The Usher Cup Team Handicap 2013-14

Park Gate RBL (from left to right): Paul Lawrence, Chris Pullen (captain), Steve Boterhoek, Paul Tavender, Mark Stansmore and Chris Christodoulou.

Final

PARK GATE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WIN 2013-2014 Usher Team Handicap Trophy

Congratulations go to Park Gate Royal British Legion who have won Southampton Billiard League’s prestigious Usher Cup Team Billiards Handicap, after defeating Chandlers Ford Central in the final played at Shirley Cons.

Park Gate’s Chris Christodoulou (rec +85) was drawn against Chandler’s captain Terry Azor (rec -100), and started well, as he made a 19 break off of Azor’s break. Azor, not playing on his normal practice table – the table opposite, found it hard to get to grips with the ‘not so true’ second table and ended up losing by 200 points to nil after the handicaps were taken into account.

On the other table, Chandler’s Ray Smith (rec +90) made good progress initially, and having given Park Gate’s Chris Pullen (rec +115) 25 points start, soon caught him up. However, with some encouragement from his teammates, Pullen made a couple of 15 breaks to eventually prevail by 35 points, 200-165.

This was making the team aggregate points total final tough for Chandlers to come back, as they trailed by 235 points after just two games. Park Gate’s Paul Tavender (rec +85) was drawn against Chandler’s Satpal Hans (rec +50). Both players traded a few 15+ breaks and it was nip and tuck until Tavender ran out with a 19 break to win by 15 points, 200-185.

Chandlers Ford’s newcomer Graham Hollick (rec +75) who played some encouraging shots, tried his hardest to stop Paul Lawrence (rec +20), but Lawrence won comfortably in the end 200-144.

Chandler’s Daniel Zagaroli (rec -170) played against Mark Stansmore (rec +75) in the last game, (which was really a ‘dead rubber’ as Park Gate led by too much by then) and treated the watching spectators to a billiards master class as he made breaks of 63, 65, 33, and a 53 unfinished to beat his opponent, who played well himself, by 25 points. Well done to Park Gate!


Park Gate RBL 975 points - Chandlers Ford Central 694

TERRY AZOR 0 v CHRIS CHRISTODOULOU 200
RAY SMITH 165 v CHRIS PULLEN 200
SAPEL HANS 185 v PAUL TAVENDER 200
GRAHAM HOLLICK 144 v PAUL LAWRENCE 200
DANIEL ZAGAROLI 200 v MARK STANSMORE 175

BREAKS: PAUL LAWRENCE 31, DANIEL ZAGAROLI 63, 65, 33, 53 unf

Semi-Finals

The Usher Cup Team Handicap Trophy Semi Final results

Chandlers Ford Central WINNERS V Sarisbury Social
D.ZAGAROLI 200 V 150 N.BRADFIELD
T.AZOR 200 V 136 D.USHLEY
W.MUDDIMAN 149 V 200 D.LEEWORTHY
G. HOL LICK 183 V 200 G.KNAPP
R.SMITH 200 V 163 D.HUSHLEY

AGG: 932-849
CHANDLERS FORD WON BY 83 POINTS

Totton Rec V WINNERS Park Gate RBL
(1) J Barnes 200 - 162 C Pullin
(2) M Kunzi 200 - 193 S Boterhoek
(3) B Cannons 163 - 200 C Christodoulou
(4) S Allen 114 - 200 M Stansmore
(5) A Aldridge 162 -200 P Tavender

AGG: 839-955
PARK GATE WON BY 116 POINTS
 

Quarter-Final

Sarisbury Social WINNERS V Shirley Cons
1. Stan Pitts                Lost    to   M.Willis       179  -200
2. Doug Scott              Lost    to   S.Hunt        164  -200
3. Dave Leeworthy     Beat          K.Castles     200  -179
4. Norman Bradfield   Beat         A.Bridger      200  -156
5. Geoff Knapp           Beat         M.Thatcher   200  -157
                                                                    ___________
                                                           Agg      943  - 892

Chandlers Ford WINNERS V Hamble Social

Churchills V Park Gate RBL
D Foster 190 (58, 33) V M Stansmore 200
S Green 200 V P Lawrence 197
P Green 200 V C Christodoulou 171
P Adams 200 (71, 50) V C Pullen 185
D Baker 108 V P Tavender 200
AGG: 898 - 953

Curdridge RBL V Totton Rec
Totton Rec beat Curdridge   937  -  868
Nick Alford    200    Tony Aldridge   155
Clive Gamblin   130    Mick Kunzi   200 (33 break)
Derek Fry    168    Josh Barnes   200
Brian Bull    200    Brian Cannons    182
Gwen     170    Steve Allen    200 (51)

Totton Rec  V Hythe Social
(1) T.Aldridge (45) 200 - 197 M.Crotty (130)
(2) J.Barnes (50) 200 - 152 R Tennant (55)
(3) B cannons (130) 200 -182 W Chiverton (55)
(4) S Allen (-70) 200 - 168 B Price (105)
(5) M Osborne (70) 154 - 200 W Crotty (-35)
Aggregate 954 - 899
Breaks W Crotty 49, 35