No Hopers out in front

PUBLISHED: 14:24 01 December 2010

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NO HOPERS extended their lead at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League to two points after their 3-1 win at Bye Byes.

NO HOPERS extended their lead at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League to two points after their 3-1 win at Bye Byes.

Wayne Martin was on target in the opening game against Alan Green winning by 30 points, but Brent Holbrook hit back in the next with a seven point win over Mark White. Teri Wright secured the win for the leaders with 17 point win over Alan.

The Backwell derby ended up with three close games although the spoils went to the B side by 3-1. Tony Berry, playing his first game of the season, struggled to catch Pete Woods in the opener and towards the end it looked like Pete might win it, but a run of 19 was crucial for Tony to move in front and win by 10.

Alan Spear and Dennis Mansfield fought out another tight match in the next with Alan’s experience telling in a 15 point win to level the scores. Martyn Howell started off strongly in the next hitting four early 20+ breaks to clear his handicap deficit and close to 21-22 against Bob Selby. However, it then dried up for Martyn as Bob scored steadily matching his opponent point for point in a 150-123 win.

Zimmers move into second placed with a 4-0 win over Short Frames with Wayne Ticer and Bruce Bernard gaining victories over Dan Clargo and Mike Tozer respectively. Wayne won the third frame as well against Ray Tozer.

Breaks: M Howell 30, 23, 22, 20; B Bernard 28; R Tozer 22; W Ticer 21; A Spear 20*.

League table

W D L Pts

No Hopers 6 1 2 24

Consti Zimmers 5 1 3 22

Congresbury Qs 4 1 4 20

Backwell B 4 2 4 19

Backwell A 5 0 4 18

Short Frames 4 2 4 18

Bye Byes 1 1 8 11


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