Short Frames whitewashed
PUBLISHED: 14:12 25 May 2011
The Flotsam Summer Billiards League starts a new season.
THE Flotsam Summer Billiards League kicked off and Congresbury made a good start in their enjoyable match against Short Frames.
Reuben Hurse always had too much in his locker against newcomer Jack Clargo, with Reuben’s all-round game decisive. Dave Larner had a steady match against Ray Tozer and again made his experience tell in a 46 point win.
Roy Jenkins, however, found it hard to get any kind of rhythm as Mike Tozer kept him at bay for a considerable time. Unusually Roy didn’t hit a single 20 break and it was not until he reached the 100 point mark that he got in front and eased to a 37 point win thanks to a couple of outrageous flukes and completed the 4-0 victory for the home side.
In the match between Social Climbers and Zimmers, the improving Ian Green was pitted against Zimmers’ Geoff Passmore who was returning after a two year absence. Geoff showed little sign of rustiness and looked in good touch throughout the first stages of the game.
By the time Ian reached the 60 point mark, Geoff had attained a 40 point lead. The tide then began to change with Ian getting within touching distance, however, the pendulum swung again as Geoff seized his chances and ran out the winner by 23.
Wayne Ticer started off in good form against Tina Owen-Sevilton, pulling off a number of great shots to amass a 40 point lead, but Tina dug in deep. Whilst her potting is widely respected, this was an all-round performance with many classic billiard shots plus a few inventive twists. This display proved too much for Wayne and Tina won the contest by 36.
The third match was played out between Graham Burton and Bruce Bernard. The early stages saw the protagonists match each other point for point but as Bruce cleared his handicap he began to look more assured and stretched out a lead.
Bruce relentlessly extended his advantage but Graham kept plugging away and was rewarded with a 20 break albeit with a couple of slices of good fortune. The result was never in doubt though as Bruce completed his task by a margin of 43.
Whilst Mark Wright enjoyed by far the better running against Dennis Mansfield in the No Hopers/Fuzz Box match, he played well and had to be in good form as Dennis gave one his better performances. Mark, however, built up a strong lead and finished 59 in front.
The second game between Wayne Martin and Bob Selby saw both players struggle early on and it was Bob who eventually started playing confidently. It was not until well after the half way point that Wayne got back to form and as Bob got becalmed, Wayne powered through to win by 33.
Bob played again against Mark White in the final game and had all the running making 10 double scoring shots when only going for the single shot. Mark carried on gamely and in a tight finished just failed by six points to stop Fuzz Box getting their first league point
Breaks: Reuben Hurse 37, 29, 26, 22; Tina Owen-Sevilton 30; Graham Burton 20; Dave Larner 20.