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Snooker Update

Just to clarify the current position for everyone. The League remains suspended until Government advise it is clear to resume playing league matches. Depending how long this take the current plan is to:

1) Conclude the 2019/20 season by playing
the final weeks fixtures and remaining
Competitions

2) Re-Schedule the Winter League
Presentation Evening to follow ASAP

3) Depending on resumption date, try to play
the 2020 Summer League under the new
Format for which 12 teams have registered

4) Follow by starting the 2020/21 winter
season as soon as practicable

Obviously all plans remain fluid at present and more importantly The Committee hope all members and their families remain safe and healthy until the virus threat passes


With just one week remaining of the 2019/20 Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League there are three divisions still up for grabs. St Anne’s Q now have a five frame lead at the top of the Premier Division and still need two from their final match to assure themselves of the title as they were held to a 3-3 draw by St Anne’s A as Jason Whittaker had breaks of 56 and 33 in the final frame to deny the Q side victory. With Match Room A having their bye week St Anne’s E have closed the gap to four frames on the Match Room side with a 5-1 win over relegated Brixham Sea Anglers B while Galaxy C remain fourth having also won 5-1 at Match Room Z who slip into the bottom two after St Anne’s X won their match 4-2 at St Marychurch A who are safe in eighth place leaving the St Anne’s X side requiring one frame to confirm their place next season. Ritchie Blackmore knocked in a 34 break in his first frame and a 95 in his second frame to see Dawlish RBL B into a two frame lead, but a fight back from Match Room X saw them take a 3-2 lead before Rob Nicholls clinched a tense final frame to see the match finish all square.

Paignton Cons A have been crowned Division One Champions by winning the first two frames of their match against St Marychurch G before losing the last four as the St Marychurch side battle to avoid the drop while a 36 break by Shaun Peters sees Totnes Cons B climb into second spot after their 3-3 draw at sixth placed Ellacombe Cons A but their season has finished and St Anne’s B who had a bye this week and Match Room D will both be looking to achieve big wins next week to claim second spot. Match Room D have come into contention following their 5-1 win over Dawlish RBL A with Dave Harrop having a 36 break. Galaxy F’s challenge for promotion appears to be over as relegation threatened Upton Social A’s 4-2 win sees the Upton side level with St Marychurch G but they have drawn more matches to keep them just outside of the bottom two while already relegated Brixham Sea Anglers A drew their match 3-3 with seventh placed Central Cons A who also require a single frame from their final match to ensure safety.

The top two in Division Two are level on frames going into the final round of matches as while Preston Cons B had their bye week their challengers Match Room C slipped to their third defeat of the season going down 4-2 at Brixham Cons D, a result which ensures the Brixham sides safety. Roundham A have climbed to third after their 3-3 draw at eighth placed Central Cons B while Brixham Cons C slip to fourth place after going down 5-1 to sixth placed Preston Cons C and Galaxy E won the derby against their B team by 4-2 to leave the sides fifth and seventh while Roundham B’s 5-1 defeat at the hands of St Marychurch B confirms relegation for both sides.

Match Room G go into the final week with a three frame lead at the top of Division Three while Newton Cons Z’s 5-1 win at sixth placed St Marychurch C sees them climb into second spot. Preston Cons A are fifth and level on points with fourth placed Brixham Cons E after beating the Brixham side 4-2 while Newton Cons A’s 5-1 win over bottom placed Paignton Cons B sees them safe from the bottom two while the Ellacombe Cons derby was won 5-1 by the Y team who are seventh and leaving their C team second bottom.

****Attention All Team Captains****

2020 Summer League Entry

Entries are now being taken for the New Format of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Cash Summer League

Entries can be made by personal message to Paul Lewis (Fixture Secretary) or by text message to 07801 232718 by WattsApp or Twitter to @PaulLew22865575.
Entry Fees remain @ Ł12.50 per team and frame fees @Ł0.60p per frame

Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd April

Prize money and league set up is dependent on number of entries received

All new teams welcome.

Paul Lewis
Fixture Secretary


St Anne’s Q have finally knocked Match Room A off top spot of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League as Darren Millard-Smith (43 & 47) and Lee Mcarthur jnr (54 & 67) had breaks in their 6-0 win over last seasons champions Dawlish RBL B giving the St Anne’s side a two frame lead and with a game in hand on their rivals while Adrian Tocknell (46) and James Lee (78) had breaks for Match Room A in their 4-2 win at fourth placed Galaxy C for whom Ryan Gibson responded with a 41 break. St Anne’s E climb to third after their 5-1 derby win over second bottom St Anne’s X with Dan Lewis having a 30 break for the X side while Match Room X also enjoyed a 5-1 derby success against Match Room Z which sees the X side climb to seventh while the Z side slip to ninth and bottom side Brixham Sea Anglers B kept their slim survival hopes alive with a 4-2 victory over sixth placed St Anne’s A.

Paignton Cons A now require two frames from their final two matches to clinch the Division One title following their 4-2 victory at seventh placed Central Cons A while St Anne’s B climb into second place following their 4-2 win over sixth placed Ellacombe Cons A and Totnes Cons B slip to third, two frames behind St Anne’s following their 4-2 defeat to fifth place Galaxy F and despite breaks of 39 and 46 by Shaun Peters. Match Room D remain fourth after they drew 3-3 at Upton Social A who climb out of the relegation zone on matches drawn and thanks to a 36 break by Jason Lewis while Lee James had a 30 break in the final frame for Dawlish RBL A which clinched a 4-2 win for the eighth placed side over already relegated Brixham Sea Anglers A.

Preston Cons B now enjoy a two frame advantage at the top of Division Two as Andy Cocks had a 31 break in their 3-3 draw at fourth placed Brixham Cons C while Dan Houldsworth had a 25 break for second placed Match Room C who slipped to a 4-2 home defeat to fifth placed Galaxy E but they still have a match in hand on the leaders. Mel Ottaway (21) and Adrian Hopkins (22) had breaks for third placed Roundham A in their 3-3 draw with ninth placed Brixham Cons D while Galaxy B climb to sixth following their 5-1 win over Preston Cons C who slip to seventh spot and St Marychurch B enjoyed their second win of the season with a 4-2 success over eighth placed Central Cons B.

Match Room G have now got a six frame lead at the top of Division Three following their 5-1 win over seventh placed Ellacombe Cons Y with Rob Murphy having a 25 clearance in the opening frame while Hookhills A slipped to a 4-2 defeat at third placed Newton Cons Z who trail Hookhills by two frames but have a match in hand. Brixham Cons E are also still in the mix as they are four frames off second place after their 5-1 win at bottom placed Paignton Cons B but also have a game in hand on the top two while St Marychurch C continued their strong run with a 5-1 victory at ninth placed Ellacombe Cons C

Match Room A’s lead at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League is down to matches won despite breaks of 35,43,33 and 53 by James Lee and a 48 break from Alex Mucklow the leaders slipped to a 4-2 defeat to relegation threatened Match Room X while second placed St Anne’s Q were being held to a 3-3 draw by Match Room Z ,however, the St Anne’s side still have a game in hand on the leaders. Last seasons champions Dawlish RBL B are up to third place, but trail the top two by nine frames as they beat St Anne’s A 4-2 with Ritchie Blackmore (34) and Andy Hill (31) having breaks for Dawlish while Jason Whittaker had a 52 for St Annes while Galaxy C slip to fifth after going down 4-2 to seventh placed St Marychurch A and St Anne’s X won the battle of the bottom two, beating Brixham Sea Anglers B 5-1 with Dan Lewis having a 32 break for the St Anne’s side who remain in the bottom two.

