Nicholas Humphreys Presidents Handicap Quarter Finals
It was the week for the quarter finals of the Nicholas Humphreys President’s Cup, and in the Premier Division, three of the big boys made it through unscathed as expected. Ivanhoe A thumped Newhall by winning every frame without reply for an 8-0 drubbing. Daniel Blunn was top scorer on the evening , rolling in a lovely 40 as he beatNick Walker. There were also wins for Andy Marriott, Ant Moore and Ian Rennocks over Martin Hicks, Carl Glover and Callum Coleman respectively.
Belmont A made it through but only after a scare at home to Swad Cons A. Andy Grainger took one for the Cons off Rob Chambers and Rich Goldby stormed to a 2-0 success over Lee Wood to put the Servicemen 3-1 up. Simon Orpwood, for the Cons though, beat Owen Jones to leave the outcome in the balance before Mark Sherratt dispatched Simon Mansfield to put the home side through.
Burton Cons B also made it through after a scare as they beat Tutbury A by a similar 5-3 scoreline. Chris Mabbutt had given the Tutters some hope by beating an out of sorts Darren Coady with Dave Mabbutt taking one off Troy Randle. Wins for Simon Smith over John Brentnall and John Shilton over Steve Mabbutt saw the Cons through with Shilly knocking in the evening’s high break of 48.
Belmont B make up the fourth spot in the next round by defeating SDSC A 5-3 on their own patch. Harry Farrell beat Mark Satchwell for the Snooker Centre with Adam Harrison halving with Shaun Gebbie. The Belmont boys were lifted into the semis with wins for Josh Gebbie and Michael Lomas over Ben Davies and Henry Tomas respectively.
The draw for the semi finals has pitted Belmont B at home to Burton Cons B and Belmont A at home to Ivanhoe A-would all captains note these fixtures will need arranging as there is no set date for them-and they need to be played by December 7th.
Spot On B played Ivanhoe B in the Nicholas Humphreys Presidents Cup for Division One.First up John Hardy, for the Spots, against Adam Pickering in two well contested frames. John got the upper hand in the first and did enough to see out the frame with Adam doing the same in the second. On the other table Andy Jenkins played Ashby’s Stuart Tagg. Andy took both with some good long pots, sound match play and the better run. Tony Clements, for the home team played Brendon Mattley. Both played well in the first with Tony getting the better chances and making them count to take the first. In the second Tony made a nice 49, only to miss a simple red with the 4 last,, reds nicely open around the black.to seal a comfortable victory. Last up Steve Gaunt played Nick Sewell. The first was a close game until Steve pulled away near the end of the frame. At 6-1 the last frame was a potting competition with no attempts at safety which Steve won sealing a 7-1 scoreline.
The scoreline at the Legion in Alrewas suggests a runaway win for SDSC B against the home club’s B team but it was a lot closer than that. John Davies won both frames against Mick Morris but not before Morris missed a regulation final black to take the first after laying some good snookers. Davies played well second but snatched it from Morris again with a good final pink. Adam Walton deserved both against Steve Ayre. Walton always ahead in the first kept Ayre at bay until the final colours. Ayre then had a lucky snooker in the second on the final green and whilst Walton made the hit, the green went easy and Ayre was able to take it to the final black which he duly potted. Carl Poulton and Chris Dewey played out an entertaining draw. Dewey was hot as they come first frame swept Poulton aside with ease; but the fire dimmed and Poulton scraped enough points second frame to earn a draw. That left Dave Trueman needing both against Andy Goldingay but in truth it wasn’t a contest. Goldingay had numerous breaks including a 33 and Trueman wasn’t given a look in. A good with for a strong South Derbys B team.
Steve Butterworth had the highest break across the matches last week with a fantastic 63 as his Alrewas C side played Stapenhill A. Despite that great effort , it only won him one against a battling Chris Sheldrake. Another draw was played out between Simon Tarrant and Steve Ford whilst the two victors on the night were Loz Kennerson for Alrewas and Andy Gretton for the Institute. This took the contest down to the dreaded doubles-Loz and Simon for the home team and Steve and Andy for the visitors and in the end it was Stapenhill who crawled over the line to secure a semifinal spot.
The line up will be completed by Ashby Ivanhoe C who crushed Stapenhill B 7-1 on their own tables. Steve Cockeram top scored with a 30 en route to his win and he was joined in the enclosure by Daz Wilson and Gaz Dolman. Mick Kirk dropped the only frame of the evening for Ashby in his draw with Simon Piechovicz.
In the semis, it’s SDSC B versus Ivanhoe C and Spot On B v Stapenhill A-again to be played by 7th December at a mutually acceptable time and date.
Woodville A won their first match of the season against Rolleston C in the Nicholas Humphreys Division Two President’s Cup. Pat Ryan got the Worriers off to a good start taking two off Aaron Doyle. Star man for Woodville was Daz “The Man” Scott , who won his first of the season against Neil Cheadle, with the second going down to the final black, which Neil won with Daz having potted well to take the first . Tony Coleman won his two against Steve Atkin on the blue and Pink respectively. Colin Wood won both for The Rollers after a miscalculation by Billy Bob Brooks, which allowed Colin to take it on a respot. The second was won by Bob leaving a draw a fair result. NB.Note from editor I couldn’t really read the report so apologies if this is not accurate.
The inter-club tie between Swad Cons B and C went the way of the “visiting” C side by a comfortable 6-2 scoreline. Jordan Watts top scored with a nice 36 but he only got out with a draw against the B’s Andy Boam. There was another half in the match between Bob Birch and Brad Williams. The match was won for the C by victories for Kyle Cope and Jared Cronje as they defeated Kieran Dadley and Jon Petcher.
Spot On E were another side to get through 6-2 as they ended the interest of Tutbury D in the competition. James Bailey and Marvin Walker were the men to do the damage as they both scored doubles past Colin Bell and Dave Brady. There were draws in the game between Luke Allsopp and Ian Day and then later Dave Goldsmith and Paul Atterbury.
A strong Belmont C side went to Burton Cons D and came away with a place in the last four. Al Munnien got the Cons off to a good start with a nice win over Graeme Drayton. The damage for Belmont was done in the middle as Mark Vaughan beat Tom Egginton and Terry Bosworth defeated Jim Jennings before the draw for Brian Cutting with Greg Hall saw Belmont into the semis.
Spot On E will play Woodville A and Swad Cons C will play Belmont C for places in the Divisional final. Matches to be arranged by the captains before December 7th.
Can all captains please let Carl know when the fixtures have been arranged please? Also the Committee would like to extend its best wishes to all those affected by the tragic events outside the King Power stadium last week, with a number of you being followers of Leicester City F.C.