Snooker

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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Career highlight for Long Sutton potter Cooper after sealing over-60s title

Long Sutton cue ace Mick Cooper is celebrating the finest achievement of his career after becoming English Over-60s billiards champion. Cooper, who turned 60 in December, beat fellow Spalding and District Billiards League player Mick Johnson by two points in the semi-final before edging out Brian Harvey 146-141 in the battle for top honours at Clay Cross in Derbyshire on ...

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Snooker round-up: Fantastic finale sees trio seal Spalding and District League title triumphs

Three divisional champions were crowned on Thursday night’s thrilling final round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Snooker League. In Division One, Holbeach A clinched the crown by three points after holding their nerve to beat a strong Bourne SC A side 4-2 away from home. Wins from Mick Pearl (O14), Jem Merrison (O42) and Colin Dodd (O14) got ...

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Snooker round-up: Exciting finale in Spalding and District League as all three titles go to wire

A cracking climax to the season is in prospect with the title races in all three divisions of the Spalding and District Snooker League going down to tonight’s (Thursday) final round of fixtures. In Division One, long-term table-toppers Holbeach A suffered a wobble as they went down 5-1 at home against Pyramid A. They could have clinched the top tier ...

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MND sufferer Nigel set for World Snooker Championships platform

A Spalding snooker player who has Motor Neurone Disease has pocketed a place performing at the sport’s World Championships. Despite struggling to walk as a result of the condition, Nigel Brasier (49) has continued to play the sport he’s loved since he was eight-years-old. And on April 24 he will be appearing at the sport’s spiritual home, The Crucible in ...

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Snooker round-up: Relentless Holbeach A close in on the Division One title

Services E have cut the gap but Holbeach A still lead the Spalding and District Snooker League heading into the penultimate fixtures of the season. The A-team were 4-2 winners at Pyramid B in Division One on Thursday night. James Sharpe (O42) had brought fourth placed Pyramid level at 1-1 after beating Jem Merrison (O42) 58-29, but frame wins for ...

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Brilliant Bren inspires terrific Tulips triumph

Bren Bowman was on scintillating form in Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night to inspire a Tulips A success. Ace cueman Bowman (O56) made a super 43 break against Consti I’s Martyn Stanley (R21), before finishing the frame off with a 22 clearance. Team-mates Brett Maddison (scr), Mike Sampson (O7) and Nathan Wilson (R7) also won to seal ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A seal Spalding and District League title in fine style

Long-term leaders Holbeach A wrapped up the Spalding and District Billiards League title in typical fashion on Monday night – with a maximum victory. They crushed Gosberton B 7-0 (600-399) with James Glover (R90), Colin Dodd (R30) and Ben Harding (R40) all enjoying frame victories, taking their tally to 108 points in the process. Dodd and Glover also chipped in ...

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Dramatic finish as Ady and Joe clinch Snooker Singles and Pairs crown

Tulips duo Ady Sibley and Joe Garland got their hands on the last piece of silverware dished out at the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s finals weekend on Saturday. Garland (scr) and Sibley (O21) saw off Tulips team-mates Mike Sampson (O7) and Martin Deacon (O7) 3-2 in the Snooker Singles and Pairs final at Crowland RBL. The first ...

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Snooker round-up: Holbeach A take a big step towards title

The top two in Spalding and District Snooker League’s top flight clashed this week – and it was leaders Holbeach A who cemented their position at the top. The table-toppers moved 11 points clear of rivals Services E by seeing them off 4-2 on their own baize, with Mick Ayres (O7) getting the all-important final-frame win over Pete Asher (O28). ...

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Snooker and billiards finals weekend: Ace Green pips four-time winner Fitter in top class Scratch clash

Jason Green lifted his second Snooker Scratch title on Saturday night after edging out four-time winner Craig Fitter 4-3 in the show-piece match of the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s finals weekend. Pyramid potter Green, who first lifted the President’s Cup back in 2011, shaded a titanic tussle with Services star Fitter 4-3 (66-9, 33-71, 23-71, 71-26, 27-64, ...

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Snooker round-up: Super 92 clearance from Gray but his Bourne SC A side are beaten

A sensational 92 clearance from Mark Gray was in vain on Thursday night as his Bourne SC A side were beaten 5-1 at Boundary B in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League. The O105 handicapper made the clearance against Barry Malthouse (R14) in frame two, but was the only Bourne winner as Richard Wilson (O7), Dan Smith ...

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A feast of snooker and billiards at Springfields Events Centre for league’s annual finals weekend

This weekend sees the annual Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s finals weekend take place at Springfields Events Centre. High quality action is expected at the Springfields Events Centre showpiece, with 12 finals taking place between Friday and Sunday. There will be a bar open at the event, so all are welcome to attend at any point and show ...

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