Billiards

Billiards round-up: Leaders Holbeach A win tight contest to stay nine points clear

Holbeach A remain nine points clear at the top of Spalding and District Billiards League after beating Long Sutton 5-2 in a classy contest on Monday night. Frame wins from James Glover (R90) and Colin Dodd (R30) got the job done for Holbeach, but all three of the frames were keenly contested. Sutton’s Mick Cooper (O190) and Mark Tims (R10) ...

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Magic Mick beats two internationals en-route to last 16 of national billiards championship

Long Sutton hot shot Mick Cooper helped knock out two England players as he booked his place in the last 16 of the country’s national billiards championship. Cooper, who plays for Norfolk, progressed from the English South East group stage at Cambridge behind Rob Hall as runner-up thanks to having a better points record than his county team-mate Nathan Mann. ...

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Billiards round-up: Seven-up! Week of maximum wins in Spalding and District League

It was a week of whitewashes in the Spalding and District Billiards League as four of the fixtures ended in a 7-0 scoreline. Leaders Holbeach A got in on the act, as they walloped rock-bottom Gosberton A on their home baize. James Glover (R90), Colin Dodd (R30) and Ben Harding (R40) all won frames and made breaks of 21, 28 ...

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Billiards round-up: Leaders Holbeach A extend advantage with win in crunch clash

Table-topping Holbeach A got back to winning ways in Spalding and District Billiards League with a 5-2 success at nearest rivals Crowland B on Monday night. James Glover (R90) and Colin Dodd (R30) were the frame winners, with the latter making a cool 28 break. Paul Howard (R60) hit back for second-placed Crowland, but they are now nine points off ...

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Billiards round-up: Johnson on-song as Consti B stun leaders

Table-topping Holbeach A suffered a rare defeat in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night as Consti B edged a close clash 4-3. Frame wins from Mick Johnson (O170) and Steve Spencer (R100) got the job done for the Spalding side, despite a frame triumph from Colin Dodd (R30). Johnson starred with a 37 break to help get ...

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It’s Childs play for Crowland B in win

Rob Childs was in super form for Crowland B recording a 117 and 78 unfinished break in their 7-0 demolition of Crowland C in the Spalding and District Billiards League. On top of those Childs (-250) also recorded breaks of 56, 46, 37 and 29 in his 200-86 win over Neil Burton (R60). The plus 60 handicap pair of Paul ...

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Billiards round-up: Leaders Holbeach A extend their advantage with big win

Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Holbeach A strengthened their position with a 7-0 whitewash win over Crowland A on Monday night. Colin Dodd made breaks of 25, 23 and 22 (unfinished) for the table-toppers as he won the final frame. Second-placed Holbeach B were 5-2 winners at Crowland B to stay in touch with their friendly foes. However, Rob ...

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Billiards round-up: B team take Holbeach bragging rights in top-of-the-table tussle

Holbeach A’s lead at the top of the Spalding and District Billiards League has been cut to 5.5 points after a 5-2 loss against friendly foes Holbeach B on Monday night. The win sees Holbeach B move into a position of power, given that they have a game in hand on the leaders. Elsewhere, ace cueman Rob Childs once again ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A go clear at summit after stellar Sutton success

Holbeach A have opened up a 6.5-point lead at the top of Spalding and District Billiards League after whitewashing hosts Long Sutton 7-0. Colin Dodd’s (R40) 22 break was their highlight. Also winning 7-0 on Monday night were Consti A, who saw off Crowland B. Rob Childs (O250) reeled off breaks of 58 and 46 for beaten Crowland in defeat. ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A keep a grip on lead, Childs sinks super 71 break

Holbeach A remain top of the Spalding and District Billiards League after a 5-2 victory over Consti A on Monday night. Ben Harding (R50) and Colin Dodd (R40) got their wins, with the former making a 20 break. The best break of the week game in the most one-sided clash, as Rob Childs made a super 71 in Crowland B’s ...

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Billiards round-up: Top Spalding and District League trio impress with big breaks

Three of the Spalding and District Billiards League’s leading players made impressive breaks on a quality night of action on Monday. The best break of the evening came from the league’s most heavily-handicapped player, Rob Childs (O250). He reeled off scores of 73, 61, 45, 32 and an unfinished 30 in Crowland B’s 5-2 home success over Donington. That helped ...

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Billiards round-up: Magic Mick reels off a stunning century break to seal Sutton success

Mick Cooper lit up the Spalding and District Billiards League with an impressive 100 break on Monday night. Long Suton ace Cooper (O190 handicap) made the century in a final frame victory over Gosberton B’s James Waterfall (R50) to secure his side a narrow 4-3 win. Crowland A are top of the table despite a 4-3 loss against Pyramid B. ...

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Billiards round-up: Childs racks up century break on season’s opening night

Rob Childs wasted little time getting his eye in on the opening night of the new Spalding and District Billiards League season. The Crowland cue ace, who plays off a league high O250, made a majestic 102 break en-route to defeating Shane White (O20) 200-88 on Monday night. Childs also hit breaks of 72, 49 and 45 as he steered ...

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Spalding League ace Cooper sees off top teen to win West Norfolk Open

Long Sutton billiards hot shot Mick Cooper saw off one of the country’s most talented teenage players to regain the West Norfolk Open title. The 59-year-old beat English under-19 champion Nathan Boughton to lift the crown for the third time in four years. Cooper, who is a regular player in the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League, saw off ...

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Snooker – Celebrating a stunning season

Trophies were pocketed rather than balls last weekend as the great and the good of the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League celebrated the culmination of an exciting 2017/18 season in style. The event at Spalding Services Club on Friday, May 11 was a night to remember for the Highest Achievement Award winner Nigel Brasier. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach C shine to seal title with whitewash win

Red-hot Holbeach C clinched the Spalding and District Billiards League title with an emphatic victory on the final round of fixtures. They held a narrow one-point advantage over rivals Crowland A going into Monday night’s matches – so they knew that a maximum victory over host Pyramid B would see them crowned champions. And that’s exactly what they did, roaring ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach C favourites for title after Gosberton victory

Holbeach C hold a narrow lead going into the final round of Spalding and District Billiards League fixtures this Monday night. They defeated Gosberton B 5-2 this week, with Ben Harding (R60) and Colin Dodd (R50) securing frame victories. Dodd, who beat Marcus Pell (O10) in the final frame, made breaks of 29 and 25 for Holbeach. Shane White (O20), ...

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Snooker and billiards finals: Stellar show seals second Scratch title for Bourne star Palumbo

Awesome Alfonso Palumbo lifted his second Spalding and District Snooker League Scratch title after whitewashing four-time winner Craig Fitter in the final on Saturday night. Pyramid potter Palumbo saw off Services star Fitter (champion in 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2013) 4-0 in the best of seven frames showdown at Spingfields Events Centre – making a 41 break in the process ...

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Billiards round-up: 140 break is season’s best for Crowland cue ace Childs

Star man Rob Childs reeled off the biggest break of the Spalding and District Billiards League season so far on Monday night. Childs, who plays off a huge O250 handicap, made a massive 140 break in Crowland B’s 4-3 victory over Long Sutton. In the same game, Sutton’s Mick Cooper (O180) bagged breaks of 51, 48 and 39 unfinished, while ...

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Billiards round-up: Whitewash win sees Crowland A race clear at the top

A 7-0 victory over Donington sent Crowland A 19 points clear at the top of the Spalding and District Billiards League table on Monday night. Their 13th win of the campaign makes the leaders red-hot favourites to clinch the crown with seven rounds of fixtures left to play. Second-placed Holbeach C – who have two games in hand on the ...

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