LEAGUE WEEK 6


THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER

Eight Ball Army V Clonlee
Q.Stix V Ibrox
Lorraine's V Five Plus One
Q.Stars V Blues
Station Bar V St Comgalls
Q.Tips V Bye

FOR MASON


Hello all
Each year my local Pool League (www.larnepoolleague.com) nominate an annual charity for which we endeavour to raise funds for. Over the years we have helped many individuals and organisations, something of which we are very proud. This new season 2019 - 2020 we will be collecting for local lad Mason McCombe. Mason's story is as follows as told by his mum and dad -
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"" Mason is 12 years old and has a genetic condition called Fragile X Syndrome. This means his X chromosome is damaged and due to this he suffers from Autism, Global Developmental Delay, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Anxiety, displays Challenging Behaviour and has limited speech. He suffers from low muscle tone and is prone to episodes of absences, which are a form of epilepsy.
Mason has no sense of danger and will never be able to live on his own. He can cause injury to himself due to getting anxious in situations he has no control over.
Mason attends Roddensvale School and is in a small class of 6 pupils. The school have recognised that certain things help Mason to remain calm and deal with challenging situations.
He goes to the Hydro Pool and especially loves the Sensory Room. Both of these help him to relax and keep calm.
We applied for grants to provide a sensory room at home for Mason to enable him to have a safe relaxing space of his own and help him deal with any issues that can cause challenging behaviour.
Unfortunately our application was unsuccessful but friends and family began fundraising to enable this to happen for Mason.
We are overwhelmed by the support we received from friends, family, the local dart league, community group, Larne Rangers Club to name but a few and have almost reached the target of £6,000 needed to provide a sensory room for Mason. Everything has been ordered and a team of specialists from The Learning Space in Belfast will oversee the work until completion.
This will make such a difference to our wee boys life and we will never be able to thank everyone who helped in anyway enough ""
Alison & Jim McCombe
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This season to help with our fundraising we will be running a Bonus Ball on the UK Lotto with the winner receiving a fantastic brand new cue with extension and case supplied by Darren Lowe, details below.
Mastercue Pro Butt Cue
3/4 jointed
58"
18oz
9mm tip
3/4 length case
6" extension
It's £10 per number and as soon as all are sold we will announce what night's Lotto draw we will be using to select the winner. Please help us to help Mason.
Please contact Robert Hawkins to buy your numbers
You can Paypal money owed to robert.hawkins@zen.co.uk (in GBP, Friends and Family option) or give it to Robert in person.

Many thanks folks, Robert Hawkins, on behalf of Larne & District Pool League Committee.


LEAGUE WEEK 5


THURSDAY 10th OCTOBER

Blues 0-15 Q.Tips
Five Plus One 10-5 Q.Stars
Ibrox 12-3 Clonlee
Q.Stix 10-5 Lorraine's
St Comgalls 6-9 Eight Ball Army
Station Bar V Bye

Feature match - There was a shock result at St Comgalls tonight as last seasons League Runners Up went down 9-6 to John Kerr's Eight Ball Army team. It all looked well for Paul Smyth's lads as they led 6-4 after two sessions and were on course for victory, but an unlikely 5-0 win in the final session for the visitors seen them take both points on the night. Gareth Fears and John Kerr himself both had hat tricks for the Army with Kerr winning the all important match winning Frame 15. Best for the hosts was the consistent Dean McDonagh with a hat trick of his own.

League leaders Q.Tips bounced back in style after last weeks reverse to reigning Champions Five Plus One. Hugo Manson's side were unplayable tonight as they recorded the first whitewash of the season, 15-0 away to The Blues. Ibrox stay level on points with Q.Tips at the top after a job done 12-3 win over a gutsy Clonlee team. Session scores in the Rangers Club were 3-2, 4-1 and 5-0. Alan Johnston's Q.Stix stay in touch at the top after winning 10-5 (4-1, 3-2 and 3-2) at home to Lorraine's Flyers. Five Plus One are only a point behind the leaders now after a solid 10-5 home win over Q.Stars. Even though Stars won the final session 3-2 Bryan McWhirter's team had done the damage in the first two winning both by 4-1. Tonights bye tonight was for Station Bar.

LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER

Eight Ball Army V Clonlee
Q.Stix V Ibrox
Lorraine's V Five Plus One
Q.Stars V Blues
Station Bar V St Comgalls
Q.Tips V Bye

PLAYER OF THE YEAR TABLE, 
SPONSORED BY MCCLAYS TROPHIES & ENGRAVING


Q.CLUB B1 & B2 EVENTS


With the summer break well and truly behind us and Leagues starting back up, a few guys have been asking if we will be running any B1/B2 £20 monthly knockout tournaments.
Looking at the Q Club player database I think it’s worthwhile to try and set up a B1 and B2 Knockout.
THESE WILL BE SEPARATE TOURNAMENTS and to make it worthwhile for the players we will be looking a minimum of 16 players in each.
Planning to do the draws next Monday 14th October so anyone interested get in touch.
£20 in
Races to 11 off scratch
About 8-10 days a match (aim to finish in a month)
Based on 16 entries payouts to Semi Finals
Of course any B3 players wishing to give any of these a go is more than welcome plus any B2 player wanting to give the B1 competition a go.
Anyone not on the database feel free to get in touch and I will give you a ranking

Q/F DRAW FOR OPEN HANDICAP EVENT 14 & NEXT B3 EVENT


Draw for the Quarter Finals straight knock out stage of the Q.Club Open Handicap Event 14 Double Elimination Tournament. Drawn out.
+1 Jim Gilchrist vs Chris Carson -3
-2 John Kerr vs Micky O'Boyle +3 or Neil McFaul +2
+3 Tyler McKee vs Gerry McCorry -2
+4 Gareth Fears vs Johnny Nelson -8
£400 - Winner
£200 - Runner Up
£100 - Semi Finalists
£ 50 - Quarter Finalists
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B3 KNOCK OUT EVENT 11

We are now taking entries for our next £20 B3 Event.
Draw will be this Monday 7th October at 6.00pm. ALL ENTRY MONEY TO BE PAID before the draw, otherwise your name will be taken out. This is so we can confirm a prize fund and hopefully lessen players withdrawing.
About 10 days or so per round so plenty of time to play a match.
£50 added to prize fund with 32 paid entries, £100 with 48 entries.
All matches races to 11
Deadlines per round
Last 64/Prelims - Tuesday 8th October - Thursday 17th
Last 32 - Friday 18th - Sunday 27th
Last 16 - Monday 28th - Wednesday 6th November
Last 8 - Thursday 7th - Saturday 16th
Last 4 onwards - Sunday 17th
All entry money can be paid in the club or online via PayPal/bank transfer. PayPal address is williamirvine01@yahoo.co.uk (friends and family option), pm for bank transfer details.
Any other queries feel free to get in touch.

NOMINATED CHARITY


Our Leagues 2019 - 2020 annual nominated Charity was confirmed at our Delegates meeting last night in the St Comgalls Club, Thursday 3rd October.

We will raise funds for 12 year old Mason McCombe who attends Roddensvale Special School and has an array of multiple learning disabilities. We will run a bonus ball fundraiser selling 59x numbers at £10 each with the winner receiving a brand new 3/4 jointed cue with extension and case. Watch out for this coming up and please support for Mason.

OTHER NEWS

We are inviting persons to apply for the positions of  'A', B1 & B2 of Interleague Captains for the 2019 - 2020 NIPA events (Dates, venues and criteria TBC). Previous Captains welcome to reapply.
If you are interested please email Secretary Scott Hutchinson at scotthutchinson92@yahoo.com

If anyone is interested or knows of anyone who may be interested in shirt sponsorship for the Interleague events please also contact Secretary Scott Hutchinson.

Next Delegates meeting is at 7.15pm on Thursday 7th November in the St Comgalls Club with the Knock Out Cup Draw being one item on the agenda.

LEAGUE WEEK 4


THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER

Eight Ball Army 3-12 Ibrox
Q.Tips 4-11 Five Plus One
Station Bar 10-5 Blues
Lorraine's 9-7 Clonlee
Q.Stars 9-6 Q.Stix
St Comgalls v Bye

Feature match - The big match of the night went the way of Bryan McWhirter's Champions, a convincing 11-4 win over League leaders Q.Tips. Trailing 1-2 Five Plus One reeled off six racks on the trot to take control of the fixture and they didn't let up, winning four of the final five. Session scores were 3-2, 4-1 and 4-1, a solid performance and statement of intent indeed. Best on the night for Five Plus One were Shaun McAlister and Johnny Nelson both on three from three whilst Chris Carson scored two from three for Q.Tips. After all of tonights results Five Plus One are the only unbeaten team in the League this season.

