The final part of the Terry Longdon Memorial Trophy was held at The Workies last week when the top eight cueists were vying for the Regal Trophy. When the elimination and semi-final rounds were finalised it was Tom Gaynor and Shane Eagle who played in the Final.
These two players do not usually make individual competition finals and it was good to see someone different make it as it was reward for their consistency. Congratulations to the winner Tom Gaynor who became the 2018 Terry Longdon Memorial Trophy champion.
Game 1: Garry Nolan versus Ian Miles +nine: After a few safe shots were played Nolan played a very good shot to pot the black to 62 – 58.
Game 2: Jeff Stait versus Shane Eagle +25: Stait was in a position once on the colours to win the game but the run of the balls went Eagles way for him to win 88 – 55.
Game 3: RW Farnsworth versus Tom Gaynor +23: Unfortunately for Farnsworth Gaynor come good again as Farnsworth started to fade at the back end of the game. Gaynor came home strong to win 58 – 33.
Game 4: Trent Lewis +14 versus Keith Morris: Lewis was hitting the balls harder than a Filipino basketballer hitting the floorboards. Lewis easily won 64 – 28 to shut out Morris.
Game 1: Trent Lewis +16 versus Shane Eagle: Eagle got the last red then brown, yellow and green for a ten break. Eagle potted the brown and to make matters worse for Lewis with three balls left fouled on the black. Eagle potted the blue and pink to win 64 – 20 not needing the black. Lewis form was that bad he only scored 4 points all game.
Game 2: Tom Gaynor +11 versus Garry Nolan: Nolan needed the last three balls to force a double black ball game but Gaynor calmly sunk the blue and pink for an 11 break to win 54 -29.
Tom Gaynor +two versus Shane Eagle: Two players with contrasting styles with Gaynor sure and steady and Eagle plays quick and hard at times and mostly attacking. Eagle started by fouling then bit of a speculator of a shot when he cannoned a red in.
Eagle then scored three and eight followed by Gaynor sinking two reds in one shot then Eagle scored seven points. Eagle was moving ahead in the score and Gaynor could only seem to pot a lot of reds. Both were missing shots then just before going onto the colours Gaynor fouled on the black.
Eagle was 16 in front on the colours then potted the yellow putting him 18 in front. If Eagle at times played safe the game was his but he went about trying to pot with every shot. Gaynor potted the green then a bit of luck when he had a shot on the brown doubled kissed snookering Eagle.
Eagle missed the snooker then his next shot potted the brown only to see the white go in/off. Gaynor potted the brown then he was just three points behind with three balls left. Gaynor potted the blue and pink for an 11 break and took the game 39 – 31 to become the 2018 Regal Trophy champion.
The LASA would like to thank both Club Lithgow and The Workies for letting us run our competition in your venues. Thanks also to all team sponsors Welch’s Highway Smash Repairs, Lithgow Valley Storage, C & W Printing, Carpet One, Williams and Sons Butchery, Hunter Mining Methods.