The Usher Cup Team Handicap 2014-15

Park Gate RBL's Usher Cup Team Billiards Handicap Cup conquering team. Paul Tavender, Chris Christodoulou, Steve Boterhoek, Paul Lawrence, captain Chris Pullen and Ian Finch.

Final

Park Gate RBL are the 2015 Usher Cup Team Billiards Champions!

Park Gate Royal British Legion are the new Usher Cup Team Handicap Billiards winners for 2015. They defended their 2014 title by beating 2012 winners Sarisbury Social at Chandlers Ford Central club.

The first pairing had Park Gate’s Chris Pullen (rec +130) up against Norman Bradfield (rec +10) and this game went the Legion man’s way, as Pullen got his team’s aggregate score off to a flyer by winning by 200 points to 130.

Playing on the other table was Sarisbury’s multi-individual billiards winning veteran Jeff James (rec +5) verses Chris Christodoulou (rec +70). Christodoulou inspired by Pullen’s result went four points better and beat James by 200 points to 126.

The lead on the team aggregate was now a considerable one at 144 points. But Sarisbury’s captain John Oldfield (rec +30) fought back by overcoming Ian Finch (rec +70) by 200 points to 160. This meant that the aggregate was 560 points to 456 in Park Gate’s favour. Park Gate’s Paul Tavender (rec +55) stepped up to give his team an even stronger lead by beating Kas Remzi (rec +100) by 200 points to 173 that meant the aggregate stood at 760 points to 629 to Park Gate.

Park Gate’s number one Paul Lawrence (rec +30) finished proceedings by beating Geoff Knapp (rec +5) by 200 points to 112 to send his team into rapturous applause for winning the cup for a second time in two years 960 points to 741 – well done Park Gate RBL!


Chris Pullen 200 V Norman Bradfield 130
Chris Christodoulou 200 V Jeff James 126
Ian Finch 160 V John Oldfield 200
Paul Tavender 200 V Kaz Remzi 173
Paul Lawrence 200 V Geoff Knapp 112

Semi-Finals

USHER CUP SEMI FINAL RESULTS

SARISBURY SOCIAL V HAMBLE SOCIAL
G.KNAPP 5 183 T.SPRIDGEON 50 200 3
J.JAMES 10 166 R SHATTOCK 95 200 5
N.BRADFIELD 10 200 S.COTTERELL 45 187 2
J.OLDFIELD 30 200 B.SPENCER130 154 1
K.REMZI 100 200 P.KNIGHTS 90 164 4

SARISBURY WIN 949 905

BREAKS
N.BRADFIELD 31 39
J.OLDFIELD 50 54unf
K.REMZI 31
P.KNIGHTS 30

CHURCHILLS EASTLEIGH V PARK GATE RBL
1. P ADAMS 62 V P LAWRENCE 200
2. D BAKER 199 V P TAVENDER 200
3. D FOSTER 200 (32) V S BOTERHOEK 160
4. P GREEN 125 V C CHRISTODOULOU 200
5. M HENSTREDGE 184 V C PULLEN 200

PARK GATE RBL WIN 960–769
 

Quarter-Final

HAMBLE BEAT CHANDLERS FORD CENTRAL IN THE USHER CUP

The prestigious Usher Cup Team Billiards tournament cued-off with eight teams competing for the sought after trophy.

Hamble Social welcomed Chandlers Ford Central and the first game had Terry Azor making breaks of 39, 37, 32 and 35 to beat Tony Spridgeon. Hamble's Steve Cottrell hit back by overcoming Daniel Zagaroli, after Zagaroli had made a 53 and 35.

Chandlers Ford's Trevor Thorn made a 36 break during his win against Rob Shattock but Paul Knights beat Graham Hollick to set up a last game decider. Will Mildenhall was up to the task as he beat Ray Smith for a fabulous overall team aggregate score win of 874 to 854.

Churchills Eastleigh played Curdridge RBL and found themselves two games down after Clive Gamblin beat Derek Foster (11 hazzard 32 break) and Derek Fry overcame Dave Baker.

Back came Churchills with Peter Green (34 break) playing superbly to beat Gwen Gamblin 200-141 to lead by 550 to 541 on the aggregate. Churchills Paul Adams looked down and out at 140 points to nil against Brian Bull, but helped by breaks of 36, 43, and 31 fought back. And as Bull closed in on the win at 184 points, Adams made a superb 62 unfinished for a stunning win!

Churchill's Mike Henstredge kept pace with the aggregate all the way in his match against Nick Alford eventually losing by 200-184 to seel the 934 points to 925 win.

Park Gate RBL visited Shirley Cons and led with Chris Pullen beating Chris Holland. Shirley's Mike Thatcher fought back beating Chis Christodoulou but Park Gate's Paul Tavender decisively beat Malcolm Willis by 200-149. Shirley's Keith Castle's made it two wins in two weeks by beating Steve Boterhoek to set up a last game decider. Park Gate's Paul Lawrence won the match by beating Mark Emm 200-161.

Sarisbury beat Totton Rec 1000 points to 758.

Churchills Eastleigh V Curdridge RBL
D BAKER 181 V D FRY 200
M HENSTREDGE 184 V N ALFORD 200
D FOSTER 169 (32) V C GAMBLIN 200
P GREEN 200 (34) V G GAMBLIN 141
P ADAMS 200 (36, 43, 31, 62 unfinished) V B BULL 184

AGG: 934-925


Shirley Cons V Park Gate RBL
Chris Holland 127 Pullen 200
Mark Tahtcher 200 Christodoulou 185
Malc Willis 149 Tavender 200
Keith Castles 200 Boterhoek 178
Mark Emm 161 Lawrence 200


Hamble Social V Chandlers Ford Central
Tony S   136     Terry A      200   39 37 32 35
Steve C 200      Danny Z    169    53 35
Rob S    138      T Thorn     200   36
Paul K   200     Graham H  138
Will M  200     Ray 147
               874             854


Sarisbury Social V Totton Rec
J.OLDFIELD 200 D.STONE 178
N.BRADFIELD 200 M.KUNZI 171
J.JAMES 200 L. FITZPATRICK 147
G.KNAPP 200 T.ALDRIDGE 91
K.REMZI 200 B.CONNONS 171

AGG: 1000 - 758