Second placed teams Comrades B and Breakers D beat league's leaders in BVPA
The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar and Blyth Comrades Club, saw this week's fixtures pair the top two teams in each league against each other.
This month will see the BVPA stage the first Ladies Open competition on Saturday, February 18, at Breakers, and four weeks later the it will stage another Open Competition at Regent Street Snooker & Pool Club, plus a few other venues in Blyth.
Breakers A’s seventh win of the season saw them go sixth on 90 points, and they are now the highest placed of the promoted teams, although Wharton Arms have the same points but a lesser win ratio. Comrades A are in ninth on 78 points. Trevor Brewis and Gavin Slaughter shared the man of the match honours with three from three, while teammate Will Mason was two from three. Gregg Robinson took the home team’s other point. Comrades’ star player was Brian Ord with a 100 per cent record from his two singles frames. Bob Foggett and Davy Patterson took the visitors other points.
Breakers F 8 Seahorse A 4
Breakers F secured their fifth win of the season to stay fifth on 92 points. Seahorse A are eighth on 83 points. There was some excellent pool played with Breakers teammates Kevin Little and Scott Jackson both recording 100 per cent from their three frames. Breakers captain Mark McCann was also 100 per cent. Lee Cook and Alan Halliday took the other points for Breakers F.
Comrades B 7 Irish A 5
A clash of the titans in the BVPA with the two top teams going head to head saw Comrades B take the first set 3-2 only for Irish to secure the second by an identical scoreline. With the scores tied at 5-5 a draw was on the cards before the Comrades sealed the match by taking both scotch doubles. The result was only Irish As second defeat of the season and their consistency of performance keeps them in top in the Super League on 140 points and have a game in hand over Comrades B in second on 126 points. Comrades B’s Kevin McGarry took the man of the match honours with three from three including a break and dish in the second singles. Teammates Gary Wilson and Ray Irving were two from three. Irish A’s Chris Gill was two from three including two set singles wins.
Seahorse B 6 Station 6
The third and fourth place teams battled it out and after 12 frames had to settle for a 6-6 draw which ensured they held position with Station third on 108 points and Seahorse B fourth on 100 points.
Irish B 7 Breakers E 5
Irish B secured their ninth win of the campaign to go fifth on 100 points. Breakers E are ninth on 77 points. The match was close all the way with the home team edging both singles sets 3-2, before the teams shared the doubles. Paul Johnston and Tony Ritson shared the man of the match honours with three from three. James Sayers, Phillip Airey and Andy Hogg were two from two for the visitors.
Breakers C 7 Bank Top 5
Breakers C just edged the match by the closest of margins to record their eighth win of the campaign, which has seen them move up to third on 111 points. Bank Top are eighth on 91 points. The match started with Breakers taking the first set 4-1. Bank Top fought back to take the second set 3-2 before the teams shared the spoils in the doubles. James Stewart and Mac MacPherson did the damage for Breakers with three from three. Teammates Sarah Jane Perry and Darren Hall won the other points for the team. Rory Mander was the Bank Tops star man with two from three.
Breakers D 8 Side Club 4
The top two in the Premier League battled it out with Breakers D coming out on top with a 9-4 home win which was their 12th victory of the campaign and gives them 118 points in second place. They have closed the gap to Side Club to three points, but more importantly, they have a game in hand on their title rivals. The man of the match award went to Breakers’ Simon Cunningham, who recorded a hat-trick of wins on the night.
South Beach 6 Breakers B 6
South Beach are seventh on 95 points, whilst Breakers B are sixth on 100 points. South Beach’s Colin Royal was in outstanding form smashing three from three in a quick-fire match. Connor Hickson, Cameron Wintrip and Davey Laidlaw were all two from three for the B team.