2016-17: Week 26


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones

Burton Cons A have sealed a historic tenth Premier league title in a row. The team, Graham Stevens, John Shilton, Matt Milnes, Owen Jones, Stuart Roberts, Darren Coady and captain Mick Simpkins, also won the President’s Cup and the Orme Shield to complete the treble for team competitions. They defeated Swad Cons A 5-3 on the final match night of the season. John Shilton found the going tough against Paul Slater, who potted some great balls throughout. Slater took the first frame and Shilton took the second. On the other table, Owen Jones and Lee Wood played two quick fire frames with Jones coming out on top. Graham Stevens then made breaks of 52 and 49 to beat Mark Hadley. Finally, Andy Grainger put in a strong performance to take both frames from Matt Milnes, who had some bad luck on the night.

Runners-up Ivanhoe A won 8-0 in their derby match with Ivanhoe B. Ant Moore beat Stuart Tagg and Ian Rennocks beat Bren Mattley. The other table saw Andy Marriott made a 37 break as he beat Jason Pickering and Daniel Blunn made a 34 break to defeated Dave Marriott to complete the scoring.

Belmont A went down 5-3 at home against Spot On B. Arron Vaughan lost to Mick Hathaway and Loz Kennerson made a 36 break to beat Ian Archer to put the visitors in control. Returning Michael Lomas made a 39 break as he beat Steve Lane and finally, Graham Bailey drew with Steve Butterworth to close out the match.

Alrewas A won 5-3 away at Swadlincote Snooker Centre A. Karl Hancox made breaks of 39 and 31 to beat Chris Dewey. Steve Ayre and John Richardson won a frame each. Matt Keay lost 2-0 to Tom Smith. Andy Goldingay won both frames against Colin Wood but the result went to the visitors.

Spot On A won 7-1 against Belmont B. Ade Harper, Nigel Tomlinson and Mark Stirling beat Mick Morris, Mark Vaughan and Brett Craddock respectively. Stirling made a 30 break in his win. Andy Spiers knocked in a 31 as he drew with Zaheer Hussain.

Tutbury A won 5-3 at home against Burton Cons B. Dave Mabbott won both frames against Mike Buckland. All other games were drawn as Steve, Chris and Daniel Mabbott drew with Simon Swift, Jon Swift and Dave Smith.

Rolleston A won 7-1 at home against Spot On C. Mark Press made a 33 break to beat Conrad Thomas. Tony Rushton also beat Trev Heath and Joe Docksey beat Tony Clements. Rich O’Dell drew with Steve Gaunt to complete the scoring.

The curtain closed with the annual Ken Shipton Memorial Trophy, which is all played on the day. After a great day of snooker, Graham Stevens defeated Matt Milnes 3-1 in the final. Congratulations to Graham! Well played to all who took part this season.





PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland

As expected the PJM Fascias Division One title went the way of Tutbury B making it an immediate return having been relegated as Chimneys A last season. In the end they won by 6 points after drawing their last fixture 4-4 with Stapenhill A. This was sufficient for Stapenhill to claim the final promotion spot from Alrewas B who lost their last fixture 5-3 to SDSC B who were also promoted after an excellent season of their own. At the bottom, two of the relegated sides already knew their fate before the last week. Woodville A finished the season in a high with a 5-3 win over Ivanhoe C  whilst Rolleston B lost 6-2 to SDSC D. This was sufficient to retain division one status for the Swad Snooker Centre side as it tipped Stapenhill B over the edge on the last day as they themselves lost to Swad Cons B. In mid table Burton Cons C and Rolleston C have both struggled to get a consistent side out this term-on the final day Rolleston ran out 6-2 winners whilst a draw was fought out between two other mid table sides as Newhall A halved with SDSC  C.

Wayne Pereira had a fantastic season and was instrumental in the promotion push for Tutbury B as he only lost 4 of 42 frames played, topping the Averages Table with 90.48%. In second was Nick Harcombe who was very consistent again and without whose frame wins would have lead to a tricky season for SDSC C. He finished with 84.09%. Adam Harrison for SDSC B played every league frame of the season for a 78.85% record and Wayne Smith of Rolleston C played well to score 73.91%.

In the division, there were 65 breaks of over 30, seven of which were over 50. Tom Lucas of Rolleston C had  a cracking 77 but top of the pile was Lee Louch of Burton Cons C with a lovely 81





Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Mike Buckland

Woodville C duly completed their excellent season with a 6-2 win at Ivanhoe D to avenge their only league defeat of the season. Mark Satchwell, Fran McInulty and Wayne Brewin were once again all on good form as they have been all season as the side won the division by a clear 32 points. Tutbury C made it an immediate return to Division One with a 5-3 win away at The Snookerettes, Spot On D. Clare Peaty made it awkward for the Tutters though with a win over Dave Brady and Gilda Horvath took a frame off of John Peto. Colin Bell and Jeff Siddalls saw the runners up home. The final promotion spot went the way of Alrewas C with John Sharpe completing an excellent season making the diffence as he scored in win in the match against Swad Cons D. Woodville B lost their last fixture against the improving Belmont D side. Tom Holland and Andy Biggadike scored wins with Simon Deakin grabbing a half against Terry Eiley. Charlie Groves will have his days but this time came up short against Wayne Allen. Burton Cons D completed their season with a 6-2 win away at Rolleston D. there were a number of 20 plus breaks-Neil Cheadle with a 24 and Nathan Brooks with 23 and 28 in his win-Al Munnien was also a winner on the night.

Wayne Brewin of Woodville won both the Averages -only losing 4 frames all season and with a top knock of 56. Wayne knocked in 4 50 plus breaks in the division and there was a total of 36 breaks over 30. Mark Satchwell was second and there were good seasons for John Sharpe  and Alan Wilson of Alrewas C to help their promotion push.
The Ken Shipton Memorial Tournament was held on Sunday competed for by those who finished top of the averages across the 3 divisions. Andy Marriott kicked the day off in fine style rolling in an 85 and a 50 versus Mark Stirling. All 4 quarter finals went to a deciding frame and in the end Matt Milnes beat Ian Archer in one semi final as Graham Stevens bidding to retain his title, beat Andy Marriott in the semis. Graham duly completed his back to back titles beating Matt 3-1 in the final. Massive thanks to Arron Vaughan and Fiona at Belmont Services Club for allowing us to take over the snooker room for a day. Also to all those who refereed-in particular Mark Stirling and Wayne Brewin who carried on doing so after they had been knocked out.
A reminder that the end of season presentation is at Belmont on Friday 5th May at 7-30pm. £5 entry payable on the door to include entertainment and a buffet.

2016-17: Week 25


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones







PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland






Already promoted Tutbury B were unable to claim the Division One title with a match to spare as they were run close to a 5-3 win over relegation threatened SDSC D. The Swad Snnoker centre side gave themselves hope of avoiding the drop with some good play from David Wain who beat Alan Davies and also Andy Bloor who took a frame off of Daz Lester. Jan Pawlazcyk was in good nick for the Tutters with a 37 in his win over Brian Bloor alongside Wayne Pereira who won again over Garton Bloor. Tutbury need just a single frame from their last match against Stapenhill to claim the title whilst SDSC D will have to out perform Stapenhill B in their last fixtures.

In second and also guaranteed Premier Division snooker next season are SDSC B. They stumbled to a 5-3 victory last week as well over Swad Cons B. Henry Tomas and Adam Harrison were on form with a win a piece. The match between Ben Davies and Nick Walker was halved whilst Paul Hollis turned up trumps for The Cons with a good 2-0 win over an off colour Simon Shilton, who knocked in some cracking pots but was unable to follow them up. Swad Cons are safe for another season in Division One whilst SDSC B will have a role to play in the outcome of the third promotion spot as they travel to Alrewas B on the final day.

Currently in third are Stapenhill A who won 5-3 away at Ivanhoe C last week. Andy Tomlinson, Carl Jeffcoate and Steve Ford all halved their encounters with Gaz Dolman, Graham Measures and Darren Wilson whilst it was Andy Gretton who made the difference as he scored both against Jerry Cook. Stapenhill play the champions elect in their final game so promotion is not yet guaranteed despite holding a four point cushion going into the final day. Ivanhoe are mid table having won 100 frames and lost 100 this season so far.