Division One has been a three way battle for most of the season but suddenly Paignton Cons A have opened a five frame advantage, and with a game in hand as they beat Dawlish RBL A 6-0 which sees the Dawlish side slip to eighth spot. Totnes Cons B are second, but only courtesy of drawing one more match than St Anne’s B after the Totnes side slipped to a 4-2 defeat at fourth placed Match Room D who trail Totnes by five frames and have a game in hand. Third placed St Anne’s B also lost 4-2 at seventh placed Galaxy F while Upton Social A won the clash of the bottom two 4-2 a result that all but sees Brixham Sea Anglers A’s stay in the division come to an end while St Marychurch G kept their survival hopes alive with a 4-2 win at sixth placed Central Cons A

Division Two still appears to be a two horse race with leaders Preston Cons B going down 4-2 at home to eighth placed Galaxy B and despite a final frame 31 beak for Martin Hopkins for the leaders. Match Room C trail the leaders by one frame after being held to a 3-3 draw at fifth placed Preston Cons C with Justin Callard’s 25 break in the final frame clinching the draw for the Preston side. Roundham A lead the chasing pack but trail second spot by 10 frames after their 4-2 win at sixth placed Galaxy E while fourth placed Brixham Cons C were held to a 3-3 draw at tenth placed Roundham B while Central Cons B have climbed to seventh place following their 5-1 win at ninth placed Brixham Cons D.

Match Room G’s lead has been reduced to three frames in Division Three as they fell to a 4-2 defeat at sixth placed St Marychurch C while second placed Hookhills A were beating ninth placed Ellacombe Cons C 4-2 to close the gap on the leaders. Preston Cons A are fourth as Mark Tonks had a 23 break in the opening frame of their 5-1 win at seventh placed Ellacombe Cons Y for whom John Tillbrook had a 22 break in the final frame and Brixham Cons E remain fifth after their 4-2 win over eighth placed Newton Cons A with Gary Clark recording a 22 break in the final frame for the Newton side.

Congratulations also go to St Anne’s E’s Jerry Passmore who won the first singles competition of the season with a 3-0 victory over Roundham A’s Gary Mager in the over 45’s Sutton Cup Final played at sponsors The Match Room last week.

The top two met at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League and with James Lee having a 40 break in the first frame and Alex Mucklow winning the second it looked like Match Room A were going to pull further ahead, but a strong fight back saw St Anne’s Q battle back and thanks to a 66 break by the in form Lee Mcarthur jnr the St Anne’s side clinched a 4-2 win which cuts Match Rooms lead to a single frame but with St Anne’s having a match in hand. St Anne’s E are third, but trail the top two by seven and eight frames respectively as they beat fourth placed Galaxy C 4-2 while last year’s champions Dawlish RBL B climb to fifth as they beat bottom place Brixham Sea Anglers B 5-1 with Ritchie Blackmore having a 31 break for Dawlish after Ken Williams had a 30 in winning the opening frame for Brixham. Sixth placed St Anne’s A had a 4-2 win over eighth placed Match Room Z with Jason Whittaker had a 45 break for St Anne’s while St Marychurch A climb to seventh after they also recorded a 4-2 win over ninth placed Match Room X.

Paignton Cons A won their match 5-1 at te placed Upton Social A to open a one frame lead at the top of Division One while Totnes Cons B are second after beating bottom side Brixham Sea Anglers A who are now fifteen frames off safety. St Anne’s B are third after they also secured a 4-2 home win against Match Room D who slip to sixth and despite a 37 break by John Nugent in the final frame. Ellacombe Cons A are fourth as Dan Ward has a 30 break in their 3-3 draw at ninth placed St Marychurch G while Dawlish RBL A are seventh and Central Cons A are fifth after the two drew their match 3-3 as Trevor Wall had a 28 break for Dawlish while Pete Hitchcock responded with a 42 for the Central side.

The top two clashed in Division Two with Preston Cons B running out 4-2 winners to not only take Match Room C’s and the leagues last unbeaten record but also open a two frame lead but having played one more game than Match Room. These two are now well clear of the chasing pack with Brixham Cons C ten frames back having had a bye week while fourth placed Roundham A were held 3-3 by sixth placed Preston Cons C With Mel Ottaway (21) and Adrian Hopkins (22) having breaks for Roundham and fifth placed Galaxy E also drew 3-3 with eighth placed Central Cons B having trailed 3-0. Brixham Cons D climb to seventh with a 6-0 win at bottom placed St Marychurch B while Ian Thompson knocked In a 57 break for Galaxy B who climb to ninth after their 5-1 win over Roundham B who slip into the relegation spots.

Match Room G have extended their lead to five frames at the top of Division Three after beating second placed Hookhills A 4-2 while Newton Cons Z join Hookhills on 54 frames after they beat ninth placed Ellacombe Cons C 4-2 and Preston Cons A are fifth after their 4-2 win over with Adrian Ridley winning the first and last frames to secure their victory and Richard Street recorded a 23 break as seventh placed Ellacombe Cons Y drew 3-3 at bottom place Paignton Cons B

James Lee recorded breaks of 85 and 47 as Premier Division leaders Match Room A won their match 4-2 against sixth placed St Anne’s A in the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League but saw their lead reduced to three frames as second placed St Anne’s Q won 6-0 at eighth placed St Marychurch A. Galaxy C slip to fourth spot having also lost ground after being held to a 3-3 draw by tenth placed St Anne’s X while Brian Milden had a 30 break in St Anne’s E’s 4-2 win over ninth placed Match Room X which sees the St Anne’s side climb to third and Ritchie Blackmore had a 47 break as Dawlish RBL B climb to fifth after a 4-2 win over seventh placed Match Room Z.

Paignton Cons A have taken top spot in Division One with a 5-1 win in the top of the table battle with Totnes Cons B who slip to second while St Anne’s B join the top two on 53 frames with Bill Foote having a 24 break in the final frame of their 5-1 win over bottom side Brixham Sea Anglers A, although Paignton Cons have a game in hand on the other two sides. Ellacombe Cons A slip back on the top three having been held to a 3-3 draw at seventh placed Galaxy F with Dan Ward having a 40 break for Ellacombe while Central Cons A climb a place to sixth after a 5-1 win over Upton Social A who slip one spot to tenth and Dawlish RBL A are eighth, just one frame off fifth spot after a 4-2 win over St Marychurch G who climb one place and out of the relegation places with Phil Snowden having a 22 clearance in frame three and a 26 break in the final frame for the Dawlish side.

Match Room C’s lead is now down to matches won as although they won 4-2 at eighth placed Roundham B, Preston Cons B’s 5-1 win over fourth placed Roundham A leaves the top two tied on 61 frames but Match Room having a game in hand. Brixham Cons C now trail the top two by eight frames after being held 3-3 by bottom side St Marychurch B who are now seven frames off safety while Kevin Greenwood had a 22 break for the improving Galaxy E side who climb to fifth after their 5-1 win over ninth placed Brixham Cons D. Preston Cons C slip a place to sixth after a 3-3 draw with seventh placed Central Cons B while tenth placed Galaxy B drew their re-arranged match with Brixham Cons D who remain ninth.

