NPO Ruttledge stuns Hayward to reach last four in Newport Open
2009 COORS NEWPORT POOL OPEN
For immediate release
Monday, October 5th, 2009
RUTTLEDGE STUNS HAYWARD TO REACH POOL SEMI-FINALS
NEWPORT (Shropshire): Stafford’s Brendon Ruttledge stunned Telford’s Luke Hayward with a fluke black in the fifth frame to seal his place in the semi-finals of the 2009 Carling Newport Pool Open.
The pair were tied at 2-2 in their tense match at Wrockwardine Wood Football Club, before Hayward left the Stafford league player in a tricky snooker on the final black in the fifth rack. Ruttledge cannoned into the black off two cushions and knocked the crucial ball into the pocket with an outrageous fluke.
“I know that you cannot beat luck, so I will just have to make do with having another go next year,” said a dejected Hayward.
Ruttledge now faces Newport’s Russ Woodhouse in the first of the two semi-finals, with defending champion, Anthony Heathcote, drawn against Market Drayton Open champion, Brian Sumner, in match two.
Newport’s Ed Keenan and Mick Collins booked their places in the Worthington’s Newport Pool Doubles final with a straightforward 3-1 victory over an out-of-sorts Paul Trevor and John Williams at the King’s Head.
“Ed and Mick played some good stuff,” admitted Trevor. “John and I just never got going. It was a fair result and we have no complaints. They deserved to win.”
Keenan and Collins will now face Hinstock’s Colin Pink and Mick Manning in the final on finals’ night at the Royal Navy Club, Bellman’s Yard, Newport, on Wednesday, October 21st.
Both the third-place play-offs in the singles and doubles competitions will also take place at the start of what promises to be a thrilling evening’s pool at the Bellman’s Yard club.
2009 Carling Newport Singles’ Open – semi-final draw
Russ Woodhouse (Newport) v Brendon Ruttledge (Stafford)
Anthony Heathcote (Newport) v Brian Sumner (Whitchurch)
2009 Carling Newport Singles’ Open – quarter-final result
Luke Hayward (Telford) lost to Brendon Ruttledge (Stafford), 2-3
2009 Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open – semi-final result
John Williams/Paul Trevor (Newport) lost to Mick Collins/Ed Keenan (Newport), 1-3
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