The side chasing Stapenhill, Alrewas B were looking for a more conclusive scoreline than 5-3 but nevertheless came out winners against Rolleston C. Dave Trueman, Ian Hiley and Carl Poulton all drew against Wayne Smith, Mick Taylor and Tom Lucas whilst Adam Walton gave the Legionnaires some hope of claiming that 3rd promotion spot with a good 2-0 win over John Brentnall.

At the bottom Rolleston B’s relegation was confirmed as they lost 6-2 at home to Burton Cons C. Lee Louch included a lovely 58 on his way to beating Kev Norris for the Cons. Steve Castledine was also in good order as he defeated Lionel Lewis. Tom Egginton and Ian Shrive of the Cons halved their battles with Rob Sanders and Rob Tubey. This result has sent Rolleston down whilst guaranteeing safety for The Cons.

Already relegated Woodville A ran Newhall A close but came up just short once again as they lost 5-3. Mark Anslow was the star man for Newhall as he provided the win alongside 3 draws including a good 25 in his win over Pat Ryan. Martin Hurdman had a 24 in his draw with Tony Coleman. There were also draws between Carl Glover and Alan Orpwood and Martin Hicks with Jim Marcer. Both these sides will be amongst the favourites for promotion in their respective divisions next term.

In another bottom of the table battle, it was SDSC C who came out on top and secured their status for next season whilst condemning Stapenhill to a nervous last day looking over their shoulders. It was the two Rays, Bancroft and Stretton who were the heroes as they defeated John Sheriff and Tim Knopik. The top match was Greg Britton versus Nick Harcombe and this was deservedly halved. Another draw was played out between Bryan Sharratt and Matt Tewkesbury.

Going in to the final week of the season, Wayne Pereira, Nick Harcombe, Adam Harrison and Wayne Smith are holding the four seats for next Sunday’s Ken Shipton Memorial tournament at Belmont whilst Lee Louch is sitting pretty at the top of the High Breaks table with his 81. If you are in the top 4 after Thursday, can you please confirm to either Mike or Carl that you are able to compete other wise we will begin to go further down the table – thanks.
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Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Mike Buckland



2016-17: Week 24


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones

Alrewas A entertained Swad Cons A and it was the hosts who earned the victory. Karl Hancox and Andy Grainger played two quality frames and won one each. Grainger making a 37 in the frame he won. John Richardson potted well to beat Lee Wood. Mark Hadley responded for the hosts as he beat Tom Smith. Rob McMeecham confirmed the victory as he won both frames against Paul Slater.

Burton Cons A won 6-2 against Spot On B. John Shilton made a 43 break as he beat Steve Butterworth. Mick Simpkins doubled the lead as he beat Steve Lane, aided by breaks of 35 and 30. Matt Milnes was then in dominant mood as he made breaks of 47, 42 and 33 to beat Mick Hathaway. Finally, Tim Hodgkinson halted the whitewash as he beat an out-of-sorts Graham Stevens.

Swadlincote Snooker Centre A also won 6-2 at home against Belmont B. Steve Ayre potted well to beat Zaheer Hussain. John Davis then shared the frames with Mick Morris. Andy Goldingay then defeated Ian Gibson and the scoring was completed when Chris Dewey and Mark Vaughan won a frame each.

Spot On A won 5-3 against Burton Cons B. Nigel Tomlinson played well to beat an off form Jon Swift. Ade Harper played two good fames and duly won one each. Andy Spiers and Dave Plunkett also drew. Tom Elliott and Taylor Richardson won a frame each to complete the scoring.

Ivanhoe A picked up a battling 5-3 win away at Tutbury A. Andy Marriott made a 34 break against Steve Hathaway but the match ended in a draw. Dave Mabbott and Chris Mabbott drew with Daniel Blunn and Ant Moore respectively. Mick Kirk picked up the all important win for the visitors as he beat Dan Mabbott.

Ivanhoe B lost 5-3 at home against Rolleston A. Jason pickering made a 35 as he beat Rich O’Dell. Mark press responded by knocking in a 56 as he beat Dan Russell. Bren Mattley and Bobby Cliff shared the frames and finally, Joe Docksey beat Dave Marriott to confirm the victory.

Belmont A beat Spot On C 7-1. Graham Bailey beat Conrad Thomas. Arron Vaughan then beat Andy Jenkins. Ian Archer knocked in a 40 as he beat Trevor Heath and finally, Adam McInulty drew with Tony Clements to complete the scoring.





PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland

Tutbury B confirmed their promotion in the PJM Fascias Division One after a third straight victory-this time against Rolleston B-a result which pushes the Rollers closer to Division Two themselves. Wayne Pereira was again on form as he beat Rob Sanders.Jan Pawlazcyk continued his comeback as he beat John Harvey. Alan Davies and Kev Norris drew as did Lionel Lewis and Bill Stewart.

There were need to be a catastrophic finish to the season to stop SDSC B joining Tutbury after they won 7-1 in their inter-club derby against SDSC C. Only Nick Harcombe offered any resistance as he drew with Adam Harrison, rolling in a nice 33 in the process. Elsewhere there were solid wins for Simon Shilton, Ben Davies and Henry Tomas. A third straight defeat for the C team means there is still some work to to avoid relegation if results didn’t go their way. The big match will be away to Stapenhill B next week.

The gap between Stapenhill A and Alrewas B widened to 4 points after Stapenhill A overcame their Newhall A in a tight match with Steve Ford making the difference once again as he beat Mark Anslow. The 3 other ties were all halved-Andy Gretton and Carl Glover, Carl Jeffcoate and Martin Hurdman and finally Andy Tomlinson and Martin Hicks.The destiny of the final promotion spot is in their hands.This result also effectively ends the Newhall challenge this season.
Alrewas B surprisingly lost at Burton Cons C by a 5-3 scoreline. This ended a seven match losing streak for the Cons and has put Alrewas in the position of having to rely on a Stapenhill slip up. Dave Shipton floating for the Cons was in fine form as he beat Adam Walton with the other 3 games ending all square. Steve Castledine with Carl Poulton, Lee Louch with James Edwards-Lee’s eighth draw on the bounce…and Ian Shrive with Dave Trueman.This should be enough to guarantee Division One snooker again next year.

Rolleston C made it eight without defeat but their draw against Swad Cons B wasn’t really enough to maintain their outside challenge for promotion. Wayne Smith knocked in a nice 34 but could only draw with Nick Walker whilst Tom Lucas scored a good 25 but was unable to get past Paul Hollis in what turned out to be another draw. The two winners on the night were Jon Sully for Rolleston and Jake Mole for The Cons as the overall score was 4-4. This took The Cons beyond 100 points for the season and pretty much assured themselves a stay in the middle division.

Woodville S & S A stopped a run of 9 straight defeats but their 4-4 draw with Stapenhill B was not enough to prevent the confirmation of their relegation after just one season in the division. Pat Ryan was the man in form for Woodville as he defeated Greg Britton. There were draws for Jim Marcer with John Sherriff and then Alan Orpwood with Bryan Sharratt-Bryan knocking in a nice 32. Tim Knopik responded for Stapenhill with a controlled win over Bob Brooks.

SDSC D are looking in real danger as they succumbed 6-2 at home to Ivanhoe C. Graham Measures and Darren Wilson were in fine form for the visitors scoring nice wins. Gaz Dolman drew with Ryan Gilmore and Jerry Cook halved with Brian Bloor. Ivanhoe are solidly in mid table and will challenge again strongly in what is sure to be a tough division next season.






Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Mike Buckland

In the Newton Fallowell Division Two, the champions elect all season Woodville S & S C were duly crowned as they beat Alrewas C 7-1. Two of the players that have been near the top of the averages all season, John Sharpe and Mark Satchwell perhaps not unexpectedly drew their encounter but otherwise it was plain sailing for Woodville with wins for Fran McInulty, John Chambers and Wayne Brewin. As consolation, it looks likely that Alrewas will be promoted back to Division One at the first time of asking. Woodville will prove to be force in the middle tier and would be one of the favourites for back to back promotions.

