New season opens on Tuesday

THE NEW Arbroath and District Pool League begins on Tuesday (September 25).

Division One

Fixtures: Legion 1 v Cliffburn 1; Letham 1 v Railway 1; Portcullis 2 v Abbey; Ram’s Heid 2 v Newgate; Stag v Ram’s Heid 1; Station 1 v Portcullis 1.

Division Two

Fixtures: Cliffburn 2 v Bowlers; Legion 3 v Station 2; Portcullis 3 v Letham 2; Railway 2 v West Port 2; St Tam’s v Legion 2; West Port 1 v Fishermans. Results should be texted or ‘phoned in to the match secretary upon completion of the games.

Arbroath Masters

This year’s Masters will be held on Saturday, October 13, at the Portcullis with a sign-in time of 11.30 a.m. The entry fee will remain at £20 per player, with the format from the last event being retained (four groups of four, with the top two in each group going on to the quarter-finals).

The group stage will be races to four (matches stop once a player gets to four, i.e., not all frames are played out) and the knock-out stage will start as races to five. Players should note that races may be increased in the semis and/or final, but this will only happen if time permits. In the groups, frame difference will be used to separate players tied on points. If players are still tied, then head to head records will be used.

Players are invited to compete depending on their final place in the ADPL Ranking System. Those players invited to this year’s event have been contacted and should respond to the match secretary as soon as possible to confirm their attendance.

SPA Under-23s

Ian Anderson, who travelled through to Rosyth at the weekend to compete in this year’s Under-23 Scottish Youths and Juniors event, had two good wins and reached the quarter-finals before being defeated by a very experienced Liam Dunster, Dunfermline.

SPA Super 15s

Players who have been selected for the forthcoming Super 15s events and have not paid their accommodation fees are reminded these must be paid to the treasurer as soon as possible.