4th 2015/16 ABC – Fareham – Room Available
13th December 2015 – Fareham, Hants.
An EABA member has a double room booked at the Portsmouth Travelodge PO2 8AB, for the night of the 12th which is available. Price was £43, reasonable offer accepted, email: markieg at outlook.com
2015 Four Nations Internationals – Kell leads England to Trophy
21/22 November 2015 – Glengormley, Northern Ireland.
An unbeaten Darren Kell lead the way for England to retain the four nations trophy for the 12th successive year in Belfast. After a hard fought day one of the four nations, the overall scores were: England:30, Northern Ireland: 20, Republic of Ireland:20, Austria:6.
Final scores: England:59, Northern Ireland: 38, Republic of Ireland:29, Austria:18
– First century by Austrias Werner Rieschl of 110
– Patrick Stegmeier (Austria) 77 unfinished break to steal a 150 frame
– A break of 104 by Englands Rob Hall in under 4 minutes!
– Debuts for Terry Azor (Eng), Willie Lowes (NI) and Markus Bauer (Aus)
– Other century Breaks: Hatton (173,110), Taylor (109), Hall (202,194,100,177,140unf), Kell (100, 110)
Day One Results Here
2015 County Championship – Tinmen Strike Gold
15th November 2015 – Atak Snooker Centre, Nuneaton.
Cornwall A’s team of Downing, White and Mitchell took the county championship for the third time in the last five years, beating Lincolnshire B’s squad of Manders, Schofield and Payne by 2-1 in the final.
Cambridgeshire A’s team of Hall, Johnson and Ellis took the plate from Lincolnshires A team of Chambers, Norman and Mann, again by a 2-1 margin.
2016 English Billiards Social Series Events added to Calendar
16th/17th January 2016 – The Cambridge Open.
5th/6th March 2016 – The Rochdale Open.
9th/10th April – The Southampton Open.
5th/8th May 2016 – The Jersey Open.
3rd 2015/16 ABC – Teesside Duo Clash in Final.
8th November 2015 – Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds.
Mark Hatton won the 3rd Amateur Billiard Competition of the season, hitting centuries in every round and holding the table with 70 unfinished in his semi final win over rankings topper Rob Hall. Travelling companion Darren Kell sneaked through his quarter final before a good semi final performance set up the game with Hatton which was predictably tight with a winning margin of 26 points. Peter Cooper expertly officiated.
Hall had the days highest break of 279, along with 155, 106, 188, 159 and 165. Mark Hirst had a 186, Hatton a 118, 106, 143 and 100 and Kell a 110.
Youngster Ryan Davis gained some valuable match experience after kindly being sponsored by Gary Norman.
Chris Achilles and Gary Norman both hit breaks and scored well in their runs to the plate final, Achilles winning largely due to a late all round play break of 65.
Hatton is now 2nd in the rankings, Hall stays top and Kell is up to 7th in the rankings here.
2015/16 Grand Masters Championship – Regional Draw
29th November 2015 – various regional UK venues
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