Q.Stars raced into a healthy 5-0 lead over Q.Stix who then replied with three of their own. The match was in the balance as Stars led 7-6 with only two to play but they took the last two frames of the night for a 9-6 success (5-0, 2-3, 2-3). Ibrox travelled to unbeaten Eight Ball Army who fought back hard to level at 2-2 from 0-2 down. But the hosts were only to win one more rack in the match as the Rangers Club side registered a 12-3 victory. Session scores were 3-2, 4-1 and 5-0 for Michael Wilson's lads. Over in the Station Bar Micky O'Boyle's hosts notched up their second win of the campaign in a 10-5 win over the Blues. Following the pattern of the night they took control early on winning Session One by 5-0. Blues rallied to bring it back to 4-6 but the Railwaymen won four out of the remaining five frames to secure both points. Lorraine's Flyers entertained Clonlee in the Pigeon Club and what a titanic clash it was, going the whole way to the Play Off Frame. The hosts took the first session 3-2 but Clonlee replied with the same score in the next to level at 5-5. Lorraine's then edged ahead to 8-6 but the visitors won Frame 15 forcing the match into an extra rack but it wasn't to be for Francie Gribben's boys as Jordan Peoples secured both points for his side sinking the final black of the night. St Comgalls had a bye tonight.

LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THURSDAY 10th OCTOBER

Blues V Q.Tips
Five Plus One V Q.Stars
Ibrox V Clonlee
Q.Stix V Lorraine's
St Comgalls V Eight Ball Army
Station Bar V Bye

"McCLAY TROPHIES" 2019 - 2020 PLAYER OF THE YEAR TABLE





LEAGUE WEEK 3


THURSDAY 26th SEPTEMBER

Ibrox 10-5 Lorraine's Flyers
Clonlee 5-10 Q.Stars
Five Plus One 12-3 Station Bar
Q.Stix 5-10 Q.Tips
Blues 3-12 St Comgalls
Eight Ball Army V Bye

With three weeks of the new season now over Hugo Manson's Q.Tips side lead the Larne & District Pool League table by two clear points after a remarkable comeback against previously joint top Q.Stix. Tips trailed 0-4 in the derby match but came storming back winning ten out of the next eleven racks for a 10-5 victory. Q.Tips, who can be genuine title contenders this season, have a massive match next week at home to Champions Five Plus One who steamrolled Station Bar by 12-3 with session scores of 4-1, 5-0 and 3-2. Last season Runners Up St Comgalls recorded their first win of this campaign, they were relatively untroubled winning all 3 sessions 4-1 against Alex Irvine's Blues. Ibrox made it two wins on the trot with a 10-5 success over Lorraine's Flyers. A run of seven racks on the trot done the damage for Michael Wilson's Rangers Club side, session scores were 4-1, 3-2 and 3-2. Francie Gribben's Clonlee entertained Q.Pool in the St Comgalls Club and after a bad start trailed Nick McClays visitors by 6-1. The hosts rallied bringing it back to 5-6 but Q.Pool ran off the remaining four frames of the night to finish the match 10-5 victors. Last but not least, John Kerr's Eight Ball Army had a bye tonight.

THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER LEAGUE FIXTURES

Eight Ball Army V Ibrox
Lorraine's V Clonlee
Q.Stars V Q.Stix
Q.Tips V Five Plus One
Station Bar V Blues
St Comgalls V Bye

McCLAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR TABLE TOP 18 
(DETERMINED BY MOST FRAMES WON)






OUR CONDOLENCES


The Committee of Larne & District Pool League would like to pass on our condolences to long time League player Kenny English on the passing of his mother Inez after a long illness.


Our thoughts are with Kenny and the family circle at this sad time.

Q.Club Summer Double Elimination Handicap draw

94 runners have entered our Summer DE Handicap (draw below).
All matches are Races to 11 (Winners & Losers side). Players can start to arrange matches from now. Best to book a table with Club beforehand.

Check either in Q.Club itself or on the Q.Club Facebook Page for the full Double Elimination draw flowchart.

*** ANY PLAYER WHO DOES NOT FULFIL HIS OR HER MATCH ON THE PRELIMS OR WINNERS SIDE OF THE DRAW WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE LOSERS SIDE OF THE EVENT ***

LAST 4 FROM LOSERS SIDE WILL BE DRAWN RANDOMLY AGAINST LAST 4 FROM WINNERS SIDE WITH EVENT THEN PLAYED TO A FINISH WITHOUT FURTHER REDRAWS.

