LEAGUE WEEK 14


The run in to find out who will be crowned our 2020 League Champions begins this coming Thursday 20th February. Fixtures as follows -

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

SKC LEAGUE THREE A SIDES


GERRY & THE PEACEMAKERS RETAIN THE 3 A SIDES TITLE


LAST 16 RESULTS
Chalk Er Up 1-5 Gerry And The Peacemakers
Housty’s Hustlers 5-3 Q Club Select
Clonlee 1-5 Lorraines
Barney’s Army w/o Q Tips
Eight Ball Army 5-2 Q Club
Henchmen 5-2 Blues
St Comgalls 0-5 Ibrox 114s
Q Stix 2-5 Ibrox 160s

LAST 8 RESULTS


Gerry And The Peacemakers 5-4 Housty's Hustlers

Eight Ball Army 5-4 Ibrox 160s
Lorraine's 5-2 Henchmen
Ibrox 114s 5-3 Barney's Army

SEMI FINALS


Gerry And The Peacemakers 5-1 Eight Ball Army

Lorraine's 5-4 Ibrox 114s

FINAL


Gerry And The Peacemakers 5-1 Lorraine's


FINAL FRAMES
G&TP, LORR, G&TP, G&TP, G&TP, G&TP

Chalk Er UpShaun McAlister Bill McIlroy Jr Dean McDonagh
Gerry And The Peacemakers - Gerry McCorry Ryan Marcus William Mcilroy
Housty's Hustlers - Stuart Houston Eddie Gribben Nick McClay Michael O'Boyle
Q Club SelectRyan Scott Thomas Fleming Tyler Mckee
Clonlee - Liam McCorry Liam Young Stephen McAuley
LorrainesIan McCalmont Neil Mcfaul Joe Bell
Barney’s Army - Barney Hylands William Irvine Wayne Lewis Davy Magill
Q Tips - Chris Carson Steven Carson Andy Arbuthnot
Eight Ball ArmyJean Mcilroy John Kerr Gareth Fears Ryan McAleenan
Q ClubDarren Lowe Jim Gilchrist Trevor Whiteside, Ellis Martin
HenchmanMartin Kane Colin Campbell Rodney Mcilhinney
BluesAlex Irvine Neil Cowie Phillip Walter Haveron Gary Peoples
St Comgalls - Anthony McCorry Gary McCorry Paul McAlister Paul Smyth
Ibrox 114sGary Wallace Lee McIlreavey Martin Goudie Kenny English
Q StixAlan Johnston Craig Johnston Colin Wilson Stephen Peoples
Ibrox 160sRobert Hawkins Michael Wilson Stephen McWhirter Stephen Johnston

In the photo - 2020 Winners. Bill McIlroy Sr, Ryan Marcus and Gerry McCorry

LARNE INTERLEAGUE


Team Managers for Larne for the 2020 NIPA Interleague events have been confirmed as follows -

'A' Team - Hugo Manson
'B1' Team - Micky O'Boyle
'B2' Team - Kieran McAlister

Best of luck to all three !!

The 'B' Team event will be played on Saturday 14th March
The 'A' Team event will be played on Sunday 15th March

Once teams are selected could players let their Managers know asap if they need a team shirt and/or transport to the event which is being played in the Queens Hall, Newtownards. Address is 18 West Street, BT23 4EN

McALISTER & McDONAGH DOUBLE UP !!!!


Congratulations to Dean McDonagh and Shaun McAlister. The duo have won the Larne & District League Doubles for the fourth time in seven years having played solid Pool during Finals Night in the Q.Club on Thursday 30th January. They won thirteen racks for the loss of only three on their way to victory beating last season winners Gerry McCorry and Ryan Marcus in the Final.

QUARTER FINALS
Dean McDonagh/Shaun McAlister 4-1 Eddie Gribben/Lee Gribben
Michael Wilson/Neil Campbell 2-4 Andy Mackey/Tyler McKee
Kieran McAlister/Micky O'Boyle 0-4 Anthony McCorry/Ciaran O'Toole
Ryan Marcus/Gerry McCorry 4-0 Marty Goudie/KennyEnglish

SEMI FINALS
Dean McDonagh/Shaun McAlister 4-0 Andy Mackey/Tyler McKee
Anthony McCorry/Ciaran O'Toole 1-4 Ryan Marcus/Gerry McCorry

FINAL
Dean McDonagh/Shaun McAlister  5-2 Ryan Marcus/Gerry McCorry


DELEGATES MEETING CHANGE OF DATE REMINDER


Due to the 3 A Sides First Rounds taking place on Thursday 6th February our scheduled Delegates meeting has been brought forward by one week.

