The King William IV hosted the first scotch doubles final, an enthralling game won by the Billy United pair of Mark Ingram and John Farrugia.
The semi-finals were two evenly-matched games, the first between Jamie Stanton and Ian Hill who lost 3-1 to Mark Ingram and John Farrugia, followed by Whitchill boys James Hill and Ryan Rowlands just edging out Castle players Wayne Hobson and Gavin Rowlands 3-2.
The final was, at times, live streamed on Facebook by Anthony Mullins, a first for Barry pool.
The match started well for the Whitchill’s James Hill and Ryan Rowlands, leading 1-0 then 2-1, but the Billy boys Ingram and Farrugia never gave up and won frames four and five.
For the first time Ingram and Farrugia were in front and should have won the sixth frame, but got beat on the black.
At 3-3 and going into the final frame none of the players were taking risky shots, and patience and a steady hand were required for this nervy encounter.
Ryan and James looked to be in control but an uncharasmatic mistake would give Mark Ingram a chance that he took, cooly potting his last ball to leave partner Farrugia a simple black over the pocket.
A great final played by four friends and a credit to all players.
The singles final will be contested by Ceri Morris and Mark Ingram, the match report and result in next week’s report. This is another final for Mark who has had a great season.
The normal doubles final between Lawrence Klee Jamie Stanton of the Whitchill against Billy United opponents John Farrugia and Ceri Morris will take place Thursday night at 8.30pm at the Whitchill Hotel.
A reminder that the presentation night is this Saturday in the King William. The trophies are being handed out around 8.30pm and all are welcome; thanks to owners Dave and Jo for being mein hosts.
The new season starts Thursday, August 3 and the entry fee is £50 for one team and £90 for two teams.
We’re looking for players and teams of all capabilities to join the league.
Please phone Anthony on 07568 444180 or text Joe on 07870 498738; you join or follow us on Facebook.