Metro Pool League 2005 Awards

34th Anniversary

Emcee Arthur Durant

Good evening and welcome to the 2005 edition of the Metro Pool League awards banquet. We would like to thank the catering company and staff for a wonderful meal and recognize Alexander Keith's as our main sponsor. Lets welcome the entertainment for the night Scot Free. At this time it is my pleasure to introduce to you the executive of the Metro Pool League for the current year; and ask them to come up to the stage. Public Relations Keith Tyler Statistician Don Matheson Treasurer Danny Fortune Secretary Dale Brimicombe Vice Pres Don Gates Sr. President Bill Shott And now to the awards League Winners The league championship was a hotly contested win as it is every year with the Burnside Snooker Club captained by Don Matheson and Dale Young coming out on top. Let's give a big round of applause for Don Matheson, Dale Young and the members of the MPL League Champions Burnside. League averages from 550 to 699 are already on the tables which does not take away from their importance but are too numerous to give out individually. The players from 700 and above will be asked to come up to receive their trophy at the podium. Player Club Average Pat Briand Spryfield Q B 837 Gordie Lynch Almon Billiards 820 Colin MacDonald Dave Doolittle's 798 Ross Thibault Burnside Snooker Club 793 Rocky Johnson Lake Loon 784 Greg Lockwood Dooly's Sackville 774 Richard Butler Dooly's Sackville 763 Kevin Shaw Dooly's Sackville 762 Mike Covin Burnside Snooker 760 Blaine Debaie Burnside Snooker 760 Richard Moore Spryfield Q B 750 Yves Roy Dooly's Sackville 750 Dick Barker Almon Billiards 750 Morris Boudreau Spryfield Q B 750 Dan Simms Players Club 750 Art Durant Almon Billiards 750 Mike Weagle Supercue 741 Norm Best Burnside Snooker Club 741 Ken Shea Burnside Snooker Club 741 Dan Deal Spryfield Q B 739 Dale Brimicombe Spryfield Q B 737 Ken Sherry Almon Billiards 733 William Holmes Eastside Billiards 730 Jody Berglund Dave Doolittle's 728 Ed Skinner Fairview Legion 727 Dave MacDonald Spryfield Q B 724 Neil Grady Supercue 720 Brad Smith Spryfield Q B 719 Pat Heath Burnside Snooker 719 Roy Thibault Burnside Snooker 712 Bob Nesbitt Almon Billiards 711 Carl Marble Shannon 8 Ball 710 John Henriksson Burnside Snooker 703 Peter Wyse Lake Loon 702 Dave Richard Spryfield Q B 702 Colin Maloney Burnside Snooker 700 Chris Evans Cue & Cushion 700 Winners of the MPL Tournaments Each year the MPL sponsors tournaments throughout the year for league members the following are the winners and runner up winners Runner-up Partners Tournament Les Peverill(supecue) - Joe Bogue (Oasis) Partners Tournament Champions Pat Briand(Spryfield Q B) - Steve Blanchette(Spryfield Q B) One Point Tournament Runner-up One Point Tournament Shane Demolitor(Burnside) One Point Tournament Champion Ted Gosse((Spryfield Q B) Runner-up Two Point Tournament Shawn Miller (Spryfield Q B) Two Point Tournament Champion Dave Boone (Burnside) Most 4 Game Nights (no losses) Every player likes to be able to win all four games on a league night if for no other reason than bragging rights. The following players have succeeded in winning four games more times that any other player. Four Game Wins 1Pt Player with 11 nights Morris Boudreau(Spryfield Q B) 2Pt Players with 11 nights of 4 game wins We have three players tied for this honor Mike Weagle (Supercue) Pat Briand (Spryfield Q B) Colin MacDonald (Dave Doolittle's) Senior Award The Senior award is given to that player or players who have continued to enjoy the game and competition in their later year and who best displays dedication, expertise, sportsmanship and fair play and the receipient this year has exhibited all these qualities and more for many years. This year the league honors an outstanding senior player from the Big League's team a big round of applause for the Senior Player of the year who played 108 games with 45 wins and an average 0f 417 and that's dedication welcome Dan Lee. Hall of Fame Award Our next recipient of an award is a player who has been an active member of the league for many many years playing all those years for the Resolute club team. He is an asset to his team and the league; he has shown a dedication to the league through representing his team at league meetings. He has an ability to play with the best and an enjoyment of the game, which enhances the playing, and enjoyment for himself and his opponents. Would you please help me welcome one of the senior members