MARCUS & McCOURT SHINE IN EUROPE

Larne's Ryan Marcus is the new 2019 European Blackball Association Under 23 Nations Cup Individual Champion. The young Five Plus One cueist beat all before him to lift the trophy at the event in Cyprus overcoming Malta's Owen Amato by 5-3 in the Final. It's a fantastic achievement for the young man and a just reward for all the hours of practice he puts in on the green baize in his local venue the Q.Club. Earlier this season he lifted the Northern Ireland Under 18 crown, the sky really is the limit for Ryan in the years ahead if he keeps improving as he has been.

And a big well done to Q.Stars player and local girl Maryjo McCourt who was outstanding as part of the Northern Ireland side that won the Ladies Team Event beating Wales in the Semi Final and England in the Final both by a resounding 13-5 scoreline.

A great double for our League and town.




Q.CLUB FLYER THIS THURSDAY NIGHT



With the EBA Nations Cup taking place in Cyprus this week the Club will be holding a £5 flyer on Thursday night 14th November.

8.00pm start
Handicapped Races to 5
FREE TABLES
Open to all

Handicap system as follows (players judged according to Q.Club database)

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

Anyone looking to enter can inform Club or turn up before 8.00pm on the night. Any queries about handicaps feel free to get in touch.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL LARNE PLAYERS AT THE 2019 EBA NATIONS CUP IN CYPRUS. 10-16th NOVEMBER


Safe travels and the best of luck to all the Larne players travelling to the EBA Nations Cup of Pool in Cyprus to represent Northern Ireland in various categories.
To keep up to date with all the live scores etc download League App Live from the Play or App Stores. Enter EBA then select the PODIUM for the Leaderboard options.
MENS A - Ally Wilson
MENS B - Gary Wallace, Wayne Lewis, Neil McFaul
LADIES A - Maryjo McCourt
SENIORS A - Bill McIlroy Sr, Alan Johnston, Darren Whiteside
SENIORS B - Kenny English, Lenny Swan
UNDER 23 A - Ryan Marcus, Aaron Rolston
LEARNING DISABILITIES A - Sammy Johnston, Phil Haveron
OFFICIALS - Gillian Rolston, Derek Whiteside

Also all the best to League player John Kerr whi is representing Scotland at Seniors level

GOOD LUCK KIERAN


Good luck to Station Bar player Kieran McAlister who has been selected as Manager for the Larne B2 Interleague Team at the annual Northern Ireland Pool Association event. Kieran takes over from team mate Micky O'Boyle who done a sterling job whilst in the post.

The date & venue for the event have yet to be confirmed.

KNOCK OUT CUP PRELIMS


The draw for the Prelims of the Q.Club sponsored Knock Out Cup took place at our Delegates meeting tonight on Thursday 7th November.

Ties as follows to be played on Thursday 28th November 2019 in the Q.Club.

Clonlee V Eight Ball Army
St Comgalls V Q.Stix
Station Bar V Blues
Dirty Dozen V Q.Stars

The Quarter Final draw will be made at our next meeting on Thursday 5th December

Q.CLUB BIG BREAK CHALLENGE


Whats yours. Power, timing, cut break, speed, top ball break, screw back, stun ? Lots of prizes in the Q.Club BB 2019 Christmas Challenge, give it a go !!!!


LEAGUE WEEK 9


THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER

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

Feature match - With Ibrox having their Bye tonight, Bryan McWhirter's Five Plus One had the chance to move top of the Larne and District Pool League. And they done just that with a 9-6 home win over Alan Johnston's Q.Stix. FPO won all three sessions by 3-2 though it was touch and go after eleven racks as Stix trailed by one frame only at 5-6. Top hitters for the hosts were Johnny Nelson and Shaun McAlister both with hat tricks whilst Alan Johnston and Darren Lowe scored doubles for the visitors.

Q.Stars turned on the style tonight with an 11-4 win away at Station Bar. Session scores were 4-1, 4-1 and 3-2 with the two points being secured after the eleventh frame at 9-2. Hugo Manson's Q.Tips stay very much in contention just two points of the pace after a 9-6 home win against Eight Ball Army with scores of 4-1, 4-1 and 3-2. In the battle of the two basement teams it was Francie Gribben's lads who came out on top to register their first points of the season away to Alex Irvine's Blues. Clonlee took a 3-0 lead but the hosts came storming back to level at 3-3 before a five frame burst put the visitors on the hill at 8-3. But Blues rallied once again and brought it back to 8-6 needing to win Frame 15 to take the match into a Play Off Frame, but it wasn't to be as Tony McKeown won the day for his team making it 9-6. And last but not least what a match unfolded as St Comgalls entertained Lorraine's Flyers, the visitors took the first four racks but after the eighth it was all square at 4-4 as the hosts came racing back. The match eventually went into a Play Off frame with Lorraine's guaranteeing themselves at least a point by winning frame fifteen through Ian McCalmont. But even though Dean McDonagh won Frame 16 for St Comgalls, Lorraine's can be more than pleased with a well earned point away to last seasons League Runners Up.

