Sunday, 4 February 2018


THE draws for the remaining quarter finals 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 - Normal League Handicaps apply - 7.30pm
Mon Feb 12: Ade Smith (Crich Comrades) v Kevin Munnelly (Bolehill 2)
Tue Feb 13: Rob Dickin (Edgefold 2) v Justin Weller (Belper Strutt)
Wed Feb 21: John Smith (Alfreton PM) v Keith Manlove (Matlock Club)
Wed Feb 28: Sean Dobney (Edgefold 2) v N Parkinson (Edg) or A Lowe (CC)

Best of 5 Frames - Normal League Handicaps apply - 7.30pm
Tue Feb 13: R Slack / K Robertson (Bolehill) v A Smith / A Lowe (Crich Coms)
Mon Feb 19: N Parkinson / R Muxlow (Edg 1) v G Jones / I McKay (Mat Glf Clb)
Wed Feb 21: D Harwood / J Ankers (Edg 1) v A Haggarty / D Smith (Alfreton)
Wed Feb 21: S Bullock / J Weller (Strutt) v S Dobney / R Dickin (Edgefold 2)


KEITH MANLOVE swung the balance for MATLOCK CLUB
AN INTERESTING round of games in the Captains Cup team aggregate event with teams on the cusp of qualification all being pegged back by defeats of varying margins.
Alfreton Palmer Morewood, continuing on from an emphatic victory in their opening fixture in Group B, were sailing along nicely as narrow wins for Andrew Haggarty, Des Smith and Guy Taylor saw them take a 28 points advantage going into the fourth frame of their home clash with Matlock Club.
But captain fantastic Keith Manlove rallied his troops, setting a fine example with his 85-67 win in the next and in an engrossing doubles finale, Dave Benson and Paul Holmes got over the line on the deciding black for a final victory of 293-289.

Also falling to defeat on the final black were Belper Strutt Club in Group A, as they went into the final frame locked together on points with Matlock Golf Club at 236 apiece.
And it was here that Ian McKay and Paul Roe stepped forward to be counted in a pulsating doubles contest which they took 62-60.
Wayne Shooter had top scored earlier for the Belper cuemen.

Bolehill No 2 are off to a flyer in Group C as they defeated Edgefold No 1 with Keith Robertson successful in each of his singles and doubles legs after Neil Parkinson had struck first for the Matlock outfit.

Captains Cup (Team Aggregate) Group A:  Belper Strutt Club 296, Matlock Golf Club 298; Group B: Alfreton Palmer Morewood 289, Matlock Club 293; Group C: Bolehill Institute No 2 309, Edgefold Matlock No 2 249.
"B" (Intermediate) Individual Handicap second round: Steve Bullock 3, Keith Manlove 1.
Breaks: D Smith 27; W Shooter 21.

Group A                                      P       W       L         F         A       Diff 
Belper Strutt Club                       2         1        1        608    580      +28
Matlock Golf Club                       1         1        0        298    296        +2
Crich Comrades Club                 1         0        1        282    312       -30

Group B                                      P       W       L         F         A       Diff 
Alfreton Palmer Morewood        2         1        1        637    503    +134
Matlock Club                              1         1        0       293    289        +4
Bolehill Institute No 1                 1         0        1       210    348      -138

Group C                                      P       W       L         F         A       Diff 
Bolehill Institute No 2                 1         1        0       309    249      +60
Edgefold Matlock No 1               2         1        1       617    642       -25
Edgefold Matlock No 2               1         0        1       333    368       -35

Winner of each group qualifies plus best runner-up.
Others enter Jimmy Harper Plate.
Preferred qualifying criteria: 1. Matches won 2. Aggregate points difference 3. Head to head