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Stafford A progress to the Quarter Finals of the Inter-Town competition with an impressive display against Telford B.
With a few late apologies in both teams, this match was going to be a real close encounter. In frame one Mark Bishop (Institute A) looked to be edging away from Keith Price after an early run of 36, until a cruel in-off followed by a good snooker from Keith completely turned the momentum in Telford's favour, with Keith finally winning on the pink. On the opposite table, Mick Fox (Perkins A) was squaring things up for Stafford with an impressive display against Ade Henry, Mick getting a reputation now in Town matches for "doing the business". Finely poised at 1-1, it was down to the leading averages 2017 players, both Rob Wharne (Institute A) and Andy Prendergast (Perkins A) to give Stafford the push towards the match. Things didn't go to plan with a solid display from Telford's Craig Reynolds and some bad run for Rob Wharne gave Telford a 2-1 advantage. On the other table, the flying machine of Andy Prendergast was quickly putting pay to Telford's Zenon Lembicz, and again honours were even at 2-2. In frame 5 Chris Ward (Institute A) was quick out of the blocks in his frame against Steve Powell (Telford) and gave his opponent little chance to play his way in, with Chris using full home advantage, walking away a comfortable winner, 3-2 to Stafford. Onto frame 6, Darren Pountney (Perkins A) taking on Mick Reynolds (Telford) and after many safety exchanges, Darren managed to force home the advantage and with a good yellow to blue got Stafford over the line, 4-2. On comes super-sub Alan Mason (Perkins A), called in at the very last minute, took full advantage of his opportunities to dispatch Michael Mancini (Telford) and give the home team a 5-2 win on the night.
Next : Quarter final match on 16 Feb 2018 away to Wolverhampton A @ Pennfields Bowling Club.
STAFFORD SNOOKER LEAGUE ANNUAL PRESENTATION 2017
FRIDAY, 10th NOVEMBER 2017
Due to recent unforeseen circumstances, Rugeley are now unable to field a team on Stafford match nights so have decided to stand down.
I take this opportunity to thank them for the support over recent years and hope to see them back in the league in the near future.
League table and fixtures have been updated accordingly.
19 Sept - Grand Masters 1st Round
26 Sept - Hatfield 1st Round / CE Denham Doubles Prelim
10 Oct - Secretaries 1st Round
17 Oct - Grand Masters 2nd Round
24 Oct - Hatfield 2nd Round
07 Nov - CE Denham Doubles 1st Round
14 Nov - Secretaries Qtr Final
21 Nov - Grand Masters Qtr Final
28 Nov - Hatfield Qtr Final
05 Dec - CE Denham Doubles Qtr Final
09 Jan - CE Denham Doubles Semi Final
16 Jan - Grand Masters Semi Final
23 Jan - Hatfield Semi Final
21 Mar - FINALS NIGHT 1
28 Mar - FINALS NIGHT 2 (Only used if players are in multiple finals)
Please respect these dates as no extensions will be given.
Players can re-arrange between themselves before the above dates but MUST be agreed by both parties.
Failure to agree by both parties means the original date above stands.
1. League commences week commencing 4th September 2017
2. All fixtures available on the website
3. Draws for competitions now completed (apart from under 25's to be reviewed)
4. Please be aware of all the rule changes that were passed at the recent AGM
5. Please check and ensure that the ALL your team players are signed on the website as without this they are not registered to play
6. Please ensure for any Team KO match that any player wishing to play needs to have played 3 league matches before hand.
Good luck all teams / players - have a great season.