Monday, 22 January 2018

Results from Thursday 25th January

LEAGUE FIXTURE 17

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

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2018 RICHARD BOWEN MEMORIAL INDIVIDUAL KNOCK OUT

SUNDAY 28th JANUARY 2018 - played in Q.Club

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LEAGUE FIXTURE 18 - Thursday 1st February

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

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Results from Thursday 18th January


LEAGUE FIXTURE 16

FREEWHEELERS 9-7 STATION BAR
ST COMGALLS P-P Q.CLUB (playing Thursday 12th April)
PIGEON CLUB 10-5 IBROX
GERS 6-9 FEATHERS
Q.POOL 12-3 CLONLEE
RUBYS 10-5 BLUES
THATCH ROCKETS v BYE

After last weeks reverse Pigeon Club turned on the style to get back to winning ways at home to Ibrox in Week 16 of the Larne & District Pool League 2017-2018 season. Four break and dishes (two for Ryan McKillop and two for Shaun McAlister) gave the visitors an uphill task, and though they fought hard it was Bryan McWhirter's team who took both points to stay top of the table. Title contenders Q.Pool took a while to get going but they comfortably seen off Clonlee in the end by 12-3 and remain very much in the title mix moving into second spot ahead of Gers. Gers great recent run was brought to an end in an exciting match at home to Feathers. The Pigeon Club side won 9-6 and have now beaten first and second placed teams in consecutive weeks. Feathers are now fourth ahead of Ibrox on frame difference. Freewheelers, bouyed by some new signings at the Christmas break, took both points in an exciting 9-7 win at home to Station Bar. Man of the match goes to Corey Burleigh who won the sixteenth and deciding frame to give himself four from four on the night. Rubys Stars leapfrog Blues on the League table after beating them by 10-5. An eight frame burst mid match ensured Nick McClay's team took both points. St Comgalls v Q.Club was postoned to April 12th and Thatch Rockets had a bye.
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LEAGUE FIXTURE 17 - Thursday 25th January

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

Condolences


The Committee of Larne & District Pool League would like to pass on their condolences to Pigeon Club cueist Colin Montgomery on the passing of his mother Yvonne on Saturday morning after a long illness. Yvonne's funeral will take place on Monday in Old Larne & Kilwaughter Presbyterian Church (bottom of the Grammar School Brae) at 11.00am and then on to Roselawn for 1.00pm

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time Colin.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Results from Thursday 11th January

LEAGUE FIXTURE 15 

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

What a night we had in the Larne & District Pool League on Thursday 11th January. League leaders Pigeon Club suffered their first defeat of the season going down 6-9 in the derby match to a superb performance from Hugo Manson's Feathers. Gers took advantage of that result, but only just, Stuart Houston's side won the last four racks of the match from 5-6 down to get over the line after an inspired performance from Francie Gribben's lowly Clonlee. In another David versus Goliath match Q.Pool needed the play off frame to scrape past the finishing post against Alex Irvine's Blues who had excelled all night. And St Comgalls put in their best performance of the season away to Ibrox in the Rangers Club, hero of the hour was Paul McAlister who won the play off frame to give his side an excellent 9-7 success on the night. Neil McFaul's Q.Club just done enough to take both points at home to Freewheelers in a 9-6 win and last but not least Thatch Rockets are still without a point after they went down 10-5 away to Micky O'Boyle's Station Bar side. Rubys Stars had a bye this week.

LEAGUE FIXTURE 16 - Thursday 18th January

FREEWHEELERS v STATION BAR
ST COMGALLS P-P Q.CLUB (playing Thursday 12th April)
PIGEON CLUB v IBROX
GERS v FEATHERS
Q.POOL v CLONLEE
RUBYS v BLUES
THATCH ROCKETS v BYE

Monday, 8 January 2018

Confirmed Interleague Teams


Saturday 3rd March & Sunday 4th March, Queens Hall, Newtownards

'A' TEAM
Bill McIlroy Sr (M), Ed McDowell, Bill McIlroy Jr, 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, Stephen Burns, Michael Wilson, Paul McAlister, Stephen Herron. Ryan Scott, Ian McCalmont, Sean Davison, Colin Wilson

