Bognor’s pool players are cueing up for a shot at national glory after winning the county cup for the second time in three years.
Players from across the Bognor World Rules Pool League put their traditional rivalries aside to take part in the Sussex interleague Knockout Cup.
Held at the Castle Club in Brighton, players from Brighton, Crawley, Horsham, Worthing, Mid Sussex and Littlehampton made up the ten team tournament.
Bognor were drawn into a group of five, where they came through top of the standings after winning all their games.
First up was a convincing 6-3 victory over Mid Sussex Qs.
Two narrow wins over Horsham A (5-4) and Brighton A (5-4) then followed before another 6-3 victory over Horsham C ensured Bognor moved into the last four with a 100 per cent record.
The semi finals pitched them against Worthing, where they emerged 10-6 victors.
It was then on to the final where Bognor faced a tough Horsham A side.
Some good pool was played on both sides but it was the south coast side which emerged victorious, 10-8.
It rounded off an excellent competition for the Bognor side, who were led by Guy McQuitty.
Stand-out performances came from Rory Kay, who won seven out of his eight matches.
He was ably supported by Andy Walden (6/8) and Dave Rogers (6/8).
With the Sussex title secured once again, the Bognor team will now focus on the final couple of games left in the local league.
The side will then assemble again in the autumn ahead of the national knockout in Great Yarmouth in October.
In the local league, competition for the top spots is fierce, with The Lion Kings leading the way from Station Sure Shots by just one point with one match of the season to go. Lamb Steyne, in third, are four points further back. For more details, visit: brpl.leaguerepublic.com