THE ANNUAL Arbroath and District Pool League charity four-man team qualifying round will be held on Tuesday (March 13). No league pool will take place on that day.
There are eight venues, five with four teams and the rest with only three. The format is only one qualifier from each venue. Venues with four teams will have two ‘semis’ and then a ‘final’ to decide who goes through. Venues with only three will have one ‘semi’ and one bye and those two will then play off to decide who qualifies.
The draw is as follows:
Ram’s Heid (bar): Cliffburn 2B (Andy Hay, Kyle Scott, Dean Smith, Dave Smith); Letham Hotel 1 (Stuart Fraser, Duncan Low, Aaron Wilson, Drew Webster*); Portcullis 3A (W Craib, S Humphries, C Humphries, B Morrison); West Port Bar B (Lex, Craig King, Graeme, Howe, Donald Kennedy).
Cliffburn: Burns 1B (Richard Paterson, Steve Reid, Mark Gray, Mark Crozier); Burns 1A (Gary McLeish, Kent Mitchell, Tam Walkinshaw, John Fotheringham*); Station B (Steve Neave, Scott Deas, Ian Baker, Martin Vance); Legion 1 (K Macpherson, C Macpherson, G Taylor, C Smith).
Portcullis (bar): Burns 2 (Jamie Sievwright, Jamie Stewart, Kev Hardie, Sonny McPhail); Portcullis 1C (Steve Webster*, George Fairweather, Nic Van Rijn, Dale Leith); Bowlers A (C Robertson, D Barthorpe, J Cowie, D Johnston); Portcullis 1B (Ian Anderson, Dean Anderson, Euan Sharpe, Mark McGlashan).
Burns Bar: Portcullis 2 (Scott MacEwan, Alex Cargill, Ryan Mackenzie, Sean Hardwick); Rams Heid 1B (Chris Lyons, James Ewens, Susan Scotland, Jim Ogilvie); Fishermans 2 (Brian Craig, Craig Brown, Bobby Bell, James Dear); Cliffburn 1 (Gordon Smith*, Steve Hallam, Andy Braid, Christian).
Legion: West Port Bar A (Gary Stewart, Nomie Braes, Stuart Kerr, Andy Jolly); Bowlers B (Jamie Jarvie, Kevin Mull, Neil Walker, Wayne Jarvie); Cliffburn 2A (Conor Warren, Craig Johnston, Josh Longmuir, James Tough); Portcullis 3B (Stuart Campbell, Paul Kelly*, Kris Cameron, R Kelly).
Portcullis (darts): Rams Heid 2B (Jonathan Cargill, Gordon Dickson, Dave McFarlane, Garry Mitchell); Rams Heid 1A (Ricky Dewars, Sam McWalter, John Maud & Luke Lawson); Rams Heid 2A (Steve Hamilton, Graham Dunbar, Roy Middleton, Michael Bastow*).
Bowlers: Legion 3 (Alan Reid, Walter Preston*, Shane Twaddle & Tam Twaddle); St Tams B (Calum Paton, Tam Twaddle, Brian Meikle, Neil Stewart); Stag (Jim Kearnan, Jamie Scott, Danny Mudie, Kenny McMillan).
Rams Heid (kitchen): Portcullis 1A (David Williams*, Garry Duff, Steve Hardwick, Colin Smith); St Tams A (Jeff Barthorpe, Lindsay Palser, Matt Paton & Richard Crowder); Station A (Chris Gray, Alan Doyle, Mark Donald, Scott Teviotdale).
The format is four singles and a deciding double if required. Lag every frame. Controllers must text/’phone the qualifier to the match secretary.
The eight qualifying teams will then go on to compete at the charity four-man team finals day on March 25. The venue is to be confirmed.
Last 16 results: Ram’s Heid (1) 7, Burns Bar (2) 6; Stag 8, Pageant 5; Railway Inn (1) 6, Cliffburn (1) 7; Letham Hotel (1) 11, Legion (3) 2; Burns Bar (1) 6, Portcullis (1) 7; Bowlers 8, Portcullis (2) 5; Fishermans (1) 6, St Tams 7; West Port Bar 2, Ram’s Heid (2) 11.
The Arbroath A and B1 squads travel to Craig Tara, Ayr, this weekend to compete in the Super 11s ‘A’ event.
The squads are as follows:
A Squad - Gordon Smith (captain), Graham Dunbar, Steve Webster, George Fairweather, Stuart Smith, Jonathan Cargill, Greg Alexander, Dave McFarlane, Gordon Dickson, Steve Hallam, Garry Mitchell and Paddy Nicoll.
B1 Squad - Roy Middleton (captain), John Fotheringham, Kenny McMillan, John Maud, Tam Walkinshaw, Ian Anderson, Kent Mitchell, Andy Braid, Scott Strachan, Steve Hardwick, Gareth Ruxton and Dale Leith.
Travel is by private car as arranged by the players.
Some 51 entries have been received for this year’s SPA Grassroots competition. The qualifying draw for this will be published in the Herald when it has been carried out and published by the SPA.