to close the gap to one point on Five but they couldn't take advantage as they too were held to an 8-8 draw after a fighting performance awat to Alex Irvine's Blues, session scores were 4-1, 2-3, 2-3 and 0-1. Q.Stars however did take advantage of results elsewhere winning 9-6 away to a spirited Clonlee side. Hugo Manson's Q.Tips also gained ground on the top four though they had to rely on a Chris Carson Play Off frame win in their derby match against Ryan Scott's Q.Club team. Station Bar had the biggest win of the night a 13-2 demolition away to basement team Lorraine's Flyers who have still to register a point on the board. Last but not least Freewheelers leapfrogged Clonlee into ninth position courtesy of a tight 9-6 away win against Thatch Rockets. Session scores were 3-2, 3-2 and 3-2 again in favour of Jordan Peoples' side

Thursday 13th December - KNOCK OUT CUP QUARTER FINALS

Five V Q. Club
Ibrox V Q. Stars
Q. Tips V Lorraine's Flyers
Freewheelers V St Comgalls

Thursday 20th December - CHARITY TURKEY SHOOT

Thursday 27th December - NO FIXTURES, XMAS BREAK

Thursday 3rd January  - League week 12 Fixtures

Clonlee V Q.Tips
Lorraine's Flyers V Freewheelers
Blues V Ibrox
Thatch Rockets V Q.Stars
Q.Club V St Comgalls
Five V Station Bar

McClay Trophies & Engraving Player of the Year table (half way mark)
Full table on LeagueAppLive

Thursday, 29 November 2018

League Week 10

Thursday 29th November

Q. Tips 13-2 Blues
Freewheelers 5-10 Clonlee
Lorraine's Flyers 6-9 Thatch Rockets
Q. Stars 8-8 Q. Club
St Comgalls 4-11 Five
Station Bar 4-11 Ibrox

Nick McClay's Q.Stars and Ryan Scott's Q.Club battled out an exciting 8-8 draw in the derby match with session scores of 3-2, 2-3 and 2-3, Stars secured their point courtesy of a Ryan Marcus break and dish Play Off frame win. Michael Wilson's Ibrox side looked in trouble early doors when they trailed at Station Bar 3-2 after the first session, but a straight missed black by the railway side spurred the visitors into action and they reeled off nine racks on the trot running out 11-4 winners. Hugo Manson's Q.Tips had far too much tonight for the Blues and session scores of 4-1, 4-1 and 5-0 gave the hosts two comfortable points. St Comgalls wonderful season looked to be continuing as they entertained League leaders Five. The hosts led 2-0 but then hit a brick wall as Bryan McWhirter's side ran off nine frames on the bounce to guarantee the victory and open up a two point gap at the top of the table. Final score was St Comgalls 4-11 Five. The bottom two sides clashed in the Pigeon Club and it was Ali Law's Thatch Rockets who prevailed over Lorraine's Flyers winning each session 3-2 for an important two points. Third from bottom Clonlee won 10-5 at Freewheelers and in doing so leapfrog their opponents in the League table, a solid win for Francie Gribben's side.

League Week 11 Fixtures - Thursday 6th December

Five V Ibrox
Blues V St Comgalls
Clonlee V Q.Stars
Lorraines Flyers V Station Bar
Q.Club V Q.Tips
Thatch Rockets V Freewheelers

(Full table on LeagueAppLive)

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Our condolences

The Committee of  Larne & District Pool League would like to send our condolences to Q.Tips player Andy Arbuthnot on the recent passing of his mother.

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time Andy

Thursday, 15 November 2018

League Week 9

Thursday 15th November

Five 8-8 Q.Tips
Blues 5-10 Q.Stars
Clonlee 5-10 Thatch Rockets
Ibrox 13-2 Lorraine's Flyers
Q.Club 8-8 Freewheelers
Station Bar 3-12 St Comgalls

Q.Tips, after a slow start to their season, put in a great performance to halt the 100% record of League leaders Five by securing the last three racks including a Chris Carson Play Off frame success to claim a point in an exciting 8-8 draw. Five are now joint top with St Comgalls who negotiated a possible banana skin fixture winning 12-3 away at Station Bar to continue their remarkable season. The two top sides clash in the next League fixture, Thursday 22nd November.

