Double scotch for Greg and Graham

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THE INAUGURAL winners of the Arbroath and District Pool League Scotch Doubles competition at the Portcullis at the weekend were Greg Alexander and Graham Dunbar. They defeated Davie Williams and Gary McLeish 6-1 in the final.

Greg and Graham continued their excellent form shown throughout the day to take the title and pocket the £50 each prize money and trophies. Davie and Gary, for their fantastic effort, took home £25 each and trophies.

Thanks were extended to the sponsors/hosts George and Lorraine Williams of the Portcullis.

Willie McCartney competition

The Scottish Pool Association has announced that the entry deadline for this year’s Scottish Grassroots is the committee meeting on March 4. This event is run in a similar fashion to the IMs and Scottish Singles with the SPA carrying out the draw and then the players arranging their own matches between themselves at a time/venue, etc., that suits both players. These matches will be best of 11 frames.

The number of qualifiers to the national finals is determined on a pro-rata basis once all entries have been received. The more entries Arbroath has, the higher the number of qualifiers the town will receive. As a guide, Arbroath had 60 entries last year and received 13 qualifiers.

The national finals will be held at the Red Triangle, Cumbernauld, over the weekend of May 26/27. Entry remains at £5 per player with the SPA also adding an additional £500 to the prize pot above all entries.

The deadline for Arbroath entries is Friday, March 2, to allow collation for the SPA meeting on the Sunday.

Arbroath and District Pool League

Sidey Division One

P W D L Pts

Ram’s Heid (2) 13 11 1 1 23

Portcullis (1) 13 10 3 0 23

Cliffburn (1) 13 10 2 1 22 Burns Bar (1) 13 9 2 2 20 Railway Inn (1) 13 7 2 4 16 Fishermans (2) 13 5 1 7 11 Letham Hotel (1) 13 4 3 6 11 Ram’s Heid (1) 13 4 1 8 9 Legion (1) 13 3 2 8 8 Portcullis (2) 13 2 1 10 5 Legion (3) 13 1 2 10 4 Portcullis (3) 13 1 2 10 4

Division Two

P W D L Pts Stag 13 10 2 1 22 Station 13 9 1 3 19 St Tams 13 8 2 3 18 Bowlers 13 8 0 5 16 West Port Bar 13 5 4 4 14 Burns Bar (2) 13 7 0 6 14 Fishermans (1) 13 6 1 6 13 Letham Hotel (2) 12 6 1 5 13 Pageant 13 4 4 5 12 Cliffburn (2) 13 2 2 9 6 Railway Inn (2) 13 2 1 10 5 Legion (2) 12 2 0 10 4

Kelbie Metals Doubles

A total of 78 entries were received for this years Arbroath and District Pool League Kelbie Metals Doubles.

Ties are to be played on Tuesday (February 7).

Sign in time is 8 p.m. and the format is the best of five frames. A preliminary match will be played at each venue with five pairs, with two qualifiers from every venue on the night. Lag the first frame only then alternative breaks. Controllers to ‘phone or text the qualifiers names to the usual number, 07835 338847.

In the event of an unavailable partner, players can take a new partner provided that the player is registered for a team in Arbroath and District Pool League and they have not yet played in the competition. Partners who require such a name change must notify the match secretary.

The draw is as follows:

Bowlers: Wayne Green/Karl Capewell; Stephen Humphreys/Craig Humphreys; Tam Shepherd/Mark Crozier; Brian Craig/Bobby Bell; Scott MacEwan*/Chris Hodgens.

Burns Bar: Ally Herald/Sean Barker; Jim Falconer/Tam Comrie; Paddy Nicoll*/Garry Mitchell; Jim Kearnan/Jamie Scott; Mark Donald/Scott Teviotdale.

Cliffburn 1: Davy Jack/Colin Brown; James Jackson/Steven Scott; Alan Doyle/Ian Baker; Greg Alexander*/Gordon Dickson; Dave Smith/Bobby Din.

Cliffburn 2: Barrie Watt*/Davie Hughes; Dean Smith/Kerry Tough; Craig Robertson/Jamie Jarvie; Allan Burns/Garry Craig; Conor Warren/Craig Johnston.

Cliffburn 3: Chris Smith/Ewen Wilkie; Seonaid Wishart/Kerry Soutar; Dave Barthorpe/Drew Johnston; George Fairweather*/Mark McGlashan; Sam McWalter/John Maud.

Cliffburn 4: Nicky Williams/Graham McLeod; Kenny McPherson/Jim Rennie; Danny Mudie/Kenny McMillan; Gordon Smith*/Stuart Smith; Martin Cherry/Steve Hamilton.

Fishermans: Jonathan Cargill/Graham Dunbar*; Kris Cameron/Colin Smith; Dale Leith/Nick Van Rijn; Steve Webster/Ian Anderson.

Legion (bar): Sandy McAllan/Scott Strachan*; George McKiddie/Kenny Dowds; Ricky Dewars/Jim Ogilvie; Kent Mitchell/Nevada Mitchell; Callum Paton/Matt Paton.

Legion (darts): Chris Lyons/Jim Elliot; Jeff Barthorpe/Linsay Palser; Andy Hay/Kyle Scott; Gary Stewart/Stewart Kerr; Euan Sharpe*/Steve Hardwick.

Portcullis (bar): David Williams*/Dean Anderson; Steve Hallam/Dave McFarlane; James Tough/Josh Longmuir; Jim Ewens/George Ogilvie; Chris Gray/James Balfour.

Portcullis (darts): Steven Neave/Martyn Vance; Gary McLeish/Tam Walkinshaw; Kevin Hardie/Mark Gray; Luke Lawson/Martin Greer; Stuart Campbell*/Paul Kelly.

Ram’s Heid (bar): Andy Milne/Michael Shore; Wayne Robertson/Jamie Robertson; Richard Anthistle/Kyle Couttie; Dave Penny/Richard Low; Richard Crowder*/John McDowell.

Ram’s Heid (kitchen): Steve Reid/Kevin Brown; Michael Bastow/Lee Strachan; Colin McPherson/Gordon Taylor; Drew Webster/Ryan Diplexcito; Roy Middleton*/John Fotheringham.

Stag: Wayne Jarvie/James Cowie; Liam Buchan/Josh Donaldson; Walter Preston*/Alex Whyte; Craig Brown/Scott Ord; Craig Fairweather/Grant Forsyth.

Station: Duncan Low/Scott Mulligan; Neil Walker/Kev Miller; Neil Davidson*/Stuart Fraser; Nomie Braes/Andy Jolly.

West Port Bar: Sean Hardwick*/Ryan MacKenzie; Christian Watt/Gary Cook; Andy Braid/Phil Bowman; Gavin Cargill/Alex Cargill; Shane Twaddle/Tam Twaddle.

* denotes controller.