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Singles and Doubles K/o Details


All matches will be held at a neutral venue and will be played down to one winner (unless stated). This will eventually lead to separate Finals Nights for Singles and Doubles.

As well as trophies for the Knockouts there will be cash prizes donated by Keith Hill Bookmakers as follows:

CASH PRIZES
SINGLES DOUBLES
WINNER - 100 WINNERS - 40 EACH
RUNNERS-UP - 50 RUNNERS-UP - 20 EACH
SEMI-FINALISTS - 10 BET SEMI-FINALIST - 10 BET EACH

This competition also carries ranking points towards the new ranking system. Details of how this works will follow when the draw is made.

2005 Singles Knockout


LAST 16 QUARTERS SEMI FINALS FINAL
MARK BAILEY 2 MARK BAILEY 2 MARK BAILEY  3  MARK BAILEY
WINNER

100
  4  
STEVE FINNEY 1
PAUL SHEPHERD 1 KEV CONNOR 0
KEV CONNOR 2
GAVIN DAVIES 2 GAVIN DAVIES 1 DAVE BARKER
FREE 10 BET
1
DUNCAN SNDLAND 0
BEN EDGE O DAVE BARKER 2
DAVE BARKER W
JOHN DANIELS 2 JOHN DANIELS 2 JOHN DANIELS
FREE 10 BET
0 JOHN GROBNIK
RUNNER UP
50
3
DAZ WATERS 1
ANDY PALIN 1 DAVE BARLOW 0
DAVE BARLOW 2
DAVE ASHTON 2 DAVE ASHTON 0 JOHN GROBNIK 3
GILES EASTWOOD 0
DAVE WHITFIELD 1 JOHN GROBNIK 2
JOHN GROBNIK 2

Mark Bailey is the new Keith Hill Sunday Pool Singles Champion for the fifth time in his career. He saw off the challenge of John Grobnik coming back from 3-0 down to win 4-3 in a pulsating final watched by a sizeable crowd at the Crooked Cue. Grobnik earlier on in the match looked in complete control as he cleared up after Bailey made some uncharacteristic misses. Just as it looked as though Grobnik had won it Bailey got a chance to clear but he left himself a tricky black that he managed to double to make it 3-1. Grobnik however still looked in control but a missed opportunity on the black let Bailey in and so the score was 3-2. Same story in the 6th frame as Grobnik failed again to take his chance. Bailey levelled and so it went to the decider when both players waited for their opportunity and then Bailey got his chance and took it to the delight of his own supporters. A truly great final, but such a shame that there has to be a runner up. Shortly afterwards Mark Bailey announced that he would donate his winnings of 100 to a local school to go towards a new computer.
In the earlier rounds there were some good performances as Kev Connor won a close fought match 2-1 against Paul Shepherd and Dave Barlow beat Andy Palin also 2-1. John Daniels had a tough encounter against Daz Waters but came out a 2-1 victor. Mark Bailey started with a 2-1 win over stalwart Steve Finney while John Grobnik started his run with a closely fought 2-1 win over Dave Whitfield. Gavin Davies and Dave Ashton both won 2-0 against Duncan Sunderland and Giles Eastwood respectively. In the quarters, 3 matches ended in 2-0 victories for Bailey, Daniels and Grobnik. The closest match was between Davies and Dave Barker and after some excellent exchanges of pool it was Barker who claimed a 2-1 success to reach his second semi appearance. Daniels also made his second semi appearance but unfortunately came up against an in-form Grobnik who stormed to a 3-0 win and so reached the Final. In the other semi, Barker and Bailey fought out an even contest with some excellent potting on show, but it was Bailey who sunk the deciding black for a 3-1 victory to reach the final.

Player League Ranking points are awarded to players who progress through each round as indicated below.

ROUND STAGE FRAMES RANKING POINTS
LAST 16 BEST OF 3 FRAMES 6 points to Winners
QUARTER FINAL BEST OF 3 FRAMES 8 points to Winners
SEMI FINAL BEST OF 5 FRAMES* 10 points to Winners
FINAL BEST OF 7 FRAMES* 15 points to Winner

*Frames might change depending on time left.


1ST ROUND RESULTS
Numbers in brackets are the ranking points to be gained by the opposing player.

