NPO Ian Roberts hits cruise control in Carling Newport Pool Open



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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010





NEWPORT (Shropshire): The Railway Tavern’s Ian Roberts maintained a 100% winning start to his challenge for honours in the 2010 Carling Newport Pool Open and the Worthington’s Newport Pool Doubles Open.


The LSC league player disposed of the New Inn’s Richard Talbot within 25 minutes to sail through to the last 18 of the singles’ competition, but he and Steve Morrey dropped the first frame in a 3-1 victory over Neil Haseley and Dave Price in the doubles.


Price was the first player to lose his first round singles match as well. LSC’s league captain blithered his way through three hazy frames against former champion, Antony Heathcote, but he never looked likely to upset last year’s beaten finalist.


Stafford’s Brendan Ruttledge and Will Edge began their challenge for doubles honours with a 3-1 win over Mike and Luke Jones in the preliminary round, but the shock of the early matches was an excellent 3-2 victory for Telford’s Luke and Charlie Hayward against the hotly-tipped King’s Head duo, Mick Collins and Ed Keenan.


Luke Hayward also strolled through to the second round of the singles competition with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Shakespeare’s Richard Young.


Snooker stalwart John Williams surged into a 2-0 lead over young Ross Richards-Jones, only for the plucky youngster to level the match on his tournament debut. A fluked black eventually put Williams into the second round draw in a nervy fifth frame.


Mick Collins defeated Telford’s Chris Nolan, 3-1, and Hannah Evans became the first female player into the second round draw in the Fusion Hair and Beauty Newport Women’s Open. Evans beat Tasha Pugh 3-1 to move into the business end of the inaugural ladies’ competition.


Players are requested to leave all unpaid tournament entry fees in a clearly marked envelope at the Railway Tavern as soon as possible.


2010 Carling Newport Singles’ Open


1st round results

Ross Richards-Jones (Shake) v John Williams, 2-3 Chris Nolan (WWFC) v Mick Collins, 1-3 Ian Roberts (Railway) v Richard Talbot, 3-0                        Dave Price (LSC) v Antony Heathcote, 0-3 Richard Young (Shake) v Luke Hayward, 0-3


2010 Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open


Preliminary round result

Brendan Ruttledge/Will Edge (Railway) v Mike Jones/Luke Jones, 3-1


1st Round result

Ian Roberts/Steve Morrey (Railway) v Dave Price/Neil Haseley, 3-1


2010 Fusion Hair & Beauty Newport Women’s Open


1st round result

Hannah Evans (Shake) v Natasha Pugh, 3-1


All first round ties to be played by Tuesday, August 3rd.  Results should be sent by text message to 07831 123153, clearly stating the names of players and the score.  



For further information:
Neil Perkins, NDP Publicity Services, Tel: 07831 123153



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Date issued: 20/07/2010

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