2005 4th Ranker

Good to see Geoff Atkinson find a bit of form to reach the final and I feel good having helped him find that form with a rather inept display against him in the winners side 1st final, after I had taken advantage of Watty`s severe headache and fell in against him to relegate him to the losers side for once, only a temporary reprieve however as he came back to trounce me to reach the main final (bugger those sudafeds they really do work). Have to say I had a sensational fish pot for tea and anyone travelling past Brunswick Heads would do well to drop into the hotel for a meal. Back to pool I certainly can waffle on, another great effort thie weekend was from local identity Dave Ostling, Davo worked his way into the semi final in the main draw only to be rolled by Geoff and in the losers side was beaten by Watty and probably a bit of inexperience cost him both games, well done Davo. J (chicken bone) Latta, Mel Malone along with her better half Wayne Worley also Dave and Tezza all performed well on the day, and a special well done to Ryan Cretan who was out early on the winners side but with grim determination (when all was falling around him with Manly getting beaten on the siren) pulled it all around and managed 14 points on the day. A welcome addition to our ranks today was from Lismore`s snooker handicap Final runner up Bob who potted great and will improve when he realises what a crafty lot we pool players are when faced with someone who can out pot us. Billy Crompton`s tennis elbow has cleared up and he pushed Mel to the limit to prove that even though he can`t back a winner his eyes are still great.

Next stop the NSW singles at Casino and although work commitments preclude me from being there I will be getting reports (unbiased of course) through out the weekend. So good luck to all competing there and remember, to take Watty out just get to the black first and pot it, simple. (why didn`t I think of that).

Cheers Poppy