The final of the Helpers Pool competition took place at club on Aug. 6th between Chas, making his 10th Pool final appearance, and Vic appearing in only his 2nd helpers final.
In a best-of-five-frame final Chas took the first and Vic took the 2nd and 3rd All Vic had to do was to win the fourth frame to take the title but disaster struck when he accidently potted the black just minutes after the start of the frame. So it came down to a fifth and decisive frame. It was a very close affair. All the red’s and yellow’s had been potted so both players just needed to pot the black to become champion. Both players made fouls which gave their opponent an advantage but neither of them could capitalise on their good fortune. The frame, and match, was decided by an excellent pot by Chas, giving him his fourth helpers pool title – his first since 2009.