Rob Barbour and Mike Griffiths

Carlisle’s Mike Griffiths and Rob Barbour have gained the 2019 Cumbria County Doubles Championship in an exciting day at Carlisle’s Portland Snooker Membership culminating in a 4-2 last win towards Barrow’s Danny McDonald and Tony Mason.

The Portland Snooker Membership and Customized Truffles through Debbie Louise subsidized match produced a primary identify for the Carlisle pairing who at the day produced probably the most constant snooker.

The primary body of an overly tactical last began as Griffiths delivered a 20-point lead. McDonald and Mason attempted exhausting to pressure a gap however because the Carlisle duo saved them at bay a 75-22 body win made it 1-0.

Body two become a disjointed topic very early on, then again with McDonald and Mason benefiting from the small possibilities they have been offered with a 52-29 body victory ensured parity at 1-1.

As the following body moved alongside each pairings have been beginning to settle into the fit, however with the balls no longer mendacity smartly, from a damage development viewpoint, some other protection dominant sport resulted. Selecting off what they wanted it used to be Griffith and Barbour who moved 2-1 forward with a 66-38 win.

The fourth body once more proved to be a gradual burner however with a damage of 33 Barbour took the bull through the proverbial horns. This created a comfy lead and even supposing McDonald and Mason battled exhausting to drag the deficit again they went down 60-38.

Body 5 delivered a big blow for the Barrow duo as Mason’s tip got here off his cue. No longer on the lookout for an excuse he briefly barrowed a cue from a fellow competitor and carried on. At this level McDonald took over potting accountability and with some fantastic play he introduced himself and his spouse again into the fit with a 52-38 victory.

At 3-2 to the Carlisle pairing the sport used to be finely poised however with the fit nearing the tip, fairly naturally, each pairings have been beginning to display small indicators of nerves. This produced some other fragmented affair and with simply the fairway ultimate the body used to be nonetheless within the steadiness. A security shot from Barbour appeared like leaving an opportunity for Mason to tie the competition then again in clipping the brown on how you can potting the fairway the chance used to be long past. All that used to be left used to be for Griffiths to transparent from inexperienced to purple to take the body 65-25, fit and identify to the satisfaction of his Carlisle group mate.

Within the first of the semi-finals McDonald and Mason supplemented each and every different brilliantly as some fantastic potting through each avid gamers used to be greater than sufficient to take them via 4-1 towards protecting champions Kevin Basnett from Workington and Andrew Mitchelhill from Cockermouth.

The opposite semi-final noticed Griffiths and Barbour win through the similar ranking towards impressed first time entrants in Workington’s Stephen Jackson and Ian Fulton.

The absolute best damage of the championship got here from Workington’s Kevin Basnett with a contribution of 104 in a 4-1 first spherical win over Aspatria’s Gary Miller and Gary Stewardson.

The development additionally noticed a plate pageant held for all first spherical losers with Workington’s Peter and Stephen O’Hagan presiding over Maryport’s Ryan Ismay and Ryan Barker, 3-2. The person spotlight of the plate pageant got here from Ryan Ismay as with a contribution of 103 he recorded his first century damage in aggressive play.

Due to Ron and to Ron & Mary Wilson of the Portland Membership, Carlisle for offering a very good venue.

The County Snooker Singles Championship shall be hung on Sunday 24th March on the Portland Snooker Membership, Carlisle. 1030am get started. Additional data touch 07983522842, 07720251818 or cross the the Affiliation’s Fb web page at Cumbria Billiards and Snooker Affiliation.



  • McDonald & Mason (Barrow) beat Sharp and Scott (Maryport), 4-0.
  • Basnett (104 damage) & Mitchelhill (Workington/Cockermouth) beat Miller & Stewardson, 4-1.
  • Nixon & Wright (Carlisle) beat Ismay (50 damage) & Barker (Maryport), 4-3.
  • Fulton & Jackson (Workington) beat Garroway & Dawson (Workington), 4-2.
  • Griffiths & Barbour (Carlisle) beat O’Hagan & O’Hagan (Workington), 4-1.

Quarter finals

  • McDonald & Mason (Barrow) beat Mostyn & Tatton (Maryport/Workington), 4-0.
  • Basnett & Mitchelhill (67 damage) beat Nixon & Wright, 4-3
  • Fulton & Jackson beat Lancaster & Woods (Carlisle), 4-1.
  • Griffiths & Barbour beat Gracey & Kirkwood (Carlisle), 4-1.

Semi finals

  • McDonald (50 damage) & Mason beat Basnett & Mitchelhill, 4-1.
  • Griffiths & Barbour beat Fulton & Jackson, 4-1.


  • Griffiths & Barbour beat McDonald & Mason, 4-2.
  • Body rankings: 75-22, 29-52, 66-38, 60-38, 38-52, 62-25

Plate Ultimate

  • O’Hagan & O’Hagan beat Ismay & Barker, 3-2.

Supply hyperlink

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.