Saturday, 25 November 2017


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).

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

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)

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)

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 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.