It will now take place tonight at 7.15pm in the St Comgalls Club on Thursday 30th January. As well as normal business we will be discussing and hoping to resolve the impasse over the Interleague issue.

NEW NAME ON THE TROPHY



It's big congratulations to Gary Wallace.

The Ibrox player has added his name onto the Richard Bowen Memorial Individual trophy after a great day of Blackball Pool with 51 cueists in the Q.Club. It didn't come easy though as he had to see off Anthony McCorry (4-2), Neil McFaul (5-1), Trevor Whiteside (5-1), Dean McDonagh (5-0), Lee McIlreavey (5-4) and finally Marty Goudie (6-2). Marty had himself been in fine potting form beating Stephen McWhirter (4-2), Alan Corrigan (5-0), Michael Wilson (5-3), Bill McIlroy Jr (5-2) and Wayne Lewis (5-1) in his Semi Final.

FINAL FRAMES
1. Wallace
2. Wallace
3. Goudie
4. Wallace
5. Goudie
6. Wallace
7. Wallace
8. Wallace

In the photo - A proud Gary with the Richard Bowen trophy

2000 - Gerry McCorry
2001 - Jonathon Nelson
2002 - Ellis Martin
2003 - Bill McIlroy Jr
2004 - Jonathon Nelson
2005 - Bill McIlroy Sr
2006 - Bill McIlroy Jr
2007 - Robert Hawkins
2008 - Stephen McWhirter
2009 - Neil McKelvey
2010 - Bill McIlroy Sr
2011 - Ed McDowell
2012 - Colin Montgomery Jr
2013 - Jonathon Nelson
2014 - Ellis Martin
2015 - Jonathon Nelson
2016 - Stephen Johnston
2017 - Ryan McKillop
2018 - Ronan McCarthy
2019 - Jonathon Nelson
2020 - Gary Wallace


2020 RICHARD BOWEN MEMORIAL DRAW


PRELIMS (BEST OF 7) Can all players in Prelims be available to play from 1.00pm
Prelim 01 - Eddie Gribben 3-4 Ryan Marcus
Prelim 02 - Neil Campbell 0-4 William Mcilroy
Prelim 03 - Lee McIlreavey w/o Craig Johnston
Prelim 04 - Lee Topping 3-4 Alex Irvine
Prelim 05 - Stephen Peoples w/o Ronan McCarthy
Prelim 06 - Gary Wallace 4-2 Anthony McCorry
Prelim 07 - Andrew Mackey 4-3 Lee Hogg
Prelim 08 - Gerry McCorry 4-1 Gary McCorry
Prelim 09 - Michael Wilson 4-0 Ryan Scott
Prelim 10 - Martin Goudie 4-2 Stephen McWhirter
Prelim 11 - Martin Stubbs 3-4 Colin Campbell
Prelim 12 - Bill McIlroy w/o Stuart Houston
Prelim 13 - Neil Cowie 2-4 Ellis Martin
Prelim 14 - Jim Gilchrist 1-4 Ryan Ellis Martin
Prelim 15 - Tyler Mckee 1-4 Thomas Fleming
Prelim 16 - Ryan McAleenan 1-4 Davy Magill
Prelim 17 - Ian McCalmont w/o Tyler Mcconnell
Prelim 18 - Michael O'Boyle 3-4 Rob Wilson
Prelim 19 - Stephen Johnston 4-3 Kenny English
LAST 32 (BEST of 9) Players not in prelims required to be in attendance for 2:30pm
Ryan Marcus 5-1 Ian McCalmont
Bill McIlroy Sr 4-5 Rab Wilson
Lee McIlreavey 5-3 Stephen Johnston
Alex Irvine 4-5 Nick McClay
Stephen Peoples 1-5 Trevor Whiteside
Gary Wallace 5-1 Neil Mcfaul
Andy Mackey 3-5 Dean McDonagh
Gerry McCorry 5-0 Ryan Kane
Michael Wilson 5-0 Mary Jo McCourt
Marty Goudie 5-0 Alan Corrigan
Colin Campbell 2-5 Robert Hawkins
Bill McIlroy Jr 5-1 Rodney McIlhinney
Ellis Martin 5-2 Iain Britton
Ryan Martin 1-5 Alan Johnston
Thomas Fleming 5-3 Martin Kane
Davy Magill 3-5 Wayne Lewis
LAST 16
Ryan Marcus 5-1 Rab Wilson
Lee McIlreavey 5-4 Nick McClay
Trevor Whiteside 1-5 Gary Wallace
Dean McDonagh 5-2 Gerry McCorry
Michael Wilson 3-5 Marty Goudie
Robert Hawkins 1-5 Bill McIlroy Jr
Ellis Martin 1-5 Alan Johnston
Thomas Fleming 1-5 Wayne Lewis
QUARTER FINALS
Ryan Marcus 3-5 Lee McIlreavey
Gary Wallace 5-0 Dean McDonagh
Marty Goudie 5-2 Bill McIlroy Jr
Alan Johnston 3-5 Wayne Lewis
SEMI FINALS
Lee McIlreavey 4-5 Gary Wallace
Marty Goudie 5-1 Wayne Lewis
FINAL - RACE TO 6
Gary Wallace 6-2 Marty Goudie

