Monday, 23 April 2018

Q.Club Open Handicap, B2 & B3 £20 Knock Outs


Draw for the Open Handicap Event 9. All Prelims matches to be played by 4th May and all Last 32 matches to be played by 14th May. 38 entries

PRELIMS
Prelim 1 - Micky Birt 0 vs 3.2 Nick McClay
Prelim 2 - David Jones 3 vs -1.2 Anthony McCorry
Prelim 3 - Michael Kane -0.8 vs -1.6 Paul Harris
Prelim 4 - Ryan McKillop -3.8 vs -0.6 Tyler Mcconnell
Prelim 5 - Mark Wilson 4.6 vs -3 Dean McDonagh
Prelim 6 - William Irvine 0 vs 0.2 Wayne Lewis

LAST 32
Prelim 1 vs Prelim 2
Prelim 3 vs Prelim 4
Prelim 5 vs Prelim 6
Ellis Martin TBC vs 2.2 Jim Gilchrist
Aaron Leslie -0.6 vs 0 Robert Hawkins
Trevor Whiteside 0.2 vs 2.6 Sean Davison
Ryan Marcus TBC vs 6.4 Craig Johnston
Eddie Gribben -1.4 vs -1.4 Gerry McCorry
Colin Moore -5 vs 2.8 Neil McFaul
Lenny Swan -0.2 vs 3 Christopher Ross
Martin Goudie -3.8 vs -0.4 Stuart Houston
David Magill 0.6 vs -0.8 Stevie Herron
Ronan McCarthy TBC vs TBC Alan Johnston
Tyler Mckee 3 vs -2 Gary Wallace
Neil McKelvey -7.6 vs -0.6 Mark Richardson
Darren Lowe 2.8 vs -3 Johnny Mackay
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Draw for the B2 Event 10 £20 Knockout. All Last 32 matches to be played by 14th May. 26 entries

Bye vs Lee Hogg
Bye vs Jim Gilchrist
Bye vs Alex Irvine
Bye vs Sean Davison
Bye vs Tristan Scott-Heyes
Bye vs Rob Wilson
Stephen Higgins vs Joe Larkin
Ryan Martin vs Neil McFaul
Ian Boal vs Alan Murray
Nick McClay vs Drew Niblock
Brian T Mennie vs Ciaran O’Toole
Michael O'Boyle vs Ciaran Reid
Ian Mccalmont vs Stevie Hamilton
Darren Lowe vs Andrew Mackey
Ryan Scott vs Bryan McWhirter
Craig Johnston vs Rab Brown
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Draw for the B3 Event 4 £20 Knockout. All Last 32 matches to be played by 14th May. 30 entries

James Acheson vs Bye
Stephen Spence vs Bye
Cory Lee Brett vs Liam McCorry
Liam Young vs Jeff Withers
Ryan Kane vs Craig Johnston
Andrew Hunter vs Gary Peoples
Lee McCormick vs Jordan Peoples
Stephen McAuley vs Ian Boal
Alex Irvine vs William Magill
Lee Gribben vs Mark Hughes
James Mundell vs Paul McCann
Tommy Fleming vs Alphonsus McIlwaine
Thomas Spence vs Mark Wilson
Brian T Mennie vs Corey Burleigh
Joe Bell vs Gordy McCormick
Derek Whiteside vs Phillip Walter Haveron

Friday, 20 April 2018

Nelson hones in on 2018 Player of the Year




Johnny Nelson is in prime position to secure his fourth Larne & District Pool League "Player of the Year" title. Only a collapse can let Dean McDonagh in to steal it with both players having only two matches remaining. Top 3 as follows -

87.50% - Johnny Nelson (Pigeon Club) W49 - L7
79.36% - Dean McDonagh (Gers) W50 - L13
72.22% - Robert Hawkins (Ibrox) W39 - L15

SPONSORED BY MCCLAY TROPHIES & ENGRAVING

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Results from Thursday 19th April


