Interest prompts formation of Summer Pool League

OVER the course of the Arbroath pool season interest has gathered on a new Summer Pool League.

Some 32 entries were received by Tuesday’s deadline and these have been split into four groups, each consisting of eight players. This will be a round robin format, which also sees a handicap system adopted for this tournament.

Upon completion of the groups, the top four players then go on to contest the Premier Event, and the bottom four players contest the Plate Event, at Summer Finals Day.

Groups A, B and C will start on Tuesday (June 7), Group D will commence the following Tuesday (June 14). Please ensure you check the website/Herald for your fixtures/venues. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Bash via PM on the website or on 07921 722 033.

The groups are as follows (Handicap in brackets):

Group A - Jeff Barthorpe (0), Garry Mitchell (-2), Ricky Dewars (0), Michael Bastow (0), Craig Fairweather (0), Davy Jack (-2), Richard Paterson (0) and Neil Davidson (-1).

Group B - Gordon Dickson (-1), Kevin Brown (0), Craig Humphries (0), Gary McLeish (-2), Jonathon Cargill (-1), Drew Webster (0), Scott Strachan (-1) and Duncan Low (0).

Group C - Martin Cherry (-1), Kent Mitchell (0), Ryan Mackenzie (0), Graham Dunbar (-2), Colin Brown (-2), Scott MacEwan (0), Brian Craig (0) and Greg Alexander (-2).

Group D - Gareth Ruxton (-2), Sean Hardwick (0), Paddy Nicoll (-1), Alan Reid (0), Steve Hamilton (-1), Jim Falconer (0), Mark Crozier (0) and John Maud (0).

The first round of fixtures are:

Group A, June 7, Ram’s Heid, table one - Garry Mitchell v Jeff Barthorpe; Davy Jack v Michael Bastow,

Legion; Richard Paterson v Ricky Dewars; Neil Davidson v Craig Fairweather.

Group B, June 7, Portcullis, table one - Kevin Brown v Gordon Dickson, Drew Webster v Gary McLeish.

Portcullis, table two - Scott Strachan v Craig Humphries; Duncan Low v Jonathon Cargill.

Group C, June 7, Burns Bar - Kent Mitchell v Martin Cherry; Scott MacEwan v Graham Dunbar,

Abbey; Brian Craig v Ryan Mackenzie; Greg Alexander v Colin Brown.

Players to sign in at venue by 8 p.m. First match on is first listed and races are to five. Players to referee own matches, any disputes please contact Bash or Dunny (07925739795). Any players who do not show without contacting their opponent will be deducted one point. Players should note it is the winner’s responsibility to text or ‘phone the score into Bash upon completion of the match (07921 722 033).

Portcullis: table one (nearest bar); table two (nearest dartboards). Ram’s Heid, table one (nearest window).