Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League stepped aside this week as the final Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy qualifying games took place.
first of the remaining group 1 qualifying matches Workington Conservative Club needed to win with a better scoreline than Station Road A to guarantee their semi final place and with a 6-1 away
victory over Workington Legion they did just that. Giving away a handicap start in every frame might away from home might have proved to be tough task for the Cons side but with wins from Dave
Holland, Ryan Barker, Mike Park, Richard McCarthy and Alan Moore (34 break) in the singles frames a 5-0 lead was established. A victory for Chris Hunter and Andrew McMullen in the first of the
doubles frames averted the whitewash but it was Ryan Barker (43 break) and Mike Park who ensured the Cons went through to the semi finals. The defeat meant Workington Legion were eliminated from both
the main competition and the plate.
other match in group 1 home side Workington Golf Club defeated Station Road A 6-1 however with Workington Veterans Club already already on three wins out of four in group 1 it was not enough for the
golfers to go through. Wins for Mark Cowan, Bryan Walker, Ian Fulton and Phil Sorfleet gave the Golf Club a good lead going into the doubles, one that was only separated with a frame three triumph by
Station A's John Teasdale. The doubles frames followed the same suit and even though Station A battled until the end it wasn't enough to stop Bryan Walker/Mark Carruthers and Stephen Jackson/Ian
Fulton completing the emphatic win. There was some consolation for both teams nevertheless as their third and fourth positions in the table took them through to the plate.
2 with Flimby Social already through on four win out of four there was only one semi final place to play for as Maryport Social A faced the United and Station Road B took on Maryport Social
first of the two matches Maryport Social A ensured they took full advantage of their home tie and with a 5-2 scoreline they claimed the remaining semi final place. Victories for Maryport A's Paul
Alford, Craig Stuart and Paul Lister in frames one, two and five and United's Clive Lister and Andrew Mitchelhill in frames three and four ensured the Maryport side went into the doubles 3-2 up.
Needing only one more frame Social A's Ryan Ismay produced a break of 42 to put the tie beyond doubt as he and parter Paul Lister made it 4-2. In the final frame Maryport's Colin Sealby and Andrew
Henderson increased the winning margin with another victory and even though this inflicted more pain on their opponents the United Club's superior frame difference means they still make the plate in
final game in group two, and of the week, Workington's Station Road B won 5-2 against Maryport Social B and also made it into the plate in third spot. A win for Ben Scott and a 30 break from team
mate Andrew Sharp looked to put Maryport B 2-0 but in coming back it was Shaun Ayre who made it 1-1. A beautifully crafted break of 67 from Peter O’Hagan took it to 2-1 and as Mark Tunstall won the
fourth followed by a frame winning break of 45 from Stephen O’Hagan in frame five Station B were 4-1 up. The O'Hagan brothers took it to 5-1 in the next and even though Ben Scott and Ben Irving won
the last for Maryport B it proved too little too late as they were eliminated from the competition.
W3 F17 (Q)
W3 F17 (Q)
Golf Club P4 W2 F15 (Plate)
A P4 W2 F11 (Plate)
Leg P4 W0 F9 (Eliminated)
P4 W4 F18 (Q)
P4 W3 F17 (Q)
B P4 W1 F13 (Plate)
Club P4 W1 F12 (Plate)
P4 W1 F10 (Eliminated)
round of the competitions were also drawn this week, the ties as follows;
SINGLES HANDICAP - Last 16
v S Cakmak,
v B Scott,
O'Hagan v M Forsyth,
M Park v
(Flimby) v I Fulton,
Basnett v S O'Hagan,
Teasdale v R Kirkham &
v S Frazer.
DOUBLES HANDICAP - QF's
Shepherd/McCarthy v Jackon/Wells,
Robertson/Hunter v Tunstall/Frazer,
Walker/Teasdale v Irving Scott &
TREBLES HANDICAP - QF's
Basnett/Garroway/Dawson v McMullen/Hunter/Torley,
Cowen/Sorfleet/Brasted v Suitor/Hindmoor/Graham,
Ayre/Elliott/Frazer v O'Hagan/O'Hagan/Frazer &
Fulton/Wells/Jackson v Kirkham/Kirkham/Walker.