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  Information/new event
by: FlyingScotsman, 13-11-2017 04:07 PM (#1)

As most of the reps will know I asked Michael to send out an e mail to everyone asking for the venues and address that each league plays in.

The response has not been great but I have to thank the leagues reps who took out the time to answer back to Michael.

These are ;
Aberdeen
Arbroath
Ayr and Dis
Bannockburn
Borders
Causeway
Central Ayr
Clackmannanshire
Cumbernauld
Doon Valley
Dumfries
Dundee
East Fife
Edinburgh
Forres
Glasgow
Kilmarnock
Kirkcaldy
Livingston
Midlothian
Monklands
Motherwell
Perth
Uddingston.
West Fife.

I am putting my final proposal for this new and I would say biggest pool event ever held in Scotland, even maybe in the UK, to the sponsor this week and would love to have all venues to show him, so I'm asking on here to all the leagues not mentioned above to e mail me a list of their venues/address or even if they cannot do that, to post them on this very page and that will give me more information to show him, how big the SPA really are.

Michael has updated the list now 25 and looking great, anymore leagues like to add their list of pubs and clubs to this?
 
Edited by FlyingScotsman 20-11-2017 11:06 AM
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RE: Information/new event
by: The Saw, 13-11-2017 05:00 PM (#2)

Monklands should be on this list also.

I sent a list of our league venues with addresses to the SPA email address.

I am sure I got an acknowledgement of receipt of this also.
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RE: Information/new event
by: FlyingScotsman, 13-11-2017 05:37 PM (#3)

Checked list again, not there mate, perhaps Michael has missed it, if son can you give me it on here please.
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RE: Information/new event
by: G-Man, 13-11-2017 06:56 PM (#4)

Doon Valley Pool League;
Trysting Thorn Hotel, 40-42 Main Syreet, Coylton KA6 6JW
Toll Bar, Littlemill Road, Drongan KA6 7BP
Eglington Hotel, 50 Main Street, Dalmellington KA6 7QL
Whitehorse Inn, 22 Barbieston Road, Dalrymple KA6 6DZ
Carrick, 17-27 Whitehall, Maybole KA19 7DR
 
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RE: Information/new event
by: scottyj, 13-11-2017 06:57 PM (#5)

Causeway replied on the 30th October to Michael
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RE: Information/new event
by: FCBash, 13-11-2017 06:58 PM (#6)

Apologies folks, I have Causeway and Monklands replies, I've accidentally overlooked these when putting the full list together.

Regards,
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RE: Information/new event
by: FlyingScotsman, 13-11-2017 09:30 PM (#7)

And I need address for all venues.
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RE: Information/new event
by: FlyingScotsman, 13-11-2017 09:32 PM (#8)

Sorry Michael, Causeway is on your list I missed it.
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RE: Information/new event
by: FlyingScotsman, 13-11-2017 09:34 PM (#9)

Just to let everyone know that only the league/players who give me this information will be allowed to play in this event.

Please do not let your players down as they will not like to miss out on this one , I can assure you of that.
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RE: Information/new event
by: Steven K, 13-11-2017 10:13 PM (#10)

Dumfries

Sands Snooker and Pool
Whitesands
Dumfries

Queen of the South Pub
Nith Place
Dumfries

Abbey Inn
Abbey Lane
Dumfries

Fleshers Arms
Loreburn Street
Dumfries

Kinmount Hotel
Main Street
Carrutherstown
Dumfriesshire

Park Hotel
Annan Road
Dumfries

Greens Bar
St Michaels Street
Dumfries
 
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RE: Information/new event
by: scooby, 13-11-2017 10:53 PM (#11)

Glasgow pool league

Pockets paisley 58 stock road pa2

Ballroom ledard road 130 ledard road g42 9ra

Q club Charing Cross 101 St. George's road G3 6ja

Old oak cambuslang 157 calderwood road g73 3su

International bar hampden 467 aikenhead road g42 0pr

McGuires bar barlanark 215 barlanark road g33 4bf

Sportsmans bar rutherglen 73 Glasgow road g73 1lj

Brazen head gorbals 1-3 Cathcart road g42 7be

Harleys sky bar rutherglen 96 Main Street g73 2hz

Ballroom Bellshill 296 Main Street ml4 1ab

Millers bar budill 7 crammond terrace G32 0pe
 
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RE: Information/new event
by: briangar, 13-11-2017 11:07 PM (#12)

Kilmarnock pool league:

The Howard Arms,Kilmarnock.
Pyramid Club, Kilmarnock.
Murray Bar, Kilmarnock.
Brigs Bar, Kilmarnock.
Tristing Thorn, Coylton.
Wellington, Kilmarnock.
Mauchline KSC, Mauchline.
Portmann Hotel, Kilmarnock.
Clansman, Kilmarnock.
Rock Diner and Aces, Kilmarnock.
Braehead, Kilmarnock.
Tartan Sheep, Kilmarnock.
I never received an email but will forward addresses on to Michael tomorrow Ross.

