Paul Davey flying Bradford flag in Yorkshire Snooker Handicap semi-finals

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Bradford potter Undercliffe Cricket Clubs Paul Davey in action

Paul Davey was the surprise package at the Yorkshire Snooker Handicap qualifiers hosted by Cue Gardens.

The Bradford cueman played consistently well throughout the day in his home city to earn a place in the semi-finals to be played on Sunday, December 15th at 10:30am at Cue Gardens

There were several Bradford-based players in the competition but it will be Davey flying the flag for the district.

He scored impressive wins against Oliver Mulcahy of Batley (2-0), Michael Whaley (Huddersfield, 3-1) and Colin Hawkins (Huddersfield, 3-2), before seeing off Lee Roper of Castleford 3-0 in the quarter-finals.

Davey’s last-four opponent will be Chris Hall, who made the highest break of the day with a 92.

The other tie sees Conrad Norcliffe (Huddersfield) taking on Craig Murkin (Castleford) for a place in the final, to be played on the same day.

* Bradford’s teams are in action this weekend in the Yorkshire Inter-District League.

Division One defending champions Bradford No 1 host Harrogate at Undercliffe Cricket Club in the Yorkshire Snooker League on Sunday at a earlier start of  (7.15pm).

And Bradford No 2 take on Huddersfield in Division Two at Bullroyd Social Club (7.30pm).

Meanwhile, Stephen Kershaw’s billiards side travel to tackle defending champions Leeds at the Northern Snooker Centre on Saturday (7.30pm).

* Second legs of the Hey’s Trophy preliminary round are being played tomorrow night and winning captains should get their result to organiser Eddie Ratcliffe as soon as possible.

The matches are Laisterdyke WMC A against Harold Club A and UpperBolton Cons A versus Northcote Cons.

Right on Cue

By Richard Bakes

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