2020 LEAGUE DOUBLES RESULTS


LAST 32
E. Gribben/ L. Gribben 4-2 P. Smyth/ C. Smyth 
F. Gribben/ L. McCorry 1-4 D. Kelly/ D. Ferguson
S. McWhirter/ R. Hawkins 4-3 N. McClay/ S. Davison
A. Arbuthnot/ C. Carson 3-4 G. McCorry/ R. Marcus
R. Kane/ A. Gardiner 3-4 M. Kane/ J. Johnston
G. Fears/ R. McAlinden 1-4 M. Goudie/ K. English
S. Houston/ S. Herron 1-4 A. McCorry/ C. O’Toole
R. Scott/ T. Fleming 4-2 P. Haveron/ G. Peoples
I. McCalmont/R. McIlhinney 4-1 B. McIlroy Sr/ L. McCormick
M. O’Boyle/ K. McAlister 4-3 E. Martin/ A. Johnston
D. Niblock/ W. Telford 2-4 S. McAlister/ D. McDonagh
J. Bell/ N. McFaul 2-4 J. McIlroy/ J. Kerr
A. Irvine/ N. Cowie 2-4 G. Fleming/ J. Patton
N. Campbell/ M. Wilson 4-1 P. McAlister/ G. McCorry
A. Mackey/ T. McKee 4-0 L. McIlreavey/ G. Wallace
D. Lowe/ J. Gilchrist 3-4 W. Irvine/ C. Johnston

LAST 16
E. Gribben/L. Gribben 4-2 F. Gribben/L. McCorry
G. McCorry/R. Marcus 4-0 S. McWhirter/R. Hawkins
M. Goudie/K. English 4-1 M. Kane/J. Johnston
A. McCorry/C. O'Toole 4-2 R. Scott/T. Fleming
I. McCalmont/R. McIlhinney 2-4 M. O'Boyle/K. McAlister
S. McAlister/D.McDonagh 4-1 J. McIlroy/J. Kerr
G. Fleming/J. Patton 2-4 N. Campbell/M. Wilson
A. Mackey/T. McKee 4-2 W. Irvine/C. Johnston

Thursday 30th January
Quarters Finals redrawn in Q.Club at 7.45pm and Competition played to a finish from 8.00pm

In the photo - 2019 Winners Gerry McCorry and Ryan Marcus who are still in the running to regain their title


Q.CLUB OPEN HANDICAP 15


To view the draw for Event 15 of the Q.Club Open Handicap, click on the link at the top of the left hand column

LEAGUE WEEK 13


LEAGUE WEEK 13 FIXTURES
THURSDAY 16th JANUARY

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


THURSDAY 23rd JANUARY - League Doubles Stage 1

SUNDAY 26th JANUARY - Richard Bowen Memorial Individual

THURSDAY 30th JANUARY - League Doubles Stage 2

THURSDAY 6th FEBRUARY - League 3 a Sides down to last 8

THURSDAY 13th FEBRUARY- League 3 a Sides Final Night

THURSDAY - LEAGUE FIXTURE 14
St Comgalls vs Blues
Station Bar vs Five Plus One
Q Tips vs Q Stix
Q Stars vs Clonlee
Lorraines vs Ibrox
Eight Ball Army vs Dirty Dozen

2020 RICHARD BOWEN MEMORIAL


When - Sunday 26th January
Where - Q.Club
Start time - 12.00 noon, Club open from 11.15am
Cost - £5 (Must be paid in advance of draw)
Format - Straight Knockout
How to enter - Via your team Captain or in Q.Club to William Irvine
Who can enterAll players must be League registered or have a BT40 home or work address.

