The Vic Upset NZB in Cup as White Swan KO Top John In Plate

29 January 2020 08:45:00 Posted By Luton
Last Updated: 31 January 2020 18:58:00

The massive surprise from this round came as reigning and 4-time Knockout Cup champions New Zealand "B" were knocked out by Division 1 side The Vic Club, who came back from 4-1 down to win the match 5-4. 2014-2015 runners-up Shootpool Sharks almost suffered a similar fate, but managed to win the final frame to edge past Division 1 side SP Bullets 5-4. Another Premier side to beat Division 1 opposition was New Zealand 'A', who won 5-2 at home against The Alligators. Elsewhere, The Swan saw off potentially tricky opposition with ease as they whitewashed fellow premier side Shootpool 'A', which was the same scoreline that Premier side Honey Bee Stingerz saw off division 2 side ShootBuca. As well as the above five teams, Premier side SP Blacks, and Division 1 sides Shootpool and Nomads received byes to also qualify for the Quarters.

KNOCKOUT CUP RESULTS

The Vic Club 5-4 New Zealand "B"

Shootpool Sharks 5-4 SP Bullets

New Zealand 'A' 5-2 The Alligators

The Swan 5-0 Shootpool 'A'

ShootBuca 0-5 Honey Bee Stingerz

QUARTER FINAL DRAW

The draw for the Quarter Finals sees 2017-2018 champions SP Blacks host fellow Premier side New Zealand 'A', whilst two-time runners-up Shootpool Sharks face an away trip to Premier side Honey Bee Stingerz. The final Premier side, The Swan, are away against Division 1 side Nomads, and there will be a guaranteed Division 1 team in the Semis as Shootpool play host to The Vic Club.

SP Blacks vs New Zealand 'A' (preview)

Honey Bee Stingerz vs Shootpool Sharks (preview)

Shootpool vs The Vic Club (preview)

Nomads vs The Swan (preview)

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There was also a couple of surprise results in the Plate Cup. The big surprise saw Division 2 side The White Swan win 5-2 against Premier side Top John. Another Premier side fell at this early hurdle too, as The Brick Slayers lost 5-2 to Division 1 side Kennedy Vets. The third Premier side in the competition, The Roths, had no such problems though, as they won 5-2 against Division 2 side The Chicklayers. Elsewhere, two Division 1 sides qualified for the Quarters as Shootpool Blues beat Division 1 rivals Charts All Over The Place 5-4, and Starshoot Troopers won 5-3 away from home against Division 2 side Weavers Warriors. As well as the above five teams, Division 1 side Wonky Weavers, and Division 2 sides Cotton Eyed Joes and The Feathers received byes to also qualify for the Quarters.

PLATE CUP RESULTS

Top John 2-5 The White Swan

Kennedy Vets 5-2 The Brick Slayers

The Roths 5-2 The Chicklayers

Charts All Over The Place 4-5 Shootpool Blues

Weavers Warriors 3-5 Starshoot Troopers

QUARTER FINAL DRAW

The QF draw sees the only Premier team remaining, The Roths, face an away trip to Division 2 side Cotton Eyed Joes. There is an all Division 2 match-up that sees The Feathers host The White Swan, and there will be two Division 1 sides through as Shootpool Blues play host to Starshoot Troopers, and Kennedy Vets are at home Wonky Weavers.

Cotton Eyed Joes vs The Roths (preview)

Shootpool Blues vs Starshoot Troopers (preview)

Kennedy Vets vs Wonky Weavers (preview)

The Feathers vs The White Swan (preview)

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