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It’s trophies galore for top potters

20 July, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

Liam Tarrant Cup winners Sir Robert Peel

PREMIER potters from across Camden and Islington needed extra pockets to carry away all their trophies after being honoured at a glitzy awards ceremony in Tufnell Park.

Following a gruelling season battling it out on the green baize, winners and runners-up gathered for a well-earned pint (or two) as the Chalk Farm Pool League hosted their 39th presentation evening at the Boston Arms pub.

Division One winners Boston Arms are pool league’s top dogs

It was the players from the host venue who perhaps attracted the biggest cheers, as Boston Arms were presented with their prize after being crowned Division One champions – ending Sir Robert Peel’s five-year stranglehold on the title in the process.

Doubles champs Sonny Saunders and Danny James

The Peel posse didn’t leave empty-handed, however, as they collected the Liam Tarrant Cup, dubbed the FA Cup of the Chalk Farm Pool League, as teams from all three divisions battle it out for the much-sought after accolade.

There was, in fact, plenty of silverware for Peel to parade, with Chris Heim picking up the Singles Championship, and Sonny Saunders and Danny James winning the Doubles Championship for the sixth time in nine seasons.

Division Two winners: Done Our Bit Dynamos of West Hampstead

The Done Our Bit Dynamos from West Hampstead also took to the stage to collect their winners’ trophies after conquering Division Two, closely followed by players from Holloway-based side The Zombies, who won the league’s third tier.

Boston Arms old boy Roy Cooper was also celebrating after winning back his beloved Seniors title. The 71-year-old, who lives in Islington, won the prestigious trophy six years in a row before losing to Boston Rimmers’ Des Murphy in last year’s final.

Division Three winners: Holloway-based The Zombies

There was double delight for Slattery’s, with owner Michael Slattery getting his hands on the Governor’s Shield, and Rachel Ostridge collecting the Ladies’ Singles Championship.

Cousins Elite also appeared on the honours list courtesy of their skipper Peter Berrie, who walked away with the Captain’s Cup.

The Chalk Farm Pool League is inviting new teams to join the action as they once again look to expand next season. Visit www.chalkfarmpool.com

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