4th ABC – Fareham, 14th Dec 2014 – Rob Hall shows no xmas Goodwill

Rob Hall took yet another ABC on the south coast at Fareham, spoilling Marting Goodwills return by beating him in the final.Chris Taylor and Steve Crossland were semi-finalists.

The days highest break, by Rob Hall, was a stupendous effort of 348!

Terry Azor won his second plate final of the season.

Dale Schofield was beaten by a girl! Not just any girl, local lady Emma Bonney is a multi World Ladies Billiards champion making a welcome appearance in the ABC series.

Full results to follow.

Next ABC: Clay Cross, Derbyshire, Sunday 11th January 2015.

 English Amateur County Team Billiards Championship

Atack Snooker Club, Nuneaton. Sunday 23rd November 2014.

The Yorkshire team of Crossland, Bagley and Peaker won the county championship in Nuneaton, fending off Derbyshire (McCann, Rees and Bennet) in the final.

Cornwall A won the plate final, beating their fellow tinmen in the first round and Cambridge in the final.

Full results are Here

 4 Nations Billiards International – England Retain Trophy

Cue Ball Club – Derby – 15th/16th November 2014

England retained the four nations trophy in a great weekend of billiards in Derby. England’s top dogs of Hall, Mullane, Taylor and Kell were unbeaten throughout, with Duggan and Winn doing well on debut. The, (sorry chaps) old stagers of Harvey and Mitchell made up the winning team. A number of other centuries were made over the weekend, Rob Hall topping the list with a magnificent top break of 341 .

Northern Ireland were runners up, scoring consistently throughout the weekend, with Christian Kirk having a ton in pushing Rob Hall.

The Republic were only 8 points off their neighbours, with Wayne Doyle scoring well and hitting a century.

Austria continued to progress, finishing with a creditable 20 points with notable breaks from Stegemeir, Rieschl and Schmidt.

Final score: England 62, Northern Ireland 35, Republic of Ireland 27, Austria 20 points.

Full results to follow.

 Grand Masters Billiards Draw

To be played 30th November 2014.

South East Region (Cambridge):

E Palmius A Elvin T French R Barrett
M White S Springham M Johnson S Tuck
A Winn D Smith M Hill R Agnew
P Hobson D Bentinck J Wayman P Johnson

South Region (Southampton):

J Hedley M Phillips T Thorn
M Thatcher C Ayres G Jones
J Conba T Azor J Hoad

North West Region (Chester):

D Marr P Shelley
E Fielding F Bradley
N Routledge E Duggan

South West Region (Plymouth):

C Mitchell
G Lingard
B Harvey

 3rd ABC – Clay Cross, 9th Nov 2014 – Rob Hall back to winning ways

Rob Hall took his second ABC competition of the season, beating John Mullane. Mullane made a very timely unfinished 93 in his semi final against the unlucky Steve Crossland to take the game by 6 points. Adam Clarke continued his progress, making his first appearance in an ABC semi final.

The days highest break, by Rob Hall, was 174 (twice).

Mark Graham saved his train fare home by winning the plate final from young Dale Schofield making his first final appearance. Steve Bradshaw just missed out on a century in his plate game.


Plate finalists Mark Graham and Dale Schofield


Winner Rob Hall receives his trophy from TD Clive Scott

Full results now uploaded Here and the rankings updated.

Next ABC: Fareham on 14th December.

 2014/15 English Amateur Regional Qualifiers

Full results now uploaded Here.

The following have qualified for the last 32 of this seasons competition from the qualifiers played on 2nd November 2014.

South East Region:

Matt Lyon, Arthur Winn, Steve Tuck, Phil Mumford, Dave Nichols, Phil Welham, Matt Sutton, Chris Cator, Jamie Wayman, Gary Norman, Nathan Mann.

North West Region:

Geoff Brassington, Peter Shelley, Eddie Duggan, Eddie Fielding

North/Midlands Region:

John Bagley, Darren Kell, Rob Hall, Chris Taylor, Jim McCann, John Marwood, Steve Kershaw, Matthew Peaker, Steve Crossland.

Southern Region:

Martin Goodwill, John Mullane, Jason Goodwin, T Thorn, Terry Azor, M Lott.

 Alf Nolan 1927 to 2014

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Alf Nolan




The EABA is deeply saddened to announce the death of its President Alf Nolan.
Alf passed away on Monday 6 October 2014 after a long illness.
Within the game of billiards Alf is a legend; will there ever be a greater enthusiast?
A fine player, (English Amateur Billiards and Snooker Champion), a compulsive talker about the game and everything else and a very generous sponsor of the EABA.

Alf will be greatly missed and our kindest thoughts and best wishes go out to his family.