PRELIMS
01 +6 Raymond Cheung w/o Paddy Graham +6
02 +1 Mark Richardson w/o James Acheson +6
03 +6 Corey Burleigh 8-11 Ryan Marcus -3
04 -1 Paul Harris 10-11 Nick McClay +4
05 +1 Darren Lowe 11-6 Ben Munn +6
06 +3 Gary McCorry 11-8 Rab McMaw +4
07 +6 Gary Peoples 11-7 Andy Hunter +6
08 +1 Tyler McConnell 11-6 Tiernan Kelly +4
09 +6 Alex Irvine 9-11 Johnny Nelson -8
10 +3 Micky O'Boyle 11-8 Natalie McCullough +6
11 +5 Stevie Ferris 8-11 Greg Stevenson -1
12 +5 John Magill w/o Stuart Houston -1
13 +6 Liam McCorry 11-5 Gordon McCormick +6
14 -1 Anthony McCorry w/o Rory Hamilton +6
15 +5 Colin Campbell w/o Lee Hogg +2
16 -3 Chris Carson w/o Alphonsus McIlwaine +5
17 +1 Alan Corrigan 6-11 Francis Gribben +6
18 -4 Ryan McKillop 6-11 Craig Johnston +6
19 +4 Ryan Martin 11-2 Joe Bell +5
20 +2 Paul McAlister w/o Keith Agnew +6
21 +3 Joe Patton 11-8 Lenny Swan 0
22 +6 Girvan Fleming 7-11 Gary Wallace -2
23 +5 Paul Watters 10-11 Bill McIlroy -1
24 +4 Rodney McIlhinney 8-11 Stevie Hamilton +4
25 -1 Eddie Gribben 11-5 Andy McWilliams +5
26 +6 Lee McCormick 11-5 Thomas Fleming +6
27 +3 Ciaran O'Toole 11-6 Robert Hawkins 0
28 +6 Jason Tweedie w/o Colin Rafferty 0
29 +6 Phil Haveron 8-11 Derek Whiteside +6
30 +6 Kieran McAlister 4-11 Conor Matthews +5

ROUND 1 (WINNERS SIDE)
+6 Liam Young 3-11 Paddy Graham +6
+6 Stephen Spence 6-11 Jim Gilchrist +1
+3 Craig Laughlin 11-10 James Acheson +6
+1 Wayne Lewis 8-11 Ryan Marcus -3
+5 Ian McCalmont 10-11 Nick McClay +4
+2 Neil McFaul 11-5 Darren Lowe +1
-3 Johnny Mackay w/o Gary McCorry +3
+6 Jean McIlroy 11-7 Gary Peoples +6
+6 Keiran Paden w/o Tyler McConnell +1
+5 Jordan Peoples 8-11 Johnny Nelson -8
+3 Ryan Scott 3-11 Micky O'Boyle +3
+3 Sean Davison w/o Greg Stevenson -1
+4 Gareth Fears 11-8 Stuart Houston -1
-1 Alan Johnston 11-7 Liam McCorry +6
+5 Hugo Manson 11-6 Rory Hamilton +6
+6 Tam Hagan w/o Colin Campbell +5
+6 Lee Gribben w/o Chris Carson -3
+4 Rab Brown 11-10 Jim Allen +6
+6 Paul McCann 7-11 Francie Gribben +6
+5 Mark Hughes w/o Craig Johnston +6
+5 Mark Wilson 11-10 Ryan Martin +4
-3 John Kerr 11-4 Paul McAlister +2
+0  Davy Magill 11-9 Joe Patton +3
-4 Colin Moore w/o Gary Wallace -2
+3 Stephen Higgins 5-11 Bill McIlroy -1
+4 Maryjo McCourt 11-8 Stevie Hamilton +4
-1 Kenny English 8-11 Eddie Gribben -1
-2 Gerry McCorry 11-10 Lee McCormick +6
-4 Marty Goudie 11-5 Ciaran O'Toole +3
-3 Shaun McAlister 11-8 Jason Tweedie +6
+3 Tyler McKee 11-6 Derek Whiteside +6
+4 Rab Wilson 11-8 Conor Matthews +5

ROUND 1 (LOSERS SIDE)
-1 Paul Harris 11-9 Liam Young +6
+6 Ben Munn 4-11 Stephen Spence +6
+4 Rab McMaw 11-10 James Acheson +5
+6 Andy Hunter 7-11 Wayne Lewis +1
+5 Ian McCalmont V Bye
Bye V Bye
+6 Gary Peoples 11-4 Corey Burleigh +6
Bye V Bye
+6 Gordon McCormick 4-11 Jordan Peoples +5
Bye V Ryan Scott +3
Bye V Bye
-1 Stuart Houston w/o Tiernan Kelly +4
+6 Liam McCorry 9-11 Alex Irvine +6
+5 Rory Hamilton 2-11 Natalie McCullough +6
Bye V Stephen Ferris +5
+5 Joe Bell V Bye
Bye V Jim Allen +6
+0 Lenny Swan 11-9 Paul McCann +6
+6 Girvan Fleming V Bye
+4 Ryan Martin V Bye
+3 Joe Patton 11-4 Alan Corrigan +1
Bye V Ryan McKillop -4
+0 Robert Hawkins 11-10 Stephen Higgins +3
Bye V Stephen Hamilton +4
+6 Phil Haveron w/o Kenny English -1
+6 Kieran McAlister 11-9 Lee McCormick +6
+3 Ciaran O'Toole 8-11 Paul Watters +5
+6 Jason Tweedie w/o Rodney McIlhinney +4
+6 Derek Whiteside 11-6 Andy McWilliams +5
+5 Conor Matthews 3-11 Thomas Fleming +6

