Snooker

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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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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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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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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Billiards round-up: Donington take chance to close gap on leaders Long Sutton

With Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Long Sutton not in action on Monday night, title rivals Donington cranked up the pressure on them. Second-placed Donington romped to a maximum 7-0 success at Gosberton A, with Jim Thompson (R40), Ben Wrigglesworth (R60) and Matt Turner (R50) all on winning form. Turner chipped in with a 20 break for the winners, ...

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Snooker round-up: Great Gray clearance fails to derail Tulips B

An impressive 70 clearance from cue ace Mark Gray lit up the Spalding and District Snooker League last Thursday night. Gray (O105), an ex-snooker professional who was part of the victorious European Mosconi Cup team a few months ago, was on stellar form for his Bourne SC A side in Division One. The clearance came against Mark Woodberry (O49) and ...

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Rob’s 91 is best break of The Spalding and District Billiards League season so far

Cue ace Rob Childs made the biggest break of the Spalding and District Billiards League season so far on Monday night. Childs, who plays off a whopping O230 handicap, made a fine 91 for Crowland B against Holbeach C. He also chipped in with breaks of 58, 50 and 42 as he defeated James Glover (R100). However, Colin Dodd (R70) ...

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Snooker round-up: Promotion race heats up as top two in second tier tumble

The top two both slipped up in Spalding and District Snooker League Division Two last week as the race for promotion grew a little more interesting. Leaders Long Sutton A were beaten 4-2 by title rivals Consti G, who are now just eight points off the top and two points off second spot. Despite a stellar Sean Swinburn (O35) break ...

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Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Sutton suffer Holbeach humbling

Table-toppers Long Sutton suffered a rare defeat in Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. The long-term leaders slipped up 5-2 at fourth-placed Holbeach C, who are now 11.5 points off top spot with a game in hand. A typical spree of breaks from Mick Cooper (O150) – who pocketed 45, 44 and 40 – wasn’t enough for Sutton, ...

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Tulips B storm into Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title picture

Tulips B announced themselves as a real force in the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title race after a whitewash win last week. They eased past Gosberton B 6-0 to climb up to second place in the top tier – just four points behind long-term leaders Donington C with a game in hand. A 27 clearance from Darren ...

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Top trio light up Spalding and District Billiards League with brilliant breaks

Three of the Spalding and District Billiards League’s big hitters made fine breaks on Monday night. Rob Childs (O230) led the way with scores of 67, 61 and 58, while Mick Cooper (O150) weighed in with efforts of 58 and 40 and Mick Johnson (O180) sank a cool 49 and 37. Childs, the league’s most handicapped peformer, made his scores ...

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