The ADPL Committee would like to wish all the players, families and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The GM Properties (Tayside) Ltd ADPL Singles event for 2014/15 shall commence on Tuesday 6th January 2015. There were 159 entries for this year’s competition and a prelim round draw is required to whittle the entries down to 128. These are as follows:-
|West Port Bar
*: denotes controller
These ties will be played out on Tuesday 6th January 2015 with a strict sign-in time of 8:00pm.
Controllers are to phone/text the scores to the Match Secretary upon conclusion of the ties. There will be 3 matches at all venues, except Shotz, providing 3 qualifiers. Shotz will have 4 matches providing 4 qualifiers.
All matches are best of five frames.
Lag the first frame and alternative break from then onwards. Referees to be in place for all matches, upon completion of the first match it will be the winners who will referee the following match.
The draw is as follows:
Semi-Final 1 (Venue: Cliffburn)
Bowlers 2 v West Port 1
Semi-Final 2 (Venue: Legion)
Shotz 3 v Letham 2
These ties will be played on Wednesday 14th January 2015. Sign in is the usual time of 8:00pm.
Note to Captains: There is no ‘home’ team and both Captains shall write down their first three singles and show the opposing captain simultaneously. Upon completion of the first three singles the same process is followed until the ninth single is completed. Doubles, if required, shall be written one at a time.
The first trophy of the ADPL Season has been won by Scott MacEwan after defeating Steve Reid by four frames to nil in the Grassroots 2014/15 Event. A strong field of eighty nine entries was received for this event and the champion thoroughly deserved his win.
Each of the quarter final matches required deciding frames, showing the strength of the field. Craig Gowans defeated Kent Mitchell; whilst Scott overcame Christian Watt; Craig Fairweather was ousted by Josh Longmuir and Steve beat Steve Hardwick.
The semi-finals were equally entertaining and Scott found himself 2-0 down to Craig Gowans but managed to dig deep and fight back to win through 3-2. Meanwhile Steve was having a battle with Josh which saw each player fight for that final place. Steve finally took his chance and secured his place.
The final was played by two players who had played superbly all day and showed the grit and determination required to make it to this stage. Unfortunately Steve couldn’t keep up the momentum and the potting he had displayed for most of the day had deserted him in the final. Notwithstanding, Scott played some excellent pool throughout and during the final and ran out a worthy winner 4-0. Thanks are extended to Bobby Din of the Cliffburn Hotel (Sponsor) for his continued support of this event.
Photograph (l to r): Steve Reid (Runner Up) and Scott MacEwan (Winner)
The deadline for entries for both competitions is Friday 5th December 2014 at 7.00pm. All entries must be handed into the Shotz Pool and Snooker Hall on the appropriate forms for the attention of the Match Secretary or Treasurer or handed to them in person.
Any fixtures versus West Port Bar 2 will now be a free week and awarded to the opponents as a 12-0 win.
2014 ADPL Singles
Greg Alexander, Champion (left)
and Jonathan Cargill, Runner-Up
2014 ADPL Doubles Champions
Greg Alexander (left) and Martin Cherry
2014 Division 1 Champions
2014 Knockout Cup Champions
Ram's Heid 2
2014 Division 2 Champions