Saturday, 30 December 2017

SIZZLING CHRISTMAS ACTION AT JAXX Q CLUB, BELPER

RICKI SLACK (Bolehill No 1) was six red singles winner
FIFTEEN players turned out to make sure of another cracking nights entertainment in the 2017 Christmas Shootout at Jaxx Q Club where the action proved so sizzling that even the fire alarm sounded half way through the evening!
The Alan Hopkinson Memorial Trophy for the individual six red handicap competition went to his old Bolehill Institute team mate Ricki Slack, who defied a less than stellar previous record in the Christmas competitions to see off Steve Bullock, Keith Robertson, Derek Smith and finally hat-trick seeking Sean Dobney (winner in his last two years of competing but absent last year) in the final.
Dobney had a chance to pull it out of the fire after facing an early deficit but snookered himself with a clearance looking possible and Slack pulled out match winning long pots on green, brown and blue to be crowned champ.

ANDREW HAGGARTY (Alfreton PM) retained the speed snooker trophy
Alfreton Palmer Morewood's Andrew Haggarty showed he is as fleet of foot as ever as he lifted the Eddie Lomas Speed Snooker Challenge Handicap Trophy for the second successive season, a competition in which the goal is to be faster than your opponent in clearing the colours on adjacent tables.
Haggarty received a fitting bye in round one as the current holder, he thenwent on to defeat Charlie Hodgkinson, John Smith and ultimately Steve Bullock in a thrilling final.
Bullock, the oldest player in the event, in his own words showed that "the tortoise can beat the hare" on more than one occasion, and after drawing level with Haggarty at one stage with both players playing the pink with just black to go, it was anyone's game.
But the latter's pedigree came to the fore as he kept a cool head to see off the challenge and take the silverware back to Alfreton.

SAM LAVELLE (Edgefold No 2) and GUY TAYLOR (Alfreton PM) scotch doubles champs
That left just the George Mills Trophy for the scotch doubles handicap to be decided, and it went to the pairing of Sam Lavelle (Edgefold) and Guy Taylor (Alfreton) who between them pulled out fine pots on brown, blue and pink in the final to edge out Ian McKay and Des Smith. In the earlier rounds, they defeated Mark Newby and Nick Kay along with Charlie Hodgkinson and Steve Bullock.
Alan Hopkinson Memorial Trophy (6 reds individual handicap); winner, Ricki Slack (Bolehill Institute No 1); runner-up, Sean Dobney (Edgefold Matlock No 2).
Eddie Lomas Speed Snooker Challenge Handicap Trophy (fastest to clear the colours h2h): winner, Andrew Haggarty (Alfreton Palmer Morewood); runner-up, Steve Bullock (Belper Strutt Club).
George Mills Trophy (6 reds scotch doubles handicap): winners, Sam Lavelle (Edgefold Matlock No 2) and Guy Taylor (Alfreton Palmer Morewood); runners-up, Des Smith (Alfreton Palmer Morewood) and Ian McKay (Matlock Golf Club).

Sunday, 24 December 2017

STRUTT CLUB & EDGEFOLD 2 QUALIFY FOR SIX RED SEMIS

SAM LAVELLE... winner in singles and doubles for EDGEFOLD No 2
ONLY one point separated all teams going into the final round of matches in Group A of the Bob McCartin Six Red Cup and after Belper Strutt Club's 5-2 defeat of Crich Comrades ensured their qualification, it was left to Alfreton Palmer Morewood and Edgefold No 2 to battle out the remaining semi final place.
Ryan Taylor struck first for the Amber Valley cuemen with a 42-22 success in the opener before in form Sean Dobney levelled matters with a 38-9 verdict in the next.
Guy Taylor (20 break) scored a 33-8 triumph in frame three but once again it was locked together as Sam Lavelle won 36-10 in the last of the singles legs.
Dobney and Rob Dicken (20 break) had the visitors ahead for the first time in the first of the scotch doubles legs but Andrew Haggarty and Des Smith quickly equalised to leave everything resting on the final frame.
And in a tense battle, Dobney and Lavelle edged home 29-21 after an enthralling battle.
Strutt had their feet up by then, their victory the day before earning them top place in the group.
Wayne Shooter, Mark Newby and Paul Jarrett had them 3-0 ahead before Cliff Gould pulled one back but Steve Bullock and Justin Weller secured the win in the first of the scotch doubles frames.
Bob McCartin Six Red Cup Group A: Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3, Edgefold Matlock No 2 4; Belper Strutt Club 5, Crich Comrades Club 2.
Open Individual Handicap: Andrew Haggarty 3, Guy Taylor 1; Ian McKay 2, Kevin Munnelly 3; Justin Weller 3, Ricki Slack 2.
Breaks: R Slack 29,22,20; J Weller 27,22; R Dicken 20; G Taylor 20.

