Apr 22 2016

Bradford No 2 back in county snooker’s top flight

Captain Hanif Rafiq's side secures Division 2 title and promotion.

Captain Hanif Rafiq’s side secures Division 2 Title and promotion to top flight Division

BRADFORD No 2 came away from their Yorkshire Inter-District League match at Selby with a 3-3 draw, which was not only enough to secure the visitors promotion back to the top-flight but also give them the title.

The city second string team needed just one point to guarantee promotion, but two points would confirm them as champions, and this was achieved in the first match as a solid Peter Hamilton display gave him a 74-38, 70-30 victory against Harry Hall.

Boover Singh couldn’t get into his stride and went down 63-27 and 58-28 to J Barker, while captain Hanif Rafiq made a 59 clearance in winning 81-21, but opponent Darren Hawkins had the final say of a great season for Bradford with a 64-42 victory.

Bradford No 2, who are more than capable of challenging at the top end of the table, will be hoping for better fortune than the last time they were among the elite, and will be seeking a good early start.

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Apr 13 2016

Brothers are foes in Bradford semi-final

Mark Slater faces Wayne Cooper in the semi-finals of the Bradford Snooker Championship – a repeat of last year's final, which nine-times winner Cooper took 4-1

Mark Slater faces Wayne Cooper in the semi-finals of the Bradford Snooker Championship – a repeat of last year’s final, which nine-times winner Cooper took 4-1

THE draws for the Bradford Snooker Championships were made last week at the final of the South Bradford League snooker singles, and champion Jason Murgatroyd assisted with the draw.

Nine-time winner and holder Wayne Cooper (Undercliffe Cricket Club) was paired against Clayton Liberals’ Mark Slater in a repeat of last season’s final, which Cooper won 4-1.

In the other semi-final, brothers Gareth (Eccleshill Vic Cons) and Anthony (Harold Club) Green will face each other, with Gareth aiming to win his fifth title while Anthony is seeking his first, having been runner-up two years ago. These matches will both be played on Saturday, April 23 (7.45pm) at Great Horton Conservative Club.

In the pairs, the Green brothers, who were defending champions, were edged out 3-2 in their quarter-final by Undercliffe Cricket Club duo Josh Walker and Russell Morgan, who now face clubmates Cooper and Kevin Firth. Semi-finalists last season, John and Chris Wellham (Windhill Cons) aim to go at least one better when they face Eccleshill Vic Cons’ Lewis Walsh and Howard Mawson.

Dates for these matches have yet to be finalised.

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Apr 06 2016

Bradford teams closing in on Yorkshire glory

Four-time Bradford snooker champion Gareth Green was in fine form for both himself and his city

Four-time Bradford snooker champion Gareth Green was in fine form for both himself and his city

BRADFORD No 1 secured a 5-1 victory at Huddersfield to stay top of Division One of the Yorkshire Inter-District Snooker League with only two matches remaining.

Wayne Cooper opened with a 74-31 victory for the visitors, but Yorkshire handicap champion Rob Armitage pulled a frame back, making a break of 33 in a 56-48 win.

Kevin Firth edged his first frame 69-22 against James Moss, and followed up with a 78-7 success, which included a break of 54.

Huddersfield’s Jack Ellis Pownell made a break of 37 early in his frame, but Lewis Walsh won 66-39, completing the fine result with a final-frame 52-22 victory.

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Mar 30 2016

South Bradford Games Knockout Update

SOUTHLGE

 

Hi Guys

Just a Knockout Update.

 

 

  • Team Snooker Semi-Finals:  1st Leg Tuesday 5th April / 2nd Leg Tuesday 12th April

Clayton Rugby A versus Clayton Libs A

Fields S&S A versus Fields S&S B

  • Individual Snooker Final: Wednesday 6th April at Fields S&S Club:  8pm Start best of 5 frames

Gareth Green (Clayton Rugby Club) versus Jason Murgatroyd (Clayton Libs A)

REMEMBER TONIGHT: Pairs Dominoes Knockout at Great Horton PC CC – registration closes 7.45pm

Cheers

Paul

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Mar 23 2016

Bradford teams back on track

Wayne Cooper made a superb 109 break on his way to victory for Bradford No 1

Wayne Cooper made a superb 109 break on his way to victory for Bradford No 1

BRADFORD’S two snooker sides returned to winning ways in style in the Yorkshire Inter-District League.

