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Hello and welcome to the Premier Pool League covering the whole of Gosport and Fareham, we are The Alternate Thursday Pool League.

We set up this league so teams in Gosport and Fareham could continue to play pool using the old pub rules as an alternative to the 'World 8 Ball Federation Rules'.

We launched in Summer of 2011 and from humble beginnings we have grown into the biggest league in the Gosport and Fareham area. We started our first season with twenty-four teams playing in three divisions and we included Team Cup and Plate competitions. We have just finished our seventh Winter Season with fifty-eight teams playing in Six divisions and in excess of five hundred and fifty players. In this Summer Season we have a Cup, Plate and two groups of Doubles.

Our league’s philosophy is and will always be that the players, through their Captains make the decisions. All changes to the rules and how the league is run are voted on by the Captains, the Committee are there only to administer the League. Any questions or queries about this league should be put to any member of the Committee, see 'League Contacts'. For the latest news and information on what’s happening please visit the 'News' section and check out the league newsletter. Also on the site you will have access to up to date league tables and fixtures. The 'Documents' section has downloadable League Tables; Fixture Lists, Results Sheet and the Team Registration Form.

The Summer League begins on Thursday 12th April with the first round of the CUP/Plate competition (start time is 8;30pm), and will run for 23 weeks including a Cup, a Plate and two Doubles competitions.

Any teams wanting to join the Winter 2018 League must email Karl with the proposed teams details. Please note all new applications may be voted on by the league (The Team Captains). If accepted will join the league at the beginning of the next season. The Summer season will start on 12/04/2018

We are always on the lookout for sponsorship and would welcome help for the league, a division or an individual team. If there are any companies out there who feel they may be of help in any way, please contact us.

Finally, I hope we have inspired you to get your mates together and form a team to play out of your local Pub or Club and come and join us for a cracking night out. Pubs and Clubs who want to advertise for a team or players just contact Karl and we will publish you details on the website, we can also supply posters and flyers for your establishment if required.

Thanks for showing an interest in our league and our website.

Karl Willis (Chairman)

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League Apparel

Click Here to view/download the league catalogue

Auld Handmade Cues

For cue repairs and handmade cues please visit Keith over at 'Auld Handmade Cues'

TEL: Keith Auld on 07771 622220

Social Media

The Alternate Thursday Pool League now has a facebook page. Please Click Here and join our growing community of players and supporters.

Dransfield Novelty Company Ltd

A big thankyou to our friends at 'Dransfields Ltd' for helping with pool tables for our finals.

TEL: Nigel Harmes on 07720 559626

Fund Raising

The Stoke Snooker Club's 'Stoke Grumpy Old Men' and 'Stoke Pros' have been raising money for the 'Solent Diabetes Association'. They have so far raised: £296.29

Cue and Case

For off the shelf cues and cases please visit 'Cue and Case'

TEL: Rob Pearce 0333 4441 478


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TEL: 0132 9828 881
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I owe all a quick apology, I have been so busy at work and I have neglected to post a notice of bereavement. So sorry to Jeff Reed and the family of Duncan.

"Duncan Appleby, Vice Captain of ‘The New Inn 'A' Team’ has sadly passed away after being involved in a road traffic accident....a great guy, team player, personal friend and a family man. He leaves a partner, was a father to two children and step father to two more. He'll be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him." - Jeff Reed (Captain of the New Inn 'A' Team)

On behalf of the whole league I would like to send his family and friends our heartfelt condolences at this very sad time.

Karl Willis

Newsletter No 118

Hi All,

Just a quick one if you follow the link it will take you to a blog of the presentation night, put together by our DJ Neil Stock of Express Fm if you get a couple of minutes check it out.



Newsletter No 117

Hi All,

Sorry first off I must apologize I miscounted we have fifty three teams not fifty two so there will be four divisions of eight (one to Four) and three of seven (five to seven).

The divisions have been worked out and are now on the website. There are some new teams, these are:

  • The Seahorse these guys have joined us from the Wednesday league.
  • The Mayfair Pocket Rockets who are a group of snooker players who have come over from the dark side.
  • The Hill Park Memorial Working Men’s Club have returned with a new team after being absent for what seems an age.
  • The Jolly Miller have also returned after not playing last summer.
  • WPM has brought in a second team.
  • The New Inn has brought in a second team.
  • The Foresters are joining us for what is their first summer season.
  • The Vine who have returned with a new team.
  • GPA have a new team GPA Chalk is Cheap (don’t ask I didn’t).