Bob McCartin Six Red Cup Group Stages

Group A                                    P       W       L       Pts
Belper Strutt Club                     4         3        1      17
Edgefold Matlock No 2             4         3         1     15
Alfreton Palmer Morewood       4         2        2      14
Crich Comrades                       4         1         3     13
Edgefold Matlock No 1             4         1         3     11

Group B                                   P       W       L       Pts
Matlock Golf Club                    3         3       0       13
Bolehill Institute No 1               3        1        2       11
Matlock Club                            3        1        2       10
Bolehill Institute No 2               3        1        2         8

Sunday, 17 December 2017

ELEMENTARY AS HOLMES STEERS HOME MATLOCK CLUB

PAUL HOLMES ... T & M Motors Player of the Week
AFTER several narrow misses, Matlock Club opened their league account for the season with a 3-2 defeat of Alfreton Palmer Morewood with Mick Mackfall and Paul Holmes securing the doubles leg to scenes of great jubilation on Dale Road.
Holmes edged a tight opening frame 46-40 before Des Smith equalised in the next.
Paul Bryan in another tight contest triumphed 57-49 in frame three but the teams remained lock together after John Smith's win on a re-spotted black in the fourth.
Step forward Holmes and Mackfall to seal the deal, with Paul Holmes earning himself the T & M Motors Player of the Week award in the process.
It was all change at the top of the table with Matlock Golf Club inactive, Edgefold No 2 took full advantage by striking the top for the first time this season courtesy of a 5-0 win over Bolehill No 1.
Rob Dicken struck a break of 29 and Sean Dobney had runs of 25 and 20 as they suddenly have opened up a gap of three points on their closest rivals approaching the halfway stage.
Edgefold No 1 lost 3-2 at Bolehill No 2 despite Neil Parkinson putting them ahead early doors as Mick Bunting and Kevin Munnelly won each of their singles and doubles legs.
And Belper Strutt Club moved to the fringe of the play off places with a 4-1 win at fourth placed Crich Comrades. Cliff Gould (20 break) put the hosts in front but the rest of the match went Strutt's way with Wayne Shooter top scoring in frame three.
League week 8 results: Matlock Club 3, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 2; Edgefold Matlock No 2 5, Bolehill Institute No 1 0; Bolehill Institute No 2 3, Edgefold Matlock No 1 2; Crich Comrades 1, Belper Strutt Club 4.
"B" (Intermediate) Individual Handicap first round: I McKay 3, A Haggarty 2; K Munnelly 1, R Taylor 3; D Harwood 2, G Taylor 3.
Breaks: I McKay 32; R Dicken 29; S Dobney 25,20; K Robertson 20; C Gould 20.

Ashford Arms Premier Division   P      W      L      Pts
Edgefold Matlock No 2                  7         5       2      24
Matlock Golf Club                          7         5       2      21
Edgefold Matlock No 1                  7         4       3      21
Crich Comrades                            7         4       3      19
Belper Strutt Club                          7         5       2     18
Bolehill Institute No 2                     7         4       3     16
Bolehill Institute No 1                     7         3       4     14
Matlock Club                                  8         1       7     14 
Alfreton Palmer Morewood            7         1       6     13
Leading wins: I McKay & S Dobney 6/6; C Hodgkinson 5/6.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

GOLF CLUB HIT THE SUMMIT WITH WIN OVER EDGEFOLD 1

IAN McKAY made it six wins out of six in top of table clash
THE TOP two teams in the Ashford Arms Premier Division clashed and saw a flip flop in the table with Matlock Golf Club defeating Edgefold No 1 4-1 in the clubhouse.
Ian McKay scored a fine 59-7 victory in the opener for his sixth successive league win to set the ball rolling before Rob Muxlow with a great break of 40 (earning him T & M Motors Player of the Week) equalised in the next.
Charlie Hodgkinson continued his resurgence this season to put the golfers ahead and dual Derbyshire champ Graham Jones put the game out of Edgefold's reach to seal the win in frame four before adding the doubles leg partnered by Tony Blant.
Edgefold No 2 remain in close touch with their own 4-1 defeat of Matlock Club.illuminated by breaks of  47, 30 and 22 from Sean Dobney after Graeme Wood had taken a tight opener for the vanquished.
Crich Comrades also continued their move up the table with a 4-1 home win over Bolehill No 1. Colin Marchington put the visitors ahead but it was one way traffic thereafter with Crich's John Smith top scoring.
The tightest match of the week saw Bolehill No 2 edge out Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3-2, Keith Robertson and Martin Forster securing the deciding doubles leg after Alfreton's version of John Smith had levelled matters.
League week 8 results: Matlock Golf Club 4, Edgefold Matlock No 1 1; Edgefold Matlock No 2 4, Matlock Club 1: Crich Comrades Club 4, Bolehill Institute No 1 1; Bolehill Institute No 2 3, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 2.
OMYA Cup (Indiv Scratch) first round: N Parkinson 2, D Harwood 3; J Weller 3, S Bullock 1; G Jones 3, A Smith 1; R Taylor 2, A Lowe 3; K Munnelly 1, R Slack 3; R Muxlow scr, J Smith w/o.
Open Individual Handicap first round: R Muxlow 0, S Dobney 3.
Breaks: S Dobney 47,3022; R Muxlow 40: R Slack 25,24,24,20; A Lowe 21.

