Number Nine B crowned Champions of the Exmouth Snooker League
PUBLISHED: 23:20 18 April 2011
Number Nine B duly clinched the Exmouth Snooker League Championship by winning at the Police Social Club A in their penultimate match of the season.
It was a tense affair, however, as George Webster 66-52 put the home team ahead before Chris Sharland played a measured frame to level at 63-25.
Mike Page won frame three 67-33 for the champions elect, then saw his team pegged back a second time by David Binmore 44-32.
But, in a nervy final frame decider, it was Dennis Robb who captured the crucial point (54-25) for the title.
In their final match they were able to relax, but, perhaps too much as they lost to the Police C and John Parrott 45-12, John Evens 67-48, Mervyn Long 43-41 and Ray Sturman 50-37. This 8th, win for the Police C brought them up to 5th, in the table.
East Budleigh A are confirmed runners-up as they completed their season with a 4-1 win at the Number Nine A. Mark Auton 95-78, Peter Wide 86-68, Chris Dabrowiecki 68-54 and Kevin Parker w/o did enough to seal second place from third place Police A.
Police A completed their season on a high note with George Webster 81-40, David Binmore 50-30, Mick Jordan 76-41 and Pete Abrahams 52-48 four frames to the good over Neil Chudley’s opener 82-59 for the Number Nine A.
Otterton A finish 6th, after Michael Dabrowiecki 53-37, Clive Parnell 62-38 and Gary Parnell 49-16 overturned the lead of Steve Vittles 68-56 and Eric Brant at Topsham Conservative.
Topsham marked their return to the League with a creditable 4th, place. Nick Fenner 70-30, Steve Vittles 75-20, Eric Brant 88-32 and Julian Fewings w/o beat the Number Nine Cranford.
With no fifth player available, Number Nine Cranford took the Wooden Spoon.
After the closure of the Cranford Club’s snooker room mid season, they re-located to the Number Nine Club and their final league position, just about sums up their plight.
The League also lost tables at the Conservative Club following fire damage there. But, the remaining nine teams playing, enjoyed a close run season to the final frame.
PLD WON PTS
Number Nine B 16 11 48
East Budleigh A 16 9 46
Police S.C.A 16 10 44
Topsham Cons 16 9 40
Police S C C 16 8 38
Otterton A 16 7 37
Police S C B 16 6 36
Number Nine A 16 5 36
Number Nine Cranford 16 7 35
Highest Break – Kev Parker - 46