Snooker

Snooker round-up: Sutton Bridge A and Pyramid B celebrate league titles as season draws to close

Two more champions were crowned on a frantic final night of action in the Spalding and District Snooker League season. Thursday saw Sutton Bridge A clinch the Division Two crown, while Pyramid B are also celebrating after wrapping up the Division Three title. Starting in the second tier, Bridge clinched their 20th win from 28 games as they beat Holbeach ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid A clinch top tier title with typical win, Knight makes fine 74 break

Pyramid A are the new Spalding and District Snooker League Division One champions after beating third-placed Pyramid C 4-2 on Thursday night. Needing just a point to be sure of the title with a game to spare, Mick Twell’s (R14) second frame success was enough to seal the crown. But the long-term leaders weren’t done there and further victories from ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid A within a whisker of sealing Division One title after big home win

Spalding and District Snooker League Division One leaders Pyramid A are one point from the title after winning 5-1 at home to Services C. Victor Rouse (O7) beat Nigel Cherry (014) 61-56 in the opening frame but Services hit back in the second as Geoff Hemsil (R21) edged Mick Twell (R14) 68-53. Wins for Matthew Chapman (scr), Norman Vaughan (O14) ...

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Pyramid A secure a key win in title race

It was crunch time in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League as the top two clashed on Thursday night – and it was leaders Pyramid A who cemented their position with victory over Holbeach C. With only three rounds of fixtures left this season, Pyramid prevailed 4-2 thanks to a final frame win from Dean Cole (O7), ...

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Snooker round-up: Four-horse title race in Division Two as leading duo are defeated

The race for the Division Two title in the Spalding and District League took another twist last week as the top two sides lost to their nearest challengers. Table-topping Sutton Bridge A lost 4-2 against Consti F in a close clash, while second-placed Bourne SC C were beaten 5-1 by fourth-placed Bourne SC B to bunch the quartet of sides ...

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Snooker and Billiards finals weekend: Bowman gets his hands on the top two prizes as showpiece event makes a welcome return

With the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s finals weekend for each of the past two years, this year’s showpiece event was extra special for all involved. But it was a particularly great weekend for Bren Bowman at Springfields Events Centre, as he got his hands on the best individual prize on offer and ...

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Snooker round-up: Super 92 break by Pyramid ace Lester is the new best of the season

Lester Gaunt produced a stunning 92 clearance for Pyramid B in Division Three of the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night. Gaunt, who plays off a handicap of O49, now has the best break of the season so far – given that the exploits of ex-pro Mark Gray aren’t eligible. Pyramid B were unable to build on his ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid A open up big lead in top tier title race ahead of finals weekend

It was a big week for Pyramid A in the race for the Spalding and District League Division One title race as they opened up a handsome lead at the top with just six weeks of the season remaining. Nine points clear at the start of play, the Bourne side roared to a 6-0 victory over struggling Consti G to ...

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Snooker round-up: Five frames go to the final black in all-Services duel, Gray makes 87 break

One of the tightest games in the recent history of the Spalding and District Snooker League was played out last week between two teams from the Spalding Services Club. The fixture was in Division Two, with Services B beating friendly foes Services E 4-2 in a clash that saw all five frames decided on the final black of the game ...

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Snooker round-up: Beaten Sutton Bridge A miss big chance to seize control in Division Two

Sutton Bridge A will be kicking themselves after missing the chance to take command of the Spalding and District Snooker League Division Two title race on Thursday night. Leaders Bourne SC C remain two points clear at the summit despite going down 4-2 at Consti H – as Bridge A lost at third-placed Bourne SC B by the same score. ...

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Snooker round-up: Leading promotion candidates in Division Two are all beaten

The top four teams in Spalding and District Snooker League Division Two all lost last week as the promotion picture took a fresh twist. Leaders Bourne SC C suffered a 4-2 reverse at Gosberton A, with home cuemen Geoff Wand (R7), Jamie Mumby (scr) and Alan Jackson (O7) winning the final three frames to seal the success. Second-placed Sutton Bridge ...

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Snooker round-up: The top tier title race is heating up nicely as Holbeach C rise

Holbeach C are emerging as potential dark horses for the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title after picking up a 4-2 win over club mates Holbeach A to go second on Thursday night. Wins from Dan Ashton (O7), Nick Edwards (R7) and Shuan Lee (O28) kept the C side very much in the hunt for the league’s top ...

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Snooker and billiards round-up: Division Two Leaders are pegged back by Boundary B

There was a big shock in Division Two of the Spalding and DIstrict Snooker League on Thursday night as Division Two leaders Sutton Bridge A were handed a 5-1 home reverse by Boundary B. Frame victories from Mick Walker (O35), Dougie Lythgoe (O21), Shaun Ketteringham (O14) and Steve Walker (R7) did the job for the Deepings side, as table-topping Bridge ...

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Snooker round-up: Gray’s heroics in vain as leaders Pyramind A keep their cool

Not even a stellar 87 clearance from Mark Gray could stop Spalding and District Snooker League Division One leaders Pyramid A on the first round of fixtures in 2022. In an all-Bourne affair on Thursday night, table-toppers Pyramid A saw off their rivals Bourne SC A 4-2 in a game that also had three frames go to the final black. ...

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Snooker round-up: Holbeach C apply some pressure on rivals with whitewash

Title hopefuls Holbeach C enjoyed a super 6-0 win on Thursday night as they closed in on the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One leaders. The second-placed side thrashed a talented Bourne SC A side thanks to wins from Paul Ashton (R14), Shaun Lee (O28), Dan Ashton (scr), Damo Lewis (R14) and Mark Gregory (O28). Mark Gray (O105) shone ...

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Snooker round-up: Sutton Bridge A win heavyweight clash in Division Two

The top two in Division Two of the Spalding and District Snooker League clashed last Thursday night – and it was second-placed Sutton Bridge A who took the scalp of leaders Bourne SC C. After Chris Page (scr) took the opening frame for the table-toppers, three successive wins from Thomas Horspool (O42) who made a 46 break, Shane Balding (O49) ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Pyramid A pull clear as leaders do battle, Division Two leaders lose

It was a big week in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League as four of the top five were in action against each other. The headline fixture saw leaders Pyramid defeat third placed Holbeach C 4-2 to strengthen their lead at the summit to four points. Shaun Lee (O28) sank an early 28 break for Holbeach C, ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Dan’s the man for Donington C, Vince shines with 52 break

A fine 49 break from Dan Burt helped Donington C derail Pyramid C’s title charge in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One on Thursday night. Burt, who plays off an O42 handicap, made the score en-route to winning the second frame against Paul Blackbourn (R7) from the Bourne club. That made the score 2-0, with the talented Neil Reynolds ...

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