Ashford Arms Premier Division   P      W      L      Pts
Matlock Golf Club                          7         5       2      21
Edgefold Matlock No 1                  6         4       2      19
Edgefold Matlock No 2                  6         4       2      19
Crich Comrades                            6         4       2      18
Belper Strutt Club                          6         4       2     14
Bolehill Institute No 1                     6         3       3     14
Bolehill Institute No 2                     6         3       3     13
Alfreton Palmer Morewood            6         1       5     11
Matlock Club                                  7         0       7     11 
Leading wins: I McKay 6/6; S Dobney 5/5; C Hodgkinson, R Muxlow & A Lowe 5/6.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

PAUL AND CHRIS TOP BREAKS CHART FOR GOLF CLUB

PAUL ROE was pivotal in Matlock Golf Club topping Group B
THE first two semi final places were at stake in Group B of the Bob McCartin Six Red Cup this week in a tight group that saw Matlock Golf Club and Bolehill No1 just two points ahead of their respective opponents going into the final round of fixtures.
Golf Club wrapped up the winners spot in the group courtesy of a 5-2 home win over Bolehill No 2 with Paul Roe and Chris Parker notching the highest scotch doubles break yet of 38 combined with a run of 26 to rubber stamp a fine performance. Ian Peacock had earlier been on target for the visitors.
Meanwhile, Matlock Club hosted Bolehill No 1 in a thriller, needing a 5-2 win to qualify, the Dale Road cuemen took the first three frames courtesy of Graeme Wood, Mick Mackfall and Dave Benson to leave the dream very much alive.
Ian Birks with a 49-39 verdict pulled one back and then a crucial black ball win in the opening scotch doubles leg from Colin Marchington and Ricki Slack made it 3-2.
Keith Manlove paired up with Wood soon afterwards for a convincing success to leave everything on the final frame but a run of 22 from Slack and Birks steadied the ship for the visitors and they eventually held on to the runners up spot.
In Group A, Edgefold No 2 defeated Edgefold No 1 5-2 with Sean Dobney and Rob Dicken winning all frames they contested whilst Alfreton Palmer Morewood came from 2-0 behind to defeat Crich Comrades 4-3 with Des Smith and Guy Taylor taking the deciding doubles leg.
Bob McCartin Six Red Cup Group A: Edgefold Matlock No 1 2, Edgefold Matlock No 2 5; Crich Comrades Club 3, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 4. Group B: Matlock Golf Club 5, Bolehill Institute No 2 2; Matlock Club 4, Bolehill Institute No 1 3.
Breaks: P Roe / C Parker 38.26; R Slack / I Birks 22; R Dickin / S Lavelle 20.

Bob McCartin Six Red Cup Group Stages

Group A                                    P       W       L       Pts
Belper Strutt Club                     3         2        1      12
Alfreton Palmer Morewood       3         2        1      11
Edgefold Matlock No 2             3         2         1     11
Crich Comrades                       3         1         2     11
Edgefold Matlock No 1             4         1         3     11

Group B                                   P       W       L       Pts
Matlock Golf Club                    3         3       0       13
Bolehill Institute No 1               3        1        2       11
Matlock Club                            3        1        2       10
Bolehill Institute No 2               3        1        2         8

Leading scotch doubles break: P Roe / C Parker 38.

