Billiards

Magic Mick is honoured at Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League awards bash

The Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League celebrated another hugely successful season at their annual presentation night awards bash. A host of trophies were dished out after a long season of action, including the three snooker league titles won by Tulips B (Division One), Long Sutton A (Division Two), Crowland A (Division Three) and the Billiards League crown to ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Taking the Mick! Brilliant breaks from Johnson and Cooper inspire maximum wins for duo

Both leaders Long Sutton and high-flying Consti B enjoyed maximum wins in the Spalding and District Biliards League’s first round of 2017 fixtures. Sutton are now 12.5 points clear of Pyramid B at the summit, having beaten hosts Holbeach B 7-0. Mick Cooper (O150) was in sensational form in the opening frame, making breaks of 52, 41 and 32 as ...

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Spalding and District Snooker League leaders Donington C complete year with 13th win

Donington C remain the team to beat in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One after completing the first half of the season with a win that sees them go into 2017 with a five-point advantage. The long-term top flight leaders edged out hosts Boundary B 4-2 in their final game of the year to make it 13 wins from ...

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Whitewash wins as trio romp home

Three matches in the Spalding and District Billiards League produced whitewash wins for the victors on Monday.   Mid-table Holbeach B stormed to an emphatic 7-0 success over Gosberton B who had started the evening in fifth place.   Denis Hix (R70) rattled in a 30 break to get Holbeach B off to a winning start with victory over Shane ...

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Pyramid B hit the top after whitewashing billiards title rivals Holbeach C

Pyramid B stormed to the top of Spalding and District Billiards League by thrashing nearest rivals Holbeach C 7-0 on Monday night. Darrell Read (R50) made breaks of 34 and 22 for the Bourne side, who are now level on points with their opponents. Donington are one point behind the top two after seeing off Holbeach A 5-2. Ben Wrigglesworth ...

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Spalding billiards ace Mick steers Lincolnshire to national championships glory

Spalding and District Billiards League cue ace Mick Johnson played his part to help Lincolnshire win the National County Billiards Championships. Johnson, who plays for Consti B, was joined by Lincoln duo Rob Hall and Dean Manders at the Nuneaton event. The trio qualified for the event by winning the Eastern Counties title earlier in the year and defeated teams ...

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Cooper pockets 74 break as Long Sutton close gap on leaders with whitewash win

It was a good week for title-chasing Long Sutton in Spalding and District Billiards League as they took advantage of a slip up from the leaders to move within striking distance. Magic Mick Cooper (O150) shone for Sutton in their 7-0 beating of Holbeach A, making a super break of 74 and smaller offerings of 45, 26, 25 and 21 ...

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Magic Johnson display inspires Consti B to derby win over club rivals

A 54 break from Mick Johnson was the highlight of Monday night’s action in the Spalding and District Billiards League. Johnson (O170) also reeled off scores of 50 and 47 as his Consti B side beat friendly foes Consti C 7-0. Team-mate Jason Rose (R30) also made a cool 30 break in the victory as Consti B grabbed their second ...

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Leading billiards pair suffer maiden Spalding League defeats

Two unbeaten records in Spalding and District Billiards League were shattered on Monday night. Joint leaders Holbeach C and Donington both came a cropper, losing to Long Sutton and Pyramid B respectively. Holbeach’s loss was the most eye-catching result of the week, with Sutton running riot in a 7-0 win. Mick Cooper (O140) made a 48 break and Adam Barwell ...

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Long Sutton set early pace

Long Sutton are the early pacesetters in the Spalding and District League Billiards League after an emphatic 7-0 whitewash of Gosberton A on Monday night.   Mick Cooper (O140) was in cracking form for the victors with a string of breaks (36, 35, 27, 21, 32, 21, 22) in his victory which followed successes by team-mates Joe Garland (R70) and ...

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