Match Room G retain a three frame lead at the top of Division Three as they won their match 4-2 at Newton Cons Z who remain third while Jim Newman had a 35 break in second placed Hookhills A’s 4-2 win over fifth placed Preston Cons A. Gary Clark recorded breaks of 24 and 22 in claiming the final two frames to help seventh placed Newton Cons A to a 4-2 win at Ellacombe Cons Y having also won their re-arranged match at ninth placed Ellacombe Cons C the previous night by the same score and St Marychurch G beat bottom side Paignton Cons B 6-0 leaving the Paignton side seven frames adrift of Ellacombe Cons C and having played an extra game.

Match Room A have retained their five frame advantage at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League as they battled out a 3-3 draw at last seasons champions Dawlish RBL B with James Lee having a 34 break for Match Room and Rob Nicholls having a 33 for Dawlish. Darren Millard-Smith had a 79 break for second placed St Anne’s Q which gave them a 3-0 lead against fourth placed St Anne’s E who battled back to draw the match 3-3 while fifth placed St Anne’s A had breaks from Rob Perkins (44), John Halliwell (47) and Jason Whittaker (45) in their 3-3 draw with eighth placed St Marychurch A but the biggest change is at the bottom of the division as bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B’a 5-1 win against seventh placed Match Room Z sees them close to a single frame behind St Anne’s X who were beaten 5-1 by Match Room X who climb out of the relegation zone as Chay Mearns recorded a 40 break for the Match Room side leaving just five frames covering the bottom five sides.

Totnes Cons have a four frame advantage at the top of Division One after their 4-2 victory over eighth placed Central Cons A despite Jason Matthews 27 clearance in the first frame for the Central side while the ever dependable Shaun Peters responded with a 32 break in the next frame for Totnes. Paignton Cons A are up to second spot, and have a match in hand on the leaders, as Neil Parker had a 27 clearance in their 4-2 win at St Anne’s B, who although having the same number of frames as the Paignton side slip to fourth spot on matches won while Match Room D climb to third after their 3-3 draw at fifth placed Ellacombe Cons A for whom Dan Ward had a 27 break. Phil Redman recorded a 27 break for ninth placed Upton Social A in their 3-3 draw with Dawlish RBL A who climb to seventh while Dan O’Connell (31) and Will Snook (38) had breaks for sixth placed Galaxy F but it could not stop them slipping to a 4-2 defeat at tenth placed St Marychurch G.

With Match Room C having a bye week, Preston Cons B took advantage to close the gap to a single frame at the top of Division Two with a 5-1 win eighth placed Central Cons B while Brixham Cons C remain six frames back in third after their 4-2 win at tenth placed Galaxy B. Fourth placed Roundham A let slip a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 in their derby match against their seventh placed B team while fifth placed Preston Cons C were 4-2 winners at ninth placed Brixham Cons D and Galaxy E climb to sixth after their 5-1 victory at bottom placed St Marychurch B.

Match Room G’s advantage is now three frames at the top of Division Three as Chris Murphy had a 26 break in their 5-1 win over eighth placed Ellacombe Cons C while Jim Newman recorded a 30 break for second placed Hookhills A in their 6-0 win at Paignton Cons B who slip to second bottom. Newton Cons Z slip to third after their 3-3 draw at fifth placed Preston Cons C while Brixham Cons E also slip to fourth spot after also drawing 3-3 with seventh placed Ellacombe Cons Y and St Marychurch C climb to sixth after a 5-1 win at ninth placed Newton Cons A.

With a late night 5-1 derby win against their Z side, Match Room A have established a five frame lead in the Premier Division of the Torbay Winter Snooker League as nearest rivals St Anne’s Q were battling out a 4-2 victory over ninth placed St Anne’s X for whom Nick Johns recorded a 37 break in the final frame. Third placed Galaxy C trailed 2–1 to bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B before winning the final three frames to clinch a 4-2 win while fourth placed St Anne’s E battled back from 3-1 down to clinch a 3-3 draw with St Anne’s A with Rob Perkins continuing his fine run of form with an 80 break and Jason Whittaker recording an 84 break in frame four and Dawlish RBL B climb to sixth after a 4-2 win at eighth placed St Marychurch A.

Totnes Cons B have reclaimed the lead at the top of Division One despite only drawing 3-3 at eighth placed Dawlish RBL A with Chris Reeman (25) and Shaun Peters (24) having breaks for the leaders who have a two frame advantage over St Anne’s B who slipped to a 5-1 defeat at Central Cons A who climb to seventh with Jason Matthews recording a 31 break and 25 clearance in the opening frame. Sitting just behind the top two are Match Room D who were held 3-3 by sixth placed Galaxy F with John Nugent having a 25 break for Match Room while Paignton Cons A had a bye week and slip to fourth place. Ellacombe Cons A climb to fifth after their 5-1 win at bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers A while Upton Social A and St Marychurch G swap places as the Upton side ran out 4-2 winners with Jason Lewis having a 25 break for Upton and Doug Harris a 31 for St Marychurch.

Match Room C came close to losing the only remaining unbeaten league record as they trailed 3-1 at third placed Brixham Cons C which included a Tony Shead 30 break for Brixham before battling back to clinch a 3-3 draw and still retain a six frame lead at the top of Division Two while second placed Preston Cons B kept the pressure on with a 4-2 win over ninth placed Brixham Cons D. Roundham A are fourth but had a bye week and are well clear of fifth placed Preston Cons C who fought back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with eighth placed Galaxy E while Marcus Ward had a 25 break in the opening frame of Central Cons B’s 4-2 win at Roundham B which sees the sides switch sixth and seventh place and Galaxy B won the basement battle to pull four frames clear of St Marychurch B after beating them 5-1 with Stewart Reeves 25 break securing the final frame for St Marychurch.

With leaders Match Room G having a bye week Newton Cons Z took advantage to close the gap to a single frame at the top of Division Three with a 5-1 win over Paignton Cons B with Sam Palmer having a 21 break in the final frame while Brixham Cons E are a further frame back after a 4-2 win at two man St Marychurch C. Hookhills A are still in touch with the top three after their 3-3 draw which included a 30 break by Dean Sherman and Preston Cons A remain fifth after being held to a 3-3 draw at seventh placed Ellacombe Cons C with Adrian Ridley’s 24 break in the final frame just failing to give the Preston side victory.

With their nearest challengers having a bye week Match Room A have extended their advantage to four frames at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League despite being held to a 3-3 draw by bottom side Brixham Sea Anglers B with Dave Mucklow having a 55 break for the leaders. Galaxy C remain third after winning their game 4-2 at Match Room X who remain tenth while fourth placed St Anne’s E let a 3-0 lead slip to draw 3-3 at Dawlish RBL B who are now sixth with Ritchie Blackmore recording a 33 break. Match Room Z slip to seventh and St Marychurch A climb to eighth as the St Marychurch side recorded a 5-1 win while St Anne’s A beat St Anne’s X 4-2 with Rob Perkins having a 59 break in the opening frame leaving the sides fifth and ninth respectively.

