Snooker

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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Snooker round-up: Long Sutton B up their game to knock leaders down table

Long Sutton B turned the Spalding and District League Division Two upside down on Thursday night as the basement boys defeated leaders Boundary C 5-1. Adrift at the foot of the second tier for some time now, Sutton rediscovered their form and battled to victory over their title-chasing visitors as Dan Mayfield (O35) and Brandon Lee (R7) both bagged black ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Holbeach A find their form to defeat leaders Pyramid D

Holbeach A secured their most eye-catching win of the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One season so far on Thursday night as they upset the leaders. Frame wins from Mick Pearl (O28), Mick Ayres Jnr (R7) and Colin Dodd (O21) fired Holbeach to a 4-2 win at Pyramid D – with Pearl sinking a 22 break. The victory gives ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Boundary A rise to hand title hopefuls Tulips B a surprise loss

It was a potentially big week in the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title race as leaders Pyramid D opened up a small lead at the top – thanks in part to one of the surprise results of the season so far. While the Bourne side were winning 4-2 at Holbeach C, their two nearest rivals – Spalding ...

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Snooker round-up: Tulips C put skids on Consti F’s Division Two title charge

The title race in Division Two of the Spalding and District Snooker League is looking a little more open after the top two teams suffered defeats on Thursday night. Perhaps the stand-out result of the week in any division saw fourth-placed Tulips C upset leaders Consti F 4-2. The damage was done in the first three frames as Pete Ransome ...

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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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Snooker round-up: Big all-Bourne battle is won by the table-toppers

Two of Division One’s top three clashed in the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday – and it was leaders Pyramid D who had a night to remember. Bouncing back from defeat the previous week, Pyramid raced to a 5-1 victory over third-placed rivals Bourne SC A to move three points clear at the top of the table. Marcus ...

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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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Snooker round-up: It’s tight at the top after leaders Pyramid D lose at home

The title race in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One looks wide open after Thursday night’s results. Pyramid D remain top of the pile, but their 4-2 home defeat against Services A leaves a host of teams within striking distance. Mike Knight (O21) earned the high-flying Spalding side the lion’s share of the points with a black ball success ...

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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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