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Interleague KO Cup 2014

June 7th, 2014

Congratulations to Midland Railway on winning the Leicester Interleague KO cup 2014.

Final Standings

1 Midland Railway
2 Leicester
3 Leicester Elite
4 The Lost Cats Misfits
5 Leicester Lions
6 Thurmaston
7 City of Leicester

Results

1st Round
Leicester Lions 8-10 The Lost Cat Misfits
Thurmaston 6-12 Midland Railway
City of Leicester 6-12 Leicester
Leicester Elite BYE

Semi Finals
Midland Railway 10-1 Leicester Elite
Leicester 11-7 The Lost Cat Misfits

Final
Leicester 8-10 Midland Railway

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Invincible Leicestershire Pocket Two Titles at National Finals!

March 8th, 2014

Leicestershire A proved they are the best pool team in the country as they were crowned National Inter-County champions to round off their unbeaten season.

County narrowly missed out on a historic treble as the junior team also clinched their national title but the B team were pipped in the final against old rivals Staffordshire.

The invincible A team, who had qualified for the English Pool Association’s premier team event by storming to the Inter-County League Region Eight title, defeated last year’s winners Somerset 23-19 in the final.

Their victory in Great Yarmouth secured a fourth title for County – their first in six years, following wins in 2001, 2007 and 2008.

“It is pleasing because when we last won it in 2007 and 2008, we had the likes of Mark Selby and Tom Ford playing,” said captain Steve Robertshaw, who is now in his 19th year in charge of Leicestershire A.

“Since then, we’ve had to rebuild again. Six out of the 13 who were at Yarmouth have come through the ranks. That’s always good to see.

“It’s rewarding to have rebuilt the side – that’s the most pleasing thing for me.”

Twelve of those players have also played for England at either men’s, juniors or under-21 level, and Robertshaw added: “That shows just how strong we were. There are not many teams who can say that.”

County’s route to the final began with relatively straightforward victories over Warwickshire, 23-16, and Northants, 23-15.

But there was nothing run-of-the-mill about their thrilling semi-final against Staffordshire.

A place in the final looked academic as Leicestershire won seven legs on the trot to lead 22-18, but Staffs won the last four frames to level at 22-22 and take it to a three-frame decider.

Robertshaw chose Tem Dixon, who received an award in Yarmouth for being the number-one ranked county player in the country last season, England players Gavin Lomax and John Bowkett, who won this season’s UK Tour Premier League.

“They have all had a fantastic year so that’s why I went with them,” said Robertshaw. “I knew they could do the job.”

They certainly did. All three frames resulted in a break-and-dish, while Dixon cleared up against Staffordshire and England captain Lee Kendall.

Leicestershire won the play-off 2-1 to secure the 24-23 victory.

“Staffs are the most successful county in the country in recent years and a bit of a local rival, so it was nice to get one over on them,” said Robertshaw.

The Leicestershire skipper also paid tribute to the triumphant youngsters, who beat Lancashire 23-17 in the final.

“We have got a great set-up with the juniors,” he said. “They will have gained experience and will carry the mantle in years to come.”

The women’s team suffered a narrow 24-22 defeat to Lancashire in the first round.

Meanwhile, County A player Dave Wileman has qualified for the England team for the first time since 1991.

He won six matches out of seven at the national trials to join County colleague Lomax in the England fold. However, Dixon just missed out.

Report Courtesy of the Leicester Mercury

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Leicestershire Pair Fly the Flag

January 25th, 2014

Youngsters Billy Harding-Moult and Kieran Phillips have realised their England dreams after both qualifying for the national junior squad following a two-day trial at Club 147, in Leicester.

Harding-Moult, 15, won six of his seven matches to book his place, while Phillips, 16, joined him after coming through the final play-offs.

The duo will now attend an England trial where they will hope to make the final squad for the World Championship in March.

“It’s a massive achievement,” said Leicestershire A player Steve Morriss, who coaches Harding-Moult and used to coach Phillips. “There are thousands of pool players up and down the country, so I am very proud of them.

“They have put in so much effort over the years.

“You have got to put the hours in and they have done that – they have really stamped their authority and are both really good cueists.”

This is not the first time the pair have chanced their cue arm at making the England junior squad.

Both qualified for last year’s trials but were left disappointed after falling just short. But they will now follow in the footsteps of county stars Louis Heathcote, another Morriss product who was crowned European junior champion last year, and Joe O’Connor, who have both previously made the jump to the national sides.

Another promising county youngsters, Chae Ross, was selected as first reserve for the England squad, while Regan Boyle narrowly missed out.

Morriss, a former England player himself, started coaching about five years ago.

“If you have got the knowledge it’s good to pass it on to the stars of the future,” he said.

Report Courtesy of the Leicester Mercury

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Results: Humberside v Leics (Re-arranged)

September 9th, 2013

Mens A Drew 22-22

Player of the match: Joe O’Connor

Mens B Won 26-18

Player of the match: Tom Loomes

Ladies Won 28-16

Player of the match: Theresa Sheridan

Seniors Lost 12-4

Player of the match: Martyn Randall

All match results can be found here

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LCPA Supports Molly!