Tutbury C are in third after a 5-3 win over Belmont C and are also in line for a bounce back to Division One. Dave Brady and Jeff Siddalls were the men in form for The Tutters while Paul Atterbury scored the all important winning frame by drawing with Belmont’s Brian Cutting. Terry Bosworth limited the damage for the Servicemen by beating Tutbury’s Colin Bell. Tutbury have a 3 point cushion in third over Ivanhoe D who kept up their challenge with a 6-2 win over Belmont D. Jack Bale and Jason Collins both won for the Ashby side whilst there were draws for Tony Tredger and Keith Bale against Charlie Groves and Andy Biggadike respectively.

Woodville B scored a good 5-3 win away at Rolleston D with Mark Gallagher and Terry Eiley on target scoring both frames with an extra point coming from Wayne Allen as he drew with Neil Cheadle. Aaron Doyle played some nice snooker including a 28 against Dennis Moore in reply for Rolleston.

Burton Cons D won for the first time since the beginning of December-also against their opponents last week, Swad Cons C. There were some tight matches with John Griffin drawing with Jim Jennings, Paul Griffin sharing with Ian Protheroe and a similar story between Jon Petcher and Paul Brooks. It was Al Munnien who made the difference on the night, scoring a good 2-0 win over Pete Fearn.

2016-17: Week 23


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones







PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland

In the PJM Fascias Division One last week, the top seven sides beat the bottom seven. At the top, there were thumping wins for Tutbury B and SDSC B whilst the battle for third is really going to the wire between Alrewas B and Stapenhill A.
Wayne Pereira, Daz Lester and Jan Pawlazcyk were all in fine form as they brushed aside Ian Shrive, Daz Stillman and Tom Egginton from Burton Cons B, with Daz knocking in two 25s. Only Lee Louch spared any Cons’ blushes as he halved with Bill Stewart having a 27 along the way. This was Lee’s seventh straight draw. Tutbury require a win this week to ensure promotion back to the Premier whilst 5 straight defeats for the Cons means they still have work to do to ensure another season in the middle flight.

SDSC B sit nine points behind in second and are almost assured of promotion themselves. With captain Pete Maguire out of action until next season and Simon Shilton unavailable, they drafted in Richard Hinks who beat Alan Orpwood of Woodville A. There were also wins for Ben Davies and Henry Tomas over Pat Ryan and Bob Brooks. The match between Adam Harrison and Jim Marcer ended all square with Jim’s matchplay experience balancing Adam’s break-building as he rolled in a superb 56. Woodville are all but relegated after eight straight league defeats.

Alrewas B made it three wins on the bounce with a 6-2 triumph over Swad Cons B. Adam Walton, Carl Poulton and Ian Hiley were all double winners on the night whilst the only reply for The Cons was a 2-0 win for Nick Walker over Dave Trueman. They now sit just one point behind third placed Stapenhill A in the final promotion spot battle.Swad Cons sit comfortably in mid table and are fairly assured of Division One snooker again next season.

Stapenhill made it seven wins from eight in the league with a hard fought 5-3 win over the club’s B team. Once again Steve Ford made the difference as he beat Tim Knopik. All three other matches were drawn. John Sherriff and Andy Gretton, Greg Britton and Andy Tomlinson and finally Stan Piechowicz and Carl Jeffcoate. Stapenhill B are just out of the drop zone at the moment in a battle that will go to the wire.

In fifth, Newhall A made it five wins in a row and are making a late bid to snatch that 3rd spot. Last week, they defeated SDSC D 6-2 with wins from Martin Hicks and John Finch, whilst Martin Hurdman drew with Andrew Bloor and Carl Glover halved with Garton Bloor. This drops the Snooker Centre side into the bottom three by virtue of less wins than Stapenhill B.

Rolleston C would be another outside bet for promotion but might have left their run a little too late.They are unbeaten in six and last week beat SDSC C 6-2. Wayne Smith continued his good form with a 26 in his win over Matt Tewkesbury making it four wins on the trot for him. There were also wins for John Brentnall and Tom Lucas whilst Ray Stretton replied for the Swad side with a win over Mick Taylor. Eleven points might just be too many to make up in the last 3 matches to catch Stapenhill but they will be one of the favourites for promotion next season if they don’t. SDSC look to have done enough to extend their stay in Division One.

Ivanhoe C became the seventh side to rock over 100 points for the season as they beat Rolleston B 6-2. Jerry Cook and Darren Wilson did most of the damage as they beat Lionel Lewis and Rob Sanders. Gaz Dolman drew with John Harvey as did Graham Measure with Kev Norris. Ivanhoe look set for mid table whilst Rolleston are going to need a miracle to stay up especially as they play the league leaders this week.

Wayne Pereira still tops the averages and is in prime position for the end of season Ken Shipton Memorial tournament and will be joined by Nick Harcombe, Adam Harrison and Wayne Smith at current rate. Lee Louch is sill top of the high break table with his magnificent 81.





Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Mike Buckland

In the Newton Fallowell Division Two, Woodville C became the first side in all the league to be promoted as they thumped Belmont C 8-0. Fran McNulty knocked in a nice 38 as he beat Terry Bosworth. Wayne Brewin then beat this with a lovely 51 as he defeated Graeme Drayton. There were also wins for Mark Satchwell and John Chambers to complete the rout. Belmont C have won more than they have lost and will finish mid-table.

In second spot are Alrewas C who had no game last week they will make Woodville wait to win the title having lost only once themselves this season.The two sides play each other this week and anything other than an Alrewas win will hand
the title to Woodville.

In third are Tutbury C, who also had no game last week but they are now joined on 105 points by Swad Cons D. They had a fine 7-1 win over Rolleston D with Bob Birch knocking in a couple of 20 plus breaks as he beat John Ward. Mark Brookes and Andy Boam also scored wins whilst Dave Bodie and a half with Neil Cheadle.

Ivanhoe D made it 5 unbeaten in the league as they beat an off colour Burton Cons D side. Keith Bale, Jason Collins and Brian Lowrie were all on fine form to score wins whilst Jack Bale drew with the Cons’ captain Paul Brooks.

Woodville B beat Swad Cons C 6-2 with wins on the night for Mark Gallagher and Terry Eiley. The matches between Dennis Moore and Pete Fearn and then Wayne Allen and Errol Faulkner were halved.

The Snookerettes of Spot On D made it four matches without defeat as they drew with Belmont D. Kate Stirling had her third straight win with a victory over Charlie Groves.Clare Peaty is four unbeaten as she beat Simon Deakin to take her average to 56% for the season. Matt Newbold and Tom Holland replied for Belmont.

Wayne Brewin now hold the top three breaks in the division this year with a season leading 54. John Sharpe is still hanging on at the top of the averages with 89%-he is joined in the top four by Wayne Brewin, Mark Satchwell and Fran McNulty.


2016-17: Week 22


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones

Burton Cons A needed a big win on the night and that is exactly what they got as they defeated Spot On C 8-0. Graham Stevens hit the ground running for the hosts as he made a 49 break to beat Conrad Thomas. On the other table, Matt Milnes was in commanding form as he won both frames against Tony Clements. Darren Coady then potted well to take both frames and finally, Owen jones made a 42 break as he beat Steve Gaunt.

Second placed Ivanhoe A won 7-1 away at Spot On A. Ant Moore won both frames against Ade Harper to get the ball rolling. Ian Rennocks also potted well to defeat Tom Elliott. Andy Marriott continued the onslaught as he beat Andy Spiers. Mark Stirling went one down against Mick Kirk but made a 40 in the second frame. Kirk came back at him with a 33 of his own. Stirling took it on the final black to close out the match.

Alrewas A drew at home with Spot On B. Karl Hancox and John Richardson drew with Loz Kennerson and Steve Lane respectively. Tom Smith won both with some good potting against Lee Cooke and finally, Steve Butterworth earned the draw for the visitors by winning both frames against Rob McMeecham.

