Billiards

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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Snooker and billiards finals weekend: Ace Green pips four-time winner Fitter in top class Scratch clash

Jason Green lifted his second Snooker Scratch title on Saturday night after edging out four-time winner Craig Fitter 4-3 in the show-piece match of the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s finals weekend. Pyramid potter Green, who first lifted the President’s Cup back in 2011, shaded a titanic tussle with Services star Fitter 4-3 (66-9, 33-71, 23-71, 71-26, 27-64, ...

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A feast of snooker and billiards at Springfields Events Centre for league’s annual finals weekend

This weekend sees the annual Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s finals weekend take place at Springfields Events Centre. High quality action is expected at the Springfields Events Centre showpiece, with 12 finals taking place between Friday and Sunday. There will be a bar open at the event, so all are welcome to attend at any point and show ...

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Billiards round-up: Classy cueman Cooper reels off impressive break

A superb 91 break from Mick Cooper was the highlight of Monday night’s Spalding and District Billiards League action. Cooper, who plays off an O190 handicap for Long Sutton, helped his side beat hosts Gosberton 7-0 and also pocketed smaller scorers of 41, 39 (twice) and 32. Team-mate John Dawson (R30) also chipped in with a 38 break, while Joe ...

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Billiards round-up: Amazing Childs reels off two century breaks in the same frame

Cue master Rob Childs was on sensational form in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night as he made two huge century breaks in the same frame for Crowland B. Childs, who plays off a handicap of O260, reeled off scores of 123 and 122 as he defeated Mark Timms (R10) 200-94. Those heroics helped his side defeat ...

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Billiards round-up: Leaders Holbeach A win tight contest to stay nine points clear

Holbeach A remain nine points clear at the top of Spalding and District Billiards League after beating Long Sutton 5-2 in a classy contest on Monday night. Frame wins from James Glover (R90) and Colin Dodd (R30) got the job done for Holbeach, but all three of the frames were keenly contested. Sutton’s Mick Cooper (O190) and Mark Tims (R10) ...

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Magic Mick beats two internationals en-route to last 16 of national billiards championship

Long Sutton hot shot Mick Cooper helped knock out two England players as he booked his place in the last 16 of the country’s national billiards championship. Cooper, who plays for Norfolk, progressed from the English South East group stage at Cambridge behind Rob Hall as runner-up thanks to having a better points record than his county team-mate Nathan Mann. ...

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Billiards round-up: Seven-up! Week of maximum wins in Spalding and District League

It was a week of whitewashes in the Spalding and District Billiards League as four of the fixtures ended in a 7-0 scoreline. Leaders Holbeach A got in on the act, as they walloped rock-bottom Gosberton A on their home baize. James Glover (R90), Colin Dodd (R30) and Ben Harding (R40) all won frames and made breaks of 21, 28 ...

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Billiards round-up: Leaders Holbeach A extend advantage with win in crunch clash

Table-topping Holbeach A got back to winning ways in Spalding and District Billiards League with a 5-2 success at nearest rivals Crowland B on Monday night. James Glover (R90) and Colin Dodd (R30) were the frame winners, with the latter making a cool 28 break. Paul Howard (R60) hit back for second-placed Crowland, but they are now nine points off ...

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Billiards round-up: Johnson on-song as Consti B stun leaders

Table-topping Holbeach A suffered a rare defeat in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night as Consti B edged a close clash 4-3. Frame wins from Mick Johnson (O170) and Steve Spencer (R100) got the job done for the Spalding side, despite a frame triumph from Colin Dodd (R30). Johnson starred with a 37 break to help get ...

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It’s Childs play for Crowland B in win

Rob Childs was in super form for Crowland B recording a 117 and 78 unfinished break in their 7-0 demolition of Crowland C in the Spalding and District Billiards League. On top of those Childs (-250) also recorded breaks of 56, 46, 37 and 29 in his 200-86 win over Neil Burton (R60). The plus 60 handicap pair of Paul ...

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Billiards round-up: Leaders Holbeach A extend their advantage with big win

Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Holbeach A strengthened their position with a 7-0 whitewash win over Crowland A on Monday night. Colin Dodd made breaks of 25, 23 and 22 (unfinished) for the table-toppers as he won the final frame. Second-placed Holbeach B were 5-2 winners at Crowland B to stay in touch with their friendly foes. However, Rob ...

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Billiards round-up: B team take Holbeach bragging rights in top-of-the-table tussle

Holbeach A’s lead at the top of the Spalding and District Billiards League has been cut to 5.5 points after a 5-2 loss against friendly foes Holbeach B on Monday night. The win sees Holbeach B move into a position of power, given that they have a game in hand on the leaders. Elsewhere, ace cueman Rob Childs once again ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A go clear at summit after stellar Sutton success

Holbeach A have opened up a 6.5-point lead at the top of Spalding and District Billiards League after whitewashing hosts Long Sutton 7-0. Colin Dodd’s (R40) 22 break was their highlight. Also winning 7-0 on Monday night were Consti A, who saw off Crowland B. Rob Childs (O250) reeled off breaks of 58 and 46 for beaten Crowland in defeat. ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A keep a grip on lead, Childs sinks super 71 break

Holbeach A remain top of the Spalding and District Billiards League after a 5-2 victory over Consti A on Monday night. Ben Harding (R50) and Colin Dodd (R40) got their wins, with the former making a 20 break. The best break of the week game in the most one-sided clash, as Rob Childs made a super 71 in Crowland B’s ...

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Billiards round-up: Top Spalding and District League trio impress with big breaks

Three of the Spalding and District Billiards League’s leading players made impressive breaks on a quality night of action on Monday. The best break of the evening came from the league’s most heavily-handicapped player, Rob Childs (O250). He reeled off scores of 73, 61, 45, 32 and an unfinished 30 in Crowland B’s 5-2 home success over Donington. That helped ...

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Billiards round-up: Magic Mick reels off a stunning century break to seal Sutton success

Mick Cooper lit up the Spalding and District Billiards League with an impressive 100 break on Monday night. Long Suton ace Cooper (O190 handicap) made the century in a final frame victory over Gosberton B’s James Waterfall (R50) to secure his side a narrow 4-3 win. Crowland A are top of the table despite a 4-3 loss against Pyramid B. ...

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