Top two from each group qualify for semi finals.
Preferred qualifying criteria in full: Points (frames won), matches won, winner of head to head if equal; most points taken from highest ranking team in group down to next team until there is a clear winner; team winning most singles matches over the group.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

STRUTT CLUB INFLICT FIRST DEFEAT ON LEAGUE LEADERS

PAUL JARRETT opened up with a win for BELPER STRUTT CLUB
BELPER STRUTT CLUB inflicted the first Ashford Arms Premier Division defeat of the season on leaders Edgefold No 1 courtesy of a 3-2 away win which lifts them to fourth place.
Paul Jarrett, this week's T & M Motors sponsored player of the week, took the opener 64-43 to end the unbeaten run of Jason Ankers and Steve Bullock made it 2-0 with a convincing display in the next.
Duncan Harwood edged a tight third frame to put the game in the balance but Wayne Shooter with a 61-52 over hitherto undefeated Rob Muxlow secured the outcome in favour of the Amber Valley cueman before Harwood and Ankers took the concluding doubles frame.
Second placed Matlock Golf Club fell 3-2 at Bolehill No 1. Andrew Brough top scored for the hosts while Graham Jones and Ian McKay paired up to reduce the overall arrears in the final frame.
Crich Comrades enjoyed a superb 4-1 win at Alfreton Palmer Morewood with Crich's John Smith taking the opener 55-53 on the deciding black to set the tone. Andrew Haggarty was on target for Alfreton.
And Bolehill No 2 defeated Matlock Club 3-2 in the remaining fixture with Keith Robertson and Ian Peacock in fine form after Graeme Wood's opening salvo for the hosts.
League week 6 results: Edgefold Matlock No 1 2, Belper Strutt Club 3; Bolehill Institute No 1 3, Matlock Golf Club 2; Alfreton Palmer Morewood 1, Crich Comrades 4; Matlock Club 2, Bolehill Institute No 2 3.
Breaks: G Jones 23.

Ashford Arms Premier Division   P      W      L      Pts
Edgefold Matlock No 1                  5         4       1      18
Matlock Golf Club                          6         4       2      17
Edgefold Matlock No 2                  5         3       2      15
Belper Strutt Club                          6         4       2      14
Crich Comrades                             5         3       2     14
Bolehill Institute No 1                     5         3       2     13
Bolehill Institute No 2                     5         2       3     10
Matlock Club                                  6         0       6     10
Alfreton Palmer Morewood            5         1       4       9 
Leading wins: I McKay 5/5; S Dobney 4/4; C Hodgkinson, R Muxlow, R Dickin, J Ankers, A Lowe 4/5.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

COMPETITION DRAWS FOR DECEMBER AND JANUARY

THE draws for the early rounds of the competitions were made recently.

As agreed by the committee, dates will be put on the matches again this season, though you can of course play them in advance of the set date by re-arranging with your opponent (see the contacts sheet, please give at least 48hrs notice and preferably more).
If absolutely necessary, you can re-schedule it within an extra 7 days, failing agreement you can apply to the match secretary for a further 7 days to play it.
If someone doesn't contact the opposition and then fails to show, they are eliminated obviously.
Matches to be played off the latest handicaps on the scheduled date of the ties (if any are delayed and handicaps change subsequently, the original match handicap will stand).
Matches to take place as drawn for the semi finals, and finals will take place at selected neutral venues or if agreed, toss of a coin for venue between captains, all matches best of 5 this season with finals best of 7 (except "B" final which is best of 5).

OMYA CUP (INDIVIDUAL SCRATCH) First Round
Best of 5 Frames - All off Scratch - 7.30pm
Mon Dec 04: Neil Parkinson (Edgefold 1) v Duncan Harwood (Edgefold 1)*
Mon Dec 04: Justin Weller (Belper Strutt) v Steve Bullock (Belper Strutt)
Mon Dec 04: Graham Jones (Mat Golf Club) v Ade Smith (Crich Comrades)
Tue Dec 05: Ryan Taylor (Alfreton PM) v Ady Lowe (Crich Comrades)
Tue Dec 05: Kevin Munnelly (Bolehill 2) v Ricki Slack (Bolehill 1)
Wed Dec 06: Robert Muxlow (Edgefold 1) v John Smith (Alfreton PM)
* Match between Edgefold 1 players held over from preliminary round as full quota of entries was not received.
Second Round
Tue Jan 23: K Munnelly or R Slack v Sean Dobney (Edgefold 2)
Wed Jan 24: Rob Dickin (Edgefold 2) v G Jones or A Smith
Wed Jan 24: R Muxlow or J Smith v R Taylor or A Lowe
Wed Jan 24: J Weller or S Bullock v N Parkinson or D Harwood

"B" (INTERMEDIATE) INDIVIDUAL HANDICAP First Round
Best of 5 Frames - Normal League Handicaps apply - 7.30pm
Tue Dec 12: Ian McKay (Mat Golf Club) v Andrew Haggarty (Alfreton PM)
Tue Dec 12: Kevin Munnelly (Bolehill 2) v Ryan Taylor (Alfreton PM)
Tue Dec 12: Duncan Harwood (Edgefold 1) v Guy Taylor (Alfreton PM)
Wed Dec 13: Keith Manlove (Matlock Club) v Ady Lowe (Crich Comrades)
Wed Dec 13: Steve Bullock (Belper Strutt) v Paul Holmes (Matlock Club)
Second Round
Wed Jan 17: John Smith (Alfreton PM) v I McKay or A Haggarty
Thu Jan 18: Ade Smith (Crich Comrades) v K Munnelly or R Taylor
Wed Jan 31: S Bullock or P Holmes v K Manlove or A Lowe
Wed Jan 31: D Harwood or G Taylor v Neil Parkinson (Edgefold 1)

