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April 27, 2019, 11:12:48 AM by Andy Teale | Views: 118 | Comments: 0

Played at SpotOn Cue Sports, Sneinton on Table 8

Congratulations to both players on an incredibly closely fought final that could have gone either way. Thanks to Pete Ogburn for refereeing the final and Spot On Cue Sports for hosting the match. Full match report below.

Frame 1:    60 – 31

Both players feeling their way into the match. Wayne getting the better of the early safety exchanges to build up a 19 point lead with 1 red left. Wayne rattles the last red and Ben takes red and pink to close the gap to 12 points. Wayne pots a good long green but is not nicely on the brown, he attempts to swerve into the brown to pick out a good angle for a telling safety but catches the blue. Ben gets a free ball but after potting it misses the brown. Now just 4 in it with 22 on. Wayne plays a series of solid safety shots, eventually forcing a mistake and sealing the frame with a clearance to pink.

Frame 2:   53 – 23

Similar to the previous frame the reds open early but mainly cover each other. After a safety battle many of the colours are pushed safe. Wayne leads by 22 with 4 reds left but all the reds are tight to cushions and the colours are not ideally placed. Ben holds his own in the safety exchanges but can’t get a scoring chance. Wayne picks off a red and then lays a snooker tight behind the green, Ben escapes but frees a red. Wayne has a slice of luck, in potting the red he accidentally cannons it into the brown but it still goes in. By the last red Ben is 19 behind. Wayne continues to have the better of the running, a missed long pot looks sure to leave Ben the red over the middle, but a kiss puts the blue in the way. Ben plays a containing safety, putting the white tight to the black but Wayne plays an excellent shot with the spider to pot the red. Wayne lays a snooker behind the pink and Ben escapes at the second attempt. A shot later Ben’s bad luck continues with an in off from a safety. Wayne pots the yellow to go 30 up with 25 on and plays a tricky green to the jaws of the green pocket. Ben’s safety leaves the green on and he concedes.

Frame 3: 36 – 74 (32 break, Ben)

The ball open early again, but in contrast to the previous frames the early safety exchanges leave the table fairly open. Wayne makes a 14 break early on but misses a red to middle. Ben slots in a good long ball, trying to cannon the cluster of reds open but ends up stuck on them and has to play safe. Wayne is left a tricky cut on a red into a black pocket and misses, leaving Ben his first scoring chance of the night on a relatively open table. Ben scores a solid 32, but the final red wobbles and stays in the jaws of a black pocket. It’s covered by the black though and Wayne is forced to try a tricky pot to middle which misses. Ben takes the red but doesn’t get on a colour. Wayne works his way back into the frame taking 3 of the last four reds, leaving a great angle on the black to cannon the final red out. Unfortunately, the cannon doesn’t go well but does allow him to lay a good snooker behind the black. Ben escapes the snooker and flukes the red! His first piece of luck all night but a big slice, he clears to the black to take the frame.

Frame 4: 57 – 62

Similar to the early frames the balls again open early but end up going scrappy. In the early exchanges Ben hammers in a few great long reds as shots to nothing and Wayne also pots a few good reds but cannons to get into good scoring position aren’t coming off, it’s noticeable that the rub of the green has turned. The frame is nip and tuck with excellent safety from both players, each laying some excellent snookers and both making some great escapes. With 43 left on the table the scores are 37-33. Wayne gets the last two reds with colours and drops on the final yellow with a good angle. The green is slightly off its spot and has the blue nearby making it tricky to get position on the green well, but Wayne negotiates it nicely to leave a shot at the green with the rest. This would be match ball for Wayne but it’s not easy and he misses. Ben pots the green but ends up close to the brown and has to play safe, scores now 57 - 36, the brown ends up about six inches away from the yellow pocket on the side cushion. Wayne plays a good shot to keep it safe but Ben is able to lay a snooker behnd the pink at the next visit. Wayne swerves out of it and makes contact with the brown but the white unluckily finds the green pocket. Ben clears to steal a vital frame.

Frame 5: 34 – 78 (42 break, Ben)

Both players again showing great safety early on. Ben hammering a couple of great long reds to get a few early points on the board. From another long red he lands plumb on the black with a good scoring chance, but only makes 16 missing a red but leaving nothing easy to lead 0 – 26. Wayne finds a great snooker behind the yellow ball and Ben misses 3 times, though he consistently picks a good line that leaves little on. Wayne plays another great safety and Ben’s reply leaves a red near the middle, Wayne takes it but can’t capitalize further. Wayne plays safe and Ben opts to play a deep screw back to baulk off the pack, he gets the white right but has a slice of luck when a red also finds the black pocket. Ben can only make 5 from it though. Another safety battle ensues, ending with Wayne potting a great long red then composing a key 20 break to bring the scores to 31-34 with 67 on. Ben finds another great long red and lays a tough snooker to the green. Wayne misses the escape and Ben has a red to start, he takes the remaining reds with colours, playing a god cannon to develop the last red and making a great pot to continue to clear upto the pink with a 42 break sealing the match.
April 25, 2019, 10:47:07 PM by Daz Clarke | Views: 109 | Comments: 0

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Good match played in great spirit thanks Patrick. Table advantage had a big part to play I recon. Cheers and good luck on your remaining match.
April 25, 2019, 09:30:19 PM by Dan Moll | Views: 104 | Comments: 0

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Dan 34,44
April 21, 2019, 11:48:48 PM by Wayne Martin | Views: 136 | Comments: 0

Another terrific match to be involved in, the match lasting over 3 hours.
I knew that to have any chance against Chris I would have to perform really well.
Chris has been on fire all season and was a clear favourite to reach yet another final.

