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June 23, 2019, 12:24:55 AM by Andy Teale | Views: 36 | Comments: 1

The Nottinghamshire Amateur final was held as part of the NBSA presentation evening at BCI snooker centre Bulwell on Friday 22nd of June 2019. Many thanks to Pete Ogburn for refereeing (and providing a neat solution for marking of scores!) and to Pete and all the staff at BCI for hosting the presentation evening and match on the match table 7. 

The final proved to be a classic going all the way to the final black in the deciding frame (see full match report below). Both players played their part a in a great match, many congratulations to Troy and very hard luck to John, it literally could not have been closer.


Match Report

Frame 1: 76 (48 break) - 17

John breaks but is a bit short of pace leaves a chance at a long red. Troy dispatches it and lands perfect on black. A well controlled 48 around the black ends with a miss on a red after running slightly out of position. John plays a safety and Troy takes on a long red to the black pocket; it rattles and goes in the opposite black pocket. However he can't capitalise on it, adding just 6 more points. John pots a good red from Troy's safety but is unlucky to end up stuck in the reds near the pink. After a safety exchange the reds begin to cluster near a side cushion, Troy keeps picking off good reds as they become pot-able, to lead 64 - 7 with 43 on. John takes the last red but misses the colour -- he plays on to get some table time and shows signs he's cueing well, particularly in potting a very tricky last brown from an award position near the side cushion into one of the black pockets. Troy seals the frame though to draw first blood.

Frame 2: 43 - 50

A key frame in the match, the balls go relatively awkward for scoring and John gets the better of the early safety exchanges, steadily building a 21 - 5 lead. John's safety is looking strong, finding good lines an often trapping Troy, forcing him to attempt pots. However, Troy is responding and nails a number of excellent long reds to get out of trouble. The frame looks to be swinging back towards Troy as he wins a safety exchange and makes 21 to lead 38-21 with the colours on. John pots a good yellow and follows up with green and brown before missing an awkward blue with the rest, 38 - 30. A safety exchange follows and Troy gets the blue, he tries a double on pink but is doesn't go in, 43 - 30, John can still tie the frame. Some great safety follows from both players, particularly with John playing to promote the black to a more potable position. It's John that earns the first half chance at the pink, which is plays really well to get nicely on the black which is now potable thanks to his earlier play, it's tricky still but he cues it smoothly and it goes in cleanly to tie the frame.

Troy goes first on the res-pot and plays the side to side containing shot well. John keeps the black reasonably safe and Troy responds by putting the black in baulk and white toward the black spot. John gets a double kiss, Troy attempts a double to middle but also nails the white to the top cush just in case. John responds with a well judged shot to nails the black to the bottom cush. Troy responds again with a good side to side safety and John again places the black on the bottom cush. We could be here all night! The quality of the safety exchange is excellent. However, Troy’s reply leaves a shot to black pocket and John dispatches it to clinch the frame. Game on!

Frame 3: 85 (56 break) - 50 (32 break)

The last frame before the interval. John to break. He catches it thick and a red is brought up to middle pocket. Troy makes a controlled 24 but misses a red to yellow pocket. John takes a red cannons the pack but ends up thin on the black; he slots it but isn’t on a red. Troy takes out another good red from the safety but can only make 5 before jawing a thin black off the spot. Troy leads 29 - 8. John makes 14 and opens reds nicely. He has a cut on a red to middle, gets it, a yellow with the rest and a good red to get back in prime position. The break continues to 32. John plays a good safety and leads 29 - 50. In the safety exchange that follows John plays a containing safety to the black cush, but it stops short leaving Troy on a red -- he takes it and makes an excellent 56 to seal the frame.

----- Interval ----

Frame 4: 39 - 71

First after the interval. Early on the balls go fairly scrappy, with the black off its spot and becoming surrounded on the bottom cush by a cluster of reds. John's superb safety play tells in the this frame -- throughout playing some excellent lines to trap Troy in the most awkward spots in baulk / behind baulk colours. With the last red on John has a 52 - 21 lead and lays another excellent snooker, gaining 5 points and a miss. Troy then plays a one cushion escape with a lot of side and catches the red just right to fluke it in the left middle, he takes it with a black and puts John in trouble snookering on the last yellow; 57 - 29. John misses the yellow and leaves a free ball, Troy takes the black but fails to get onto the yellow properly. His safety is loose and John takes the yellow but misses the green. Troy plays a great safety to put the white behind the black which is on its spot. John however produces a great one cushion escape. The frame is right in the balance. Troy's safety leaves a long shot at the brown, John plays a great pot but is unlucky to find a middle pocket with the white. However, Troy misses the brown of its spot to middle with ball in hand, leaving John the chance to lay a decisive snooker. The attempted escape catches the black and John goes 23 up with 22 on. John makes a great brown and clears for the frame and levels at 2-2.     