Venue; NAGS HEAD
Match 1 D. Cammack (Bird X)(4)
G. Eastwood (Bird A)(6)
w/o
2-0
W. Sunderland (Hop Pole C)(6)
D. Cammack
Venue; METROPOLITAN BAR
Match 2 A. Lilburne (C Cue)(6)
S. Finney
(Bird A)(6)
2-0
2-0
T. Teece (Hop Pole)(6)
A. Lilburne
Venue; BUSHES
Match 3 S. Nixon (Bird X)(4)
D. Arrowsmith (C Cue B)(6)
1-2
0-2
D. Barker (C Cue)(6)
D. Barker
Venue; RICKERSCOTE ARMS Table One
Match 4 M. Ferguson (Bushes B)(6)
J. Daniels (Bird A)(6)
2-0
2-0
W. Edge (Wagon)(4)
M. Ferguson
Venue; RICKERSCOTE ARMS Table Two
Match 5 D. Richardson (C Cue B)(6)
B. Edge
(Wagon)(4)
w/o
2-1
S. Trow (C Cue X)(6)
S. Trow
Venue; STAFFORDSHIRE BULL
Match 6 D. Whitfield (C Cue)(6)
M. Lynch (Bird X)(4)
2-0
1-2
A. Bent (Hop Pole)(6)
D. Whitfield
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table One
Match 7 D. Sunderland (Hop Pole C)(6)
K. Brown (Hop Pole)(6)
2-0
1-2
J. Mackereth (Wagon)(4)
D. Sunderland
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table Two
Match 8 S. Davies (Bushes B)(6)
M. Bailey
(Hop Pole)(6)
2-0
2-0
C. Maslin (Bird A)(6)
S. Davies
Venue; THE ISLAND
Match 9 S. Baker (Fox & Hounds)(4)
M. Priestley (C Cue)(6)
0-2
1-2
G. Davies (Bird X)(4)
G. Davies
Venue; ALBION
Match 10 M. Addison (C Cue X)(6)
A. Rawlinson (Hop Pole)(6)
0-2
0-2
D. Barlow (Fox & Hounds)(4)
D. Barlow
Venue; LUCKPENNY
Match 11 M. Barker (C Cue)(6)
P. Shepherd
(Bushes B)(6)
1-2
2-0
M. Turner (Albion B)(2)
M. Turner
Venue; BIRD IN HAND
Match 12 L. Simpson (Staffs Bull)(4)
J. Holmes (Bushes B)(6)
1-2
w/o
D. Ashton (Rickerscote)(6)
D. Ashton
Venue; JOINERS ARMS
Match 13 S. Key (Bushes B)(6)
P. Dustan (Bushes A)(6)
1-2
0-2
D. Waters (C Cue X)(6)
D. Waters
Venue; NEW VICTORIA
Match 14 A. Pearley (Joiners Arms)(2)
K. Connor (Albion)(2)
0-2
2-0
T. McGann (Hop Pole)(6)
K. Connor
Venue; THREE TUNS
Match 15 A. Palin (Rickerscote)(6)
G. Baker (Fox & Hounds)(4)
2-0
0-2
D. Baker (Fox & Hounds)(4)
A. Palin
Venue; HOP POLE
Match 16 L. Terry (Rickerscote)(6)
J. Grobnik (C Cue X)(6)
J. Grobnik
1-2
2-0
2-0
L. Whitehouse (Bird X)(4)
S. Draper (Rickerscote)(6)
L. Whitehouse

2005 Doubles Knockout


QUARTERS SEMI FINALS FINAL
GAV DAVIES
LEE WHITEHOUSE
2 GAV DAVIES
LEE WHITEHOUSE
 2  GAV DAVIES
LEE WHITEHOUSE
WINNERS

40 EACH
  3  
LEE CORDALL
PAUL SHEPHERD
0
JAMES HOLMES
SIMON KEY
1 ANDY BENT
ANDY RAWLINSON
FREE 10 BET
0
ANDY BENT
ANDY RAWLINSON
2
TIM MCGANN
KEV BROWN
2 TIM MCGANN
KEV BROWN
FREE 10 BET
1 WILL EDGE
SPENCER TROW
RUNNERS UP
20 EACH
1
DAVE BARKER
MIKE BARKER
1
STEVE JOHNSON
G BAKER
0 WILL EDGE
SPENCER TROW
2
WILL EDGE
SPENCER TROW
2