Frame 1: Wayne going in front early with Chris coming back with a lovely 35 break. Through some great safety Wayne seized the initiative and went 20 in front with 22 remaining. Chris eventually clearing the table against the run of play to take the opener.

Frame 2: Very much the reverse of frame 1 with Chris having the early lead from a 30 break. Wayne coming back strongly and laying some difficult snookers, Wayne eventually taking the frame with a 30 plus break.

Frame 3: Safety being a key factor in this frame with Wayne keeping Chris at bay with some excellent safety play, not allowing the dangerous Chris to get a hold in the game. A solid 32 from Chris not enough to prevent Wayne from taking the frame and the lead.

Frame 4: Again Wayne playing some excellent safety and keeping Chris under pressure. A solid 40 break from Wayne adding to a good lead. As ever it didn't end there. Chris giving it 100% to get back into the frame with some brilliant safety and tactical play. Wayne wasn't to be denied this time though and more great safety got Wayne over the line and into the final.

Chris is such a great player, so difficult to play against with a terrific all round game.
He has had an amazing season, winning just about everything.
Always a pleasure to play against and a gent in victory and defeat.

Thanks for the game Chris and good luck in your remaining matches.
April 17, 2019, 06:26:58 PM by James Robinson | Views: 127 | Comments: 0

Mapperley beat BCI B
BCI Masters beat Snooker Academy

Cup Final BCI Masters v Mapperley Final to be played at the Academy on the 7th May 9( This is due to holidays to Mapperley players)

Towers beat Spot on Reds
BCI Elites beat Heanor
Arnold Civil beat Spot on Sneinton

Semi Final draw

I did the semi final draw with my mum who I did record but was struggling to post on here as the file was to big and it kept freezing on Facebook.

BCI Elites v Towers
Arnold Civil v Welcome Inst

Matches to be played next Tuesday 23rd April.
Dan Norton
April 16, 2019, 12:39:38 PM by Dan Norton
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KO Cup
Mapperley v BCI B
BCI Masters v Snooker Academy

KO Plate
Spot on Reds v Towers
BCI Elites v Heanor
Spot on Sneinton v Arnold Civil

Welcome inst have a bye.
April 16, 2019, 08:31:03 AM by Daz Clarke | Views: 113 | Comments: 0

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April 15, 2019, 06:57:57 PM by John Fountain | Views: 189 | Comments: 2

This was an extraordinary match against one of the toughest contenders in Nottingham Snooker.

Frame 1 - Forgettable frame for both of us really, missing simple balls and not taking our chances but Wayne dug in and took the frame on the Brown.

Frame 2 - I managed to pull it back to levels with the aid of a 32 to ease the pressure and relief of having a frame on the board.

Frame 3 - I was looking good to win the frame being 46 points up with only three reds remaining. A misplaced safety from me gave wayne a chance to pot a red and he went on with an absolutely perfect clearance of 51 to win on the black. This was a massive kick in my teeth and I felt guttered to lose the frame from being so far ahead.

Frame 4 - Wayne now brimming with confidence after his sublime clearance started off by knocking a long red in making a 16 just running out of position to carry on with many reds now in the open. Alot of top quality safety play proceeded from both of us, somehow i managed to gain a healthy lead picking the odd red and colour off along the way for Wayne to wave the white flag with all the colours remaining. 2-2.

Frame 5 - After shaking hands and wishing each other luck for the final frame, Wayne turned in to a Professional with near perfect snooker and gained a 40 point lead quickly without a reply from me. Needing to turn the game around i played a few decent safety shots, managing to hide behind the bulk colours and gain some control back. Wayne left a chance for me and I made a 41 to level the frame again. Phew! More top quality safety play continued and I gained a 14 point lead. Eventually i dropped the white tight behind the green with the last red behind the black full distance of the table apart. This left Wayne in trouble missing the red twice and hitting the black both times. Another tussle on the green when unfortunately it landed short over the middle pocket for me to pot leaving Wayne needing a snooker. Wayne still naturally trying his best to get a snooker which thankfully ended as i rolled the brown over the pocket down the rail for it to drop in. The handshake soon followed with a sigh of relief from myself.

Genuinely have not played a match like that for a long time. It was one of them matches where both players equally deserved to win. Wayne plays the right shot every time which is very difficult to play against, yesterday was just my day and managed to pip the victory. Hard lines Wayne, i look forward to many more matches of that standard with you.

April 14, 2019, 08:35:25 PM by Allen Shaw | Views: 167 | Comments: 1

April 14, 2019, 06:59:47 PM by Daz Clarke | Views: 108 | Comments: 0

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