Snooker

Gosberton D edge big battle to move clear in Division Three

Table-toppers Gosberton D took a giant step towards the Spalding and District League Division Three title after seeing off nearest rivals Services D 5-1 last week. In what is the tightest of all three divisions, Gosberton are now five points clear of their most recent victims with just four rounds of fixtures left. A re-spotted black frame win for Marcus ...

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Grandstand snooker league finish on the cards in third tier

Just five points separate the top three teams in Spalding and District League Division Three title race with a month of the season remaining. Leaders Gosberton D are just a point ahead after winning a thrilling clash with Pyramid E 4-2 last Thursday night. Simon Slinger’s (R7) 22 clearance in the final frame saw him beat Neil McLean (R7) 67-65 ...

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Long Sutton seal double-double in billiards league

Long Sutton clinched their second Spalding and District League double on the trot after crushing Consti C 7-0 in a rearranged game last week. A super 64 break from Adam Barwell (O10), a cool 46 from Mick Cooper (O40) and Sean Swinburn’s (O20) 34 steered Sutton to the title with one game to spare. Having already won the Billiards KO ...

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Gosberton rip up the form book in Spalding Snooker League

Gosberton A turned the Spalding and District League Division Two table upside down last week as they upset leaders Consti B 4-2. The relegation-threatened hosts were inspired by frame wins from Peter Waterfall (R14), Lee Watson (O14) and James Waterfall (O14), but stay in the bottom two.Watson also starred with a 23 break against Martin Fear (O7), who managed a ...

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Calm Division One leaders Tulips B move further ahead

Title-chasing Tulips B don’t look to be feeling any pressure in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One after moving ten points clear last Thursday night. The Spalding side picked up a 5-1 win at Services E to remain in firm control at the summit, with Darren Woodberry (O28), Mark Woodberry (O35), Ady Sibley (R7) and Martin Deacon (O7) all ...

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Title hopefuls Donington C pile the pressure on snooker leaders

Title hopefuls Donington C closed the gap on Spalding and District Snooker League Division One leaders Tulips B to just six points with an impressive 5-1 win at Holbeach C last Thursday night. Frame victories from Lee Marshall (R7), Neil Reynolds (O49), Matt Turner (R7) and Ben Wrigglesworth (scr) steered the second-placed side to the points, with only Paul Ashton’s ...

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Ace Gray gets pool season off to perfect start at Telford

Pool wizard Mark Gray made the perfect start to the new GB9 Ball Tour season by emphatically winning the opening round at the Radisson Park Hotel in Telford. The Bourne ace, who is a regular player in the Spalding and District Snooker League, saw off 95 other players to win the £1,200 top prize and consolidate his number two ranking. ...

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Sensational 97 billiards break from Crowland’s Rob

Rob Childs lit up the Spalding and District Billiards League once again on Monday as he made an amazing 97 break for his Crowland B side. The ace potter, who plays off a maximum O200 handicap, also made scores of 51 and 45 in his frame win over Long Sutton’s Sean Swinburn (O20). Sadly for Childs, he was the only ...

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Snooker: Maximum win fires Tulips B ten points ahead

Tulips B now boast a ten-point lead at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League after a 6-0 whitewash win at struggling Holbeach C last Thursday night. Three of the five frame wins for the Spalding side were secured on the final black, with Darren Woodberry (O28), Martin Deacon (O7) and Mark Wilkinson (O14) all pushed right to the ...

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Leaders Tulips B back on-song to extend advantage

Tulips B are eight points clear at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division One after shading a tight tussle with Donington A 4-2. Wins for Mark Woodberry (O35), Ady Sibley (R7) and Darren Woodberry (O28) – who made a 28 break – were enough for the Spalding side. That, coupled with a 4-2 win for Tulips A ...

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Mind the gap! Tulips B see snooker lead cut

Tulips B had their lead at the top of Division One trimmed in Spalding and District Snooker League last week. The title favourites’ advantage was cut to six points following their 5-1 defeat at in-form Holbeach D. Mark Woodberry was their only winner, with Denis Hix, Donald Mink, Ashley Bunn and Ian Woodberry grabbing the wins for the home side. ...

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SNOOKER: Services B ease relegation fears

Tim Nash and Ted Howling won games on the black ball as Services B boosted their hopes of avoiding the Division Two trapdoor in Spalding and District Snooker League. The side remain bottom but the 5-1 win over the club C team makes the table better reading. Jeff Collins and Alan Hansard were the B team’s other winners, with Mark ...

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SNOOKER: Gosberton A force B side to look over their shoulder

Gosberton B are starting to look over their shoulder at the Division Two drop zone after a thrashing from their A side. It was an ‘away match’ which held no fears for the one-from-bottom A side, who romped to a 6-0 win. Only two of the games were tight, but Carl Ward and Peter Waterfall prevailed against David Nichols and ...

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BILLIARDS: Semi-finalists in Shield now known

The semi-finalists in Spalding and District Billiards League Shield are now known. Crowand B, Consti D, Gosberton and Long Sutton are the final four after Monday’s quarter-finals. Consti B had the largest winning margin – and arguably the most impressive win. Steve Spencer, John Keeton and Mick Johnson all won to send league leaders Donington packing. Norman Gookey’s side had little ...

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Mark’s magic 139 ‘total clearance’ among best-ever in league

That man Mark Gray was at it again in the Spalding and District Snooker League last Thursday night. Gray – whose 141 in December 2012 is the best break in the history of the league – pocketed the second-highest ever score with a sensational 139 total clearance during Bourne SC A’s 5-1 Division Two win over Consti I. The ex-professional, ...

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Welcome 7-0 billiards victory for struggling Holbeach B

Having ended 2014 as the Spalding and District Billiards League’s basement boys, Holbeach B kicked off the new year with a maximum win over Pyramid B. Denis Hix (R70), Dan Coleman (R100) and Ashley Bunn (R40) all earned big individual wins in Bourne to give Holbeach’s season the shot in the arm it badly needed. Darrell Read (R40) did make ...

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Division Two leaders Bourne stunned by Consti show

Consti B produced one of the most impressive Spalding and District Snooker League performances of the season so far as they handed Division Two leaders Bourne SC A a 6-0 beating. Wins from Steve Spencer (R21), John Keeton (O7), John Christian (R7), Martin Fear (O7) and Mick Johnson (O35) left the long-time table-toppers stunned – and beaten for only the ...

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Marvellous Martin pockets super 96 billiards break

Martin O’Connor made a stunning personal best break of 96 in the Spalding and District League’s Billiards Shield last week – but it was ultimately in vain. The Pyramid B potter belied his R10 handicap to make one of the biggest breaks of the billiards season in any competition. But wins from Mick Cooper (O40) and Adam Barwell (O10), who ...

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Tulips B’s top tier title charge halted by Consti F

Top tier leaders Tulips B saw their Spalding and District Snooker League title charge come a little unstuck at Consti F last Thursday night. Tulips, who have played two games more than nearest rivals Services A, were handed a 4-2 reverse in the all-Spalding affair in a clash that went down to the very last black of the final frame. ...

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Team spirit helped Mark become a two-time Mosconi maestro

Ace potter Mark Gray is still buzzing after helping Europe win pool’s PartyPoker Mosconi Cup at Blackpool last week. Spalding and District Snooker League star Gray clinched his second Mosconi crown as Europe saw off the USA 11-5 to make it five wins on the trot in the famous competition. 41-year-old Gray, who lives in Bourne, lost his only singles ...

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