Pool League update

There are now 11 players with five wins in the Isle of Bute Pool League, and names will be published when this thins out again.

The ladies individual remains static with Frankie Kerr and Edith McDonald both on two wins each.

Top of the under 21s individual section is Shaun Kernaghan (Mac’s 1) on three wins

* Posters and entry forms for the Galatea bar sponsored open singles and doubles competitions have now been distributed. The draw for both competitions will take place at the next committee meeting on Wednesday, January 23, in the Struan Bar at 8.30pm. If you wish to take part, please ensure you enter your name and pay your entry fee before this date.

Seven players - Mike McHardy, Robert Docherty Snr, Robbie Docherty, Frank Macdonald, Gordon McMillan, Callum McKirdy and Thomas Conner - have all entered the SPA’s individual membership ranking tour 2013. With seven entrants we, the Isle of Bute area, should be guaranteed local qualifiers for one finals position in each of the seven tournaments.

* Furthermore, Mike McHardy is delighted to announce that the final figure raised for Pat Holtz’s charities at the pool exhibition held on November 3, was £737.50.

* For more details and to view the league table, pick up a copy of The Buteman - on sale on Thursday!