Pool stars do battle in DP Leisure Summer League finals night

DP Leisure Division One winner D Clements (Spencers) with Martin Brooker. Picture: Andrew Manning.

DP Leisure Division One winner D Clements (Spencers) with Martin Brooker. Picture: Andrew Manning. - Credit: Archant

The DP Leisure Summer 2017 finals and presentation night took place at Merlins with the trophies being presented by Martin Brooker of the sponsors.

DP Leisure Division One runner-up R Chaney (Spencers) with Martin Brooker. Picture: Andrew Manning

DP Leisure Division One runner-up R Chaney (Spencers) with Martin Brooker. Picture: Andrew Manning - Credit: Archant

First up was the Division Four Singles between R Western of King’s Head Belton and W Fish of the Lady Haven, with Western winning an open and attacking match 4-1.

Next came the Divisional Three Singles Final with W Hooper from Great Eastern beating A Gibbins from the Albion (Y) 4-0 in a one-sided match.

The Division Two Final was between A Patterson from the Celt and L Nichols from the Great Eastern. Nichols missed a few chances which allowed Patterson to take control and he won 4-0.

The Division One Final was a tense affair between D Clements and R Chaney who were both representing Spencers. Clements cleared up from the first break and carried on playing some great shots to win 4-1.

The Premiership Final was between P Sergeant from the Gorleston Social Club and R Nash from the Lion. After a nervous start the match eventually became a thrilling encounter, with Seargeant winning 4-2.

The Ladies’ Doubles match between S Buxton and C Thomas from the Lion and L Thomas and D Brown from Merlins turned out to be one sided, with Buxton and Thomas winning 3-0.

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The Men’s Doubles Final was between T Ford and D Thraxton and T Burrell and M Sones, all representing the Arches. There was nothing to choose between the two teams with everybody playing some excellent shots but in the end Ford and Thraxton ended up winning 4-2.

The Mixed Double Final was between A and C Moore of Merlins against P Patterson and V Marriner from the Lion. This turned out to be a close match and there was an excellent clearance in both the first and last frames, allowing the Moores to win 3-1.

The Women’s Singles Final was an exciting match between S Buxton and B Wheeler, both representing the Lion. The match was very competitive throughout with Buxton capitalising on a few mistakes and winning 3-0.

The Men’s Singles Final between T Burrell from the Arches against R Ashton from Merlins was played at a frantic pace, with both players taking one frame each after mistakes. Both players went on to play some excellent shots but Burrell took control of the match, winning 4-1.