'B2' TEAM
TBC

Draws & Results


To view the draws and results as they come in from the Q.Club following events, click on the links at the top of the left hand columns -

OPEN HANDICAP EVENT 7 (£100 BONUS ADDED BY CLUB)
B2 STANDARD EVENT 8
B3 STANDARD EVENT 2

DATES FOR EACH ROUND TO BE COMPLETED AS FOLLOWS -

PRELIMS / LAST 64 - Sunday 21st January
LAST 32 - Wednesday 31st January
LAST 16 - Saturday 10th February
LAST 8 - Sunday 18th February
SEMIS & FINAL - From Monday 19th February

Sunday, 7 January 2018

League nominated 2017-2018 Charity


Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has been chosen by the League Delegates at our meeting on 4th January as our 2017-2018 annual nominated Charity. This is a gesture of recognition and support for Station Bar cueist Rodney McIhinney who is starting treatment tomorrow Monday 8th January. We wish you well Rod.

https://cancerfocusni.org/

Friday, 5 January 2018

McClay Trophies & Engraving "Player of the Year"


Updated 5th January. Johnny Nelson leads the way with a fantastic 90.62%, but close on his heels is Dean McDonagh who has one game in hand on the Pigeon Club cueman. Players on 70% plus as follows -

90.62% - (29-3) - Johnny Nelson (Pigeon Club)
85.29% - (29-5) - Dean McDonagh (Gers)
75.86% - (22-7) - Shaun McAlister (Pigeon Club)
73.52% - (25-9) - Robert Hawkins (Ibrox)
72.72% - (24-9) - Gerry McCorry (Pigeon Club)
70.96% - (22-9) - Stephen Burns (Ibrox)
70.58% - (24-10) -Wayne Lewis (Q.Club)

Final team panels for the home straight


The transfer and new signings deadline closed tonight (Thursday 4th January) as teams start the second half of their League campaigns heading towards the business end of the season.

CLICK ON THIS LINK to view all the updated panels

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Results from Thursday 4th January

LEAGUE FIXTURE 14 
THATCH ROCKETS 3-12 Q.CLUB
FREEWHEELERS 3-12 IBROX
ST COMGALLS 4-11 FEATHERS
PIGEON CLUB 14-1 CLONLEE
GERS 12-3 BLUES
Q.POOL 10-5 RUBYS
STATION BAR v BYE

Tonight seen the first round of fixtures in the second half of the season take place but there were no shocks as all the favourites won comfortably. League leaders Pigeon Club thrashed Clonlee 14-1  whilst second placed Gers demolished Blues 12-3 in the Rangers Club. Gers stablemates Ibrox were untroubled winning 12-3 away to Freewheelers. Q.Pool trailed 3-2 at home to Rubys Stars but a 5-0 whitewash in the second session put them in control and they eventually closed the match out at 10-5. Neil McFaul's Q.Club eased to a 12-3 win away to bottom team Thatch Rockets and Feathers registered an 11-4 success away to St Comgalls. Station Bar had a bye this week.


LEAGUE FIXTURE 15 - Thursday 11th January
STATION BAR v THATCH ROCKETS
Q.CLUB v FREEWHEELERS
IBROX v ST COMGALLS
FEATHERS v PIGEON CLUB
CLONLEE v GERS
BLUES v Q.POOL
RUBYS v BYE

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

League news

DELEGATES MEETING

The next Delegates Meeting will be on Thursday 4th January at the usual time of 7.15pm in the Rangers Club.

Entry forms for the Richard Bowen Memorial Individual to be collected by Team Delegates

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TRANSFER OR NEW SIGNINGS WINDOW FOR 2017-2018

Opens - 00:01 hours on Friday 15th December 2017
Closes - 20:00 hours on Thursday 4th January 2018

Any payments due must be paid at our Delegates Meeting on 4th January otherwise players will be illegible to play on that night

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

It's Ryan yet again


It was another great day for Ryan Marcus as he swept all before him in the Q.Club Annual New Years Day Handicap Competition. From a field of 33 the 14 year old Larne lad stormed to the Final where he faced Antrim's Kyle Kirkwood who was also in fine form all day.

But it was Ryan who won his second big event within 3 days claiming the top prize of £280 to add to the £420 he claimed on Friday.