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THURSDAY 14th NOVEMBER

NO FIXTURES, EBA NATIONS CUP OF POOL

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THURSDAY 21st NOVEMBER

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

LEAGUE WEEK 8


THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER

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

Feature match - What a match unfolded in the Q.Club as Tips took on lowly Station Bar hoping to keep close on the heels of the teams at the top of the table. Micky O'Boyle's lads had other ideas though and swept into a 5-1 lead helped by a brace from Rab Wilson. But the match turned on its' head with the introduction of the Carson brothers for the hosts, both Chris and Steven scoring fine hat tricks. Station needed to win the final rack to force a play off frame but it wasn't to be as Wayne Lewis sealed a great comeback and both points for his team winning the frame for a 9-6 success. Session scores were 1-4, 4-1 and 4-1.
League leaders Ibrox entertained bottom team The Blues and should have been in good spirits after last weeks epic against Five Plus One. But they started flat and the score was level at 3-3 after Frame 6. The hosts eventually ran out 10-5 winners but it would have been a different story if Blues had of finished of four racks they had big chances in. Session scores were 3-2, 4-1 and 3-2. Meanwhile Five Plus One travelled to the St Comgalls Club and wasted no time in steamrolling Clonlee 13-2, they took the first 7 racks before conceding and Clonlee didn't register again until the final frame. The fairy tale continues for John Kerr's Eight Ball Army team in their debut season. Still no major slip ups, this time they seen off an experienced Q.Stix side by 9-6 (4-1, 1-4 and 4-1) to stay joint second in the table on points with Five Plus One. Paul Smyth's St Comgalls are still very much in contention after a solid 9-6 (1-4, 3-2 and 2-3) away win at Q.Stars. Although they lost the first rack a five frame burst put the visitors in control. Q.Stars rallied but couldn't win the final frame which would have taken the match into a sixteenth frame Play Off. Last but not least, Lorraine's Flyers had a bye this week

LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER

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

LEAGUE WEEK 7


THURSDAY 24th OCTOBER 2019

Blues 5-10 Lorraine's
Five Plus One 8-8 Ibrox
Q.Stix 9-7 Clonlee
St Comgalls 9-7 Q.Tips
Station Bar 6-9 Eight Ball Army

Feature match - The top two teams served up a high drama match in the Q.Club as Ibrox and Five Plus One battled out an 8-8 draw. Ibrox buoyed by a Marty Goudie hat trick and a brace from both Lee McIlreavy and Gary Wallace stay top by a point after Johnny Nelson rescued a draw for the hosts by winning the Play Off Frame. Session scores were 3-2, 1-4, 3-2 and 1-0. Best on the night for Five Plus One was Nelson himself on three from four. A draw was indeed a fair result.

Elsewhere Q.Tips missed a chance to go second after another match that went the distance to the sixteenth rack. Leading 8-7 St Comgalls' Dean McDonagh duly obliged for the hosts to ensure two vital points for his team. Session scores were 3-2, 3-2, 2-3 and 1-0. John Kerr's Eight Ball Army's great start to the season continued after they won 9-6 away to Station Bar with each session being 3-2 in the visitors favour. Lorraine's Flyers had too much firepower for the Blues on the night and registered a solid 10-5 away win, a result that puts them on four points in ninth position. Session scores in the Q.Club were 2-3, 1-4 and 2-3. Clonlee still looking for their first points of the season pushed Alan Johnston's Q.Stix all the way to the Play Off Frame but alas it wasn't to be for Francie Gribben's lads as Jim Gilchrist ensured both points for Stix. Sessions went 3-2, 3-2, 2-3 and 1-0. Last but not least tonight Q.Pool had a bye.

LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR 31st OCTOBER 2019

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

LARNE LEAGUE 2019-2020 SEASON CHARITY APPEAL BONUS BALL DRAW


Morning folks, we are all good to go with the UK Lotto Bonus Ball draw this WEDNESDAY 23rd OCTOBER with the winning person receiving a brand new Master Pro Butt Cue, 3/4 length Case and Extension. Once again thank you all so much for your generosity and to Darren Lowe for donating the fantastic prize free of charge. Hopefully the proceeds raised will make life a bit easier for 12 year old Mason McCombe who has multiple learning disabilties.
01 – Rab McCullough
02 – Stephen Peoples
03 - Bryan McWhirter
04 - Walter Harrison
05 - Scott Hutchinson
06 – Rab McCullough
07 – Nick McClay
08 – Dean McDonagh
09 – Dean McDonagh
10 - Barney Hylands
11 - Colin Wilson
12 - Jim Gilchrist
13 - Raymond Crowe
14 - Pat McAnally
15 - Jim Gilchrist
16 – Dean McDonagh
17 – Nick McClay
18 – Marty Goudie
19 – Ronan Fay
20 - Raymond Crowe
21 - Alan Johnston
22 - Lee McCormick
23 - Hugo Manson
24 – Ronan Fay
25 - Craig Johnston
26 - Kieran McAlister
27 – Ryan Foster
28 - Stephen McWhirter
29 - Alan Murray
30 - Helen Irvine
31 - James Meredith
32 - Barney Hylands
33 – Stephen Peoples
34 - Sean Davison
35 - Sean Davison
36 - Hugo Manson
37 - Gary Clarke
38 - Gareth Fears
39 – Ryan Foster
40 - Lucy Bell
41 - Rab Wilson
42 - Craig Johnston
43 – Ronan Fay
44 – Robert Hawkins
45 - Gee Crawley
46 - Alan Johnston
47 - Bill McIlroy Sr
48 - James Marmion
49 - Eddie Gribben
50 - Bill McIlroy Sr
51 - Gary Clarke
52 - Mark Wilson
53 - Robert Hawkins
54 - Andy Mackey
55 - Alex Irvine
56 - Ian McCalmont
57 - Michael Wilson
58 - William Irvine
59 - William Irvine

Q. CLUB COMPETITIONS


Click on the links at the top of the left hand column to view all the up to date results from the Q.Club £20 Knock Out Events

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)

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 11-8 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 FINALS STAGE
QUARTER FINALS

+1 JIM GILCHRIST 8-11 CHRIS CARSON -3
-3 JOHN KERR 11-6 NEIL McFAUL +2
+3 TYLER McKEE 5-11 GERRY McCORRY -2
-8 JOHNNY NELSON 11-10 GARETH FEARS +4

SEMI FINALS

-3 CHRIS CARSON v JOHN KERR -3
-2 GERRY MCCORRY 5-11 JOHNNY NELSON -8

GRAND FINAL
V JOHNNY NELSON

LEAGUE WEEK 6


THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER

Clonlee 3-12 Eight Ball Army
Q.Stix 6-9 Ibrox
Lorraine's 2-13 Five Plus One
Q.Stars 10-5 Blues
Station Bar 4-11 St Comgalls
Q.Tips V Bye

Feature match - Fourth entertained second as Ibrox travelled to the Q.Club to take on new side Q.Stix. And it couldn't have started better for the visitors as they reeled off the first six racks of the night with some decent finishing. But Stix dug deep and stormed back taking four from the next five including a double for Captain Alan Johnston. Ibrox were under pressure as heading into the last frame they now led by only 8-6. But with the prospect of the Play Off Frame looming large up stepped veteran Kenny English to get Ibrox over the line with a classy reverse dish. With leaders Q.Tips having their bye tonight Ibrox now move to the top of the table before next weeks clash with last seasons Champions Five who are  now moving into top gear after tonights 13-2 demolition away to Lorraine's Flyers in the Pigeon Club. Session scores in favour of Bryan McWhirter's side were 5-0, 4-1 and 4-1. St Comgalls faced a potential banana skin fixture away to Station Bar but Paul Smyth's lads came through with flying colours winning 11-4. The damage was done early in the match as the visitors secured both points by leading 9-1 after ten racks. Eight Ball Army continued their great start to the season with a huge 12-3 win away at Clonlee. The hosts won the first two frames of the match but nine on the trot from the Army put them over the hill at 9-2. Clonlee took Frame 11 but the visitors won the final three to move to joint third on points in the table. In a Q.Club derby match it was Q.Stars who took the honours with solid 10-5 win over the Blues. The session scores were 3-2, 4-1 and 3-2 for Stars and they closed the match out at 9-5 with one frame to spare.

LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THURSDAY 24th OCTOBER

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

MCCLAYS TROPHIES "PLAYER OF THE YEAR" TABLE

Very tight at the top as Johnny Nelson and Dean McDonagh move to the top both on 12 points. But they are followed closely by 6 players on 11 as we head into League Week 7 next Thursday.


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
-3 John Kerr vs 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.

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