The Leyland Pool League was originally founded in 1996 by the late Mick Sharples (1967-2009), and played on Mondays to the World 8 Ball Pool rules, with many teams of players from the Leyland area competing for trophies.
In 2013 the League changed format to a Thursday night Singles league competition, to give players more frames to play each match night: five as opposed to the one/two used in the team leagues. Soon after in 2014, the playing rules were modernised to follow World Pool-Billiard Association's Blackball Rules, and frames per match increased to six.
Each match is played consisting of six frames, with three four matches taking place at each venue-table, every Thursday evening.
Players entering the League pay an entry fee of £20 per season, with trophies and cash prizes awarded to the top three players in each division.