In the photo - 2019 Finalists Johnny Nelson (left) and Bill McIlroy Sr with Richards son Martin Stubbs. Johnny went on to the win the Final for his fifth time in only his fifth time of entering the event, his first success being in 2001.



SKC GAMING LEAGUE 3 A SIDES


When - Thursday 6th & 13th February to a finish
Where - Q.Club
Matches start - 8.00pm
Cost - £10 per team
Format - Straight Knockout
Races - Best of 9
Teams - Can register up to 4 players (recommended)

To guarantee entry - All Captains or Delegates are asked to return the completed entry form into the Q.Club by Thursday 30th January along with payment.

Draw - Will take place on Thursday 30th January in Q.Club during the Doubles Finals Night.

Teams - can be made up of players from different League teams. All players must be League registered or have a BT40 home or work address.

In the photo - 2019 Winners - Gerry & The Peacemakers


KNOCKOUT CUP DRAW


The draw for the Semi Finals of the Knockout Cup took place at the Delegates meeting last night and is as follows -

Q.Stars V Blues
Lorraine's Flyers V Q.Tips

Both ties to take place in the Q.Club, dates TBC

LEAGUE WEEK 12


THURSDAY 9th JANUARY

Clonlee 7-9 Q.Tips
Dirty Dozen 7-9 Blues
Five Plus One 10-5 St Comgalls
Ibrox 9-7 Q.Stars
Lorraine's 6-9 Eight Ball Army
Q.Stix 10-5 Station Bar

Feature match - We had a new team making their League debut tonight as Marty Kane's Dirty Dozen entertained Alex Irvine's Blues. And it certainly was an entertaining match which the visitors just won 9-7 courtesy of the Play Off Frame. Mark Wilson scored a fine hat trick for the Blues as did Marty Kane himself for the Dozen. Blues had raced into a 6-1 lead only for the hosts to come storming back to 7-8 forcing the 16th Rack. But up stepped Andy Mackey for the away side to pot the final black of the night and give his side their first points of the season. Session scores were 4-1, 2-3, 2-3, 1-0 in favour of the victors.
Five Plus One remain a point clear at the top after a solid 10-5 home win against St Comgalls. The hosts trailed 1-2 but it was to be the last time they were behind in the match, Ronan McCarthy securing both points in Frame 12. Session scores for Five Plus One were 3-2, 4-1 and 3-2.
Up in the Rangers Club another nail biting match unfolded as second placed Ibrox played Q.Stars. The hosts had no complaints after Tips raced into a 6-2 lead playing some great Pool but Ibrox kept plugging away and took the match into a Play Off Frame where Neil Campbell cleared up superbly from a dry break to secure both points for Robert Hawkins's team. Session scores for Ibrox were 1-4, 3-2, 4-1 and 1-0.
Hugo Manson's Q.Tips remain in third spot two points behind the leaders but they had to graft really hard away to an inspired Clonlee side. Tips had to win the last five racks including a Play Off Frame success by Tyler McConnell to scrape over the line against their second from bottom hosts. But a win is a win and next week they entertain Ibrox in what should be another classic, Tips having beaten the Rangers Club side twice already this term. Scores were 2-3, 2-3, 4-1 and 1-0.
Eight Ball Army stay very much in touch at the top after a hard fought 9-6 away win over Lorraine's Flyers in the Pigeon Club. The match was decided in Frame 14 when Thomas Fleming won to make it 9-5 as the Armys great season continues. Session scores for the visitors were 3-2, 4-1, 2-3.
Last but not least Alan Johnston's Q.Stix won by 10-5 at home to Station Bar. The hosts were never behind in the match and Craig Johnston took the honours of securing the points by winning Frame 14. Session scores on thed night were 4-1, 2-3 and 4-1.