There is now a tie at the top of Division One as last weeks leaders St Anne’s B slipped to a 4-2 defeat to seventh placed Dawlish RBL A and they are joined at the top by Totnes Cons B who thanks to a Shaun Peters 29 break were 5-1 victors over Upton Social A who slip to tenth place. Just one frame back in third are Paignton Cons A who won their match 4-2 at Ellacombe Cons A who slip to sixth while Galaxy F climb to fifth after their 6-0 win against bottom side Brixham Sea Anglers A with Stephen Pierce having a 39 break and Dan O’Connell having a 25 break in the final frame and fourth placed Match Room D ran out 4-2 winners at ninth placed St Marychurch G.

Match Room C’s lead is seven frames at the top of Division Two as they beat two man Galaxy B 4-2 and despite an excellent 51 break by Ian Thompson for the Galaxy side in the second frame while Preston Cons B were winning their match 5-1 at Galaxy E where Norman Cuthbertson recorded a 21 break in frame five while Martin Hopkins replied with a 32 break to clinch the frame. Roundham A climb to third and leapfrog Brixham Cons C with a 4-2 victory while Preston Cons C remain fifth after a 3-3 draw at bottom placed St Marychurch B and Roundham B are up to sixth spot after their 4-2 win at ninth placed Brixham Cons D with Malcolm Carter’s 25 break in the final frame clinching the win for the Roundham side.

Match Room G have opened up a six frame advantage at the top of Division Three with a 5-1 win at Preston Cons A who slip to fifth with Rob Murphy having a 25 break for the leaders while Newton Cons Z won their derby match against their A side by the same 5-1 score line. Brixham Cons E climb to third after their 5-1 win over Hookhills A who slip down to fourth spot and Phil Smith won both his frames for two man Paignton Cons B who slip below opponents Ellacombe Cons C who recorded a 4-2 win.

The top two are starting to pull away at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League as both secured 5-1 wins this week. Match Room A hold a one frame advantage as they won their match at ninth placed St Marychurch A while second placed St Anne’s Q were beating Galaxy C who are third but now six frames behind their victors with Simon Woods (36), Lee Mcarthur jnr (36) and Darren Millard-Smith (51 and 54) all recording breaks for St Anne’s.
St Anne’s E remain fourth after going down 4-2 at home to sixth placed Match Room Z with Andy Fitzgerald having a 46 break for the Z side and Dawlish RBL B are seventh as Ritchie Blackmore had breaks of 30 and 31 in their 3-3 draw at eighth placed St Anne’s X while Brixham Sea Anglers B recorded their second win of the season beating second bottom Match Room X 4-2 with Mark Penny recording a 30 break for the Anglers who remain five frames from safety.

There are new leaders in Division One with St Anne’s B taking a three frame lead following their 5-1 win at ninth placed Upton Social A with Bill Foote having a 28 break for St Anne’s, while Paignton Cons A climb to second spot after their 4-2 win over seventh placed Galaxy F. Totnes Cons B have slipped to third spot as they fell to a 5-1 defeat at tenth placed St Marychurch G as Doug Harris (30), Andy Smythe (28) and Steve Strange (28) had breaks in the first three frames while Match Room D remain fourth after their 4-2 win at bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers A for whom Gary Owen (23) and Andy Brown (22) had breaks and sixth placed Central Cons A battled back from 3-0 down to snatch a 3-3 draw with fifth placed Ellacombe Cons A.

Match Room C’s advantage is now eight frames at the top of Division Two as they beat bottom side St Marychurch B 4-2 with Andy Morrison having a 22 break for Match Room while Stewart Reeves responded with a 33 break for St Marychurch. Preston Cons B are now second after their 3-3 derby draw with their C team with Andy Cocks having a 29 break for the B side and Justin Callard a 25 break in the final frame for the C team. Central Cons B are up to fifth after their 4-2 win over Brixham Cons C who slip to third place with Tony Shead having a 45 break for Brixham and Ben Pitts a 34 break for the Central side while Roundham A join Brixham Cons on 41 frames with a 5-1 win at Galaxy B and Roundham B climbed out of the relegation zone with a 5-1 win over seventh placed Galaxy E with Christian Hill recording a 26 break in the Galaxy sides only frame win.

With Hookhills A having a bye week, Match Room G took full advantage to open up a three frame lead at the top of Division Three after their 5-1 victory over eighth placed Paignton Cons B with Phil Smith having a 19 break in Paignton’s only frame win and Phil Murphy a 20 break in the final frame for the leaders. Newton Cons Z’s 4-2 win over Brixham Cons E sees the Newton side leapfrog their opponents into fourth place despite a 22 break for Colin Hingston for the Brixham side and St Marychurch C climb to sixth spot after their 4-2 win over seventh placed Ellacombe Cons Y while the game between Ellacombe Cons C and Newton Cons A was cancelled as the Newton team were unable to raise a side.

The second half of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League got underway with the Premier Division leaders Match Room A seeing their lead shrink to a single frame as they slipped to a 4-2 defeat to fourth placed St Anne’s E helping their fellow St Anne’s Q side to close the gap as Simon Woods (30) and Darren Millard-Smith (63) having breaks while Lee Mcarthur jnr completed a 6-0 win over ninth placed Match Room X by having a 100 clearance in the final frame. Galaxy C are third three frames behind the leaders as they won 4-2 at fifth placed St Anne’s A for whom Jason Whittaker recorded a 61 break.
Match Room Z are up to sixth as they secured a close fought 4-2 victory over second bottom St Anne’s X while St Marychurch A climb to eighth after a 4-2 win over bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B.

Totnes Cons B’s lead remains a single frame at the top of Division One as they drew their top of the table clash with St Anne’s B with Shaun Peters continuing his fine form with a 52 break while Paignton Cons A climb to third, three frames behind the leaders, after swapping positions with Match Room D following their 4-2 win with John Nugent having a 26 break for the Match Room side.
Chris Chalk also recorded a 26 break as the fifth and sixth sides Ellacombe Cons A and Dawlish RBL A drew their match 3-3 while Galaxy F closed the gap on seventh placed Central Cons A to a single frame after their 4-2 victory with Stephen Pierce having a 40 break and St Marychurch G pulled themselves three frames clear of bottom side Brixham Sea Anglers A after beating them 4-2.

Match Room C extended their lead to seven frames at the top of Division Two as they fought back from 2-1 down to win 4-2 at fourth placed Roundham A while second placed Brixham Cons C were being held to a 3-3 draw in a derby against their D team who are sixth. Preston Cons B are third after their 6-0 win over bottom placed St Marychurch B and Ben Pitts recorded a 29 break for Central Cons B in their 4-2 win over ninth placed Galaxy B while Justin Callard won the final two frames to secure eighth placed Preston Cons C a 4-2 victory over tenth placed Roundham B

Hookhills A’s lead remains at two frames in Division Three after their 5-1 win at Ellacombe Cons Y a result which was matched by second placed Preston Cons A in their victory at eighth placed Paignton Cons B. Gary Clark had a 25 clearance in the opening frame of bottom placed Newton Cons A in their 3-3 draw with third placed Match Room G while fourth placed Brixham Cons E were 4-2 winners over ninth placed Ellacombe Cons C.

On behalf of the General Committee, may we wish you all a happy new year.