LEAGUE FIXTURE 24

FEATHERS 7-9 STATION BAR
IBROX 12-3 Q.CLUB
CLONLEE 9-7 THATCH ROCKETS
FREEWHEELERS 7-9 BLUES
RUBYS 9-7 ST COMGALLS
Q.POOL 8-8 PIGEON CLUB
GERS v BYE

A tight match between newly crowned 2018 Champions Pigeon Club playing away to second placed Q.Pool ended in an 8-8 draw. Gary Clarke won the play off frame for the hosts to register four from four on the night. Ibrox, still with ambitions of a League Runners Up spot outplayed Q.Club in the Rangers Club running out convincing 12-3 victors. In one the best ever comebacks on record in the Larne League ninth placed Station Bar came from 1-7 down to win 9-7 away to fifth placed Feathers, quite an incredible result for Micky O'Boyle's side. Down at the bottom Francy Gribben's Clonlee opened up a three point gap over basement team Thatch Rockets, Stephen McAuley was in fine form winning four racks including the all important sixteenth. Rubys Stars overcame St Comgalls in another match that went the distance with Captain Nick McClay securing the two points after winning Frame sixteen. And we had five out of tonights six matches go the whole way as last but not least Blues edged a 9-7 win away to Freewheelers, Thomas Fleming bring home both points in the ultimate frame.
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LEAGUE FIXTURE 25 - Thursday 26th April

STATION BAR v IBROX
THATCH ROCKETS v FEATHERS
CLONLEE v FREEWHEELERS
BLUES v ST COMGALLS
PIGEON CLUB v RUBYS
GERS v Q.POOL
Q.CLUB v BYE

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Q.Club £20 Knock Outs


We are now taking names for our next £20 Knockout Tournaments, the Open Handicap, B2 Standard and B3 Standard Events. Draw will take place this coming Sunday 22nd April during the NIPA Tour Event 2 approximately 7.00pm.

Same formats as before and as usual money will be added depending on the amount of paid entries per tournament.

Open
40+ players - £100 added
52+ players - £150 added
64+ players - £200 added

For B2 and B3
32+ players - £100 added
44+ players - £150 added
56+ players - £200 added

Deadlines for each tournament

Last 64/prelims - 23rd April - 4th May
Last 32 - 14th May
Last 16 - 22nd May
Last 8 - 30th May
Last 4 onwards - from Thursday 31st May

Allowances made for anyone on holiday etc as long as a bit of notice given.

Anyone who enters but withdraws is still liable for entry fee and will be blacklisted from any of the Club’s tournament until paid.

Anyone looking to enter or if you have any queries get in contact with william on 0781400619

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Q.Club Flyer this Thursday


With no League Pool this Thursday night 12th April due to the EBA European Championships in Bridlington www.eba-pool.org the Q Club will be running a £5 handicapped flyer.

Start: 8pm
Entry: £5 (all paid out)
Table costs: Free
Format: Knockout
Open: To all


Played to a slightly different format this time. The handicap matches will be races depending on the two players handicap (based on races to 5) with handicaps based on Interleague level so:

A player - 0
B1 player - 1
B2 player - 2
B3 player - 3

However if a B2 and B3 player draw each other then it will +2 vs +3 so B2 player has to win 3 frames to a B3 players 2.

Any players drawing each other of the same handicap will also play a flat Race to 4. This is so we finish in good time as 6 tables will be in use for the flyer due to tables being booked for handicap matches etc.

Anyone running late can enter their name to William Irvine before the draw at 8.00pm and will be entered as long as they are here in good time.

Any queries about format or handicaps etc feel free to get in contact.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Results from Thursday 5th April


LEAGUE FIXTURE 23

STATION BAR 10-5 CLONLEE
Q.CLUB 8-8 FEATHERS
BLUES 8-8 THATCH ROCKETS
RUBYS 9-7 FREEWHEELERS
ST COMGALLS 5-10 Q.POOL
PIGEON CLUB 9-6 GERS
IBROX v BYE

PIGEON CLUB ARE 2018 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS !!