Frame 5: 7 - 65

John breaks. Not for the first time he catches it slightly thick and brings a red up to middle. Troy gets it but misses green. John pots a good red and gets nicely on blue. A break of 14 follows. Troy then takes red and green but lands awkward. 14 - 5. John picks out another great red, then green, a good red with the rest and gets in around the black and pink. A good 27 ends with a missed red to the middle pocket. Troy takes it and gets the angle to split the pack. He’s ridiculously unlucky to see a red going the middle from the split. John picks out another good long red but can’t get to a colour. Troy plays another loose safety pushing a red over the corner. John takes it and then a good pink to middle followed by another red but misses the next pink. 6- 57 to John. Troy gets a red but misses the colour. John slots another long red and lands plumb on yellow with a nice kiss. 8 more points and Troy concedes the frame.


Frame 6: 65 - 25

John gets in again with a good red. He makes 4 then plays a decent safety. In the exchanges that follow the black blue yellow and pink are all pushed off the spots and the reds and black are beginning to cluster on the bottom cush. Troy lays a good snooker, at the first attempt John gets a perfect line but stops a fraction short. The second attempt is wide but third time perfect. Troy plays another great safety this time tight behind the pink in the baulk area. John escapes again; 8 - 4 to Troy. Both players now giving the safety battle their full attention. The table now very scrappy. Troy picks out a good red to middle and gets the blue back on its spot. Another red loaded with side to get topside on the blue gives him a chance to build a few points on a scrappy table. He pots a great pink to get that back on its spot as well but breaks down on 26; 34 - 4 to Troy. John misses a thin clip on a long red. Troy attempts it, misses, but leaves nothing easy. John's safety chips out a red and Troy takes it building a break of 13. He misses a pink trying to split the remaining reds and leads 47 - 4 with 67 on. John pots a red but over cuts the black. John gets another chance around the black, he takes red and black but leaves a red up Troy scores 8 to lead 55 - 14. John gets the last red and black needing two snookers to win. John has several good attempts at the snookers but can't quite trap Troy. Troy traps John behind the black and he misses 61 - 22. Troy pots a good brown and John concedes.

Frame 7: 65 - 58

Down to the decider. Troy in with the early chance. But he jaws a black and breaks down on 5. John takes red black but sticks in the pack when attempting a split. He nails the white to the black cush. John attempts a long red and screws back just edging close enough to the brown to cover a red over middle. John gets in with a great long red from Troy’s safety and makes 13 to lead 21 - 5. Troy misses and John attempts a plant; it misses and leaves a red but Troy can’t take it. Troy’s long game his deserted him at the moment but John fails to punish with a tricky red to the middle . Troy misses a comfortable red with the rest and John is in around the black. He makes 17 but hasn't got the best angle to make a cannon on the bunch, he plays to screw back off the side cushion and into the reds with lots of power. He cues it very sweetly but the white springs past the pack and reaches the opposite middle -- very unlucky. Troy pots a good long red and he’s in around the black. He breaks down on 17 and plays safe; 38 -29 to John. John misses a red completely when playing a very thin safety, but on the way back the white catches it and lands on the side cush. Troy attempts the red but misses. John is in around the black again. He takes 8 and lands between position on the last two reds... he pots the next red to the green pocket but doesn’t quite get on a baulk colour. He lays a great snooker tight behind yellow. Troy misses once attempting a one cush escape up and down the length of the table. He then tries one cush across the table and hits the black. The third time he makes contact wit he red. John has a half chance at frame ball red to baulk pocket but it is tricky and misses by a way; 58 29. Troy pots a good long red and black to get nicely to the final yellow but misses the green to the jaws. John plays a safety but comes up a bit short. Troy develops the brown and gets the green safe. Johns attempted safety puts the green near the bag. Troy takes green brown blue and requires pink and black to steal the frame and match. He hits the pink very hard, jaws it and is lucky to only leave a tricky thin cut to corner. John is left with an awful shot, not so thin that he should refuse it, but thin enough to be very difficult. He plays it the right way, cuing it smooth and at pocket weight, but it just catches the right jaw and remains over the pocket. Troy pots the pink quite firmly and for a second it looks like he will roll onto the black and have no shot, but the white pulls up a roll short of that and with a perfect line to dolly it into the middle. He takes it and becomes 2019 Notts. Amateur Champion.
June 19, 2019, 09:36:34 PM by Wayne Martin | Views: 47 | Comments: 0

A tight match, some excellent safety from both players.
Wayne pinching 2 of the frames from behind.
Unlucky Ben, see you again soon.
June 06, 2019, 09:43:57 PM by Andy Teale | Views: 76 | Comments: 0

The presentation evening and Nottinghamshire Amateur final will take place from 18:30 at BCI Bulwell on Friday June 21st.

