Snooker

Big hitters Cooper and Johnson impress in Spalding and District Billiards League

Mick Cooper and Mick Johnson both made big breaks in the Spalding and District Billiards League as Consti B beat Holbeach A 7-0. Consti’s Johnson (O170) made a 57 and 38 in victory, while Cooper (O190) sank a 69, 54 and 48 in defeat. Elsewhere, leaders Donington beat hosts Pyramid B 7-0 with Tony Scully (R60) bagging a 28 break. ...

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Snooker round-up: Dan’s the man for Donington C, Vince shines with 52 break

A fine 49 break from Dan Burt helped Donington C derail Pyramid C’s title charge in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One on Thursday night. Burt, who plays off an O42 handicap, made the score en-route to winning the second frame against Paul Blackbourn (R7) from the Bourne club. That made the score 2-0, with the talented Neil Reynolds ...

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Billiards round-up: Magic Johnson pockets 74 break but sees his Consti B side beaten

Talented potter Mick Johnson was on stellar form in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. The Consti B cueman, who plays off an O170 handicap, made fine breaks of 74, 60 and 44 as well as smaller offerings of 34, 30, 24 and an unfinished 24 as he defeated Shane White (O30) 200-92. However, he was the ...

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Snooker round-up: Leaders Bourne SC C open up gap at top after beating rivals

Two of the leading sides in Division Two of the Spalding and District Snooker League clashed last week – and it was leaders Bourne SC C who emerged as big winners. The table-toppers handed hosts Holbeach E a 6-0 reverse to keep themselves top of the pile, with Jack Chilvers (O14) and Pete Ransome (O28) bagging breaks of 28 and ...

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Billiards round-up: Cue ace Cooper shines but ends up on the losing team as Pyramid prevail

Mick Cooper put in the performance of the week in the Spalding and District Billiards League – but ended up on the losing side on Monday night. The O190 handicapper sank breaks of 56, 29, 24, 20 and an unfinished 23 for his Holbeach A side against visitors Pyramid B. Despite Cooper seeing off Martin O’Connor (R20), wins from Maurice ...

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Snooker round-up: Services C shine to stall Sutton Bridge B’s top tier title charge

Services C picked up an eye-catching 5-1 win over Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title chasers Sutton Bridge B on Thursday night. Bridge, who were joint leaders at the start of play, came unstuck as Nigel Cherry (O14), Shane Cummins (O21), Jordan Philpott (R14) and Kev Fitter (O28) all managed frame wins to steer Services to a superb ...

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Snooker round-up: Rivals level at top of Spalding and District Snooker League after vital victories

Pyramid A made it six wins from seven at the top of the Spalding and District Snooker League with a 4-2 victory over Consti B. Victor Rouse (R7), Michael Twell (R7) and Matthew Chapman (R7) won the first three frames for the leaders, while a break of 30 for Mick Johnson was the highlight for Consti. Sutton Bridge are up ...

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Lester’s lovely break lights up league in five-star Pyramid win

An impressive 80 break from Lester Gaunt was the highlight of the week in the Spalding and District Snooker League. Gaunt, who plays off an O42 handicap, made the stellar score in Division Three as his Pyramid B side defeated Consti J 5-1. It’s now four wins from six for the Bourne side, who have started the season well. Also ...

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Billiards round-up: Mick on magic form despite suffering narrow frame loss

An impressive spree of breaks from Mick Johnson was in vain in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. Johnson (O170) made scores of 63, 54, 43, 25 and 23 but still lost his frame 200-198 and saw his Consti B side beaten 4-3 by Gosberton A. In an all-Bourne affair, Pyramid A picked up a 5-2 win ...

