Last-Action Diacopoulos Steals The Show On Opening Night

Last-Action Diacopoulos Steals The Show On Opening Night

Monday Team League (Summer 2023)

Team snooker got back underway in Nottingham with some impressive performances this week.  Nine sides representing seven different venues across Nottingham and the surrounding district will be competing for summer-season honours.

Twelve-year old Jacob Reynolds starred for Bulwell Church Institute’s “AJ” team in a fine 4-1 away win at Carlton & District Liberal Club on Burton Road.  Reynolds took his singles frame to open the match for AJ before later partnering team captain, Ashley Field, to victory in the pairs frame.

Josh Morley also won two out of two for BCI AJ, while Bob Walker earned a consolation frame for Carlton.

BCI ‘B’ matched their stablemates’ 4-1 triumph at home to The Venue (Rainworth), Paul Wainwright Snr winning both of his singles frames and joining forces with Shaun Kilkie for pairs success.  A 42 break propelled Andy Wain to a frame for the visitors.

Winter 2022-2023 season champions, Lenton Liberal Club, were the third team to record a 4-1 win on opening night.  Dale Prime began the match with a 44 break for Lenton and followed it up with a second singles success while Northern Ireland international pool player, Phil Connolly, also contributed a singles and a pairs.

Manfred Corbin picked up the final singles frame to prevent a whitewash on the road for Academy Reds.

The final contest of the evening resulted in a 3-2 victory for Academy ‘A’ on home turf at the Spot On  snooker club on Newark Street in Sneinton, near Nottingham city centre.  Toby Bowley and Nick Sharp were on target with a singles frame apiece and combined for the pairs to secure the bonus points for their team.

Andy Diacopoulos had the definitive last word for visiting Towers (Mansfield) in the final frame of the match, however.  Hot on the heels of winning the prestigious Open Singles earlier this month, Diacopoulos knocked in what opponent Bowley described as “a fine 99 clearance” to deposit what will surely prove a difficult marker to beat on the Summer 2023 high-breaks board.

Melanie Sykes toasts Andy Diacopoulos’ fine “99” clearance

Spot On Hucknall were also 4-1 home winners on the night, Patrick Ashurst and Darryl Clarke winning a singles each and the pairs frame together, but Phoenix Cue Sports (Eastwood) have since had to drop out of the League.

This means there is currently one space available for another team to join the League for the Summer 2023 season.  Interested parties should contact league organiser, Jon Shapland, on 07779333087 within the next 48 hours.

Matches are played on a home-and-away basis, with only one table required – although home teams can elect to use two tables should they wish.  All frames are contested using handicaps which are assigned to individual players and will be reviewed at the end of the summer.

Weekly report courtesy of Jon Shapland (League Organiser)

Match Results (April 17)

League Table

Next Fixtures (April 24)

Carlton Liberal Club v The Towers
The Venue v Lenton Liberal Club
Spot On Hucknall v Academy A

Full League Fixtures

(type your team’s name in the search box to only show your fixtures)