The final will contested by John Fountain and Troy Brett and be refereed by Pete Ogburn. Play will commence from 18:30 and the match will be best of 7 frames.

We will have an interval after 3 frames during which the trophies will be presented to the winners and runners up from the winter season. Please do come along if you or your team have prizes to collect, we'd love to see a good turnout to support John and Troy in our showpiece final.
June 06, 2019, 09:33:06 PM by Andy Teale | Views: 114 | Comments: 1

The Champion of Champions tournament took place on Sunday 2nd of June at Spot On Cue Sports Sneinton. The format was a KO featuring 17 of the winners of NBSA competitions, all rounds were best of 5 frames.

Many thanks to Spot On for hosting and to all those who turned out to compete for the title. Thanks also to Greg Dixon who helped us trial the CueScore system, which we will be adopting going forward for all our competitions. If you didn't get chance you can check out the full results at the link in the post below.



On the day the two players in form Keith Holgate and Troy Brett contested the final. It proved to be a great match and could easily have gone to a deciding frame. Keith prevailed 3-1 with a great performance and will receive the Alan Cunningham Trophy (pictured below) at the presentation evening.


Match Report

Frame 1: 65 - 58

Keith pulled out a 20 point lead a safety heavy frame, owing to a cluster of reds forming around the black in the jaws of a bottom pocket. Troy managed to fight back on the colours, including a spectacular corner pocket double on the pink, to force a re-spotted black. Keith won the toss and put Troy in, an attempted safety left the black close to the middle pocket and Keith duly dispatched it to win the first frame.

Frame 2: 11 - 82

Troy dominating this one, scoring an early 30 break, playing a good safety when running out of position and quickly adding a visit of 36 to secure the frame.

Frame 3: 91 - 23

Keith returning the favour, dominating this frame with a visit of 42 early on, followed by solid safety and an excellent second break of 42 towards the end of the frame to take the 2-1 lead.

Frame 4: 68 - 56

Keith took the initiative in this frame to lead by about 40 points, but Troy responded well with some solid match play to eventually leave the scores poised at 48 all with the last red on. With the last 25 points on the table the game was still anyone's. Troy slotted in a great green but jawed the brown in the yellow pocket, it ran across the table toward the green pocket to leave Keith a chance at the clearance, which he took clinically. 

Well played Keith and hard luck Troy. An excellent final to watch.
June 02, 2019, 11:25:34 AM by Robert Garratt | Views: 77 | Comments: 0

Hi all

We are currently running our annual champion of champions competition using a system called cue score
If anyone wants to follow the live scores please see the below link to keep up with the action we are hoping to use this for all future one day comps within the NBSA

https://cuescore.com/tournament/Champions+Cup+%28Alan+Cunningham+Trophy%29/5476399
June 01, 2019, 01:50:49 AM by James Robinson | Views: 76 | Comments: 0

Team Entries for summer league are as follows

MTL
Phoenix
BCI Elites
BCI Masters
BCI C
The Venue
Spot On Sneinton
Stappleford

TTL
Academy A
Academy B
BCI Elites
BCI Masters
Spot On Reds
Spot On Sneinton
Mapperley
Lenton ?

If I have missed anyone out then please let me know before Tuesday.
May 31, 2019, 08:33:00 PM by Andy Teale | Views: 77 | Comments: 0

Thanks to Spot on Cur Sports Sneinton for hosting on Tables 9 and 10.


A close fought match, in the first half Audie prevailing over Chris and John beating Adam to setup a key Scotch pairs frame. Chris and John taking the frame, controlling the table with some great safety throughout, preventing Adam and Audie getting a point on the board. In the final two singles frames Audie produced a strong performance against John, matching some excellent safety and producing a solid 43 break off the only mistake John made, tough school. On the other table Adam got off to a good start to build on the handicap advantage (14 to Audie/Adam) and then pulled out a string of solid long pots throughout the frame to build a lead and seal the victory.

Well done to Audie and Adam, hard lines to John and Chris.

