NPO Impressive Woodhouse stuns Longstaff in Newport Pool Open


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Saturday, August 13th, 2011


NEWPORT (Shropshire): An in-form Russ Woodhouse stunned Ben Longstaff to reach the last 16 of the Carling Newport Pool Open. Longstaff looked to be cruising to the first frame after breaking and potting five balls, but Woodhouse hit back with some canny play and excellent snookers to somehow snatch the frame.

He gained confidence from then on and comfortably won the second frame, almost from the break. But Longstaff regrouped in rack three and had a chance to pull a frame back when he went in-off in the middle pocket and Woodhouse used his two shots to clear the table and seal the match.

Defending champion Mick Collins was in no mood to allow Cannock’s Keith Rogers any rope in what could have been a close second round match. King’s Head landlord Collins romped into a 0-2 lead and seven-balled the Junction league player off the break in rack three to complete a stunning rout in 20 minutes. “The ‘dome’ (Collins) was on fire tonight,” quipped a spectating Ed Keenan.

Lauren Heathcote was the first lady to reach the semi-finals of the Newport Women’s Open. She witnessed Woodseaves-based Vicky Winter beat her doubles partner Kim Rigby in straight frames and then stepped into the fray to play a second round match against the horse-riding star. The game went to a tiebreak frame and Heathcote prevailed to join both her brothers in the next round of their respective competitions.

Woodseaves’s Vicky Hipkins was granted victory over Hannah Evans in a first round match in the women’s competition after Evans withdrew from the tournament for personal reasons.

Results should be sent by text message to 07831 123153 with the names of both players and the score clearly stated. Second round matches must be played by Tuesday, August 30th.

2011 Carling Newport Singles’ Open

2nd round results
Keith Rogers (Cannock) lost to Mick Collins (King’s Head), 0-3
Russ Woodhouse (Tavern) beat Ben Longstaff (Tavern), 3-0

2011 Newport Women’s Open

1st round result
Kim Rigby (Shake) lost to Vicki Winter (Plough Woodseaves), 0-3

Quarter-final result
Vicki Winter (Plough Woodseaves) lost to Lauren Heathcote (Shake), 2-3


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

Facebook group: 2010-2011 Newport Pool League and Newport Pool Open




Date issued: 13/08/2011

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