With a £10 entry fee the pot was £330 but this was boosted to £530 by the Q.Club adding £200 to the overall fund. The tables were also on freeplay for the competition.

PRELIM
Simom McConnell (1) 6-5 (0) Gerry McCorry
LAST 32
Simon McConnell (1) 6-4 (2) Gareth Fears
Lee McCormick (3) 6-4 (2) Rab Wilson
Marty Kane (2) 6-4 (0) Dean McDonagh
Robert Hawkins (1) 6-1 (2) Hugo Manson
Glen Ogilby (3) 6-4 (2) Drew Niblock
Kyle Kirkwood (1) 6-5 (2) Ian Boal
Michael Wilson (1) 6-4 (2) Chris Stillington
Kenny English (1) 6-5 (2) Jason Horner
Eddie Gribben (1) 6-1 (2) Maryjo McCourt
Iain Britton (1) 6-5 (1) Tyler McKee
Stephen Herron (1) 6-4 (1) Neil McFaul
Ryan Marcus (1) 6-4 (2) Jim Gilchrist
Ian McCalmont (2) 6-4 (0) Gary Johnston
Alan Johnston (1) 6-3 (0) Marty Goudie
Ryan Scott (2) 6-5 (2) Ryan Martin
Alan Corrigan (1) 6-2 (3) Craig Johnston
LAST 16
Lee McCormick (3) 6-4 (1) Simon McConnell
Robert Hawkins (1) 6-4 (2) Marty Kane
Kyle Kirkwood (1) 6-5 (3) Glen Ogilby
Kenny English (1) 6-5 (1) Michael Wilson
Eddie Gribben (1) 6-3 (1) Iain Britton
Ryan Marcus (1) 6-2 (1) Stephen Herron
Ian McCalmont (2) 6-5 (1) Alan Johnston
Alan Corrigan (1) 6-3 (2) Ryan Scott
QUARTER FINALS
Robert Hawkins (1) 6-4 (3) Lee McCormick
Kyle Kirkwood (1) 6-3 (1) Kenny English
Ryan Marcus (1) 6-3 (1) Eddie Gribben
Ian McCalmont (2) 6-5 (1) Alan Corrigan
SEMI FINALS
Kyle Kirkwood (1) 6-4 (1) Robert Hawkins
Ryan Marcus (1) 6-4 (2) Ian McCalmont
FINAL
Ryan Marcus (1) 6-3 (1) Kyle Kirkwood

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Ryan wins B2 Standard Event 7


It's congratulations to Ryan Marcus.

The 14 year old has just won the latest B2 Standard Competition in the Q.Club beating Stephen Higgins by 11-7 in the Final on Saturday 30th December. Ryan takes home the top prize of £420

To enter either the Open Handicap, the B2 or B3 Standard Events contact the Club before the draws on Sunday 7th January

Friday, 29 December 2017

Taking names


The Q.Club is now taking names for the next competitions in the following categories -

> Open Handicap Knock Out (Event 7)
> B2 Standard Knock Out (Event 8)
> B3 Standard Knock Out (Event 2)

To enter, contact William on 07814 006197 or on Facebook at Q-Club Larne

£20 entry per event A players can enter all three events (dependant on ability)

Any player who hasn't paid his/her entry fee and pulls out after the draw is made will still be liable for the £20 entry fee. Player will be suspended from future events until this is paid.

The Q.Club will ADD to the Prize Fund of EACH event if the following entries are reached -

40 players - We add £100
52 players - We add £150
64 players - We add £200

Entries to be in before draws on Sunday 7th January
Dates for each round to be completed as follows -

PRELIMS / LAST 64 - Sunday 21st January
LAST 32 - Wednesday 31st January
LAST 16 - Saturday 10th February
LAST 8 - Sunday 18th February
SEMIS & FINAL - From Monday 19th February

Don't forget our NEW YEARS DAY HANDICAP FLYER. Details below -


Sunday, 24 December 2017

Good shooting Frazer


Congratulations to Ballymena lad Frazer Young on winning the inaugural Q.Club 'B3' Standard Knock Out Event. In the Final, played on Saturday 23rd December, he beat local Larne cueist Ryan Kane by an 11-8 scoreline.

In the photo - Winner Frazer (right) with Runner Up Ryan


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Well done Aaron


Very well done to Aaron Rolston on winning the latest Open Handicap Competition in the Q.Club.