Following the mid-season Handicap Committee Meeting attended by 6 members and held at The Match Room on Monday 23rd December, it was agreed the following players League Handicaps be changed. (Please note Competition Handicaps remain unaltered and are shown in brackets next to each player)

Name/Team
Pete Bicknell (St Anne’s A) -10 (-5 Comps)
Shaun Peters (Totnes Cons) -20 (-18 Comps)
Mark Harrison (Paignton Cons) -5 (Scr Comp)
Andy Morrison (Match Room) Scr (+5 Comps)
Matt Moore (Roundham) -5 (Scr Comps)
Dean Sherman (Hookhills A) -12 (-10 Comps)

All these changes have been added to the League Website and are to take effect on games commencing 8th/9th January 2020

Paul Lewis
Fixture Secretary

We’ve reached the halfway point of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League and Match Room A enjoy a five frame advantage as James Lee (54 and 68) and Adrian Tocknell (34) had breaks in their 5-1 win over St Anne’s X who slip to ninth place. Galaxy C climb to second (on matches won) as they won 5-1 at last year’s champions Dawlish RBL B for whom Ritchie Blackmore had an 85 break and Andy Hill a 41 while St Anne’s Q are third following a 5-1 win over bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B with Simon Woods having a 37 break for St Anne’s. St Anne’s A slip to fourth after being held to a 3-3 draw by Match Room X with Simon Plummer having a 47 for Match Room and Rob Perkins a 45 for St Anne’s A while St Anne’s E are up to fifth after a 4-2 win at second bottom St Marychurch A.

With leaders Totnes Cons B having their bye week, their lead at the top of Division One has been cut to a single frame by St Anne’s B who beat second bottom St Marychurch G 5-1. John Nugent had a 30 clearance in the final frame to clinch a 4-2 win for third placed Match Room D against Central Cons A who slip to sixth while Paignton Cons A climb to fourth after their 5-1 win at bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers A. Ellacombe Cons A slip to fifth after losing 4-2 to Upton Social A who climb to eighth while Dawlish RBL A are up to seventh after a 5-1 win over Galaxy F who slip to ninth.

Match Room C’s advantage is now six frames, and they retain the leagues only unbeaten record at the top of Division Two as they won 4-2 at eighth placed Central Cons B with Andy Morrison having a 24 break for the leaders while second placed Brixham Cons C slipped to a 4-2 defeat at fifth placed Galaxy E for whom Norman Cuthbertson (21) and Robert Wright (22) had breaks. Galaxy B are up to seventh and Brixham Cons D are sixth after the Galaxy side won their match 4-2 with Ian Thompson recording breaks of 54 and 30 for Galaxy while Preston Cons B climb to fourth after their 6-0 win over Roundham B who slip to tenth and Roundham A remain third following their 3-3 draw with bottom placed St Marychurch B with Jerry Colclough recording an 18 break for the Cons side.

Hookhills A lead Division Three on matches won after their 4-2 win at seventh placed St Marychurch C while Match Room G are second after their 4-2 win over fifth placed Brixham Cons E. Newton Cons Z are third after being held 3-3 at sixth placed Ellacombe Cons Y while Preston Cons A are up to fourth after their 4-2 win at bottom placed Newton Cons A who are a single frame behind Ellacombe Cons C.

As we have reached the halfway point of the season the Handicap Committee will be convening to discuss all players with a 60%+ winning record and the players marked * and any alterations made will need to be used for the remainder of the Winter Season.
In the meantime and on behalf of all the Committee of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League we wish all members a happy and peaceful Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2020.

With leaders Match Room A having their bye week their nearest challengers failed to take advantage in the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League leaving the A side with a four frame lead. Second placed St Anne’s A were held to a 3-3 draw at fifth placed St Anne’s Q with Wes Peters having a 46 for the Q side and Pete Bicknell having a 31 for the A side. Galaxy C remain third after their 3-3 draw with seventh placed Match Room Z with Chris Scales recording a 30 break for the Match Room side while fourth placed Dawlish RBL B also drew 3-3 at eighth placed Match Room X. St Marychurch A were the division’s only winners with a 4-2 success at ninth placed St Anne’s X and bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B let a 3-1 lead slip as they drew 3-3 with sixth place St Anne’s E.

Totnes Cons B’s lead was extended to six frames despite them losing 4-2 to third placed Ellacombe Cons A as second placed St Anne’s B had their bye week. Central Cons A climb to fourth after their 4-2 win over bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers A. Match Room D slip to fifth after going down 4-2 at ninth placed Dawlish RBL A and despite breaks of 24 for Dave Harrop and 36 by John Nugent for Match Room while Paignton Cons A got back to winning ways with a 4-2 win at tenth placed St Marychurch G despite a 31 break by Andy Smythe and Nick Hyde had a final frame 47 clearance to clinch a 4-2 victory for eighth place Upton Social A against seventh placed Galaxy F.

Match Room C retain the only unbeaten record in the league and now lead Division Two by four frames following their 5-1 win over sixth placed Brixham Cons D while second placed Brixham Cons C were held to a 3-3 draw by seventh placed Preston Cons C with Jason Upham having a 34 break for the Brixham side. Roundham A are third, three frames behind the Cons side after also drawing 3-3 with eighth placed Central Cons B with Colin Giffard having a 24 break for Central. Galaxy E climb to fourth after clinching a 4-2 win in the Galaxy derby against their B side while St Marychurch B remain bottom after their 4-2 defeat to Roundham B who are ninth.

With the top two (Hookhills A and Match Room G) both having byes in Division Three Newton Cons Z closed the gap on the joint leaders to one frame with a 4-2 win over St Marychurch C who slip to sixth place with Paul Coysh having a 21 break for the Newton side. Brixham Cons E are two frames behind the leaders after a 4-2 win at fifth placed Preston Cons A for whom Brian Ellingworth recorded a 23 break while Newton Cons A recovered from losing the first two frames to seal their first victory of the season with a 4-2 win at Paignton Cons B leaving the sides bottom and eighth respectively while Ellacombe Cons Y won their derby match with their C side by 4-2 which sees the Y side climb to seventh spot.

Match Room A’s lead at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League has been extended to seven frames as James Lee had breaks of 42 and 46 as they beat last weeks second placed team Galaxy C 5-1, a result that sees the Galaxy side slip to third. Dawlish RBL B also slip to fourth as Darren Millard-Smith had a 38 break for St Anne’s Q as they won 5-1 at the reigning champions while Jason Whittaker had a 96 break, Pete Bicknell a 46 and Rob Perkins a 31 as St Anne’s A climb to second after their 5-1 win over bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B. St Anne’s E are sixth after a 6-0 win over eighth placed St Anne’s X with Jerry Passmore (56) and Mike Williams (28) having breaks for the E team and Match Room Z are up to seventh after a 5-1 derby victory over Match Room X who slip to ninth.

The top two both lost their matches in Division One but leaders Totnes Cons B retain a four frame advantage after going down 4-2 to fifth placed Galaxy F while second placed St Anne’s B also fell to a 4-2 defeat to fourth placed Ellacombe Cons A with Dan Ward recording a 44 break for the Ellacombe side. Match Room D’s run of form continues as they beat eighth placed Upton Social A 5-1 which sees the Match Room side climb to third. Paignton Cons A got back to winning ways with a 4-2 success over sixth placed Central Cons A while Dawlish RBL A have recorded back to back wins which sees them climb out of the relegation places with a 4-2 win at bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers A with Crispen
Halloran (23) and Phil Snowden (22) recording breaks for Dawlish.

