Billiards

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Billiards round-up: Classy cueman Cooper reels off impressive break

A superb 91 break from Mick Cooper was the highlight of Monday night’s Spalding and District Billiards League action. Cooper, who plays off an O190 handicap for Long Sutton, helped his side beat hosts Gosberton 7-0 and also pocketed smaller scorers of 41, 39 (twice) and 32. Team-mate John Dawson (R30) also chipped in with a 38 break, while Joe ...

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Billiards round-up: Amazing Childs reels off two century breaks in the same frame

Cue master Rob Childs was on sensational form in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night as he made two huge century breaks in the same frame for Crowland B. Childs, who plays off a handicap of O260, reeled off scores of 123 and 122 as he defeated Mark Timms (R10) 200-94. Those heroics helped his side defeat ...

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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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