 ABC Cambridge – 12th October 2014 – John Mullane Wins

John Mullane won the 2nd ABC event of the season, after beating Rob Hall in the semis. Chris Taylor was the beaten finalist, beating Mark Graham in his semi with a break of 168 narrowly missing out on being the days highest by Rob, a 173.

Chris Cator triumphed in the plate final by 2 points over Eddie Fielding which was some consolation for being narrowly beaten by 3 points in the main event.

Full results are now online Here and the ranking table is up to date.

UK Seniors Championships – 27th/28th September 2014, Derby

Peter Shelley came through a strong field to take the UK senior crown at the Cueball club in Derby. Jack McLaughlin was the finalist, making a string of good scores aqnd breaks on the way to the final, including a 127 and 89 breaks in a good group win against Dave Sneddon. Norman Whaley won the plate event from Eddie Fielding.

Full results are now online Here

 Whitworth Masters at Darley Dale – The Rob Hall Show

The Whitworth Masters (20th and 21st of September 2014) was won by Rob Hall in imperious fashion with an average of over 50 in a one sided final.


Rob receives his trophy, pictured are finalist Mark Graham, tournament director Clive Scott and officials.

Full results are Here

Leeds ABC

The first ABC tournament of the 2014/15 season was recently held and results available on this site. Early days yet but the rankings are also updated.

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The EABA’s very own Billiards ace Chris Taylor has again showed what an accomplished cueman he is, winning the Eastern Counties singles title for the third time in four years against another EABA stalwart Phil Mumford.

Chris started well with visits of 86 and 82 Phil Mumford his opponent in the final could only muster a reply of 51 and looked at little at sea, Yalie chipped in with 61 but Chris raced round the table for a 71 unfinished. The final scores being Chris Taylor 331 and Phil Mumford 198.

The Bostonian was also part of the team which retained the Eastern Counties League, along with fellow Lincolnshire competitors Bem French and Rob Hall.

Taylor has had a very successful season, reaching eight competition finals and his world ranking sees him rated seventh.

His next outing is in Leeds from July 19-20, here he will again be battling it out with Phil Mumford for the CIU National billiards title and combined snooker and billiards titles.

Mike Wright  ( 10 Shot)

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you of the passing of Mike Wright.

Mike as we all knew him to be     10 SHOT, he actually played Peter Gilchrist in a comp when he got his 10 shot and recieved more Euro’s for the 10 shot than Peter did for winning the comp and used to rib Peter about it .

Mike was not only a fine Billiards player but also an accomplished Grade 1 Billiards Referee who was proud to have refereed not only a  regular at our ABC’s But also at World Championship level.

Our thoughts are with his family.

I spoke to Theresa last night and she told me that he was fighting his way back to strong health and had just started to put a little weight back on up until last week when things started to go down hill a little.

I have spoken to many EABA members and have all asked me to send our condolences onto Theresa.

R.I.P. Mike  a true EABA Gentleman.

From all your Billiard  Collegues


AGM Notice

You are cordially invited to the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Association which will be held at “The Q Club”, 4 Cornhill Lane, Boston, Lincs. PE21 6EZ. Tel 01205 367686 on Saturday 3rd May 2014 at 1.00pm. The full itinerary is available to download by clicking the link below.

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English Amateur Final

Rob Hall won his second English Amateur Title defeating Phil Mumford in the final at the Whitworth Institute, Darley Dale.

Saturday saw the two Phils battling it out and even though Phil Welham scored nicely he was always playing catch up to Phil Mumford.

Scoring averages: morning P .Welham 11.51  P.Mumford 20.28 Afternoon P.W 18.96  P.M  33.08.
Result Phil Mumford.1557–Phil Welham 858
Breaks–P.Mumford.1st Session(184,134,90)
P.Welham. 1st.(87,51) 2nd.(96,90,70,55)

In the other match John Mullane was like Phil Welham  always playing catch up with Rob who was in great form.
Morning Averages John Mullane 19.95.  Rob Hall  29.50  Afternoon  J.M. 14.50   R. H.  32.75.
Result  Rob Hall 1606 –  John  Mullane  809
Breaks R.Hall.1st Session (154,138,95,51)
2nd (198,132,122,122,90,80,72)
J.Mullane. 1st(53)2ns.(122).

Everyone was expecting a great final and let me tell you it lived up to expectations. Phil Mumford was behind in the morning session 481  to Rob Halls 823.

After that I think Phil wanted to show the people watching just how he can play he started potting as we know he can and this led to  a couple of nice 100+ breaks  But Rob was not going to let this go easy and when at the top he just flowed . Brilliant match all round both should be very pleased with their performances.
Breaks. R.Hall 1st Session (178,98,85,61)2nd.(282,169,109,52).
P.Mumford.1st (142) 2nd (128,96,60)

Rob Hall 1425 – Phil Mumford  769
Thanks guys a great performance.

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