CONGRATULATION TO PIGEON CLUB POOL TEAM. In the big clash between first and second tonight in the Larne & District Pool League it was the League leaders Pigeon Club who came out on top by 9-6 after a keenly contested match against The Gers a result that confirms Bryan McWhirter's team are Champions. Q.Pool raced into an 8-1 lead away to St Comgalls and although the hosts took four from the remaining six racks the damage had been done and the visitors left with both points in a 10-5 win. A great match unfolded between Q.Club and Feathers in the Q.Club, it finished 8-8 with Alan Corrigan winning four from four on the night including the all important play off frame. Rubys Stars won their derby match against Freewheelers but only just, they needed a Sean Davison play off frame win to register a 9-7 win. Station Bar had a comfortable win over Clonlee, Micky O'Boyle's team running out 10-5 victors and last but not least Blues entertained Thatch Rockets and honours were shared in an exciting 8-8 draw, Ryan Scott winning Frame 16 for the hosts. Ibrox had a bye tonight.

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THURSDAY 12TH APRIL
NO FIXTURES - 2018 EBA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, BRIDLINGTON

LEAGUE FIXTURE 24 - Thursday 19th April

FEATHERS v STATION BAR
IBROX v Q.CLUB
CLONLEE v THATCH ROCKETS
FREEWHEELERS v BLUES
RUBYS v ST COMGALLS
Q.POOL v PIGEON CLUB
GERS v BYE

Monday, 26 March 2018

Results from Thursday 29th March


LEAGUE FIXTURE 22
BLUES 8-8 STATION BAR
CLONLEE 3-12 Q.CLUB
FEATHERS 5-10 IBROX
RUBYS 11-4 THATCH ROCKETS
FREEWHEELERS 5-10 Q.POOL
GERS 5-10 ST COMGALLS
PIGEON CLUB v BYE

Bryan McWhirter's Pigeon Club side took a giant step towards becoming Champions this week without hitting a ball. Whilst they were having a week off with their bye Paul Smyth's St Comgalls team were doing them a big favour by beating second placed Gers 10-5 in the Rangers Club. Pigeon Club now need only four more points from a possible eight on offer to become 2018 Champions. Ibrox travelled to Feathers where a tight match was anticipated but the visitors were in fine form and ran out 10-5 victors on the night. Q.Pool were comfortable in their derby fixture against Freewheelers easing to a 10-5 success and Q.Club strolled to an untroubled 12-3 away win at Clonlee. Alex Irvine's Blues entertained Station Bar and both teams fought out an exciting 8-8 draw, Station Captain Micky O'Boyle winning the Play Off frame for the visitors. Last but not least Rubys consolidated eighth spot in the table after an 11-4 home win over bottom side Thatch Rockets. The match was tight at 4-3 to the hosts but a seven frame burst sealed both points for Nick McClay's team

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LEAGUE FIXTURE 23 - Thursday 5th April
STATION BAR v CLONLEE
Q.CLUB v FEATHERS
BLUES v THATCH ROCKETS
RUBYS v FREEWHEELERS
ST COMGALLS v Q.POOL
PIGEON CLUB v GERS
IBROX v BYE

Sunday, 18 March 2018

McCorry / McKillop are 2018 Doubles Champions


Congratulations to Gerry McCorry and Ryan McKillop, The Pigeon Club duo lifted the Q.Club sponsored 2018 League Doubles title after an epic night of play on  Thursday 22nd March. In the Final they edged out Rangers Club pair Stuart Houston and Ryan Marcus by the odd frame in nine. Results as follows -

