Irish A and Side Club continue to lead BVPA leagues

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The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar and Blyth Comrades Club, saw teams from both leagues complete the sixth round of fixtures.

In the top flight, Irish A remain in pole position with 47 points and a 9.4 weekly average. In the Premier League, Side Club lead the pack with 43 points and an 8.6 weekly average.

Super League

Breakers A 5 Comrades B 7

Comrades B took the first set 4-1 but lost the second 3-2 and then had to win the final scotch doubles to seal a narrow 7-5 away victory. Gary Wilson and Steven Moussa-Foggett shared the man of the match honours with a hat-trick of wins each on the night. Breakers A’s star players were Trevor Brewis and Gavin Slaughter, who were both two from three. With 39 points, Comrades are third, whilst Breakers A are fourth on 32 points.

Comrades A 5 Bedlington Station 7

Bedlington Station remain unbeaten in second on 39 points after their fourth win of the season. Comrades A are ninth on 20 points.

Sun Inn 6 Sports D 6

This result was Sports D’s third draw of the season and Sun Inn’s second. The match was not a nip and tuck encounter with Sports D taking the first set 4-1 only for Sun to stage a comeback and take the second by an identical scoreline. With the scores tied at 5-5, the teams then shared the spoils in the scotch doubles. Sun Inn are tenth on 18 points whilst Sports D are seventh on 26 points.

Wharton Arms 5 Seahorse B 7

Wharton Arms narrowly missed out on the first Super League victory of the season after a close 7-5 home defeat to Seahorse B. With 22 points Wharton are eighth whilst Seahorse B are fifth on 30 points following their third win of the campaign.

Premier League

Irish B 8 Breakers C 4

Another BVPA match with a massive comeback against the odds saw Breakers C take a commanding 4-1 lead after the opening set of singles. However, that was as good as it got for the visitors as Irish B took control of the match punishing any mistake and taking advantage of any rub of the green that came their way as they won the next seven frames on the spin. Irish B are third on 34 points and Breakers C are seventh on 27 points. Irish B’s Brian Wakenshaw took the man of the match honours with a 100 per cent return from his three frames.

Breakers D 9 Phoenix 3

A great night of pool and a fair result as Breakers D’s quality shone through with Andrew Cunningham, Jamie Spratt and Adam Scott all 100 per cent from their three frames, not that Breakers D had it all their own way and Phoenix made them fight all the way. Breakers D are second on 39 points whilst Phoenix are tenth on 16 points.

Breakers E 4 Breakers B 8

Breakers B finally got their first win of the season with a solid 8-4 win over Breakers E. The B team dominated the match taking both singles sets 3-2 and then winning the scotch doubles 2-0. Man of the match honours went to Cameron Wintrip with three from three. Close on his tail were Dean Dobson and Davey Laidlaw with two from three. Chris Wilson was also 100 per cent with two from two. The E team’s star man was Andy Hogg with two from three. Breakers B are ninth on 22 points whilst the E team are a place higher in eighth on 24 points.

Old Percy 5 South Beach 7

Another close game that went to the wire saw the saw South Beach win their third game of the season and up to fifth on 32 points. The home team’s first defeat of the campaign sees them fall to fourth on 34 points.

Names and entry fees are now being taken for the Breakers BVPA Open, which will be played on Saturday, November 19. A 48-player field will compete in round robin groups before playing a straight knockout from the last 16. With an expected prize pot of around £580, prize money will be paid out from the quarter-final stages.