Jon cracks top-seed for win
SnookerThe latest Blue Star Skips Suffolk Snooker tournament took place in Beccles over last weekend, with Bury St Edmunds Jon Wright recording his first County tournament victory.
The latest Blue Star Skips Suffolk Snooker tournament took place in Beccles over last weekend, with Bury St Edmunds Jon Wright recording his first County tournament victory.
In the final Wright overcame number one seed Phil Mumford (Sudbury) with a comprehensive 3-0 win, having earlier scraped through his semi-final against Jamie Tompkins (Ipswich) on the final black of the deciding frame.
The other semi-final was also a close fought affair, with Mumford recovering from 2-0 behind against Shane Williams (Ipswich) to run out the winner 3-2.
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Williams had already taken care of two top seeds on his way to the semis, with victories over Newmarket compatriots Micky Cushion and Stevie Kerr.
Other early casualties included Jason Watkiss (Leiston) who lost to Wright, plus Steve Springham (Bury) and John Davis (Newmarket) who were both defeated by Tompkins.
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This is the first time a County tournament has been played at Beccles, and the tournament attracted a total of 13 new faces, including 5 from Beccles itself.
Of these players, club manager Michael Brook fared best in the main competition, narrowly losing in the last 16 to Stevie Kerr by 3 frames to 2.
The best local performance however came from Kevin Laws, who won the plate competition with a 2-1 win over Marc Baillis (Ipswich) in the final.
Biggest mover on the County ranking list is Shane Williams, who climbs 15 places to 9th, whilst Jon Wright has re established himself amongst the top 6 at no 4.
Jamie Tompkins does likewise with a move up from 13th to 6th, and Kevin Laws debuts at 30th by virtue of his victory in the plate competition.
* The next snooker ranking tournament takes place at Felixstowe Snooker Club on Sunday 19th November whilst the next billiards tournament is at Bury Pot Black Club on Saturday 7th October.