After a break to play the preliminary rounds of the KO Cups, the Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar, returned to league action.
Irish A have held top spot all season in the Super League, whilst in the Premier League, Breakers A have been top for nine weeks in a row.
Meanwhile the Prince of Wales have joined the Premier and played their first match this week.
Irish B 1 Irish A 11
The Irish A won both singles sets 5-0 to set up a derby white wash, but a missed black gave Paul Thompson & Tony Ritson the opportunity seal the Irish B’s only point on the night. Matt Brannan & Jason Ritson shared the man of the match honours with 3/3. Team mates John Wilson & Gareth Evans were also 100% on the night with 2/2. The Irish A hold onto top place with 97 points from 11 games averaging just under 9 points per game. The Irish B are in the relegation zone in 10th place with 47 points due to a better win ratio than the Sports B.
Comrades A 4 Comrades B 8
An 8-ball clearance from Paul Vintis in the 1st frame gave the Comrades A the lead, only for the B team to respond & take the next 4 frames. The Comrades B took the 2nd set 3-2 to seal the match. a missed black for the break & dish cost the B team as Paul Vintis & Darren Meins cleared the table with another 8-ball clearance. The Man of the Match award went to Comrades B Captain Kevin Mcgarry with 3/3 on the night. The Comrades B hold onto 2nd place with 85 points averaging just under 8 points per game. The Comrades A are 7th with 61 points.
Seahorse A 7 Seahorse B 5
The Seahorse A grabbed the bragging rights for the first time in a few years in a close contest that could have went either way. Seahorse A team Captain Kevin Barker was the man of the Match with 3/3. The Seahorse A are in 8th place with 60 points, whilst despite the loss the Seahorse B are 6th with 63 points in a crowded mid-table group of teams.
Sports B 4 Sports C 8
The match went with the form book as the Sports C secured their 6th win of the season, After only 1 win in this years Super League, the Sports B are in the relegation zone in 11th position with 47 points due to a weaker win ratio than the Irish B & the Side Club. The Sports C are in 4th place with 71 points.
Sun A 9 Station 3
Another Derby match, but this 1 produced 1 of the biggest upsets in this years Super League season. The Sun A took their Chances & took the first set of singles 5-0 with a break & dish from Carl Sweet being the highlight. Carl then produced an 8-ball clearance after a dry break from the Station to make the score 6-0. The Station lads finally got their act together taking half the remaining frames to make the scoreline more respectable. New signing Carl Sweet took the Man of the Match honours, just pipping team mate Lee Cook, who was also 3/3. Sun A Captain mark McCann also chipped in with a brace of points from his 3 games. The Sun A in 5th place with 63 points due to a superior win ratio than the Seahorse B. Bedlington Station are 3rd with 79 points averaging just over 7 points a match.
Newsham Side Club had their bye this week & in 9th place with 47 points.
Breakers B 2 Percy Arms 10
The Percy Arms 6th win of the campaign saw them reach their highest position in the table following a big away win at Breakers B Kevin Sams & Vince Palmer were the hat trick heroes for the visitors. Team mates Paul Dodds & Darren Gurney chipped in with a brace of points to help secure the win. Breakers B are now 10th with 46 points & the Percy Arms are in a lofty 4th place with 68 points.are 9th with 54 points.
Breakers C 5 Wharton Arms 7
The Wharton remain unbeaten after recording their 10th win of the season, but that may not be enough & they will have to start putting in some big wins to close the gap at the top of the table. The Wharton Arms are in 3rd place with 86 points, whilst Breakers C are 6th with 67 points.
Cambois Club 5 Sun B 7
The Sun B took the 1st set 4-1 & then took the next singles, only for the Cambois to take 3 of the next 4 singles + the first scotch doubles to set up a nervy last frame. The Sun B took their chance in the last frame to seal the victory 7-5. Star Man for the Sun B was Tom Beal with 3/3 on his long awaited debut. Davy Bradford also came out of retirement to earn a point for the Sun B. Anthony Simpson & Michael McCloud were the Star Men for Cambois Club with 2/3. Cambois Club are 5th with 67 points due to a better win ratio than Breakers C, whilst the Sun B are 8th with 56 points.
Hastings Arms 5 South Beach 7
With only a few points separating the teams before the match, it was always going to be a close game & so it proved as the South Beach just edged past a dogged hasting team in a great night of pool played in a sporting & friendly fashion. Jonathon Vincent & Robert Fairbairn were the difference on the night tying the Man of the Match award with a 3 point haul each for the visitors. The Hasting are in 7th place with 57 points, 1 point above the South Beach who are in 8th position.
Prince of Wales 3 Breakers A 9
Trevor Brewis was at it again with another 3 point haul as the league leaders took on the new boys. Robert Riley & Kev Harnett were 2/3 on the night. Depending on the Prince’s results going forward will determine if this was points won or lost for Breakers A. Trevor Sixsmith & Stephen Jackson each won a singles for the Prince whilst Adam Reith & Karl McNally won the Prince’s 3rd point in the Scotch Doubles. Breakers A hold onto top spot with 93 points whilst as expected, the Prince are 12th with 3 points.
Sports D 12 Sports A 0
The Sports D’s 9th win of the season has saw the right in the middle of whats looking like a 3 horse race for the BVPA Premier title. Team Captain Phil Welch was 3/3 as were team mates, Darren Fletcher, Sean Craddock & Anthony Marshall. Shaun Galbraith was also 100% from his 2 singles games. The Sports A’s search for a 1st Premier League win continues. The Sports D have 91 points in 2nd place after their 2nd whitewash in the last month. The Sports A are in 11th with 44 points.