|Last 64||21st September 2014||8.00pm||3|
|Last 32||21st September 2014||8.00pm||3|
|Last 16||5th October 2014||8.00pm||5|
|Quarter Finals||19th October 2014||7.30pm||5|
|Semi Finals||19th October 2014||8.30pm||7|
|Final||19th October 2014||9.30pm||9|
Venue - Kennys Sportsbar on Sunday 19th October 2014
Congratulations to Rob Wharne (Kennys Whackpack) on becoming the Market Promotions Stafford Sunday Pool League Singles Champion. It is Rob's 5th Singles title in a row and he now joins Mark Bailey, Tim McGann and Chris Fox in the all time list of winning it 5 times.
Rob overcame the challenge of Mike Barker (Perkins Cue) in the Final, winning 5-1 but the match was closer than the scoreline suggests. The Final was watched by a good sized crowd and the first 2 frames were shared with both players settling into a good rhythm. However, with Barker playing a long doubles tournament the previous week, this was the polar opposite as Wharne started to take control with some aggressive potting and fine clearances that seemed to unsettle Barker, as he made some uncharacteristic misses. Wharne seized the opportunity and quickly rattled off the frames to take his Singles Title and join an elite club.
Rob Wharne can look back on his year with great pride as he became an established England player, finishing high in the International Teams rankings and taking some notable scalps in the Premier Tour League. It was Mike Barker's 2nd final in 8 days and he must be happy, especially with winning the Doubles crown with his brother Dave the week before.
Other notable performances on the night nearly saw Wharne eliminated at the quarter final stage. He was drawn against Alan Mason (Hop Pole C) and it was fine attacking play by Mason which saw him take a 2-1 lead. In the next frame, he nearly pulled off a fine clearance. Unfortunately for him it wasn't to be as Wharne showed his class and won a decider to put him in the Semi Finals. Joining him in the Semis was Gav Davies (Kennys Bear) who shook off a determined challenge from Shaun Cooper (Morrisman). Cooper, playing in his first quarter final, started well but Davies took control and eventually ran out a 3-1 winner.
Mike Barker was made to work hard for his 3-1 win over Duncan Sunderland (Hop Pole C). Sunderland will rue some missed chances as he saw his challenge quickly evaporate with Barker taking the chances that came to him. The other remaining Quarter final saw Dave Whitfield (Perkins Cue) take on Paul Loughead (Joiners). Like Mason and Cooper, it was Loughead's first quarter final appearance and. After a scrappy first frame, which was decided by a fortunate pot on the black, Whitfield came back into the match and a fine long black in the decider saw Whitfield reach his 3rd semi final in 4 years.
The Semi Final stage saw Whitfield drawn against his team mate Barker and the first 2 frames were shared. However, an unfortunate in-off in frame 4 followed by a costly mistake in frame five gifted Barker two chances and he showed no hesitation in taking advantage, running out a 4-1 winner. The other Semi saw Davies take on Wharne and this followed a similar pattern as Davies had chances, but uncharacteristic errors let Wharne in. This seemed to affect Davies and eventually Wharne took control and ran out a 4-1 winner to reach his 5th final in a row.
Quarter Final results -
Mike Barker 3-1 Duncan Sunderland
Dave Whitfield 3-2 Paul Loughead
Rob Wharne 3-2 Alan Mason
Gav Davies 3-1 Shaun Cooper
Semi Final results -
Mike Barker 4-1 Dave Whitfield
Rob Wharne 4-1 Gav Davies
Thanks to Kennys Sportsbar on hosting the Finals night. Also thanks to Kev Brown, Jason Armishaw, Dave Barker, Pete Sandhar, Paddy Singh & Neil Addison for refereeing on the night.
SUNDAY POOL LADIES SINGLES FINALS NIGHT 2014
Held @Kennys Sportsbar, Stafford on Sunday 5th October 2014
Charlotte Shelley became the 'Stafford Ladies Singles Champion' for the 3rd time in 4 years. With victories in 2011 & 2013 she was made to work hard for her win over a determined Lynda Simpson who also has been champion in 2012. This was Lynda's 3rd final and 2nd against Charlotte, so they had alot of respect for each others game. Lynda won the first frame, as both players took time to settle. The 2nd frame was a different story as Lynda had the first chance and was very close to potting the black coming off the side rail but unfortunately missed. Charlotte with 7 yellows and the black took them on and showed great skill with the cueball to clear the table and level at 1-1. The next 2 frames were shared with little fuss. So it went to a best of 3 and nerves started to show as both players started to miss crucial pots. But it was Charlotte who took it by the scruff of the neck and won the match with a long black into the top corner to lift the crown. A good size crowd witnessed a good final played in great spirit and congratulations to both players on their performance.
Also well done to all the other ladies who entered this competition. Also a thank you to both Shaun Cooper & Dave Whitfield for refereeing the Final.
Full results are -
Clair Maslin (Kennys Potters) 0-3 Charlotte Shelley Morrisman); Pippa Steele (Luckpenny) 2-3 Jennie Clarke (Hop Pole D).
P. Steele 0-3 C. Shelley; C. Maslin 3-1 J. Clarke.
C. Maslin 1-1 P. Steele; J. Clarke 1-2 C. Shelley.
Group Winner - Charlotte Shelley
Kirsty Lawrence (GPO Club B) 0-3 Jo Genner (Perkins Z);
Lynda Simpson (Luckpenny) 3-0 J. Genner
K. Lawrence 3-1 L. Simpson
Group Winner - Lynda Simpson
SINGLES & DOUBLES KO & LADIES SINGLES KO COMPETITIONS
We are accepting applications for the forthcoming Sunday Pool League Singles & Doubles Individual competitions.
All players interested must send their details and fees in a sealed envelope to the League Treasurer - Lynda Simpson or David Whitfield and Kev Brown.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 31st July 2016, (AGM).
Final Sign in time is 7pm - 9pm @Kennys Sportsbar, Stafford. Fees MUST be paid by this date or applicants will not be allowed to enter.
To qualify, all players must have played in a minimum of THREE MATCHES (not 3 frames) during EITHER the Winter Season 2015/16 OR the Summer League 2016. Players in the Doubles are allowed to mix & match from different pairings.
The competition dates are below. Players are reminded that when entering the competition only the first 2 Rounds of the Singles and first Round of the Doubles have to to be played ON or BEFORE the set date. Committee will decide on any issues or problems which may arise. The League Committee decision is Final.
18th September 2016 - SINGLES 1st & 2nd Round
25th September 2016 - DOUBLES 1st & 2nd Round
2nd October 2016 - SINGLES 3rd & 4th Round
9th October 2016 - DOUBLES FINALS NIGHT
16th October 2016 - SINGLES FINALS NIGHT
ENTRY FEES - SINGLES £2.50 each, DOUBLES £5.00 per pair
ALL DATES ARE FINAL AND WILL NOT BE CHANGEDtop
VENUES ARE NOT TO BE CHANGED.
ALL MATCHES MUST BE PLAYED ON OR BEFORE THE SET DATE.ANY BREACH OF THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. COMMITTEE’S DECISION IS FINAL.
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