Rendezvous team take home title
Published 20/11/2012 | 10:25
SEVEN TEAMS competed in this year's Ladbrokes 8 ball pool league. Each five player team played all the other teams both home and away with one point awarded for every frame won by a team. Rendezvous Bar finished on top with 86 frame points, winning ten drawing one and losing only one of their matches.
O'Neills Bar were 2nd on 74 points, Sean Mac's of Riverstown 3rd on 68 and Owenmore Colloney 4th on 59. Next were T&C club, T.D's Bar and Raffertys.
The format for the play off was 3rd versus 4th the winners of that match played 2nd and the victors of that match meeting the 1st position team in the final.
Although only finishing in 4th position in the actual league the Owenmore showed what a strong and talented team they have developed into over the course of the season.
They beat Sean Mac's 6-3. Next they beat O'Neills 6-3 in the semi-final. Now they were massive underdogs in the final against 1st position team the Rendezvous.
With a superb team performance easily overcame the favourites by a scoreline of 6 frames to1 with Gerry Leonard sinking the final black ball to whoops of delight from all his team mates. In the team handicap semi-finals the T&C club beat the Rendezvous 7-6 and T.D's beat O'Neills 7-4. The final was very closely fought with T.D's overcoming the T&C club by 7 frames to5.
A presentation night was held in T.D's. The pool association will have a meeting soon to plan events for the coming season. Contact Geoff Hadrill on 0879884909 for info.