Snooker League Update
As the season edges closer to the final knockout competitions, the next pieces of action were in the second semi-finals of the Berry/Taylor Cups and in the first legs Mossley B led 7-0 over Mossley A and Hyde SC led Staly Vegas 6-1.
In the whist, Mossley A lead 131-129 from the first leg. These results meant that the trailing teams would need a big effort to keep their chances alive.
Mossley A amazingly beat Mossley B 7-0 and so it finished 7-7, and a playoff was needed to decide who goes to the final.
In the other match Hyde and Staly Vegas could only manage three frames and the score with the highest breaks was 3-2 so they won 9-3 overall and made the final.
In the Taylor Cup it was more clear cut and Mossley A won 149-111 and won overall 280 -240. They now meet St Peters on 7th June in the final.
On 31st May we held The Roy Nelson Snooker Doubles competition at Hyde SC and the pairings were drawn on the night. The competition was well supported and the semi finals were between M. Neale / A Betts and C Longden / N. Burrows, as well as D Tipping / I Carter and P Vidler / L Kerfoot. In the final Mark and Andy beat Phil and Lewis over two frames with scores of 49-59 and 66-44, making a winning total of 115-103.
One week later it was our Berry / Taylor Cup finals at Staly Vegas and Hyde SC and Mossley B played out a well contested final with Mossley B a close winner at 5-2 after the four singles. In the Taylor Cup, St Peters and Mossley A again had an interesting and close match in the early stages but St Peters gradually increased their lead throughout the rest of the hands winning by 147-113 at the end.
One week passed and it was the individual billiards semi finals still over one frame with Chris Edwards playing Vas Patel and Dan Tipping playing Josh Wright. There were victories for Edwards 100-65 and Dan Tipping 100-82 and they now meet in the three frame final on 5th July at St Peters.
The final snooker knockout was the 6 Reds and it took place at St Peters and Staly Vegas without any handicaps being used. This had another good turnout and in the semi finals M Neale played L Kerfoot as did J Wright and I Whittaker. In the final over the best of 3 frames Lewis Kerfoot beat Josh Wright by two frames to one with the decider going all the way. Congratulations to both finalists.
One week later it was the Individual Snooker Final over the best of five frames when Mark Neale from Hyde Snooker played Alex Tate from Staly Vegas. Mark won the first frame 48- 28 but lost the second 49-39 to bring the match all square. Alex then won the third 74- 50 snd also took the fourth 77-17 to win 3- 1 overall. Congratulations to both finalists for a closely fought final.
Source: Tameside Reporter