Finals day action

THIS YEAR’S Summer League Finals Day will be held at the Portcullis on Saturday, September 1, with an 11 a.m. sign-in for all players. The draws for the Premier and Plate event were carried out in the Ram’s Heid on Tuesday and are as follows.

Premier Event

This is a straight draw from here on in.

Last 16 (race to five) - Gordon Dickson v Tam Walkinshaw; Steve Hamilton v Drew Webster; Graham Dunbar v Kent Mitchell; John Maud v Kenny McMillan; Richard Paterson v Martin Cherry; Gareth Ruxton v Greg Alexander; Ricky Dewars v Kevin Brown; Paddy Nicoll v Brian Craig.

Plate Event

Upon completion of the last 16 matches all the winners from the last 16 will go back in the hat for a random draw, and the same again with the semi-finals. (i.e. this is not a straight draw).

Preliminary round (race to three) - 1, Conor Warren v Jim Dear; 2, Gary Craig v Alan Reid; 3, Kyle Scott v Jim Falconer; 4, Walter Preston v Craig Johnston; 5, Jeff Barthorpe v Michael Bastow; 6, Danny Mudie v Wayne Green.

Last 16 (race to 5) - Alex Whyte v winner prelim 6; Gavin Cargill v Ryan Mackenzie; Paul Duncan v winner prelim 3; Sam McWalter v winner prelim 2; Steve Reid v winner prelim 5; Sean Hardwick v winner prelim 1; Scott MacEwan v Craig Fairweather; Jonathan Cargill v winner prelim 4.

Charity 24-Hour Pool-a-thon

The Arbroath and District Pool League 24 hour ‘Pool-a-thon’ returns for a second year and will again be held at the Portcullis, on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19.

Last year this event proved to be a fantastic fund-raiser, helping raise money which was divided between both the ADPL and MacMillan Nurses. Everyone involved had a brilliant time and it was agreed that it should continue as an annual event.

Annual meeting

This year’s Arbroath and District Pool League (ADPL) annual general meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23, in the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms, starting at 7.30 p.m. The new office bearers and committee members for the new season will be voted in on the night.

Any player who wishes to make a proposal must submit it in writing to the secretary, Scott MacEwan, a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Players are reminded this is their opportunity to have their say on matters in the ADPL. All players are encouraged to attend.

Registration night

Team Registration for the 2012-13 Arbroath and District Pool League season will be held on Sunday, September 2, in the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms, starting at 7.30 p.m. Registration forms are available on the website (www.arbroath.scottishpool.com) in the downloads section. Hard copies will be distributed around the venues in due course.

SPA Doubles

The national finals of this year’s SPA Scottish Doubles will be held at Craig Tara, Ayr, on Friday, November 9, starting at approximately 12 noon. Depending on entries there will be a local qualifier.

Players should note the national finals are the same weekend as the Super 15s ‘A’ event and the weekend before the Super 15s ‘B’ event at Pettycur Bay. Players competing in the national finals and who are not competing at the Super 15s ‘A’ event are not under any obligation to stay at Craig Tara.

Entries are to be submitted at the next SPA meeting on Sunday, September 2, therefore the Arbroath deadline for entries is Friday, August 31.

Scottish Singles

The latest results and outstanding fixtures for the SPA Scottish Singles are as follows.

Section One, round one: match 1 - Martin Cherry v Graham Dunbar; match 2 - Jamie Robertson lost to Mark Donald 6-3; match 3 - Conor Warren lost to Kevin Brown 6-4; match 4 - Brian Craig v John Maud. Round two: match 5 - winner match 1 v Mark Donald; match 6 - Kevin Brown v winner match 4. Round three: match 7 - winner match 5 v winner match 6. Qualifier - winner match 7

Section Two, round one: match 1 - Jim Dear lost to Garry Mitchell 6-0; match 2 - Gavin Cargill v Alex Whyte; match 3 - Kenny McMillan v Wayne Green; match 4 - Colin Smith lost to Dave McFarlane 6-1. Round two: match 5 - Garry Mitchell v Winner Match 2 match 6 - Winner Match 3 v Dave McFarlane. Round three: match 7 - winner match 5 v winner match 6. Qualifier - winner match 7.

Section Three, round one: match 1 - Steve Webster v Steve Hardwick; match 2 - Jonathan Cargill v Kent Mitchell; match 3 - Steve Hamilton v Andy Braid; match 4 - Steve Reid v Stuart Campbell. Round two: match 5 - winner match 1 v winner match 2; match 6 - winner match 3 v winner match 4. Round three: match 7 - winner match 5 v winner match 6. Qualifier - winner match 7.

Section Four, round one: match 1 - Stuart Smith beat Ricky Dewars 6-2; match 2 - Jim Falconer v Richard Paterson; match 3 - Gordon Smith v Greg Alexander; match 4 - Chris Gray v Gareth Ruxton. Round two: match 5 - Stuart Smith v winner match 2; match 6 - winner match 3 v winner match 4. Round three: match 7: winner match 5 v winner match 6. Qualifier - winner match 7.

Section Five, round one: match 1 - Danny Mudie v bye; match 2 - Gary McLeish v Jeff Barthorpe; match 3 - Scott MacEwan lost to Paddy Nicoll, 6-1; match 4 - George Fairweather v Ian Anderson. Round two: match 5 - Danny Mudie v winner match 2; match 6 - Paddy Nicoll v winner match 4. Round three; match 7 - winner match 5 v winner match 6. Qualifier - Winner Match 7.

Section Six, Round one: match 1 - Mark Gray v bye; match 2 - Roy Middleton v Davie Williams; match 3 - James Balfour lost to Michael Bastow, 6-2; match 4 - Steve Hallam v Euan Sharpe. Round two: match 5 - Mark Gray v winner match 2; match 6 - Michael Bastow v winner match 4. Round three: match 7 - winner match 5 v winner match 6. Qualifier - winner match 7.

Section Seven, Round one: match 1 - Kris Cameron v bye; match 2 - David Jack received walkover from Gordon Dickson; match 3 - Alan Doyle v Christian Watt; match 4 - Tom Dye v Scott Strachan. Round two: match 5 - Kris Cameron v David Jack; match 6 - winner match 3 v winner match 4. Round three: match 7 - winner match 5 v winner match 6. Qualifier - winner match 7.

Deadline dates

The SPA Scottish finals are to be held over the weekend of October 20 and 21 at the Erskine Bridge Hotel, Erskine. The SPA require Arbroath’s seven qualifiers 14 days in advance of the finals, giving until Sunday, October 7, to have all qualifying ties completed.

Therefore, the deadlines for this event are as follows: matches 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be played by Sunday, August 26; matches 5 and 6 must be played by Sunday, September 16; match 7 must be played by Sunday, October 7. Matches are best of 11 frames, lag first frame only. Players are to arrange matches with each other at a venue and time which suits both. If you have any problems arranging fixtures, get in touch with the match secretary as soon as possible. Winners to text or ‘phone result to the match secretary upon completion of each match.