When we first issued this ranking list it was just for a bit of fun
but so many people are now taking it as the gospel of the Interleague
knockout Cup. A lot of people now use it to guage how good their opponents
are and where they stand in the big picture. There were, and probably still
are, errors in the various lists published over the years but this list
should be the most “error free” list we have published.
One of the main points a lot of people complained about the “real”
ranking points their team had built up over the years not showing because
their team had changed names at some point.
In this new list we have, where known, tried to address this point and
called these teams by their modern name as an example: West Midlands’
Small Heath are a team that has changed names more times than most people
change their cars.
We have gone back over the years and amended all previous incarnations
of the team so if they are called Small Heath. We have then added the points
for Small Heath together to give everyone a better understanding of Small
Heath’s performance over the years.
From this point on however, if you change your team name you will be
treated as a new team and have to build your points up again from scratch.
The reason for doing this is because we want this to be a historical
document as well as a reference for all to read and it’s not factual
if the team name keeps changing. The way it’s been done now wipes
out every trace of the previous team name from the record books which
is unfair on the team name that built up the points.
Make sure you are certain it’s what you want to do when thinking
about changing your team names in future because you will not be able
to bring any points accrued with you (there are exceptions but the rule
will be applied across the board).
After all that has been said above, this listing is just for fun and
is not an "official" English Pool Association ranking list.
It only relates to performances in the interleague championships.
If you know of any errors in the list and can verify it with the relevant
documentation we will amend the list, email your question about this list
We hope you enjoy seeing how well your local Interleague team has done
over the years, (even if their name has changed in the five year period
these rankings apply to) they have been attending the finals.
You should also take into account that all of these teams, even the ones
at the bottom, have been, in their time, one of the top 96 Interleague
teams in England
We use a five year rollover for the Interleague so it's a level playing
field for all teams and the points system will remain. The
changes made mean that this list will be different to the previous ones
issued and of course some teams will find they have dropped down as a
result of losing their previous hard earned points at the same time some
other teams will have jumped up a bit as a result of having their points
merged. We hope you enjoy it takes a lot of work to compile it.