Match Room C now have a two frame lead at the top of Division Two following their 5-1 win at sixth placed Galaxy E while Brixham Cons C now have a three frame cushion in second spot after their 4-2 win at fourth placed Preston Cons B with Andy Cocks having a 24 break for Preston while Simon Gardner recorded a 39 break for the Brixham side. Roundham A remain third after going down 4-2 at sixth placed Brixham Cons D. Seventh placed Preston Cons C battled back from 3-0 down to snatch a 3-3 draw with ninth placed Galaxy B while bottom placed St Marychurch B recorded their first win of the season with a 4-2 success at eighth placed Central Cons B

Hookhills A lead Division Three on matches won as they fell to a 5-1 defeat to Newton Cons Z who climb to fourth spot while second placed Match Room G had to battle back from 3-0 down to share the spoils with eighth placed Ellacombe Cons Y. Brixham Cons E are fifth after their 4-2 win over seventh placed Paignton Cons B while St Marychurch C are sixth and Ellacombe Cons C are ninth after the St Marychurch side recorded a 4-2 win


Match Room A still enjoy a four frame lead at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League despite only managing a 3-3 draw at joint seventh placed Match Room X with Shaun Attwood having a 32 clearance for the X men. Galaxy C are second, and have a game in hand on the leaders, after they beat tenth placed St Marychurch A 5-1 while Dawlish RBL B have the same points as Galaxy after their 3-3 draw at fourth placed St Anne’s A with Rob Perkins having a 39 for St Anne’s. St Anne’s Q are fifth as Lee Mcarthur jnr had breaks of 41 and 59 as they drew 3-3 with ninth placed Match Room Z and Jordan Reeves recorded a 33 clearance for sixth placed St Anne’s X in their 5-1 win at bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B

In Division Two it was a week where the two remaining unbeaten records were lost as Totnes Cons B fell to a 4-2 home defeat to fast rising Match Room D who on the Tuesday night had taken sixth placed Galaxy F’s unbeaten record with a 5-1 win in a rescheduled match. St Anne’s B are second but also fell to a 4-2 home defeat with Galaxy F being the victors, having bounced back from the defeat the night before while Jason Matthews had a 57 break as Central Cons A won 6-0 at ninth placed St Marychurch G a result that sees the Central side climb to third. Upton Social A climb to seventh as they beat bottom side Brixham Sea Anglers A 5-1 and Dawlish RBL A continue their improvement with their 5-1 win over Paignton Cons A sees them climb off bottom spot while the Paignton side slip to eighth.

Match Room C have established a one frame lead at the top of Division Two as they beat seventh placed Preston Cons C 5-1 while Brixham Cons C remain second following their 4-2 win over eighth placed Roundham B. Roundham A are a further frame back after they beat fifth placed Galaxy E 5-1 while Preston Cons B’s 5-1 win at Galaxy B sees them climb to fourth with Tom Holland having a 27 break for the Preston side and Central Cons B climb one spot to ninth after their 4-2 win over sixth placed Brixham Cons D.

Hookhills A’s lead is now two frames at the top of Division Three after their 4-2 win at eighth placed Ellacombe Cons C while second placed Match Room G were held to a 3-3 draw by seventh placed St Marychurch C with Rob Murphy recording a 23 break for Match Room. Preston Cons A are third, three frames behind the leaders, after the beat ninth placed Ellacombe Cons Y 4-2 while Brixham Cons E climb to fifth place following their 5-1 win at bottom placed Newton Cons A.

Match Room A’s lead remains at four frames at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League as Adrian Tocknell’s 45 break was the highlight of their 4-2 win over previously unbeaten St Anne’s Q who slip to sixth spot. Matt Phillips (39), Andy Hill (55 & 60) and Ritchie Blackmore (53) all had breaks in reigning champions Dawlish RBL B’s 6-0 win over bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B leaving them second but with a game in hand while Darren Nicholls had a 36 break and Ryan Gibson a 43 break as Galaxy C won 5-1 at St Anne’s E with Jerry Passmore having a 39 break in reply. St Anne’s A slipped to a second consecutive defeat and down to fourth spot as Match Room Z beat them 4-2 raising them to joint ninth while Shaun Attwood had a 72 break for Match Room X in their 3-3 draw which sees the Match Room side climb to sixth place.

Totnes Cons B enjoy a four frame lead at the top of Division One as Shaun Peters continued his fine form with breaks of 32 and 40 in the fourth frame of their 5-1 win at tenth placed Brixham Sea Anglers A while second placed St Anne’s B were winning 4-2 at second bottom Match Room D and Ellacombe Cons A remain third despite losing 4-2 to fast rising St Marychurch G with Andy Smythe having a 35 break in the final frame. Paignton Cons A are sixth and Upton Social A ninth as the sides drew 3-3 while Dawlish RBL A opened their account for the season with a 4-2 win at Central Cons A with Phil Snowden winning both his frames and including a 22 break in each while Pete Hitchcock (36) had a break for Upton.

Match Room C lost their 100% record as they were held to a 3-3 draw at fifth placed Preston Cons B with Andy Morrison having a 25 break while Brixham Cons C were having a bye week which sees them slip to second on matches won. Roundham A are third, again on matches won, as they won 4-2 at Preston Cons C with Adrian Hopkins having a 32 break for Roundham while Justin Callard had breaks of 31 and 32 in winning the final two frames for the Preston side. Galaxy E are fourth after beating tenth placed Central Cons B while Galaxy B climb to ninth after their 4-2 win at sixth placed Roundham B and Brixham Cons D are seventh and St Marychurch B bottom after they shared a 3-3 draw.

Match Room G lost their unbeaten record and top spot of Division Three as the top two clash went in favour of new leaders Hookhills A who have a one frame lead. Preston Cons A remain third after a 3-3 draw with sixth placed St Marychurch C and Newton Cons Z are fourth after also drawing 3-3 with eighth placed Ellacombe Cons C while Paignton Cons B climb to fifth after recording their second win with a 4-2 success at ninth placed Ellacombe Cons Y.

Match Room A have opened a four frame lead at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League as they took away St Anne’s A’s unbeaten record with a 5-1 win as second placed St Anne’s E also lost their unbeaten start as they lost 4-2 at Match Room X who climb off the bottom and up to eighth spot. Dawlish RBL B continue to improve and are up to fourth as Matt Phillips recorded a 60 break in their 4-2 win over tenth placed Match Room Z while St Anne’s Q have the only unbeaten record and are fifth as Darren Millard-Smith had breaks of 70 and 37 and Simon Woods 36 and 30 in their 4-2 win over ninth placed St Marychurch A and Galaxy C are seventh as Andy Neck (38) and Darren Nicholls (30) had breaks in their 4-2 win over sixth placed St Anne’s X for whom Dan Lewis had a 35 break.

Totnes Cons B have a three frame lead at the top of Division One as Shaun Peters had a 62 break in their 5-1 win over Paignton Cons A who slip to fifth while second placed St Anne’s B were held to a 3-3 draw by eighth placed Brixham Sea Anglers A. Galaxy F are the only other unbeaten side in the division and finally recorded their first win of the season with a 4-2 win at third placed Ellacombe Cons A with Dan O’Connell (22 clearance) and Will Snook (27) having breaks for Galaxy while Simon Mitchell responded with a 23 for Ellacombe while Central Cons A also recorded their first win of the season with a 5-1 win at ninth placed Upton Social A and St Marychurch G climb one spot to seventh after their 3-3 draw with bottom placed Dawlish RBL A.