Belmont A won 5-3 at home against Rolleston A. adam McNulty drew first blood as he won the first against Ant Rushton. The second was a different story as Rushton won it with reds to spare. Ian Archer won both against Mark press in a grueller. Archer dominated the first frame and made breaks of 50 and 28. The second frame saw Press hardly miss a ball but Archer dug in to win it. Arron Vaughan took the first frame with a 30 break against Joe Docksey. His opponent responded in the second to take it on the pink. Bobby Cliff won the first against Graham Bailey but the Belmont man knocked in a cracking pink to take the second and earn the victory for the visitors.

Ivanhoe B drew with Tutbury A. The Pickering boys Adam and Jason drew with Dan Mabbott and Chris Mabbott respectively, Chris knocking in a 41 in his match. Bren Mattley won both against an out of sorts Steve Hathaway and Dave Mabbott beat Dave Marriott to earn the draw.

Swadlinote Snooker Centre A lost 5-3 at home against Burton Cons B. Ryan Gibbs was the beneficiary of an absent player and Mike Buckland drew with Chris Dewey leaving the score at 3-1 at the turn. Steve Ayre and Dave Plunkett drew and Andy Goldingay made a 36 break as he drew with Jon Swift.

Swad Cons A won 6-2 at home against Belmont B. Mark Hadley was first on and he put the hosts up with a victory against Ian Gibson. Andy Grainger then knocked in a 48 to beat Zaheer Hussain. Mark Vaughan continued his good form by taking both against Paul Slater. Lee Wood potted well and knocked in a 31 to beat Brett Craddock.





PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland

In the PJM Fascias Division One, the title race swung back in favour of Tutbury B. They were 6-2 winners whilst SDSC B lost 5-3 at Stapenhill A. Wayne Pereira starred again as he rolled in a nice 48 on his way to defeating George Cawkwell of Ivanhoe C. Jan Pawlazcyk made a rare appearance and also scored twice against Graham Measures. The matches between Bill Stewart and Gaz Dolman and then Daz Lester and Jerry Cook were halved to re-establish a 9 point cushion at the top for the Tutters.

SDSC B lost 5-3 away at Stapenhill A in a match that could have gone either way. Andy Tomlinson made the difference as he beat Simon Shilton 2-0 in two close frames whilst the other three games were all ending all square. Andy Gretton with Adam Harrison….Carl Jeffcoate and Henry Tomas and Steve Ford with Ben Davies. This keeps SDSC within touching distance of promotion and Stapenhill just two points ahead of Alrewas B in third.

Alrewas B were able to close the gap on Stapenhill A with a 6-2 win of their own against SDSC C. man of the match overall was Nick Harcombe of the Swad side as he rolled in breaks of 38 and 24 against Adam Walton. However Ian Hiley, Carl Poulton and Dave Trueman all stepped up to th [plate with wins over Dave Tekesbury, Matt Tewkesbury and Ray Bancroft. With 8 match wins this season, it looks like SDSC C have done enough to claim another spell in Division One next season whilst anything can happen in the race for third between Alrewas and Stapenhill.

Woodville A lost again and look doomed -last week to Rolleston C who are making a late charge for promotion themselves. Jim Marcer and Tony Coleman made it difficult for The Rollers as they grabbed draws against John Brentnall and Jon Sully. Rolleston made it six unbeaten for the team as Wayne Smith did the same for himself with a 2-0 win over Pat Ryan. Tom Lucas was also on form as he beat Bob Brooks to complete the win.

Newhall A made it four wins on the bounce as they defeated Rolleston B 6-2. Jon Finch was first on and beat Rob Sanders who could count himself a little unlucky. Lionel Lewis struggled on the night as he lost to Carl Glover to leave the away side 4-0 up at half time. In the first frame between Kev Norris and Martin Hicks, Martin missed a blue over the bag to let Kev clear up. He then potted a great pink in the second and moved the black off the cushion to get it back to 4-2. John Harvey enjoyed a bit of run in his first against Mark Anslow who battled back well to win a close 2nd frame. Could easily have been a draw but Newhall hung on for the win. They are only nine points off promotion so with some good performances in the next 4 weeks they could yet get themselves promoted. Rolleston are now 11 points from safety.

Swad Cons B pretty much secured their place in the division for next year as they had a great 6-2 win away at Burton Cons B. Nick walker rolled in 37, 32 and a 30 against Lee Louch who battled well to claim a draw. Ian Shrive scored the only other point for Burton Cons in his half with Jake Mole. Paul Hollis and Vince Draper were both on target as they defeated Tom Egginton and Daz Stillman. Whilst The Cons of Swad look safe, the Burton equivalent are looking over their shoulders after 4 straight defeats leaves them just 9 points off of the drop-zone.

Perhaps the most significant result last week was scored by Stapenhill B as they reduced the gap to their opponents to just one point as they beat SDSC D 5-3. All 4 matches could have gone either way but Andrew Bloor halved with Greg Britton in the top match whilst Brian Bloor then shared his two frames with John Sherriff.. David Wain could certainly count himself unlucky as Bryan Sharratt found the fluke button on his side enabling him to win making the difference on the night. Garton Bloor and Tim Knopik also shared as things tighten up at the bottom end of the division.

The top four breaks in the division have all been played since Christmas with Tom Lucas’ fantastic 77 being superseded by Lee Louch with his magnificent 81 last week. Wayne Smith is now in the top four of the averages behind 3 that have been there all season…Wayne Pereira, Nick Harcombe and Adam Harrison  These four are in the prime spots for the end of season Ken Shipton Memorial Tournament to be played at Belmont on 23rd April.




Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Mike Buckland

Leaders Woodville C were without a fixture last week as they were due to play one of the sides that have dropped out.

Alrewas C made a slight inroad by beating Belmont D 5-3. Star man was Alan Wilson as he knocked a nice 33 in on his way to beating Simon Deakin.John Sharpe also won his match versus Ian Gibson. The resistance for Belmont was supplied by Andy Biggadike, who beat Will Sherratt. The match between Tom Holland and Gary Green was halved.

Tutbury C missed the chance to close the gap by being beaten at Swad Cons D. Only Paul Atterbury won for the Tutters whilst there were wins for Gaz Ward, who rolled in a nice 24, and Kieran Dadley for the Swad side whilst Bob Birch drew with Jeff Siddalls.

Ivanhoe D and Woodville B played out a 4-4 draw at Ashby. Brian Lowrie winning for Ivanhoe and Denis Moore for Woodville with the two other matches being drawn.

Burton Cons D drew for the fourth match running…this time against the Snookerettes of Spot On D. There were two wins on each side. Paul davies and Al Munnien for the Cons’ boys and Yvonne Spendlove and Clare Peaty for Spot On. Clare rolled in a lovely 32 along the way showing how far these ladies have come and you would win more frames than you would lose in the Premier Division doing that.

John Sharpe, Wayne Brewin, Mark Satchwell and Denis Moore are in the box seats for the end of season Ken Shipton Memorial tournament on the 23rd April. There have now been 32 breaks over 30 this season in the division with the top 15 all scored by Woodville C players-Wayne Brewin still leading the way with a 54.

2016-17: Week 21


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones

Ivanhoe A completed the double over champions Burton Cons A and have cut their lead to just two points. Andy Marriott was on good form as he beat Matt Milnes with breaks of 46, 43 and 30. Ian Rennocks cleared the final three colours to take the first frame against Owen Jones. His opponent came back strongly to take the second. Ant Moore made a 33 break and played well to beat an out of sorts Graham Stevens. Finally, Daniel Blunn potted well in the first frame to take it against Stuart Roberts. The Burton Cons man battled well to take the second frame, which left the final score at 6-2 to the hosts.

Belmont B drew with Ivanhoe B. Mick Morris and Jason Pickering shared their frames in an entertaining game. Zaheer Hussain cleared the colours to take the first frame against Bren Mattley but got himself into a spot of bother when put in a snooker by his opponent in the second frame. Too many attempts to escape resulted in too many points to catch up. Brett Craddock won the first frame against Stu Tagg with some good potting. The Ashby man came back well in the second to take it. Mark Vaughan won the first frame on the green against Adam Pickering. Adam went ahead in the second only for Vaughan to come back at him and the points difference was down to one with only the pink and black left. Pickering potted both to earn the visitors a share of the spoils.