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Snooker round-up: Gray stars with 103 break on a night of big KO Cup shocks

A stellar 103 break from Mark Gray lit up the Spalding and District Snooker League’s Knockout Cup fixtures on Thursday night. The O105 handicapper also added a 27 clearance as he helped his Bourne SC A side to a battling 3-2 victory over Consti F, with Oliver Player (O28) seeing off Warren Peel (scr) in the final frame. The shock ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid A lead the way in tight top tier, Dawkins stars with 54 break

It’s tight at the top of Division One in the Spalding and District Snooker League, with three points separating the top seven after six rounds of fixtures. Pyramid A lead the way by a solitary point after seeing off club mates Pyramid D 5-1 in an all-Bourne affair, despite a 23 break from James Sharpe. Just one point back are ...

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Billiards round-up: Johnson hits a 54 on opening night of the season

The opening night of the new Spalding and District Billiards League saw three teams register maximum points. Perhaps the most eye-catching of Monday evening’s action saw cue ace Mick Johnson (O170) reel off fine breaks of 54, 34, 31 and 21 for Consti B at Donington. However, he was on the losing side as the hosts triumphed 7-0 (600-508) with ...

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Snooker round-up: Five wins on the spin as Bourne SC C stay perfect in Division Two

Red-hot Bourne SC C made it an impressive five wins from as many games in Spalding and District Snooker League Division Two on Thursday night. The second tier pace-setters saw off Gosberton A 5-1 on their home baize, with wins coming from Sean Jeynes (O7), Chris Page (scr), Adam Braybrooks (scr), Martin Ulyatt (O7) and James Kingston (O21). They are ...

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Snooker round-up: Boundary A’s unblemished start dashed by Pyramid A

The final unbeaten record in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League disappeared on Thursday as Boundary A went down 5-1 at Pyramid A. After winning their first three games, the Deepings side were soundly beaten in Bourne as Victor Rouse (R7), Paul Blackbourn (R14), Norman Vaughan (O14) and John Twell (O7) all won their frames handsomely. Also ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid C’s winning start is halted by Holbeach D show

Holbeach D put the skids on Pyramid C’s flying start to the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One season by shading a very close clash on Thursday night. In a clash that saw Paul Blackbourne (R14) and Paul Daw (O28) make breaks of 32 and 27 respectively, it was all level going into the final frame between Ian Woodberry ...

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Spalding and District Billiards League ace Johnson pleased to reach final despite loss

Spalding and District Billiards League legend Mick Johnson came up just short in his quest for county glory. Johnson, who plays for Consti in the thriving Spalding league, reached the Lincolnshire Billiards Singles final, where he came up against English Amateur champion Rob Hall at Boston. Johnson broke off and left a single baulk with the red over a baulk ...

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Snooker round-up: Magic Mark lights up the league with 89 clearance

A magnificent 89 clearance from cue ace Mark Gray lit up the second round of fixtures of the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night. The league’s most heavily handicapped player, Bourne SC A’s Gray (O105) made the stunning finish in a 5-1 derby defeat at Pyramid C in Division One. Indeed, he was BSC’s only winner as Jason ...

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Snooker round-up: Whittlesey A get off to a flier, Bren bags best break so far

The Spalding and District Snooker League finally returned on Thursday night – and one side made a flying start. Whittlesey A whitewashed hosts Gosberton A 6-0 to make the perfect start, Steve Jennings (O28) rounding off the victory with a black ball success in the final frame. Consti A also started nicely in Division Three, as they saw off Gosberton ...

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Two titles decided as Spalding and District Snooker League makes welcome return

Two trophies from the postponed 2020 Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League finals weekend have been decided. The team of James Glover, Colin Dodd and Ben Harding steered Holbeach A to Billiards Shield victory over Consti A’s Alan Hansard, Stuart Davies and John Bellerby. WINNER: Dave Pearson (right) with Jason Green. Also lifting a trophy was Dave Pearson, who ...

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Snooker return leaves Gray wanting more

A star of the Spalding and District Snooker League has landed at number four in the World Senior rankings on his lockdown inspired return to the elite levels of the sport after 18 years. Former pro Mark Gray has concentrated on professional pool for the last decade, but with no competitions currently available, took up the offer to play in ...

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