1st Division Cup
Week 1 Matches - Tuesday 21st February
Week 2 Matches - To be played by Sunday 12th March
Week 3 Matches - To be played by Sunday 26th March
Week 4 Matches - Tuesday 11th April
Week 5 Matches - To be played by Sunday 23rd April
Semi Finals & Final
Sunday 7th May
Winner of Group A - Runner Up Group B
Winner of Group B - Runner Up Group A
2nd & 3rd Division Cup
Welcome Inn Diehards 4 - Dragons 9
Bressay Sharks 3 - 2-2-U 9
Scumbags v Sandwick Social Club (postponed)
Baroc v Break Wind And Fire (No Result)
Semi Finals & Final - Sunday 7th May
Knockout - 1st Round - Thursday 23rd February
Welcome Inn 7 v Dragons 9
Lancers 7, Bressay Sharks 9
Sandwick Social Club 12, Da Wheel 4
Tipstars 3 v W I Diehards 9
BYE: Break Wind & Fire, Scumbags, Baroc, 2-2-U
The Shetland Open Championship which is sponsored by the Scalloway Boating Club was held there over the last 2 weekends. The first weekend saw play on Saturday and Sunday to bring the field of players down to the last 8. This is the main singles competiton of the season with the format being best of 11 up to the quarter finals, then the quarters best of 13, semis best of 15 and the final is the best of 17. In the first quarter final Chris Young had a very good 7-2 win over Steve Duncan, George Fraser beat Stephen Cutt 7-4 and Brian Thompson and Neil Johnson both had 7-3 victories over Stephen Dobson and James Ramsay. In the first semi final between Chris Young and George Fraser the first 2 frames were shared but then Chris took control and won the next 7 frames in a row to reach the final with a 8-1 win. In the second semi Brian Thompson took an early 4-0 lead against Neil Johnson. The fifth frame saw Neil gain 2 shots and he took the frame with an 8 ball clearance. The next 4 frames were shared meaning the score was 6-3 to Brian and he then took the next 2 frames to reach the final with score of 8-3.
The final was between 2 very experienced finalists in Chris and Brian. Brian started very confidently and took a 4-0 lead again just as he did in the semi. Chris took the next frame but Brian was not to be deterred by this as in frame 6 Brian had an 8 ball clearance o take a 5-1 lead. Chris took the next 2 frames to reduce Brian's lead to 5-3. Brian had plenty of confodence and he took the next 3 frames to have a 8-3 lead and only needing one more frame for victory. The last frame is always the hardest to win and Chris showed his determination in taking the next 2 frames to make the score 8-5 to Brian. with some excellent play Brian got over the line in frame 14 and was crowned the Shetland Open Pool Champion for 2017.
Thanks go to the Scalloway Boating Club for the continued sponsorship of the tournament and the hospitality during the event.
The Jubilee Cup was held in the Scalloway Boating Club. Play was brought down to the quarter finals on Saturday with the finals being played on Sunday. Results of the quarter finals were David Irvine had a 6-0 win over Chris Young, Steve Dunacn beat Jamie Allan 6-1, Brian Thompson won a deciding frame against Robert Garrick to secure a 6-5 win and Colin Irvine had a 6-4 win over Stephen Dobson. In the first semi David Irvine secured a 6-3 victory over Steve Duncan. The second semi saw Colin Irvine win the first frame against Brian Thompson but then Brian toook control and won the next 6 frames in a row to reach the final with a 6-1 victory.
The final was the first to 7 frames. In frame one Brian Thompson hung the black but David missed the pot on his last ball so Brian took the first frame. Brian took a dominant 6-4 lead and only needed one more frame for victory. David fought back and took the score to 6 each forcing a decider. David's form in the last few frames continued and he took the deciding frame to secure the title of Jubilee Cup champion 2017.
Thanks go to the Scalloway Boating Club for hosting the event.
The IBA tournament will be held in The Players Lounge, Falkirk from Wednesday 20th September to Saturday 23rd September. So that hotel rooms can be booked we are asking for anyone interested in this to submit their name by 28th February. Any gentlemen interested please contact David Anderson on 07554436168 any any ladies interested contact Jacqueline Henderson on 07765141288.