Zimmers back on top

Zimmers are back on top of Wrington Vale Billiards League following their 4-0 success over Backwell A.

ZIMMERS climbed to the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League following their 4-0 success over Backwell A.

Wayne Ticer played Martyn Howell in the opener and from the start Martyn was under the cosh, with Wayne in top form, knocking in two 20 breaks, who cruised to an impressive victory.

Geoff Passmore played Pete Woods in the next with Geoff too in good form. Pete could not get going as Geoff soon took command of the game and cleared his 55 handicap deficit to return a good victory.

The final game saw Pete playing again against Bruce Bernard and having a little more luck second time around. At one time it looked as if Pete might pull a point back for the visitors, but Bruce stepped up his game and with breaks of 28 and 23, came home to win by 33.

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Backwell B moved back up to a share of third place after a workmanlike 3-1 win over Congresbury. The visitors, however, drew first blood, as Irving Prowse put some indifferent form behind him against Dennis Mansfield, going on to win by 25.

The second game between old protagonists George Rowe and Reuben Hurse saw George score regularly throughout to close out with a 46 point win.

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Bob Selby and Roy Jenkins renewed rivalry in the final game and Bob had the better run and took advantage of his handicap advantage to open up a substantial lead. Towards the end, however, Roy hit a couple of good breaks to close the gap, but Bob got back into gear just at the right time to seecure a 46 point win.

Breaks: Brian Harvey 49, 37, 36, 28, 25, 24, 24, 23, 21; Roy Jenkins 34, 28; Bruce Bernard 28, 23; Wayne Ticer 20, 20.

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