LAST 8
Johnny Mackay/ Tyler McConnell 4-2 Conor Matthews/ Liam Young
Stuart Houston/ Ryan Marcus 4-0 Neil McFaul/ Dan Clarke
Gerry McCorry/ Ryan McKillop 4-1 Barney Hylands/ Nick McClay
Ian McCalmont/ Andy McWilliams 4-3 Ellis Martin/ Alan Johnston

SEMI FINALS
Gerry McCorry / Ryan McKillop 4-3 Johnny Mackay / Tyler McConnell
Stuart Houston / Ryan Marcus 4-2 Ian McCalmont/ Andy McWilliams

FINAL
Gerry McCorry / Ryan McKillop 5-4 Stuart Houston / Ryan Marcus

In the photo - Ryan McKillop (left) and Gerry McCorry after their Doubles success

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

League Doubles Phase 1


PRELIMS - Teams to be available from 8:15pm

Prelim 1 - Micky O’Boyle/ Ciaran O’Toole 2-4 Anthony McCorry/ Gary McCorry
Prelim 2 - Shaun McAlister/ Dean McDonagh 0-4 Johnny Mackay/ Tyler McConnell
Prelim 3 - Dale Kelly/ David Ferguson 3-4 Neil McFaul/ Dan Clarke
Prelim 4 - Ryan Scott/ Thomas Fleming 4-1 Alastair Law/ Dean Greer
Prelim 5 - William Irvine/ Michael Callaghan 1-4 Stuart Houston/ Ryan Marcus
Prelim 6 - Liam McCorry/ Tony McKeown 2-4 Davy Magill/ Stephen Herron
Prelim 7 - Neil McKelvey/ Aaron Rolston 4-2 Marty Goudie/ Kyle Kirkwood
Prelim 8 - Barney Hylands/ Nick McClay 4-1 Aaron Browne/ Dean Robinson
Prelim 9 - Alex Irvine/ Hans Anthony 1-4 Lee Gribben/ Eddie Gribben

LAST 16 - Teams to be available from 9:30pm

Anthony McCorry/ Gary McCorry 1-4 Johnny Mackay/ Tyler McConnell
Neil McFaul/ Dan Clarke 4-2 Ryan Scott/ Thomas Fleming
Stuart Houston/ Ryan Marcus 4-3 Davy Magill/ Stephen Herron
Neil McKelvey/ Aaron Rolston 2-4 Barney Hylands/ Nick McClay
Lee Gribben/ Eddie Gribben 3-4 Conor Matthews/ Liam Young
Kieran McAlister/ Chris Keenan 3-4 Gerry McCorry/ Ryan McKillop
Ian McCalmont/ Andy McWilliams 4-3 Robert Hawkins/ Stephen McWhirter
Ellis Martin/ Alan Johnston 4-2 Michael Wilson/ Stephen Burns

>> All Phase 1 matches played in Q.Clubon Thursday 15th March
>> Phase 2 Last 8 played to a finish in Q.Club on Thursday 22nd March
>> Last 8 redrawn

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

League Doubles deadline


DOUBLES ENTRIES DEADLINE TONIGHT !!

The draw for our League Doubles will be made in the Q.Club tonight Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm. Could players and Captains please make sure their names are entered in for the event which will be played over the next two Thursdays, 15th & 22nd March in the Q.Club.

Open to League registered players and anyone with a BT40 postcode. £10 per team

Friday, 9 March 2018

Player of the Year


With only four fixtures to go Johnny Nelson is still out in front with a fantastic ratio of 88.67%. Dean McDonagh is still chasing hard in second, top eight at Friday 9th March as follows -

88.67% - Johnny Nelson (Pigeon Club)
80.70% - Dean McDonagh (Gers)
73.46% - Shaun McAlister (Pigeon Club)
70.58% - Robert Hawkins (Ibrox)
68.42% - Andy Arbuthnot (Feathers)
68.36% - Colin Wilson (Gers)
66.66% - Neil Campbell (Feathers)
66.00% - Gerry McCorry (Pigeon Club)

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Results from Thursday 8th March


