The new season of the JJ’s Workington Pool League returned after an 18-month break with the players eager to get going.
JJ’s began the defence of their A League title with a tough test away at Packhorse A.
The hosts took a 4-3 lead with two frames to play but couldn’t get over the line as Stephen O’Hagan and James Moore clinched the final frame for a 5-4 JJ’s victory.
The previous two league winners met as Station Road D took on Senhouse St.
Despite Station Road leading 3-0 Senhouse fought back with Mark Robertson and Chris Hunter winning the final frame to earn a 5-4 win.
Flimby are looking equipped to mount a challenge for the league, however they suffered an early blow against the Veterans Club.
Frank Lucas began a four-frame winning streak for the Vets as they went on to win 6-3.
Finally Station Road C edged a close encounter with Harrington Legion as the match swung both ways.Eventually it was Steven Gibbon and Raymond Skilicorn that gave them the 5-4 victory.
In the B league Lifeboat A are looking for a quick return to the top flight as John Metherell secured the points against Chasers in an 8-1 victory.
Fellow promotion candidates Grapes A got off to a good start at home to the Cons Club. Brian Audley and Denise Caine capped off a good performance as they secured a 7-2 win.
The Seaton derby saw Packhorse B overcome Seaton Royal Oak 6-3 whilst Railway made light work of Skinny Jimmy’s as they won 8-1.
Before the new campaign started, the 2019/20 season was concluded with Tony Elliot returning to pool and claiming the Maryport Bodyworks Singles knock out.
Elliot edged the final, winning 4-2 over reigning champion Wayne King.
Paul Vickers and Kevin Kirkham retained their West Coast Thermal doubles knock out as they defeated Matthew Brown and Gareth Pattinson 4-1.
Finally, Harrington Legion picked up their first piece of silverware, winning the APH Plate Handicap Knock Out. In the final they overcome JJ’s B 5-2.