DateHome TeamAway Team
17/04/2023Academy AThe Towers
17/04/2023ByeSpot On Hucknall
17/04/2023BCI BThe Venue
17/04/2023Lenton Liberal ClubAcademy Reds
17/04/2023Carlton Liberal ClubBCI AJ
24/04/2023Academy RedsBye
24/04/2023Carlton Liberal ClubThe Towers
24/04/2023The VenueLenton Liberal Club
24/04/2023Spot On HucknallAcademy A
24/04/2023BCI AJBCI B
15/05/2023Carlton Liberal ClubAcademy A
15/05/2023ByeThe Venue
15/05/2023BCI BThe Towers
15/05/2023Lenton Liberal ClubBCI AJ
15/05/2023Academy RedsSpot On Hucknall
22/05/2023BCI AJBye
22/05/2023Spot On HucknallCarlton Liberal Club
22/05/2023Academy ABCI B
22/05/2023The TowersLenton Liberal Club
22/05/2023The VenueAcademy Reds
05/06/2023BCI BCarlton Liberal Club
05/06/2023Academy RedsBCI AJ
05/06/2023Lenton Liberal ClubAcademy A
05/06/2023The VenueSpot On Hucknall
05/06/2023ByeThe Towers
12/06/2023Carlton Liberal ClubLenton Liberal Club
12/06/2023Academy ABye
12/06/2023Spot On HucknallBCI B
12/06/2023BCI AJThe Venue
12/06/2023The TowersAcademy Reds
19/06/2023The VenueThe Towers
19/06/2023BCI AJSpot On Hucknall
19/06/2023Academy RedsAcademy A
19/06/2023ByeCarlton Liberal Club
19/06/2023Lenton Liberal ClubBCI B
26/06/2023Carlton Liberal ClubAcademy Reds
26/06/2023Spot On HucknallLenton Liberal Club
26/06/2023Academy AThe Venue
26/06/2023BCI BBye
26/06/2023The TowersBCI AJ
03/07/2023Academy RedsBCI B
03/07/2023The VenueCarlton Liberal Club
03/07/2023ByeLenton Liberal Club
03/07/2023Spot On HucknallThe Towers
03/07/2023BCI AJAcademy A
10/07/2023The TowersAcademy A
10/07/2023Spot On HucknallBye
10/07/2023The VenueBCI B
10/07/2023Academy RedsLenton Liberal Club
10/07/2023BCI AJCarlton Liberal Club
17/07/2023ByeAcademy Reds
17/07/2023The TowersCarlton Liberal Club
17/07/2023Lenton Liberal ClubThe Venue
17/07/2023Academy ASpot On Hucknall
17/07/2023BCI BBCI AJ
24/07/2023Academy ACarlton Liberal Club
24/07/2023The VenueBye
24/07/2023The TowersBCI B
24/07/2023BCI AJLenton Liberal Club
24/07/2023Spot On HucknallAcademy Reds
31/07/2023ByeBCI AJ
31/07/2023Carlton Liberal ClubSpot On Hucknall
31/07/2023BCI BAcademy A
31/07/2023Lenton Liberal ClubThe Towers
31/07/2023Academy RedsThe Venue
07/08/2023Carlton Liberal ClubBCI B
07/08/2023BCI AJAcademy Reds
07/08/2023Academy ALenton Liberal Club
07/08/2023Spot On HucknallThe Venue
07/08/2023The TowersBye
14/08/2023Lenton Liberal ClubCarlton Liberal Club
14/08/2023ByeAcademy A
14/08/2023BCI BSpot On Hucknall
14/08/2023The VenueBCI AJ
14/08/2023Academy RedsThe Towers
21/08/2023The TowersThe Venue
21/08/2023Spot On HucknallBCI AJ
21/08/2023Academy AAcademy Reds
21/08/2023Carlton Liberal ClubBye
21/08/2023BCI BLenton Liberal Club
04/09/2023Academy RedsCarlton Liberal Club
04/09/2023Lenton Liberal ClubSpot On Hucknall
04/09/2023The VenueAcademy A
04/09/2023ByeBCI B
04/09/2023BCI AJThe Towers
11/09/2023BCI BAcademy Reds
11/09/2023Carlton Liberal ClubThe Venue
11/09/2023Lenton Liberal ClubBye
11/09/2023The TowersSpot On Hucknall
11/09/2023Academy ABCI AJ

Participating Venues

BCI Snooker Centre
Vere Street, Bulwell, NG6 8YL
Teams: “BCI B & BCI AJ”

Carlton & District Liberal Club
21 Burton Road, Carlton, NG4 3DT
Team: “Carlton Liberal Club”

Lenton Liberal Club
18 Osmaston Street, Lenton, NG7 1SD
Team: “Lenton Liberal Club”

Spot On
Vine Terrace, Hucknall, NG15 7HN
Team: “Spot On Hucknall”

Spot On Cue Sports
Davisella House, Newark Street, Sneinton, NG2 4PP
Team: “Academy A & Academy Reds”

The Towers Snooker Club
Botany Avenue, Mansfield, NG18 5NG
Team: “The Towers”

The Venue
Kirklington Road, Rainworth, Mansfield, NG21 0JY
Team: “The Venue”


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