LEAGUE FIXTURE 21
STATION BAR 6-9 RUBYS
BLUES 5-10 Q.CLUB
IBROX 13-2 CLONLEE
THATCH ROCKETS 3-12 Q.POOL
FREEWHEELERS 5-10 GERS
ST COMGALLS 5-10 PIGEON CLUB
FEATHERS v BYE

Gers kept their title challenge alive winning 10-5 away to Jordan Peoples' Freewheelers. The match was locked at 5-5 after ten frames but Stuart Houston's side moved up a couple of gears taking all five racks in the final session to secure both points. League leaders Pigeon Club had a potential banana skin fixture away to St Comgalls, but Bryan McWhirter's side won the opening eight frames to settle any nerves. Even though St Comgalls took five from the next seven the damage had already been done and Pigeon remain three points clear at the top. Feathers remain in third even though they had their bye this week, but Ibrox and Q.Pool are now level on points after both had comfortable wins, Ibrox 13-2 at home to Clonlee and Q.Pool 12-3 away to Thatch Rockets. Q.Club came out on top in the derby match against The Blues though they needed to take the last four frames to do so after a bright start by Blues. Last but not least Rubys got back to winning ways, Sean Davison winning Frame 15 for the visitors to save a play off frame away to Station Bar.
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THURSDAY 15TH MARCH
LEAGUE DOUBLES - Phase 1

THURSDAY 22ND MARCH
LEAGUE DOUBLES TO A FINISH

LEAGUE FIXTURE 22 - THURSDAY 29th MARCH
BLUES v STATION BAR
CLONLEE v Q.CLUB
FEATHERS v IBROX
RUBYS v THATCH ROCKETS
FREEWHEELERS v Q.POOL
GERS v ST COMGALLS
PIGEON CLUB v BYE 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018


It's another glorious Interleague Double for Larne



NIPA INTERLEAGUE 'A' TEAM CHAMPIONS 2018



NIPA INTERLEAGUE 'B' TEAM CHAMPIONS 2018

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Results from Thursday 1st March


LEAGUE FIXTURE 20
STATION BAR 8-8 Q.POOL
Q.CLUB 15-0 RUBYS
BLUES 4-11 IBROX
CLONLEE 4-11 FEATHERS
GERS 9-6 THATCH ROCKETS
PIGEON CLUB 13-2 FREEWHEELERS
ST COMGALLS v BYE

After our break last week for the Festival of Pool the Q.Club sponsored Larne & District Pool League returned to League action as we head to the business end of the season. League leaders Pigeon Club were at home and they steamrolled Freewheelers by 13-2. Second placed Gers got it a lot tighter though against bottom team Thatch Rockets in the Rangers Club, Rockets excelled and Gers had to win the final two frames to save the match from going into a play off frame. Feathers were untroubled at Clonlee winning 11-4 and Ibrox registered the same score away to the Blues. Q.Pool dropped a point away to Station Bar, the visitors had Aaron Rolston to thank for winning the play off frame to level at 8-8. Q.Club received a 15-0 walkover as Rubys Stars were unable to field a team whilst St Comgalls had a bye this week.

LEAGUE FIXTURE 21 - Thursday 8th March
STATION BAR v RUBYS
BLUES v Q.CLUB
IBROX v CLONLEE
THATCH ROCKETS v Q.POOL
FREEWHEELERS v GERS
ST COMGALLS v PIGEON CLUB
FEATHERS v BYE

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Q.CLUB OPEN HANDICAP, B2 AND B3 COMPETITIONS


We are now taking names for the above three competitions.

