Arangements almost complete for finals night

THIS year’s Arbroath and District Pool League finals day will be held at Crown Parks Seaton Estate on Sunday (May 22). Sign-in is 11.30 a.m. for a noon start and all team captains must attend a meeting at 11.30 a.m. prompt to go through the rules for the day.

The running order will be as follows: Knock-out Cup (semi-finals to conclusion); Ram’s Heid (2) versus Newgate and Portcullis (2) versus Burns Bar (1).

This is a straight draw as listed. The semi-finals will take place over two tables each, with the final immediately afterwards, also on two tables. Captains will be required to submit a full running order of nine singles, followed by their four doubles.

At the same time as the Knock-out Cup, the Consolation Cup will commence. It will be played from the quarter-finals to a conclusion.

The draw is: Fishermans v Legion (2); Portcullis (3) v Stag; Bowlers v Legion (1); and Burns Bar (2), bye.

Again, this is a straight draw as listed with captains submitting a full list of nine singles and four doubles players.

Once the Knock-out Cup final has been completed, attention will then turn to the Kelbie Metals Arbroath and District Pool League Doubles final to be contested by Davy Jack and Colin Brown v Gary McLeish and Tam Walkinshaw.

At or around the same time, the Kelbie Metals ADPL Singles for the Billy Stewart Memorial Trophy will take place. It will be played from the last 16 to a conclusion.

The draw is as follows: Aaron Wilson (Letham Hotel 1) v Gordon Smith (Abbey 1); Ian Anderson (Station) v Steve Hardwick (Portcullis 1); Andrew Braid (Abbey 1) v Stuart Smith (Abbey 1); Gary McLeish (Burns Bar 1) v Euan Sharpe (Portcullis 1); Sandy McAllan (Abbey 1) v George Fairweather (Portcullis 1); Dave McFarlane (Ram’s Heid 2) v Barrie Watt (Abbey 1); Steve Hallam (Abbey 1) v Steve Webster (Portcullis 1): Scott Strachan (Abbey 1) v Davie Williams (Portcullis 1).

The charity presentation will take place at 2 p.m. to Roz Martin of MacMillan Nurses. The amount raised was £320.

Programs will be sold at £1 each and the money raised will also go to the charity. Each program will be numbered like a raffle and the winning number drawn out will receive a bottle of spirits.

After the singles final is concluded, the presentation of trophies will take place at approximately 8 or 9 p.m.

Finals weekend

The committee of Arbroath and District Pool League is looking for as many volunteers as possible at Seaton House today (Friday) to assist with unloading and setting up the tables for the weekend. Timings will be confirmed but it is hoped that the tables will be delivered by lunchtime.

The more people who can give up half an hour to help, the quicker the tables will be set-up. The tables will be free-play and, apart from being used for coaching, the others will be available for practice the moment they are set-up and levelled.

Arbroath Open

The deadline for handing in completed forms and fees for the Howden’s Joinery Dundee Arbroath Open is today (Friday).

These can be handed into Steve Webster in the usual manner. The competition will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at Seaton House, the day before Arbroath and District Pool League’s finals day.

SPA coaching

Following a selection meeting, four candidates have been picked to attend Seaton House today (Friday) at 7 p.m. to receive coaching from Paul Preston, Scottish Pool Association acting president.

They are Scott MacEwan, Michael Bastow, Sean Hardwick and Colin Smith.

Selected players must confirm their attendance to committee.