Gold over sil­ver

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Week seven fix­tures of the Dum­fries & Gal­loway Se­niors Snooker (D&G SSA) sea­son, spon­sored by M&S En­gi­neer­ing Ltd, took place on Mon­day, the re­sults be­ing:

Al­bert Club 2 An­nan Ex 2; An­nan Ex A 2 Al­bert A 2; Lochar­briggs C 2 Al­bert B 2; Blue Bell 2 Lochar­briggs A 2; Lochar­briggs D 1 Sands Auto 3; Sands Gold 3 Sands Sil­ver 1.

Free week: Lochar­briggs B.

Team per­for­mances

The clash of the week was un­doubt­edly the Sands Cen­tre derby be­tween the lead­ers Sil­ver and sec­ond placed Gold which re­sulted in a‘fam­ily’derby on the last and de­cid­ing frame, Gold win­ning through to join their club mates at the top of the league, with a match in hand.

With four matches end­ing in draws, none of which was sur­pris­ing, Lochar­briggs D’s sixth de­feat is a statis­tic that the team didn’t want to earn.

In­di­vid­ual per­for­mances

There must have been high ten­sion when broth­ers Brian and Paul Jamieson vied for the last frame in the Sil­ver v Gold clash, the lat­ter win­ning to earn both points for Gold and in­flict­ing the first de­feat of the sea­son on Sil­ver. David Gauld won the fi­nal frame on the black ball for the Al­bert Club to earn the draw against An­nan Ex, un­be­liev­ably the team’s sixth draw in seven matches. Lochar­briggs C are prob­a­bly ru­ing their de­ci­sion to ask Stephen Shearer to play again un­der Op­er­at­ing Rule 13, the Al­bert B player win­ning the frame on the black ball to earn a draw.

Al­bert A vet­eran, Bill Red­path, con­tin­ues to im­press and cause sur­prises, his lat­est scalp be­ing An­nan Ex A’s Glen Mun­dle, the win help­ing to earn the draw for his team.

It was highs and lows for the cap­tains of Lochar­briggs D and Sands Auto, with David Fuller win­ning the open­ing frame to put Sands Auto on the back foot, only to see his op­po­site cap­tain Robert Gor­don win the fi­nal frame to se­cure both win­ning points after Scott Johnstone and Steve Craig recorded wins in the sec­ond and third frames.

Mike Clark and Wil­lie Lauder were the heroes for An­nan Ex A, their third and fourth frame vic­to­ries needed to se­cure the draw against Al­bert A whilst Lochar­briggs A’s new­comer Neil Callander opened his ac­count with a win which, cou­pled with Wil­lie McCub­bins’vic­tory, earned the away draw at the Blue Bell.

This week’s breaks

Un­sur­pris­ingly this week’s top breaks came from Sands Gold with Mike Wat­son and Roy Han­d­ley both record­ing a brace, the for­mer a 43 and 27 (clear­ance) and the lat­ter a 21 and 22. Lochar­briggs A’s Wil­lie McCub­bin hit a 25, Al­bert B’s Tommy Johnstone a 22, the Blue Bell’s Richard An­drew a 21 whilst An­nan Ex’s Davy Smith and Sand Sil­ver’s John Cur­rie both made a 20.


No player has a per­fect win record but John Cur­rie and An­drew Edgar have both won six matches from seven out­ings, whilst no less than eight play­ers are within one win.


The draw for the last 16 of the sin­gles cham­pi­onship has now been made and can be seen on the As­so­ci­a­tion’s web­site.

In the SOS Sin­gles Cham­pi­onship Neil Sharkey, Brian Mar­shall, David Gauld and Lind­say Cur­rie all booked their quar­ter fi­nal places this week where they join Jim Smith.

This com­ing week

The matches that stand out this com­ing week fea­ture Al­bert A v Sands Gold and Sands Sil­ver v Blue Bell whilst the derby matches be­tween Lochar­briggs A and B and An­nan Ex v Ex A should prove event­ful evenings.

League ta­ble

Pts 11 11 9 9 7 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 2

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