- Draws will be done on Monday 5th March at 7.00pm

- £20 entry fees

- Prize money added to each tournament as follows
- OPEN 40+ players = £100 added, 52+ players = £150 added, 64+ player = £200 added
- B2 32+ players = £100 added, 44+ players = £150 added, 56+ players = £200 added
- B3 32+ players = £100 added, 44+ players = £150 added, 56+ players = £200 added


- Dates for matches to be completed by as follows -
- Last 64/Prelims - by Friday 16th March
- Last 32 - by Monday 26th March
- Last 16 - by Tuesday 3rd April
- Last 8 - by Wednesday 11th April
- Last 4 - Thursday 12th April onwards

- Players still liable for the £20 entry fee if they enter and pull out.

- Allowances made for any player travelling to Bridlington or IPA Tour etc

- To enter, Facebook the Q-Club Larne or phone or text William on 07814 006197

- The following players have been promoted to the Open Handicap event only so cannot enter the B2 event - Aaron Rolston & Ryan Marcus

- The following player has been promoted to the Open Handicap and B2 events only and cannot enter the B3 event - Frazer Young

Monday, 26 February 2018

Interleague this coming weekend


With a successful Festival Week now over there is no let up as all roads lead to Newtownards this coming Saturday and Sunday as we take three teams to compete in the NIPA 2018 Interleague events.

Just a reminder to players that the NIPA dress code applies and players should wear their Larne Interleague shirt, dressy trousers any colour and dress shoes any colour.

Please do not be late, the event will start on time, fot those driving give yourself time to find a parking space and to get into the venue. Also for anyone travelling on the bus from Larne to Newtownards the bus will leave on time also so give yourself time to be there.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR PLAYERS AND TEAMS

Saturday 3rd March & Sunday 4th March, Queens Hall, West Street, Newtownards BT23 4EN
Venue open from 10.00am, food served.

'A' TEAM
Bill McIlroy Sr (M), Ed McDowell, Gerry McCorry, Neil McKelvey, Johnny Nelson, Dean McDonagh, Shaun McAlister, Aaron Rolston, Marty Goudie, Neil Campbell, Ryan Marcus, Stuart Houston

'B1' TEAM
Hugo Manson (M), Alan Johnston, Anthony McCorry, Robert Hawkins, Ciaran O'Toole, Michael Wilson, Paul McAlister. Ryan Scott, Ian McCalmont, Bill McIlroy Sr, Colin Wilson, Lee Hogg, Stephen Herron

'B2' TEAM
Micky O'Boyle (M), Rodney McIlhinney, Neil McFaul, Gary McCorry, Nick McClay, Kieran McAlister, Darren Lowe, Alan Murray, Darren McClelland, Andy McWilliams, Jordan Peoples, Chris Keenan, Craig Johnston, Alphonsus McIlwaine

Could the three Team Managers please inform Robert Hawkins of any changes to their squads.

In the photo - Larne B1s, current Champions of the NIPA Interleague 'B' section

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Deano is our new Individual Champion for 2018


What a performance on Finals Day by Dean McDonagh. The Gers cueist swept aside all before him to become the ""FAST RESPONSE PLUMBING & HEATING"" 2018 Larne & District Pool League Individual Champion. McDonagh overcame Bill McIlroy Jr, Ellis Martin and Ed  McDowell with a total frame count of 18 for and only 3 against. McDowell (Ibrox) had beaten defending Champion Gerry McCorry in a last frame decider in his Quarter Final then recently crowned Ballymena Individual Ryan Foster in the Semis. But he had no answer to the clinical finishing of McDonagh who takes home the coveted trophy for his first time in the 35th anniversary of the event. I'm sure it won't be the last.


Above - (left to right) - Colin Wilson owner of our sponsor ""FAST RESPONSE PLUMBING & HEATING"". our new Champion Dean McDonagh and League Secretary Scott Hutchinson






Above - Colin Wilson of ""FAST RESPONSE PLUMBING & HEATING"" presents Dean McDonagh with the trophy for winning the 2018 Larne & District Pool League Individual.







