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Welcome
Welcome to Arbroath & District Pool League
2018 Tayside Singles
2018 Tayside Singles

It is Arbroath’s turn to host the 2018 Tayside Singles competition and this season’s event will be played at Shotz, Arbroath on Saturday 27th January 2018. The draw shall be timed with the first sign-in time still to be confirmed.

The deadline for entries is 7.00pm on Sunday 21st January 2018, the draw shall be carried out as soon as possible thereafter and announced on the ADPL website. Entry remains at £5.

The format will start with best of five frames. The competition will be played to SPA Blackball Rules. The Tournament Director reserves the right to introduce the one minute rule, if it is deemed necessary.

Entry forms and flyers are available from Shotz, Arbroath or can be downloaded from the ADPL website.

Entries should be handed to Michael Bastow directly, unless otherwise agreed.

The Reps from each of the areas below have confirmed they shall collect entries on my behalf and I thank them again for their assistance.

Dundee - Marc and Ryan Fleming
Perth - Lee Marshall
Knockout Cup - Last 16

The Knockout Cup draw was made at our recent Committee Meeting.

Last 16 (to be played on Wednesday 17th January)

Match 1: Shotz 1 v Ram's Heid 2
Match 2: Merchants v Stag 2
Match 3: Legion 1 v Ram's Heid 1
Match 4: Portcullis 1 v Stag 1
Match 5: Railway v Portcullis 2
Match 6: Cliffburn 2 v Station
Match 7: Shotz 2 v Cliffburn 1
Match 8: Newgate 1 v Letham

The format, as with all cup matches, will be nine singles and four doubles. Usual sign-in time of 8:00pm.

The losing teams in this round shall enter the Consolation Cup. Captains please note; failure to honour Knockout Cup fixtures will result in your team being excluded from the Consolation Cup.

2017-18 Shotz Singles

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Pictured (l to r): Graham Dunbar (runner up) and Colin Brown (Winner)

The second annual Shotz Singles event took place last Saturday.  Colin Brown fought hard to retain the title he won last year and is still the Shotz Singles Champion! 

Well done to Colin, winning these local events is not easy and retaining the title highlights the standard Colin is currently playing at.  Colin’s opponent in the final was Graham Dunbar, who himself has been playing fantastic so far this season and was looking to add to his recent Masters title win.  Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and Graham was defeated 6-3.

This year’s semi-finalists were David Williams and John Maud.  Thanks go to the sponsors and hosts, Shotz, and also to their staff for keeping the players fed and watered throughout the tournament.

Division 1 Cup Semi-Finals

The draw for the semi-finals of the Division 1 Cup was carried out at the recent Committee Meeting. These will be played at neutral venues and, as a reminder, are the best of nine singles and four doubles.

The draw is as follows:

Semi-Final 1 (Venue: Merchants)
Cliffburn 1 v Portcullis 1

Semi-Final 2 (Venue: Cliffburn)
Shotz 2 v Merchants

These ties will be played on Tuesday 27th February 2018. 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.

2017-18 Finals Weekend Tenders
Tenders are invited for the Arbroath and District Pool League (ADPL) Finals Weekend. The closing date for tenders is Monday 11th December 2017 at 6pm. Tenderers are asked to review and familiarise themselves with the criteria and conditions required set out in the "INVITATION TO TENDER & BIDDING GUIDANCE FOR FINALS WEEKEND 2017-18" document by the ADPL for hosting ADPL Finals Weekend.

The purpose of this document is to:
a) Improve competitive bidding procedures within the ADPL for Finals Weekend 2017-18.
b) Provide potential bidders the guidance on the requirements for ADPL Finals Weekend 2017-18.
c) Outline recommendations sought by the ADPL Committee for Finals Weekend 2017-18.

Any Tenderer who wishes to make a bid should contact Match Secretary, Michael Bastow, for a copy of the above mentioned document.
2017-18 ADPL Grassroots

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Photo (l to r) Michael Emslie (Winner), Bobby Din (Sponsor)

and Lee Strachan (Runner-Up)


The 2017-18 ADPL Grassroots competition attracted a good quality field with 62 entries.  The second competition of the ADPL season saw the players head for the Cliffburn.  The early rounds had some exciting matches and they didn’t disappoint where some perceived favourites hit the exit door.
After battling it out the last four saw Michael Emslie face Sam McWalter and Lee Strachan take on teammate Mark Donald.  Michael had to dig deep and fend off Sam in a final frame decider after surrendering a 3-1 lead.  Lee on the other hand played some patient pool and defeated Mark by a 4-0 scoreline.


The final saw two very different players go toe to toe for the title.  Lee got his nose in front at 2-0 but Michael reversed the arrears and it was 2-2.  From there the pendulum swung Michael’s direction and he got himself two frames in front at 4-2.  Lee clawed one frame back but Michael took the next to finish the match and with that is the 2017-18 Grassroots Champion.  Very hard luck to Lee who should still be very pleased with his efforts on the day.


Our thanks are extended to host and sponsor Bobby Din and his team at the Cliffburn Hotel for again tending to our needs and making us all feel so welcome.

***DIVISION 2 ANNOUNCEMENT*** Burns Bar venue change
All,

I have been advised today that the Burns Bar are changing venue, with immediate effect. They will now host their home games at the Abbey Inn.

I have updated the online fixture lists, however, the printed fixture lists are out and obviously cannot be amended. Please bear this in mind when your team is playing away from home.

Kind Regards,
Michael
2017 Arbroath Masters

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2017 Arbroath Masters Finalists (l to r):

Paddy Nicoll (Runner-Up) and Graham Dunbar (Winner)

2017 SIDEY ADPL Singles

2017 Singles Finalists (left to right) Michael Watt (Runner-Up)

and Greg Alexander (Winner)

2017 SIDEY ADPL Doubles

2017 Doubles Finalists (left to right)

Paddy Nicoll, Graham Dunbar (Runners Up) and 

Greg Alexander and David Jack (Winners)

2017 Arbroath Open

Pictured: (left to right) Paddy Nicoll (Runner-Up),

Sandy Beedie (Sponsor) and Jimmy Pollock (Winner)