Snooker

Snooker round-up: Tulips B hit the Division One summit with massive victory

Tulips B won the big Spalding and District Snooker League fixture of the week to go top of the Division One table. The Spalding side defeated previous leaders Pyramid D 4-2 in Bourne to leapfrog them and go one point clear in the top tier. Wins from Ady Sibley (O21), Darren Woodberry (O42) and Mark Woodberry (O56) sealed the win ...

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Snooker round-up: Swinburn stars as Long Sutton see off table-toppers Pyramid

The top three teams in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One are separated by just one point after an exciting night of action on Thursday. Leaders Pyramid D were stopped in their tracks by third-placed rivals Long Sutton A, who edged them out 4-2 in the game of the week. A 38 break from Sean Swinburn (O49) helped him ...

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Billiards round-up: Maximum victories for Holbeach A and Gosberton A

Holbeach A were the big winners in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. They whitewashed Pyramid B 7-0 in a game that saw James Glover (R90) and Ben Harding (R40) make breaks of 34 (unfinished) and 32 respectively. Also 7-0 winners were Gosberton A, who beat Crowland 7-0 despite a super spree of breaks from Rob Childs ...

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Snooker round-up: Nine wins out of ten for table-topping duo Consti F and Bourne SC B

Two teams boast an impressive record of nine wins from ten matches after the latest round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night. Both Division Two leaders Consti F and third tier pace-setters Bourne SC B have enjoyed incredible starts to the season and secured strong successes last week. Consti F moved five points clear ...

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Billiards round-up: Top two shocked in Spalding and District League whitewashes

Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Pyramid B were finally beaten on Monday night – and how. They were whitewashed 7-0 by club mates Pyramid A, meaning their winning streak ends at four. Frame wins from John Clapton (R90), Eric Wyer (R100) and John Twell (R50) saw the A side home, despite a fine 30 break from Martin O’Connor (R20). ...

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Snooker round-up: Six points cover top tier’s leading seven sides in Spalding and District League

It’s incredibly tight at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division One as just six points separate the top seven following Thursday night’s round of fixtures. At the top end, Bourne SC A and Consti B are just two points behind leaders Pyramid D after both bagged wins away from home. Oliver Player (O28) made breaks of 23 ...

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Billiards round-up: Gosberton impress despite another magic Johnson break

Mick Johnson helped himself to a 60 break in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night – but his Consti B side were thrashed 7-0 at Gosberton B. The O170 handicapper also bagged breaks of 38 and 34, but was beaten by James Waterfall (R60). Marcus Pell (O20) and Shane White (O30) completed the whitewash win for Gosberton, ...

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Snooker round-up: Leaders Pyramid are beaten by club rivals but stay at summit

Pyramid D missed the chance to go clear at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division One on Thursday night – after losing to a team of friendly foes. The table-toppers were upset by club mates Pyramid A 4-2 in a result that ripped up the form book completely. Frame wins from Paul Blackbourne (R7), Matt Chapman (scr) ...

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Billiards round-up: Seven-up Donington impress, Holbeach A hit the summit

Donington produced their best performance of the Spalding and District Billiards League season so far on Monday night. They cruised to a 7-0 success over Crowland in one of only two fixtures to take place in the latest round of action. Frame wins from Nigel Brasier (R90), Ben Wrigglesworth (R40) and Jim Thompson (R50) got the job done for Donington ...

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Snooker round-up: Services A show their class in welcome win at Bourne

After a mixed start to the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One season, Services A showed that they are still a force to be reckoned with on Thursday night. The Spalding side picked up an impressive 5-1 success at much-fancied Bourne SC A, with Vince Fitter (O28) and Mike Knight (O21) bagging breaks of 32 and 24 respectively as ...

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Snooker round-up: Brilliant Bren bags a big 76 break, first loss for Pyramid B

A stellar 76 break from Bren Bowman lit up the latest round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Snooker League last Thursday night. Tulips A cueman Bowman (O56 handicap) made the super score en-route to seeing off rival Steve Spencer (R14) 115-89 as his team defeated Consti B 4-2. It was team-mate Martin Anderson (O7) who clinched Tulips’ second ...

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Snooker round-up: Five-star Pyramid B win tussle at the top to stay unbeaten

The only two unbeaten teams in the Spalding and District Snooker League clashed last week – and it was Pyramid B who defeated Gosberton D in a Division Three battle. Bourne-based Pyramid emerged as 5-1 winners in the titanic tussle on their own baize, with Lester Gaunt (O35) starring with breaks of 27 and 23 in a frame win. Team-mates ...

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Billiards round-up: White-hot Rob sinks 164 break for Crowland but loses frame

Rob Childs was at his brilliant best in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night as he made a stunning 164 break. The Crowland cue ace, who plays off a mammoth O270 handicap, laid down an early marker for best break of the season against Gosberton B – but he was beaten 200-91 by Marcus Pell (O20). That ...

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Snooker round-up: Impressive wins keep unbeaten runs going for Division Three duo

Just two teams boast 100 per cent records after four rounds of the Spalding and District Snooker League – and both are in Division Three. Gosberton D and Pyramid B both boast four wins from as many games after beating Gosberton C and Gosberton B 5-1 respectively. The top break in those two clashes came from Pyramid’s Lester Gaunt (O35), ...

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Snooker round-up: Bourne SC A buck the trend to stay flawless in Divsion One

Only one side held on to their unbeaten record in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League after the third round of fixtures on Thursday night. It’s Bourne SC A who boast three wins from three after they edged out Holbeach D 4-2 in a tight tussle. Wins from Ian Gibson (R7), Oli Player (O28) and Michael Byrne ...

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Snooker round-up: Top tier trio maintain their winning starts in Spalding League

Three Division One teams boast 100 per cent records after the second round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Snooker League. Pyramid D, Bourne SC A and Holbeach C are all riding high in the early standings with two wins from two after Thursday night’s action. It’s Pyramid D who lead the embryonic table with nine points after they ...

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Snooker round-up: Champions Holbeach A lay down a strong early marker

Defending Division One champions Holbeach A made an imperious start to the new Spalding and District Snooker League season on Thursday night. Picking up where they left off, Holbeach handed promoted Division Two champions Boundary A a 6-0 reverse in what was the top flight’s only opening night whitewash. Jem Merrison (O42) and Colin Dodds (O21) both made solid starts ...

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Nigel’s on cue for charity

A Spalding snooker player is continuing to pot the cash for charity. Nigel Brasier (49), who has Motor Neuron Disease, will be back competing at the UK Disability Snooker Championship which starts on September 20 in Northampton And it will be a particularly special one for the 49-year-old as the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA) charity he supports is the ...

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Awards galore at Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League finale

It was trophy time for members of the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League on Friday night as all of this season’s winners received their silverware. The league’s end of season bash was held at Spalding Services Club this year and brings the curtain down on another successful season. The league’s match secretary Susan Lefley said: “Thank you everyone ...

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Nigel stars at Snooker World Championships

Spalding’s Nigel Brasier lasted longer at the World Snooker Championships than Ronnie O’Sullivan as the Motor Neurone Disease sufferer starred in his own way at The Crucible in Sheffield. Nigel was a special guest at the sport’s showpiece event with the MND Association having been named as its official charity for its Disability Day. The 49-year-old father of three has ...

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