On Sunday 10th September,
Sunderland hosted the 2017 ECBA Triples at Sherburn Community
Unfortunately 5 teams dropped
out in the run up to the event which left an entry of just 16
to compete for the title, with 15 local teams plus the holders,
a joint Suffolk/Sunderland team.
However, despite the small
entry the event was as keenly fought as ever with the teams competing
in groups of four, the top two of whom would qualify for the
finished top of the group, winning all three games while Joyce
Woodward finished runner-up on 4 points.
This one ended up being the closest fought group with just a
handful of shots separating the top 2 teams. In the end Tom
Haram with 4 points and 25 shots just edged out Nicky
Manners (4 points and 19 shots) for the win.
Wayne McMann took
the group win with 3 wins out of 3, with Neil Jolly's
2016 winning team taking second with 2 wins and one loss.
Steve Wilson took
a comfortable group win with maximum points with Olwyn Gray
coming home as runner-up.
Wayne McMann came
home to an 8-4 win over Nicky Manners. Olwyn Gray
started out well and led 5-1 but Keith Wheatley came back
strongly and went on to win 8-6. Tom Haram was just too
strong for the reigning champions, Neily Jolly's team
struggled with the mat and were beaten 10-1. Steve Wilson
never let Joyce Woodward get a look in, winning 9-0.
In the end both games were fairly clear cut results with Tom
Haram beating Keith Wheatley 8-3 and Wayne McMann
taking an 11-4 win over Steve Wilson to also make the
Tom Haram v Wayne McMann
As expected it was a splendid final game to round out the day
but Tommy had the edge pretty much from the off, taking a 6-1
lead after just 3 ends. It was always going to be difficult for
Wayne to fight his way back into the game. And so it proved as
Tommy controlled it from thereon in to finish 8-3 winners.
Winners: Tom Haram, Adam Wilson and
We would like to congratulate
the well deserved winners and thank everyone who supported the
You can find photographs
from the day here.