Snooker

Snooker round-up: Gray stars with 103 break on a night of big KO Cup shocks

A stellar 103 break from Mark Gray lit up the Spalding and District Snooker League’s Knockout Cup fixtures on Thursday night. The O105 handicapper also added a 27 clearance as he helped his Bourne SC A side to a battling 3-2 victory over Consti F, with Oliver Player (O28) seeing off Warren Peel (scr) in the final frame. The shock ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Five wins on the spin as Bourne SC C stay perfect in Division Two

Red-hot Bourne SC C made it an impressive five wins from as many games in Spalding and District Snooker League Division Two on Thursday night. The second tier pace-setters saw off Gosberton A 5-1 on their home baize, with wins coming from Sean Jeynes (O7), Chris Page (scr), Adam Braybrooks (scr), Martin Ulyatt (O7) and James Kingston (O21). They are ...

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Snooker round-up: Boundary A’s unblemished start dashed by Pyramid A

The final unbeaten record in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League disappeared on Thursday as Boundary A went down 5-1 at Pyramid A. After winning their first three games, the Deepings side were soundly beaten in Bourne as Victor Rouse (R7), Paul Blackbourn (R14), Norman Vaughan (O14) and John Twell (O7) all won their frames handsomely. Also ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid C’s winning start is halted by Holbeach D show

Holbeach D put the skids on Pyramid C’s flying start to the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One season by shading a very close clash on Thursday night. In a clash that saw Paul Blackbourne (R14) and Paul Daw (O28) make breaks of 32 and 27 respectively, it was all level going into the final frame between Ian Woodberry ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Magic Mark lights up the league with 89 clearance

A magnificent 89 clearance from cue ace Mark Gray lit up the second round of fixtures of the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night. The league’s most heavily handicapped player, Bourne SC A’s Gray (O105) made the stunning finish in a 5-1 derby defeat at Pyramid C in Division One. Indeed, he was BSC’s only winner as Jason ...

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Snooker round-up: Whittlesey A get off to a flier, Bren bags best break so far

The Spalding and District Snooker League finally returned on Thursday night – and one side made a flying start. Whittlesey A whitewashed hosts Gosberton A 6-0 to make the perfect start, Steve Jennings (O28) rounding off the victory with a black ball success in the final frame. Consti A also started nicely in Division Three, as they saw off Gosberton ...

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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 return leaves Gray wanting more

A star of the Spalding and District Snooker League has landed at number four in the World Senior rankings on his lockdown inspired return to the elite levels of the sport after 18 years. Former pro Mark Gray has concentrated on professional pool for the last decade, but with no competitions currently available, took up the offer to play in ...

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Top snooker stars help Nigel’s fight to raise awareness for MNDA

A Donington snooker player who suffers from motor-neurone disease says he’s been blown away by some of the sport’s star players backing his efforts to raise awareness of the condition. Former World Champion and reigning Masters Champion Stuart Bingham is the latest to wear the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA) logo at the Northern Ireland Open. It follows Mark King ...

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All-Donington pairs final goes to final black as snooker makes a brief return

It was an all-Donington affair as the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League made a brief return on Wednesday night. The Snooker Pairs final, which is part of the league’s delayed finals weekend that had been scheduled for the end of March, was contested between four players from the same club at Donington. In a fixture played over two ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Chasing pair prove their title credentials in Division One

Two of the chasing pack put in impressive performances in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League last week. Both Bourne SC A and Tulips A enjoyed 5-1 wins on Thursday night to move within a solitary point of leading duo Services a and Pyramid D in the race for the league’s top prize. After a mid-season drop ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Top tier title race heating up nicely in Spalding and District League after leading duo falter

Just nine points separate the top six teams in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League after a number of surprise results on Thursday night. Table-topping Pyramid D were the big victims as they slipped up 5-1 at home to relegation-threatened Boundary A . A 37 break from James Sharpe (O49) couldn’t stop the Deeping side as wins ...

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Hussey hopes that Tidswell signing will give Holbeach United a boost in run-in

Danny Hussey has swooped to bring fans’ favourite Andrew Tidswell back to Holbeach United ahead of what he hopes will be a successful climax to the season. Tidswell, who won the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division and Lincs FA Senior Trophy with the Tigers in 2013, also lifted the top tier title with Spalding United the following season and the UCL ...

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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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