Brixham Cons C extended their lead to three frames at the top of Division Two as they won 5-1 at bottom placed St Marychurch B while Match Room C retain the leagues only 100% record as Andy Morrison recorded a 31 break in their 4-2 win over Roundham B who slip to seventh place. Roundham A are fourth following their 4-2 win over fifth placed Preston Cons B while Preston Cons C climb above their B side (on matches won) as Justin Callard recorded a 29 break in the final frame to clinch a 4-2 win at ninth placed Central Cons B and Brixham Cons D and Galaxy E share sixth spot with identical records as they drew their match.

Match Room G have stormed to the top of Division Three with a 5-1 win with Phil Murphy having a 22 clearance and Rob Murphy two 22 breaks while Gary Webber also recorded a 22 break for fourth placed Newton Cons Z. Hookhills A lost their 100% start and slip to second as they lost 4-2 to Preston Cons A who climb to third with Brian Ellingworth recording a 28 break for the Preston side while Paignton Cons B are sixth after their 3-3 draw with St Marychurch C and Newton Cons A climb off bottom spot as they fought back from 3-0 down to claim a 3-3 draw with seventh placed Ellacombe Cons Y.

Match Room A’s lead at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League has been reduced to a single frame as last season’s champions Dawlish RBL B won the first four frames to record a 4-2 win and climb to fifth place. St Anne’s A climb to second spot as John Halliwell (39), Andy Astin (59) and Jason Whittaker (45) had breaks in their 5-1 win at joint eighth placed St Marychurch A while Lee Mcarthur jnr had breaks of 77 and 38 for third placed St Anne’s Q in their derby 3-3 draw with St Anne’s E who secured the draw thanks to a Jerry Passmore 35 break in the final frame. St Anne’s X won their first match of the season with a 5-1 win over Match Room X with Dan Lewis recording a 37 break in a result which sees the Match Room side slip to bottom spot as Brixham Sea Anglers B also recorded their first win of the season winning 4-2 at Match Room Z leaving the sides joint eighth and tenth respectively.

Totnes Cons B’s lead at the top of Division One has also been cut to a single frame as they battled back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with tenth placed Central Cons A while St Anne’s B climb to second after removing Paignton Cons A’s unbeaten record with a 5-1 win and Ellacombe Cons A climb to third after their 5-1 win at ninth placed Match Room D with Chris Chalk recording a 39 break for Ellacombe while Dave Harrop had a 24 for Match Room. Upton Social A climb to fourth spot after their 5-1 win at bottom placed Dawlish RBL A with Nick Hyde (32) and Jason Lewis (22 & 28) having breaks for Upton while Lee James responded with breaks of 23 and 21 for Dawlish while Galaxy F maintained their 100% record with their fourth successive 3-3 draw this time with St Marychurch G which sees the sides in seventh and sixth places respectively.

With Match Room C having a bye week Brixham Cons C have taken a two frame lead at the top of Division Two after being held to a 3-3 draw by tenth placed Galaxy B. Preston Cons B are third after a 3-3 draw with ninth placed Central Cons B while Roundham B slip to fourth spot after falling to a 4-2 derby defeat to seventh placed Roundham A and biggest movers of the week are Brixham Cons D who took away Preston Cons C’s unbeaten start with a 5-1 win which sees them climb to fifth with Keith Williams having a 27 break for the Brixham side while Galaxy E’s 4-2 win over bottom placed St Marychurch B sees them share fifth spot with Norman Cuthbertson recording a 24 break for the Galaxy side

Hookhills A retain their 100% start with a 5-1 win over seventh placed Paignton Cons B but see their lead trimmed to two frames after Match Room G won 6-0 at Ellacombe Cons C who slip to sixth. Newton Cons Z slip to third despite a 4-2 win over Preston Cons A who lose their unbeaten record with Keith Brooke having a 23 break for the Newton side. Ellacombe Cons Y climb to joint eighth after recording their first win of the season with a 4-2 win over Brixham Cons E who slip to fourth and Ellacombe share eighth spot with St Marychurch C who also recorded their first win with a 4-2 success over Newton Cons A who slip to bottom spot.

Match Room A have extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League as they had 4-2 derby success over Match Room Z while second placed St Anne’s E were held to a 3-3 draw by St Anne’s A who lost their 100% record despite a 40 break by Rob Perkins and a 32 by Martin Makinen while Jerry Passmore’s 31 break in the final frame was not enough to get the E side over the line. Galaxy C climb to fourth after their 4-2 win over bottom placed Brixham Sea Anglers B while St Marychurch A after slipping to a 4-2 defeat At Dawlish RBL B who recorded their first win of the season and St Anne’s Q are sixth and St Anne’s X seventh after the two battled out a 3-3 draw with Wes Peters recording a 35 break for the Q side.

With Paignton Cons A having a bye week, Totnes Cons B took full advantage by opening a three frame lead after beating Dawlish RBL A 6-0 with Shaun Peters recording a 32 break for Totnes. St Anne’s B climb to second after a 5-1 win over Central Cons A who slip to ninth while Ellacombe Cons A are fourth and Brixham Sea Anglers A are sixth after the Ellacombe side recorded a 4-2 win with Dan Ward having a 27 clearance for them and St Marychurch G recorded their first win of the season with a 5-1 win over tenth placed Upton Social A. The game between Galaxy F and Match Room D was cancelled and is subject to review at the forthcoming Committee Meeting.

Match Room C have now the only 100% record and leapfrog last weeks leaders Brixham Cons C after a 4-2 success with Simon Gardner having a 25 clearance for the Brixham side. Preston Cons B are equal third after their 3-3 draw at bottom placed Brixham Cons D while Roundham B share third spot after their 3-3 draw at sixth placed Central Cons B and Christian Hill had a 22 break for Galaxy E in their 3-3 draw with fifth placed Preston Cons C who have drawn all four of their games and Galaxy B recorded their first win of the season and climb to ninth after their 4-2 win over tenth placed St Marychurch B with Ian Thompson having breaks of 59 and 24 in winning frame two.

Hookhills A have a 100% record and a one frame lead at the top of Division Three after a 5-1 win at eighth placed Newton Cons A while Brixham Cons E are second after their 4-2 win over joint bottom St Marychurch C. Preston Cons C climb to third after their 6-0 win over Ellacombe Cons C who slip from top to fifth and Paignton Cons B recorded their first win of the season with a 4-2 success over previously unbeaten Newton Cons Z helping them to climb to seventh.

On Saturday evening Torbay A travelled to Tiverton Constitutional Club to play their first Bilby Cup Group Match against Tiverton B and came away with a 4-1 victory in what was a solid team performance. The team was made up of Dan Lewis (Captain), Jordan Reeves & Nic Johns (St Anne’s X) Rob Perkins (St Anne’s A) and Ray Little (St Marychurch A) and their next match will be played at St Anne’s against Okehampton A on a date to be finalised.

