NPO Pink and Manning see off Stafford pool duo to reach final
2010 CARLING NEWPORT POOL OPEN
For immediate release
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
PINK AND MANNING SEE OFF STAFFORD POOL DUO
NEWPORT (Shropshire): Colin Pink and Mick Manning, the defending Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open champions, squeezed into their second successive final by beating Stafford’s Brendan Ruttledge and Will Edge in a five-frame thriller last Friday afternoon.
With the score all square at 2-2, the Hinstock and Market Drayton players held their nerve to clinch the all-important fifth frame, as they bid to become the first pair to win the title for a second time. They will meet the winner of the second semi-final between Telford’s Luke and Charlei Hayward and Whitchurch’s Brian Sumner and Cyril Evans.
The 2010/2011 Newport & District Pool League will start on Wednesday, November 10th and run through to July 2011. It will also incorporate the Neil Clark Memorial Trophy or League Knockout Cup.
Rules for the coming season will be similar to previous years, with four singles matches and two doubles games deciding the outcome of each fixture. Postponed games must be played within two weeks of the original fixture date and cancelled matches will result in a 6-0 victory for the side that was let down.
Team registrations are now open (£30) and further details are available from Neil Perkins (Tel: 07831 123153). There is a limit of 16 teams permitted for the league this season, so captains are requested to make contact with the championship co-ordinator by ‘phone or text message as soon as possible to reserve their place in the forthcoming fixture list.
More than one team is permitted from each venue, but captains must note that they will need a minimum of four players per team and no player can play for two teams in one calendar season.
The league is open to teams from the TF10 postcode, Gnosall and its surrounding villages, Woodseaves, Muxton and venues within seven miles of Newport.
2010 Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open
Brendan Ruttledge/Will Edge (Stafford) v Mick Manning/Colin Pink (Hinstock/Market Drayton), 2-3
All quarter-final and semi-final ties must be played by Wednesday, September 29th. Results should be sent by text message to 07831 123153, clearly stating the names of players and the score.
For further information:
Neil Perkins, NDP Publicity Services, Tel: 07831 123153
Facebook group: 2009 Newport Pool Open