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Singles etc / Winter 99/00 / Summer 1999 / Interleague / Remember Ray Hall? / Ladies / Champion of Champions / Venue Closure
Please make sure that your entries for any of the singles doubles or ladies competitions are in by 6 December 1999. It costs just one pound to enter the singles or ladies competition or one pound per pair to enter the doubles. Ladies may enter both the open singles and the ladies singles and everyone may enter the doubles.
The draw for the Cup Second Round, Plate First, Singles, Doubles and Ladies will take place at the Cattawade Crown, Thursday 9 December at 8.00pm. Witnesses welcome.
If you were not at the AGM, havenít yet registered your team and wish to play in the winter 1999/2000 season, please contact the committee urgently. Registration fee is £25 per team. Please make cheques payable to Manningtree & District Pool League and send them to the results secretary. The Winter League will commence on 4 October. If you have not received your registration details by the end of September, please get in touch.
The summer league is running quite smoothly, although one or two of the teams are forgetting to send in their results. Please remember, it is important to send in the match results as soon as possible so that tables can be done, but more particularly when we get to the end of the season, you will then know who you will be playing in the Summer Cup. If you have to be chased, this will lead to delays.
A couple of changes to the fixtures:
Congratulations to the players who played in the recent Interleague Competition. For those who were not there and who do not know what it is, the Interleague is in effect one rung down from playing County pool, and is played on a league basis against teams from other leagues within the Suffolk County Pool Association. This time the event was played on one day at the Premier Pool Club, Ipswich. Many of the other leagues had players who also play for Suffolk County and thus the level of play was of the highest standard. Manningtree and District entered two teams and these played teams from Lowestoft (2 teams), Sudbury, Ipswich and Suffolk Ladies. By no measure were any of the players in the Manningtree and District teams disgraced, and possibly with the exception of myself, all came away with a number of wins to their credit. Manningtree A, captained by Bill Jennings finished 6th and Manningtree B, captained by Paul Bowers, finished 5th but these final positions did not do justice to the actual matches played. Well done to all players.
If you are interested in playing in the Interleague next year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or a committee member and we will put your name down.
Received an e-mail from a Ray Hall who used to live in the area. He would like to hear from anyone who remembers him. Here is his message:-
Hi, I came across your site by accident, I lived from the age of 0 to 14 at 15 Stourview Close, Mistley. in those days they were prefabs. My name is Ray Hall and I am 51 years old(or young) any memories from your club members? Cheers.
I asked how he found the site and what was meant by First National Tewantin (the address that the e-mail had come from) he responded with:-
Hi Julian, I discovered your site via alta vista when searching "u.k. Pubs" looking for an old tch. college mate Rod Powell who may have taken over a pub at Wivenhoe. Tewantin is a town adjacent to the famouse sunshine coast resort town of Noosa Heads. About 135km north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. To view our home page select queensland from the map, then "select by agent" click on "First National" then on "Tewantin". First National is a real estate group consisting of around 550 offices in Australia and 100 offices in New Zealand. All independantly owned and operated. Mick Townsend from the bookshop may remember me, we had a mutual friend at the time by the name of Clive Box, who lived in a house next to the "pond" opposite the White Hart pub. I worked in the main lab at B.X.L for three years from 1965-1968 my best mate in early teens was Dennis Briggs who also lived in the prefabs.
Bye for now Ray Hall.
If you want to send an e-mail, click on any of the underscored Ray Halls.
In this years Champion of Champions event, Alan Mower got through the local rounds which meant that could go on to play in the national finals in Great Yarmouth over the weekend of 7-9 May 1999. He played well, beating off some serious opposition but eventually was knocked out in the quarter finals by a professional.
Not so fortunate were the Cattawade Crown who were drawn at home against the winners of the Felixtowe League (a few familiar faces there with the likes of Shawn Daw, Colin Young, Dean Garnett, Simon Trudget etc). The match was run as two sessions of seven frames, with a fifteenth frame to be played if the score went to seven all. Cattawade Crown got off to a good start with Dave Pickess and Julian Adams winning the first two frames. Felixtowe then won five frames in succession to lead the first session 5-2. Cattawade Crown made a big effort to pull back but eventually lost the match to Felixtowe 8-5.
To Sue Gunfield for winning the Ladies knockout cup for the second year running and to Vicky Whitlock for coming runner up. This will entitle Sue to compete in the year 2000 Champion of Champions competition. We wish her all the best in the 1999 Champion of Champions
The Mistley Sports and Social Club has closed down.
MSSC A team will now play at The Swan.
MSSC B team will now play at The Mistley Anchor.
Due to possible conflicts of venues, a revised fixture list will be distributed as soon as possible. Should you have any queries please contact either the Secretary, or the Results Secretary.
18 November 1998