ROUND 2 (WINNERS SIDE)
+6 Paddy Graham 8-11 Jim Gilchrist +1
+3 Craig Laughlin 7-11 Ryan Marcus -3
+4 Nick McClay 6-11 Neil McFaul +2
+3 Gary McCorry 1-11 Jean McIlroy +6
+1 Tyler McConnell 5-11 Johnny Nelson -8
+3 Micky O'Boyle 11-5 Sean Davison +3
+4 Gareth Fears 11-9 Alan Johnston -1
+5 Hugo Manson w/o Tam Hagan +6
-3 Chris Carson w/o Rab Brown +4
+6 Francie Gribben 9-11 Mark Hughes +5
+5 Mark Wilson 7-11 John Kerr -3
+0 Davy Magill 8-11 Gary Wallace -3
-1 Bill McIlroy 10-11 Maryjo McCourt +4
-1 Eddie Gribben 5-11 Gerry McCorry -2
-4 Marty Goudie 6-11 Shaun McAlister -3
+3 Tyler McKee 11-10 Rab Wilson +4

ROUND 2 (LOSERS SIDE)
-1 Paul Harris 8-11 Stephen Spence +6
+4 Rab McMaw 7-11 Wayne Lewis +1
+5 Ian McCalmont 9-11 Darren Lowe +1
Bye V Gary Peoples +6
Bye V Jordan Peoples +5
+3 Ryan Scott V Bye
-1 Stuart Houston 9-11 Alex Irvine +6
+6 Natalie McCullough w/o Stevie Ferris +5
+5 Joe Bell 11-8 Jim Allen +6
+0 Lenny Swan 11-9 Girvan Fleming +6
+4 Ryan Martin w/o Paul McAlister +2
+3 Joe Patton 11-6 Ryan McKillop -4
+0 Robert Hawkins 11-7 Stephen Hamilton +4
-1 Kenny English 11-7 Kieran McAlister +6
+5 Paul Watters 11-3 Rodney McIlhinney +4
+6 Derek Whiteside 7-11 Thomas Fleming +6

ROUND 3 (WINNERS SIDE)
+1 Jim Gilchrist 11-9 Ryan Marcus -3
+2 Neil McFaul 11-8 Jean McIlroy +6
-8 Johnny Nelson 11-7 Micky O'Boyle +3
+4 Gareth Fears 11-10 Hugo Manson +5
-3 Chris Carson 11-9 Mark Hughes +5
-3 John Kerr 11-9 Gary Wallace -3
+4 Maryjo McCourt 8-11 Gerry McCorry -2
-3 Shaun McAlister 1-11 Tyler McKee +3

ROUND 3 (LOSERS SIDE)
+6 Stephen Spence w/o Tyler McConnell +1
+1 Wayne Lewis 6-11 Sean Davidson +3
-1 Alan Johnston 11-9 Darren Lowe +1
Bye V Gary Peoples +6
+5 Jordan Peoples w/o Paddy Graham +6
+3 Ryan Scott 11-8 Craig Laughlin +3
+4 Nick McClay 11-4 Alex Irvine +6
+3 Gary McCorry w/o Natalie McCullough +6
+5 Joe Bell 7-11 Bill McIlroy Sr -1
+0 Lenny Swan 6-11 Eddie Gribben -1
-4 Marty Goudie w/o Ryan Martin +3
+4 Rab Wilson 11-9 Joe Patton +3
+0 Robert Hawkins V Bye
-1 Kenny English 11-9 Francie Gribben +6
+5 Mark Wilson w/o Paul Watters +5
+0 Davy Magill w/o Thomas Fleming +6

ROUND 4 (WINNERS GO INTO SINGLE ELIMINATION SIDE LAST 8)
+1 Jim Gilchrist 11-5 Neil McFaul +2
-8 Johnny Nelson 6-11 Gareth Fears +4
-3 Chris Carson 9-11 John Kerr -2
-2 Gerry McCorry 9-11 Tyler McKee +3

ROUND 4 LOSERS SIDE
+6 Stephen Spence 8-11 Sean Davison +3
-1 Alan Johnston w/o Gary Peoples +6
+5 Jordan Peoples 11-10 Ryan Scott +3
+4 Nick McClay 11-2 Natalie McCullough +6
-1 Eddie Gribben 8-11 Bill McIlroy -1
-4 Marty Goudie w/o Rab Wilson +4
+0 Robert Hawkins 5-11 Kenny English -1
+5 Mark Wilson 4-11 Thomas Fleming +6

