Wick & District Pool League - Rockwater Shield
25th November 2014
The first round first legs of the 2014/15 Rockwater Shield got underway on Monday night, with Lybster teams Bayview1 and Commercial earning healthy leads to take into next weeks 2nd leg ties. Dale Johnston of The Seaforth Club got his side off to a good start, but George Zindilis' Commercial showed great desire to win all of the remaining frames to score a 6-1 first leg win.
Steve Atkins' Bayview1 team made the trip through to Wick to face Retro2, and would come away with a well deserved 6-3 victory. Ian Mcdonald got Camps2 off to a great start against Crown1 thanks to an excellent 8-ball clearance, but a goood team performance from the Crown lads helped them earn a 6-3 win.
Alan Larnach (Crown1) also knocked in an 8-ball clearance in this match. Last season's finalists Francis Street Club proved again that they are a great cup side, as they defeated Harpers and take a 6-2 lead into next weeks second leg. Mark Alexander and Rian MacGregor were the outstanding performers for Camps1 on Monday night, as they secure a 6-4 first leg win at home to Retro1.
The second division's top two sides (Queens & Mountain Dew) went head to head on Monday night, and after a very tight match its was the Queens who would grab a 6-3 victory. Bayview2 hosted Crown2 in a match that went all the way to the deciding frame, and it was the home side who would clinch a 6-5 win.
Ryan Cook's Blackstairs Lounge earned a hardfought 6-3 win against Greg Simspon's Sinclair Bay in a close match.
Rockwater Shield 1st Round 1st Leg Results
Queens 6-3 Mountain Dew
Seaforth Club 1-6 Commercial
Harpers 2-6 Francis St Club
Bayview2 6-5 Crown2
Retro2 3-6 Bayview1
Camps1 6-4 Retro1
Crown1 6-3 Camps2
Blackstairs 6-3 Sinclair Bay
2015 Wick & District Summer League Final. Suzanne Carter's Camps "1" have won the Wick & District Summer Pool League for the second year in a row after a 12-8 victory against Camps "2" in this years final.
The 2015 Wick & District Summer Pool League Final will be an all Camps Bar affair as Camps "2" earned the draw they needed on Monday night to secure their place in this years final. Defending champions Camps "1" secured their place in the final last week and made sure they finished the league campaign at the top of the table.
Camps Bar "1" have secured a place in the 2015 Wick & District Summer Pool League final after a hard fought 7-5 victory over The Mountain Dew on Monday night. The Mountain side started well thanks some outstanding potting from Philip Hilton as he defeated Ryan Carter 2-0 to help his team take a 3-1 lead.
The big match in week three of the Wick & District Summer Pool League saw Camps1 defeat Retro 8-4 in a top of the table clash. The match was tied at 2-2 in the early stages, after 1-1 draws between Greg Thomson & Dave McGillivray and Tam Sutherland & Shane Honeyman.
Retro & Camps1 are the only teams to retain their 100% record in week two of the Wick & District Summer Pool League, and will go head to head against each other next week. Retro made the trip out to Lybster to play The Commercial, and kept up their winning ways thanks to a 9-3 victory.
The Wick & District Summer Pool League got underway on Monday night, as defending champions Camps "1" got off to a winning start after a hard-fought 7-5 victory against a tough Commercial Side. Ryan Carter, making his debut for Camps "1", won all three of his frames to help his new side earn a 6-5 lead going into the final frame.
Camps Bar "2" players Ryan Carter and Bruce Honeyman have won the Bfest Annual Pairs Championship for the third year in a row. The Blackstairs Lounge hosted the weekend event, where teams had to qualify from the group stages to make it through to the semi finals on the Sunday.
WIck & District Pool league's 2015 Captains Cup Finalists. One of the best Captains Cup finals in recent memory was won by Ryan Cook by six frames to four Left Ryan Cook, Right Ryan Carter.
Queens Hotel are this seasons Wick and District Pool League Division 2 champions, having defeated the Francis Street Club in the league decider. Played in the Seaforth Highlanders Club, this league decider was necessary because both teams finished on the same points with equal frame differences.
Steve Atkins' Bayview1 side have won the 2015 Rockwater Shield for a second time after a hard fought victory over the Queens Hotel. The team from Lybster, having previously won this knockout competition and having been strong contenders in league Division One were most people's strong favourites going in to the final against newly promoted Wick side Queens Hotel and indeed ran out 6-1 winners.
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