Snooker

This small friendly group of mixed Snooker abilities welcomes all whether novice or experienced. Own equipment not essential.

The Aughton Institute, Bold Lane, L39 6GS
Tuesdays
2.00pm prompt
  • Leader: Graham Sumner - 01695 571388 [07986335286]
  • Coordinator: Eamon Duffy - 01695 578514

U3A members who are not registered members of the Institute, and who wish to try their hand at snooker or return to it, please contact the Group Leader or Coordinator who will arrange  ‘guest’ attendances for you to help you decide whether to subscribe to the Institute and join the U3A group.

All welcome,  Please contact the Leader or Coordinator for further details.

Owing to the popularity of this Group we are having to close membership for the moment. There are a maximum of 5 tables available each Tuesday and we don’t want to have to make players wait a while for a game. We are opening a ‘Waiting List’ if you wish to be put on it.

We have a small informal group meeting on a Thursday afternoon and anyone wishing to play on a casual basis are welcome to join us then.  [They may need to join the Tute as a member at some time though. see Graham or Eamon]

The Malcolm Jacques Trophy

On Tuesday morning, 7th May, we played an away match at Hesketh Bank against their Team.

Their Team

Our Team

 

We began with the Singles Matches.

Bill and Craig

Mike and Rich

Sheila and Dave

Dave and Laurence

The Singles were played first and although Ormskirk won all four, two ended as Black Ball games.

After coffee and biscuits we played the Doubles:

Sheila and Craig against Bill and Dave, which they won, then Dave and Rich against Mike and Laurence which we won on a Black Ball.

So the overall score was a win for Ormskirk by 5 to 1.

 

The Grand Final

The Grand Final between the winners of the Knockout Competition and The League Competition was played on Tuesday 9th of April.

The Match was between Bary and Cliff.

The winner would receive The Calvert Trophy.

Me Presenting Cliff with The Calvert Trophy

As Barry had won the Knockout Competition he also received a Trophy.

Me presenting Barry with his Trophy.

Away Match at Southport

On Wednesday morning, March 27th, we visited the Ash Street Snooker Club in Southport to play a team from the Club.

Our Team [Barry, Dave, Eddie & Cliff]

Southport Team [Tony, Martin, Steve & Cyril]

The match started with four Singles matches with mixed fortunes.

Tony v Cliff

The result was a win for Cliff, 63 to 35.

Martin v Barry

The result was a win for Martin, 52 to 23.

Dave v Steve

The result was a win for Steve, 81 to 18.

Eddie v Cyril

The result was a win for Eddie, 45 to 17.

So the teams were all square at the finish.

After refreshments we then played the Doubles.

Barry & Dave played Cyril & Matin which Southport won, 58 to 34

Cliff & Eddie played the final match against Steve & Tony and won the match, 64 to 38.

This meant the Match finished 3 -3 so the scores had to be used to find the winners.

Ormskirk – 247     Southport – 281.

So Soutport won by a mere 34 points.

What a really close Match!!

Spring Handicap Knockout

The Knockout Competition is going well with all Rounds One ties complete.

It would be helpful if you could arrange with your opponent when to play your match. I will update the Table as the results come in.

 

The Autumn League Matches

Here are the Final Positions at the conclusion of the Leagues.

Congratulations to Cliff and Mike on winning their Leagues. Mike will be in Div 1 now and Eamon will drop into Div 2. The playoff for the other promotion was won by Barry so there will be no change there.

 

 

RULES

  1. All games are over one frame.
  2. 2 points for a win, 1 each for an un-played matches.
  3. All matches to be completed by end of January 2019.. Play-offs the following two weeks.
  4. Players please arrange your own matches, and inform ED of the result.
  5. Draw to decide which 14 Handicaps are in Division 2.
  6. Players level on points to play a single re-spotted black as a decider.
  7. Handicap knock-out to be played early 2019. Winner of Div 1 & 2 to be penalised 7 points for the knock-out competition.
  8. Note ; all matches to be completed on or by 29 Jan. 2019One point per player, for each match unplayed, will be allocated after that date to give us time to run a knockout.

Christmas Dinner at the Piri Piri

After play on Tuesday 4th December we retired to the Piri Piri Restaurant in Ormskirk for our Christmas Dinner.

Here we all are just about to tuck in to our main courses.

With thanks to Bill M for organising yet another successful meal.