ROUND 5 LOSERS SIDE
+3 Sean Davison 9-11 Ryan Marcus -3
-1 Alan Johnston 11-8 Jean McIlroy +6
+5 Jordan Peoples 9-11 Micky O'Boyle +3
+4 Nick McClay 7-11 Hugo Manson +5
-1 Bill McIlroy Sr 11-8 Mark Hughes +5
+4 Rab Wilson 7-11 Gary Wallace -2
-1 Kenny English 12-5 Maryjo McCourt +4
+6 Thomas Fleming 11-1 Shaun McAlister -3

ROUND 6 LOSERS SIDE
-3 Ryan Marcus 11-8 Alan Johnston -1
+3 Micky O'Boyle 11-10 Hugo Manson +5
-1 Bill McIlroy Sr w/o Gary Wallace -2
-1 Kenny English 11-8 Thomas Fleming +6

ROUND 7 (WINNERS GO INTO SINGLE ELIMINATION SIDE LAST 8))
-8 Johnny Nelson 11-9 Ryan Marcus -3
+2 Neil McFaul V Micky O'Boyle +3
-2 Gerry McCorry 11-9 Bill McIlroy Sr -1
-3 Chris Carson 11-5 Kenny English -1
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SINGLE ELIMINATION
QUARTER FINALS (Redrawn randomly 4x Winners v 4x Losers)

+1 JIM GILCHRIST 8-11 CHRIS CARSON -3
-2 JOHN KERR v NEIL McFAUL +2 or MICKY O'BOYLE +3
+3 TYLER McKEE v GERRY McCORRY -2
-8 JOHNNY NELSON v GARETH FEARS +4

SEMI FINALS

-3 CHRIS CARSON v
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GRAND FINAL

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LEAGUE WEEK 2 RESULTS


THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER

Eight Ball Army 10-5 Lorraine's
Q.Stars 6-9 Ibrox
Q.Tips 12-3 Clonlee
St Comgalls 8-8 Five Plus One
Station Bar 4-11 Q.Stix
Blues V Bye

Ibrox put last weeks bad start to the season behind them with a 9-6 away win over Q.Stars. The match was locked at 4-4 before the visitors won five on the trot to secure both points on the night. Q.Tips who had beaten Ibrox in Week 1 kept the momentum going with a solid performance in a 12-3 home win over Clonlee. Session scores for Hugo Manson's Tips were 3-2, 4-1 and 5-0. John Kerr's Eight Ball Army make it two wins from two with a home win over Lorraine's Flyers. Flyers led 3-2 after the first session but once the Army got their noses in front they didn't let up and ran out 10-5 victors with session scores of 2-3, 4-1  and 4-1. Over in the Station Bar new side Q.Stix outpotted the hosts in an 11-4 win. It was tight enough after two sessions but the visitors moved up a gear in the third winning all five racks to close out the match and take both points.  Last match of the night to finish was the big clash between the Top two from last season. And what a match it was with Bryan McWhirter's team racing into a 5-2 lead only to be pinned back with the hosts winning the next four in a row. The next two were shared with St Comgalls now leading 7-6. But the experience at the back end for Five Plus One showed as Ellis Martin and Bill McIlroy Sr gave their team an 8-7 lead to take the match into a play off frame. It was a fitting end though as up stepped St Comgalls Dean McDonagh to sink the final black of the night to finish the match at 8-8 and both teams a hard earned point each. Alex Irvine's Blues had a Bye this week.

WEEK 3 FIXTURES - THURSDAY 26th SEPTEMBER

Blues V St Comgalls
Clonlee V Q.Stars
Five Plus One V Station Bar
Ibrox V Lorraine's
Q.Stix V Q.Tips
Eight Ball Army V Bye

LARNE LEAGUE PLAYERS HAVE 4 NEW NI TITLES


Great news for local Pool in that our League has 3 new Northern Ireland Individual Champions for 2019 - 2020.

16 year old Ryan Marcus (Five Plus One) won the NI Under 23 Individual title, whilst League team mate Ronan McCarthy won the Seniors & Masters crowns. In the Ladies event Maryjo McCourt (Q.Pool) took gold after dropping only four frames on her way to victory.

