Backwell whitewashed

PUBLISHED: 12:32 28 November 2012

Zimmers increased their lead at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League with a 4-0 victory over Backwell.

ON a stormy night, Backwell A and Zimmers both struggled against the elements to get to Backwell Village Club and then once again at the table.

Backwell’s Pete Wood started strongly against Zimmers’ captain Wayne Ticer, but Wayne picked up the pace and ran out a winner in a close game.

The next game pitched Backwell’s Derek Ellis against Zimmer’s Bruce Bernard and Bruce quickly dispatched his handicap to take. While neither player really sparkled, Bruce had the better game on the night and took a big win over Derek, giving Zimmers a good advantage going into the last game.

Zimmer’s experienced Roy Jenkins was matched against Backwell’s Martyn Howell. With both players carrying big handicaps, it was Roy who set the pace, but Martyn got his head down and dragged his way back into the game.

After nearly two hours play, Roy again got ahead and found enough to pull clear in an epic game which both players thoroughly enjoyed, Roy eventually taking a 27 point win to seal a whitewash for the visitors.

In this handicap quarter-final game, Pete Wood played some good shots with Tina Owen-Sevilton not playing too well, A late surge by Tina saw her make breaks of 20 and 24 to move in front at 240-238.

Pete hit back to go15 in front, but Tina knocked in a 35 break and scored the extra five for the game.

Breaks: Martyn Howell 45, 28, 22; Bruce Bernard 37, 23; Tina Owen-Sevilton 35, 24, 21, 20; Roy Jenkins 23, 21; Derek Ellis 21.

League table

W D L Pts

Zimmers 6 1 4 29

No Hopers 5 2 3 24

Backwell A 5 2 4 23

Double Baulkers 4 0 6 17

Congresbury Qs 4 2 4 16

Backwell B 3 1 6 16

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