Zimmers confirmed as league champions

PUBLISHED: 14:47 20 April 2011

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Zimmers are the Wrington Vale Billiards League champions, despite losing to No Hopers.

ZIMMERS were confirmed as the Wrington Vale Billiards League champions despite going down to a 3-1 defeat by third placed No Hopers.

Terri Wright and Mark White ran in good victories against Wayne Ticer and Bruce Bernard respectively before Wayne beat Mark in the final game.

Backwell A and Congresbury Qs fought out a 2-2 draw after playing each other in Canons final the previous evening. Alan Spear and Pete Woods went down to narrow defeats by Reuben Hurse and Dave Larner before Martyn Howell got Backwell’s points with a 150-119 win over Irving Prowse.

Backwell B returned to form with a 4-0 win over Short Frames. Bob Selby started slowly against Mike Tozer but with the run of the ball, came through to win by 22. Dennis Mansfield played well against Dan Clargo in the next returning a 37 point win.

Bob played again in the final game and with the balls still running Bob’s way, Jake Clargo was unable to respond as the whitewash was achieved.

Backwell A played Congresbury in the final of the team Canons competition. The first game saw Alan Spear paired against Dave Larner and there was a fairly even start until Dave got into his stride and, with Alan becalmed in the 50s, Dave eased to a 125-79 victory.

Irving Prowse made a few modest breaks in the next against Pete Woods and with the better running, soon built up a good lead. Irving’s form continued until he ran out winning by 125-46.

This left Reuben Hurse only needing to take a single point for Congresbury in the final game which he duly did but he and Martyn Howell sportingly played to the end. It was some consolation for the Backwell side too as Martyn came up trumps with 20+ breaks and a 42 point win.

Breaks: Reuben Hurse 31, 24, 23; Irving Prowse 27; Alan Spear 27; Martyn Howell 26, 22, 20; Dave Larner 26.

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