The draw has now been made for the Veterans, Mixed Pairs and 3-a-side competitions. Full draws, along with dates and venues for each fixture all the way to the final can be found below.
A replay of last year's final in the prelim round as defending champion Steve Hilditch starts his defence against last year's runner-up and 2015 champion Ian Jaskson.
Elsewhere 2022 Open Individuals champion Roy Wyhatt goes in search of his first MPL Veterans title and faces 2018 champion Dave Sheldon, while 4-time champion Micky Blair plays Andy Lewis in the prelims.
The final is scheduled for Sunday 12th March and will be played at The Weaver.
This competitions returns for the first time since 2019 and see's defending champions Pete and Lesley Eccles take on Brad Madden and Emma Kentworthy-Barton at The Ivy Leaf.
The final will be played at the Sunderland Street Sporting Club on Monday 27th February.
Rick Podmore, Adam Stevens and Ashley Roberts are defending championships for this fiercely contested competition, which see's 22 teams vying to win the title in the first year it's played to International Rules.
The final is set to be played at Silktown Snooker on Tuesday 14th March.
Fixtures Report: Winter 2022/23 Week 14
SSSC E stun league leaders Silktown Snooker A with an 8-3 away win, and not only the first loss of the season for the defending champions, but an end to their unbeaten run of 17 league matches. It looked as if it was going to be business as usual, as Silktown A opened up a 3-1 lead with an 8 ball clearance from Adam Stevens in the 3rd frame. But SSSC E captain Dave Cobey turned the tide with an 8 ball clearance of his own in the 5th frame, and the team never looked back.
Silktown A are still surely favourites for the league title, sitting 33 points ahead of Weaver B in second and a possible 39 points up for grabs in the remaining 3 matches - bonus points notwithstanding. But given the two 8 ball clearances from Matt Furnival and Adam Downing for the Weaver B this week in their 9-2 win over SSSC D, bonus could make all the difference by the end of the season.
The B league title race continues to be fiercely contested with Nags Head A and Silktown Snooker C moving into joint 1st place, as previous leaders Silktown Snooker E fall to 3rd, slipping up with an 8-3 home defeat to bottom of the league Ivy Leaf C.
George & Dragon A moved one step closer to the C League title with a convincing 10-1 win against Puss in Boots B. Meanwhile Silk Trader A drop from 2nd to 3rd with a 6-5 defeat to Silktown Snooker D as Spinners C 6-5 win moves them a point ahead.
International Rules league action takes a break this week, as the concluding fixture of the Super Cup group stage is played out on Wednesday 18th January. Leaders in all groups are still mathematically vulnerable, so won’t be taking anything for granted as they look to secure top spot and progression to the knockout stage.
All other teams will be battle hard on every frame, since 2 spots in the knockout stage are up for grabs for the best two runners up making each point vital.
All change once again in the A League, as a 4-3 home defeat for the Ivy Leaf A at the hands of the Railway View A allowed Flower Pot B C/Rd. to move into top spot with a 5-2 win over Silk Trader B.
Silktown Snooker survived a close call against Plough B as they took them all the way to a 3-3 decider, fortunately merit leader Rick Podmore was able to secure the win for his team and keep them 17 points clear at the top of B League.
Bruce Arms A are looking strong favourites for the C league with yet another win, beating George & Dragon B 4-3 with an 8 ball clearance from Chris Armstrong for a bonus point. A 5-2 defeat for second place Brewers C at the hands of Old Millstone X making the job of catching the leaders all the harder.
In the C League Brewers A are now tied for points at the top of the league alongside Weaver A, the former closing the 2 point gap with a 6-1 win over Flower Pot B H/R. Another league likely to be contested right down to the final match.
pool scene with irene green
My TV themed "Newsround" up of this week.
Sunday Captain's Meeting
Chairman Lee Holmes started his "Manifest" with an update about Craig Williams.
"Hold The Front page" he is at home, using a wheelchair but starting on his road to recovery.
Lee thanked the members for responding to his SOS to raise money for Craig and his family and Louise Williams also sent her thanks with Lee to you all.
Mixed Pairs, Veterans and 3Aside forms must be in by Saturday 14th "Strictly" no
extension as the draws will be done on Sunday.
Must be returned to Olympus Trophies before the end of January. Proposals for the AGM also must be in before the end of this month, in writing with a named seconder and both must be at the AGM in person.
Dates For Your Diaries
AGM will be on Sunday 26th February. Lee requested that every team signing
has at least one team member present.
Pool Presentation will be on Friday 31st of March details TBA.
It was "Happy Days" and a "Bonanza" for the following teams:
Lord Byron B.
Ivy Leaf B.
Well done to "All In The Money".£££!
A League: "Match Of the Day" Leaders Silktown A lost their first league game at home against joint second place the SSSC E! They started well 3-1 up with an ball from Adam Stevens but the Ease then moved into "Top Gear" and won the remaining 7 games with an ball from captain Dave Cobey for an extra point, 3-8!
The Weaver B who were tied in second place also had a fantastic result 9-2 and an extra point for an ball from the "Merlin" Matt Furnival and so I think this League will go to "The Wire" for the top two trophies.
B League: Top two teams Nags A and Silktown C both won 6-5 and Silktown E move down after losing 3-8 to the Ivy Leaf C.
George and Dragon A remain "Top Of The Pops" with an excellent 10-1. The "Happy Valley" Spinners A won 6-5 to stay second. Silk Trader A slip to 3rd after losing 5-6.
Flowerpot B move into first place after winning 5-2 and Ivy Leaf A drop down
after losing 3-4.
B League: Silktown extend their lead winning 4-3. George and Dragon C are second despite losing to another team from the "Happy Valley" Spinners C 3-4.
C League: Bruce A remain top 4-3 win and an ball clearance from Chris Armstrong
Brewers C remain in second place despite losing 2-5 to Old Millstone X.
D League: Leaders Weaver A won 4-3 but are joined by Brewers A after their great 6-1 win.
Saturday 14th: Competition forms to be in.
Sunday 15th: Draws for the Mixed, Vets and 3aside take place.
Wednesday 18th: International League Super Cup round. Next round details TBA.
Thursday 19th: Macc Rules League.
Good luck all and happy potting