Website update – New GPL discussion forums

In an effort to provide a better mechanism for organising KO fixtures between players, we’ve introduced a new feature on the GPL website – discussion forums. It is currently being tested, so any help with this will be appreciated.

The forums are a place to make contact with other players to arrange KO matches, discuss any GPL related issues, or for general discussions among the GPL community.

The forums are now live, you’ll find the ‘Forum’ page on the menu – or you can click here. To use, you’ll need to simply register for an account by visiting the main forum page and choosing ‘Register‘. Once registered, look for the confirmation email in your Inbox (check spam if not received) and click the confirmation link. Your account will then be live.

You are free to create your own topics under each of the four forums (see screenshot below).

When somebody replies to a topic/thread you’ve created, you will be emailed a notification.

The latest posts from the forums will be displayed in a widget on the home page (scroll to the bottom if viewing website on mobile).

Keep it civilized please 🙂

Any problems – contact Malc.


GPL Committee

Update from GPL Committee

Firstly, the Committee hope all of our members, friends and family are safe and well, in these difficult times.

As you know, the League has been suspended, as a result of the restrictions put on us. Even when the pubs and clubs re-open, the League can not resume, until the pubs are able to close again, at 11pm. With a strict 10pm closing, matches would need to start at 6.30pm to ensure 100% the 12 frames are completed. With everyone’s work schedule, this is simply not possible.

Taking this into account, it is the Committee’s opinion that BOTH the re-opening and the 11pm closing WILL NOT happen this year. Therefore, a further review will be made in the first week of January.

We would like to re-iterate the 2019/20 Winter Season will be completed 100%. Unfortunately, we simply do not know when this will be. When the pubs and clubs do re-open, if any Singles KO, or Doubles KO matches wish to be arranged, then please do so. Any match is to be arranged between the parties concerned.

Please keep Malcolm updated of any arranged match/es please, using this form.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well.

GPL Committee

Update from GPL Committee

Good morning all,

Firstly, I hope you and yours are safe and well.

So, we now know that pubs can open on the 4th of July.

Unfortunately, clubs are not 100% certain if they can open on this date.

Even if clubs can/do open on this date, there needs to be a period of assurance before team sports can start again.

Basically, until it is proven that the re-opening has no negative reaction, our governing bodies (EPA/KCPA) will not sanction any team gatherings.

A period of at least 1 month, of observation, is needed to insure the safety of players, staff and the general public.

Therefore, it is not foreseen to re-start the Winter League in July.

With this continually changing scenario, I believe a further update will be made mid-month.

Thank you for your understanding, and rest-assured, no decision will be made that endangers you, or your teams.

Best regards,

GPL Committee

Update on Winter League 2019/20 suspension

Regretably, it seems the pubs and clubs will not be re-opening in the foreseeable future. Therefore, with the information available, we do not see the Winter League resuming in May.

We will review the situation at the end of May. In the meantime, please stay safe and well.

The GPL Committee

Update from the GPL Committee

Firstly, the Committee hopes everyone is safe and well, in these difficult times. This wish also extends to friends and families of our members.


Please see below, an update on decisions made, regarding our various Leagues and competitions :-


  • Winter League 2019/20 – this will be completed, regardless of when we return.
  • Winter League 2019/20 KO competitions (Team, Singles and Doubles KO’s) – these will be completed, regardless of when we return.
  • Champion’s League Singles KO 2019/20 season – there will be no competition for this event, this season.
  • Presentation – this is looking likely to be held in July/August. We are discussing a couple of possibilities to make this a memorable party, celebrating the end of the lockdown, as well as the presentation.
  • Summer League 2020 – to enable the 2020/21 Winter League season to start on time, it is looking more, and more likely, the Summer League 2020 will be cancelled. No final decision has been made on this, due to the “unknowns”, but this is our opinion, with what is known now.
  • Scotch Doubles competition – this will be re-arranged, when the lockdown is lifted. Hopefully, for June or July.


As we all know, the current situation is continually changing, but we hope the above information clarifies the situation for everybody.


Please stay safe and well.


The GPL Committee

Winter League 2019/20 Suspension

From the Gravesham Pool League Committee

As a result of yesterday’s Government directive, the Committee has decided to suspend, with immediate effect, the 2019/20 Winter League.
This covers League matches and all KO matches.

Initially, the suspension is for six weeks until the end of April, at which point, an evaluation of the situation will take place, and further decisions will be made on the Winter League and the 2020 Summer League.

A lot of consideration was given to the thought of how close we are to the end of the season, and if it was possible to finish the season, but realistically we still have up to 4 weeks left, including the finals and the Champion’s League Singles KO. Taking this into account, and the Government restrictions being implemented now, this was not an option.

Please remember this decision has been made with the health and well-being of our players and their family and friends, as the main/only priority.


Gravesham Pool League Committee.

Simon Garrett Invitational KO

Simon Garrett Invitational KO – Saturday 22nd February

With one month to go, we have 27 entries for this comp, which is brilliant!! Last year was the most we had, and that was 17 runners.

The entrants so far are :-

1. Del Tobin

2. Jo Herrington

3. Chri Barrow

4. Mark Burton

5. Graham Runham

6. Paul Daines

7. Luke Coyne

8. Ricky Mannerings

9. Craig Nightingale

10. Levi Daines

11. Mikey Larson

12. Paul Waterman

13. James Page

14. Paul Burton

15. Mark Hendry

16. Ritchie Springhall

17. Jay Arnold

18. Ricky Potter

19. Jude Potter

20. Paul Thomas

21. Craig Robinson

22. Gary Martin

23. Craig Price

24. Ray Bassoo

25. Steve Brennan

26. Damo Coyle – is this the correct spelling?

27. Terry Nightingale






Can we get the last 5 places filled?

Have a chat with your team tonight, and hopefully these places can be filled by tomorrow.

Deadline to enter the comp will be Friday the 14th of February.

Limited to 32 entries.

Deadline for payment will be Saturday the 15th of February.

Entry fee is £20 per person.

Please leave your payment at Spots, or at the Bat, clearly marked with the SGIKO.

If anyone wants to transfer their entry to me, please pm me.

There will be further updates int he next week, or so.

Good luck to all involved!!!

Elephants Head A are withdrawn from league

It is with regret, that we announce Elephants Head A are no longer in the Winter League 2019/20 with immediate effect, due to a no show in last weeks Division 1 match against The Edinburgh Castle A. This decision has been taken inline with rule 15(c) and previous precedence.

All previous matches will become nil & void, all future matches will now be a bye, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The committee never enjoy having to remove a team, however, this rule was brought in to protect the divisions from the impact of a 12-0 walkover for the other team. In this instance also, with one of the biggest squads in the league at 14 registered players, it was felt a team of at least 4, as required in the rules, should always be possible to field.

Thank You

KO matches deadline

The committee have granted a short extension to the previous deadline of 31/12/19, for all outstanding KO fixtures.

The fixtures must now be played by 22:00 on Sunday 5th January 2020.

Any fixtures that have not been played, or have not had a valid result submitted via the website after this time, will progress as a bye.


GPL committee

Rose teams jump ship

With effect from 11th December, both Rose A and Rose B will now be playing from the Gravesend Boat. All home games will be played here.

The teams will remain as Rose A and Rose B for the remainder of the season, as far as the website is concerned.

Please contact the committee if you require further information.

Kind regards,

GPL Committee