Match Room A have taken a one frame lead at the top of the Premier Division of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League with a 5-1 win over tenth placed Brixham Sea Anglers B while St Anne’s E are second as they beat last years champions Dawlish RBL B 4-2 in a match that saw Andy Hill have a 69 break in frame two and Ritchie Blackmore a 47 break in frame three but saw the Dawlish side lose both frames to re-spotted blacks leaving the Dawlish side in bottom spot. St Anne’s A are third and have the divisions only 100% record as they beat St Anne’s X 5-1 with Rob Perkins (33) and Pete Bicknell (37) having breaks for the A side while Match Room X slip to fourth after losing their unbeaten record as Galaxy C won their first match of the season as Ryan Gibson had a 55 clearance in their 4-2 victory and St Marychurch A also recorded their first win of the season, moving them up to fifth spot, in beating eighth placed Match Room Z 5-1 with Andy Fitzgerald’s opening frame 34 break in their only frame win.

Paignton Cons A have a two frame lead at the top of Division One as they beat seventh placed Ellacombe Cons A 5-1 while Totnes Cons B lost their 100% record as they drew 3-3 at ninth placed Upton Social A with Shaun Peters having a 32 break for Totnes while Jason Lewis (40) and Marcus Whittle (27) responded for the Upton Social. Match Room D climb to third after their 6-0 win over St Marychurch G who slip to bottom spot while Brixham Sea Anglers A slip to fourth after their 3-3 draw with Galaxy F who have now drawn all three of their matches with Stephen Pierce havin a 24 break for Galaxy and St Anne’s B recorded their first win of the season as Frank Prince had a 33 break for St Anne’s who climb to fifth while Dawlish climb one place to tenth.

Brixham Cons C retain a 100% start and a one frame lead at the top of Division Two with a 4-2 win over fifth placed Roundham A while Match Room C also retained their 100% start with a 4-2 win at bottom placed Galaxy B with Tim Stapleton (25) and Andy Morrison (26) having breaks for Match Room. Brixham Cons D climbed off bottom spot with a 4-2 win at joint third Roundham B who lost their unbeaten start while Galaxy E also recorded their first win with a 4-2 win again at joint third Preston Cons B and Preston Cons C made it three draws in three with Justin Callard having a 25 break for the sixth placed Preston side with St Marychurch B climbing to seventh after the 3-3 draw.

Ellacombe Cons C take a one frame lead at the top of Division Three following their 6-0 win over Paignton Cons B who lost their unbeaten record and slip to seventh spot while Match Room G slip to second following their 3-3 draw with Preston Cons A with both sides remaining unbeaten. Newton Cons Z are third and Hookhills A are fourth but both sides retain their 100% records with Newton Cons beating Newton Cons A 4-2 with Paul Coysh having a 20 break for the Z side and Hookhills A beating Brixham Cons E who slip to fifth place by the same score line.

Week two of the Torbay Match Room Winter Snooker League sees four sides on seven frames at the top of the Premier Division. James Lee (77) and Stefan Mazrocis (48) had breaks for Match Room A as they bounced back from an opening week defeat to beat St Marychurch A 5-1 while Darren Smith had a 41 break for St Anne’s Q in their 4-2 win over Galaxy C and Match Room Z battled back from 3-1 down to snatch a 3-3 draw against St Anne’s E. Reigning champions Dawlish RBL B got their season underway but were held to a 3-3 draw by St Anne’s X with Ritchie Blackmore having a 34 break for Dawlish before losing a frame of 199 points on the black ball while Match Room X won their match at Brixham Sea Anglers A 4-2 and lead the division on alphabetical order with Chris Hobson having a 27 clearance for Match Room.

Totnes Cons B top Division One having won both their matches having beaten St Marychurch G 4-2 this week with Andy Smythe having breaks of 29 and 30 in winning his frames for St Marychurch while Paignton Cons A share top spot but lost their 100% record after drawing 3-3 with Galaxy F who have drawn both of their opening fixtures. Ellacombe Cons A are third, one frame behind the top two, after drawing 3-3 with Central Cons A who have also drawn both opening fixtures. Brixham Sea Anglers A slip to fourth as Dave Harrop had a 40 break for Match Room D who ran out 4-2 winners while St Anne’s B and Upton Social A shared a 3-3 draw.

Brixham Cons C have a one frame advantage as they won 4-2 against sixth placed Central Cons B with Tony Shead (27) and Jason Upham (24) having breaks for the Brixham side. Match Room C also have a 100% record following their 4-2 victory at eighth placed St Marychurch B while Preston Cons B are joint third after being held to a 3-3 draw by their C team after leading the match 3-0 and Roundham B joined them with a 4-2 win at Galaxy E for whom Kevin Greenwood enjoyed a 22 clearance while Ian Thompson had a 29 break for Galaxy B but saw his side slip to a 5-1 defeat at Roundham A.

Match Room G enjoy a one frame lead at the top of Division Three despite being held to a 3-3 draw at Paignton Cons B who are third. Brixham Cons E slip from top spot after going down 5-1 to Newton Cons Z who were playing their first match and are fourth, two frames behind the leaders but with a game in hand. Ellacombe Cons C recorded their first win of the season with a 4-2 win at Newton Cons A and St Marychurch C got their season up and running with a 3-3 draw at Ellacombe Cons Y.


The first week of the Match Room Sponsored Torbay Winter Snooker League saw reigning champions Dawlish RBL B have a bye so it was left to two St Anne’s teams to share the early Premier Division lead. St Anne’s A started their season with a 4-2 success at Galaxy C while St Anne’s E also opened with a 4-2 victory over Match Room A with James Lee having breaks of 64 and 49 in winning the Match Room’s two frames.
Promoted Brixham Sea Anglers B opened with a 3-3 draw against St Marychurch A and summer league champions Match Room X (who have moved from Brixham Cons) battled back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with St Anne’s Q while St Anne’s X battled back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 before Match Room Z won the final frame to claim a draw.

Paignton Cons A continued where they left off in the summer with an opening week 5-1 win over Match Room D with Dave Simpson having a 36 break and Euan Turner a 25 clearance for the Cons side while Shaun Peters had a 56 break for Totnes Cons B in their 4-2 win over St Anne’s B with Bill Foote having a 29 for St Anne’s. Another promoted side Brixham Sea Anglers A also enjoyed an opening day win by 4-2 at St Marychurch G and Ellacombe Cons A also won 4-2 at Dawlish RBL A with Dan Ward having a 32 break for Ellacombe while Phil Snowden (22) and Lee James (25) had breaks for Dawlish while Central Cons A and Galaxy F battled out an opening 3-3 draw.

A Brixham Cons derby opened Division Two on Wednesday evening and saw a 5-1 win for the C team over their D team. Ian Thompson won the opening two frames for Galaxy B, including a 28 break but Central Cons B fought back to take the match 4-2 while Match Room C won a frame on the black ball, then lost one the same way in their 4-2 win over Roundham A. Preston Cons B won 4-2 at St Marychurch B with Dave Platt having a 23 break while Roundham B and Preston Cons C shared the spoils in their match.

Newly formed Brixham Cons E lead Division Three following their 5-1 win at Ellacombe Cons C while Hookhills A fought back from 2-0 down to beat Ellacombe Cons Y 4-2 while another new side, Match Room G opened with a 4-2 win over Newton Cons A again after losing the opening two frames while Preston Cons A and Paignton Cons B battled out a 3-3 opening day draw.