Congresbury hot on the heels of Karny's Clan

BILLIARDS - CONGRESBURY Qs continued their pursuit of Karny's Clan at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League with a 3-1 victory at Backwell A.

CONGRESBURY Qs continued their pursuit of Karny's Clan at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League with a 3-1 victory at Backwell A.

However, the home side won the opener with Alan Spear building up a lead of 70 points against Irving Prowse who gradually got back into the match and closed the gap before finally going down by 11.

Pete Woods and Reuben Hurse fought out a close game with Reuben slowly clawing back his handicap deficit without ever hitting a big break. With both players on 136, Reuben progressed to 141 before Pete hit an 11 to take him to 147, but then Reuben finished the game with his next visit. Martyn Howell was never in the game against Roy Jenkins with Roy winning easily.

Backwell B, after a good run, came back to earth with a bump after they were beaten 4-0 by Short Frames. Dan Clargo continued his improvement in the opener against George Rowe winning by 48 and Dennis Mansfield had no chance against Mike Tozer who wrapped up a fine 58-point win. In the final game, Graham Burton returned to the table for the first time this season against an out of touch Bob Selby and thoroughly deserved his 24-point win to seal the whitewash.


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Frames Rejects take over from Short Frames at the foot of the table following their 3-1 defeat at Zimmers.

Reuben Hurse played Bob Selby in the quarter-final of the Open competition and, for a time, it looked like there would be a major shock on the cards as Bob played confidently to open up a 112-78 point lead.

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However, Reuben steadily clawed his way back into the match as the points dried up for Bob and ran away with it at the end to go through to the semis 250-157.

Breaks: Roy Jenkins 40, 28, 22; Martyn Howell 29, 24; Reuben Hurse 28, 25, 24, 21, 21.

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