Rafters is venue for Memorial Cup

THE Marcus Dickson Memorial Cup will be played at Rafters’ Snooker Club, Ballymoney, and all players are asked to leave their entry at the reception desk as soon as possible.

The competition will be the best of three frames and the entry fee is £5 per person and all proceeds go to Action Cancer. The semi-final and final will be the best of five.

It will be organised by Ballymoney & Coleraine District Snooker League and will be left in the very capable hands of Richard and Uel Wylie.

Meanwhile, the closing date for entry to the Nevin Cup will be Monday November 5 and at this time league officials would like to thank Rafters for their tables and their generosity towards both competitions.

* At a recent league meeting the draw was made for both knock-out cup competitions - the McAuley and the Sam Walker Knock-out League Cup. All matches will be played at Triangle Snooker Club.

The draw is as follows: Walker Cup - Triangle A bye; AllStars v Drones A; Dunloy United v The Manor; Triangle Hawks v Tri-B.

McAuley Cup - Drones A bye; The Manor v AllStars; Dunloy United v Triangle B; Triangle A v Tri-Hawks.

Meanwhile last Thursday night’s matches saw the Manor make their debut in the league and they made an impressive start to their campaign by beating Dunloy United taking all six points.

This was followed by getting a draw against Drones A, taking nine points out of twelve which was a really good start for the Manor team.

The other matches saw hosts Triangle A beat Drones by four frames to two but still a good result for the visitors.

The match between Triangle B, who were coasting by three frames to one, saw the Triangle Hawks make a late rally with Kenny Hutchinson taking the last two frames to gain a draw against Curtis Boreland.

The Man of the Match title in the game between Triangle A and Drones A went to Gregory Cooke who came from 40 points adrift with a well timed 63 break against C. Sweeney.