Q.Stars stay in touch at the top end of the table with a solid 10-5 win over stablemates The Blues. Nick McClay's Q.Stars were never behind in the match and took both points courtesy of session scores of 4-1, 3-2 and 3-2

Ibrox secured two points with a comprehensive win at home to newcomers Lorraine's Flyers. Michael Wilson's team raced into a 5-0 lead before Flyers took the first two racks of the second session. The comeback wasn't to be and Ibrox took all remaining frames for a 13-2 scoreline. 

Freewheelers rescued a superb point at Q.Club coming from 1-4 and then 3-8 behind to draw 8-8 with Gareth McIlroy winning the ultimate sixteenth rack for Jordan Peoples' side.

Last but not least, well done to Thatch Rockets who move off the bottom of the table after winning at Clonlee to register their first points off the season. Ali Law's team won by a convincing 10-5 scoreline with session scores of  4-1, 2-3, 4-1. 

Thursday 22nd November 
Fixture break due to the 2018 Blackball International World Championships.

Fixtures for League week 10 Thursday 29th November

Q. Tips V Blues
Freewheelers V Clonlee
Lorraine's Flyers V Thatch Rockets
Q. Stars V Q. Club
St Comgalls V Five
Station Bar V Ibrox

Player of the Year table After Week 9
(Full table on LeagueAppLive)

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

League Week 8 Fixtures

Wednesday 7th November

Clonlee 8-8 Blues (postponed from Week 6)

Well done Clonlee on winning their first League point of the season in last nights rearranged fixture with the Blues. The St Comgalls Club team trailed 5-8 but staged a fine comeback to force a Play Off frame and young Conor Matthews duly delivered for the hosts to rescue the point.

Thursday 8th November

Q.Tips 12-3 Station Bar
Freewheelers 9-7 Blues
Lorraines Flyers 7-9 Clonlee
Q.Stars 7-9 Five
St Comgalls 9-6 Ibrox
Thatch Rockets 4-11 Q.Club

Something had to give at the top end of the table tonight in Week 8 of the Q.Club sponsored Larne & District Pool League as 1st played 3rd and 2nd played 4th. And after the dust had settled it was Five and St Comgalls who both widened the gap with important wins over Q.Stars and Ibrox respectively. Five trailed 0-4 after a superb start by Q.Pool but the League Leaders staged a great comeback inspired by Ronan McCarthy who won four from four on the night including the all important Play Off frame. Up in the St Comgalls Club the hosts took the first session 4-1 against Ibrox and it proved to be the difference as the next two were shared 2-3 and 3-2. It's another big win for St Comgalls before they face tough upcoming fixtures away to Station Bar and at home to Five. Q.Tips got back to winning ways with an emphatic 12-3 victory at home to Station Bar, Hugo Manson's team never looked back after winning all five racks in the first session and they repeated that score in the last session. After being involved in a Play Off frame in last nights rearranged match Blues' match went the full distance again, but this time they had nothing to show for it as Lee Gribben secured both points for Freewheelers with a B&D in Frame 16 giving himself a fine four from four in the match in which Freewheelers were trailing by 5-7 at one stage. Lorraine's Flyers entertained Clonlee  and it also went the distance but agonizingly for the League newcomers it was Clonlee who took the honours to register another two points on the League table. Last but not least Ryan Scott's Q.Club turned it on away to Thatch Rockets, session scores were 0-5, 3-2 and 1-4 and subsequently move up to seventh.

League Week 9 Fixtures - Thursday 15th November

Five V Q.Tips
Blues V Q.Stars
Clonlee V Thatch Rockets
Ibrox V Lorraine's Flyers
Q.Club V Freewheelers
Station Bar V St Comgalls

POTY Table after Week 8 (full table on LeagueAppLive)

Friday, 2 November 2018

Q.Club B3 Standard Knock Out (Event 6)

We are now taking entries for our next £20 B3 Knockout Event 6.
The draw will be made this Sunday evening (4th) at 7.00pm.
Deadlines per round
Last 64/prelims Monday 5th - Wednesday 14th November
Last 32 Thursday 15th - Saturday 24th
Last 16 Sunday 25th - Tuesday 4th December
Last 8 onwards Wednesday 5th
Unlimited entries
Races to 11 (handicaps in exceptional circumstances)
£20 entry fee
£50 added by Q.Club to prize fund if 32 paid entries
£100 added by Q.Club if 48 paid entries.