LEAGUE WEEK 13 FIXTURES
THURSDAY 16th JANUARY

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

CHRISTMAS WINDOW TRANSFERS & NEW SIGNINGS


WINDOW NOW CLOSED

TRANSFERS 
Neil McFaul - Q.Stix to Lorraine's Flyers
Lee Gribben - Blues to Lorraine's Flyers
Stephen Herron - Ibrox to Q.Stars
Chris Keenan - Clonlee to Dirty Dozen


NEW SIGNINGS 
Trevor Whiteside  - Q.Stix
Gary Peoples - Blues
Paddy Bannon - Dirty Dozen
James Johnson - Dirty Dozen
Iain Britton - Ibrox
John Magennis - Clonlee
Paul Harris - Q.Tips
Lenny Swan - Q.Tips
Joe Patton - Blues
Mark Cochrane - Blues

Window closes Friday 3rd January

Q.CLUB FLYER


With no league pool this Thursday night we will be running a £5 Handicapped Flyer.
Cost - £5 all in, tables open
Time - 7:30 start
Races - to 5 if Handicapped, races to 4 if Scratch match

Handicaps as follows
'A' player  0
B1 player  1
B2 player  2
B3 player  3

Open to everyone not just Larne league players
Anyone looking to enter comment below or turn up on the night before 7:30.

TURKEY SHOOT

MARCUS WINS HIS CHRISTMAS DINNER 🦃🎱😂

Well done to Ryan Marcus. The youngster continued his winning streak by winning our League annual Charity Turkey Shoot Competition which was held in the Q.Club last night beating the experienced Davy Magill in the Final. Davy takes home the giblets as Runner Up.

On a serious note though, we raised £144 on the night which gives us a running total of £734 towards our nominated Charity for the 2019 / 2020 season. The beneficiary is young local lad Mason McCombe whose condition is described below.

"" 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


LEAGUE ANNUAL CHARITY TURKEY SHOOT


Our annual Charity Turkey Shoot takes place this Thursday 19th December in the Q.Club. Our nominated appeal for this current season is young local lad Mason McCombe, you can read details of Mason's condition below.

What - LeagueTurkey Shoot Flyer
Where - Q. Club
When - Thursday 19th December
Time - Names in by 7.45pm for a 8.00pm start
Cost - £5 per person
Format - Straight Knock Out "Best of 5"
Who - Open to anyone

And it just remains to be said may the best turkey win !!!!! 🍗😂

"" 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


KNOCK OUT CUP RESULTS


THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER
QUARTER FINALS PLAYED IN Q.CLUB

Eight Ball Army 5-8 Blues
Q.Tips 8-6 Ibrox
Five Plus One 7-8 Lorraine's Flyers
Q.Stix 4-8 Q.Stars

What a night we had in the Q.Club in the Quarter Finals of the 2019-2020 Knockout Cup. One could argue that all four outsiders won their ties to progress to the Semi Finals. No argument about the biggest upset as Stephen Spence's Lorraine's Flyers knocked out League leaders Five Plus One in a match that went the full fifteen frames. Session scores were 3-2, 3-2 and 2-3 in Lorraine's favour with Alan Murray and Glyn Williams winning the final two frames of the match to see their team through, incredible result for the Flyers.
Hugo Manson's Q.Tips met the League's second placed team Ibrox with a tight match expected. That's how it worked out with the game evenly balanced at 6-6 after twelve racks before the Carson brothers Steven and Chris stepped up to win the next two frames and send Tips into the Semi Final draw. Session scores for the victors were 2-3, 4-1 and 2-2.
Q.Stars won the first session 3-2 and never looked back in their match against Q.Stix and they pushed on taking the next by 4-1. Although Stix won frame eleven it was only a stay of execution as Oliver Mulvenna potted the last black of the game to send his team into the Semi Finals.
Bottom placed Blues took on joint third placed Eight Ball Army and it was the Blues who started the best by running off the first four racks. A double from Captain John Kerr helped reduce the arrears to 3-4 for the Army but the total comeback wasn't to be as Lee Gribben completed his hat trick in frame twelve for Blues to take a Semi Final berth.

THURSDAY 19th DECEMBER
CHRISTMAS CHARITY TURKEY SHOOT IN Q.CLUB

THURSDAY 9th JANUARY
FIRST LEAGUE FIXTURE OF SECOND HALF OF SEASON

LEAGUE TRANSFER WINDOW


OPENS - Friday 13th December
CLOSES - Friday 3rd January

Any new signings or transfers to be relayed to Committee. Any player not registered with Committee before closing date will be ineligible to play for his/her new team. Also any monies owed must be paid to the Treasurer at or before the next meeting on Thursday 9th January in the St Comgalls Club at 7.15pm.


