Snooker

A few surprises on the way to cup success

There were a few upsets in the preliminary round of the Knock-out Cup in the Spalding and District Snooker League. High fliers Consti E, who are currently top of Division One, were beaten 5-0 by Division Two team Holbeach B.Completing the whitewash were Barry Haynes (O7), Wayne Forbelets (O21), Charlie Mullane (R14), Neil Harvey (O7) and Pete Mullane (O21).The closest ...

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Two whitewash wins in snooker division three

The highlights in this week’s Spalding and District Snooker League came in Division Three with two 6-0 wins and a 40 break. Donington B and Boundary B are up to fifth and six respectively after whitewash victories over Gosberton C and Whittlesey A.Winners on the night for Donington were Jim Thompson twice (R7), Peter Burrell (scr), Phil Burrell (R7), and ...

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Five-star BSC A open up lead after fine win

Bourne SC A have moved three points clear at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division One after a 5-1 victory over Services A on Thursday night. Wins from Ian Gibson (scr), Max Ayliff (O14), Ian Clare (scr) and Carl Gibson (O14) got the job done for the table-toppers, with star man Mark Gray (O105) the only man ...

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Snooker round-up: It’s tight at the top as leading duo both win in Spalding and District League

There’s nothing in it at the top of Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One with Consti E and Bourne SC A tied together on 18 points. Consti E are sitting just ahead of Bourne with a perfect four out of four wins, while Bourne have lost one of their four matches played. Consti continued their ...

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Snooker round-up: Nice and three-sy for leading pair Services C and Consti E, Jennings makes impressive break

Both Services C and Consti E boast 100 per cent records after three games in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One after victories on Thursday night. The duo are locked together on 14 points after securing 4-2 wins, with Services seeing off Sutton Bridge A and Consti getting the better of Services A. Mark Spiller (scr), Jordan Philpott (R14) ...

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Snooker round-up: Trio setting the early top tier pace in Spalding and District League

Three teams boast two wins from as many games in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League after Thursday night’s fixtures. Bourne SC A lead the way by a point after their 6-0 success at Holbeach C. Star man Mark Gray (O105) enjoyed himself in that one with solid breaks of 41 and 38 before finishing up with ...

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Snooker round-up: Champions Pyramid A make flying start as new season kicks-off

The Spalding and District Snooker League returned on Thursday night – and there were some typically impressive performances across the three divisions. In Division One, champions Pyramid A kicked off their title defence with a 4-2 victory over Division Two winners Sutton Bridge A. They lost the first two frames as Mick Tiller (scr) and Glen Ryan (O21), who made ...

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Pyradon see off Skegness challenge to lift Donington Summer Snooker crown

Pyradon are the winners of the Donington Summer Snooker Tournament after defeating Skegness 4-1 in the final on Friday night. The winning team, made up of players from both Bourne and Donington, consisted of Mark Woodberry, Neil Reynolds, Jason Green, James Sharpe and Alfonso Palumbo – with the latter’s break of 48 the best made in the tournament. Organiser Jean ...

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Veteran duo Beba and Tiller share Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s top prize

The curtain came down on another Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League season with the annual trophy presentation evening on Friday night. All of the 2021/22 season’s trophy winners got their hands on silverware at the Spalding Services Club bash – which included snooker Division One winners Pyramid A and billiards champions Donington. The traditional dinner and dance also ...

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Snooker round-up: Sutton Bridge A and Pyramid B celebrate league titles as season draws to close

Two more champions were crowned on a frantic final night of action in the Spalding and District Snooker League season. Thursday saw Sutton Bridge A clinch the Division Two crown, while Pyramid B are also celebrating after wrapping up the Division Three title. Starting in the second tier, Bridge clinched their 20th win from 28 games as they beat Holbeach ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid A clinch top tier title with typical win, Knight makes fine 74 break

Pyramid A are the new Spalding and District Snooker League Division One champions after beating third-placed Pyramid C 4-2 on Thursday night. Needing just a point to be sure of the title with a game to spare, Mick Twell’s (R14) second frame success was enough to seal the crown. But the long-term leaders weren’t done there and further victories from ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid A within a whisker of sealing Division One title after big home win

Spalding and District Snooker League Division One leaders Pyramid A are one point from the title after winning 5-1 at home to Services C. Victor Rouse (O7) beat Nigel Cherry (014) 61-56 in the opening frame but Services hit back in the second as Geoff Hemsil (R21) edged Mick Twell (R14) 68-53. Wins for Matthew Chapman (scr), Norman Vaughan (O14) ...

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Pyramid A secure a key win in title race

It was crunch time in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League as the top two clashed on Thursday night – and it was leaders Pyramid A who cemented their position with victory over Holbeach C. With only three rounds of fixtures left this season, Pyramid prevailed 4-2 thanks to a final frame win from Dean Cole (O7), ...

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Snooker round-up: Four-horse title race in Division Two as leading duo are defeated

The race for the Division Two title in the Spalding and District League took another twist last week as the top two sides lost to their nearest challengers. Table-topping Sutton Bridge A lost 4-2 against Consti F in a close clash, while second-placed Bourne SC C were beaten 5-1 by fourth-placed Bourne SC B to bunch the quartet of sides ...

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Snooker and Billiards finals weekend: Bowman gets his hands on the top two prizes as showpiece event makes a welcome return

With the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s finals weekend for each of the past two years, this year’s showpiece event was extra special for all involved. But it was a particularly great weekend for Bren Bowman at Springfields Events Centre, as he got his hands on the best individual prize on offer and ...

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Snooker round-up: Super 92 break by Pyramid ace Lester is the new best of the season

Lester Gaunt produced a stunning 92 clearance for Pyramid B in Division Three of the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night. Gaunt, who plays off a handicap of O49, now has the best break of the season so far – given that the exploits of ex-pro Mark Gray aren’t eligible. Pyramid B were unable to build on his ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid A open up big lead in top tier title race ahead of finals weekend

It was a big week for Pyramid A in the race for the Spalding and District League Division One title race as they opened up a handsome lead at the top with just six weeks of the season remaining. Nine points clear at the start of play, the Bourne side roared to a 6-0 victory over struggling Consti G to ...

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Snooker round-up: Five frames go to the final black in all-Services duel, Gray makes 87 break

One of the tightest games in the recent history of the Spalding and District Snooker League was played out last week between two teams from the Spalding Services Club. The fixture was in Division Two, with Services B beating friendly foes Services E 4-2 in a clash that saw all five frames decided on the final black of the game ...

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Snooker round-up: Beaten Sutton Bridge A miss big chance to seize control in Division Two

Sutton Bridge A will be kicking themselves after missing the chance to take command of the Spalding and District Snooker League Division Two title race on Thursday night. Leaders Bourne SC C remain two points clear at the summit despite going down 4-2 at Consti H – as Bridge A lost at third-placed Bourne SC B by the same score. ...

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Snooker round-up: Leading promotion candidates in Division Two are all beaten

The top four teams in Spalding and District Snooker League Division Two all lost last week as the promotion picture took a fresh twist. Leaders Bourne SC C suffered a 4-2 reverse at Gosberton A, with home cuemen Geoff Wand (R7), Jamie Mumby (scr) and Alan Jackson (O7) winning the final three frames to seal the success. Second-placed Sutton Bridge ...

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