THERE will be an earlier start than usual to the new Forfar Pool League season.

Indeed, the opening league fixtures are scheduled to be played on Thursday of next week (August 18).

The matches for week one of the 2011-2012 season are as follows:-

Burns Bar v Strathmore Bar; Cricket Club v Thistle Bar A; Thistle Bar B v Victoria Bar C; Victoria Bar B v Legion; Plough Inn v Victoria Bar A; West End Bar A v West End Bar B.