Massive congratulations to all 3 players

The weekend of Pool was hosted by the Northern Ireland Pool Association in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine from 13-15th September

Top photo - Ryan Marcus receives his Under 23 trophy from the NIPA's Derek Whiteside
Middle photo - Ronan McCarthy receives his Masters trophy from the NIPA's Pauline Lynch
Bottom photo - Maryjo McCourt receiving her Ladies trophy from the NIPA's Gillian Rolston

LEAGUE WEEK 1 RESULTS


Blues 4-11 Eight Ball Army
Q.Stix 10-5 St Comgalls
Clonlee 5-10 Station Bar
Ibrox 4-11 Q.Tips
Lorraine's 6-9 Q.Stars
Five Plus One v Bye

We had a great start to the Larne & District Pool League tonight Thursday 12th September. Last seasons League Runners Up St Comgalls went down 10-5 at Alan Johnston's new Q.Stix side. Stix won all five in the first session and consolidated by taking the second session 3-2. St Comgalls rallied but it wasn't enough and the hosts registered their first two points on the table. Ibrox, who finished third last time out, got off to a bad start at home to Hugo Manson's rampant Q.Tips team. The visitors won all three sessions 4-1, 4-1 and 3-2 and Michael Wilson will be hoping for a positive response next week from the Rangers Club side. New side Eight Ball Army got their campaign off to a good start with two away points at The Blues running out 11-4 winners with the damage done in the first two sessions as they led 8-2. Micky O'Boyle's Station Bar raced to a 5-0 lead away at Clonlee before the hosts got back into it at 5-8 but it wasn't to be for Francie Gribben's lads and Station finished 10-5 victors. Lorraine's Flyers and Q. Stars were locked at 5-5 in the Pigeon Club after two sessions but it was the away team who finished strongest taking the final session 4-1 to secure both points. Last but not least Bryan McWhirter's Five Plus One had their bye this week.

WEEK 2 FIXTURES - THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER

Eight Ball Army v Lorraines
Q.Stars v Ibrox
Q.Tips v Clonlee
St Comgalls v Five Plus One
Station Bar v Q.Stix
Blues v Bye

LARNE LEAGUE PLAYER REGISTRATION FEES


Just a friendly reminder to all Team Managers that as passed at the AGM you must pay IN BLOCK the £5.00 registration fee for each player in your squad before a ball is hit at the opening League fixture on Thursday 12th September. Any teams not paid by this deadline will be charged £10 per player. To date 5 teams out of 11 are fully paid. Thanks for your co-operation folks.
Either leave it into the Q.Club or Paypal it to Robert Hawkins at robert.hawkins@zen.co.uk (Friends and family option) If you pay for a player who does not play you will be refunded.To check your squad click on the link above.

OUR CONDOLENCES


The Committee of Larne & District Pool League would like to pass on our condolences to Q.Stars player Sean Davison on the sudden passing of his mother Eileen on Friday 6th September.

Our thoughts are with you and the family circle at this very sad time Sean.

HERE WE GO !!!!!


Our League Fixtures for 2019 - 2020 Season have been generated and the opening week is shown below.

Some tasty fixtures to start of with, lets make our 37th season a great one guys.

For the rest of the League fixtures click on the link above.

We will be using League App Live once again for our weekly scoring, could Team Managers please contact Robert Hawkins for your Managers only log in code.


LF ONE 12th SEPTEMBER 2019
Blues v Eight Ball Army
Five Plus One v Bye or Team 12
Q.Stix v St Comgalls
Clonlee v Station Bar
Ibrox v Q.Tips
Lorraine's v Q.Stars

AGM


Larne & District Pool League 2019 AGM took place on Thursday 29th August with the following outcomes -

Elected Committee
Chairman - Bill McIlroy Sr
Secretary - Scott Hutchinson
Vice Chairman - William Irvine
Treasurer - Alex Irvine

> League sponsorship - Larne FC & Q.Club
> Player of the Year - Now decided with player with most frames won
> Charity appeal - Nominated charities to be suggested by delegates at next meeting (Thursday 3rd October) when a vote will be taken to confirm our chosen charity for this season. Anyone interested in overseeing the fundraising please make it known at October meeting.
> Squad size to remain at 12 maximum
> League match playing format to remain the same (3x sessions of 5 with play off frame if match goes to 8-7)
> On the night - Players can not play 2 consecutive frames in both League and Cup matches. The Exception to this is the Play Off Frame if it comes into play
> St Comgalls Club still the venue for League monthly meetings
> First fixture will be on Thursday 12th September 2019
> Match scoring will be done again on League App Live
> Player £5 registration fees MUST be paid in block for all signed players by Team Managers before a ball is hit at first fixture. Managers can either leave it into the Q.Club or pay by Paypal to Robert Hawkins at robert.hawkins@zen.co.uk (Friends & family option only in GBP). Any fees paid for a player who is signed but does not play will be refunded.

