Cue ace Cutt wins international cup with doubles partner

International pool winners Rachel Sutherland (left) and Amanda Cutt
International pool winners Rachel Sutherland (left) and Amanda Cutt

A Shetland pool player and her Orkney doubles partner have won an international tournament in Northern Ireland.

Amanda Cutt travelled to Colraine to compete in the Nations Cup of pool, her debut for the Scotland women’s team.

The Scottish team went through the whole tournament unbeaten in the round robin event, topping the leader board and securing their place in the semi-final.

With the help of Amanda they sailed through the semi-final, beating Wales by a very comfortable score.

In the final they were up against a very strong England I team. The Scottish girls had beaten this team in the semi-finals of the European Championships back in April but it was not to be this time. They found themselves 6-1 down in no time but fought to level. It was a little too late though as England secured the win 11-8.

Amanda’s most successful part of the championships was in the women’s doubles event.  She teamed up with long-time friend and inter-county rival Rachael Sutherland from Orkney, who was playing in the Scottish team for the second time.

The isles pairing stormed through to the semi-finals by beating three top English pairings on their way. In the last four they beat fellow Scotland team mates 2-1 to take them into the final. There they played confidently and had a comfortable 2-0 win over another Scotland pairing to be crowned the Nations Cup women’s doubles champions.

Amanda said she and Rachael were, “over the moon to be crowned the champions of such a big international event in the pool world”.


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