Bfest Annual Pairs Championships 2015
22nd April 2015
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. In group A it was Hamish New and Darren Goodwill who would combine well to top their group and qualify in top spot.
Colin Banks and Alan Stewart, who were representing the Crown Bar, played extremely well on the Saturday and they went on to secure their place in the semi finals. Tam Sutherland and Greg Thompson were in outstanding form on the Saturday and thoroughly deserved their spot in the knockout stages, as they qualified from group B. In a very tough group, with strong teams from Retro, Queens and Blackstairs, it was the defending champions Carter and Honeyman who grabbed the other qualifying place to set up two exciting semi final matches.
Banks and Stewart made it to their first ever Bfest Pairs final, as they made quick work of their semi final match to beat Sutherland and Thompson 6-0. Carter and Honeyman also won their semi final comfortably with a 6-1 win against New and Goodwill, which set up a Camps versus Crown final.
The opening frames of the final were tight affairs, as the camps pair held a slight lead at 3-2. Carter and Honeyman then took complete control of the match as they played some superb pool to win the next four frames for a 7-2 win and their third straight Bfest Pairs Championship.
This victory marks Ryan Carter's 23rd official Wick & District Pool League title. With eight league titles, eight Rockwater Shields, four Captains Cups, and three Bfest Pairs Championships to his name. Bruce Honeyman is not too far behind his team mate as he as won 18 official WDPL titles.
2015 Bfest Pairs Championships Finalists. From Left: Runners-Up Colin Banks, and Alan Stewart. Winners Ryan Carter, and Bruce Honeyman.
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.
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.
From Left; Colin Banks, Alan Stewart, Scott Risbridger, Alan Larnach (Captain), Martin Hill, Stevie Cunningham, with Lynda Donn (Owner). Photograph By Ryan Carter..
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