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31/05/2019 23:51
Roll of Honour lists updated thumbup

14/05/2019 23:35
Week 26, final league update for 2018-19, complete! Thanks to everyone who has played in the league this season! clapping

30/04/2019 23:51
Week 25 update complete thumbup

23/04/2019 23:40
Week 24 update almost done tumble

16/04/2019 23:22
Week 23 update complete. clapping

10/04/2019 00:01
Week 22 update complete thumbup

27/03/2019 00:33
Yasssss! Shotz4 div2 cup champs

19/03/2019 23:33
Week 20 update done thumbup

12/03/2019 23:20
Week 19 update complete clapping

05/03/2019 22:53
Week 18 update complete thumbup


Division 1 Cup Champions - Shotz 2

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Congratulations to Shotz 2, who are the inaugural Division 1 Cup Champions after defeating a very strong Portcullis 1 in the final. The match was nip and tuck all the way with neither team able to establish a two frame lead through the nine singles, at the half way point Shotz 2 led 5-4. Both teams then stepped up a gear and a frame in each column made it 6-5 to Shotz 2. Shotz 2 then finally got the winning frame and won the match 7-5.

Congratulations to Marc Fleming and his team, inflicting the first defeat of the season upon David Williams' Portcullis 1.

Thanks are extended to Richard and Brenda for accommodating the final and hosting again, their continued support is appreciated.

Doubles Reschedule
As you are all aware the doubles scheduled for 28th February were postponed due to the adverse weather. As a result the Committee have had an important decision to make regarding the rescheduling of the Doubles rounds to ensure the finalists are reached before Finals Day.

As a result, it has been decided to move each Doubles date forward to the scheduled dates (i.e. Last 32 to original Last 16 date and so on). This means a new date is required for the Quarter and Semi-Finals night. This will now be WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY. We understand this is a new date and this is unprecedented but we hope that everyone understands this is a situation that was outwith the control of the ADPL.

So in summary the dates for the Doubles are now:-

4th April - Last 32
2nd May - Last 16
16th May - Quarter and Semi-Finals
Consolation Cup - Last 16
The Consolation Cup Last 16 will be played on Wednesday 18th April. The draw for the Last 16 stage was made at our recent Committee Meeting.

The draw for the Last 16 stage is as follows:

Bowlers v Fishermans
Abbey v West Port
Legion 2 v Railway
Shotz 5 v Shotz 4
Letham v Ram's Heid 1
Anchor Bar v St Tams
Shotz 3 v Ram's Heid 2
Stag 2 v Newgate 2


The format, as with all cup matches, will be nine singles and four doubles. Usual sign-in time of 8:00pm. The Home team is responsible for submitting the score to the Match Secretary upon completion of the match.

The winning teams from these fixtures will go on to contest the quarter finals at ADPL Finals Day.
***DIVISION 2 ANNOUNCEMENT*** Shotz 5 withdraw from League
***DIVISION 2 ANNOUNCEMENT***

Shotz 5 withdraw from League

All,

Unfortunately, Shotz 5 have advised the ADPL Committee that they are withdrawing from the league with immediate effect. This is due to them being unable to field a team each week and subsequently the team has folded. I would note that the team Captain tried his very best to resolve the situation without having to fold the team but was left with no other option.

All remaining fixtures will now be awarded as 12-0 for Shotz 5's opponents.

Regards,
Michael
DIVISION 2 CUP CHAMPIONS - STAG 2

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Division 2 Cup Champions - Stag 2

Congratulations to the Stag 2, this years Division 2 Cup Champions after a narrow 7-5 victory against Ram’s Heid 2.

The Ram’s looked like they were going to steam roll their way to victory after taking a 4-1 lead but they were pegged back and led 5-4 after the singles. The Stag then stepped it up and took the next three frames to win the 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.

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)