OPEN INDIVIDUAL HANDICAP First Round
Best of 5 Frames - Normal League Handicaps apply - 7.30pm
Mon Dec 18: Guy Taylor (Alfreton PM) v Andrew Haggarty (Alfreton PM)
Tue Dec 19: Ian McKay (Matlock Golf Club) v Kevin Munnelly (Bolehill 2)
Second Round
Wed Dec 20: Justin Weller (Belper Strutt) v Ricki Slack (Bolehill 1)
Tue Jan 09: Neil Parkinson (Edgefold 1) v Ady Lowe (Crich Comrades)
Tue Jan 09: Ryan Taylor (Alfreton PM) v John Smith (Alfreton PM)
Wed Jan 10: Robert Muxlow (Edgefold 1) v Sean Dobney (Edgefold 2)
Wed Jan 10: Paul Holmes (Matlock Club) v I McKay or K Munnelly
Wed Jan 10: Ade Smith (Crich Comrades) v Steve Bullock (Belper Strutt)
Mon Jan 15: Keith Manlove (Matlock Club) v G Taylor or A Haggarty
Wed Jan 17: Duncan Harwood (Edgefold 1) v Rob Dickin (Edgefold 2)

DENIS MORTON TROPHY (PAIRS HANDICAP) First Round
Best of 5 Frames - Normal League Handicaps apply - 7.30pm
Wed Jan 03: S Dobney / R Dickin (Edge 2) v K Manlove / P Holmes (Mat Club)
Wed Jan 03: G Jones / I McKay (Mat Golf Club) v J Smith / R Taylor (Alfreton)

Sunday, 19 November 2017

CHARLIE AND CHRIS DO THE BUSINESS FOR GOLFERS

CHARLIE HODGKINSON ... remains undefeated in League
WITH Edgefold No 1 inactive this week, Matlock Golf Club and Edgefold No 2 both moved to within a point of the leaders inthe Ashford Arms Premier Division courtesy of wins over Alfreton Palmer Morewood and Bolehill No 2 respectively.
The golfers came out on top 3-2 in a tough battle with the Amber Valley cuemen thanks to Charlie Hodgkinson and Chris Parker's 61-32 success in the deciding doubles.
Ryan Taylor had earlier put the hosts in front on the black, but Ian McKay hit back to equalise and Hodgkinson maintained his undefeated run in the next to earn himself the T & M Motors of Belper player of the week mantle.
John Smith ensured the match went the distance with a 47-23 verdict in frame four.

Edgefold 2's 4-1 win on Bolehill Road saw Rob Dicken and Sean Dobney top scoring in the doubles after Ian Peacock had kept the hosts in the hunt in frame three.

Elsewhere, Bolehill No 1 bounced back from their own whitewash to defeat Belper Strutt Club 5-0 with Ian Birks and Ricki Slack victorious in both singles and doubles whilst Crich Comrades defeated Matlock Club 4-1 on School Lane.
Cliff Gould put the Comrades in the ascendancy early doors and they didn't look back despite a black ball win for Mick Mackfall for the visitors.

League week 5 results: Alfreton Palmer Morewood 2, Matlock Golf Club 3; Bolehill Institute No 2 1, Edgefold Matlock No 2 4; Belper Strutt Club 0, Bolehill Institute No 1 5; Crich Comrades 4, Matlock Club 1.
Breaks: S Dobney 25; S Zoppi 23; P Jarrett 23; R Slack 20.

Ashford Arms Premier Division   P      W      L      Pts
Edgefold Matlock No 1                  4         4       0      16
Matlock Golf Club                          5         4       1      15
Edgefold Matlock No 2                  5         3       2      15
Belper Strutt Club                          5         3       2      11
Bolehill Institute No 1                     4         2       2     10
Crich Comrades                             4         2       2     10
Alfreton Palmer Morewood            4         1       3       8 
Matlock Club                                  5         0       5       8
Bolehill Institute No 2                     4         1       3       7
Leading wins: S Dobney, C Hodgkinson, I McKay, R Muxlow & J Ankers 4/4.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

WAYNE AND STRUTT CLUB SHOOT DOWN EDGEFOLD No 1

WAYNE SHOOTER helped STRUTT CLUB to the top of Group A
BELPER STRUTT CLUB stormed to the top of Group A in the latest round of Bob McCartin Six Red Cup matches courtesy of a 5-2 home win over league champions Edgefold No 1.
Rob Muxlow, in fine form for the visitors this season, had the champs in front early doors but Paul Jarrett and Wayne Shooter hit back quickly before the ever reliable Justin Weller made it 3-1 soon afterwards.
Further wins for captain Steve Bullock and Newby and then Shooter and Jarrett in the scotch doubles left the Edgefold cuemen in a distressed state but Duncan Harwood and Jason Ankers showed their grit with a clearance of 22 to  reduce the arrears in the final frame of the night.

