Joy of six for Bradford billiards champion Hirst

Mark Hirst and Paul Devitt

Mark Hirst and Paul Devitt

Mark Hirst became Bradford billiards champion for the sixth time when he retained his title at Clayton Liberal Club, beating Paul Devitt 526-289 in the final.

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Second time lucky for champion Wellham

Bradford Champion 2014 John Wellham

Bradford Champion 2014
John Wellham

John Wellham put the disappointment of defeat in last year’s final firmly in the locker to lift the Bradford Snooker Championship singles trophy for the first time.

The Allerton Conservative Club player won a hard-fought match against Harold Club opponent Anthony Green 4-2 at Great Horton Conservative Club.

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Last year’s runner-up Wellham takes on first-timer Green in Bradford Snooker Championship final

The Bradford Snooker Championship final takes place on Saturday at Great Horton Conservative Club (7.45pm), with Allerton Cons’ John Wellham taking on Anthony Green from the Harold Club.

Gareth & Anthony Green

Anthony Green (right) with brother Gareth

Anthony’s brother Gareth has dominated the Bradford Championships for the past four seasons, beating Wellham in last years’ final, but Wellham gained revenge in round two this season to knock out the four-time champion and is hoping to add his name to the famous trophy for the first time.

In contrast, this is Green’s first season playing in the Championships and, despite having won the Bradford Pairs with his brother twice in the last two years, he has never entered the singles before.

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Bradford Snooker Handicap Draw – Round one

snkerThe draw for the first round of the new bradford handicap event is now available for viewing or download

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Bradford crowned champions with clean sweep

Bradford No2 secure div2 title

Bradford No2 secure div2 title

Bradford No 2 took the Yorkshire Inter District League Division Two title in fine style with a 6-0 whitewash of Castleford No 3 at Cue Gardens.

Gareth Green started the ball rolling, a 37 in the first and an 85 break in the second putting the home side two up, before Boover Singh won the third frame to guarantee promotion and added the next, which secured top spot. Captain Hanif Rafiq had little to play for but still won both frames to ensure an emphatic end to the season.

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