Burton Cons B won 6-2 at home against Alrewas A. Ryan Gibbs and Rob McMeecham won a frame each with some good potting. Dave Plunkett and Tom Smith could not be separated either. Mike Buckland knocked in a 33 break as he beat Colin Wood. Finally, Jon Swift played very well to beat Karl Hancox, aided by a 38 break.

Rolleston A drew with Spot On A. Mark Press drew with Ade Harper, as did Bobby Cliff and Mark Stirling. Tony Rushton got the two frames for the hosts as he beat Tom Elliott. Andy Speirs earned the draw as he beat Rich O’Dell.

Spot On B welcomed Swad Cons A and it was the visitors who left with the win. Steve Butterworth and Mark Hadley both potted well to earn a frame each. Lee Cooke and Lee Wood also won a frame each. Loz Kennerson and Paul Slater could not be separated, so any winner in the last match between Steve Lane and Andy Grainger would earn the victory for their side. It was Grainger who took both frames, aided by a 38 break to close out a 5-3 victory.

Spot On C won 5-3 at home against Swadlincote Snooker Centre A. Trevor Heath, Andy Jenkins and John Hardy drew with Steve Ayre, Andy Goldingay and Matt Keay respectively. Tony Clements picked up the all important win as he beat John Davis.

Tutbury A won 6-2 at home against Belmont A. Steve Hathaway beat Arron Vaughan with some nice potting. Steve Mabbott and Josh Gebbie battled out a draw on the other table. Chris Mabbott made breaks of 34 and 44 as he beat Graham Bailey and finally, Ian Archer made a 60 break as he drew with Dave Mabbott.





PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland

Leaders of the PJM Fascias Division One, Tutbury B, failed to win for the fourth week running. Last week they were undone by a Newhall A side whose win has rekindled their outside chance for promotion themselves. The first three matches were all drawn-Mark Anslow and Daz Lester, Martin Hicks and Alan Davies and then Martin Hurdman with Bill Stewart. The winner on the night for  Newhall was John Finch who dispatched Dean Johnson.

Moving to within 5 points of Tutbury are SDSC B who thumped SDSC D 7-1. Adam Harrison, Simon Shilton and Henry Tomas all scored twice whilst Andy Rice was the only saviour for the club’s D team as he took a draw against Ben Davies. This is now 4 games without a win for SDSC D who are now only 4 points from the drop-zone, whilst it’s now 7 unbeaten in the league for The B team.

The race for the 3rd promotion spot is hotting up as well as Stapenhill A were surprisingly beaten 6-2 at Rolleston C. Jon Sully scored a good win against the Institute’s talisman, Steve Ford, despite Steve rolling in a nice 25. Wayne Smith was also in good form as he included a couple of 20 plus breaks in his win over  Carl Jeffcoate. Tom Lucas had earlier drawn with Jason Spibey, whilst the match between Mick Taylor and Andy Gretton was also halved. Rolleston would have to come from another county to get promotion but they have the ability to do it….Stapenhill are now just 3 points clear of Alrewas B in third spot, who are breathing down their necks.

Alrewas B made it 3 wins from 4 with a 6-2 win over basement side, Woodville A. Carl Poulton and Dave Trueman were the stars as they beat Alan Orpwood and Jim Marcer. The matches between Adam Walton and Tony Coleman and then James Edwards and Pat Ryan were both drawn leaving Woodville with seven straight defeats and a mountain to climb to avoid relegation. Alrewas are now just 3 points from a promotion position.

The highlight in the division last week was the excellent knock of 81 rolled in by Burton Cons C’s Lee Louch to put him in line for the division’s high break prize. It only scored him one frame though in his match against Gaz Dolman of Ivanhoe C. This now makes it 5 draws on the trot for Lee. Other draws were played out between George Cawkwell and Tom Egginton and also Jerry Cook and Ian Shrive. The man making the difference on the night was Graham Measures who beat Daz Stockman. Both sides look set fair for another season in Division One next year.

A battle between two of the sides in the dropzone took place at Stapenhill Institute. The club’s B team lost 5-3 to Rolleston B which really did neither side’s chances of staying up a lot of good. Man of the match was  Bryan Sharratt who knocked in a 25 in beating Rolleston’s John Harvey. He was destined to end on the losing side though as Rolleston’s  Lionel Lewis and Kev Norris turned on the style in beating John Sherriff and Tim Knopik. The match between  Greg Britton and Rob Sanders was halved.

SDSC C made it three wins on the bounce as they beat Swad Cons B 5-3 away. Nick Harcombe kept up the pressure at the top of the averages table as he included a 29 on the way to a 2-0 win over Nick Walker. Paul Hollis drew with Ray Bancroft in the first half before Ray Stretton beat Sam Warren to secure the win for the Snooker Centre with The Cons’ Jake Mole defeating Matt Tewkesbury.  Both sides look like they have done enough to retain their divisional status.




Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Mike Buckland

Woodville S & S C tightened their grip on the Division Two title with a thumping 7-1 win against promotion hopefuls Swad Cons D. Only Bob Birch offered any resistance for the Swad side as he drew with John Chambers as elsewhere there were wins from the consistent Wayne Brewin, Mark Satchwell and S Wood on debut. Woodville are very close to the point where promotion would be secure whilst this defeat leaves The Cons 11 points from a promotion position.

Tutbury C made the most of Swad Cons defeat by scoring a 6-2 win over Rolleston D to be the side in that 3rd spot. John Peto was man of the match as he rolled in a lovely 25 in his defeat of Aaron Doyle. Jeff Diddalls was also in good form as he beat Steve Atkin. The matches between Colin Bell and Neil Cheadle and then Paul Atterbury and John Ward were both halved.Tutbury are 6 points behind second placed Alrewas C whilst Rolleston look like finishing 9th.

Alrewas C drew 4-4 away at Burton Cons D. There were two winners on the night….Al Munnien for The Cons, who defeated Roy Sherratt and John Sharpe for Alrewas who beat Paul Brooks. Ian Protherore halved with Will Sherratt whilst Jim Jennings drew with Gary Green. This ended a run of seven straigt league wins for Alrewas but they still look good for the jump to Division One whilst The Cons will finish mid table.

Swad Cons C were undone by an Ashby Ivanhoe D team that were on fire last Thursday. Warner Collins, Keith bale and Jack Bale all had comfortable wins over John Griffin, Pete Fearn and Jon Petcher. Dan Petcher saved the home team’s blushes by grabbing a draw off of Brian Lowrie.This was Ivanhoe’s first win in the league since they beat the runaway leader Woodville C before Christmas whilst The Cons look to be in a battle with Belmont D for the wooden spoon.

2016-17: Week 20


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones

Ivanhoe A kept up the pressure at the top with a 6-2 victory away at Swadlincote Snooker Centre A. Andy Marriott made a 37 break but Steve Ayre wouldn’t lie down and they won a frame each. Ant Moore then won both frames against Chris Dewey, aided by breaks of 30 and 32. Mick Kirk made a 72 break at the expense of Andy Goldingay. Finally, Matt Keay and Daniel Blunn won a frame each to complete the scoring.

Spot On A won 6-2 at home against Tutbury A. Andy Spiers potted well to beat young Daniel Mabbott. Tom Elliott and Dave Mabbott won a frame each, as did Ade Harper and Chris Mabbott. Mark Stirling completed the victory as be beat Steve Mabbott with a 34 break.

Alrewas A and Spot On C ended in a draw. Andy Jenkins played well to beat John Richardson. Tom Smith responded by beating John Hardy. Karl Hancox put the hosts in front again as he won both frames against Steve Gaunt. Trevor Heath rescued the draw by beating Rob McMeecham.

Spot On B won 7-1 away at Belmont B. Lee Cooke, Loz Kennerson and Steve Lane did the damage against Mick Morris, Zaheer Hussain and Brett Craddock respectively. Mark Vaughan put a stop to the onslaught as he shared the frames with Steve Butterworth.

