Latest in the Arbroath Summer Pool League

In Group A of the Arbroath Summer Pool League there were only two matches played due to holidays and work commitments.

Martin Cherry kept up his charge towards being group winner with a 5-0 win over Jeff Barthorpe. Garry Mitchell kept up his challenge also with a fine 5-2 win over Liam Buchan.

In Group B, defending Champion Graham Dunbar got his first win of the campaign. Michael Bastow also got a vital win to hoist him into the fourth place.

Group C is slightly disjointed due to players having to withdraw, however Gavin Cargill put another victory on the board and will hope to push on and qualify to the Premier Event.

Group A

Results: Martin Cherry 5, Jeff Barthorpe 0; Liam Buchan 2, Garry Mitchell 5.

Placings

P W L F A Pts

M. Cherry 4 4 0 20 3 8

G. Mitchell 3 3 0 15 4 6

Liam Buchan 4 2 2 14 13 4

J.Barthorpe 4 2 2 12 12 4

D. McFarlane 2 1 1 6 6 2

Ricky Dewars 3 1 2 5 11 2

Wayne Green 4 1 3 8 17 2

P. Twaddle 4 0 4 6 20 0

Fixtures: Portcullis 1 - Liam Buchan v Ricky Dewars, Martin Cherry v Garry Mitchell; Portcullis 2 - Wayne Green v Jeff Barthorpe, Dave McFarlane v Pamela Twaddle.

Group B

Results: Tam Walkingshaw 5, Colin Smith 2; Michael Bastow 5, Conor Warren 3; Craig Johnston 2, Graham Dunbar 5.

Placings

P W L F A Pts

T. W’ingshaw 4 4 0 20 9 8

G. Alexander 3 3 0 15 2 6

S. Hamilton 3 2 1 11 8 4

M. Bastow 4 2 2 13 14 4

C. Smith 3 1 2 8 11 2

G. Dunbar 3 1 2 9 12 2

C. Warren 4 1 3 11 17 2

C. Johnston 4 0 4 6 20 0

Fixtures: Ram’s Heid - Craig Johnston v Colin Smith, Steve Hamilton v Graham Dunbar; Legion - Conor Warren v Greg Alexander; Tam Walkingshaw v Michael Bastow.

Group C

Results: Scott Lyons 0, Craig Fairweather 5; Ian Brunton 3, Gavin Cargill 5; Josh Davies 5, Walter Preston 0; Josh Longmuir 5, Kevin Brown 3.

Placings

P W L F A Pts

J. Longmuir 5 5 0 25 5 10

K. Brown 6 4 2 26 13 3

Gavin Cargill 6 4 2 21 13 8

Ian Brunton 5 3 2 22 13 6

Josh Davies 4 3 1 17 9 6

C. F’rweather 4 2 2 12 10 4

Scott Lyons 7 1 6 5 30 -4

W. Preston 7 0 7 0 35 -7

Fixtures: free week.

Group D

Fixtures: Cliffburn - Jim Dear v Callum Paton, Steve Reid v Josh Donaldson; Merchants - Kris Cameron v Keir Hamilton, Grant Forsyth v Phil Bowman.

Sign in time is 8 p.m. and matches are races to five. Winners must ‘phone or text the score to Michael Bastow.

UK Open:

Arbroath Qualifier 1

A strong field of 20 players competed for the main prize on Saturday when David Jack qualified for the UK Open. David defeated Gary McLeish by six frames to two in the final.

Although the score suggests a one sided affair Gary was largely unlucky that he found David in magnificent form and a run of bad luck with his own first two breaks saw David race into a four frame lead. Gary couldn’t recover and David went on to secure the first of two Arbroath qualification spots.

Thanks were extended to all those who participated and to Bobby Din of the Cliffburn for allowing the event to be hosted at his venue.