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'Princess' is king of pool league
DAN ‘Princess’ Grennell was hailed a “worthy winner” after being crowned Westfloors Division 3 champion in the Southampton & District Pool Singles League.
Although leading by 11 points mid-season, Grennell found himself six points adrift of top spot with just four away matches to play.
Remarkably, he won them all, dropping just five frames out of 28.
The 31-year-old from Chandler’s Ford was one point ahead of Kenny McKinven and three in front of Justin Ware going into the final week. He secured the title with a 6-1 win over Rhys Kerry at Bitterne RBL.
Grennell, who collected his nickname because he wears gloves to keep his hands clean while plastering, said: “The season became tough after I threw away the 11-point lead I created for myself at the halfway mark. “I knew I had to dig deep and win my last four games by big margins. It’s always tough going to away matches knowing that you need to win big because there are good players in this league.”
Grennell thanked Rebecca Green at his home pub, the Monks Brook, and the rest of the venues.
“Without them, this league would not be possible,” he said.
Runner-up McKinven said: “Dan is a worthy winner. “It was actually a thrilling climax and a pleasure to be part of it.”
Meanwhile, entries are said to be “flooding” in for next season. Confirmations have been received from a record 45 players, up from 36, ahead of the October 10 deadline.
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