Champions Burton Cons A won 6-2 at home against Rolleston A. Matt Milnes had some tough run in the first frame and Mark Press took advantage to take it. Milnes responded well to take the second frame. Mick Simpkins made a rare appearance and duly won both frames against Bobby Cliff. Owen Jones first frame against Joe Docksey was similar to Milnes’ frame as a string of fouls against a player of Docksey’s ability proved to be his undoing. Jones played better in the second frame, making a 31 break to take it. Graham Stevens and Tony Rushton played out two entertaining frames where both players had chances. Ultimately, it was stevens who took them to complete the scoring on the night.

Swad Cons A and Burton Cons B drew their match. Andy Grainger made a 42 break to take the first frame against Jon Swift. His opponent responded well and made a 54 break to win the second. Lee Wood and Dave plunkett shared their frames, Plunkett made a 34. Mike Buckland put the visitors in front as he beat Simon Mansfield. Paul Slater earned the draw for the hosts as he beat Simon Smith.

Belmont A won 7-1 against Ivanhoe B. Adam McInulty and Bren Mattley played well in both. Adam taking the first with ease. The 2nd Bren came back with some great pots to share the frames.  Ian Archer struggled to get going against Jason Pickering but did what he does more often than not by taking both frames in the end. Arron Vaughan won 2 against Dave Marriott with the usual mixture of brilliant pots and stupid misses. This week’s star man, Graham Bailey put in his performance of the season so far beating Adam Pickering. Adam potted really well but the vast experience and a couple of good flicks paired with how graham was cueing on the night  meant Graham came home with 2 deserved frames.
Still missing Rich Goldby from the side and hoping he returns soon.





PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland

In the PJM Fascias Division One, the top two drew for the second week running. Their star man this year, Wayne Pereira, keeps churning out the wins and this time, it was Stapenhill B’s Greg Britton who was on the receiving end. However Tim Knopik put in an assured display to reply with a 2-0 win of his own against Alan Davies. The matches between Bill Stewart and John Sherriff and then Daz Lester and Neil Bourne were halved meaning no change at the top whilst giving the Institute hope in their battle against relegation.

SDSC B are still looking good for promotion but the run-in will happen without their captain Pete Maguire who has sadly broken his wrist. Adam Harrison stepped up last week though and knocked a cracking 54 in during his comfortable victory over Lionel Lewis of Rolleston B. The Rollers replied with their own potting magician Rob Sanders who returned the favour beating Ben Davies. Kev Norris and Simon Shilton shared their two as did John Harvey and Henry Tomas. Although this has reversed a run of several defeats for Rolleston they are now 16 points from safety whilst SDSC B are 15 inside of fourth placed Alrewas B.

The big match in the division was at Stapenhill between the club’s A side and Alrewas B. Alrewas were in need of a win to claw back some of the gap between themselves and their opponents but it wasn’t to be as The Institute ran out 6-2 winners with no personal battle winners for the Legionnaires. Only Carl Poulton, in drawing with Andy Tomlinson, and Dave Trueman in his half with Dave Shenton were to provide any joy for Alrewas and the gap mto a promotion spot is now 8 points. Carl Jeffcoate was in good form for Stapenhill as he beat Ian Hiley as the ever reliable Steve Ford was just that as he defeated Adam Walton.

Newhall A are now closing on Alrewas as they won for the second week running this time beating Ivanhoe C away who had been on a great run themselves.Martin Hicks and John Finch both scored victories for Newhall whilst Martin Hurdman and Carl Glover also got on the scoresheet in draws with Graham Measures and Jerry Cook.

Rolleston C and SDSC D fought out a 4-4 draw at the Snooker Centre. Ryan Gilmore provided the highlight of the evening as he ran in a nice 36 in his win over Mick Taylor.Wayne Smith replied for Rolleston as he defeated Garton Bloor. David Wain and Tom Lucas halved as did Brian Bloor and John Brentnall. Three matches without a win now leaves SDSC D 6 points above the drop zone whilst Rolleston are comfortable in mid table.

Woodville A lost 5-3 at home to Swad Cons B. The Cons’ Nick Walker made the difference as he rolled a 37 in against Pat Ryan to secure the victory. The other three matches were all drawn-Tony Coleman versus Bob McNulty, Jim Marcer against Jake Mole and Alan Orpwood against Paul Hollis with Paul knocking in a nice 25 along the way. This has been the story of the Woodville season-they have picked up frames most weeks but have had too many 4-4s and 5-3 defeats. This result should see The Cons safe for another season in Division One.

Burton Cons C have been struggling to get a side out in the past few weeks and last week was no exception as they had to give SDSC C 2 frames at the start. Nick Harcombe was his usual self in comfortably beating Tom Egginton whilst Matt Tewkesbury did well to take a frame off of Lee Louch who knocked in a good 32 in his frame win. Ray Bancroft also took one off of the Cons’ captain Ian Shrive. This leaves The Cons slipping down the table but should be safe for next season whilst the Snooker Centre are now 12 points above the drop zone after 3 wins from their last 5 having looked doomed around Christmas.




Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Mike Buckland

In the Newton Fallowell Division Two last week, there were three draws and two 5-3 scorelines. Woodville S & S C drew but are still runaway leaders as they have been all season. Wayne Brewin was in magnificent form as he rolled in breaks of 44 and 37 in his win over Paul Atterbury of Tutbury C. Fran McNulty though was beaten by an in form Colin Bell whilst Mark Satchwell replied for the Woodville boys beating John Peto. Jeff Siddalls secured the half for The Tutters in his win over John Chambers. This leaves Tutbury with a five point cushion for a quick return to Division One, whilst Woodville should wrap the title up in the next couple of weeks.

In second, Alrewas C mad it six wins on the bounce as they defeated Woodville B. The men in form were Alan Wilson and John Sharpe as they beat Terry Eiley and Wayne Allen. Dennis Moore replied for Woodville in his win over Roy Sherratt whilst the match between Gary Green and Mark Gallagher was drawn.

The Snookerettes, aka Spot On D, won for the fourth time this season and are becoming a force to reckoned with. These ladies are all international standard pool players and as they gain more experience of the larger table game, they will roll over more and more notable scalps. Last week it was Swad Cons C that were put to the sword. Clare Peaty and Kate Stirling scored terrific wins over Errol Faulkner and Ron Kendrick whilst Jon Petcher replied for The Cons with a win over Marie Bridges. Yvonne Spendlove won the all important 5th frame as she scored a draw with Dan Petcher, rolling in a lovely 27 as she went.

Rolleston D drew in a hard fought encounter with Ivanhoe D. Aaron Doyle won for Rolleston whilst Brian Lowrie did similar for the Ashby side. Neil Cheadle drew with Keith Bale whilst John Ward and Tony Tredger also halved leaving both sides in mid table.

Burton Cons D have now gone 12 games without a win in all competitions-last week scoring a 4-4 draw with Belmont C. Terry Bosworth drew with Al Munnien with Terry floating in a great 34 along the way. Paul Davies, in a rare appearance for Cons rolled back the years to score a good 2-0 win over Dave Press. Brian Cutting responded for The Servicemen by defeating the Cons’ captain Paul Brooks. The game between Graeme Drayton and Ian Protheroe was halved.

Sitting pretty at the top of the Averages table for Division Two is Alan Wilson, who has only lost three frames this season for a 90% average. John Sharpe and Wayne Brewin have identical records in second whilst the remaining Ken Shipton Memorial spot looks to be between Mark satchwell and Fran McNulty.
Wayne Brewin is holding both the top two breaks for the season with his best effort being a terrific 54.

2016-17: Week 19


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones


Belmont A won 6-2 at home against Spot On A. Adam McInulty was first up against Ady Harper. Both players potted well and won a frame each, Harper making a 35 break in the frame he won. Arron Vaughan won the first frame on a tense black ball game against Nigel Tomlinson. The second frame was more straightforward for Vaughan. Ian Archer put in a usual good performance to beat Tom Elliott. Finally, Graham Bailey and Andy Spiers shared two entertaining frames to complete the scoring.

Burton Cons B won 6-2 against Belmont B. Dave Plunkett won both frames against Mick Morris. Mark Vaughan responded for the visitors by putting in a great performance against Simon Smith. Jon Swift put the hosts back in front at the expense of Ian Gibson. Mike Buckland made a 31 as he beat Brett Craddock.

