Cue sports round-up

DEFENDING champion Ryan Clark is on course to take yet another treble, after reaching the Blindcraft-sponsored Hartlepool Junior Cue Sports League Snooker Cup final.

His semi-final against Cameron O’Connor started in controversial fashion, as mid-way through the first frame, O’Connor’s phone rang and, as per league rules, the frame was awarded against him, giving Clark a 1-0 lead.

He added the second frame with a 28 break, but O’Connor responded well by taking the next 57-25, but Clark was too strong and breaks of 23 and 20 helped seal his place in the final.

The second semi saw Michael Williams defeat Division One leader Sam Higgins 3-0 in a match that was much closer than the final score suggested.

Both snooker and billiard cup finals will take place on January 7 (7pm) at the Blytheholme Social Club in Stockton.

KEITH Kinnersley came from 2-1 down to defeat Martin Pygott 3-2 in the Premier Division final snooker game of the season, ensuring his highest finish of fourth place in the table.

The final week’s games, all billiards, were played at the same time, as the title was still in the balance.

Ben Wanley, 14, produced the biggest shock of the season when he defeated English Under-16 and Under-19 billiards champion Ryan Clark 200-188, making a break of 28 in process.

Clark then had to hope that nearest rival Johnathon Buglass would not get maximum points in his game with Williams, by beating him by more than 125.

It had looked very doubtful after Williams was first out of the blocks, with breaks of 48 and 28, but once Buglass realised Clark was in trouble on the other table, he started motoring.

Breaks of 66, 35, 23 and 51 (unfinished) gave Buglass a 200-131 win, just short of enough points to win the league, meaning Clark won the title by one point.

Christopher Dyer, playing his final game in the league before joining the RAF early in the New Year, started well against Martin Pygott, with a break of 28. But Pygott made his highest ever match break of 53 to win the game 200-167.

The final game saw Keith Kinnersley defeat Cameron O’Connor 200-147, with breaks of 25 from Keith, and 22 from Cameron.

MICHAEL CORNELIUS has narrowed the gap to just two points at the top of the Division One table after taking maximum points from Darion Cockrill.

A break of 28 in the final frame helped Micky to a 3-0 win.

Table topper Sam Higgins dropped another point, after taking a 2-0 lead over Luke Blakey, he lost the final frame 27-59.

At billiards, Cockrill recorded his first ever league victory, defeating 14-year-old Jack Dixon 100-94, while Luke Blakey was a 100-82 winner over Tom Higgins.

SALTBURN CONS drew 3-3 with Guisborough Cons B, for whom whose Curt Iceton made a break of 55, in Division One of the Cleveland Billiards and Snooker League.

Redcar Lakes B (Gary Beckett 53) lost 4-2 to Redcar Cons B while leaders Redcar Unionists A defeated Carlin How A 5-1, with breaks of 32 from Barry Chapman, 31 from Tony Buckle, and 32, 45 and 48 from Richard Beckham.

Lune Street A recorded an excellent 4-2 home win over New Marske Institute.

In Division Two, Staithes Athletic defeated Lune Steet B 5-1.

Redcar Lakes D fought out a 3-3 draw with Marske WMC A. Dan Hardesty (RL) made a 30 break.

Redcar Unionists B travelled to Carlin How B and also drew 3-3.

Marske WMC B hosted Redcar Lakes C and were defeated 4-2.

Also beaten 4-2 at home were Guisborough Cons A, losing to Redcar Citz B with Mark Watson making a break of 31.

Leaders Guisborough Quoit B travelled to Redcar Citz A and won 4-2. Mike Collantine (GQ) made a 30 break while team-mate Alan Bringloe made a break of 32.

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  1. Great website alot of billiards info

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