Clint Bachan’s The Specialists will seek to continue their winning run in the National Pool League (NPL) when they face Fearless at Dekko Sports Bar in Princes Town on Wednesday at 8 pm.
Last Wednesday at Golden Arches II in Curepe, The Specialists were emphatic 5-0 winners over Kenny’s and Pit & Pub beat Headquarters 3-2.
Bachan, Vishaal Singh and Sham Jagerssar, all national players, along with Ceon Archer, Desmond “Blade” Nicholls and recently crowned Chinese Association Snooker champion Reagan Low Chew Tung were special on the night.
Bachan began the sweep with a 5-3 win over Coty “Champ” Brumant before Archer (4) stopped another national player Zubir Sankar (5) 4-1. The duo of Singh and Jagerssar had a challenge from Kenny’s captain Jesse Gangaram and veteran Alvin Daniel, going down 2-1 early on, before they rattled off four unanswered frames for an insurmountable 3-nil match lead on their way to a 5-3 win.
In the fourth game, Low Chew Tung (3) made light work of Krishendath “Supa” Heererlal (4) 3-0 and Nicholls (4) took out Nandlal “Penny” Ramlakhan 4-1.
The win, Specialists’ third shutout in league action, moved them to third on the standings.
A few tables away, Kumar Singh was the hero for Pit & Pub. With Headquarters leading the match 2-1 and Ravie “Mex” Sookdeo up 2-1 in a possible match-winning fourth game, Singh fought back to win to keep them in the contest.
Shaheed “Fly” Kondiah then put the icing on the cake by beating Arthur Goberdhan in four straight frames. Ravy Joseph, the P&P captain, was the other winner for the hosts.
With the win, Pit & Pub moved up to fourth, Headquarters slipped to second place and Kenny’s fell to sixth while Fearless are fifth.
United Stars meanwhile moved back at the top of the standings after edging Upper Deck 3-2 at the Boardroom in Debe. Lyndon Ramkissoon, Shane Rampersad and Aaron Raghoonanan were the winners for the double 8-ball champions.
At Reform Village, Spar United kept Reel Steel Shotters winless with a 4-1 win and Fearless were also 4-1 winners over Liquidatorz in Duncan Village.
Round 12 (8 pm)
• Kenny’s v Spar Utd, Kenny’s Sports Bar, Chaguanas
• Reel Steel Shotters v United Stars, Reel Steel Sports Bar, Fyzabad
• Upper Deck v Headquarters, Upper Deck Sports Bar, St James
• Pit & Pub v Liquidatorz, Golden Arches II, Curepe
•Fearless v The Specialists, Dekko Sports Bar, Princes Town