Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Evans Is Clear Leader; CUE SPORTS

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Evans Is Clear Leader; CUE SPORTS

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HARTLEPOOL JUNIOR CUE SPORTS LEAGUE sponsored by Blindcraft WITH the Premier League not in action, there was a chance for the newer players to grab the headlines in Division One.

Johnathan Evans is dominating the division at the moment and is unbeaten approaching the midway point.

He defeatedDaniel Temperley 2-1 at snooker to increase his lead at the top. Lewis Winton remains in second and is looking for an instant return to the Premier League.

He was a 2-1 winner over Jack Dixon. At billiards, Winton defeated Anthony Cornelius 100-54, while Dixon beat Temperley 100-72. Evans was a 100-55 winner over Sean Hanna, and Cornelius beat Dixon 100-88 in a re-arranged match.

InDivision Two, Alex Taylor was a 3-0 winner against Paul Humble in the only snooker match. At billiards, Humble suffered a close defeat to Lewis Collins, 100-95, while Michael Campbell beat Jay Buxton 100-52.

EASB SNOOKER ANTONY Parsons is in with a great chance of reaching the professional ranks for next season after yet another superb display in the EASB Pro-Ticket ranking series.

The second of the three final stage events was held at Willie Thorne's, in Leicester, and Parsons was drawn against Sam Harvey (Haynes) in the opening round.

He made a break of 60 in the opening frame and won 5-2. Next up was Huddersfield's Kuldesh Johal. Parsons won a scrappy opener, then made a superb total clearance of 128 to take a 2-0 lead. Johal won the next two to level at the interval, but Parsons reeled off three successive frames to win 5-2. Antony started his quarter final against another former professional, Jamie O'Neill, with a break of 105, but breaks of 64 and 43 from Jamie again meant it was all square at the mid session interval.

Antony came out and made 84 to take the lead, but it ended up going to a deciding frame, and Parsons hung on to win 5-4.

His bid to win the event was ended in the semi-finals however by Newcastle's Stephen Craigie, who won 5-3. TEESSIDE BOYS BILLIARDS & SNOOKER LEAGUE sponsored by Smithfield Timber Results: North Ormesby Institute A 0, Stockton Buffs 14 (Lee Shepherd 64 snooker break); North Ormesby Institute B 9, Eston Labour 5; Old Thornaby 4, Stockton Buffs 10 TEES SNOOKER REDCAR'S Anthony Kyme made a rare appearance at the Hartlepool Pro-Am ranking event and made it count as he walked away with the pounds 150 first prize. …

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