Billiards

Cue ace Reynolds’ 72 lights up league

Donington cue ace Neil Reynolds lit up Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League this week as he made an outstanding 72 break. Neil (O49) comfortably saw off opponent Mark Gray (O105) 163-1 helping his Donington C side to a 5-1 win over Bourne SC A. Other winners on the night were Lee Hempsall (O7), Mat Turner (O21) ...

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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 round-up: Sutton A show their class in final round before suspension of Spalding and District League

Long Sutton A kept themselves firmly in the race for the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title by beating rivals and former table-toppers Pyramid D 4-2. In what was the biggest game of Thursday night’s round of action, Derek Beba’s (O7) final frame win over Dennis Pearson (O7) proved key for Sutton as they moved to within four ...

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Billiards round-up: Dodd on top form as seven-up Holbeach A seal league title

Long-term leaders Holbeach A clinched the Spalding and District Billiards League title in style on Monday night. They romped to a super 7-0 success at Gosberton A to take an unassailable advantage at the summit, with games running out. Colin Dodd (O10) was the star of the show for the new champions, making three impressive breaks as he defeated Peter ...

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Billiards round-up: Childs shines again in Crowland victory, Holbeach A stay top

Rob Childs lit up the Spalding and District Billiards League once again on Monday night. The Crowland cue master, who plays off an O270 handicap, made 11 breaks of 20 or more as his side defeated Consti A 5-2. The pick of Childs’ efforts was an awesome 87 break, while he also made notable totals of 46, 37 and 36. ...

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Billiards round-up: Cooper inspires Long Sutton’s success, Childs shines again

Long Sutton were on sparkling form in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. They whitewashed visitors Consti B 7-0 in a game when all three of their players posted fine breaks. Mick Cooper (O190) shone with scores of 65, 44, 39 and an unfinished 23, while Wayne Dent (R30) made a 31 and John Dawson (R30) added ...

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Billiards round-up: Table-toppers Holbeach up the ante with key whitewash win

Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Holbeach A put in another impressive performance on Monday night. The table-toppers further improved their position at the summit by thrashing Donington 7-0 on their home baize. Chris Chamberlain (R80), James Glover (R80) and Ben Harding (R30) all enjoyed frame wins on the night, with Glover sinking breaks of 22 and 20 in the ...

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Billiards round-up: Pyramid rocked by devastating Donington, Mick hits 62 break

Donington were the in-form side in Monday night’s Spalding and District Billiards League fixtures. They thrashed title hopefuls Pyramid A 7-0, with both Ben Wrigglesworth (R50) and Tony Scully (R50) making breaks of 22 en-route to frame wins. Leaders Holbeach A cashed in on that result by beating hosts Long Sutton 5-2 in a game that saw Mick Cooper (O190) ...

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Billiards round-up: Another brilliant break from star man Childs, Cooper and Johnson also on red-hot form

Another huge Rob Childs break lit up Monday night’s Spalding and District Billiards League action. The O270 handicapper made a 98, 59 and 54 as Crowland beat Donington 5-2. Pyramid A were the big winners of the week as they beat Long Sutton 7-0 despite breaks of 42 and 29 from Mick Cooper (O190). Holbeach A also picked up a ...

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Billiards round-up: Childs shines with big 92 break to steer Crowland to glory

Cue master Rob Childs was at his scintillating best in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. The Crowland star, who plays off a monstrous O270 handicap, made breaks of 92, 55, 41, 32, 29, 28 and an unfinished 21 as he overturned a deficit of 340 to beat Long Sutton’s Joe Garland (R70) 200-185. The opening frame ...

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Billiards round-up: Pyramid race to huge win in week when league lost a legend

Spalding and District Billiards League title-chasers Pyramid A improved their position at the top with a maximum 7-0 win over Gosberton B on Monday night. They whitewashed Gosberton B on their home table in Bourne, with John Clapton (R90), Eric Wyer (R90) and John Twell (R50) all victorious. There was at least some relief for beaten Gosberton, with Shane White ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A edge out leaders Pyramid A in top-of-the-table clash

The top two in the Spalding and District Billiards League clashed on Monday night – and it was second-placed Holbeach A who got the better of leaders Pyramid A. John Clapton (R90) got the Bourne side off to a flying start by winning the first frame, but Holbeach turned it around and took the final two frames through Ben Harding ...

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Billiards round-up: Duo in seventh heaven after maximum wins in Spalding and District League

Two teams enjoyed maximum 7-0 wins in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. Long Sutton were the first to register a whitewash as they saw off hosts Holbeach B. John Dawson (R30), Joe Garland (R70) and Mick Cooper (O190) all recorded frame wins, with the latter bagging breaks of 58 and 47. Gosberton A were the other ...

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