of the MPL and the latest member to the Hall of Fame from the Resolute Club Frank Desjardins. Most Consecutive Wins 1 Pt Player with 22 wins Dan Deal (Spryfield Q B) 2 pt Player with 23 wins Darrell Grimm (Almon Billiards) Most Wins 1 pt Player with 92 wins who follows in his father's footsteps Ross Thibault (Burnside) 2 pt Player with 88 wins who needs no introduction Ken Shea (Burnside) Most Improved Player This player improved his average as a 2pt player from 558 in 2004 to 763 in 2005 an increase of 205 pts. A player very deserving of this honor let's welcome the Most Improved Player from the Dooley's Sackville Richard Butler. Most Improved Team An increase from 1298 in 2004 to 1456 in 2005 of 158 points from the previous year lets welcome the Most Improved Team captained by Brian Wilson & Russell Keating the Players Club Team. High Average Introduced in the year 2000 recognition is being given for high averages to the one point and two point players separately; 1 pt Player Ross Thibault (Burnside) with a 793 avg. 2 pt Player Pat Briand (Spryfield Q B) with an 837 avg. Rookie of the Year The rookie for the year 2005 is given to a player who qualifies as a first year player with the Metro Pool League. Shooting as a 2 pt player with an average of 762 this player played 84 games with 64 wins, lets welcome the rookie for the 2005 year from Dooley's Sackville Greg Lockwood Walter Johnson Award Player's Congeniality Award The Walter Johnson Award is in honor of Walter Johnson whose family all played the game and was instrumental in helping to support both the men's and the ladies leagues in the Halifax area. Walter was a playing member in the early years of the Metro Pool League and who died suddenly at an early age. The award is presented to a player who is named by the team selected by the league for this honor, as a player who shows sportsmanship and dedication to the team and league. The award this year is for a player who has been a member of the league for the past 20 plus years and has played with the Spryfield Q B Team . Lets give a large round of applause to the player who is this years recipient of the Walter Johnson Award, a keen player and student of the game Richard Moore. Most Valuable Player This player has been an asset to the league and has contributed his time and effort for the betterment of the league and the enjoyment of all players for many years. He always represented his team at a high level of competitive spirit contributing to the betterment of the league as a whole. This player played 100 games and won 82 games for an average of 820. He needs no introduction but lets give a big round of applause and a warm welcome to this years Most Valuable Player from the Almon Billiards team and holding the high average for the team lets show our appreciation for a great player Gordie Lynch. Rememberance Before going any further may I take a moment to remember one of our league members who passed away this year. I speak of a Fairview Legion member who every one knew as Barney Eric Barnes who has played in this league for approximately 28 years. I had the privilege of playing for the team at the ACS championships in Reno which placed tied for ninth in the open division and was called Barney's Bullets in honor of Barney. Lets just take a moment of silence to remember this fine player and gentleman. Dynasty Falls At this time it would be most fitting for the league to recognize probably the only real dynasty this league will ever know. For the past twenty years this team has never missed the playoff finals and has won the championship 15 out of the twenty years. In recognition of the team captained by John McCoombs, Don Matheson, Dale Young and Stan Tunis and the rest of the members over the years who contributed to this dynasty lets have a big round of applause in appreciation for the Burnside Snooker Club Team. It is also fitting to recognize the team who dethroned the dynasty by eliminating them from the League playoff finals captained by Dale Arsenault the players of the Almon Billiards Pool Team. A Division Runner-Up for the 2005 year was the Almon Billiards Team captained by Dale Arsenault. (trophy) And now for Div Playoff Champions D Div Oasis Bar & Grill Captained by Jim Sorensen & Norm Bennett C Div Captain Eli's Bar & Grill captained by Rob Rogers B Div Shannon 8 Ball captained by Tim Brown A Div Spryfield Q B captained by Dale Brimicombe and Brad Smith

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