(Updated on 27th Aug 2017
HELPERS POOL FINAL
The 2017 helpers pool competition, which started way back in February, reached its climax on Aug. 14th when the final between myself (appearing in my 16th Pool final) and Chas (appearing in his 8th final) took place. It was a best-of-five-frame match. I took the first frame, Chas won the second and I won the next two but it was a close match and each frame could have gone either way. Embarrassingly this is the 10th time I have won this competition in the past 12 years and the third year running I have beaten Chas in the final. We are both pictured below receiving our trophies from club helper Caroline.
RESULTS OF THE AUG. 100 CLUB DRAW
2nd Prize of £100 - No. 14 = Peter Brown
3rd Prize of £50 - No. 48 = Raj Kadchha
Mabel took on this number way back in May 1993 and this is her 12th win -half of them have been first's - her last win was in Oct. last year and her total winnings to date = £1,470 putting her in profit by a massive £124.
Peter Brown took on this number in Jan. 2010 and this is his 2nd win, the last being in Oct. 2013. Total winnings to date - £300
Raj took on this number in September last year and this is his first win. The No. 48 has a chequered history - it actually appears twice in the list of 29 numbers that have gone more than 100 draws without winning anything; It didn't appear at all between July '95 & Aug 08 (156 draws) then didn't appear again until last month (103 draws) In contrast, it appeared 7 times between Apr 1987 & July 1995. So Raj was brave to take it on - it's only £50 this time but who knows when it will appear again.
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