Matchplay – Rob Hall is Top of the Pops
15th March 2015, Atack, Nuneaton.
Rob Hall sealed top place in the 2014/15 rankings by winning d in winning the matchplay event at Nuneaton, defeating Teessider Mark Hatton in the final, with unfinished breaks in all 3 final legs. Hall prevented an all Teesside final by taking his semi-final against the consistent Darren Kell, who in turn sealed second place in the rankings with just the English Amateur finals to play. Dave Nichols showed some form to make the semi’s and Chris Mitchell defeated Mick White in the plate final, sealing it with an unfinished run of 81.
Century breaks were hit by Rob Hall (102,100), Chris Taylor (100,103), Mark Hatton (100).
The rankings are up to date here.
The Jock McGregor Senior Billiards International
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd March 2015, Reading Rooms, Bangor, Northern Ireland.
England overcame a first day deficit of 16-20 to win the senior international 40-32. Back after a few years out were Sammy Clarke and Tony Buttimer who played well with 121 & 78 breaks in beating Brian Harvey and Norman Whaley had a noteable win over Jim McCann. The second day saw the result go to the last 6 matches with Dave Rees finding form to beat Tony Buttimer, Bill Andress taking a point and Eddie Fielding winning to set up the victory. Results to follow.
Tournament director Clive Scott ran a tight ship, ably assisted by Bob Slee, Martin O’Reilly, Tim Godolphin and Joe Graham.
EABA Junior Finals Day – Rochy Woods, Matt Lyon & Reggie Edwards star…
21st March 2015, Grantham Snooker Centre.
Reggie Edwards won the under 16’s, Matt Lyon the under 19’s and Rochy Woods the girls final beating Jack Easter, Tony Hackett and Hannah Green respectively.
2015 AGM Policy Changes
English Amateur – Quarter Finals
Played 22nd February, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Congratulations to Rob Hall, Darren Kell, Phil Mumford and Geoff Brassington on qualifying for the semis. Scores from Clay Cross:
|Session 1||Breaks (50+)||Total||Session 1||Breaks (50+)||Total|
|Rob Hall||644||78,56,68,78,159,93,231,211,102,160,133,199||1817||Chris Taylor||207||58,57||331|
|Darren Kell||532||61,76,73||1044||Phil Welham||276||68,78,52||704|
|Phil Mumford||417||53,87,202,152,87||1288||John Mullane||373||115,59||773|
|Geoff Brassington||417||85,67,72,166,57||963||Jonathon Marwood||230||122||563|
English Amateur – Last 16 – Former Winners Go Out
Former winners Sutton and Goodwill exit at last 16 stage, along with messrs Crossland, Winn, Goodwin, Duggan, Mitchell & Azor. Results are as shown below from Darley Dale on Saturday 21stFebruary.
|Rob Hall||102,52,200,103,156,117,61,102,258||1655||Chris Mitchell||521|
|Darren Kell||50,80,52,63,73,109,99||1014||Jason Goodwin||92,75||600|
|Chris Taylor||82,81,57,64,57,71,54,75unf||942||Terry Azor||53,51,53||667|
|Geoff Brassington||169,91,56||801||Martin Goodwill||105,89,67,53,94||719|
|Phil Mumford||101,196,119,110,74,76||899||Matt Sutton||50,74,92,89,82,107||890|
|Phil Welham||59,54,67,80,83||1020||Steve Crossland||61,62,60,61,70,104||978|
|Jonathon Marwood||52,66||839||Arthur Winn||90||762|
|John Mullane||78,71,88,108,71,78||1112||Eddie Duggan||113,127||888|
Friendly Cup International – England Retain Trophy
Boston – 24th/25th January 2015
England retained the Friendly Cup by 50-14 in a great weekend of billiards in Boston. Darren Kell led the way, being unbeaten throughout. Rob Hall had 4 centuries, Chris Taylor a 117, Brian Harvey, Chris Mitchell, Arthur Winn, Steve Crossland and Eddie Duggan all contributing to the points haul. For the Irish there were notable wins by Kenny Campbell and Christian Kirk had some good breaks and a notable win in tying a high quality match with Rob Hall 1-1.
2015 ABC Annual Xmas Draw
The Lucky Winners are:
Terry Ward – £150
Judith Lloyd – £100
Albert Armitage – £50
Games to be Played 7th February 2016.
Southampton – Shirley and Millbrook Conservative Club
|Group A||Group B|
|T Thorn||J Goodwin|
|C Coumbe||M Goodwill|
|S Brookshaw||C Mitchell|
|S Downing||J Mullane|
Cambridge – Cambridge Snooker Centre
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
|K Payne||J Wayman||N Mann|
|D Nichols||C Taylor||D Smith|
|A Winn||M Sutton||D Manders|
|P Mumford||R Hall||P Welham|
Bradford – Cue Gardens Club
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
|S Crossland||J Marwood||G Brassington|
|P Shelley||M Graham||E Duggan|
|C Achilles||D Kell||J McCann|
|J McLaughlin||C Fitzpatrick||M Hatton|
We have just receive the sad news that Irish International player Timmy Murphy has passed away. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.