Four players make strong starts in Sunday League

Four players make strong starts in Sunday League

The new Nottingham Snooker Sunday League got underway today at Phoenix Cue Sports in Eastwood.

The league will be played out over three Sundays in March and the eventual winner will receive a trophy and £60 cash.

All players are receiving a handicap and this didn’t go down well with one competitor (who shall herein be referred to as A N Other to preserve his dignity) who walked out after only three matches, having decided that he couldn’t cope with giving a 35 start to a 15 year old who has only recently srarted playing the game.

The remaining five competitors thoroughly enjoyed the day and appreciated it for what it is, namely a fun, friendly and competitive day of snooker which costs just £1 per frame. Terrific value for money in anyone’s books!

A N Other has already been replaced, by the ever popular Vinnie Dennis, so as they say, every cloud has a silver lining. I am confident that Vinnie will come in at the round two stage with a positive attitude, and armed with his 35 handicap, he will be a very tough player to beat.

League Table

Round 1 Results

Tony Morgan (7)

Tony Morgan

Beat Steve Butler (21)
Drew with Callum Hodgman (77)
Lost to Jon Sully (49)
Walkover v A N Other
Drew with Steve Burrows (35)

Steve Butler (21)

Lost to Tony Morgan (7)
Lost to Jon Sully (49)
Lost to Steve Burrows (35)
Drew with Callum Hodgman (77)
Walkover v A N Other

Steve Burrows (35)

Steve Burrows

Drew with Callum Hodgman (77)
Beat A N Other
Beat Steve Butler (21)
Drew with Jon Sully (49)
Drew with Tony Morgan (7)

Jon Sully (49)

Jon Sully

Beat A N Other
Beat Steve Butler (21)
Beat Tony Morgan (7)
Drew with Steve Burrows (35)
Lost to Callum Hodgman (77)

Callum Hodgman (77)

Callum Hodgman

Drew with Steve Burrows (35)
Drew with Tony Morgan (7)
Beat A N Other
Drew with Steve Butler (21)
Beat Jon Sully (49)

Breaks

Steve Butler 49
Tony Morgan 45,44,35,32c,31
Steve Burrows 29,27c
Jon Sully 25c

Round 2

So, there was a bit of drama during round 1, thanks to A N Other walking out midway. Nevertheless, we’re all looking forward to the second round of matches on Sunday 15th March and we can’t wait to welcome Vinnie Dennis to the league.

Vinnie has it all to do, but with 10 matches still to be played, he still has a great chance of doing well. It should be remembered that even the player finishing 4th will win £30 and so if Vinnie can finish 4th or higher he is guaranteed to make a profit!

Report by Steve Butler, Nottingham Snooker Tournament Director

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