Pool results and fixtures

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Shotz teams in control

Shotz 1 remain a point ahead of stablemates Shotz 2 in the Arbroath and District Pool League Division One after both won on Tuesday.

And it’s the Shotz 3 team which tops the Second Division, three points ahead of Westport 1 who went down to Legion 1.

Division One

Results: Cliffburn 1 7, Burns Bar 5; Newgate 1 7, Merchants 5; Portcullis 1 9, Railway 2 3; Railway 1 6, Letham 1 6; Ram’s Heid 1 1, Shotz 1 11; Shotz 2 10, Newgate 2 2.

P W D L Pts

Shotz 1 13 12 1 0 25

Shotz 2 13 11 2 0 24

Portcullis 1 13 11 0 2 22

Cliffburn 1 13 10 0 3 20

Portcullis 2 12 6 2 4 14

Burns Bar 13 5 1 7 11

Letham 1 13 4 3 6 11

Merchants 13 5 0 8 10

Newgate 1 13 5 0 8 10

Newgate 2 13 2 3 8 7

Railway 2 13 3 0 10 6

Railway 1 13 1 2 10 4

Ram’s Heid 1 13 1 2 10 4

Fixtures: Burns Bar v Portcullis 2; Letham 1 v Newgate 1; Merchants v Portcullis 1; Newgate 2 v Cliffburn 1; Railway 2 v Shotz 2; Shotz 1 v Railway 1; Ram’s Heid 1, bye.

Division Two

Results: Bowlers 1 4, Cliffburn 2 8; Legion 1 8, Westport 1 4; Letham 2 5, Portcullis 3 7; Shotz 3 8, Stag 4; Legion 2 8, St Tams 4; Station 7, Fishermans 5; Westport 2 0, Bowlers 2 12.

P W D L Pts

Shotz 3 14 12 2 0 26

Westport 1 14 11 1 2 23

Portcullis 3 14 10 2 2 22

Legion 1 14 7 3 4 17

Station 14 7 3 4 17

Cliffburn 2 14 7 2 5 16

Bowlers 1 14 6 4 4 16

Letham 2 14 5 5 4 15

Fishermans 14 6 1 7 13

Legion 2 14 5 0 9 10

Bowlers 2 14 4 0 10 8

St Tams 14 2 4 8 8

Stag 14 1 3 10 5

Westport 2 14 0 0 14 0

Fixtures: Bowlers 2 v Shotz 3; Cliffburn 2 v St Tams; Fishermans v Bowlers 1; Portcullis 3 v Legion 1; Stag v Letham 2; Westport 1 v Station; Legion 2, bye.

Usual 8 p.m. sign-in time. Home team captain to ‘phone or text the score to the match secretary upon completion of the match.

Tayside Singles

The Tayside Singles will be played on January 31 and it is Dundee’s turn to host this event.

The competition will be held at the Old Mill Snooker and Pool Club, Dundee.

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The sign-in time will be 11 a.m. with matches starting as best of five frames. The entry fee remains at £5 per player. The draw will be carried out in advance. The deadline for Arbroath entries is 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27. Any Arbroath players who wish to enter, please contact Michael Bastow to arrange payment.

SPA Willie McCartney Competition

The SPA have announced the entry deadline for this year’s Willie McCartney Singles as February 22. This event is run in a similar fashion to the IMs and Scottish Singles with the SPA carrying out the draw and then the players arranging their own matches between themselves at a time/venue etc that suits both players.

As with previous years, the SPA will vet the list of entries submitted and players deemed not eligible will be removed and have their entry fee refunded. The SPA have already expressed that players excluded in previous years are still exempt from entering.

The number of qualifiers to the national finals is determined on a pro-rata basis once all entries are received. The more entries Arbroath has the higher the number of qualifiers received. Last year 62 entries were received and there were 10 qualifiers.

The national finals will be held over the weekend of June 27/28 at a venue still to be confirmed. Entry remains at £5 per player. Please contact the match secretary if you wish to enter this competition.

These matches will be best of nine frames which brings it in line with the national finals (was previously best of 11).

The deadline for Arbroath entries is Tuesday, February 17.

GM Properties Ltd ADPL Singles

The GM Properties Ltd ADPL Singles round of last 128 will take place on Tuesday, January 27, with a strict sign-in time of 8 p.m. Controllers are to ‘phone or text the scores to the match secretary upon conclusion of the ties.

There will be four matches at each venue providing four qualifiers. All matches are best of five frames. Lag the first frame and alternative break from then onwards.

Referees to be in place for all matches, upon completion of the first match it will be the winners who will referee the following match.

*denotes controller

Bowlers - Martin Cherry, George Ogilvie, John Fotheringham, Gary McLeish, Dale Matthews, Bruce Wallace, Steve Webster*, Dale Leith.

Burns Bar - Paddy Nicoll, Gordon Dickson, Ewan Buggins, Chris Mitchell, Jeff Barthorpe*, Callum Paton, Richard Anthistle, Sean Mitchell.

Cliffburn - Ian Anderson, Seonaid Wishart, Gordon Smith*, Alan Doyle, Kane Scott, Dave McKay, Gary Stewart, Craig Fairweather.

Legion (bar) - Graham Dunbar*, Tam Walkingshaw, Jamie Stewart, Steve Hallam, Jim Dear, Grant Forsyth, Robert Baird, David Jack.

Legion (darts) - Craig Gowans, Susan Scotland, Craig Humphreys*, Billy Cadger, Liam Scott, Lindsay Palser, Dean Smith, James Allan.

Merchants - Glen McEvoy, Steve Hardwick*, Dale Ross, Rikki McWalter, Sean Barker, Wayne Green, Ricky Dewars, Josh Longmuir.

Newgate - Kevin Duncan, Jim Ogilvie, Liam Buchan, James Scott, Andy Braid, Jake Bruce, Brian Craig*, James Cowie.

Portcullis (bar) - Chris Gray, Richard Crowder, Wayne Robertson, Garry Mitchell, Marc Scott, Roy Middleton*, Mitch Longmuir, Ian Davidson.

Portcullis (darts) - Bob Whitelaw, Ian Brunton, Keir Hamilton, Gavin Cargill, Bobby Bell, Ronnie Edwards, Kenny MacMillan, Tom Dye*.

Ram’s Heid (bar) - Stephen Humphreys, Drew Johnston, Michael Shore, Billy Girdwood, Sam McWalter*, David Thornton, Craig Toal, Christian Watt.

Ram’s Heid (kitchen) - Michael Bastow*, Richard Paterson, John Maud, Gordon Soutar, Greg Alexander, Ally Herald, Steven Scott, Stuart Campbell.

Shotz 1 - Alex Masson, Paul Duncan, James Jackson, Paul Wiltosz, Jim Falconer, Mark Donald*, Colin Smith, Kieran Harrison.

Shotz 2 - Gareth Ruxton, Nic Van Rijn, Barry Scothorne, Daryl Scott, Craig Johnston, Kris Cameron, Scott MacEwan*, Davie Williams.

Shotz 3 - George McKiddie*, Derrick Wilson, Shane Twaddle, Jon Davies, Josh Donaldson, Darrin Warren, Peter Longmuir, Mark Wilkie.

Shotz 4 - Danny Ford, Kyle Couttie, Blair Cunningham, Fraser Gall, Jamie Robertson, Stuart Kerr, Steve Reid*, Mark McGlashan.

Westport Bar - Neil Davidson*, Kenny MacPherson, Jack Faulds, Karl Capewell, Bob Tosh, Gordon Taylor, Scott Lyons, Chris Smith.