STAWELL - Never Hammered stormed home against Club X to win the Stawell Eight Ball Pool Association B grade grand final last Wednesday night.
Never Hammered got off to a shaky start, dropping five games in a row before Alan Notting managed to break through.
The team then made a swift recovery in doublers, winning all three games.
Club X surged again in reverse singles with Trevor Quick taking the opening game.
Never Hammered, who had been the benchmark team all season, just kept on fighting and a win to Danny Oosthuizen levelled the scores at seven-all heading into the final game.
Alan Notting kept his cool once again, defeating Andrew Potter as Never Hammered hung to win the winter premiership spoils 8-7.
Notting finished with three wins for the night while Trevor Quick and Daryl Troutbeck were Club X's best players in the loss.
Ararat Hotel stunned Gift to take home the A grade grand final honours for this season.
Ararat Hotel was on top right from the start with Bray McDonald, Mal Calvert and Larry Cahill leading from the front.
The team claimed all its singles matches and this set it on track for an easy victory.
Des Pickford and Joel Dowsett did put up some resistance, prevailing over Bray McDonald and Adrian Preston in doubles.
However it was too late with a win to Mal Calvert and Erik Simon guaranteeing Ararat Hotel the premiership 8-1, with the reverse singles round (six games) remaining.
Aaron Kilpatrick and Dean Callow also contributed to Ararat Hotel's victory.
Here's a wrap up of the season:
Ararat's Larry Cahill was crowned A grade player of the year, while B grade honours went to Darryl Eldridge from What Are We On.
A grade final player of the night was Mal Calvert from Ararat, while not surprisingly, Alan Notting (Never Hammered) took home the B grade award.
B grade grand final results:
Never Hammered 8 defeated Club X 7.
I Notting lost to T Quick, W Oosthuizen lost to B Coverdale, B Wilson lost to D Troutbeck, D Turner lost to B Disher, D Oosthuizen lost to A Blake, A Notting d A Potter; W Oosthuizen D Turner d D Troutbeck T Quick, I Notting D Oosthuizen d A Blake A Potter, B Wilson d A Notting; I Notting lost to T Quick, W Oosthuzen d B Coverdale, B Wilson lost to D Troutbeck, D Turner d B Disher, D Oosthuizen d A Blake, A Notting d A Potter.
Ararat Hotel 8 defeated Gift 1.
B McDonald d G Alborough, M Calvert d D Pickford, L Cahill d S Hemphill, M Eastick d R Ross, A Preston d J Dowsett, A Kilpatrick d G Mussett; L Cahill D Callow d G Alborough D Pickford, B McDonald A Preston lost to S Hemphill J Dowsett, M Calvert E Simon d G Mussett R Pickering.