Champs get off to a winning start

The new season commenced this week with last year’s champions opening their account with a win, Pickering Cons A winning 4-2 at home to their C team.

Bright Steels also got off to a winning start a 4-2 victory at home to Pickering Cons D.

Steels’ Mal Piercy defeated Chris Leonard 51-35, while Piercy’s teammate Geoff Foxton showed some good early season form in his match with veteran Tony Pape, triumphing 84-32

John Snowden had a walk-over to give the Steelers a 3-2 lead after the singles with the visitors’ Andy Porter winning on a fluked black to defeat Ernie Burley 65-61 and Matty Gardner played some great snooker with some excellent pots to sink Dave Burdett 67-33.

The pairing of Dave Foggin and Snowden took the pairs with a win over Porter and Leonard.

The final match saw Malton Cons C entertain their A team with a 3-3 draw the result after a thriller.

Dom Spiteri v Steve Pawson started the evening.

With Pawson holding a slender lead, on the colours he laid a superb snooker behind the pink. Spiteri was unable to get out of the snooker so Pawson went 23 points ahead but Spiteri stuck to his guns and fought back with some fine safety.

After gaining a couple of snookers the match turned in Spiteri’s favour when Pawson attempted a thin clip on the pink and missed the ball, Spiteri taking his chance to claim the frame 60-51.

On the other table Romain Reeves was playing Peter Woodall with the latter taking the frame by 30 points, 69-39

The next match featured the two captains with Simon Weatherill facing John Ruston.

With Ruston receiving 50 start the frame was very even until he left Weatherill a chance which he gratefully accepted with a fine 42 break. This could have been higher but was brought to a end when the final three reds did not split favourably for Weatherill, but he still managed to win the frame 97-62.

Phil Hart played Dan Pawson, with the latter potting well and Hart unable to get into the frame, eventually he conceded with four red remaining.

The last singles saw Roger Ward lose 82-65 to newcomer Steve Beal.

The pairs went to Simon Weatherill and Romain Reeves with a win over Peter Woodall and John Ruston.