Rockwater Shield Pool Final 2015
25th March 2015
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.
Played in the Blackstairs Lounge, the match itself was, despite what the final score would suggest, a close affair. Angus MacKay got the Bayview off to a great start, taking advantage of opponent Jim Bain's unfortunate in-off foul shot, by compiling a total clearance. Each of the subsequent frames followed the same pattern where the Bayview's strong start was pegged back by some dogged play from the Queens players.
With wins for Ted Gunn, Steve Atkins and Billy Ackland, Bayview 1 went 4-0 up and looked certain to go further ahead when Arthur Bruce finally made a chance to clear his last four balls only for him to unexpectedly miss a tricky pot on the black ball into the centre pocket, thereby allowing Andrew Coghill back to the table to calmly pot his remaining balls and black ball. In the last of the singles Ronnie Simpson made it 5-1 eventually overcoming Adam Scollay.
In the first game of pairs Angus MacKay looked on course to record his second total clearance of the match but ran out of position. After a period of tactical play, the Queens Hotel appeared to have gained the upper hand thanks to a very clever shot from Brian Robertson only for Angus to completely fluke the last red leaving a simple pot on the black ball to hand his team victory. The 33rd Annual Captains Cup event takes place in the Francis Street Club on Saturday 4th of April at midday. Teams can enter their players for this competition by contacting Ryan Carter on 07788477738.
Rockwater Shield Final Result
Queens Hotel 1-6 Bayview "1"
Photograph by Ryan Carter.
From Left: Bayview1 - Tedd Gunn, Arthur Bruce, Billy Ackland, Ronnie Simpson, Steve Atkins, Angus Mackay. Queens - Jim Bain, Adam Scollay, Harry Candeland, David Swanson, Brian Robertson, Andrew Coghill and James Dow.
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.
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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