Snooker

Billiards round-up: Awesome foursome get new season under way with five-star showings

Four sides picked up five points on the opening night of the new Spalding and District Billiards League season on Monday. Rob Childs (O240) made breaks of 43, 41 (twice) and 35 (twice) as Crowland B defeated Consti C 5-2, with Alan Hansard (R70) hitting a 24 break in reply. Gosberton A defeated hosts Holbeach A by the same score, ...

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Snooker round-up: In-form duo setting red-hot pace at Division One summit

Two Divison One sides already boast double-figure points tallies after only two weeks of the new Spalding and District Snooker League season. Services E top the early table after following up last week’s 6-0 win with a 5-1 triumph over Pyramid B, while Bourne SC B also took five points from their trip to Holbeach D. Starting with the Spalding ...

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Six-y Services E get new Spalding and District Snooker League season off to the perfect start

Services E stormed to a 6-0 win on the opening night of the new Spalding and District Snooker League season to get their Division One campaign off to a flier. Martin Spencer (O14) led the way with a 24 break in a frame triumph, while Vince Fitter (O21), Chris Dunmore (O7), Phil Spencer (O14) and Kev Emerson (R14) also secured ...

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Pyradon win fourth Donington Summer Shield title after Skegness success

Pyradon are celebrating after winning the Cliff Hall Memorial Shield snooker event at Donington over the weekend. They’ve now won the snooker event, also known as the Donington Summer Shield, four times after seeing of Skegness in the final on Friday night. The team consisted of  Spencer Dawkins, Neil Reynolds, Alfonso Palumbo, Jason Green, James Sharpe and Marcus Hamilton.

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Magic Mick is honoured at Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League awards bash

The Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League celebrated another hugely successful season at their annual presentation night awards bash. A host of trophies were dished out after a long season of action, including the three snooker league titles won by Tulips B (Division One), Long Sutton A (Division Two), Crowland A (Division Three) and the Billiards League crown to ...

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Snooker round-up: Tulips B toast title triumph despite final day defeat

Tulips B were crowned Spalding and District League Division One champions despite slipping to defeat in their final match of the season. They were beaten 4-2 at Gosberton B, but that was still enough to fend off the challenge of Donington C who had done all they could by thrashing Boundary B 6-0. Victories for Ady Sibley (O7) and Darren ...

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Crowland A clinch third tier title with away win

A battling 5-1 victory at Gosberton C saw Crowland A wrap up the Spalding and District Snooker League Division Three title on Thursday night.   Needing just a couple of points to be sure of the title, the long-term leaders were made to work very hard by their hosts – but ultimately wrapped up the title with win number 21 ...

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Snooker round-up: Relentless Long Sutton A seal Division Two title with 21st victory

The first champions of the Spalding and District Snooker League season were crowned last week as Long Sutton A wrapped up Division Two glory. Their 4-2 victory at Consti H – a 21st success of the season from 29 games – gave them an unassailable lead at the top of the second tier and secured Division One snooker next season. ...

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Snooker round-up: No favours! Tulips A beat title-chasing club mates

The title race in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One is wide open with three rounds of fixtures to go after Tulips A upset leaders – and indeed stable-mates – Tulips B last week. Despite breaks of 37 and 22 respectively from Darren (O35) and Mark (O49) Woodberry, a final-frame success by Steve Smith (O14) handed the ‘A’ side ...

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Snooker round-up: Tulips B seize command with crushing Consti win

The Division One title looks to be Tulips B’s to lose after they enjoyed another fine week in Spalding and District Snooker League. Tulips are four points clear at the top of the table – with two games in hand – after beating Consti F 5-1 on Thursday night. A 31 break from Joe Garland (scr) and Mark Woodberry’s (O49) ...

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Former world number 11 King stars at Crowland RBL snooker event

Snooker professional Mark King made a special appearance at the Crowland British Legion Club last Saturday night. Romford’s King, who once ranked as high as number 11 in the world, took on nine local players in exhibition matches. Amazingly, Spalding and District Snooker League ace Jason Green, of the Pyramid Club in Bourne, managed to take a frame off the ...

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Snooker round-up: Holbeach B hand second tier leaders Long Sutton A rare loss

Nobody has accrued more points in Spalding and District Snooker League than Long Sutton A – but they were hammered 5-1 at Holbeach B last week.   The shock result of the week shouldn’t hamper Sutton’s Division Two title hopes, but it does give the second tier’s chasing pack a glimmer of hope. Hosts Holbeach had frame wins from Zac ...

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The fourth is with Atkin as Sutton ace wins elusive Snooker Scratch crown

A sensational showing saw Stuart Atkin finally get his hands on the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s top prize at the annual finals weekend. Playing in his fourth Snooker Scratch final at Springfields Events Centre, Long Sutton potter Atkin beat best friend and team-mate Sean Swinburn 4-3 in a sensational Saturday night showdown. The 49-year-old also made the ...

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Show your support at ‘wonderful’ Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League finals weekend

This weekend sees the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League hold its finals weekend at Springfields Events Centre. A total of 12 matches will be played between Friday night and Sunday evening, with members of the league and fans of the sport welcome to attend free of charge. The bar will be open on Saturday and Sunday, with food ...

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Snooker round-up: Big Whittlesey win sees Tulips B take command of Division One

Tulips B have taken over at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division One for the first time in recent months after a 5-1 victory at fellow high-fliers Whittlesey A. A 28 break from Mark Woodberry (O49) in a frame win, plus further successes from Joe Garland (scr), Ady Sibley (O7) and Darren Woodberry (O35) clinched it for ...

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Star billiards duo Cooper and Johnson impress at Grand Masters event

Spalding and District Billiards League big-hitters Mick Johnson and Mick Cooper both reached the latter stages of the EABA English Grand Masters Billiards event at Nuneaton. Having earned a place at the Attack Snooker Centre event via the south/east qualifiers in Cambridge, both managed to negotiate the group stage. The duo were drawn to play each other in the quarter-finals, ...

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Billiards round-up: Long Sutton go clear at the top as rivals Donington slip

Long Sutton are now 8.5 points clear at the top of Spalding and District Billiards League – with a game in hand – after a 5-2 win at Holbeach A on Monday night. Mick Cooper (O160) got them on the way to glory with a titanic 200-195 win over Hugh Pinner (O110) in the clash of the night. Pinner made ...

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Snooker round-up: Four-horse race as top tier trio all suffer losses

The Division One title race in Spalding and District Snooker League looks like being one of the closest in years with just five points now spanning the leading four teams. With top trio Donington C, Tulips B and Holbeach A all losing 4-2, fourth-placed Pyramid B – who beat Holbeach – are now bang in the hunt. Starting with the ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach C and Crowland A on form with whitewash victories

Two teams recorded maximum 7-0 wins in Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. Both Holbeach C and Crowland A picked up seven points apiece, seeing off Pyramid A and Consti B respectively. Holbeach’s whitewash win keeps them on the edge of the title race in third, some 10.5 points off the pace. Ben Harding (R80) and Colin Dodd ...

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Snooker round-up: Division One title race wide open as Tulips A crush leaders

Mid-table Tulips A produced their performance of the Spalding and District Snooker League season so far to hammer Division One table-toppers Donington C 6-0 – and blow the title race wide open. Just seven points now spans the leading four in the top tier, with Donington’s lead now just a solitary point after the whitewashing. As ever, Tulips talisman Bren ...

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