Annual Lions’ Speed-pool event raises over £1,500 for charities and good causes

David and Jill Tallon thumbnailDavid and Jill Tallon
David and Jill Tallon

The Lions’ annual speed-pool competition tool place in various pubs and clubs around Holsworthy on Thursday 27th April. The idea of the competition is to pot as many balls as possible in 60 minutes. Few of the usual rules of pool apply and players use two racks of balls to help them pot as many balls as possible. This year’s winners, for the second year in a row, were “The Shed” from Holsworthy who potted 510 balls in the allotted time. Or, put another way, they potted one ball every 7 seconds for an entire hour. Also for the second year in a row, the highest scoring individual male player was The Shed’s Leo McDonnell, who potted 95 balls. The highest scoring lady player on the evening was Jill Tallon – the landlady of the Kings Arms in Holsworthy – with 38 potted balls. The Kings Arms also raised the most sponsorship money on the night – a total of £350.

Club President David Smith expressed his sincere thanks to all those who competed on the evening: “The Shed”, The Kings Arms, The Bradworthy Inn, The Junction Inn in Halwill Junction, The Orchard Inn in Week St Mary, The White Hart Hotel in Holsworthy, Holsworthy Football Club, Holsworthy Social Club and Holsworthy Golf Club. He also thanked all the customers at those venues for the generosity in sponsoring their pool teams in this annual event. The money raised will be donated to local charities and good causes.


Sat 17 March 2018
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