SNOOKER balls had been potted for the primary time within the York Snooker League as the brand new four-player league launched following a Covid-enforced break.
The league, which has changed the outdated Faber Defend competitors, is a handicapped competitors with groups of 4 competing from the Conservative golf equipment of Heworth & Bootham, Acomb and Fulford, in addition to Malton & Fortress Snooker Membership.
The star of the opening night time was Heworth ‘A’ participant Neil Wooden, who hit breaks of 46 and 42 in his victory over Jack Overton.
It was not sufficient to cease Heworth ‘B’ working out 3-1 winners, although, with Jim Rollinson (32 break) defeating Gary Douglas whereas Andy Hurley beat Kevin Gall and Andy Ogley defeated Clive Whyte.
Newcomers Fortress Snooker Membership began their league marketing campaign with a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Fulford ‘B’.
The house aspect made an outstanding begin, racing right into a 2-0 lead because of victories for James Bonwick and captain Cameron Fennell however Fortress hit again with Steve Paxton defeating Karl Mullen earlier than Paul Johnson rescued the draw for the away aspect with a 52-20 win over Russ Shaw.
Bootham ‘A’ high the desk after the primary spherical of matches after a complete 4-0 win over newly-formed Acomb ‘B’.
Paul Scorfield edged out Phil Carlton 53-50 in a tightly contested opening body earlier than Chris Thompson doubled the lead with a strong 71-46 victory over Jim Ledgeway.
Rob Barron and Andy Proud accomplished the victory with wins over Alan Haithwaite and Andy Wade, respectively.
Different opening outcomes noticed Malton 3-1 winners towards Bootham ‘B’, with Acomb ‘A’ drawing 2-2 towards Fulford ‘A’.
Anybody taken with getting into a four-player workforce into the league – which performs on Wednesday evenings – ought to e-mail [email protected]
The present league is a half season which is because of end in Might, with a full season beginning in September.
In the meantime, the Faber Defend Billiards League can be again underway, writes Darren Clark.
Just like the snooker, the billiards league can be contested by groups made up of 4 gamers, who will play one sport every. A further level can be awarded for the general combination rating.
Acomb Conservative Membership obtained off to a powerful begin with a 4-1 win at Fulford.
Wayne Pulleston narrowly misplaced out to Paul Holmes 150-145 earlier than Richard Lillie defeated Alan Reed 150-121 and Mick Borg secured his first win of the season by beating Bob Plant 150-123.
Bob Smith was the only real winner for Fulford as he defeated Trevor Ventress 150-141 in one other shut match.
Acomb’s mettle can be examined on January 26 after they host defending champions Heworth.
A spokesman commented: “The final aggressive billiards occasion in York was held earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic struck, so it was incredible to see gamers again having fun with the sport of billiards on the baize.”