Belper Strutt Club’s Paul just misses out in the final

PAUL OGDEN and RICKI SLACK, Open Individual Handicap finalists
PAUL OGDEN and RICKI SLACK, Open Individual Handicap finalists

Matlock’s Edgefold Club are Jaeger Trophy Champion of Champions Play off winners for the second successive season as the No 2 seeds saw off No 4 seeded Matlock Cons in the grand final at Matlock Club on Dale Road.

Meanwhile, Bolehill Institute’s Ricki Slack lifted the Open Individual Handicap trophy at Edgefold Club with a 4-2 final win over Paul Ogden of Belper Strutt Club.

Ogden, with breaks of 41 and 20 took the first, Slack replied with 30 to level and a run of 39 looked set to put him 2-1 ahead.

However, his opponent dug deep on the colours, taking brown, blue and pink to leave a great chance on the black but on this occasion it went astray and a relieved Slack immediately doubled it into the middle pocket.

The roles were reversed in the next as the Bolehill player required the last four colours but again it went down to the final black and this time a fluke made it 3-1 after his initial attempt had rattled and ran along the bottom cushion into the opposite pocket.

Ogden, with a contribution of 27, pulled it back to 3-2 but Slack hit back with 26 and 21 to finish off an entertaining contest.