Message from the Committee:
With the season now concluded for both the Wednesday and Thursday league, and just the Competition Finals to be played out next week, the PWR committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have taken part in this, our inaugural season, and making it the success it has been – your passion for the game and participation in this league is hugely appreciated and we hope that this is just the start of many, many more successful seasons to come.
We would also like to thank our league sponsors, Jet for the Wednesday league and Stanground Carpets and Flooring for the Thursday league for their invaluable contribution this season and their continued support going into next season, hugely appreciated!
Welcome too to the new teams that have signed up with us for the new upcoming season, again, we appreciate your support too and hope to attract many more players and teams in future seasons - if you have any ideas that you feel would improve or enhance this league then 'our door is always open' and would welcome all input - this, after all, is YOUR league!
Finally, it just leaves us to give you all advance notice that the next season will be ready to ‘kick-off’ once again on the October 11th and 12th respectively for the Jet Wednesday and SCF Thursday leagues – remember too that http://www.pwrpool.co.uk/ is your link to our website which will have all the new fixtures in due course and will be regularly updated as the season progresses.
Good luck to you all and many thanks once again!
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'Final match of the season sees Gold confirmed as Champions!’
The inaugural season of the Stanground Carpets & Flooring sponsored Peterborough World Rules Pool League came to a close this week with the final matches being played out on the 21st September and, Court Gold were on their travels for the final time, away to the Heron Warlords. Gareth Mears kicked off proceedings for the Warlords with a ‘break & dish’ however, with their eye on taking the title, Gold then stepped up and smashed out the next 7 frames in a row leaving the Warlords with a mountain to climb going into the final session. The match win for Gold was confirmed in the 11th frame by Joel Scott and with the final 4 frames then shared 2 a-piece, this comfortable win for Gold saw them take the League Title, with Gold’s Sam Boome also finishing top of the averages in the league overall. With an outstanding fixture for the Heron Warlords for the season not being played out, the Warlords finish the season in 7th spot with Ian Lea finishing top of the averages within the Warlords team. Final Score: Heron Warlords 5 – 10 Court Gold
Crosskeys Silver finished the season with no match at all by virtue of a ‘Bye Week’ and, despite also having an outstanding fixture not being played out this season too, Silver manage to hold on to and secure the runners-up spot in the league table overall. Mick Defraine finished top of the averages within the Crosskeys Silver team.
Court Larking About hosted Bluebell R Back and while, there was little chance for either team to make much headway on the teams above them in their respective table positions, both would have wanted to have seen the season out with a win none-the-less. Larking About took the first session 4-1 including a ‘break & dish’ from Lewis Roberts and things didn’t get any better in the second session for the Bluebell team with Larking About taking all 5 frames, including Dom Cooney confirming the match win in the 9th frame. Whilst Bluebell did take the final session 3-2, Larking About had no real issues in this convincing win which sees them secure 3rd spot on the final table standings, Lewis Roberts finished top of the averages within the Court team. Bluebell R Back saw the season out mid-table in 5th, with Luke Watkins finishing top of the averages within the Bluebell team. Final Score: Court Larking About 11 – 4 Bluebell R Back
Court By The Cops travelled to the PSL Lions and whilst their bottom-of-the-table status was already confirmed for the Lions going into this last match of the season, they also knew that it was going to be an uphill task to try and get their second win of the season too. It was the best start for the Lions though when Roy Hasdell took the first frame however, the Cops could not have responded any better by then taking the next 8 frames in a row with Glenn Cripps confirming the win in the 9th frame. Whilst the final session was a much closer affair with the Cops just ‘nicking’ it 3-2, the match win for the Cops sees them finish the season in 6th spot and with Glen Cripps finishing top of the averages within the Cops team. Whilst the Lions ended the season at the foot of the table, Stephen Edgley finished top of the averages within the PSL Lions team. Final Score: PSL Lions 4 – 11 Court By The Cops.
The moral of this final story? ‘Daylight is never a guarantee of success!’ Quinns Muppets hosted the Court Posties form the other side of the city in their final match of the season and this was your typical ‘to & fro’ affair. The Muppets raced into a 3-0 lead, including a ‘break & dish’ by Paul Dewey, only then for the Posties to return the favour by taking the next 3 themselves. It was then the turn of the Posties to repay the favour of the first session by also taking the following 3 frames, with Darren Hope performing a ‘break & dish’ in the 8th, and in doing so, putting a sizable chunk of daylight between themselves and the Muppets….6-3! With the next two frames shared one frame a-piece, it left the Muppets needing to climb a mountain if they were to get the match win by not losing any of the last four frames. With every ball a pressure shot, Anthony Pask, Paul Dewey and Phil Brown took a frame a-piece to square the match up perfectly for a very nervy, last frame decider! Len Donnelly for the Muppets went head-to-head against Mark ‘the Grinder’ Killick for the Posties and this frame saw the latter live up to his nick-name by finally confirming the overall match win for the Posties….a very hard fought win against tough opposition. This final match of the season sees Quinns Muppets finish in 4th spot with Phil Brown finishing top of the averages within the Muppets team and, the Posties down in 8th but well clear of the final 9th spot – Darren Hope finished as top of the averages within the Posties team.
