English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : February 1998

The Amateur Billiard Player : February 1998

Eastern Counties

by Philip Welham

Cambridge are in a strong position to take the Division
One title as they have a seven point return from their
three games played, but Mid Norfolk Pot Black currently
lead with 8 points, having played five games. Newmarket
“A” have a five point return from their four games and
Norwich “A” have an even four points from four games.

Ian Chambers heads the highest break list with an 89, from
Philip Welham 87; Stan Ellis 85; and Colin Extall 83. Philip
is the top scorer to date with a 618 point game, followed
by Denis McGuigan, Ian Chambers and Fos Wilson with
539, 519 and 478 respectively.

In Division Two (A) Lincoln “A” hold a comfortable four point
lead over Alby with both sides having played five games.

Boston are a further point behind having played six, while
Norwich “B” show a lowly three point return from six games.

David Nichols, with a 110 break, tops the division list from
John Carman’s 109. Phil Johnson has also made an 83. The
same three players head the high scorer’s list, but in reverse
order. Phil has 607, John 537 and David 515.

Division Two (B) sees Lincoln “B” on top with 13 points from
six matches. Newmarket “B” have seven points from five, and
Raunds seven points from six. Lincoln “C” have six points
from five matches. David Ellis tops the highest break and score
list, (73 and 542) from Steve Bean who has a tally of 66 and 445
points respectively. Matthew Sutton has the highest junior
break of 66, while Mike Challon has the highest junior score of
397. Junior’s Dean Bavister (353), Matthew Sutton (337) and
Fraser Adams (306) also feature in the highest score list.

A recent meeting of league members determined that this
season, two teams will be promoted via the play-offs, and one
team (the lowest placed) will be relegated from the first division.

The presentation of trophies will take place at the Eastern
Counties Championships, which will take place on Sunday
22nd February at the Newmarket Snooker Centre, All Saints
Road, Newmarket, commencing 10.00am.

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