Ivanhoe A won 5-3 against Alrewas A. The star of the night was Andy Marriott as he made 100 in his victory over John Richardson. Ian Rennocks drew with Colin Wood. Daniel Blunn also drew with Karl Hancox, but the outcome would have been a victory if Blunn had not gone in off on the final black. Ant Moore secured the victory for the hosts as he beat Tom Smith.

Swadlincote Snooker Centre A won 5-3 away at Rolleston A. Mark Press got the hosts of to a good start as he beat Chris Dewey. Bobby Cliff and John Davis played out an entertaining draw. Matt Keay took both frames from Rich O’Dell and Andy Goldingay proved to be too strong for Joe Docksey on the night to complete the scoring.

Spot On C and Swad Cons A drew their match. Conrad Thomas and Paul Slater won a frame each. Trevor Heath and Mark Hadley also drew their game. Tony Clements defeated Simon Mansfield and Andy Grainger rescued the draw as he beat Steve Gaunt.

Spot On B also drew their match with Ivanhoe B. Lee Cooke and Steve Butterworth drew with Stuart Tagg and Bren Mattley respectively. Loz Kennerson made a 38 break as he defeated Adam Pickering and Jason Pickering won the frames against Steve Lane to level the match.

Champions Burton Cons A won 6-2 away at Tutbury A. Steve Mabbott played Owen Jones first. Mabbott built up a lead but Jones cleared the colours up to the final black but ran out of position. He tried a cut back into the corner pocket , it rattled and left the frame at Mabbott’s mercy. Jones took the second frame. John Shilton won both frames against Daniel Mabbott, aided by a 37 break. Graham Stevens made an 87 break, which could have been exactly 100 but for a positional shot on the final pink that left a tough shot. Unfortunately it was missed. Stevens also won the other frame. Finally, Darren Coady and Dave Mabbot played out a draw, with Coady making a 37 break.





PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland


The big match in Division One, pitted the top two against each other. Perhaps it was predictable that the two teams could not be separated so SDSC B missed the chance to close the 10 point gap at the top between themselves and Tutbury B. Bill Stewart won for Tutbury against the Snooker Centre’s captain Pete Maguire whilst Adam Harrison returned the compliment for the home team inflicting a rare defeat on Wayne Pereira. Ben Davies knocked in a 30 in his draw with Daz Lester whilst Henry Tomas also drew against Jan Pawlazcyk. 4-4 seemed right on the night and leaves both teams set fair for a promotion to the Premier Division.

Stapenhill A made a strong statement that they are after the third spot with a thumping 7-1 win away at Swad Cons B. Dave Shenton was in fine form as he rolled in a 35 in his win over Paul Hollis. There were also wins for Carl Jeffcoate and Steve Ford whilst Nick Walker spared the home team’s blushes by grabbing a frame off of Andy Tomlinson. After 4 straight wins they are now 3 points above Alrewas B in fourth.
Alrewas B for their part kept the pressure on Stapenhill by beating SDSC D 5-3. In a tight match, Carl Poulton made the difference by defeating David Wain. The other 3 matches were all halved as James Edwards, Ian Hiley and Adam Walton drew against the three Bloors, Brian, Andrew and Garton. Andrew Bloor providing the highlight with a nice 30. This keeps Alrewas 10 points clear of their closet chasers whilst they are 3 points behind the promotion places.
Newhall A returned to winning ways having lost their previous three. They beat Burton Cons C 6-2 with Mark Anslow potting really well to beat the Cons’ captain Ian Shrive. Martin Hurdman was in fine form to beat Paul Davies first frame but Paul recovered to knock a 25 in to halve the match with the second. Lee Louch potted brilliantly to take the first off Carl Glover who came back strongly to pinch the second after some good knocks on the colours. Tom Egginton made it awkward in his match against Martin Hicks but Martin won through in the end capping a good week fo.r him personally as he added this to his win in The Jack Dyche trophy against Bill Stewart from Tutbury
First frame was tight with Hicks taking control on the colours leaving Stewart needing tw o snookers on the pink. Stewart got two great snookers and had a chance to win, but then missed a long pink and went in off gifting the frame to Hicks. In the second frame Steward was 18 in front and had a chance to forge ahead but again found himself going in off a red, Hicks then came back with an 18 and 20 break to lead 2-0. Stewart was not put off by this and potted well to take the the next to go 2-1. In the fourth frame Hicks took command and went 22 ahead with the colours left but missed the yellow leaving it over the middle pocket. Steward potted the yellow but misjudged the position only to go in off again handing the frame to Hicks who duly finished off potting well.
Rolleston C kept up their late push for promotion as they beat their local rivals the B team by six frames to two . Tom Lucas provided the highlight of the Division One season so far by going to the top of the high breaks table with a fantastic 77 in his match against Kev Norris. John Brentnall was the other winner on the  night for the C team as he beat Rob Sanders. The games between Wayne Smith and Rob Tubey and then Billy Ashton and Lionel Lewis ended in draws.
Ivanhoe C have now made it 12 games unbeaten in all competitions and last week they won 5-3 against Stapenhill B. Darren Wilson was the star man as he knocked a good 35 in during his victory versus Simon Piechovicz. Jerry Cook also scored two over Greg Britton. John Sherriff and Graham Measures halved whilst Bryan Sharratt had a good win over Gaz Dolman. Stapenhill are now 6 points from safety.
Nick Harcombe and Ray Bancroft both scored wins over Woodville A  for their team SDSC C. Ray Stretton and Matt Tewkesbury scored a frame each as they drew with Jim Marcer and Bob Brooks. This leaves the Swad side 9 points above the drop zone whilst Woodville are running out of time to avoid the drop. 


Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling


2016-17: Week 17


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones



PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland


Tutbury B made it 11 straight league wins with a 6-2 away triumph over Alrewas B which has put a major dent in the hosts’ own promotion prospects. Wayne Pereira continued his own great form including a run of 36 against Carl Poulton. Daz Lester brushed aside Adam Walton whilst the games between Bill Stewart and Ian Hiley and then Dean Johnson and Dave Trueman were halved. Dave had a nice 31 along the way. Alrewas has not won in the league since the 8th December.

Stapenhill A took advantage of the Alrewas slip up to move in to the third promotion spot with a 6-2 win over Woodville S & S A. Carl Jeffcoate and Steve Ford were winners on the night over Pat Ryan and Jim Marcer. Jason Spiby drew with Alan Orpwood as did Andy Tomlinson with Tony Coleman. Stapenhill has lost only once in 8 – that being to the league leaders, Tutbury whilst Woodville hasn’t won in the league since week two.

SDSC B is looking good for a jump to the Premier Division next season as they beat Newhall A 6-2. Ben Davies and Carl Glover shared two very good frames. Adam Harrison was too strong for Sam Hicks on the night. Henry Tomas combined some great safety with solid potting to come out on top against Mark Anslow. Whilst an error from Martin Hurdman against Pete Maguire by putting Pete back in after a foul, allowed Pete a chance at a long pink which he duly potted and came round to be perfect on the black off 3 cushions to grab a draw in another good encounter. This is now only one defeat in 14 for the Snooker Centre boys whilst Newhall has not won in six having gone on a good mid season run.

Swad Cons B produced perhaps the result of the week with a thumping 7-1 home win over Rolleston B. Paul Hollis and Bob McNulty put the Cons’ boys 4-0 up at the break with a ruthless display of potting. Nick Walker continued his fine form with a win over John Harvey with both players knocking in 20 plus breaks. Lionel Lewis spared the Rollers’ blushes by grabbing a frame off of Vince Draper. This result leaves Swad Cons in sixth and pretty much assured Division One snooker next season whilst Rolleston is now 14 points from safety having not won in the league since before Xmas.

Having lost 4 on the bounce Ivanhoe C has now made it 9 without defeat after a 5-3 away win at Rolleston C. Gaz Dolman and George Cawkwell were in fine form for the Ashby boys as they beat out of sorts Mick Taylor and Wayne Smith. Billy Ashton scored a fine win over Darren Wilson whilst Tom Lucas and Graham Measures fought out a draw.