Crich Comrades also scored an excellent 5-2 at last weeks conquerors Edgefold No 2. with Keith Fretwell and Cliff Gould joint top scoring whilst Sean Dobney continued his good run for the vanquished.

Group B remains tight with Matlock Golf Club joining Bolehill No 1 on eight points after a 4-3 success came courtesy of a trio of wins in singles and scotch doubles from Ian McKay whilst Simon Zoppi's 22 clearance to take frame two was the highlight for the hosts.

Bolehill No 2 and Matlock Club are just two points adrift with the Wirksworth men edging a 4-3 verdict with Keith Robertson and Ian Peacock winning the decisive doubles frame after Graeme Wood had given the Dale Road cuemen an early advantage.

Bob McCartin Six Red Cup, Group A: Belper Strutt Club 5, Edgefold Matlock No 1 2; Edgefold Matlock No 2 2, Crich Comrades Club 5. Group B: Bolehill Institute No 1 3, Matlock Golf Club 4; Matlock Club 3, Bolehill Institute No 2 4.
Breaks: S Zoppi 22; D Harwood / J Ankers 22.

Bob McCartin Six Red Cup Group Stages

Group A                                    P       W       L       Pts
Belper Strutt Club                     3        2         1      12
Edgefold Matlock No 1             3         1         2       9
Crich Comrades                       2         1         1       8
Alfreton Palmer Morewood       2         1        1        7
Edgefold Matlock No 2             2         1         1       6

Group B                                   P       W       L       Pts
Matlock Golf Club                    2         2       0        8
Bolehill Institute No 1               2        1        1        8
Bolehill Institute No 2               2        1        1        6
Matlock Club                            2        0        2        6

Top two from each group qualify for semi finals.
Preferred qualifying criteria: Points (frames won), matches won, winner of head to head if equal.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

SEAN IN FINE FETTLE AS EDGEFOLD No 2 GO FOURTH

SEAN DOBNEY was at his breakbuilding best for EDGEFOLD No 2
SEAN DOBNEY was the prime architect as Edgefold No 2 defeated Crich Comrades 4-1 to move into fourth position in the early stages of this season's Ashford Arms Premier Division.
Dobney notched breaks of 45,38 and 22 as he won each of his singles and doubles legs to lift the T & M Motors of Belper player of the week mantle, latterly achieving a century points haul in combination with captain Rob Dicken.
Dicken had earlier given the home team a 2-0 advantage after Tom Chambers had taken a tight opener whilst Ady Lowe was the only Crich player to get on the winners rostrum.

There was also an emphatic win for Edgefold No 1 who are four points clear after a 5-0 romp at Bolehill No 1.
Rob Muxlow had runs of 22 and 20 and Duncan Harwood notched a fine break of 32 as the biggest obstacle to their winning streak on the night came from an electricity cut which lasted almost half an hour.

Belper Strutt Club scored a fine 4-1 win at Alfreton Palmer Morewood with Paul Jarrett securing the decisive frame after Ryan Taylor had put the hosts in front early doors.

Matlock Golf Club remain second with a 3-2 success at Matlock Club with Graham Jones (breaks of 28 and 24) top scoring.
Mick Mackfall was victorious in both singles and doubles legs for the Dale Road outfit.

Ashford Arms Premier Division week 3 results: Edgefold Matlock No 2 4, Crich Comrades Club 1; Bolehill Institute No 1 0, Edgefold Matlock No 1 5; Alfreton Palmer Morewood 1, Belper Strutt Club 4; Matlock Club 2, Matlock Golf Club 3.
Breaks: S Dobney 45,38,22; D Harwood 32; G Jones 28,24; R Dicken 23;
R Slack 23; R Muxlow 22,20; M Newby 22.

