|Last 16||13th February 2011||8.00pm||7|
|Quarter Finals||27th March 2011||8.00pm||7|
|Semi Finals||12th June 2011||8.00pm||7|
|Final||19th June 2011||8.00pm||7|
|ST GEORGES B
||0 - 4||EMERALD CLUB
The draw for match position saw Scott Price for the Emerald Rebels first up against Georges' captain Ian Thomas. Scott won the toss and elected to break. However, after a dry break it was up to Ian Thomas to decide the colours he was going for and try to find a foothold in the game. He managed to pot four in a row before leaving an awkward shot on his 5th ball in which he had no alternative but to try and cover a bag as the pot was not on. However, the shot could have been better and gave the Emerald player a chance to manipulate the game into his favour. Scott delivered a swift four ball clearance on his own then played a safety shot knowing that another mistake could be costly, his idea worked to perfection as on his next visit he simply cleared the rest of his colours, however leaving a very difficult black. But showing his class just got down and potted a very tight angled black into the middle pocket to claim first blood to the Rebels.
Next up drew Chris Broomhall (Rebels) vs Mark Davies (Georges) and after a few early exchanges it was the Rebels player that took command and should have cleared the table at his 3rd visit but snookered himself on the black which left him no option but to give the Georges' player two shots. This was nearly fatal as great potting by Mark Davies almost clinched the game but a bad positional shot denied him the backup of two shots and he then missed a relatively simple penultimate colour which left a straight black for Chris Broomhall who made no mistake to make the score 2-0 to the Rebels.
Up next was in-form Lee Haidarovic (2nd in the Divisional averages) against N Sambrook. The Rebels player won the toss and decided to break but after a dry break left the Georges player with the choice of colours. However, once back to the table Lee started to manipulate the table to stop his opponent playing and this seemed to work as once Lee was given two shots, after the Georges player had potted his red to clear the bag covering the black, Lee got down and made a four ball clearance then the black ball to win and make it 3-0 to the Rebels.
The final 1st half draw saw the experienced pairing of Will Edge (Rebels) vs Matt Smith (Georges) with the latter knowing a defeat would finish the final early. After a few tentative exchanges early on it was Matt that took command of the game, and got down to the black ball first whilst Will still had 6 colours to shift. However this worked to Will’s advantage as in typical Will fashion he began to position and snooker his way to reverse the tide of the frame, and once Matt gave two shots at the right time, Will had no hesitation in sinking the remaining colours and the black to win the frame and the final for the Emerald Rebels.
Going through the tournament dropping only 1 frame speaks for itself that nobody could dispute the fact that the Rebels deserved their success. Well done to the squad which included captain Brendon Ruttledge, Lee Haidarovic, Will Edge, Chris Broomhall and Scott Price for this achievement.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