NPO Cruel Sumner for Beech as Heathcote sees Pink


For immediate release
Monday, August 24th, 2010


NEWPORT (Shropshire): Whitchurch’s Brian Sumner and Hinstock’s Colin Pink booked their places in the quarter-finals of the 2010 Carling Newport Pool Open with hard-earned wins over Mick Beech and Antony Heathcote in Newport.

Sumner ceded the first frame to the outspoken Beech and snatched a scrappy second rack, but he missed a straightforward pot in frame three to take the lead and Beech found himself within sight of the finishing line.

Beech potted the white in frame four and Sumner held his nerve to clear the table and force the match into the dreaded tie-break frame. The decider was nip and tuck, but Sumner benefited from a kick on the cue ball to seal his place in the last eight.

Heathcote left the NRBL the following evening with his tail between his legs after falling to Pink in four frames. The two former Newport Open champions shared the first two racks and Heathcote opted for safety instead of a possible clearance in frame four. He left the safety shot short and Pink held his nerve to take a 2-1 lead.

Missed pots were a feature of a scrappy fourth frame, but Heathcote jawed one too many pots and Pink seized the opportunity to book his place in the quarterfinals.

Kim Rigby gave a good account of herself in her match against Luke Hayward at Wrockwardine Wood Football Club. The Shakespeare ladies’ team player claimed one frame, but the ever-improving Telford youngster was too hot to handle and won the match in four frames.

Hayward, partnered by his father Charlie, also booked his place in the semi-final of the Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open. Newport’s Lyn Woodhouse and Irene Whittington managed to snatch one frame, but the Telford duo held on to join Colin Pink and Mick Manning in the semi-final line-up.

All third round fixtures must be played by Wednesday, September 15th.

2010 Carling Newport Singles’ Open

3rd round results
Brian Sumner (NRBL) v Mick Beech, 3-2
Luke Hayward (WWFC) v Kim Rigby, 3-1
Antony Heathcote (NRBL) v Colin Pink, 1-3

2010 Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open

Quarter-final result
Lyn Woodhouse/Irene Whittington (King’s Head) v Luke Hayward/Charlie Hayward, 1-3

Results should be sent by text message to 07831 123153, clearly stating the names of players and the score.


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Date issued: 24/08/2010

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