NEW SEASON PRE AGM


Larne & District Pool League held their Pre AGM for the upcoming 2019/2020 season on Thursday 15th August in the St Comgalls Club.

Ten teams have so far registered with Captains as follows. Anyone else wishing to apply for League membership can fill in an application form in the Q.Club before the main AGM

Michael Wilson - Ibrox
Bryan McWhirter - Name TBC
Francis Gribben - Clonlee
Hugo Manson - Q.Tips
Nick McClay - Q.Stars
Alan Johnston - Q.Stix
Micky O'Boyle - Station Bar
Alan Nicholl - Lorraine's Flyers
John Kerr - Eight Ball Army
Alex Irvine - Blues

Business and motions to be discussed and voted on at the main AGM on Thursday 29th August as follows -

* Any bids for sponsorship of the League to be brought to AGM
* Any nominations for our annual Charity fundraising to be put forward at AGM
* All team Captains or Delegates to pay £50 to register their team at the AGM
* Player registration to cost £10, but discounted to £5 only if paid before the player plays his/her first League frame
* Player registration monies can be paid into a Paypal account which will be given out at AGM. Onus on Team Captains to make sure monies are paid. Possible penalties for non payment.
* Possible reduction of maximum squad size which now stands at 12
* Possible change in Player of the Year format to wins only instead of percentages
* Any change to League format
* Venue for new seasons monthly meetings
* Nominations for vacant position of Vice Chairperson.
* A team who will have less players in a match than what is needed to fulfill a fixture must play those players in ascending order from Frame 1 in each session. At present a team must have 5 players to fulfill a fixture but on one occasion per season can play with 4.
* AOB

2019/2020 League Season


Dates for your diaries for the upcoming 2019/2020 Larne League Pool Season as follows. -

Thursday 15th August -
Pre AGM (8.00pm, St Comgalls Club)
Handing out of forms for Team (not players names) Registration
Handing out of forms for League sponsorship tender process
Any motions to be discussed at AGM


Thursday 29th August -
AGM (8.00pm, St Comgalls Club)
Roll Call
Minutes of Previous AGM
Treasurer's Report
Secretary's Report
Chairman's Report
Election of Officers
Team Registration
Any Motions from Pre-AGM
Close

Q.CLUB B3 EVENT 10 DRAW


LAST 32
Natalie McCullough v Bye
Mark Hughes v Stephen Spence
Mark Wilson v Paul McCann
Darren McClelland v Girvan Fleming
Derek Whiteside v Gordon McCormick
Gary Peoples v Angie Willis
Andy Hunter v Declan Heggarty
Joe Bell v Keith Agnew
Jim Allen v Craig Johnston
Jordan Peoples v Dale Magill
Roy Cairns v Paul Watters
Thomas Fleming v James Atcheson
Liam McCorry v Lee McCormick
Liam Young v Ian McCalmont
Chris Hobson v Ian Magill
Kieran McAlister v Bye

Q.Club B3 Knockout Event 10


Now taking entries for our next £20 B3 Event.
Draw will be next Monday 29th July at 7.00pm. 
ALL ENTRY MONIES TO BE PAID before the draw, otherwise your name will be taken out. This is so we can confirm a prize fund and hopefully lessen players withdrawing.
About 10 days or so per round so plenty of time to play a match.
£50 added to prize fund with 32 paid entries, £100 with 48 entries.
All matches races to 11
Deadlines per round
Last 64/Prelims - Tuesday 30th July - Friday 9th August
Last 32 - Saturday 10th August - Wednesday 21st August
Last 16 - Thursday 22nd August - Sunday 1st September
Last 8 - Sunday 2nd September - Wednesday 11th September
Last 4 onwards - Thursday 12th September
All entry fees can be paid in the club or online via PayPal/bank transfer. 
PayPal address is williamirvine01@yahoo.co.uk (friends and family option) 
Private Message for bank transfer details.
Any other queries feel free to get in touch.

Q.Club Player Database


Click on the "Q.CLUB PLAYER DATABASE" link at the top of the left hand column for our updated list as from Tuesday 2nd July.


Q.Club Thursday Night Flyers


With all the League Pool finished until September, the Q. Club will running weekly £5.00 flyers every Thursday night until the beginning of the new season.
Entry fee - £5.00 in, all paid out
Matches - Races to 5
Kick off time - 8.00pm start
Handicapped - Yes, from Q Club player database 
A player  -1
B1 player  0
B2 player + 1
B3 player + 2
Any queries feel free to ask, all welcome.

2019 Larne League Champions - Team Five


2019 Knock Out Cup Winners & League Runners Up - Team St Comgalls