EVENT 1 - Frazer Young
EVENT 2 - James Acheson
EVENT 3 - Lee McCormick
EVENT 4 - Ian Boal & William Magill split 
EVENT 5 - Joe Bell

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

League Week 7 Results

Thursday 1st November 2018 

Blues 9-6 Thatch Rockets
Five 11-4 Freewheelers
Ibrox 10-5 Q. Tips
Q. Club 11-4 Clonlee
St Comgalls 11-4 Lorraine's Flyers
Station Bar 8-8 Q.Stars

In Week 7 of the Q.Club sponsored Larne & District Pool League a titanic battle unfolded in the Station Bar where Micky O'Boyle's side entertained Nick McClays Q.Stars. And when the final black of the night had been potted the points were shared in a pulsating 8-8 draw with Q.Stars maintaining their unbeaten start thanks to a Neil McKelvey Play Off frame win

Michael Wilson's Ibrox badly needed a result after last weeks defeat by Q.Stars. It wasn't looking good when Hugo Manson's Q.Tips raced into a 3-1 lead in the Rangers Club but Ibrox responded with a great run of six on the trot before winning the last session 3-2 for an overall win of 10-5.

St Comgalls remain unbeaten in second place after a home win against Alan Nicholl's Pigeon Club side Lorraine's Flyers even though they had a scare early on trailing 3-2 after the first session. Paul Smyth's side eventually hit top gear running out 11-4 winners.

Ryan Scott's Q.Club side registered their third win of the season, an 11-4 home success over Francie Gribben's Clonlee. Session scores were 3-2, 5-0 and 3-2.

League leaders Five were untroubled also winning 11-4. Bryan McWhirter's team had session scores of 4-1, 4-1 and 3-2 over Jordan Peoples' Freewheelers.

Blues fine season continued with Alex Irvine's side moving up to fifth position with a game in hand after a hard fought 9-6 home win over Ali Law's Thatch Rockets. Trailing 5-6 Blues had to win the last four racks of the match to secure both points.

League Fixtures for Week 8
Thursday 8th November

Q.Tips V Station Bar
Freewheelers V Blues
Lorraines Flyers V Clonlee
Q.Stars V Five
St Comgalls V Ibrox
Thatch Rockets V Q.Club

Player of the Year Table after Week 7
Full table on LeagueAppLive

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

League Week 6 Results

Thursday 25th October 2018

Freewheelers 5-10 Station Bar
Lorraine's Flyers 5-10 Q. Club
Q. Stars 11-4 Ibrox
Q. Tips 7-9 St Comgalls
Thatch Rockets 1-14 Five 

Clonlee P-P Blues

Bryan McWhirters' Five remain in top spot after tonights action in Week 6 of the Larne & District Pool League. They steamrolled bottom team Thatch Rockets losing only one frame out of the fifteen played. St Comgalls had a great win over a strong Q.Tips team to remain one point behind Five. The match was tight all the way and fittingly went to a Play Off frame. Up stepped Dean McDonagh to win it for the visitors though he was very fortunate as his opponent had an unlucky in off after potting the black. Nick McClays Q.Stars were in fine form too and also remain only one point behind the leaders after a clinical home display against previously unbeaten Ibrox. Session scores were 4-1, 4-1 and 3-2. Micky O'Boyle's Station Bar side continue to climb the table this time the Railwaymen registered a 10-5 away win over Freewheelers. Station had session scores of 4-1, 3-2 and 3-2. Ryan Scott's Q.Club registered their second win of the season away to Lorraine's Flyers. Flyers were well in the match right up to 5-7 but Q.Club took the final three racks to secure both points.

