Brian breaks a league record

PUBLISHED: 14:49 01 June 2011




Brian Harvey breaks the highest break record in the Wrington Vale Billiards League.

NO DOUBT about where the star performance was in this week’s Flotsam Summer Billiards League was – Short Frames v The Social Climbers.

The first game saw Ray Tozer gamely engage Brian Harvey in combat, but Brian was in sublime form and kept Ray away from the table for long periods. Brian gave no quarter and carried on relentlessly with the highlight being a 71 break in a massive 99 point victory.

Mike Tozer elected to play Brian again in the fashion of the young gunslinger trying to take out Billy the Kid. Brian by now was warmed up, and if his form against Ray was good, against Mike it was exquisite.

There is no other player in the league who can play like this and the watching parties were delighted to see Brian overshadow his first game break by 100 points. Not only was this beautifully executed break of 171, a certainty for the highest break of the season, it is the highest ever in the league. Mike graciously accepted defeat as Brian won by 121 points.

Jack Clargo faced Ian Green in a less epic encounter. A workmanlike performance by Ian gave him a 100 point win devoid of howlers which was too much for Jack, who is still on the learning curve of the game.

The opening game in the Fuzz Box/Congresbury encounter saw Dennis Mansfield take on Irving Prowse. Whilst Dennis played steadily early on, when Irving got into his stride he powered in front to win by 80 with the highlight being a break of 20 consisting of 10 in-off whites.

Bob Selby had no answer to Dave Larner in imperious form. Four 20+ breaks gave Dave an easy win and consolidated his good early season form. Bob played again in the final game against Roy Jenkins and whilst he did get over the 100 point mark this time round, Roy rounded off the match with a 21 break to give Congresbury the whitewash.

Breaks: Brian Harvey 171, 71, 57, 44, 42*, 32, 23*, 20; Dave Larner 31, 21, 21, 20; Bruce Bernard 30, 21; Geoff Passmore 24; Roy Jenkins 21*; Martyn Howell 20; Irving Prowse 20.

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