LEAGUE WEEK 11


THURSDAY 5th DECEMBER
(Half way mark in season)

Blues 2-13 Five Plus One
Clonlee 4-11 St Comgalls
Q.Stars 9-6 Eight Ball Army
Q.Tips 10-5 Lorraine's Flyers
Station Bar 4-11 Ibrox
Q.Stix V Bye

Feature Match - Second played sixth as Eight Ball Army and Q.Stars met with only two points between them in the final League fixture of 2019 in the Larne & District Pool League. A tight match was expected and that was what we got with Q.Stars' Sean Davison having to win the final frame of the night to stop the match going into a Play Off frame. And that's exactly what he did to give his team a 9-6 win and two vital points. Session scores in favour of the winners were 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, best on the night for Stars was Drew Niblock with a fine hat trick whilst Thomas Fleming and Ryan McAleenan registered braces for the Army. 
Ibrox stay in touch at the top after an away win over Station Bar. The hosts led 2-0 but back came the visitors winning six out of the next seven racks. The match was still very much in the balance after the second session with Ibrox only leading by 6-4 but they moved up through the gears winning the final session 5-0 for an 11-4 success on the night.
Hugo Manson's Q.Tips who are also well in the title race were in trouble early doors as visitors Lorraine's Flyers raced into a 3-0 lead. But they eventually woke up and 6-4 after the second session had ended. Tips then pushed on to close the match out at 10-5.
Although Clonlee won the first frame in the St Comgalls Club derby match, there was to be no shock result as St Comgalls ran off seven on the trot before eventually running out 11-4 victors. The result keeps Paul Smyth's side well in the title race only two points off the top spot.
Bryan McWhirter's Five Plus One will go into the second half of the season leading the chasing pack by a single point after a 13-2 thrashing of basement team the Blues. At one stage it looked like it would be a whitewash but to their credit Blues dug deep to win two racks on the trot in the final session.
Alan Johnston's Q.Stix had a bye tonight.
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THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER FIXTURES
KNOCKOUT CUP QUARTER FINALS

Eight Ball Army V Blues
Q.Tips V Ibrox
Five Plus One V Lorraine's Flyers
Q.Stix V Q.Stars
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LEAGUE TRANSFER WINDOW

OPENS - Friday 13th December
CLOSES - Friday 3rd January

Any new signings or transfers to be relayed to Committee. Any player not registered with Committee before closing date will be ineligible to play for his/her new team. Also any monies owed must be paid to the Treasurer at or before the next meeting on Thursday 9th January in the St Comgalls Club at 7.15pm.

OUR CONDOLENCES


The Committee of Larne & District Pool League would like to pass on our condolences to the family of Ivan Armour who passed away on Saturday 30th November aged 51.

Ivan was a very talented player, playing most of his Pool out of the local Pigeon Club. The funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Thursday 5th December from his Sallagh Park home.

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

KNOCKOUT CUP RESULTS


KNOCKOUT CUP PRELIMS THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER
(All played in Q.Club)

Clonlee 3-8 Eight Ball Army
St Comgalls 5-8 Q.Stix
Station Bar 7-8 Blues
Dirty Dozen 4-8 Q.Stars

Tonight seen a break from League action as the Prelims of the Knockout Cup took centre stage in the Q.Club. Alan Johnston's Q.Stix took on last seasons League Runners Up St Comgalls who were fresh on the back of an 11-4 hammering of Ibrox from last week. But it was Stix who turned on the style last night as they won the match by 8-5. They were never behind  and a fine hat trick from Captain Johnston himself helped to send his team into the Quarter Final draw. Eight Ball Army were relatively untroubled as they seen off Clonlee 8-3. They raced into a 5-1 lead and never looked back with Jean McIlroy winning the all important frame to close the match out. And what a match we had between Station Bar and Blues, Station led 5-2 after seven racks against the League's basement team but back came the Blues to take the match into a deciding fifteenth frame where it was left to the experienced Blues Captain Alex Irvine to secure his teams first win of the season and book a spot in the last eight. And last but not least newcomers the Dirty Dozen showed some grit as they led Q.Stars by 3-2 before eventually going down 8-4, Rodney McIlhinney registering a hat trick for the winners.

TEAMS INTO QUARTER FINAL DRAW (MADE AT 5TH DECEMBER LEAGUE MEETING)

Eight Ball Army
Q.Stix
Blues
Q.Stars
Ibrox
Five Plus One
Q.Tips
Lorraine's Flyers

LEAGUE WEEK 11 FIXTURES THURSDAY 5th DECEMBER
(Half way mark in season)

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