Ringers Division 2 Champions

06 April 2018 17:00:00 Posted By Luton
Last Updated: 10 April 2018 11:44:00

Weavers Warriors 3-9 Shootpool Ringers

Shootpool Ringers have claimed the Division 2 title by a margin of 5 points, after they won 9-3 against Weavers Warriors, who finished the season in 8th place. In the match, the two sides were evenly matched at 2-2, but Weavers Warriors only had 4 players available, so they were effectively 4 points down. In the second half, Shootpool Ringers won all but one of the frames to comfortably win. This included two wins on the night for Nick Tilley, who by doing so, secured Most Wins in the division with 27 wins and 7 losses. Team mates Dave Wall and Jules Wyborn also finished well, in 3rd and 6th respectively.

The Feathers 4-8 Wonky Weavers

Wonky Weavers fell just short of winning the title, but did improve on last season by finishing as runners-up, and they signed off with a win as they beat 4th placed The Feathers 8-4. Wonky Weavers actually lost the first frame of the night, as The Feathers' Dave Coleman winning to finish 9th overall in Most Wins. But Wonky Weavers then proceeded to win the next seven frames to claim the win by frame 8. The run of seven frames included two wins for Calvin Baldwin, which elevated him into 5th in the individual rankings. The Feathers did make the score respectable by winning three of the final four frames, with Ryan Mutch's second for Wonky Weavers the only one they did not claim. Missing from the final match, Dominic Whittaker of Wonky Weavers missed out on topping the individual stats, but still finished second with a great 25-6 record.

Killer Bees 10-2 Cotton Wheel Kittens

Killer Bees had a fantastic final day as they swept aside bottom club Cotton Wheel Kittens 10-2 to move into third place in the final standings. In the match itself, Killer Bees won the first ten frames without reply to take a 10-0 lead, before Cotton Wheel Kittens won the final two frames in consolation. Killer Bees had Tim White, Adam Knight, Steve Williams and Karl Hutton all winning two frames each on the night. The two wins for Tim elevated him into 7th place in the individual stats, meanwhile the wins for Adam Knight and captain Laura Hunter got them into the top 20 as well.

Bucks Fizzers 5-7 Misfits

Misfits ended their season with their highest finish of 5th, and signed off with a narrow 7-5 win against 9th placed Bucks Fizzers. Both sides did well in the first half, a half that ended with both teams level at 3-3. But Misfits took control of the game in the second half, winning the final three frames to take the win. Andy Revie and Simon Honeyball both winning twice on the night. Three of the Misfits team enjoyed individual success this year, with three players making it into the top 10 of the individual stats, with Simon Honeyball, Tony Festa and Andy Revie finishing in 4th, 8th and 10th respectively.

The White Swan 7-5 Shootpool Cutters

Shootpool Cutters finished 6th in the table, but missed out on snatching fifth after they lost 7-5 to The White Swan, who themselves finished in 7th. The White Swan started the better of the two teams, taking 1-0, 3-1 and 4-2 leads in a good first half. But Shootpool Cutters started the second half much better, and second wins on the night for Danny Mobey and Robert Wallingford helped Shootpool Cutters into a 5-4 lead. But The White Swan took the advantage back thereafter, winning the final three frames, largely thanks to second wins on the night for James Edney and Stuart Robertson, with the latter ending the season in a team-high 13th in the individual stats.

FINAL TABLE

Team P W D L F A FD Pts
1 18 14 3 1 142 74 +68 142
2 18 13 2 3 137 79 +58 137
3 18 10 1 7 126 87 +39 126
4 18 11 1 6 122 93 +29 122
5 18 10 1 7 114 102 +12 114
6 18 8 4 6 111 105 +6 111
7 18 8 1 9 106 107 -1 106
8 18 4 3 11 80 129 -49 74 *
9 18 1 2 15 74 142 -68 74
10 18 2 0 16 61 155 -94 61