Clean sweep gives Kev Seaman pool Glam Slam

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Worksop’s Kev Seaman saw off the cream of the county’s pool players to win the Glam Slam in Nottinghamshire Blackball Pool League, winning everything he entered.

Seaman won the main singles for second time by beating good friend Graham Cliffe 4-2 in the final, and beat Cliffe again in the seniors singles 4-1 to win that title for a third time.

Seaman and Cliffe won the pairs for the second time on the trot, beating Steve Hotchkiss and Chris Winter in a very close final, winning 3-2.

Seaman also won the Divison One Singles League which is played every Monday at The Towers, Mansfield, where eight of the best players in Nottinghamshire blackball play each other twice in a league.

Seaman won the league for the second time on the trot, though it went to the last week of the season where three players could have won the title.

Pool pro and England men’s A team player Jason Rimington came second and Welsh player Nick Jones, who had a great season was two points behind in third place with Chris Winter fourth.

Seaman made sure of the Glam Slam with the EMC team he plays for, captained by Harvey Elmhirst, as they the league and cup double.

It was EMC’s fifth league title on the trot, and the team has won 20 league titles in Nottinghamshire pool.

Nottinghamshire Blackball League play every Monday at The Towers in Mansfield, where they get over 50 people playing in the team league and singles league every Monday at towers,

Graham Cliffe, also from Worksop, had a great season, being runner-up in the main singles and seniors singles and winning the pairs with Seaman for the second season on the trot.

Haydn Hickling won the capped singles, beating three top players - Tim Hurst in the quarter-final, England player Steve Hotchkiss in the semis and Mansfield’s John Tunney in the final 4-2.

Greg Davis did the double, beating Hickling in uthe U23 final 4-3 and beating 14-year-old Jacob Elmhirst 3-1 in the U18 final.

Suria Rai won U15 singles beating Jacob Elmhirst 3-2 in a close final while Danny Gwynn won the Divison Two singles for a third time,

In a tight last week finish, the singles league Divison Two was won by Steve Hotchkiss for a second time with 16-year-old and U18 England player Greg Davis taking him close.

In Divison Three Sutton’s Ciaran Roach won Divison Three, playing some great pool with Mansfield’s Chris Revill runner-up.

In Divison Four Danny Gwynn showed what a great young player he is by winning the singles league Division Four.

Nottingham blackball is buzzing at the moment with one of the biggest counties in the country, 20 England players from Nottinghamshire blackball, and with the U15/U18 Special Needs Nations Cup being host at The Towers this October, the league continues to get better and bigger