It’s hard to believe we’ve just completed the eighth year of the Rocks Jewellers Singles. The Finals in Leisureplex Stillorgan on Sunday May 13th provided an action packed event for players and spectators alike through a combination of high scores and plenty of excitement as many matches went down to the last ball.
You can see how all 32 finalists fared throughout the day as all the results (Scratch & Handicap – Winners & Losers sections) and Prize-winners details are now available on the web with the individual match scores. click here Photos from the day will be posted in the Photo Gallery.
Congratulations to Barry Foley (Winner – Handicap) and Paul Stott Jnr (Winner Scratch) who went on to take the titles for the 2017/18 season in the Double Elimination finals.
Barry Foley, who remained unbeaten in the ‘Winners’ section of the Handicap section still needed to produce a 278 game in the Final to hold off a late charge from Thomas Galvin.
In the Scratch section Final Alan McDonnell could not hold off a determined Paul Stott Jnr who started the final with a 299, going on win that match 513 to 420 to force a decider in the double elimination final format which he won 438 to Alan’s 388.
Our thanks go to the management and staff in Leisureplex Stillorgan for their support throughout the long Finals day. We would also like to thank Victor Rock & all at Rocks Jewellers for their continued sponsorship and support of the event which will continue again for the 2018/19 season with the first event on Sunday September 2nd in Stillorgan – see the web calendar for all the 2018/19 dates. We would also like to thank John Dunne and Tim Dawson for their web support in posting our results and updated throughout the season.
Over the past eight years we’ve taken input from the club members at the end of each season on ways to improve the monthly events and end of season finals. A new format was used this year for the Monthly events where players could opt to play in the Handicap ONLY section and this change went down very well. We used a new Group Format for the End of Season Finals yesterday with mixed feedback on the day, so while it’s still fresh in your mind – in the next couple of weeks we will once again be asking for your input on the Rocks Jewellers Singles – monthly format, monthly finals, qualification for the Overall Finals, etc etc. so get your thoughts together and let’s make sure the 2018/19 Rocks Jewellers Singles continues to be successful and enjoyable for all.