GOLDEN CUE 2017
Nearly twelve hundred pool players headed for Vauxhall Holiday Park for the Golden Cue 3 Man Team event.
In the preliminary round which began nice and early with Hedingham S&S Club beating Hillbillies from GMC 5-3, Nachos with Cheese had a similar win over The Cricketers. Poolkatz (Somerset) went 4-0 up, but Wheelwright Arms won the next four to level, but Julie Chedzoy won the deciding frame for Poolkatz to put them through to the next round. Another close match saw Stuart Griffin win the deciding game for Witney Snooker Club against RAFA Club A (Cambs), Greg Dorsett won the decider for New Vauxhall Victors against 147 A Huntingdon, and Richard Webb won the final frame for Levin Old Boys (Kent) against Shades MH (Herts). Midland Snooker DEL were 4-2 down before Lee Washbrook, Dan Eaton-Lees, and Pat Ward won the last three frames to snatch victory. Joe Slaughter was another who won a deciding frame for Poke & Hope against Gardeners B, Spot on Select had to be pleased to see Rich Gormley win the last game to beat the Eagles (Norfolk). Louis Carr won the decider for URRRRRRRR (Essex) against Bunch O Misfits (Kent), another match that went all the way as Wayne Browne and Spencer Daniels won the final two frames for Windmill Wanderers against DSC Snooker Club.
In Round one heat one Beckie Watkins won the last frame for Court DBS against Pheonix Flyers, 3 Tun Monkeys (Suffolk) beat Maidstone S.C. Q's (Kent) 5-2,and Windmill Wannabes had a similar win over Racks Rejects (Berks). AMC Leisure C (Sussex) also won 5-2 against Willow Inn (Leics), David Harrison, Kevin Kavanagh, and John Bailey Riley's Legends beat Steven, Simon, and David Ward from The Bush Inn 5-3. Rupert Ward, Alex Lawrence, and Bruno Silva from the Corner Pin (London) won 5-3 against Lewis Mott, Oliver Wileman, and Ross Smith from Club 147 OW (Leics) Adam Brown, Ash Fletcher, and John Kinsey won the final three frames to pip Notts Magpies 5-4. Heat Two Alan Llewellyn, and James Ross took the final two frames for a 5-4 win for All Stars JR against Fulbourn Institute. Colin Crawford, Nick Crawford, and Jason Maynard Lucky Kiss A lost to Ben Welfare, Darren Welfare, and Ben Middleton from Castle 2 (Sussex), 5-3, Jaxx Q Club (Derby) had a similar win over Chalk is Cheap (Essex), The Club (Notts) also won 5-3 against Greyfriars A RT (Beds). Nick Shelton, and Steve Ellis from Music Room CP (Suffolk) won the final two frames to beat Linford A (Leics) 5-4, and Lee Smith, and Andy Pond won the last two for a 5-4 win for the Windmill Fistpump against Friday Night (Bucks). The Chiswick Club were 4-2 down before Steve Petty, Dan Baker and Guiseppe D'Imperio won the last three frames to scrape through 5-4. Simon Dodwell won the decider for RAFA CLUB against 147 Snooker (Wiltshire). Reprovates (Essex) found themselves 4-1 down before they won the last 4 frames against Ivy Leaf Club (Beds). Slim Jims (Northants) edged out Hammersmith Club A 5-4, Ian Greenaway and James King won the last two frames to beat The Court A for Essex Young Guns,
Into heat four where Royal Sports Bar (Wilts) beat Kenny's Sports Bar (Staffs) 5-3. Steve Wild won the decider for MSC Gamblers against DSC CrazyGolfers, and Kev Close won the decider for Cabin End to beat Hedingham S & S Club. Dave Pile was another final frame winner for Oxford Elite over Lucky Kiss F. Merlins were 3-1 down but won the next four frames for a 5-3 win over The Royal Standard A. Witney Snooker had to win the last three frames for a 5-4 win over Rochdale Cowboys. Windmill Potters beat the Smoking Potters 5-3, Barrie Hughes saw Lanterns (Kent) home 5-4 against Riley's (Wolverhampton).
Into Round two and Dan Reynolds won the decider for 3 Tun Monkeys from Suffolk against Barny Arms Kippers. Joe Haywood was another deciding frame winner for Court Cops (Cambs) over W.E.A.F. The MRS (Kent), The Keymaster (West Mids) were 4-2 down before winning the final three frames to go through 5-4. Greg Lewis and Dean Torode won the final two frames for AMC Leisure A to beat Trickys Trio in a Sussex local derby. Scott Surridge, Nathan Williams, and Wayne Lannie The Maple Men (Worcs) beat a strong Corner Pin (London) 5-4, Beckie Watkins won another decider for Court Dbs over 1904 @ Dean Clough.
