Sporting Treehouse roar on
TREEHOUSE, unbeaten so far, hosted Palms 1 on Tuesday and it was nip-and-tuck early on, with both teams playing good pool. After the first frames it was 2-2, and Jay then got the better of Graeme, only for Wayne to level it up again. But Scott beat Barry to make it 4-3 and ensure the five points for Treehouse. Mark then beat Wayne to leave Palms empty-handed after the singles.
The team game also went the way of Treehouse, who won in just seven visits, with breaks of 19, 15 and 9 from Scott.
Although Jay failed to score any points, his safety play was crucial to the victory … so another 10 points for undefeated Treehouse.
The Hammers entertained Exiles, with both teams evenly matched. Exiles bought five players, and the B team’s Geoff, who joined them, made an excellent contribution throughout the evening.
Hammers got to four first, and the final frame was between Barry and Blair. Barry took the frame to stop Exiles from getting any points from the singles, so 5-3 to the Hammers.
Again, Hammers threw away a 13-point lead late in the team game. Steady point-scoring from Exiles, plus a couple of excellent pots from Stash, saw them edge out the team game 55-49,
with the teams sharing the points.
Phoenix Potters,who travelled to the Terrace Bar in search of their first points in the new Summer League, got off to a good start, when Gary beat Paul.
They lost the next two frames, but Dave levelled the match at 2-2. Gary lost the next, so 2-3, and would the bad luck continue? The Phoenix dug in and wins from Pod and Geoff gave them a 4-3 advantage.
Geoff told Elvis Dave: “It’s Now Or Never”. But, sadly, he was left “All Shook Up” after losing the last frame to Greer, who won both his singles. So honours even at 4-4, and five points each.
The team game was really close, with no high breaks. But Phoenix edged out Terrace 55-43 to get off the mark with all 10 points. Well done to both teams for what looked like a great night of pool.
Dreamers are off to a flying start in the Summer League, scoring maximum points so far. This week they hosted Palms 2, who were sitting top of the league thanks to the handicap system.
Dreamers went 3-1 up after the first four frames, but after a spirited fight by Palms 2, they were only 4-3 up going into the last frame. Yet Mark beat Mark and Dreamers ran out 5-3 winners to pick up five points.
The team game saw Dreamers score consistently, including a whopping 23 from Tommy, and Palms 2 never got going. They had amassed just 23 points when Dreamers Mark knocked in the last ball to give them the win and another five points.
Gaffers, still smarting from their unexpected mauling last week, courtesy of Dreamers, hosted Bluebell.
Gaffers, currently bottom of the league because of the handicap system, desperately needed a win to start climbing the table. Bluebell were just as anxious to get going because they hadn’t taken any points from the first two weeks.
Lightning doesn’t generally strike twice in the same place, and this proved the case. Gaffers won the singles 6-2, taking five points, and in the team game, they crossed the line 55-27 to collect all 10 points and leave Bluebell still stranded.
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