Saturday, 24 February 2018

""FAST RESPONSE"" League Individual to a finish

Finalists, McDonagh and McDowell

THE DRAW

LAST 8
ELLIS MARTIN 5-3 EDDIE GRIBBEN
RYAN FOSTER 5-3 WAYNE LEWIS
BILL MCILROY JR 0-5 DEAN MCDONAGH
GERRY MCORRY 4-5 ED MCDOWELL

SEMI FINALS
RYAN FOSTER 3-6 ED MCDOWELL
DEAN MCDONAGH 6-1 ELLIS MARTIN

GRAND FINAL
DEAN MCDONAGH 7-2 ED MCDOWELL

FINAL FRAMES
McDonagh McDonagh McDowell McDonagh McDonagh McDowell McDonagh McDonagh McDonagh

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Our League Festival Week in the Rangers Club comes to an end on Sunday 25th February with the coveted Individual title sponsored by Colin Wilson of FAST RESPONSE PLUMBING & HEATING" being played down from the Quarter Final stages to a finish.

Open draw, redrawn every round.

The eight shooters remaining are as follows -

WAYNE LEWIS (Q.Club)
RYAN FOSTER (Q.Pool)
ELLIS MARTIN (Gers)
EDDIE GRIBBEN (Gers)
DEAN MCDONAGH (Gers)
BILL MCILROY JR ( Pigeon Club)
GERRY MCCORRY (Pigeon Club)
ED MCDOWELL (Ibrox)

The action starts in the Rangers Club at 2.00pm, everyone welcome to come down to watch how it pans out.

Goudie takes "" THE SQUARE CHIPPY"" League 2018 Seniors title


Congratulations to Marty Goudie on winning his first Larne League Individual title. The Feathers cueist stormed to success in the Seniors Individual which was played in the Rangers Club on Saturday 24th February during our League Festival week. Sometimes we all need a touch of the run and the Carrickfergus man got his in Round 1 against Anthony McCorry when he trailed 1-4, McCorry potted the black in Frame 6 but watched agonisingly as the cueball hit the bottom cushion and ran the length of the table before dropping into the corner pocket. But Goudie wasted no time and made his way to the Final where he faced last seasons Runner Up Gerry McCorry and he went on to run out 6-2 victor. 

PRELIM
Kenny English 5-3 Ian McCalmont

LAST 16
Kenny English 5-4 Robert Hawkins
Scott Hutchinson 2-5 Stephen McWhirter
Alan Johnston 5-0 Ellis Martin
Gerry McCorry 5-4 Lenny Swan
Anthony McCorry 4-5 Marty Goudie
Aaron Leslie 0-5 Michael Wilson
Bill McIlroy Sr 5-1 Iain Britton
Michael Douglas 2-5 Eddie Gribben
LAST 8
Kenny English 5-2 Stephen McWhirter
Alan Johnston 3-5 Gerry McCorry
Marty Goudie 5-0 Michael Wilson
Bill McIlroy Sr 1-5 Eddie Gribben
SEMI FINALS
Kenny English 2-5 Gerry McCorry
Marty Goudie 5-4 Eddie Gribben
FINAL - Race to 6
Gerry McCorry 2-6 Marty Goudie

Final frames
Goudie Goudie Goudie McCorry Goudie McCorry Goudie Goudie

AJ is the Master


It's well done to Alan Johnston. The Feathers cueist has put his name on the Larne League Masters Individual trophy for the first time. In the Final which was played on Saturday 24th February in the Rangers Club during Festival Week  ""AJ"" defeated Masters debutante Ellis Martin in a great Final.

FINAL
Alan Johnston 6-4 Ellis Martin

Final frames
Johnston Martin Johnston Johnston Martin Johnston Martin Martin Johnston Johnston

Fantastic night at League 2018 Charity fundraiser


A massive thanks to Carrick League, Crumlin League and a Ballymena Select for bringing teams down to our fundraising night in the Rangers Club on Friday 23rd February. 4x eight person teams played a round robin and it went right down to the wire. For the record it was Dessie Coopers select side that won the tournament taking the last two frames against our Larne team to reamain unbeaten and top the group. In the 32 player single frame Flyer it was Carrick's Rab Butler (We won't mention an outrageous fluke on the black in the Final Rab #luckybagger) 😀😀🏆🎱 who took the honours against a bemused Johnny Murray !!!

