THE Malvern-based Worcestershire County Blackball Association entered two sides in the English Blackball Pool Federation National County Super Seven competition in Scarborough.

The A side, captained by Jack Kyte, enjoyed convincing victories against West Yorkshire and Staffordshire before an 8-3 loss to East Yorkshire in the semi-finals.

The team performed well all weekend but Jack Kyte, Luke Kings and veteran Kosta Kyte were particularly impressive.

Jack Kyte picked up victories against nationally-renowned players Seb Web and Jake Dylan-Newlove who was the eventual winner of the singles competition.

Kings reached the last 16 of the singles and Kosta Kyte took out a remarkable clearance against Staffordshire which was shown across the country on live stream.

The B side, captained by Danny Bell, were eliminated at the group stage of the competition.

Despite the team’s fortunes, there were some strong performances from Luke Crocker and Darren Cox who both picked up four frames apiece.

The association held a singles knockout at their home venue the Newtown Club in Malvern.

The field was strong as the competition attracted talented players from across the West Midlands.

Neil Brittain, of Dudley, defeated Malvern singles champion Fred Tandy 5-3 in the final.

The association will be celebrating their first-year success at the Malvern Pool League presentation night at the Newtown Club on December 30.

They then play their final games of the 2017-18 season on January 7 at Buckinghamshire.

The association are going from strength to strength and adding a third representative side for the 2018-2019 season.

Anybody who is interested in joining in is welcome to attend the association’s weekly pool tournament every Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Newtown Club.