Frame Scores

Audie Miller 75 - 29 Chris Winters
Adam Hussain 47 - 72 John Fountain
Audie Miller / Adam Hussain 14 -71 John Fountain / Chris Winters
Audie Miller 73 - 12 John Fountain
Adam Hussain 87 - 40 Chris Winters
May 26, 2019, 08:58:05 PM by Andy Teale | Views: 118 | Comments: 1

Congratulations to Pete Ogburn, who has been selected as a referee for the upcoming IBSF World Under 18 and Under 21 Championships. The event runs July 4th - 13th in Tsingtao, Shandong Province, China.

http://www.ibsf.info/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=928:world-under-18-and-under-21-snooker-championships-2019&Itemid=181

Pete has been refereeing a number of NBSA finals for us this season alongside his refereeing at EASB events throughout the season.

Only 4 places for referees were available for the whole European region and Pete was the only English referee selected. Well done Pete!
May 26, 2019, 08:44:32 PM by Andy Teale | Views: 91 | Comments: 0

Thanks to BCI for hosting this final on the match table and thanks to Pete Ogburn for refereeing.

Congratulations to Chris, producing a solid performance, keeping Richard frozen out for much of the match.


Frame 1: 60 - 19

Chris to break. Rich plays a good safety but left with a thin clip on a red following Chris escape misses. Chris in first scores 15 but then a massive miscue. He leaves a thin red but rich jaws it. Chris takes a red but fails to get on a colour. Chris wins the safety battle and picks off another 14 points. Rich pull off a good safety trapping Chris behind the pink, which has made its way into the baulk area, but Chris escapes. Another safety battle ends with Chris picking out a long red. Another 13 to Chris and the remaining reds awkwardly placed Chris plays a good safety and the picks up another red to lead 46 - 4 with 67 on. Rich misses a red and Chris takes another 9 to lead 55 4 with 51 on. Rich picks up 7 points and now needs a snooker. He plays a great safety to baulk cushion and Chris plays a containing shot. Rich wins the safety battle scores 8 and lays a snooker behind the black. Chris plays a good escape. Rich s safety leaves the red as a thin cut to green pocket and Chris takes it and finishes the frame off.

Frame 2: 95 - 0

Rich breaks and the reds are quite open. A safety battle follows. Rich misses a red leaving Chris in with a good chance around the pink. Chris breaks down unexpectedly on 28 but leave the white tight to the pack. Chris gets first chance at a red in the safety exchange that follows and pots a good brown in the middle pocket to get in again, this time making 39 in the end playing a good safety. Leading 67 nil with 59 on. A couple of shots later Chris picks out a good long red, colour and another long red to start a break of 28 to seal the frame.

Frame 3: 77 - 4

Chris pots a red and lays a good snooker behind green. Rich escapes leaving a possible red to middle but bridging is awkward. Chris misses and rich plays a good attacking safety opening the reds wide. Chris picks out a good escape off one cushion, dropping to a red on the black cushion. In the following safety battle rich catches a red thick Chris gets in but both pink and black are congested with reds. He makes 14 before missing a cut to corner but the white is in baulk rich pots a good long red but leaves only a tough pink from under the side cush. He attempts it to middle but misses. Chris in with the reds open he makes 22 before missing a medium range red. Rich isn’t left anything easy though and misses a tricky red. Chris plays a containing safety and rich nails him to the baulk cush. Chris replies with an excellent thin clip on a red to get back to safety and a snooker behind yellow is a bonus. Rich plays cushion first to find a good contact on a red to bring the white back up to baulk. The safety exchange is really high quality. Eventually rich catches a red thick to push another over a black pocket. Chris makes 14 and plays another good safety. Rich misses a thin edge of a red in reply and Chris has the balls replaced. Rich gets it right this time and forces a mistake from Chris but he gets a fortunate cannon to make a pot on the red tough. Rich misses but a couple of shots later gets in with a good long red. He takes yellow and gets down to the reds but jaws the next ball. Chris leads 54 4. Chris steps in to make 23 and take the match.
May 26, 2019, 08:34:31 PM by Andy Teale | Views: 76 | Comments: 0

Played at Spot On Cue Sports Sneinton on Tables 8 and 10.

Congratulations to Mapperley, producing a dominant performance to take the Cup.

Table 8:

Cary Davies 35 - 63 Andy Wain
Cary Davies 16 - 50 Andy Wain

James Robinson 18 - 58 Geoff Merry
James Robinson 16 - 60 Geoff Merry

Table 10:

Paul Bell 39 - 73 Don Merry
Paul Bell 60 - 37 Don Merry
Nick Bentley 23 - 63 Andy Carnell
Nick Bentley 78 - 69 Andy Carnell
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