But the big winner on the night was our nominated Charity CANCER FOCUS NI. We raised a fantastic total of £600.62 which we will present to them at the end of the season. Some people to thank, first of all Derek Whiteside (Carrick), Raymond Christie (Crumlin), Dessie Cooper (Ballymena) and our League Committee for bringing the teams down, Gillian Rolston and friends for selling the ballot and all the players and others who dug deep to help raise the final amount. Another big mention for the team captains again, unfortunately a finger buffet we had ordered didn't materialise and our Committee offered each £25 to buy their players some drinks, but without hesitation they said "no" and instructed us to put it back into the Charity, great gesture lads.

Anyone who wasn't able to attend last night and wishes to add to our total, no matter how small, please call into Q.Club or give to any Committee member. Every little helps.

Our nominated Charity choice was inspired by League player Rodney McIlhinney who is going through this at the minute. We wish the Station Bar cueist all the best and hope he is back on the green baize as soon as is possible.


Above - Larne League Chairman Bill McIlroy Sr (centre) with the four Team Captains Scott Hutchinson (Larne), Dessie Cooper (Ballymena), Derek Whiteside (Carrick) and Mark Davidson (Crumlin)


Above - The Larne team before the start of the tournament. Looking good lads.


Above - Rodney McIlhinney. See you soon bud.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Committee


The League Committee would like to put on record that they regret the Masters deadline change and accept full responsibility.

League Charity Fundraising Night


Friday night  23rd February in Festival Week is our Charity Fundraising night. Four eight person teams from Larne, Ballymena, Carrick and Crumlin will play off and we hope we can raise as much as possible for the League nominated charity CANCER FOCUS NI

The choice was inspired by the fact that one of our League cueists, Rodney McIlhinney of Station Bar Pool Team, is receiving treatment at present. We are all thinking of Rodney and hope he is back on the green baize soon.

Even if you are not playing in a team please come down to the Rangers Club and donate or buy a ballot as we try and raise as much as possible for Cancer Focus NI.

Larne team - William Irvine, Lee Gribben, Stuart Houston, Nick McClay, Andy Hunter, Michael Douglas, Micky O'Boyle, Hugo Manson

"THE SQUARE CHIPPY" Seniors (over 40s) League Individual


Saturday 24th February sees the League Festival week Seniors Individual Championship. Sponsored by THE SQUARE CHIPPY, our over 40s players will battle it out for the trophy won last season by Bill McIlroy Sr.

Registration closes sharp at 1.30pm, players must register in person and pay the entry fee which is £10.

The event is open to any League registered player or anyone with a BT40 postcode, the Rangers Club will be open from 12.00 noon for practice


Hatchet Men a cut above the rest


Its congratulations to the Hatchet Men 3 A Side Team of Stuart Houston, Ryan Marcus and Ellis Martin who have just lifted the ""FAST RESPONSE PLUMBING & HEATING" 2018 Larne League 3 A Side trophy defeating Q.Pool in the Final. The competition Finals Night was played to a finish on Thursday 22nd January in the Rangers Club during League Festival Week and what a fantastic event it was culminating in a Final that went all the way to the deciding ninth rack. After two great clearances by Neil McKelvey and Ryan Foster to level the match at 4-4 the pressure was on but up stepped the Hatchet Men Captain Stuart Houston to sink a long pressure black much to the delight of his team mates Marcus and Martin.

Final frames
Q.Pool, Q.Pool, Hatchet Men, Hatchet Men, Hatchet Men, Hatchet Men, Q.Pool, Q.Pool, Hatchet Men

Winners - Ellis Martin, Ryan Marcus and Stuart Houston