In the Final which was played on Friday 22nd December the 16 year old overcame Sean Davison by 11-7, both players having taken out some big scalps on their way to the final pairing.


With the Q.Club adding on cash to the prize fund Aaron takes home £500 and Sean £250. Merry Christmas Aaron & Sean !!

Friday, 22 December 2017

Charity Turkey Shoot


Congratulations to Neil Campbell (Feathers Pool Team) who won the League Charity Turkey Shoot in the Q.Club on Thursday 21st December.

We had a fantastic entry off 42 players which raised £210 to go towards our 2017-2018 Charity appeal.

In the photo - Winner Neil (left) with Runner Up Dean McDonagh (Gers)

Neil won a £50 voucher and Dean a £25 voucher

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Result from Tuesday 19th December


RE-ARRANGED LEAGUE FIXTURE

Freewheelers 2-13 Rubys Stars

Rubys Stars finished off their 2017 fixtures by thrashing Freewheelers 13-2 in the Q.Club. After Nick McClay's side moved 2-1 ahead they never looked back and ran out easy winners to consolidate 10th position on the League table. Freewheelers are one spot below in 11th but four points adrift off Rubys.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Results from Thursday 14th December

LEAGUE FIXTURE 13
STATION BAR 2-13 Q.CLUB
THATCH ROCKETS 5-10 IBROX
FREEWHEELERS 3-12 FEATHERS **
ST COMGALLS 10-5 CLONLEE
PIGEON CLUB 11-4 BLUES
GERS 10-5 RUBYS
Q.POOL v BYE

No shock results at all tonight in the Larne & District Pool League as all the favourites won with a bit to spare. With just two rearranged fixtures to be played no matter what happens Pigeon Club will go into 2018 as League Leaders after an 11-4 success at home to Blues. Gers are in second spot after a 10-5 win over Rubys Stars in the Q. Club and indeed if they win their game in hand against St Comgalls they will trail Pigeon by only a single point, a great season so far for Stuart Houston's Rangers Club team. Ibrox won 10-5 away to Thatch Rockets to stay in third, three points off Bryan McWhirters League leaders whilst Q.Pool had a bye tonight but stay in fourth four points off the pace. Neil McFaul's Q.Club turned it on in the Station Bar romping home 13-2 on the night to consolidate fifth spot whilst Hugo Manson's Feathers are five points clear in sixth after a more than comfortable 12-3 win away to Freewheelers. Lastly but not least Paul Smyth's St Comgalls leapfrog Station Bar after taking the honours in the derby match against Clonlee courtesy of a 10-5 result.

** Feathers subsequently awarded a 15-0 win as Freewheelers finished the match with only 3 players
 
Thursday 21st December
CHARITY TURKEY CHRISTMAS SHOOT OUT IN Q.CLUB
No postponed games to be arranged for this night

Thursday 28th December
CHRISTMAS BREAK

Thursday 4th January
LEAGUE FIXTURE 14 
THATCH ROCKETS v Q.CLUB
FREEWHEELERS v IBROX
ST COMGALLS v FEATHERS
PIGEON CLUB v CLONLEE
GERS v BLUES
Q.POOL v RUBYS
STATION BAR v BYE 

Friday, 8 December 2017

"" McClay Trophies & Engaving "" Player of the Year"


With the Christmas break near upon us Pigeon Club's Johnny Nelson heads our Player of the Year table with a fantastic 88.46%. On his heels is Gers cueist Dean McDonagh on 82.75%. League leaders Pigeon have three players in the top five.

88.46% - Johnny Nelson (Pigeon Club)
82.75% - Dean McDonagh (Gers)
77.27% - Shaun McAlister (Pigeon Club)
71.42% - Robert Hawkins (Ibrox)
70.37% - Gerry McCorry (Pigeon Club)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Results from Thursday 7th December

 
LEAGUE FIXTURE 12

IBROX 10-5 STATION BAR
FEATHERS 10-5 THATCH ROCKETS
FREEWHEELERS 12-3 CLONLEE
ST COMGALLS 9-6 BLUES
RUBYS 6-9 PIGEON CLUB
Q.POOL 7-9 GERS
Q.CLUB v BYE

