Seaman sails home in pool finals at home venue

All day pool competition at The Towers. Craig lakin Towers EMC.
All day pool competition at The Towers. Craig lakin Towers EMC.

Kev Seaman won the Nottinghamshire Blackball Pool League finals day singles at his home club of The Towers, Mansfield.

Over-40s world and European champion Seaman beat Jon Hartley, from Sutton, 4-1 in the final after beating Craig Lakin, one of the best players in the country, by the same score in the semi-finals in semi finals.

Seaman was on fire on finals day as he also won the over-40s singles, seeing off last year’s winner Gaz Casterton 3-0 in the final.

Pairs winners were Ash Walker and Jimmy Hallam, beating 12-year-old Jacob Elmhirst and Chris Winter 3-0 in final. Jacob and Chris did so well on the day that they beat three other pairs to get to the final including the higly-rated pair of Gaz Casterton and Brett Crawford 3-0 in the semi-finals.

The capped singles was won by Wayne Glover, beating Tim Hurst 4-1. Wayne played well all day but had a very hard semi-final when he got the better of highly-rated 14-year-old Greg Davis 4-3, after being 3-1 down at one stage.

The U23 singles was won by Craig Lakin, seeing off the up and coming player Luke Wriggleworth 4-2.

With over 50 people there for finals day, it underlined just how big blackball pool is now becoming in the county these days.