|Last 32||28th September 2014||8.00pm||3|
|Last 16||28th September 2014||8.00pm||3|
|Quarter Finals||12th October 2014||8.00pm||3|
|Semi Finals||12th October 2014||8.30pm||5|
|Final||12th October 2014||9.30pm||5|
Venue - Kennys Sportsbar on Sunday 12th October 2014
Congratulations to both Dave & Mike Barker (Perkins Cue) on defending their Doubles crown after a 3-2 win in the final against Chris Nolan & Kev Genner (Perkins Z) who pushed the twins all the way. In a match reduced to best of five frames due to a late start to the final, it was the Barkers who took the first frame with little incident. Then Nolan & Genner then settled down and took out the next 2 frames with some fine clearances. The remainder of the match saw some tactical play with both doubles showing caution and waiting for their opportunities. As it progressed, it was the Barkers who gradually took their chances to secure their 2nd doubles title together. It was Dave Barker's 4th doubles title (with Martin Priestley in 1998/99 & Dave Whitfield in 2007/08. It was also Mike Barker's 3rd title (along with Chris Hanlon in 2008/09).
Other notable performances in the Quarter Finals saw Pete Sandhar & Ben Crossley (Metro Bar) pull off a fine 2-1 win over Martin Priestley & Dave Whitfield (Perkins Cue). The Barkers ran out 2-0 winners over Lynda Simpson & Pippa Steele (Luckpenny), Kev & Aaron Lewis (Hop Pole B) won the all Hop Pole battle against Mark Shaw & Jonathon Lowe (Hop Pole E). Genner & Nolan played well against Baz Davies & Duncan Sunderland (Hop Pole C), winning 2-0.
The first Semi Final saw a family affair as the Barkers paired up against the Lewises and this was a cliffhanger of a game. With the Lewises taking a 2-1 lead it looked as though the twins were staring at defeat. Then fine tactical play swung it back for the Barkers as they seized their chances and eventually ran out 3-2 winners. The other Semi saw Sandhar & Crossley take on Genner & Nolan. The former took the first frame with a fine black by Sandhar. But then an unfortunate 'in off' the black in the second frame was the turning point and Genner & Nolan took control to run out 3-1 winners and book their place in the final.
Quarter Final results -
D Sunderland & B Davies 0-2 K Genner & C Nolan
P Sandhar & B Crossley 2-1 D Whitfield & M Priestley
D Barker & M Barker 2-0 L Simpson & P Steele
K Lewis & A Lewis 2-0 M Shaw & J Lowe
Semi Final Results -
P Sandhar & B Crossley 1-3 K Genner & C Nolan
D Barker & M Barker 3-2 K Lewis & A Lewis
Thanks to Kev Brown, Dave Whitfield & Shaun Cooper for refereeing on the night and thanks to Kennys Sportsbar for their hospitality.top
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