Gers title hopes are still very much alive and kicking in the Larne & District Pool League after a fantastic result away to fellow title challengers Q.Pool. Stuart Houston's side were in trouble after the second session trailing 6-4 but four racks in the final set gave them an 8-7 advantage going into the Play Off frame. Up stepped Dean McDonagh to pot the final black of the match and secure a vital two points for the Rangers Club team. Meanwhile League leaders Pigeon Club struggled early doors but their strength in depth eventually seen them to a 9-6 success to stay in top spot. Ibrox consolidated fourth spot with a comfortable win at home to Station Bar and Feathers recorded a similar scoreline seeing off a gutsy Thatch Rockets side who were holding their own at 4-4 after eight frames. Jordan Peoples' Freewheelers leapfrog Clonlee into eleventh spot after a convincing 12-3 home win. St Comgalls move up to ninth above Rubys Stars after a tough 9-6 win over Blues.


LEAGUE FIXTURE 13 - Thursday 14th December

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

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Results from Thursday 30th November


KNOCK OUT CUP QUARTER FINALS - TIES PLAYED IN Q.CLUB

Freewheelers 7-8 Thatch Rockets
Rubys Stars 5-8 Ibrox
Pigeon Club 8-6 Q.Club
Gers 1-8 Q.Pool

Tonight seen a break from League action as the Knock Out Cup Quarter Finals took centre stage in the Q.Club. Q.Pool put last weeks diappointment well behind them as they hammered Gers by 8-1 to become the first team into the Semi Finals. League leaders Pigeon Club were next to reach the last four though they were pushed all the way to Frame 14 by Neil McFaul's Q.Club side. Third team into the hat were Ibrox, who trailed 2-3 but eventually progressed courtesy of  an 8-5 win over a never say die Rubys Stars. The fourth and final team into the draw are Ally Law'sThatch Rockets though it was heartbreak for Freewheelers as they went down by the odd frame 8-7, Jean McIlroy being the hero of the hour winning the fifteenth and deciding rack for Rockets.

The draw for the Semi Finals takes place next Thursday 7th December at our delegates meeting in the Rangers Club at 7.15pm with ties being played in the Q.Club on Thursday 8th February.


LEAGUE FIXTURE 12 - Thursday 7th December

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

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Results from Thursday 23rd November


LEAGUE FIXTURE 11

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

Q.Pool's stay at the top of the Larne & District League was short lived as Pigeon Club won the big top of the table clash tonight. And what a match it was, Pigeon raced into a 4-0 lead then lost five on the trot but then won the final six racks to close the match out at 10-5. Two strong teams included the newly crowned Northern Ireland Champion Pat McAnally for Q.Pool and the legend that is Ronan McCarthy for Pigeon. Amazingly McCarthy didnt get a shot in open play in his three frames played, he was dished on two dry breaks and broke and dished against on his other, but it's great to have top cueists come down to play in and strengthen our League. With Gers having a bye this week Ibrox had the chance to overtake them but they had to be content with a point courtesy of a play off frame win by Robert Hawkins in a very exciting 8-8 draw away to Q.Club who at one stage trailed 1-5. Hugo Manson's Feathers were also held at Station Bar, with Micky O'Boyle playing a captains role in Frame 16 for the Railway men. Paul Smyth's St Comgall's registered another two League points with a solid 10-5 home win over Rubys Stars and Blues make it three wins on the trot after after storming back from 3-5 down to win 9-6 agains Jordan Peoples's Freewheelers. Last but not least Thatch Rockets missed the chance to move of the bottom going down 6-9 at home to Clonlee who move up to 11th leapfrogging Freewheelers.


KNOCK OUT CUP QUARTER FINALS DRAW 
TIES PLAYED IN Q.CLUB - THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

Freewheelers V Thatch Rockets
Rubys Stars V Ibrox
Pigeon Club V Q.Club
Gers V Q.Pool 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Result from Monday 20th November


Rearranged League Fixture

Q.Pool 12-3 Freewheelers

William Irvine's Q.Pool move two points clear at the top of the table after this comfortable 12-3 win over Freewheelers. Session scores were 4-1, 5-0 and 3-2 and it puts even more significance on their big upcoming clash this Thursday away to second placed Pigeon Club.