‘Singles only’ rule for new Bute pool season

The 2015-16 Isle of Bute Pool League season starts on October 29.
The 2015-16 Isle of Bute Pool League season starts on October 29.

The Isle of Bute Pool League has introduced a new ‘singles only’ rule for the 2015-16 competition - though the island’s married pool players don’t have too much cause for concern.

The new rule refers not to the players’ marital status, but to the abolition of the doubles games from the new season’s league fixtures, with each match now comprising singles games only.

Doubles games will, however, remain a feature of the Golfers Bar Shield and the Champion of Champions Cup.

Ten teams will take part in the 2015-16 competition - the first league fixtures, taking place this Thursday, October 29, are as follows: Galatea 2 v Golf Club, Struan 1 v Gamba’s, Golfers 2 v Golfers 1, Grapes v Struan 2, Kingarth v Galatea 1.