Snooker: Gary Skipworth launches new season in style
THE new Roy Ling Mutual Grimsby Snooker Singles League season got underway in fine style as Gary Skipworth showed his class with a magnificent century break.
Skipworth – the Frank Templeman Senior Snooker winner – was in action for Premier Section side Clee Cons A.
Against West End A's John Parrott, Skipworth knocked in a tremendous 105 break in his first frame before adding a 40 in his second to put his team 2-0 up.
Karl Krajnyak made it 4-0 before Steve Wright put a frame on the board for the WestEnders with a single against Jon Steel.
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Jamie Barrett (51 and 50) rounded off a 7-1 victory for the Cons.
Champions Webbonet hit Clee Bowls X for six as Jamie Green, pictured, (83) and Mick Ponsonby (68) both won 2-0 and Nige Emmerson and Paul Clark shared with Ian Hogarth and Mike Emerson respectively.
The biggest winners in the section were TR Carpets, who grabbed all eight points at Metshine Westlands when Mark Graves, Ashley Wright, Ian Crosby and Chris Madsen all won 2-0.
Ray Edmonds A, (formally Flor Pro) were one away from a slam after Alan Edmonds, Chris Sutton and John Ashford-Smith all won 2-0 before Ivan Harvey saved Cue World's blushes with a single against Jamie Richardson.
Two-nil wins from Andy Barry and Daz Stansfield and singles from Martyn Shaw and Andrew Warner, against Daz Potter and Sean Wilkin, gave West End C a 6-2 against Ray Edmonds Enigmas.
Inspirations-Fireplaces won 5-3 at home against Don Noble Bookmakers when Daz Evans and Chris Scott both won 2-0 and Paul Jackson shared with Ian Sadler.
Mark Stevens won the other two frames for the visitors.
Another team to win 5-3 at home were Blossom Way B as Paul Simpson and Steve Crane both won 2-0 and Albert Potterton shared with Jody Leverton. Mark Wilkinson (61) won the 2-0 for opponents Cambridge H. Willows Sea Foods shared the spoils with MJ Decorators when all the players won and lost a frame.
Clee Cons B started their season off in Section A with a 7-1 away win at 1 None Golfer.
Lewis Singleton, Scott Gibbins and Paul Beasley all won 2-0 and Lee Pawson shared his frames with slam-saver Mark Woolis.
Steve Ellis won a frame for Ray Edmonds J against Cromwell A's Sid Bird but that was their lot as Ian Taylor, Keith Tomlinson and Jase Lawton won all the rest to give the Cromwell lads a 7-1 victory.
Two-nil wins from Dave Roe and John Ilbrey, plus singles from Dave Burton and Mark Ilbrey against Mick Chew and Dave Ashmore, gave Nats a 6-2 win at Clee Bowls A.
Brothers Dennis and Gaz Dannatt both won 2-0 and Ian Dannatt shared with Rick Gilliatt as Grimsby Police beat TR Carpets A 5-3. Alan Burns won the two for the Carpets.
Derek Crosby won 2-0 for Carr Lane D but Kevan Hare did the same for Standard A as the teams drew four-apiece. In a game of two halves, Neil Russell and Chris Taylor put Hainton B four to the good at home against Steve Austwick Garden Services, only to see Pete Mitchell and Steve Austwick win the last four frames for the visitors in another draw.
HEALING Legion B got off to a good start in Section B of the Grimsby Snooker Singles League with a 7-1 away win at South Bank Imo's.
Mick Reed won the frame for the home team with a single against Danny Reynolds, but this apart, it was plain sailing for the visitors as Simon Lidgard, Chris Tuck and Alex Burnett all won 2-0.
Mike Caborn, Gary Avison and Phil Marshall all won 2-0 for Grey N Balding before Craig Hatfield won the last two frames for Jammie Dodgers in a 6-2 defeat.
Cromwell Rat Pack took Clark Self Drive for a ride when Mick Greenhalgh and Shaun Carlisle both won 2-0 and Ryan Johnstone and Dave Bass shared with Mark Rimmer and Mike Clark in a 6-2 victory.
An opening 2-0 from Chris Yull and singles from Nick Woods, Wayne Webber and Mick Newham against Tony Eglin, Lee Neul and Jack Bradshaw gave Nats B a 5-3 victory against Westlands Juniors.
Two-nil wins from Tim Cattell and Rik Walden and a single from Len Rodgers against Kev Gowing, saw Rapid Frames to a 5-3 at home against Blossom Way A. Myles Kennan won the two for the Blossoms.
Another team to win 5-3 were GSN Westlands, who were away against club-mates Westlands A. The home team went 3-1 up after Alec Cowie shared with M Osborne and Nigel Mumby won both his frames, but they couldn't hang on as J Morton and T Foster won the last four frames for GSN.
Chris Brown won both his frames for Linden Homes B but Eric Buck did the same for Clee Bowls C as the teams drew 4-4.
Matt Paterson won the opening frame for South Bank B in Section C, but that was all they could muster as Lee Singleton, Jason Sanders, Richard Grant and Anthony Hepton won all the rest for Ray Edmonds N in a 7-1 victory.
Carr Lane E beat Ray's Rockers 6-2 when Stu Sadler and Lee Waterman both won 2-0 and Dave Tomlinson and Terry Bird won singles against Richard Caunt and Matt Jones.
Cambridge D beat TR Carpets B 6-2 when Craig Kuzumczak and John Phillipson both won 2-0 and Martin Dowling and son Taylor, who was playing in his first ever league match, shared with Jamie Smith and Mark George.
A 2-0 from Paul Grayson and singles from Wayne Douglas, Steve Betts and Simon Douglas gave Birds Eye B a 5-3 home win against Ray Edmonds S.
Picking up the frames for the visitors were Nick Masters, Ben Stocks and Steve Arnold.
Andy Widgery and Garry White both won 2-0 and Pete Tacey scored a single against Sandy Young as Cambridge C beat Grimsby Police A 5-3. Winning the 2-0 for the Coppers was George Walters.
A 2-0 from Steve Singleton and a single from Brother Ian against Glen Glover put Cabbies 3-1 up at home against Laceby Legion B. They couldn't add to that however as the Legion won the last four frames for a 5-3 victory.
Ray Edmonds Z got away to a good start in Section D with a 6-2 away win at Cromwell Car Care.
Paul Brett Senior and Craig Smith put them 4-0 up before Paul Brett Jnr and Shane Newbold sealed the win with singles against Rick Mallam and James Wooton.
Standard B also won 6-2 after John Brocklesby and Pete Gibson both won 2-0 and Mick Harrison and Barry Loveday shared with Road Runners' Keith Fountain and Andrew Kenningale.
Cue World Boys took an early lead at Ray Edmonds Jubilee when Louis Kirk won both his frames and Brad Burrell shared with Jim Drury, but Terry Kerley and Jam McKeon won the last four frames for the home team to give them a 5-3 victory.
Keith Fuller and Mick Bird both won two and Jim Bird won a single against Adrian Webster to give Cromwell B a 5-3 at Hasbeens for whom Bernard Christy won both his frames.
A 2-0 from Adam Board and a single from John Cook against Keith Haigh put Not Bottom in the driving seat at Cue World N. They couldn't steer themselves to a win however as Terry Littlefair and Eddie Langridge won the last four frames for the home team in a 5-3 victory.
Dave Chester and Dave Evans both won two for Laceby Legion A but Pete Robinson and Dwayne did likewise for Allotment Diggers as the teams drew four all.
Power Rangers beat a three man No Idea 8-0 when Tom Langford, Liam Cribb and Walter Aisthorpe won the frames played.