Climbers extend their lead at the top

PUBLISHED: 14:23 16 November 2011




Social Climbers extended their lead at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League.

SOCIAL Climbers extended their lead at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League, despite Graham Burton and Alan Green losing their opening games to Short Frames’ Mike & Ray Tozer by six and three points respectively.

Brian Harvey got the leaders back on track against Jeff Jones with a 52 point victory, the highlight being a fine century break of 103, put together when it looked like Jeff may have completed a 4-0 whitewash for the 

Backwell B slipped to consecutive defeats with a 3-1 reverse at 
Congresbury. Reuben Hurse slowly clawed back his 140 point handicap deficit against George Rowe, winning by 24 to give Congresbury a good start.

John Rowe knocked in some good long pots against Dave Larner, but Dave was on top form with a break of 35 being the highlight of a 150-108 win. Sixty-six points behind on handicap meant that Bob Selby would have had to be on top form to steal the bonus, but Irving Prowse gained the 86 points he needed, although Bob won by 43.

Alan Spear got Backwell A off to a flying start against Zimmers against Geoff Passmore as he swept home unchallenged by 62. Pete Wood got off to a reasonable start against Bruce Bernard to lead 148-147, before Bruce scored the final three points to win by two.

The final game between Martyn Howell and Wayne Ticer never really got going. Wayne always held the edge and won by 26 points to secure the draw.

Wayne Ticer and Bruce Bernard played host to Bob Selby and George Rowe in the quarter-finals of the pairs competition and the home pair romped home by 200-129.

Breaks: Brian Harvey 103, 58, 45, 36, 21, 20, 20; Dave Larner 35, 20; Bruce Bernard 28, 23, 23; George Rowe 25; Martyn Howell 23.

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