The Doubles Finals night was held at the Crooked Cue and it proved to be a night of shocks and entertaining pool play. Lee Whitehouse and Gavin Davies are the new Doubles Champions of Keith Hill Stafford Sunday Pool League.
The Bird in Hand X pairing beat the experienced pair of Spencer Trow (Crooked Cue X) and Will Edge (British Legion) in a pulsating final. The latter pulled off a big shock in the Semis, inflicting a first defeat in almost 4 years on 3 times winners Tim McGann and Kev Brown. Whitehouse and Davies also beat an experienced pairing of Andy Bent and Andy Rawlinson in a close encounter 2-1.
The Final saw Whitehouse go for the clearance off the break in the first frame but fell short and this enabled Trow and Edge to claw themselves back in the game with some tactical play. Trow then took his chance to make it 1-0. In the second frame, things got very tactical and Whitehouse / Davies knew it was important not to fall further behind. After some tactical exchanges it was left to Whitehouse, who saw his chance and cleared up to make it 1-1.
The momentum was back in Davies / Whitehouse favour and it gave them the licence to play attacking pool and again they had another chance and they duly took it to make it 2-1. Trow / Edge had to stop them and after waiting for their chance they nearly clawed it back but let Davies in. He was under pressure with some difficult shots to play but with the winning post only a few shots away he took it and left himself a black into the middle. He stroked it in and with delight and raising the cue in the air Dennis Taylor style, it was confirmed that himself Gavin Davies and Lee Whitehouse were doubles champions for the first time.


2ND ROUND RESULTS

Venue; CROOKED CUE Table ONE
Match 1 K. Brown & T. McGann
(Hop Pole)
2-1 J. Daniels & S. Finney
(Bird in Hand)
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table ONE
Match 2 G. Davies & L. Whitehouse
(Bird in Hand X)
2-0 G. Eastwood & D. Richardson
(Crooked Cue B)
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table TWO
Match 3 D. Arrowsmith & A. Lilburne
(Bushes B / Crooked Cue)
0-2 A. Rawlinson & A. Bent
(Hop Pole)
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table TWO
Match 4 D. Barker & M. Barker
(Crooked Cue)
2-0 J. Grobnik & D. Waters
(Crooked Cue X)
Venue; HOP POLE
Match 5 J. Lainton & M. Bryant
(Rickerscote Arms A)
1-2 P. Shepherd & L. Cordall
(Bushes B / Crooked Cue X)
Venue; HOP POLE
Match 6 M. Turner & K. Connor
(Crooked Cue C)
w/o G. Baker & S. Johnson
(Fox & Hounds)
Venue; BUSHES
Match 7 W. Edge & S. Trow
(Wagon / Crooked Cue X)
2-1 S. Lowndes & S. Hughes
(Shrewsbury Arms)
Venue; BUSHES
Match 8 M. Ferguson & K. Daly
(Hop Pole C / Bushes B)
1-2 J. Holmes & S. Key
(Bushes B / Bushes A)

 

1ST ROUND DRAW

Venue; RICKERSCOTE ARMS Table One
Match 1 *L. Simpson & P. Steele
(Staffs Bull)
v J. Holmes & S. Key
(Bushes B)
Venue; RICKERSCOTE ARMS Table One
Match 2 A. Anslow & S. Duckenfield
(Joiners Arms)
v M. Turner & K. Connor
(Albion)
Venue; BIRD IN HAND
Match 3 *D. Whitfield & M. Priestley
(Crooked Cue)
v A. Rawlinson & A. Bent
(Hop Pole)
Venue; BIRD IN HAND
Match 4 S. Nixon & D. Cammack
(Bird in Hand X)
v G. Davies & L. Whitehouse
(Bird in Hand X)
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table One
Match 5 A. Palin & D. Ashton
(Rickerscote Arms)
v K. Daly & M. Ferguson
(Hop Pole C/Bushes B)
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table One
Match 6 *D. Baker & D. Barlow
(Fox & Hounds)
v J. Daniels & S. Finney
(Bird in Hand A)
Venue; HOP POLE
Match 7 A. Lilburne & D. Arrowsmith
(Crooked Cue/Bushes B)
v J. McClintock & P. Dustan
(Bushes A)
Venue; HOP POLE
Match 8 M. Barker & *D. Barker
(Crooked Cue)
v L. Terry & S. Draper
(Rickerscote Arms)
Venue; BUSHES
Match 9 J. Grobnik & M. Addison
(Crooked Cue X)
v M. Bailey & T. Teece
(Hop Pole)
Venue; BUSHES
Match 10 J. Garside & A. Pearley
(Joiners Arms)
v *K. Brown & T. McGann
(Hop Pole)
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table Two
Match 11 D. Sunderland & W. Sunderland
(Hop Pole C)
v S. Lowndes & S. Hughes
(Shrewsbury Arms)
Venue; CROOKED CUE Table Two
Match 12 *S. Davies & P. Shepherd
(Bushes B)
v N. Haden & A. Haycock
(Wagon & Horses/Bear & Pheasant)
Venue; N/A
Match 13 W. Edge & S.Trow
(Wagon & Horses/Crooked Cue X)
v BYE
Venue; N/A
Match 14 J. Lainton & M. Bryant
(Rickerscote Arms A)
v BYE
Venue; N/A
Match 15 G. Eastwood & D. Richardson
(Bird in Hand A/Crooked Cue B)
v BYE
Venue; N/A
Match 16 G. Baker & S. Johnson
(Fox & Hounds)
v BYE