League Week 7 Fixtures for Thursday 1st November 2018 

Blues V Thatch Rockets
Five V Freewheelers
Ibrox V Q. Tips
Q. Club V Clonlee
St Comgalls V Lorraine's Flyers
Station Bar V Q.Stars

POTY Table (Full table on LeagueAppLive)

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Our condolences

The Committee of Larne & District Pool League would like to offer their condolences to the family and friends of Arthur Doran who passed away on Monday 22nd October after a short illness. Arthur (Arty) was a founder and player of Clonlee Pool Team.

The funeral is on Thursday at 10.00am in St MacNissi's Church, Larne. As a mark of respect the Clonlee V Blues Pool match scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Q.Club Open Handicap Event 11 Draw

P01. Darren Lowe 1.4/1.8 vs Lenny Swan -0.2
P02. Derek Whiteside 6 vs Ryan Scott 4
P03. Craig Laughlin 3 vs Gary Wallace -2
P04. Rab Wilson 4 vs Mark Wilson 5
P05. Martin Goudie -3.6 vs Paul Harris -1.2
P06. Shaun McAlister -3 vs Andy McWilliams 5
P07. Neil Campbell -1.2 vs Cory Lee Brett 5
P08. Ryan McKillop -4.2 vs Robert Hawkins 2
P09. Lee McCormick 6 vs Ronan McCarthy -15
P10. Gareth Fears 4.4 vs Joe Patton 3
P11. Alan Corrigan 1.2 vs Mark Richardson -0.4
P12. Eddie Gribben -1 vs Aaron Rolston 0.6
P13. Kenny English -1 vs Joe Bell 5
P14. Trevor Whiteside -0.4 vs Jean McIlroy 6
P15. Wayne Lewis 0.6 vs Barney Hylands 2
P16. Nick McClay 3.8 vs Colin Moore -4
P17. Michael Kane -1.8/1.4 vs Alan Johnston -1
P18. William Irvine 0 vs Gerry McCorry -1.4
Winner P01. vs Winner P02.
Winner P03. vs Winner P04.
Winner P05. vs Winner P06.
Winner P07. vs Winner P08.
Winner P09. vs Winner P10.
Winner P11. vs Winner P12.
Winner P13. vs Winner P14.
Winner P15. vs Winner P16.
Winner P17. vs Winner P18.
Jim Gilchrist 2.6 vs Rodney McIlhinney 3.8
Maryjo McCourt 4.2 vs Paul McAlister 1
Tyler McConnell 0 vs Ellis Martin -3.2
Neil McKelvey -7.2 vs Jonathan Nelson -7
Craig Johnston 6.6 vs Sam Newell -4
Stuart Houston -0.2 vs Sean Davison 2.8
Michael Wilson 0 vs
 William McIlroy -1

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Knockout Cup Prelim results

Knock Out Cup Prelims for 18th October

St Comgalls 8-4 Station Bar
Thatch Rockets 5-8 Freewheelers
Blues 5-8 Ibrox
Q. Stars 8-2 Clonlee

Q. Tips, Five, Q. Club and Lorraine's Flyers will join St Comgalls, Freewheelers, Ibrox and Q. Stars in the draw for the Quarter Finals of the Knockout Cup after tonights Prelims. First through tonight were Q. Stars with a solid performance in an 8-2 win over a gutsy Clonlee side. Q. Stars won the first two sessions 4-1 to progress. St Comgalls joined them after an 8-4 win over Station Bar who after four frames were leading 3-1. But St Comgalls found there form and reeled off seven from the next eight racks to make the last eight of the competition. Ibrox were next, overcoming a never say die effort from the Blues with session scores off 3-2, 3-2 and 2-1. Last but not least Freewheelers staged a remarkable comeback recovering from 0-4 down to oust Thatch Rockets

The Quarter Final draw will be made on Thursday 1st November at the next delegates meeting. Back to League action next week 25th October, fixtures as follows -

Clonlee P-P Blues
Freewheelers V Station Bar
Lorraine's Flyers V Q. Club
Q. Stars V Ibrox
Q. Tips V St Comgalls
Thatch Rockets V Five