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The South London & Kent Pool Alliance (or SLKPA) is an English 8 ball pool league for teams in the SE London and NW Kent area of 5 or more members. The league was formed in 2005 and is contested on Thursday evenings and matches consist of 15 frames of "World Rules" pool, commencing at 8pm. Our league caters for pool players of all standards/creeds/ages/sexes and has multi divisions. In addition to the main league the SLKPA also operate a reserve/experimental league for teams of 3 or more players who are new to "World Rules" or just wish to sample the SLKPA without committing to a whole season. The SLKPA is affiliated to Greater London County Pool Association, which is under the umbrella of the English Pool Association. We have singles and pairs competitions regularly, Interleague teams, as well as a host of other facilities to help you enjoy your pool, and all these are available to our registered players. The process of managing a team in the SLKPA is simplified, where all administration can be attended to remotely, negating the need to attend endless league meetings. Should you wish to meet us, the League Committee convene usually on the first Sunday of each month 7pm at Bellegrove Social Club, Welling, Kent. DA16 3QD. Our aim is to remain as the number one pool league in this area, and our motto is "a pool league for pool players first and foremost."

The SLKPA is still experiencing a temporarily close down due to the coronavirus. All current competitions are suspended but the League intend to play these out to a conclusion at the earliest possible date.
The SE of England is now in the toughest legislation concerning the virus. Competitive team pool can only recommence once areas fall into Tier 1 restrictions. So it seems the earliest we’ll return to anything resembling normality pool wise is sometime in the new year.  At present it’s still the League’s intention to stage a full winter season, even at the expense of Summer 2021 season, unless pool isn't resumed until the summer months. In which case the League will re-evaluate  when more information becomes available.
All other previous League statements remain valid and further announcements on these topics will be made at the appropriate times.
The Triple 3 Series
The Triple 3 Series is suspended until the current Covid-19 restrictions ease. Once the do they it will start immediately. It’s likely that the Government will step down the restrictions in tiers, implying that Tier 1 will come into effect before restrictions are withdrawn altogether. Meaning that the Triple 3 Series could start before the resumption of proper league 5 a side team pool. The Triple 3 Series is designed to allow the return of small sided team pool in a competitive environment under the SLKPA umbrella, whilst Covid-19 restrictions remain in place. First and foremost there are very few restrictions with the intention that teams/players just enjoy playing pool in a sporting environment whereby the result is secondary to the participation which is everything. Team squads can involve as many players as applicable, but only 3 players should attend any one match, adhering to the current safety guidelines. Existing SLKPA teams that have large squads are free to separate into two or more teams if desired. Players and teams from other leagues etc are encouraged to participate to sample the SLKPA pool. The only remit is the venue needs to be in the current SLKPA catchment area. Click on this link for full details and how to pay. Team entry payments (£10) are being taken now.  

Contact the League for all enquiries
Paul Gafa' 07443 456662

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