Kearsley Kikbutt wins Grade 3 of Cessnock Kurri Kurri Pool competition after passing of assistant coach Paul 'Jimpey' Janes

DID IT FOR JIMPEY: Kearsley Kikbutt pool team members Larrie Clarke (captain), Jeff Merchant, Tania Dennis, Ranrose Clarke, Denis MacEnearney, Craig Huchinson,
Chris Parslow and Geoff Tonnet, pointing to a picture of their late assistant coach, Paul 'Jimpey' Janes.
DID IT FOR JIMPEY: Kearsley Kikbutt pool team members Larrie Clarke (captain), Jeff Merchant, Tania Dennis, Ranrose Clarke, Denis MacEnearney, Craig Huchinson, Chris Parslow and Geoff Tonnet, pointing to a picture of their late assistant coach, Paul 'Jimpey' Janes.

A local pool team has honoured the memory of its late assistant coach by taking out Grade 3 of the 2019 Cessnock-Kurri Kurri Pool Association competition.

The Kearsley Kikbutt pool team had a tough start to their debut season in the competition, with the sudden passing of their assistant coach Paul 'Jimpey' Janes just three weeks into the season.

Captain/coach Larrie Clarke said Jimpey's passing was a huge loss for the team.

"We soldiered on with the memory of one of Jimpey's predictions always in mind - with dedication we can make the top of Grade 3 in our first year," Clarke said.

Paul 'Jimpey' Janes

Paul 'Jimpey' Janes

And the rest is history, with Kearsley Kikbutt winning the Grade 3 grand final over the Railway Renegades on September 30.

The competition was played over eight months each Monday night at rotating hotels around the Cessnock-Kurri Kurri region.

Cessnock-Kurri Kurri Pool Association grand final results

  • Grade 1: Railway Sleepers defeated Callie Red 8-5
  • Grade 2 :Cri Cavaliers defeated Kearsley Krackers 8-7
  • Grade 3 :Kearsley Kikbutt defeated Railway Renegades 8-7
  • Grade 4: Station Masters defeated Bee Siding Station 8-5
  • Grade 5: Cunning Stunts defeated Homeless K-Hunts 8-6
  • Grade 6: WWC defeated Odd Ballz 8-4

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