Ashford Arms Premier Division   P      W      L      Pts
Edgefold Matlock No 1                  4         4       0      16
Matlock Golf Club                          4         3       1      12
Belper Strutt Club                          4         3       1      11
Edgefold Matlock No 2                  4         2       2      11
Matlock Club                                  4         0       4       7
Alfreton Palmer Morewood            3         1       2       6
Bolehill Institute No 2                     3         1       2       6
Crich Comrades                             3         1       2       6
Bolehill Institute No 1                     3         1       2       5
Leading wins: J Ankers & R Muxlow 4/4; C Hodgkinson, S Dobney & I McKay 3/3.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

CRICH ARE BACK IN CLOVER AFTER THIRTY YEARS AWAY

ADE SMITH played a captains knock for CRICH COMRADES
CRICH COMRADES romped to their first win in this seasons Ashford Arms Premier Division with a 4-1 verdict at Bolehill No 2 following their return to the fold after almost thirty years away.
Ady Lowe took the opener before after Keith Robertson equalised for the home team by taking his frame on the pink.
However, captain Ade Smith took this week's T & M Motors Player of the Week award by defeating Ian Peacock on the black and then filling in again as reserve to defy the obligatory points penalty to make it 3-1 with their usual fourth player unavailable on the night.
And after a tight battle in the doubles leg, it was Cliff Gould, partnered by Lowe, who sunk the deciding black to chalk up a historic victory.

Edgefold No 1 defeated Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3-2 on the final black in the doubles from 2-0 down with Duncan Harwood and Jason Ankers doing the business after Rob Muxlow had top scored.
Ryan Taylor and Derek Smith had made the early running for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Matlock Golf Club also triumphed by the minimum margin against Edgefold No 2 with Charlie Hodgkinson top scoring whilst Sean Dobney was in fine form in both singles and doubles for the away team.

And Belper Strutt Club also won 3-2 as they overcame Matlock Club on Campbell Street. Graeme Wood put the visitors ahead but a strong performance from Wayne Shooter set the tone for a hard fought home win.

Ashford Arms Premier Division week 3 results: Bolehill Institute No 2 1, Crich Comrades Club 4; Edgefold Matlock No 1 3, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 2; Matlock Golf Club 3, Edgefold Matlock No 2 2; Belper Strutt Club 3, Matlock Club 2.
Breaks: R Muxlow 22; A Smith 21.

Ashford Arms Premier Division   P      W      L      Pts
Edgefold Matlock No 1                  3         3       0      11
Matlock Golf Club                          3         2       1       9
Belper Strutt Club                          3         2       1       7
Edgefold Matlock No 2                  3         1       2       7
Bolehill Institute No 2                     3         1       2       6
Alfreton Palmer Morewood            2         1       1       5
Bolehill Institute No 1                     2         1       1       5
Crich Comrades                             2         1       1       5
Matlock Club                                  3         0       3       5
Leading wins: J Ankers & R Muxlow 3/3; C Hodgkinson, P Roe, S Dobney & I McKay 2/2.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

JOY FOR GOLF CLUB WITH FOUR BLACK BALL DECIDERS

TONY BLANT ... winning partner in decisive scotch doubles legs
THERE were some extremely hard fought games in the next stage of group stage matches in the Bob McCartin Six Red Cup and nonemoreso than in the Group B fixture between Matlock Golf Club and Matlock Club which went down to the final black.
In fact, things started as they finished with Ian McKay and Paul Roe each taking their frames likewise on the final black to give their team a 2-0 lead.
Paul Holmes and Dave Benson reduced the deficit in the first of the scotch doubles legs which was brought forward and then Graeme Wood and Benson again gave Matlock Club the advantage for the first time.
However, both remaining scotch doubles legs went to the Golfers on the crunch ball, making it four black ballers they had won during the evening as Graham Jones and Tony Blant equalised and then Roe and Blant taking a tense finale with a clearance of the last few colours.

Bolehill No 1 defeated Bolehill No 2 5-2 in the other Group B match with Colin Marchington's 22 clearance in the opener setting the tone while Mick Bunting took his singles and doubles legs for the vanquished.

In Group A, there were 4-3 wins for Belper Strutt Club and Edgefold No 1 over Alfreton Palmer Morewood and Crich Comrades respectively.
Guy Taylor and Justin Weller top scored in the aforementioned fixture whilst Robert Muxlow and Ade Lowe were the star performers in the remaining match, which saw Crich 3-2 ahead before the Matlock side fought back to secure victory.

Bob McCartin Six Red Cup Group A: Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3, Belper Strutt Club 4; Crich Comrades 3, Edgefold Matlock No 1 3.
Group B: Matlock Golf Club 4, Matlock Club 3; Bolehill Institute No 2 2, Bolehill Institute No 1 5.
Breaks: C Marchington 22.