PLAYERS ARE REMINDED THAT VENUES ARE NOT TO BE CHANGED. ANY BREACH OF THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. COMMITTEES DECISION IS FINAL.

2005-6 Stan Bent Team Ko


Stan Bent Knockout Final

Venue: CROOKED CUE
HOP POLE 3 - 1 THREE TUNS

League Champions the Hop Pole achieved the double after a 3-1 success over second division Three Tuns. The match was being played at the Crooked Cue and a good size crowd saw an entertaining match.

First on was Kev Brown (Hop Pole) who was up against captain Ian Thomas (3 Tuns). It was Thomas who put the pressure on as he went for his pots. However Brown played a snooker and Thomas wasn’t successful in his escape attempt. He let Brown in and he looked likely to clear but fell short with his position and then both players started to get tight on their shots but it was the cool head of Thomas who took his chance and gave the 3 Tuns an unexpected 1-0 lead.

The second game saw Andy Rawlinson (Hop Pole) pitted against Mark Davis (3 Tuns). It was Rawlinson who had the better start as he did his best to retrieve the situation. Davis tried his utmost to gain the initiative but Rawlinson was in control and he cleared the table with minimum fuss and so levelled the scores 1-1.

In the third game Mick Addison (Hop Pole) was drawn against Paul Johnson (3 Tuns). This match proved to be a tight tussle as both players looked nervous, Addison played a couple of loose shots and let Johnson in but after bringing out the awkward balls, he then snookered himself and let Addison in. Amazingly Addison missed his pot and went in-off and so gave Johnson a great chance, but he again fell short and so it was left to Addison who for the third time of asking, cleared up his remaining balls and made it 2-1.

In the fourth match Mark Bailey (Hop Pole) was drawn against Dennis Kitchen (3 Tuns). This game was similar to the previous one as both players struggled to find any sort of rhythm. Kitchen was given an opportunity to level the match after Bailey went in-off. After negotiating the first few balls he was in ideal position to finish it but surprisingly missed a relatively straightforward pot. This put Bailey in and he again fell short on the black and so Kitchen had another chance. But unfortunately he again failed to capitalise and let Bailey back in with another chance but he over-cut his shot. Luckily, he left Kitchen a difficult cut into the corner. He missed, and this time Bailey made sure to finish with a 3-1 scoreline and Hop Pole became the Stan Bent Team Knockout Winners.


Subsidiary Team Knockout Final

Venue: HOP POLE
RICKERSCOTE ARMS A 3 - 1 CROOKED CUE A

The Rickerscote A from the 1st division won the Subsidary Knockout after overcoming 2nd division runners-up Crooked Cue A. Wins for Mark Sheerin, John Lainton and Mick Bryant secured the Shield. Crooked Cue A’s sole reply came from Robbie Jenkinson.


Stan Bent Knockout Semi Finals

Venue: HOP POLE
CROOKED CUE K 2 - 3 THREE TUNS

Venue: CROOKED CUE
BIRD IN HAND 1 - 3 HOP POLE

 


Subsidiary Team Knockout Semi Finals

Venue: CROOKED CUE
STAFFS BULL A 0 - 3 RICKERSCOTE ARMS A

Venue: THE BUSHES
RIFLEMAN 1 - 3 CROOKED CUE A

 


Stan Bent Knockout Quarter Finals

THREE TUNS 3 - 1 HOP POLE C
CROOKED CUE K 3 - 2 JOINERS ARMS
RICKERSCOTE ARMS 1 - 3 HOP POLE
BUSHES B 1 - 3 BIRD IN HAND

Holders, the Bird, negotiated a tough away match at the Bushes B and came out 3-1 victors - John Daniels, Steve Finney and Paul Butcher all won. 1st division leaders Hop Pole had to travel to the Rickerscote but also ran out 3-1 winners with Tim Teece, Mark Bailey and Kev Brown all winning. The Three Tuns from the 2nd division caused an upset as they beat the Hop Pole C 3-1 - Dennis Kitchen, Ian Thomas and Paul Johnson were the victors. Last season's runners-up, the Crooked Cue K, progressed to the semi-finals after seeing off the challenge of the Joiners. The match went to the doubles and it was the earlier singles winners - Gav Davies and Giles Eastwood - who were victorious.