September 4th, 2013

Leicestershire County Pool Association are proud to be participating in charity events to help MAKE MOLLY MOVE.

Molly is an 11 year old local girl who suffers with Rhett’s Syndrome which makes her unable to walk or talk. Family and friends have been working tirelessly to raise the funds to buy Molly an extra special mobility scooter which she will be able to control and move herself.

Together they have raised over £16,000 and with our help will reach the target of £22,000 by 7th December

The Leicestershire County Junior Pool squad kicked off events at Club 147 by completing a 12 hour pool marathon on Saturday August 31st, and a raffle to win a £300 cue took place on Sunday 1st September’s Interleague fixture – Well done lads, Mark and Sam.

Further events planned are:

 
Saturday, 30th November – 10am – 10pm – Club 147
An open pool marathon with Leicestershire County Men & Ladies players and special appearances from current and past World Champions, also with Stevie Finch Junior running a disco/karaoke during the night.
Sponsor forms are available at Club 147.

Saturday, 7th December – Club 147
Family Fun day – there will be lots happening – cake stand, prize stalls, auction, tribute band, disco – and lots more…

Your support at any of the events would be brilliant, as would any suitable donations of prizes either for the action or the raffle.

Kind regards

Charlene
LCPA Secretary

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Results: Leics v Humberside

August 12th, 2013

Mens A Won 24-20

Player of the match: Steve Robertshaw

Mens B Lost 23-21

Player of the match: Shane Moore

Ladies Won 26-18

Player of the match: Michelle Brown

Seniors Drew 8-8

Player of the match: Phil Middleton

All match results can be found here

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Results: Lincs v Leics

July 16th, 2013

Mens A Won 24-20

Player of the match: Tem Dixon

Mens B Lost 24-20

Player of the match: Toby Vernon

Ladies Won 25-19

Player of the match: Theresa Sheridan

Juniors Won 23-21

Player of the match: Kieran Phillips

Seniors Won 10-6

Player of the match: Dave Jones

All match results can be found here

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Results: Leics v Derby

June 10th, 2013

Mens A Won 28-16

Player of the match: Steve Robertshaw

Mens B Won 23-21

Player of the match: Lee Brown

Ladies Won 28-16

Player of the match: Michelle Brown

Juniors Won 25-19

Player of the match: Billy Harding

Seniors Won 10-6

Player of the match: Dave Jones

All match results can be found here

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Match Report: Notts v Leics

May 28th, 2013

Leicestershire A’s unbeaten start to the Inter-County League season continued as they kept a grip on top spot of the Region Eight table. They were never threatened during a comfortable 27-17 win against hosts Nottinghamshire on Sunday, and the victory saw County maintain a two-point cushion in the standings. Derbyshire are in second place but have played a game more than Leicestershire and, with the two sides due to meet next month, that lead could be increased further.

County were the model of consistency against Notts, winning both the first legs 7-4 to give them a 14-8 lead at half-time, then winning the third 6-5 before another 7-4 score in their favour. Tem Dixon was the player of the match with three wins, while Gavin Lomax picked up a full house of four victories. John Bowkett, Reece Townsend, Danny Davies and skipper Steve Robertshaw also won three frames apiece.

Leicestershire B lost ground on leaders Derbyshire after a 23-21 defeat at Notts.

Despite going into the halfway stage at 11-11, Notts pulled away in the final two legs to inflict County’s first defeat of the season. They are now four points behind Derby, but do have a game in hand. Toby Vernon was County’s player of the match with four wins, while Neale Bassford, Mark Wayte and Matt Peyton weighed in with three frames each.

Champions Leicestershire women suffered a surprise defeat, going down 26-18 to Notts.

Emma Senior’s two wins earned her the star player award, while Charlene Smart was the team’s leading scorer with three frames. The defeat means County are now languishing in fourth place, five points behind pace-setters Notts.

Leicestershire juniors thumped Notts 28-16 to maintain their 100 per cent record this year, although they share top spot with Derbyshire on nine points.

There were a host of treble winners, including Lochlan Smith, Jamie Brown, Daniel Bown, Alistair Jones and player of the match Harry Clifton. Regan Boyle top-scored with four.

Leicestershire seniors were pipped 9-7 against Notts, losing the two crucial final frames having clawed their way back into it by winning the previous three.

Dave Smith was the player of the match for County with three wins.

Report Courtesy of the Leicester Mercury

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Results: Notts v Leics

May 28th, 2013

Mens A Won 17-27

Player of the match: Tem Dixon

Mens B Lost 23-21

Player of the match: Toby Vernon

Ladies Lost 26-18

Player of the match: Emma Senior

Juniors Won 28-16

Player of the match: Harry Clifton

Seniors Lost 9-7

Player of the match: Dave Smith

All match results can be found here

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