Bob McCartin Six Red Cup Group Stages

Group A                                    P       W       L       Pts
Alfreton Palmer Morewood       2        1         1        7
Belper Strutt Club                     2        1         1        7
Edgefold Matlock No 1             2         1         1       7
Edgefold Matlock No 2             1         1         0       4
Crich Comrades                       1         0         1       3

Group B                                   P       W       L       Pts
Bolehill Institute No 1               1        1        0        5
Matlock Golf Club                    1         1       0        4
Matlock Club                            1        0        1        3
Bolehill Institute No 2               1        0        1        2

Top two from each group qualify for semi finals.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

EDGEFOLD No 1 MAKE THE EARLY RUNNING IN REPEAT BID

JUSTIN WELLER ... 30 break and wins in singles and doubles
BOTH Edgefold teams were off to a flyer last week with four points apiece and the pair clashed on Edge Road in week 2 of the Ashford Arms Premier Division in a game which saw the No 1 team continue their quest for a second successive league title in fine style.
However, it was Rob Dickin who struck first for the No 2 cuemen before Jason Ankers (27 break) equalised in the next.
Neil Parkinson made it 2-1 and then Rob Muxlow (26 break) secured the victory before Parkinson and Ankers put the icing on the cake by taking a tight doubles leg.

Matlock Golf Club move second after a 4-1 win over new boys Crich Comrades with Ian McKay top scoring before Ade Lowe and John Smith averted the whitewash in the concluding pairs frame.

Belper Strutt Club came from two down to defeat Bolehill No 2 3-2 on Campbell Street. Kevin Munnelly top scored for the visitors but Justin Weller (30 break) took each of his singles and doubles frames to earn himself the T & M Motors player of the week mantle.

A tight contest was also fought out as Bolehill No 1 edged out Matlock Club 3-2 on the pink in the deciding frame, Ricki Slack's 54 break proving pivotal after he had also secured a century points haul in the singles.
Mick Mackfall had equalised at 2-2 in one of three black ball deciders on the night.

League week 2 results: Edgefold Matlock No 1 4, Edgefold Matlock No 2 1; Crich Comrades 1, Matlock Golf Club 4; Belper Strutt Club 3, Bolehill Institute No 2 2; Bolehill Institute No 1 3, Matlock Club 2.
Breaks: R Slack 54,23,22,21; J Weller 30; J Ankers 27; R Muxlow 26.
T & M Motors player of the week: Justin Weller (Belper Strutt Club).

Ashford Arms Premier Division   P      W      L      Pts
Edgefold Matlock No 1                  2         2       0       8
Matlock Golf Club                          2         1       1       6
Bolehill Institute No 1                     2         1       1       5
Bolehill Institute No 2                     2         1       1       5
Edgefold Matlock No 2                   2         1       1       5
Belper Strutt Club                           2         1       1       4
Alfreton Palmer Morewood             1         1       0       3
Matlock Club                                   2          0      2       3
Crich Comrades                              1          0      1       1
Leading wins: J Ankers, P Roe, R Muxlow, R Dicken & K Munnelly 2.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

ROBBO IS BACK IN GREAT NICK AFTER SUMMER RECESS

KEITH ROBERTSON started the new season in devastating form
BOLEHILL No 2's mercurial cueman Keith Robertson opened up with a barnstorming performance in week 1 of the newly sponsored Ashford Arms Premier Division, scoring breaks of 55 and 47 as he ran away unchallenged with the T & M Motors Player of the Week award.
Matlock Golf Club were the unfortunate team on the receiving end, having been already looking down the barrel when Kevin Munnelly took the opener for the hosts.
Paul Roe equalised in the next before Robertson took centre stage to ensure a 3-2 verdict, taking his singles and doubles legs emphatically with Charlie Hodgkinson  levelling in between.

Each of the Edgefold teams won 4-1 with the No 1 team recovering from Graeme Wood's early salvo for Matlock Club as Jason Ankers and Duncan Harwood took both their singles and doubles.

Edgefold No 2, as in last week's six red cup, defeated Belper Strutt Club with Josh Lee top scoring on his return to action though Mark Newby and Paul Jarrett avoided the whitewash in the pairs.

Alfreton Palmer Morewood's erstwhile squad men Andrew Haggarty and Guy Taylor saw the hosts 2-0 up against Bolehill No 1 and they were safely home and hosed by the time Ricki Slack's run of 32 in the concluding doubles reduced the arrears to the minimum margin.

Ashford Arms Premier Division week 1 results: Bolehill Institute No 2 3, Matlock Golf Club 2; Matlock Club 1, Edgefold Matlock No 1 4; Edgefold Matlock No 2 4, Belper Strutt Club 1; Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3, Bolehill Institute No 1 2.
Breaks: K Robertson 55,47; R Slack 32; S Dobney 27; A Haggarty 25.
T & M Motors player of the week: Keith Robertson (Bolehill No 2).