Subsidiary Team Knockout Quarter Finals

STAFFS BULL A 3 - 1 RICKERSCOTE ARMS B
OXLEATHERS 2 - 3 RICKERSCOTE ARMS A
RIFLEMAN 3 - 0 BEAR & PHEASANT
SHREWSBURY ARMS 2 - 3 CROOKED CUE A

 

Stan Bent Knockout Round Two

HOP POLE C 3-2 CROOKED CUE
FOX & HOUNDS 1-3 HOP POLE
CROOKED CUE K 3-0 RICKERSCOTE ARMS B
BIRD IN HAND 3-1 NEW VICTORIA
CROOKED CUE C 1-3 THREE TUNS
THE ISLAND 2-3 THE JOINERS ARMS
RICKERSCOTE ARMS 3-0 BUSHES A
BUSHES B 3-2 SHREWSBURY ARMS

There were no great shocks in the Stan Bent Team k/o as all first division teams went through. The only surprise was that high flying Crooked Cue came unstuck at the Hop Pole C losing 3-2. The Pole C have had some indifferent league form of late but wins by Kev Daly and Duncan Sunderland saw them go through. Holders the Bird progressed, beating the New Vic 3-1, as did last years runners up the Crooked Cue K who saw off the Rickerscote B winning 3-0. The Rickerscote beat the Bushes A 3-0 to book their place in the next round - Shaun Draper, Dave Ashton and Lee Terry all won. The Island lost out in a close match 3-2 to the Joiners - Steve Duchan, Andy Pearley and John garside all won. There was an identical score at the Bushes B as they overcame a rugged Shrewsbury Arms running out 3-2 winners. The Hop Pole faced a tough trip to the Fox and Hounds but came through 3-1 victors. There was a good win for the Three Tuns who triumphed 3-1 at the Crooked Cue C.

 

Subsidiary Knockout Round One

STAFFS BULL A 3-1 STAFFS BULL B
ROSE & CROWN 1-3 RICKERSCOTE ARMS A
OXLEATHERS 3-2 MORRISMAN
FORESTER 1-3 BEAR & PHEASANT
LUCKPENNY WAND. 0-3 CROOKED CUE A
RIFLEMAN 3-0 HIGHFIELDS CLUB

There were a couple shocks in the subsidiary k/o as 2nd division leaders Crooked Cue A won 3-0 at 1st division Luckpenny with Robbie Jenkinson, Nick Haden and Will Edge all winning. 3rd division leaders Rifleman gained an excellent 3-0 win over 2nd division Highfields- Mark Hollowood, Warren Bradbury and James Devlin led the way. The Bear and Pheasant picked up a useful 3-1 win at the Forester as did the Staffs Bull A who gained a similar score against their B side. The Rickerscote A progressed with a 3-1 victory at the Rose and Crown and the Oxleathers won a tight tussle with their 3rd division rivals the Morrisman winning 3-2.

 

Stan Bent Team Knockout Round One

CROOKED CUE 3-0 BEAR & PHEASANT
BUSHES A 3-2 MORRISMAN
NEW VICTORIA 3-1 STAFFS BULL B
HOP POLE C 3-0 ROSE & CROWN
STAFFS BULL A 0-3 FOX & HOUNDS
RIFLEMAN 1-3 THREE TUNS
THE ISLAND 3-1 RICKERSCOTE ARMS A
HIGHFIELDS CLUB 1-3 CROOKED CUE C
OXLEATHERS 0-3 HOP POLE
CROOKED CUE K 3-2 LUCKPENNY WAND.
RICKERSCOTE ARMS 3-2 CROOKED CUE A
JOINERS ARMS 3-0 FORESTER

The following teams receive a bye into the next round:

SHREWSBURY ARMS
BIRD IN HAND
BUSHES B
RICKERSCOTE ARMS B


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