Martin and Liam rack up two wins each

Martin Cherry and Liam Buchan lead the way in Group A of Arbroath and District Pool League’s Summer League with two wins each.

Tam Walkingshaw continued his good run of form inflicting a 5-4 defeat on Graham Dunbar to share the lead at the top of Group B with Greg Alexander.

Group C had a free week, while Group D started their Summer League campaigns and another three debutants, Phil Bowman, Josh Donaldson and Grant Forsyth, made a name for themselves with fine wins, joining the experienced Steve Reid at the top of the table.

Group A

Results: Wayne Green 1, Martin Cherry 5; Garry Mitchell 5, Jeff Barthorpe 2; Pamela Twaddle 2, Liam Buchan 5.

P W L F A Pts

Martin Cherry 2 2 0 10 2 4

Liam Buchan 2 2 0 10 3 4

Ricky Dewars 1 1 0 5 1 2

Garry Mitchell 1 1 0 5 2 2

Jeff Barthorpe 1 0 1 2 5 0

Dave M’Farlane 1 0 1 1 5 0

Pam’la Twaddle 2 0 2 3 10 0

Wayne Green 2 0 2 2 10 0

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

Group B

Results: Conor Warren 1, Steve Hamilton 5; Colin Smith 1, Greg Alexander 5; Tam Walkingshaw 5, Graham Dunbar 4; Michael Bastow 5, Craig Johnston 1.

P W L F A Pts

Greg Alexander 2 2 0 10 1 4

T. W’lkingshaw 2 2 0 10 5 4

Colin Smith 2 1 1 6 6 2

St’ve Hamilton 2 1 1 6 6 2

Mich’el Bastow 2 1 1 6 6 2

Conor Warren 2 1 1 6 1 2

G. Dunbar 2 0 2 4 10 0

Craig Johnston 2 0 2 3 10 0

Fixtures: Free week.

Group C

Fixtures: Ram’s Heid - Walter Preston v Ian Brunton; Craig Fairweather v Gavin Cargill. Legion - Josh Davies v Josh Longmuir; Scott Lyons v Kevin Brown.

Group D

Results: Keir Hamilton 3, Josh Donaldson 5; Phil Bowman 5, Kris Cameron 3; Grant Forsyth 5, Callum Paton 2; Jim Dear 1, Steve Reid 5.

P W L F A Pts

Steve Reid 1 1 0 5 1 2

Grant Forsyth 1 1 0 5 2 2

Phil Bowman 1 1 0 5 3 2

Josh Donal’son 1 1 0 5 3 2

Kris Cameron 1 0 1 3 5 0

Keir Hamilton 1 0 1 3 5 0

Callum Paton 1 0 1 2 5 0

Jim Dear 1 0 1 1 5 0

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

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 qualifiers

International Sport Promotions (ISP) has announced they will hold the UK Open Pool Championships at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew, over the weekend of September 20, 21 and 22.

The event will be played to Blackball rules and will be double elimination format down to the last 16 in each half.

In the ‘winners’ section, matches will be races to eight frames. In the ‘losers’ section, races will be to five.

Once the last 16 in each half are known they will enter an open draw.

Arbroath will be hosting two one-day qualifying events for this tournament. The entry fee is £10, which gets players entered into both qualifiers. These will be held on Saturday, July 6, at the Cliffburn and July 27 at the Portcullis. Both events will have a sign-in time of 11 a.m.

The entry deadline is Tuesday, July 2.

Interested pool players should contact Michael Bastow for further information.

The winner of each qualifier will receive entry to the Ladbrokes UK Open (worth £100) and overnight accommodation for the Saturday night (worth £45).

National finals

Graham Dunbar, Gary McLeish, Davie Williams and Garry Mitchell travel to Hustlers, Rosyth, this weekend to compete in the IM3 national finals.