Portcullis (1) is the team to beat

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PORTCULLIS (1) is the only team in Arbroath and District Pool League with a 100 per cent record and sit on top of Division One, only a single point clear of Cliffburn (1) and Ram’s Heid (2) in joint second place.

All three top teams won on Tuesday night.

In Division Two, Bowlers and West Port Bar (1) share top spot on 10 points after Bowlers were beaten by Fishermans in a close away game. West Port Bar (1) trounced Railway (2) 10-2.

Leading the chasing pack is St Tam’s who recorded a convincing win over Portcullis (3) to claim the points.

Division One

Results: Abbey 7, Newgate 5; Cliffburn (1) 8, Railway (1) 4; Portcullis (1) 9, Portcullis (2) 3; Ram’s Heid (1) 4, Ram’s Heid (2) 8; Stag 1, Legion (1) 11; Station (1) 3, Letham (1) 9.

P W D L Pts

Portcullis (1) 6 6 0 0 12

Cliffburn (1) 6 5 1 0 11

Ram’s Heid (2) 6 5 1 0 11

Legion (1) 6 3 0 3 6

Portcullis (2) 6 3 0 3 6

Railway (1) 6 3 0 3 6

Abbey 6 2 1 3 5

Newgate 6 2 0 4 4

Letham (1) 6 1 1 4 3

Ram’s Heid 1 6 1 1 4 3

Stag 6 1 1 4 3

Station (1) 6 1 0 5 2

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

Division Two

Results: Fishermans 7, Bowlers 5; Legion (3) 6, Cliffburn (2) 6; Letham (2) 7, Legion (2) 5; Portcullis (3) 3, St Tam’s 9; Railway (2) 2, West Port (1) 10; West Port (2) 7, Station (2) 5.

P W D L Pts

Bowlers 6 5 0 1 10

West Port Bar (1) 6 5 0 1 10

St Tams 6 3 2 1 8

West Port Bar (2) 6 3 1 2 7

Fishermans 6 2 3 1 7

Legion (3) 6 2 2 2 6

Letham (2) 6 2 2 2 6

Portcullis (3) 6 2 2 2 6

Cliffburn (2) 6 1 3 2 5

Railway (2) 6 1 1 4 3

Station (2) 6 1 1 4 3

Legion (2) 6 0 1 5 1

Fixtures: Bowlers v St Tam’s; Cliffburn (2) v Railway (2); Legion (2) v West Port (2); Letham (2) v Fishermans; Station (2) v Portcullis (3); West Port (1) v Legion (3).

Results should be texted or ‘phoned in to the match secretary by the captain of the home team upon completion of the match.

Individual Membership tour

A total of 42 players entered the IM tour last season and it was encouraging to have such a positive response.

Arbroath and District Pool League wishes to continue promoting this more widely among all interested pool players. It is a great opportunity for players to improve their skills and compete at the highest levels in Scotland. To that end, entries are being invited for any interested player to join next season’s tour.

The IM tour has been reviewed for the 2013 season and the number of events has increased from five to seven, each event carrying ranking points. As a result the fee has increased to £30 (previously £25). The Scottish Singles is also included in the ranking scoring system. This costs a further £5 to enter and will be collected separately. Each player receives a ranking score based upon their best six events out of the eight events mentioned above.

There are local qualifiers held for each event and these are drawn by the SPA and sent to each IM rep. After this, the local players are permitted to arrange their own matches at a mutually agreed time and venue. The only stipulation is the match must be played before a pre-determined deadline.

The deadline for submission of names, £30 fees and contact e-mail information is Saturday, December 1. Any interested players should contact Michael Bastow in the first instance for more information or visit the SPA website at www.scottishpool.com.

ADPL Grassroots

This year’s ADPL Grassroots tournament will be held at the Cliffburn Hotel. Players drawn out in the preliminary round are to sign-in at the venue no later than 9.30 a.m. Those lucky enough to receive a bye into the last 64 must sign in at 12 noon.

The prelim round matches will be best of three frames. The races in subsequent rounds may increase depending on time.

The straight draw is as follows:

Preliminary round

1, Tom Dye v Lindsay Palser; 2, Sean Milne v Ken McPherson; 3, Ben Ross v Josh Longmuir; 4, Mark Donald v Glen McEvoy; 5, Wayne Green v Luke Lawson; 6, Michael Bastow v Pam Twaddle; 7, Kevin Brown v Brandyn Talbot; 8, Dave McDowell v James Twaddle; 9, John McPherson v Colin Smith; 10, Drew Johnstone v Alan Reid; 11, Dean Craig v Alex Cargill; 12, Kent Mitchell v Laura Sievwright; 13, John Whyte v Frank Ebsworth; 14, Matthew Tosh v Dean Smith; 15, Dave Barthorpe v Ricky Dewars; 16, Connor Ferguson v Shane Twaddle; 17, Stuart Lamont v Nicky Ritchie; 18, Scott MacEwan v Mitch Longmuir; 19, Chris Robinson v Kenny McMillan; 20, Alex Whyte v Walter Preston; 21, Craig Fairweather v Dave Smith; 22, Jamie Stewart v Scott Strachan.

Last 64

Winner match 1 v winner match 2; winner match 3 v winner match 4; winner match 5 v winner match 6; winner match 7 v winner match 8; winner match 9 v winner match 10; winner match 11 v winner match 12; winner match 13 v winner match 14; winner match 15 v winner match 16; winner match 17 v winner match 18; winner match 19 v winner match 20; winner match 21 v winner match 22; Richard Tosh v Scott Teviotdale; Chris Lyons v Mark Crozier; Steve Reid v Tam Twaddle; Paul Kelly v Mark Farquharson; Callum Paton v George McKiddie; Tam Shepherd v Ryan McGregor; Stuart Campbell v Jamie Robertson; Lee Strachan v Christian Watt; Mark Gray v Willie Whitson; Wayne Robertson v Josh Donaldson; Steve Hardwick v Richard Paterson; Garry Craig v Richard Crowder; Craig Johnston v Daniel Westwood; Duncan Low v Ally Herald; Mark Wilkie v Neil Stewart; Stuart Fraser v Danny Mudie; Jim Dear v Brian Meikle; Scott Lyons v Jim Falconer; Mark Platt v Gary Stewart; Craig Humphreys v Neil Walker; Liam Buchan v Douglas Sievwright.