NPO Mick Beech faces The Edge in Newport Pool Open draw



For immediate release
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009




Newport Legion’s Mick Beech against Stafford’s Will Edge is the golden tie in the second round draw for the 2009 Carling Newport Pool Open, which sees the surviving 25 players fight it out for a place at the prestigious finals’ night in October.


Other picks from the draw include defending champion Anthony Heathcote’s tie against Luke Jones and Colin Pink’s home match against Stuart Smith. The highlight of the second round draw for the Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open is the match between Pink and Mick Manning and the winner of the delayed clash between Staffordshire’s Keith Rogers/Ian Mason and Newport’s Ben Longstaff/Greg Heathcote.


All second round ties are to be played by Sunday, August 23rd.  Results should be sent by text message to 07831 123153, clearly stating the names of players and the score. 


There were several tight games and upsets in first round matches. Mick Beech, Irene Whittington, Ed Keenan, Graham Tigwell, Brendan Routledge, Luke Hayward and Keith Rogers were members of a small group who sailed through to round two quite comfortably, but John Williams was taken to a fifth rack by Nick Clewley at the King’s Head, only to benefit from a foul on the black by his opponent.


Former champion Colin Pink survived a nervy hour against Ben Longstaff, who looked to be on top in the deciding frame until he opted to clear one of his own balls away from a pocket and the decision let Pink back into the match.


Mick Collins was a clear favourite to beat Neil Perkins at the King’s Head, but he went in-off on the black in frame one and Perkins benefited from his good fortune to seal the remaining two frames in the upset of the round at Chetwynd End. Jack Jones had excellent chances to beat Stuart Smith, but he fouled on the black in the final frame and Smith sealed the win.


Irene Whittington and Lyn Woodhouse came back from two frames down to pip Jack Jones and Tom Sayce in the Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open at the Shakespeare. A reckless black pot and an in-off by Tavern landlord Ian Roberts cost Steve Morrey and himself a possible fifth frame win over James Searles and Andy Richardson.


There were straightforward doubles wins for Mick Collins/Ed Keenan, Neil Perkins/Nick Clewley and Colin Pink/Mick Manning, but Stafford league players, Will Edge and Brendan Routledge, were stunned by a 3-0 defeat at the hands of inaugural singles’ champion Paul Trevor and snooker supremo John Williams at the King’s Head.


2009 Carling Newport Singles’ Open – 1st round results


Laura Brennan (Shake) lost to Mick Beech (Legion), 1-3                 

Mick Collins (King’s Head) lost to Neil Perkins (Shake), 0-3

Gareth Thomas (Tavern) lost to Cyril Evans (Legion), W/O               

Jack Jones (Honeysuckle) lost to Stuart Smith (Legion), 2-3

Ben Longstaff (King’s Head) lost to Colin Pink (Legion), 2-3         

Tom Sayce (Honeysuckle) lost to Andy Potter (Shake), 0-3

Ed Keenan (King’s Head) beat Ross Goodchild (King’s Head), 3-1       

Ian Roberts (Tavern) lost to Keith Rogers (Junction), 1-3               

Nick Clewley (King’s Head) lost to John Williams (Legion), 2-3     

John Digby (Legion) lost to Graham Tigwell (King’s Head), 1-3       

Liam Matthews (Honeysuckle) lost to Brendan Routledge (Stafford), 1-3    

Luke Hayward (WWFC) beat Kim Rigby (Shake), 3-0     


2009 Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open – 1st round results


Hannah Evans/Hazel Ford-Lewis (Shake) lost to Mick Collins/Ed Keenan (King’s Head), 0-3

Neil Perkins/Nick Clewley (Shake) beat Dan Brennan/Laura Brennan (Shake), 3-0     

Luke Jones/Mike Jones (Honeysuckle) lost to Cyril Evans/Brian Sumner (Legion), 3-1     

Graham Tigwell/Ross Goodchild (King’s Head) lost to Colin Pink/Mick Manning (Legion), 1-3

Ian Roberts/Steve Morrey (Tavern) lost to James Searles/Andy Richardson (Tavern), 2-3     

Brendan Routledge/Will Edge (Stafford) lost to John Williams/Paul Trevor (Legion), 0-3       

Jack Jones/Tom Sayce (Honeysuckle) lost to Irene Whittington/Lyn Woodhouse (King’s Head), 2-3


2009 Carling Newport Singles’ Open – 2nd round draw

Brian Sumner (Legion) v Dan Upton (Tavern) or Brad Borritt (King’s Head)    

Neil Perkins (King’s Head) v Cyril Evans (Legion)            

Luke Jones (Honeysuckle) v Anthony Heathcote (Legion)            

Colin Pink (Legion) v Stuart Smith (Legion)  

Charlie Hayward (WWFC) v Irene Whittington (King’s Head)    

Mick Beech (Legion) v Will Edge (Stafford)              

John Williams (Legion) v Graham Tigwell (King’s Head)    

Richard Priest (Shake) v Luke Hayward (WWFC)                                  

Andy Potter (Shake) v Keith Rogers (Junction)                     



Dave Marshall (Shake), Ant Winfield (Tavern) or Bob Perry (King’s Head), Hannah Evans (Shake) or Neil Hazeley (LSC), Brendan Routledge (Stafford), Ed Keenan (King’s Head), Ben Clewes (Tavern) and Andy Richardson (Tavern) or Russ Woodhouse (Honeysuckle)


2009 Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open – 2nd round draw


Colin Pink/Mick Manning (Legion) v Ben Longstaff/Greg Heathcote (King’s Head) or Keith Rogers/Ian Mason (Junction)


John Williams/Paul Trevor (Legion) v Luke Hayward/Charlie Hayward (WWFC) or Stu Morrey/Bruce Gray (Tavern)    


John Digby/Stuart Smith (Legion) or Dave Price/Neil Hazeley (Tavern) v           Irene Whittington/Lyn Woodhouse (King’s Head)


James Searles/Andy Richardson (Tavern) v Dave Marshall/Andy Potter (Shake) or Anthony Heathcote/Andy Lycett (Legion)  



Mick Collins/Ed Keenan (King’s Head), Cyril Evans/Brian Sumner (Legion), Mick Beech/Colin Farge (Legion) and Neil Perkins/Nick Clewley (King’s Head)



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Date issued: 28/07/2009

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