Defending champions Bradford No 1 saw off Sheffield No 3 5-1 at Undercliffe Cricket Club and lead the Division One table by two points from Leeds No 1, with third-placed Sheffield No 1 five points adrift.

Bradford have a game in hand on Leeds, while Sheffield No 1 have a game in hand over Bradford.

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Mar 23 2016

Exhibiton & Challenge Match at Hanging Heaton C.C

SnookerHanging Heaton Cricket Club lately have been enjoying some fantastic snooker evenings at their popular club, and their latest snooker bonanza is a real cracker

An evening not to be missed with two very popular names.

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Mar 22 2016

**IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE** Yorkshire Snooker Pairs 2016

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Due to a number of clashes at NSC the ybsa committee have had no option but to move back the Yorkshire Snooker Pairs, originally set for 24th April and now the pairs will be on Sunday 8th May.

Please share this important information with friends

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Remember this is a PAY ON THE DAY event and its £15 per pair

Register before 9:45am draw at 10,00am

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Mar 17 2016

South Bradford Games League Weekly Update

SOUTHLGEHi Guys

Herewith the updates for this week and obviously the final league tables. I would like to congratulate all winners and runners up, and also thank all teams and players who have taken part this season.

Could I ask that we try and support all our Knockout Finals over the coming weeks and also ask for more entries into the Domino Knockout on Wednesday 30th March at Great Horton Park Chapel CC. Registration open until 7.45pm.

Thanks

Paul

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Mar 16 2016

Right on Cue: Saying goodbye to gentleman Gordon

Gordon Craven will always be a Bradford Legend.

Gordon Craven will always be a Bradford Legend.

THE funeral of Gordon Craven, the only player to have won a Bradford snooker title in four different decades, will be held at Scholemoor Crematorium on Monday (11.30am).

The 88-year-old, a legend of the amateur Bradford snooker scene over the last 50 years, died after a lengthy illness.

He won the Bradford snooker singles crown in 1967, 1973 and 1983 and added the Bradford Snooker Pairs Championship with Chris Firth in 1991.

Best remembered for playing many years at Horton Grange WMC and Great Horton WMC, Craven represented Bradford at county level as well.

He also played at Great Horton Conservative Club well into his 70s, even managing a clean sweep of five trophies in one particularly memorable season in the Bradford Conservative League.

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Mar 15 2016

South Bradford Games League Weekly Update

SOUTHLGE

Hi Guys

Sorry for the late update HERE but I didn’t receive the Clayton Libs B versus Great Horton Cons B scoresheet last week (still not received it) so I didn’t send the update on Thursday/Friday. Then over the weekend forgot I hadn’t sent one, so here you go, with 1 x snooker result missing from the above 2 teams scores.

Any problems please give me a shout

Cheers

Paul

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Mar 10 2016

South Bradford Games League Semi-Finals DRAWS

SOUTHLGEHi Guys

Herewith the semi-final draws which were made at Clayton Cons last night. Please note the Billiards LOW Handicap competition is down to 3 players and will be played on a round-robin basis on Billiards Finals night.

Thanks

Paul

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Mar 10 2016

Holder Cooper bows out as Farmer and Walsh progress

champHOLDER Wayne Cooper failed to make it through the qualifying stages of the Yorkshire Snooker Championship at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

However, two players from Bradford did advance to the quarter-finals – Cooper’s representative team-mate Lewis Walsh and surprise package Daniel Farmer.

Cooper was knocked out 3-1 by Castleford opponent Mikey Tomlinson in the last 16, while Walsh had a nail-biting 3-2 victory against Josh Walker.

Farmer, who plays for Haworth Cons in the Conservative League, fully deserved his place after wins against Joe Markie (3-1), Neil Connor (3-0) and Paul Lawson 3-2.

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