2017-18: Presidents Handicap Round 1

Reports by Mick Buckland

Nicholas Humphreys Presidents Handicap – Premier Round 1

The Nicholas Humphreys President’s Cup Premier section kicked off with byes for Burton Cons B, Ivanhoe A and Swad Cons A. Burton Cons A also went through without striking a ball as SDSC A couldn’t raise a side. The inter club derby between Spot On’s A and B teams went the way of the A with Mark Stirling being the star man as he included a nice 45 on the way to his win over Steve Butterworth.Andy Speirs also won for the A whilst Loz Kennerson got two frames back for the B. Ade Harper and Lee Cooke shared their two leaving the A team 5-3 winners.

Belmont A raced to a 4-0 lead at half time against Tutbury A and that made the difference as the second half was drawn 2-2, Ian Archer rolling a good 34 in to be the highlight of the evening.
Rolleston A missed the presence of Ant Rushton as they went down 6-2 at home to Alrewas A. Tom Smith and Karl Hancox were on target for The Legionnaires whilst the matches between Bobby Cliff and Lee Louch and then Joe Docksey and John Richardson were halved.

Elsewhere, Tutbury B had a good win over SDSC B leaving the draw for the quarter finals as follows…
Matches to be played on the 26th October
Swad Cons A v Alrewas A
Ivanhoe A v Tutbury B
Burton Cons A v Belmont A
Spot On A v Burton Cons B

Nicholas Humphreys Presidents Handicap – Div 1 Round 1

In the Nicholas Humphreys Division One section, there was a comfortable 7-1 win for Tutbury C over SDSC C with a number of 20+ breaks for the winning team of Wayne Smith, Tom Lucas, Steve Burrows and Steve Butler. Nick Harcombe secured the Snooker Centre’s solitary frame.
Woodville S & S A also won 7-1 against Ivanhoe B. Fran McInulty, Wayne Brewin and Rob McInulty doing the damage with Bren Mattley offering the only resistance with his draw against Mark Satchwell.

Spot On C had too much experience for Ivanhoe C, running out 6-2 winners. Tony Clements and Steve Gaunt were on top form whilst the side were undefeated in the other two matches with Andy Jenkins and Trevor Heath sharing the frames with Gaz Dolman and Darren Wilson respectively.

Dave Shenton was the star man in the match between Stapenhill Institute A and Tutbury D notching a tremendous 48 in his match against Paul Atterbury. The match went down to the dreaded doubles with Shenton and Steve Ford just getting past Atterbury and Jeff Siddalls.

There were byes for Newhall A, Alrewas B, Burton Cons C and Belmont B leaving the quarter final draw as follows….
Belmont B v Woodville A
Newhall A v Burton Cons C
Alrewas B v Tutbury C(T)
Spot On C(T) v Stapenhill A
Matches to be played on 24/26 October

Nicholas Humphreys Presidents Handicap – Div 2 Round 1

Spot On D were the stand out side in the Nicholas Humphreys Division 2 section of the President’s Cup.Clare Peaty and Marie Bridges were the stars for The Snookerettes both scoring wins whilst Kate Stirling and Yvonne Spendlove drew with Andy Biggadike and Tom Holland.

In the match between Swad Cons C and Spot On E, there were wins for Gaz Ward and Bob Birch for the home side and Jared Cronje and Kyle Cope for the visitors resulting in another doubles decider and this time it was Spot On E who just squeezed through to the quarters.

Woodville C went away to Burton Cons D and came away with a place in the next round courtesy of wins for Mark Gallagher and Denis Moore. Jim Marcer drew with the home side’s Ian Protheroe as did Bill Hunt with Al Munnien.

In the Belmont C versus Stapenhill B match, Terry Bosworth and Matt Keay scored breaks of 32 and 28 respectively but they only came away with 1 out of the 4 frames played against Simon Piechowicz and Andy Tomlinson. In the other matches there were wins for Stapenhill’s Greg Britton and Belmont’s Graeme Drayton meaning The Institute get through by a 5-3 scoreline. Byes were received by Woodville B. Rolleston B and SDSC D with the fixture between Rolleston C and Ivanhoe D held over.

The draw for the quarter finals is as follows
SDSC D v Spot On E(T)
Spot On D v Woodville B
Stapenhill B v Rolleston C(T) or Ivanhoe D
Rolleston B v Woodville C (T)