To that end, I can also announce that entries are now being taken for this season's events. The entry fee remains at £3 per player for the Singles and £4 per pair in the Doubles.
Entry forms are available from Shotz, or alternatively, available for download from the Arbroath Pool website.
The deadline for entries for both competitions is Friday 9th December 2016 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. If Captains are dropping their entries into Shotz Pool and Snooker Hall please send the Match Secretary a text to confirm you have done so.
Dates for Singles
Tue 10th Jan 17 - Prelim
Tue 24th Jan - L128
Wed 22nd Feb - L64
Wed 29th Mar - L32
Sun 28th May - L16 to a finish
Dates for Doubles
Tue 7th Feb - Prelim/L64
Wed 1st Mar - L32
Wed 5th Apr - L16
Wed 3rd May - Quarter and Semi- Finals
Sun 28th May - Final
The first round draw was carried out during last night’s Committee meeting.
The first round ties are as follows:
Portcullis 2 v Ram's Heid 2
Bowlers 1 v Letham 2
Railway v Stag 1
Legion 1 v Legion 2
Cliffburn 2 v Newgate 1
Stag 2 v Portcullis 3
Merchants v Bowlers 2
Newgate 2 v Ram's Heid 1
Buicks v St Tams
Congratulations to Glen McEvoy (pictured left in the photo) who is this years Grassroots Champion. Glen defeated Chris Gray (pictured right) in the final. A massive well done to Chris though, a great effort by him on the day.
Thanks are extended to host Bobby Din and his staff at the Cliffburn Hotel.
A final thanks for the event TD, Scott MacEwan, who stood in at short notice and done a fantastic job.
Photgraph: Mark Donald, Runner-Up (left); Gary McLeish, Winner
The ADPL Masters was held last weekend at the Cliffburn Hotel. This event is contested by the top sixteen players in Arbroath based upon the tournament ranking structure. Gary McLeish won this year’s event, defeating Mark Donld in the final. Gary played flawless all day and was focused from the get-go. Congratulations to him on his win and likely not his last tournament win either. A special mention for Mark too though, himself having a fantastic event but just running out of steam in the final. Mark took some noteable scalps during the day and should be proud of his achievements. Thanks are extended to the hosts at the Cliffburn and all of the staff.
The Committee would like to extend their thanks to Sidey for their generous sponsorship deal.
In addition, we must also thank Gordon Dickson who has been instrumental in securing this sponsorship.
Please have a look at Sidey's website, http://www.sidey.co.uk/, to view their many products.
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If you do decide to make a purchase then please mention the ADPL.
2016 Singles Finalists (left to right)
Nick Denson (Runner-Up)
and Steve Webster (Winner)
Doubles Finalists with Sponsor (left to right)
David Jack, Graham Dunbar (Winners), Garry Mitchell (Sponsor)
Stuart Smith and Gordon Smith (Runners Up)
2016 Knockout Cup Champions - Shotz 1
2016 Consolation Cup Winners - Newgate 1
Pictured: (left to right) Dean Anderson (runner-up),
Sandy Beedie (Sponsor) and Ryan Fleming (winner)
This year the ADPL presented a cheque for £500 to Macmillan Cancer Support at Finals Day.
The cheque was handed over jointly to the local representatives by President Gordon Smith
and Treasurer Roy Middleton, with the pool players watching on.