Pool: League leaders Kingarth extend winning streak

Isle of Bute Pool League leaders Kingarth 1 continued their unbeaten run from 2012 with a 7-2 win over Golfers 2 in the first match of the new year.

However, Mac’s 2 remain hot on the leaders’ tails after edging out the Galatea 5-4, with Sean Lawrence and reserve Tam McCready securing victory in the last doubles game.

Struan 1 defeated pubmates Struan 2, while Kingarth 2 defeated Golfers 1 5-4 and Mac’s 1 had a comfortable 8-1 victory over bottom-placed Palace Bar - though the Palace’s one winner, Carol McHardy, took consolation from moving joint top of the ladies’ individual standings and from ending opponent Iain McMurchie’s one hundred per cent individual record at the same time.

For more info on the first round of IOBPL matches of 2013, plus the local qualifier draw for the first Scottish Pool Association Individual Member (IM) tournament of the new year, see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale now.