Jan 25 2013 By Reporter
Tuesday night saw the Bruce McGarva Joiners Dumfries Pool League four-man team competition hosted and sponsored by the Sands Snooker Club.
With 10 teams taking part, it was played to a finish this week and there were two prelim games where Pleuchie’s Q T1 beat Pleuchie’s A T1 3-0 and in the other prelim it was an all-Jolly affair as both teams faced each other and the Jolly A T1 scraped into the last eight with a narrow 3-2 win.
The Jolly B had a great result beating the Sands T1 3-2 to make the semi-finals and it was another all-Pleuchie’s match up as B 1 played B 2 and after a tight opening two frames it was T2 who progressed with a 3-1 win.
Pleuchie’s Q faced the Mount Sydney next and the Mount raced into a 2-0 lead but with some grit and a fair bit of luck here and there, Pleuchie’s scraped through by the narrowest of margins to make the last four with a 3-2 win.
The Jolly A then faced the Sands T1. The first two frames were shared, however, Jolly eventually prevailed, winning 3-1.
Onto the semi-finals now and it wasn’t as easy as the scoreline suggested as the Jolly had chances against Pleuchie’s Q and could have went 2-0 up but it wasn’t to be and Pleuchie’s made the final winning 3-0.
The other semi-final saw the Jolly A face Pleuchie’s B. The Jolly took a 2-0 lead before Pleuchie’s pulled one back and after a bit of controversy and a much heated discussion, Jolly joined Pleuchie’s Q in the final with a 3-1 win.
In the final Steven Kirkpatrick and Ross Turley faced Paul Harkness and Liam McPherson in the pairs and after a cagey start the Jolly took a 1-0 lead.
Next up, and in another cagey frame, a missed yellow from Richard Johnstone allowed Andy Moffat to pot his last three reds and the black for a 2-0 lead.
Andrew Lammie and Scotty Mclellan were up next and a longish frame was eventually won by Andrew as he pulled a frame back to make it 2-1.
Ross Turley and Paul Harkness were up next and after some safety play from both players, and with Paul seemingly in control, he gifted Ross a half-chance.
After dropping his first ball in the middle, he played a wonderful combination to free his last ball and another good positional shot left a straight black to take the four-man trophy back to the Jolly.
The winning Jolly A T1: Ross Turley, Steven Kirkpatrick,Scotty McLellan and Andy Moffat.