|2||HOP POLE C||14||11||2||1||80||32||115|
|7||PRINCESS ROYAL A||14||3||3||8||44||68||56|
Played on Sunday 6th September 2015 @Kennys Sportsbar
JOINERS ARMS 0-4 PERKINS CUE
Perkins Cue are the 2015 Market Promotions Summer League Champions. It is their 8TH Title and also have now made it 4 years in a Row. They have remained unbeaten in that period of time stretching a total of 52 matches. Joiners Arms however, should hold their heads high after a very good campaign which saw them beat Kennys Bear (group stage), Hop Pole C in the quarters and Metro Bar A in the Semi's.
FRAME ONE - Paul Loughhead (Joiners) v Dave Whitfield (Perkins Cue).
Both players got the Final under way and it was Loughhead who broke and gained the upper hand. However both players struggled to find any rythmn and Whitfield could only block bags and slow the game down to try and gain some hold. Loughhead though looked on course to snatch victory and with a couple great doubles he missed his opportunity and let Whitfield in. He then cleared with a long black into the top corner to put the 'Cuemen' 1-0 up.
FRAME TWO - Brendon Ruttledge (Joiners) v Alan Sim (Perkins Cue)
Sim broke but with balls not breaking in the normal Sim manner, it developed into a tactical battle. Both players continually try to disrupt the rythmn with Ruttledge looking in a good position with bags covered. However Sim started to get a stranglehold on the frame and after misplaced positional shot by Ruttledge, it was left to Sim to take his chance. Unfortunately he missed the pot on the black and let Ruttledge back in, but then he failed to capitalise and Sim didnt need another chance and potted the black to give the 'cuemen' a 2-0 lead.
FRAME THREE - Simon Davies (Joiners) v Mike Barker (Perkins Cue)
It was Davies who broke and immeadiately took hold of the game. Barker then hold to play himself into the match making it difficult for Davies to clear the table. With the black tied up over a bag and covered by Barker reds, it proved to be a challenge for Davies. However he gave it his best go but narrowly missed the pot and after an exchange of tactical play by Barker, Davies succumbed to the pressure. So Barker seized his chance and potted the black to give the 'Cueman' a 3-0 lead.
FRAME FOUR - Gaz Bryant (Joiners) v Dave Barker (Perkins Cue)
Barker broke and it was a conservative position how the balls were placed. Bryant got his chance and seemed to be on his way. He unfortunately fell short on position and the game again became and exchange of tactical play. Both players knew the importance of winning this frame with Barker knowing a win will secure the crown and Bryant knowing a win wil put the Joiners back in. Bryant had an opportunity but a failed attempt on his red down the rail let Barker back in. He then set himself up for the clearance and a great double on his last yellow left him a straight black into the corner and he took his chance and gave the PERKINS CUE their 8th Summer League Title.
FRAME FIVE was not required but Bin Singh took on Martin Priestley and the frame was played in a relaxed spirit and it was Singh who took the bragging rights to give the Joiners some cheer.
The Final was played in great spirit between two side worthy of their place in the Final. A good sized crowd watched on and a big thanks to Shaun Cooper and Dave Baker on refereeing the Final. Also a big thanks to Kennys Sportsbar on hosting the Finaltop
Played on 16th August 2015.
MAIN TEAM KNOCKOUT
1. METRO BAR A 4-2 PRINCESS ROYAL B
2. KENNYS DRAGONS 2-4 KENNYS BEAR
3. PERKINS CUE 4-0 HOP POLE B
4. JOINERS ARMS 4-2 HOP POLE C
SUMMER PLATE TEAM KNOCKOUT
1. HOP POLE E 4-3 HOP POLE D
2. ST GEORGES 4-3 STAR & GARTER A
3. GPO CLUB A 4-2 ST GEORGES A
4. GPO CLUB B 2-4 KENNYS POTTERS
Played on Sunday 23rd August 2015.
METRO BAR A 3-4 JOINERS ARMS @Kennys Sportsbar
KENNYS BEAR 2-4 PERKINS CUE @Hop Pole
SUMMER PLATE TEAM KNOCKOUT
HOP POLE E 2-4 KENNYS POTTER @St Georges
ST GEORGES 4-1 GPO CLUB A @Metropolitan
To be played on Sunday 6th September 2015 - 8:00pm start
Venue - KENNYS SPORTSBARtop