|Last 64||4th December 2011||8.00pm||7|
|Last 32||22nd January 2012||8.00pm||7|
|Last 16||11th March 2012||8.00pm||7|
|Quarter Finals||22nd April 2012||8.00pm||7|
|Semi Finals||24th June 2012||8.00pm||7|
|Final||1st July 2012||8.00pm||7|
RILEYS CUE 4 - 2 JOINERS ARMS A
This years Final was a repeat of the 2008/9 Final where Rileys Cue ran out 4-3 winners that time. Rileys Cue were defending there crown but were made to work hard the previous week with a hard fought 4-2 victory over 2nd div winners Rileys Dogs whereas the Joiners Arms A defeated newly crowned league Champions Rileys C in their Semi by the same score. That was the Rileys C first defeat of the campaign (24 matches).
Rob Wharne (Cue) was paired up against old teammate Kev Brown (Joiners). Brown broke and immediately went for the clearance, but after a few pots he lost position on his last ball. He bravely went for it but fell short and let Wharne in. that was the last time Brown played a shot because Wharne showed his quality by clearing the table in fine style to put the Cuemen 1-0 up.
Martin Priestley (Cue) was drawn against Paul Shepherd (Joiners) and the match struggled to match the standard of the first frame. Shepherd always had the upper hand in a tactical frame but Priestley had a chance to take the match away but a poor positional shot left him short and Shepherd duly cleared to level the scores.
Dave Barker (Cue) was paired against Tim Teece (Joiners) and this was always going to be close. Barker was struggling to get a hold of the match and after some fine tactical play by Teece, Barker fouled to give Teece 2 shots. Teece knew the importance and took the game by the scruff of the neck and looked in great position then suddenly He screwed the cueball too far with 2 shots on the black, he snookered himself. He failed to get out of the snooker and Barker seized the initiative to clear the table to put the Cuemen 2-1 up.
Mike Barker (Cue) was drawn against Daz Waters (Joiners). This was always going to a close match, so it was important to take the first chance when it arrived. Barker had the first chance and was looking good but a missed pot gave Waters the opportunity to take control. After a few exchanges of tactical play Waters had his chance and a composed finish saw him clinch the frame to again level the scores at 2-2.
The 2nd half saw the level step up and first up was Dave Whitfield (Cue) paired against old rival Paul Shepherd (Joiners). This was going to be the turning point of the match. Shepherd broke off and the split was ideal. Shepherd went for reds and looked on course for a ‘dish’ but then he fell just short on his penultimate ball. He tried to hit the whole red ball but clipped Whitfield’s Yellow. Whitfield with 7 yellows and first visit to the table saw the chance as the balls were spread well. He composed himself and took his chance and a fine shot on his last ball gave himself an easy pot on the black to put the Cuemen 3-2 up.
Rob Wharne was again paired against Kev Brown and this time it was Wharne to break. Brown must count himself very unlucky this time as Wharne again Cleared the table with some fine potting & Finishing to seal the match 4-2 to the Cuemen who made it 3 Stan Bent Final wins in a row. This will some form of consolation to make up for the disappointment on losing their first div crown.
A great Final played in Great Spirit and three 8 ball clearances on the night to be seen.top
STAN BENT TEAM KNOCKOUT 2ND ROUND REPORT & RESULTS.
The Stan Bent Team KO Holders Rileys Cue eased through to the next round of the Team KO with a 4-0 success at the Star & Garter. However 2011 runners up Rileys Cue T’s fell at the first hurdle, losing 4-3 at 3rd Div Hop Pole A. Sean McQuillin & Dan Moore (2 each) both won. 2009 Champs Hop Pole C progressed with a 4-0 win over 2nd Div Highfields B.
2nd div Rileys Elite were made to work hard for there 4-3 victory at 3rd div Radford C. Lee Whitehouse (2), Gav Davies & Steve Finney all won coming back from 3-2 down. Emerald Rebels picked up there 1st win of the season with a 4-1 success over 3rd div Water Mill B. Chris Broomhall (2 incl a dish), Will Edge & Chris Clark all won. Bear & Pheasant A also were pushed all the way by lower league opposition, winning 4-3 against Westway C of the 2nd div.
Rileys C ran away with a 4-0 win at Highfields A. Simon W Davies, Alan Sim, Scott Price & Mark Billingsley (a dish) all won. Princess Royal won an all 3rd div clash 4-3 against the Met Bar. Tom Brown, Kev McClurgh (2) & Neil Chilton all won. Tap n Spile won an all 1st div match 4-2 against the Joiners Arms while the other Joiners team recorded a 4-1 success at the Oxleathers C. Water Mill A won by the odd frame in seven against the Star & Garter A. Kev Flanagan (2), Paul Bennet & Ed O’Keefe all won.
Rileys A 4 St. Georges B 0;
Staffs Bull B 4 Rileys 1;
St. Georges A 4 Bear & Pheasant B 2;
Rileys Rivals 4 Oxleathers A 0;
Radford B 0 Oxleathers B 4.top
STAN BENT TEAM KNOCKOUT 1ST ROUND DRAW
To be played Sunday 22nd January 2012
|33||Venue: STAR & GARTER|
|STAR & GARTER||v||RILEYS CUE|
|34||Venue: HOP POLE|
|HOP POLE A||v||RILEYS CUE Ts|
|35||Venue: HOP POLE|
|HOP POLE C||v||HIGHFIELDS CLUB B|
|RILEYS A||v||ST. GEORGES B|
|37||Venue: RADFORD BANK|
|RADFORD C||v||RILEYS ELITE|
|38||Venue: STAFFS BULL|
|STAFFS BULL B||v||RILEYS|
|39||Venue: BEAR & PHEASANT|
|BEAR & PHEASANT A||v||WESTWAY C|
|40||Venue: ST. GEORGES|
|ST. GEORGES A||v||BEAR & PHEASANT B|
|41||Venue: TAP n SPILE|
|TAP n SPILE||v||JOINERS ARMS|
|42||Venue: EMERALD CLUB|
|EMERALD REBELS||v||WATER MILL B|
|43||Venue: HIGHFIELDS CLUB|
|HIGHFIELDS CLUB A||v||RILEYS C|
|44||Venue: PRINCESS ROYAL|
|PRINCESS ROYAL||v||MET BAR|
|RILEYS RIVALS||v||OXLEATHERS A|
|OXLEATHERS B||v||RADFORD B|
|OXLEATHERS C||v||JOINERS ARMS A|
|48||Venue: WATER MILL|
|WATER MILL A||v||STAR & GARTER A|
All matches BEST OF SEVEN Frames (4/3 Split)
Toss a coin for first break then alternate breaks apply.top
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.
SCRATCH TIME IS 15 MINUTES AFTER START TIME.top