AMC Leisure were 4-0 up against Folkstone Snooker X but lost the next five. Phil Cullingford and Crystal Buck won the final two frames for the Golden Hind against the Plaza Boys, and Dan Baker and Guiseppe D'Imperio did the same for The Chiswick Club over MSC Bandits (Kent). The Numpties brought in A. Dawes to win the deciding game against Poke & Hope. Ben Duffield also won the decider for Leek Elite against Crawley Rugby Club AM. Andrew Moore also won the deciding frame for Merlins (Great Yarmouth) over Different Strokes (Beds), Theo Morgan made it 5-4 to Nachos & Cheese WM against The Oast Lounge, Spencer Daniels made sure Windmill Wanderers went through against Moorends Hotel A 5-4, and their fellow team Windmill Potters after being 4-1 down fought back to win the final four frames. The Black Bull B (Essex) had to win the last three frames to beat Globe Hotel (Tyne & Wear) 5-4, John Waller won the final frame for Dinnington Bashers to beat Draymans Arms, Rich Gormley saw Spot On Select through 5-4 over Slim Jims.
Into the last 64 Rileys Worcester beat a strong Frames Reigate A 5-3, Braintree Finest whitewashed Spot on Select 5-0, Lanterns Rejects (Kent) thanked Steve Souter for winning the decider against Castle 2 (Sussex), Folkstone Snooker X had to win the last three frames to see off Red House C (Leics). Kevin Hannant and Jimmy Roberts won the final two frames for William IV Bar B against Cabin End for a 5-4 win, Golden Cue P & S were 4-1 down and fought back to win 5-4 against Spots & Stripes NS. Shaun Payne R.B.L. (Stowmarket) won the last frame to beat Top Spot 97 (Leics).
In the last 32 Been Tangoed (Cambs) won the final two frames to beat Racks on Fire (Berks) 5-4, Scott Jordan, and Dan Reynolds saw 3 Tun Monkeys through 5-4 against R.B.L. Stowmarket. In a big match Jon Roe, Darren Hope, and Lewis Roberts won 5-3 against Dan Baker, Guiseppe D'Imperio, and Steve Petty, Dinnington Bashers found themselves 4-2 down, but hit back to win the final three frames to win the match. Players P & S A beat Greyfriars Underdogs 5-2, and Golden Cue P & S had a similar win over Unnecessary Side (Cambs), Phil Harrison, Steve McCann, and Rich Wharton also won 5-2 against William IV Bar B.
In the last 16 Andrew Moore won the decider to beat Cambridge 17 5-4, Players P & S A (Staffs) with Adam Davis, Lee Kendall, and Liam White went 4-2 ahead, but Lee Washbrook, Dan Eaton-Lees, and Pat Ward from Midland Snooker D.E.L.won the last three frames to go through. Andy Bannan and Colin Harris had to win the final two frames to see Queen Charlotte 111 beat Been Tangoed 5-4, and Dom Cooney won the final frame for Cambridge B Side over 3 Tun Monkeys, Golden Cue P & S had a comfortable 5-2 win over Witney Snooker (Oxon), and Lanterns Rejects won 5-1 against The Keymaster, Court P & S Club B also won 5-2 over Jaxx Q Club (Derbys).
The quarter finals, and Mark Singleton won the deciding frame to put Dinnington Bashers into the semi-final beating Midland Snooker D.E.L. 5-4, Queen Charlotte beat local team Merlins 5-1, and Lanterns Rejects beat Court P & S Club B by the same score, and Cambridge B Side beat Golden Cue P & S 5-3.
In the semi-finals Queen Charlotte led 3-1, but Dinnington Bashers then won three in a row to lead 4-3, then Andy Bannan, and Colin Harris won the last two frames to put the Queen through to the final. The other semi was very one sided as Cambridge B Side whitewashed Lanterns Rejects.
In the final Michael O'Boyle and John Chapman won the first two frames for Cambridge, but Nick Roberts won the third frame for Queen Charlotte, but that was to be their only frame as O'Boyle, Chapman, and Dom Cooney won the next three frames for Cambridge B Side to become Golden Cue 3 Man Champions for 2017.
In the Singles competition there were some very well known names who had been beaten in the main event. With the last 32 commencing Sunday Morning, Andy O'Hara edged out Chris Day 3-2, Sam Boome beat Alex Molloy by the same score, Paul Stelmazuk beat Dave Hughes 3-1, Will Jeram beat Emma Cunningham by the same score. In the last 16 Boome beat O'Hara 3-1, Paul Jenner beat local player Andy Pond 3-2, Ian Fountain beat Tony Jackman by the same score.
In the quarter finals Ashley Troath beat Paul Jenner 4-3, and Boome beat Nick Evetts also 4-3, Stelmazuk whitewashed Jason Godbeer 4-0, and Fountain beat Jerram 4-3.
In the semis a very close match ended with Boome edging out Troath 4-3, and Fountain beat Stelmazuk 4-2.
In the final Boome won the first two frames, but Fountain then won the next four, Boome would not lay down, and hit back to win the last three frames to take the title 5-4.