Roy wins individual handicap final
PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 April 2011
Roy Jenkins won the Wrington Vale Billiards League individual handicap final against team-mate Irving Prowse.
THE final week of the Wrington Vale Billiards League saw Zimmers secure a 2-2 draw in a long drawn out match with third placed Congresbury to end up title winners by nine points.
Runners-up No Hopers finished with a 4-0 win over Short Frames with Mark Wright, Mark White and Wayne Martin all being successful.
Bye Bye’s played host to Backwell A with the first game between Brian Harvey and Alan Spear. Alan started reasonably well, but Brian ran out with a break of 48. The second game saw Graham Burton against Martyn Howell with Martyn always at a disadvantage as his tip fell off and ended up having to use an untried cue and unbedded tip.
Graham played as well as he has for quite a while and this coupled with Martyn’s cue trouble meant Graham won at a canter by 45.
The third game saw Ian Green put Martyn into bat for a second time. Martyn, whilst still struggling, improved in this challenge and proved too much for an out of sorts Ian securing a consolation point for Backwell by 30.
The individual handicap final for the Jack Bull Cup pitched Congresbury team-mates Roy Jenkins and Irving Prowse against each other. By the time Roy had knocked off his 330 negative handicap, Irving had reached amassed 153 points in reaching 43.
Roy was almost level in the 150s but shortly afterwards knocked in a fine break of 51 to open up a comfortable lead. Although Irving then matched him point for point, the half-century break was crucial as Roy finished the match a 300-260 winner.
In a match which lasted well over three hours, both players were extremely grateful to Wayne Ticer for a sterling refereeing performance throughout.
The individual Canons Cup final for the Bill Grainey Memorial Cup was between Reuben Hurse and the holder Martyn Holder. In a well-matched game Reuben hit a break of 23 and Martyn a 22, but it was Martyn who retained his title by a margin of 200-188.
Breaks: Roy Jenkins 51, 28, 27, 27, 25, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22; Brian Harvey 48*, 48, 36, 34, 32, 29, 27, 20; Reuben Hurse 36, 30, 23; Bruce Bernard 29; Martyn Howell 25, 22, 22, 21; Mark White 24; Dave Larner 20.
W D L Pts
Consti Zimmers 13 5 6 60
No Hopers 13 3 8 52
Congresbury Qs 8 9 7 51
Backwell B 9 6 9 46
Backwell A 9 3 12 43
Bye Byes 7 5 12 41
Short Frames 7 5 12 30