Wick & District Pool League Season 2014/15 Week1
22nd October 2014
The 2014/15 Wick & District Pool League season got underway on Monday night as sixteen teams looked to get their campaign off to a winning start. The big match in divsion one saw last years second and third placed teams (Bayview1 & Crown1) go head to head out in Lybster.
Both teams have strengthened their squads significantly over the summer, but it was Bayview1 who hit the ground running as they clinched an impressive 8-4 win. Eight time division one winners Camps2 looked like they would get their season off to a great start as they took a 5-1 lead away to Sinclair Bay.
However, the Keiss side would battle their way back into the match and win 5 out of 6 doubles games to clinch a draw in a 4 hour marathon match. Alan Steven and James Ross both won all three of their games to help their Retro1 side beat Commercial 10-2 in their first ever match in division one. Ryan Cook's Blackstairs side scored an impressive 9-3 win over the 2014 summer league champions Camps1.
Shane Honeyman and Mark Alexander helped the Camps take an early 2-1 lead, but Blackstairs took control of the tie with Alan Forbes' 8-ball clearance the highlight of the match.
Francis Street Club, Mountain Dew and Bayview2 all recorded wins in division two's opening week. Wins from Kevin Beales, Dale Johnston and Donald Coghill helped Seaforth Club stick with the Francis St Club as the match was tied at 3-3 after the singles.
The Francis St Club would win five of the six doubles games to secure an 8-4 win. Bayview2 got their season off to a flying start as they sealed a comfortable 9-3 win away to Crown2. Philip Hilton and Andy Bunn won all of their games to help Mountain Dew to an 8-4 victory over Harpers.
A 6-ball clearance by Harry Candeland helped Queens in the early stages of their match against Retro2, but the teams would share the singles as the match was tied at 3-3. Good play from Andrew Coghill and Brian Robertson would see Queens win three of the next four frames to take a 6-4 lead, but the Retro side worked hard to bounce back and earn a draw.
Week 1 Results
Camps1 3-9 Blackstairs
Sinclair Bay 6-6 Camps2
Retro1 10-2 Commercial
Bayview1 8-4 Crown1
Queens 6-6 Retro2
Crown2 3-9 Bayview2
Mountain Dew 8-4 Harpers
Seaforth Club 4-8 Francis St Club
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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