Summer Pool League gets under way

The Arbroath Summer Pool League continues for a third year with a total of 32 players competing to become Summer League Champion.

The first week saw a clash between recent Arbroath and District Pool League singles runner-up Greg Alexander and defending Summer League Champion, Graham Dunbar. A one sided scoreline saw Greg win by a 5-0 margin. Debutants Liam Buchan, Colin Smith, Josh Longmuir and Ian Brunton all started off their campaigns with good wins.

Goup A

Results: Garry Mitchell v Jeff Barthorpe, postponed; Wayne Green 1, Liam Buchan 5; Pamela Twaddle 1, Ricky Dewars 5; Dave McFarlane 1, Martin Cherry 5.

Fixtures: Ram’s Heid - Wayne Green v Martin Cherry; Ricky Dewars v Jeff Barthorpe: Legion - Dave McFarlane v Garry Mitchell; Pamela Twaddle v Liam Buchan.

Group B

Results: Graham Dunbar 0, Greg Alexander 5; Conor Warren 5, Craig Johnston 2; Michael Bastow 1, Colin Smith 5; Tam Walkingshaw 5, Steve Hamilton 1.

Fixtures: Cliffburn - Conor Warren v Steve Hamilton; Colin Smith v Greg Alexander: Merchants - Tam Walkingshaw v Graham Dunbar; Michael Bastow v Craig Johnston.

Group C

Results: Kevin Brown 5, Gavin Cargill 1; Walter Preston 4, Josh Longmuir 5; Josh Davies v Craig Fairweather, postponed; Scott Lyons 1, Ian Brunton 5.

Fixtures: Free week.

Group D

Fixtures: Portcullis 1 - Keir Hamilton v Josh Donaldson; Phil Bowman v Kris Cameron: Portcullis 2 - Grant Forsyth v Callum Paton; Jim Dear v Steve Reid.

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

SPA Super 15s

This year’s Super 15s Premier and First Division events will be held at Haven, Craig Tara, Ayr, over the weekend of November 8, 9 and 10. The Second Division event will be held at Pettycur Bay, Kinghorn, Fife, over the weekend of November 15, 16 and 17.

As yet, the teams do not know where they will be travelling and as such players are asked to make themselves available for both weekends.

Arbroath and District Pool League has to inform the SPA at the July meeting on the number of teams entering. Teams will not be permitted to enter after this date. Again, similar to the Super 11s, players are being asked for a commitment to these events and as such a £20 ‘non-refundable’ deposit is required. If you are subsequently not selected for any of the teams you will get your money refunded. If a player withdraws after being selected then they will lose their deposit.

To that end, the Arbroath League needs to start gathering interest for teams. The interest list will close on Saturday, June 28.

The names will be collated and passed to the selection committee for team selections. Any player interested or those who have questions please contact the match secretary, Michael Bastow on 07921 722033.