Pool players give charity a big break

Marathon man Colin Reed celebrates completing the Beaujolais with fellow Limper Graeme Sutherland.
Marathon man Colin Reed celebrates completing the Beaujolais with fellow Limper Graeme Sutherland.

WITH winter striking hard, the Border Pool League held a charity 24-hour Poolathon at Tesco in Galashiels recently.

All the players had a great time and held their form well through the last tiring frames. On the main table the two teams played 168 frames – no mean feat. As well as sponsorship the raffle proved very popular with the top prize of a Christmas hamper won by Julie Fortune.

Thanks go to everyone who supported the event and the players who made it a huge success. Clic Sargent (for children with cancer) will benefit immensely as the chosen charity.

With the weather cancelling league games last week all that’s left before Christmas are the league singles and doubles qualifiers.

At the halfway stage in Division One it looks like Waverley A (Hawick) are favourites for the title, only losing once to a strong-looking Nikis A (Gala) who are chasing, but Waverley have a four-point lead and will be hard to catch.

Six-times consecutive champions White Swan Earlston have been disappointing to say the least and, along with Ship A (Melrose), Red Lion (Kelso) and Nikis B (Gala), need to improve considerably to take a hand in the finish.

Border Pool League

P W L Pts

Waverley A 7 6 1 12

Nikis A 7 4 3 8

Red Lion 7 3 4 6

Bridge A 6 3 3 6

Ship A 7 3 4 6

St Boswells Legion 6 3 3 6

White Swan Earlston * 7 3 4 5

Nikis B 7 2 5 4

* – deducted 1 point