Final Score: Quinns Muppets 7 – 8 Court Posties.
3 matches from earlier in the season were also played out this week:
Re-arranged from 7th July:
Quinns Muppets v Court By The Cops – a close win for the Cops
Final Score: Quinns Muppets 7 – 8 Court By The Cops 8.
Re-arranged from 10th August:
Court Posties v Crosskeys Silver – a comfortable win for Silver
Final Score: Court Posties 5 – 10 Crosskeys Silver
Re-arranged from 24th August:
Quinns Muppets v Court Gold – easy passage for gold
Final Score: Quinns Muppets 4 – 11 Court Gold
The PWR Pool Competitions come to a close next with the finals of the Wednesday and Thursday Singles and Scotch Doubles on 27th and 28th respectively – these will be Live-Streamed out of The Court venue so, log-in to view or better still, come down and support! Thanks!
‘Gold fire themselves back to the top of the league’
The Stanground Carpets and Flooring Thursday league this week, 7th September, saw Court Gold travel away to the PSL Lions and, any thoughts the Lions might have had of building upon their success of last week where they had their first match victory of the season, were very quickly extinguished. Gold have been hovering around the top of the table for most of the season and on paper this should have been a relatively easy ride, and so the reality proved. Gold raced into a 7-0 lead, including a ‘break & dish’ by Ben Bushby, before the Lions then registered their first frame through Paolo Batista. However, that was as good as it got for the Lions because Gold then took all of the remaining frames including Joel Scott confirming the win in the 9th. This convincing win see’s Gold take back the top spot in the table with a game in hand over 2nd place and, with two matches left, the Lions have got a mountain to climb in trying to lift themselves off the bottom of the table.
Final Score: PSL Lions 1 – 14 Court Gold
Heron Warlords hosted Court Larking About and proceedings were all squared up in frame 6 with the Warlords Gareth Mears’s ‘break & dish’. The first 6 frames of the match didn’t suggest the final outcome though because, Larking About then cranked up the tempo and took 8 out of the 9 remaining frames which included John Roe confirming the win for the Court team in the 11th frame and, Dee Coogan taking a consolation frame for the Warlords in the 14th. This now sees Larking About sitting comfortably in 3rd in the table and the Warlords embedded in the mid-table pack.
Final Score: Heron Warlords 4 – 11 Court Larking About
Home advantage certainly proved to be of no advantage at all to any team this week because, as in the first two matches, Crosskeys Silver also struggled against visitors Bluebell R Back. Bluebell took the first session 3-2 and the second, 4-1 leaving Silver the unenviable task requiring all of the remaining 5 frames of the last session to get the win. Unfortunately, this was not to be for Silver as Lee McShane for Bluebell then stepped up and confirmed the win in the 11th and, with two further frames won for Bluebell including Ross Balderson making an impact in his debut game for the Bluebell team with a ‘break & dish’, this win see’s Bluebell holding their own amongst the mid-table pack whilst Silver, slip from top spot into 2nd.
Final Score: Crosskeys Silver 5 - 10 Bluebell R Back
No further matches to report on due to postponements – reports on postponed matches will appear as and when they are rescheduled.
No live streams this week due to all matches being played away from The Court Club.
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Match write-up for 31st August
'PSL Lions roar on to their first win of the season!’
With just 3 matches to go before the SCF Thursday League comes to a close, the PSL Lions finally grabbed their first victory of the season when visiting Bluebell R Back tonight, 31st August. On paper this should have been a relatively comfortable win for the Bluebell team given table positions etc however, Pool can be a ‘funny ole game’….sometimes. The Lions took the first session 3-2 to then go and repeat that same score-line in the second session too although, Shane Wood did ‘break & dish’ to make it 4-3 down to Bluebell at one point – Bluebell now knew they had a match on their hands. Luke McShane and Shane Wood for Bluebell then took the first 2 frames in the final session to square the match up with only 3 frames left to play. Martin Edgley gave the advantage back to the Lions only then for Danny May to step up and once again, square the match up with only the deciding frame left to battle out. Trevor Ware for the Bluebell team went up against Dave Clark for the Lions and it was the latter who gave the Lions a very well deserved first win, seeing them still at the foot of the table but certainly happy in the knowledge that their determination and perseverance has finally paid off. Bluebell R Back now currently reside comfortably in mid-table. Final Score: Bluebell R Back 7 - 8 PSL Lions
The featured YouTube Live-stream match this week, saw an all Court affair between Larking About and By The Cops and the former almost took the win within the first 8 frames in a row but, at 7-0 up, Grahame Moulds and Mick Thorpe for the Cops then stepped up to halt the slide for the Cops with 2 in a row of their own – was a fight-back on the cards? Sadly no because, Ivan Knight for Larking About took the 10th frame and with it the win for his team and, with Larking About then also taking 4 out of the last 5 frames in the final session, this proved to be a very comfortable win in the end leaving Larking About sitting comfortably in 3rd spot in the table with the Cops, down in 7th. Final Score: Court Larking About 12 – 3 Court By The Cops
No further matches to report on due to postponements – reports on these will appear as and when they are rescheduled.
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