Brian Garrick
 
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RE: Information/new event
by: Grant smith, 13-11-2017 11:34 PM (#13)

West Fife Pool League Venues

Cleikum Inn, Cleikum Crescent Ballingry. Ky58qa

Minto Lounge, Bank Street Lochgelly. Ky59qq

Torleys Bar, High Street Lochgelly. Ky59jp

West End Bar, Main Street Lochgelly. Ky59ag

Railway Tavern, Cardenden Road Cardenden. Ky50pa

Weavers Bar, Katherine Street
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RE: Information/new event
by: billhunter, 14-11-2017 01:47 AM (#14)

The value of having a database of pool venues was appreciated a few years ago.
The process was begun but unfortunately not completed.

An online survey was also carried out at that same time to gain an insight into the make up of SPA affiliated leagues.... to which every league contributed.

If all Scottish pubs/clubs with pool tables were now to be listed (league affiliated or not) that would clearly help demonstrate to potential sponsors how popular the game remains.

Many pubs have of course closed over the past 20 years or so.... and Fife has been no exception.
Even so there are close to 100 pool venues in Fife on this map alone (and more could be added without doubt)....

Fife Pool Venues : https://drive.goo...UUJKW4cH7Q

A comprehensive address list plus a map of all of Scotland's pool venues shouldn't be that hard to put together.
 
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RE: Information/new event
by: billhunter, 14-11-2017 02:07 AM (#15)

Below are the results of an online survey completed by league reps during the 2013-14 league season.

The numbers of pool venues and players has probably increased since then.... not least because of pool halls/clubs with multiple tables which have opened up over the intervening years. And there may be more affiliated leagues these days?

It's surprising that surveys of this kind haven't been carried out and published regularly by the SPA as the benefits of having an understanding of the Association's membership are obvious.

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2014 Survey Results ....

There are in total around 8,500 blackball players registered with leagues of which close to 5,700 play league pool on a weekly basis.

There are almost 750 SPA affiliated league teams in total playing regular blackball pool from the Shetland Isles to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Minimum league team size varies from 4 to 8 players, although more players may of course turn up for a team to play on league nights (often Tuesday evenings).

Throughout Scotland 450 pubs and clubs provide venues for SPA affiliated league pool. Over 700 pool tables are available in total at these venues.

Of 42 pool leagues, 27 said that both singles and doubles matches were played on a league night. The remainder reported playing only singles matches.

From 8 to 16 frames are played during a league match, with the average number being 12 frames. Most leagues play out all scheduled frames in a match.

The average fee that pool teams pay for affiliation to their local league is 60, although this varies from 10 to 160 depending upon league.

To keep its membership informed close to 75% of leagues currently maintain a web presence of some kind and every affiliated league has been allocated a twitter account.

In 2014 there were 42 SPA affiliated pool leagues. This represented a 23% increase in the number of affiliations over the previous year.

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RE: Information/new event
by: FlyingScotsman, 14-11-2017 10:10 AM (#16)

Thank you for this Bill, very helpful.

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RE: Information/new event
by: FlyingScotsman, 14-11-2017 10:10 AM (#17)

Thank you for this Bill, very helpful.

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RE: Information/new event
by: pedro, 14-11-2017 10:28 AM (#18)

Clackmannanshire Pool League

Cairn -183 W Stirling St Alva FK12 5BH
Crown - 77 Stirling St Alva FK12 5ED
Weirs Social Club- 1 Church St Alloa FK10 1DH
Peppes Bar - 12 Mar Place Alloa FK10 2AB
Alva Golf Club - Beauclerc St Alva FK12 5LD
The Inn - Tullibody 23-31 Main St Tullibody FK10 2PY
Fallin Miners Welfare - Main St Fallin FK7 7HY
Bannockburn Miners Welfare - 36 Morrison Dr Bannockburn FK7 0HZ
Oakwood Lounge - Fairfield Rd Sauchie FK10 3DE
Eagle Inn - High St Tillicoultry FK13 6DX
Star Inn - Drysdale St Alloa FK10 1JL

 
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RE: Information/new event
by: AllanONeil, 14-11-2017 02:57 PM (#19)

Cumbernauld Pool league

Red Triangle
4 St. Mungos Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1QP

Burroughs Social club
1 Glencryan Road, Cumbernauld, G67 2UQ

Condorrat Social Club
Condorrat Main Road, Cumbernauld, G67 4BT

Royal British Legion
South Muirhead Rd, Cumbernauld, G67 1AX

Twa Corbies
40 Kilbowie Rd, South Carbrain, Cumbernauld, G67 2PX

Kirkintilloch Miners Club
Saramago St, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow G66 3AA

Weavers Club
30 Airdrie Rd, Condorrat, Cumbernauld, G67 4DN
 
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RE: Information/new event
by: FlyingScotsman, 14-11-2017 03:22 PM (#20)

Thank you all for posting on here or texting me by pm or Facebook, don't worry if you cannot give me the information I am asking, your league will still be involved but not in the ways the other ones who have given me the information will be.
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