David has also taken on HEDCA playing now as the GPA Elite and the Middlecroft A playing as the GPA Masters. On that point other teams have changed names and in some cases venues so please check before travelling.

Next up are the rule amendments discussed at the Captains Meeting held at the Searle’s Club on the 24th of March. These rules will come in to force from the start of the Summer Season 14/04/2016.

League Rules:

  • This concerns rule 1. All teams may now include as many Interleague players as they want in their team. They can still only have two county players the only change here is that it does not include county youth players. We will be monitoring this for the summer to see how it goes.
  • This concerns rules 5, 18 and 30. All matches that can’t be played for whatever reason must be forfeited including Cup and Plate matches. In the first round of the Cup/Plate (the Spilt) if you don’t show you will be eliminated from both and take no further part in the knockouts.
  • 3 This is a new rule. All Singles and Doubles matches must be played on or before the date published. These matches cannot be rearranged after the published date for that round. Tony and I will attempt to do the draw the weekend following the date published. If a new date for the match can’t be reached the Team/Player wanting to rearrange must forfeit and the opposing player will win by default.
  • 4 This isn’t a rule as such but from now on the singles and doubles quarters and semis will be best of five frames and the final of the singles will be best of seven frames (the final of the doubles will remain at five frames due to time restrictions). Due to time restrictions and lack of suitably sized venues we will be having two finals nights. The first will have the Semi’s and Finals of the Doubles and Singles and the second will be the Finals of the Cup and Plate and the presentation of ALL trophies.

The new season starts on the 14th of April with the Cup and Plate split round. As usual, the Winners go into the Cup competition and the Runners-up go in to the Plate competition. As mentioned earlier, if you fail to show up for the draw (in the hope of just playing in the Plate think again) you will be eliminated from both competitions.

You may have already noticed but the new website is up and running so a big thank you to Robert who has excelled himself with this site. The website address is still the same:- thealternatethurdaypool.co.uk There are still things that need up dating and probably little tweaks that may have to happen if you think of anything we need to add or adjust please let us know.

Finally don’t forget this Thursday is the Finals and Presentation night being held at the Hill Park Memorial Working Men’s Club doors open at 19.00 matches start at 20.00. In addition we will be running a speed ball competition and Raffling off a £200.00 Peradon Saturn ¾ pool cue with runners up prises of various bottles of sprits.

See you there!

Newsletter No 116

Hi All,

Well times up the book is closed, the league has 52 teams for the 2016 Summer Season. There will be 3 divisions of 8 (1-3) and four divisions of 7 (4-7). Could any team that have not yet paid please contact me to arrange payment or meet me in the Solent Social Club on Thursday the 31st, I’ll be there from 18.00. If any team still owes for deposits or doubles again could you bring it along on Thursday.


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Below is the current list of files/forms available for download. Everything is in Word and PDF format.

MS Word Versions:

Adobe PDF Versions:

If you need to download or print a copy of any of the fixture lists or league tables then head over to the relevant section to view - print/download the .pdf document that you want.

If you wish to fill in your Registration Form and Results Sheet on your PC (before signing and handing them in) and you don't have MS Word installed then you could use Googles online application 'Google Docs' to fill in the form. Its very simple to use and you can find Google Docs here.


The league 'Archives' are where you will find all the fixtures, results and tables showing the final standings from previous seasons.
To download documents please 'right click' on the link and select 'Save Link As'.

League and Cup final standings:

Fixtures and Results Final Standings Cups
2011 Summer download/view download/view -
2011 Winter download/view download/view download/view
2012 Summer download/view download/view -
2013 summer download/view download/view -
2013 Winter download/view download/view -
2014 Summer download/view download/view -
2014 Winter download/view download/view -
2015 Summer download/view download/view -
2015 Winter download/view download/view -
2016 Summer download/view download/view -
2016 Winter download/view download/view -
2017 Summer download/view download/view -
2017 Winter download/view download/view -


2011 Newsletters download/view
2012 Newsletters download/view
2013 Newsletters download/view
2014 Newsletters download/view
2015 Newsletters download/view


Finance Report download/view

Team Contacts

Below is a list of all the contact details for all the leagues teams:

All documents are in PDF format and will open in a new tab when clicked. To save right click and select 'save as'.

Get in touch

Committee contact details:
Karl Willis
Tel: 07771873348
Dean Winter
Tel: 07879612088
Tony McConville
Tel: 07540223719
Steve Winmill
Tel: 07527834584
Steve Murphy
Tel: 07814749715
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