An air of invincibility is gathering around Silktown Snooker A as they complete a 10-1 demolition of SSSC A to kick the New Year off with a bang. Andrew McKie & Adam Stevens were able to pick up a bonus point for the leaders with an 8 ball clearance in the scotch pairs. The defending champions are now 42 points clear at the top of the table with only 4 games remaining in the season. Weaver B and SSSC E are the closest chasers, both tied on 73 points.
The B League on the other hand remains wide open, with Silktown Snooker E leaping from 4th to 1st. An 8-3 victory over previous leaders Silktown Snooker C plus an 8 ball clearance from Dave Kimpton for a vital bonus point sends them flying up the table, as Nags Head A and George & Dragon D both lost 5-6. Only 2 points separate the top 3 teams in a contest which looks set to go down to the wire.
Silk Trader A cut the deficit to C League leaders George & Dragon A to 11 points with a 7-4 away win to the Lord Byron A including an 8 ball clearance for Ash Rigby, as the George & Dragon A falter with a 5-6 loss to Bruce Arms A.
Ivy Leaf A keep their noses in-front at the top of the A League, despite losing 5-2 to SSSC. Andy Warner’s 8 ball gives them a bonus point to keep them top of the league by a single point. Flower Pot B C/Rd. are chasing them hard - a 4-3 away win against Queens X keeps them in striking distance.
Silktown Snooker maintain top spot in the B League with a 5-2 win against Flower Pot X C/Rd., with a bonus point to boot from Rick Podmore’s 8 ball clearance. He now ties Lee Smith in the 8 ball competition, both having made 3 in Macc rules so far this season.
Bruce Arms A now have fresh air between them and second place in the C League as they beat Silk Trader A 6-1, with chasers Brewers Arms C losing 5-2 to the George & Dragon B.
Brewers A close the gap in the D League with a 5-2 away win to Lord Byron X as leaders Weaver A are edged out 4-3 against Broken Cross A.