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Warwick Workmen’s Club II savour Keen Cup glory

Warwick Workmen’s Club II. L-R: Zane DeSilva, Scott Barnes, Ray DeSilva, Steven Bremar (captain) (Photograph supplied).

Warwick Workmen’s Club II were crowned Keen Cup snooker champions after prevailing 3-1 over Spanish Point Boat Club II at Sandys Boat Club on Wednesday night.

Led by captain Steven Bremar, Warwick jumped out to a 2-0 lead and then held off a fightback by their rivals in an exciting final.

“I think two of the best teams in the league were in the final so we knew going in it was going to be a hard-fought battle,” said Warwick team member Scott Barnes. “They have four very strong players so we knew we had to go in there with confidence.”

Barnes got his team off to the perfect start courtesy of a 44-30 win over Spanish Point Captain John Orr in the first frame and things got even better for Warwick after captain Steven Bremar pulled off a sensational comeback in a 61-50 win over rival Chance McLean in the second frame to double their advantage.

“Steven had a pretty rough start and gave away 27 points of scratches which is pretty hard to come back from,” Barnes added.

“Not usually do people come back from giving that many points away but he never gave up and was able to come back and beat Chance at the end, which is awesome.”

The momentum swung in Spanish Point’s favour after Billy Wotton beat Warwick’s Ray DeSilva 74-29 in the third frame to throw his team a lifeline.

“Billy was able to get one on the board for them so it came down to the final game to see if those guys could tie it up to put everyone back in the draw to see who would do the tie breaker,” Barnes said.

Wotton’s thumping win was as good as it got for Spanish Point as Zane DeSilva buried an impressive pink to take the fourth frame in a 38-26 win over Tyler Moniz and clinch the title.

“Zane came right at the end with three brilliant shots on the last three balls to wrap it up against Moniz and give us the win,” Barnes added.

“It was a good night for Warwick Workman’s Club and hats off to Spanish Point Boat Club. They put up an extremely hard fight but overall we just played better that night.”

Meanwhile, Spanish Point Boat Club hosted the Bermuda Open Singles tournament at the weekend with Chris Dakin defeating Barnes 2-1 in the first round.

Dakin took the first frame 56-36 but Barnes bounced back to win the second 53-26 to keep the match evenly poised. With a spot in the next round hanging in the balance, Dakin won the third frame 38-18.

Bermuda Open Doubles action resumed at Watford Sports Club on Monday when Kyle Williams and Aaron Bean defeated rival pair Ray DeSilva and Pamela Quadroy 2-0, aafter taking the first frame 66-22 and second 64-24.

The winners will now face Sandy's Boat Club’s Peter Bromby and Martin Siese in the quarter-final.

Also advancing were Barnes and Stephen Roberts who recorded a 2-0 win over Keino Zuill and Sherun Zuill.

The pair won the first frame 66-39 and second 41-34 and will face Wotton and Orr at Spanish Point in the quarter-final.

Wotton and Orr secured their spot in the last eight after coming from behind to edge Fred Richardson and Alan Smith 2-1 at Spanish Point Boat Club on Tuesday night.

Richardson and Smith won the first frame 47-26 before Wotton and Orr took the second 56-30 to leave match delicately poised. Wotton and Orr then won the third frame 77-17 and advance in the competition.

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Published March 10, 2023 at 7:51 am (Updated March 10, 2023 at 11:46 am)

Warwick Workmen’s Club II savour Keen Cup glory

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