Burton Cons C reversed a recent run of poor form with a 5-3 win away at Stapenhill B. It was all square at halfway as Greg Britton beat Tom Egginton but Steve Castledine took two off of John Sherriff. In the second half Bryan Sherratt and Lee Louch had a hard fought draw before the Cons’ captain Ian Shrive secure the extra winning point by beating Tim Knopik.

The Swad Snooker Centre derby between the clubs’ C and D teams went the way of the D and continued their run of four unbeaten in the league. Nick Harcombe kept up his impressive record this season as he scored two for the C in his win over David Wain. Dave Tewkesbury took one more for the C in his draw with Garton Bloor. That was as good as it got though as wins for Brian Bloor over  Ray Bancroft and Ryan Gilmore over Matt Tewkesbury saw the D team home. Both sides are 8 points above the relegation zone but will need some more wins between now and the end of the season to be sure of remaining in the division


Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling



2016-17: Week 16


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones

Belmont A visited Alrewas A and came away with a 6-2 victory. Karl Hancox found Ian Archer to be too good on the night. John Richardson responded by winning both frames against Matt Farmer. Arron Vaughan then potted well to defeat Tom Smith and finally, Adam McInulty came back well and won both frames against Rob McMeecham to complete the scoring.

Belmont B lost 5-3 at home against Rolleston A. Joe Docksey won both frames against Ian Gibson and Mark Press claimed the frames as the hosts could only field three players. Mick Morris knocked in a 40 break as he beat Bobby Cliff. Zaheer Hussain and Richard O’Dell won a frame each to close out the match.

Burton Cons B won 6-2 at home against Spot On C. Simon Smith potted well to take both frames against Conrad Thomas. Dave Plunkett also played well to beat Tony Clements. Mike Buckland and Trevor Heath battled to win a frame each, Heath knocking in a 31 break. Jon Swift and John Hardy also won a frame each, which left the hosts as winners.

Burton Cons A visited Ashby Iavanhoe B and came away with a 7-1 win. Bren Mattley was well beaten in the first frame by John Shilton, but came back strongly in the second to take it. Stuart Tagg found Matt Milnes to be too god on the night. Graham Stevens knocked in a 48 break as he defeated Dave Marriott. Finaly, Jason Pickering and Owen Jones played two quick fire frames in which Jones came out on top in both.

Swadlincote Snooker Centre A and Spot On A could not be separated on the night. Ade Harper continued his good form as he beat Steve Ayre. Mark Stirling followed that up by beating John Davis. Andy Goldingay responded with a 30 break as he beat Nigel Tomlison and Chris Dewey earned the draw as he defeated Andy Spiers.

Ivanhoe A won 5-3 away at Spot On B. Andy Marriott made a 30 break as he beat Lee Cooke. Steve Butterworth drew with Ant Moore.  Ian Rennocks made a 39 break but it was to no avail as Loz Kennerson won both frames. Daniel Blunn secured the victory as he beat Steve Lane, aided by a 32 break.

Swad Cons A won 7-1 against Tutbury A. Lee Wood beat Steve Mabbott with some good potting. Andy Grainger was in good form as he made breaks of 57,43 and 31 as he defeated Chris Mabbott. Paul Slater beat Dan Mabbott and finally, Simon Mansfield drew with Dave Mabbott.





PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland

Tutbury B tightened their grip on the division with a strong performance in defeating Swad Cons B by an emphatic 6-2 scoreline. There were wins for Bill Stewart and Wayne Pereira over Bob McNulty and Paul Hollis. Alan Davies drew with Jake Mole whilst Daz Lester halved with Nick Walker. Nick had a lovely 45 along the way and will be getting stronger every week after returning to the game after a number of years away from it.

Tutbury are 12 points ahead now of the Swad Snooker Centre’s B team captained by Pete Maguire. They enhanced their promotion prospects with a thumping 7-1 win at  Stapenhill B. There were wins for Pete himself, Adam Harrison and Henry Tomas whilst the only bright spot for The Institute was the draw for John Sherriff with Simon Shilton. SDSC B have lost only one in twelve whilst this ended a five match unbeaten run for Stapenhill and leaves them 5 points from safety.

Alrewas B are still in third but are hanging on a bit having not won a league match since 8th December. Last week they were undone 6-2 by Ivanhoe C. Carl Poulton and Adam Walton who were both having great seasons were beaten by Gaz Dolman and Steve Cockeram. Darren Wilson also chipped in for the home side with a victory over Dave Trueman whilst Ian Hiley spared the Legionnaires blushes with a win over Jerry Cook. The Ashby boys for their part are now on an unbeaten run of 8 matches having looked relegation threatened earlier in the season.

The Alrewas blip has allowed Stapenhill A to take closer order at the top end are they are now only four points off a promotion spot in 4th. Last week they took their chances as they defeated Burton Cons C 6-2 away. Star man for Stapenhill was Steve Ford who knocked in a 32 on the way to beating Cons’ captain Ian Shrive. Mark Waldron also won for The Institute against Matt Hucker who is still short of table time. Jason Spibey drew with Tom Egginton whilst Carl Jeffcoate also halved with Lee Louch.  Staepnhill’s cause has not been helped by having 4 draws in the space of 5 games. The Cons have won only once in their last 8 league matches and seem to reserve their better performances for the cup having made the President’s Cup semi finals and already having beaten Premier opposition in the Orme Plate.

Newhall A missed the chance to get closer to the third spot after being beaten 5-3 at home by Rolleston C. John Brentnall made the difference for The Rollers as he defeated Nick Trayford. the other 3 matches were all halved – Carl Glover, Martin Hurdman and Mark Anslow all scoring one for Newhall and Wayne Smith, Tom Lucas and Billy Ashton for Rolleston. Newhall has only won one of its last 6 whilst this was only Rolleston’s second win in their last 8.

Woodville A has won just the once all season and look destined to return to Division Two after just one season. Last week they lost 5-3 at SDSC D. Ryan Gilmore and Andy Bloor were on target for the Swad side. Brain Bloor and Alan Orpwood shared their two frames whilst Tony Coleman made the scoreline respectable with a 2-0 win over Garton Bloor. This result has pulled SDSC D above Stapenhill B and the drop-zone end of the division.

It’s also looking a little bleak for Rolleston B who are now one off the bottom after suffering a 6-2 home beating by SDSC C, who have done their own chances of survival no harm at all. Nick Harcombe wins most weeks for the Swad Snooker Centre team and last week was no exception as he defeated Lionel Lewis.Ray Bancroft was also in good form as he beat Kev Norris whilst Ray Stretton and Matt Tewkesbury also avoided defeat by drawing with John Harvey and Rob Sanders.This was Rolleston’s first defeat in six in all competitions whilst this was SDSC C’s first win in seven.

At this stage of the season Wayne Pereira leads the averages for the division with an impressive 22 wins from 24 played. Nick Harcombe is in second with a number of others still in good positions to make the end of season Ken Shipton Memorial Tournament. Adam McNulty leads the break table with 56 but has now transferred to Belmont A in the Premier Division after a written request was ratified by the Committee. There has been a total of 36 breaks in excess of thirty and 25 players with an average over 50%.


Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling

Week 16 in division 2 was certainly not a great one for the underdogs as all ties saw top half teams win! With the exception of one draw this week as second place Tutbury C played host to Woodville B. A two nil win for Dennis Moore puts him in 7th place in the individual averages and Paul Atterbury clinched his match against Wayne Allen to shoot into 14th ont  eh leader-board. The teams shared the point on the night and now second placed Tutbury are now a staggering 22 points adrift from the Woodville ‘wonderboys’ who took on Burton Cons at home. Paul Brooks secured a draw for the visitors against Wayne Brewin but no whitewash was the only consolation as they lost 7-1 and dropped to 7th place!
Spot On’s Snookettes travelled to their second home – Belmont Club and took on their mighty C team. Some excellent clashes on the night saw spot on walk away with just 2 frames which were both clinched by skipper Kate Stirling.
The final tie this week was between club-mates at Swad cons as the C and D teams went into battle. Gaz Ward, Andy Boam and Bob Birch were all in fine form to clinch wins on the night whilst Dave Bodie settled for a draw against Jon Petcher who, once again, saved the whitewash!