Billiards

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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Billiards round-up: Rob racks up super 107 break but his Crowland side are whitewashed

Rob Childs made a sensational century break in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night – but his Crowland team were thrashed 7-0 by leaders Pyramid A. The extraordinary Childs, who plays off an O270 break, made a stunning 107 but was beaten 200-162 by John Clapton (R90) in the whitewash. That result leaves the Bourne side four ...

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Billiards round-up: Maximum victories for Holbeach A and Gosberton A

Holbeach A were the big winners in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. They whitewashed Pyramid B 7-0 in a game that saw James Glover (R90) and Ben Harding (R40) make breaks of 34 (unfinished) and 32 respectively. Also 7-0 winners were Gosberton A, who beat Crowland 7-0 despite a super spree of breaks from Rob Childs ...

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Billiards round-up: Top two shocked in Spalding and District League whitewashes

Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Pyramid B were finally beaten on Monday night – and how. They were whitewashed 7-0 by club mates Pyramid A, meaning their winning streak ends at four. Frame wins from John Clapton (R90), Eric Wyer (R100) and John Twell (R50) saw the A side home, despite a fine 30 break from Martin O’Connor (R20). ...

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Billiards round-up: Gosberton impress despite another magic Johnson break

Mick Johnson helped himself to a 60 break in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night – but his Consti B side were thrashed 7-0 at Gosberton B. The O170 handicapper also bagged breaks of 38 and 34, but was beaten by James Waterfall (R60). Marcus Pell (O20) and Shane White (O30) completed the whitewash win for Gosberton, ...

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Billiards round-up: Seven-up Donington impress, Holbeach A hit the summit

Donington produced their best performance of the Spalding and District Billiards League season so far on Monday night. They cruised to a 7-0 success over Crowland in one of only two fixtures to take place in the latest round of action. Frame wins from Nigel Brasier (R90), Ben Wrigglesworth (R40) and Jim Thompson (R50) got the job done for Donington ...

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Billiards round-up: White-hot Rob sinks 164 break for Crowland but loses frame

Rob Childs was at his brilliant best in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night as he made a stunning 164 break. The Crowland cue ace, who plays off a mammoth O270 handicap, laid down an early marker for best break of the season against Gosberton B – but he was beaten 200-91 by Marcus Pell (O20). That ...

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Awards galore at Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League finale

It was trophy time for members of the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League on Friday night as all of this season’s winners received their silverware. The league’s end of season bash was held at Spalding Services Club this year and brings the curtain down on another successful season. The league’s match secretary Susan Lefley said: “Thank you everyone ...

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Career highlight for Long Sutton potter Cooper after sealing over-60s title

Long Sutton cue ace Mick Cooper is celebrating the finest achievement of his career after becoming English Over-60s billiards champion. Cooper, who turned 60 in December, beat fellow Spalding and District Billiards League player Mick Johnson by two points in the semi-final before edging out Brian Harvey 146-141 in the battle for top honours at Clay Cross in Derbyshire on ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A seal Spalding and District League title in fine style

Long-term leaders Holbeach A wrapped up the Spalding and District Billiards League title in typical fashion on Monday night – with a maximum victory. They crushed Gosberton B 7-0 (600-399) with James Glover (R90), Colin Dodd (R30) and Ben Harding (R40) all enjoying frame victories, taking their tally to 108 points in the process. Dodd and Glover also chipped in ...

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