Whyatt wins in Daventry
Photo co Jane Mitchell
Recently crowned Macclesfield Open Individuals Champion Roy Whyatt travelled to the Ultimate Pool event in Daventry Court Mercure Hotel this weekend to compete against 128 other players in the over 50s Senior Mini Series.
After a disappointing start in the Seniors Main Event on Saturday, narrowly missing out on qualification by 2 points, he bounced back in the Plate Event to take the top prize of £600, beating Wayne Lanne 5-2 in the final. A fantastic achievement as Roy continues to enjoy the form of his life.
Roy wasn’t alone, travelling down 7 other players from the town, all putting their game to the test against some of the top amateurs in the country. Jane Mitchell made it through to the knockout stage in the Ladies Main Event, qualifying from a tough group having pushed eventual winner and 4-time world champion Emma Cunningham all the way to lose narrowly 4-3 in the group stage. Then to be drawn against pre-tournament favourite, and another 4-time world champion, Harriet Haynes in the last-32. Jane was closer again, and was unfortunate to be on the wrong side of a 4-3 result again.
Nicky Oakes also had her best run in an Ultimate Pool event, making it all the way to the last 16 in the Ladies Plate event.
Ivy Leaf A open up a 2 point lead at the top of the A League with a 5-2 win over the Nags Heads, despite an 8 ball clearance from Mac Stevens for the home side. Flower Pot B C/Rd. are close behind them after beating Weaver Z 4-3.
Early league leaders Pack Horse A have now lost their last 2 games and slip to 3rd, having been bettered by the Three Crowns 4-3 when they played them at home this week. Three Crowns are now tied with them on 44 points in the league.
Silktown Snooker continue their dominance in the B League this season with back-to-back 7-0 victories - this week over Shamrock A who remain bottom of the league. Silktown Snooker have now opened up an 11 point lead in the table and will be tough to catch as we approach the half-way point of the season.
The same result was repeated in the C league, with the leaders whitewashing bottom of the table, as the Brewers C beat Britannia 7-0. However, their lead may be short-lived as they have a 1 game advantage and won’t play next week, so the Bruce Arms A only need a win to be restored to the top of the table.
In the D League Pack Horse B have now moved venues and will play out the rest of the season from the Queens, with the table below reflecting the change in name.
8 BALL CLEARANCES
Jason Bex (Silk Trader B)
Rob Sheldon (Railway View A)
Mac Stevens (Nags Head A)