John Zorz Trophy 2019 week 14
Draw: October 22 at The Workies Elimination Semi-Final Red Sox versus Pockets and the Qualifying Semi-Final Helmets versus Jiggers.
Finally after 14 weeks of competition with six teams vying for four positions there was some good snooker played as all players were trying to get their team that advantage. Helmets shored up second position as they flexed their muscles against Pockets to easily beat them 5 - 2. Tall Timbers were just one win away from the semi-finals even though they beat Jiggers 4 - 3. The pivotal game for the final placing's was Red Sox versus Miscues and it was so close though Red Sox won 4 - 3 Miscues took the aggregate by just a mere two points. Unfortunately Tall Timbers and Miscues miss out on a semi-final appearance so they can hang their cues in the rack until the Terry Longdon Memorial Trophy competition in 2020. Both these teams finished on the same point score but Miscues gets the wooden spoon on for and against which is a long fall as they won the previous competition. Check Side have a week off and they will play the winner of Helmets v Jiggers and the other game Red Sox v Pockets the loser will be eliminated for 2019. Good luck to all teams and players.
Lithgow Valley Storage Helmets versus Higgins Lawyers Pockets: Dallas Thurlow versus Alex Whitworth: Thurlow outclassed his opponent though Whitworth threaded a very good 14 break only to see Dullaxe sharpen his blade 75 - 38. Robert Farnsworth versus Chris Baker: Farnsworth actually played one of his very best games as he was potting well and his safety was frustrating Baker to the point he kept shaking his head as Farnsworth dominated 85 - 45. Dillan McBey versus Shane Eagle: McBey has changed the way he plays now he is hitting the balls very hard and was all over the shop but Eagle played his usual game and it was good enough to win 54 - 30. Dianne Stait versus Robert Bender: A very entertaining game once Stait caught the deficit and it was very close most of the way until the end where Stait won 57 - 48 with Bender again playing well to lose. Ian Miles versus Dane Barrington: A good game by both players though a few missed chances went by the wayside and the difference was Miles scored a 14 break which was enough for him to just get home 63 - 56. Tom Drury versus Brad Preston: This was a very close game as Drury pushed Preston right until the last ball only to see Preston fall over the line to win 49 - 46. The players of the match were Robert Farnsworth and Robert Bender.
Carpet One Tall Timbers versus Welch's Highway Smash Repairs Jiggers: Howie Fisher versus Kyle Lewis: As good as Fisher was in trying to catch his opponent Lewis was able to counter that with some good potting to hold out to win 65 - 51. Keith Morris versus Trent Lewis: Morris just could not take a break as most of shots were wide of the mark and Lewis did play the better game and once he scored a 16 break it was to leave Morris struggling 51 - 34. Frank Wawn versus Leon Rust: Wawn played a patient waiting game and was picking off some shots that Rust left up and in the long run Wawn played out a grinding game to win 61 - 40. Steve Hewitt versus Sharnie Roberts: Hewitt chased the 22 point start playing some very good shots as his concentration was on winning and Roberts though she played well was not able to stop a determined Hewitt 69 - 54. Maurie Smith versus David Adams: Smith was determined as he was in the groove early playing some very good shots as Adams was also playing well even though he scored an 14 break it was not enough as Smith was in complete control to win 84 - 59. Michael McCosker versus Greg Sutton: A good game by both players as McCosker chased very hard scoring constant small breaks catching the deficit and took the lead on the pink and when he missed the black Sutton potted it to pull the rug from under McCosker to win 56 - 51. The players of the match were Maurie Smith and Kyle Lewis.
Hunter Mining Methods Miscues versus C & W Printing Red Sox: Brian Nightingale versus Leo Keeley: Keeley really put in a very good effort restricting Nightingale in his shots and once the black was potted it was Keeley who just prevailed 48 - 42. Garry Bender versus Jeff Stait: Bender was not at his best but he was keeping the score board ticking over which was making it harder for Stait though as he known to do came home strong on the colours to overcome a shattered Bender to win 67 - 61. Jeff Martin versus Ryley Core: Martin did not let Core get into his normal rhythm by playing some very good safety restricting his shots and Martin was potting the important shots as he held out a fast finishing Core 51 - 43 with Martin the first one to beat Core. Col Tattersall versus Rod Denley: Tattersall went well early in the game and was leading by 18 points with three balls left when Denley potted them all to level the game. Once the black was re-spotted it took a good shot from Denley to finally win his first game 53 - 46. Matt Tattersall versus Peter Warner: It was soon apparent Tattersall had learnt his lesson from last week as he was playing some good shots as had too as Warner was chasing the deficit with some good shots as well and luckily Tattersall held his nerve for a well-deserved 72 - 54 win. Ritchie Bilby versus Garry Nolan: A very entertaining game with a lot of reds being potted for no large breaks and it was that close Nolan only just won 58 - 53 in a good game by both. The players of the match were Garry Nolan and Matt Tattersall.
Point score: Check Side 49, Helmets 44, Jiggers 43, Red Sox and Pockets 40, Tall Timbers and Miscues 39