NPO Cool hand Luke Jones reaches last 16 of Carling Newport Pool Open
2011 CARLING NEWPORT POOL OPEN
For immediate release
Tuesday, August 29th, 2011
COOL HAND LUKE DEFEATS JACK JONES IN NEWPORT OPEN
NEWPORT (Shropshire): ‘Cool hand’ Luke Jones defeated his Wheatsheaf league team mate Jack Jones to complete the line-up for the last 16 of the Carling Newport Pool Open competition. But the week’s drama revolved around a couple of matches in the Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open.
Mick Beech and Ant Heathcote were strongly fancied to stroll through their last 16 encounter against Nigel Sandbrook and Mark Hodskinson at NRBL last Sunday. But the Wheatsheaf duo had other ideas. The home side moved into a 1-0 lead, but were pegged back by some dogged play by the Chetwynd Aston pair, who stunned their rivals by taking the next two frames. Beech and Heathcote hit back to level the match and Beech held his nerve in the decider to ensure that his chance of a piece of silverware remained intact.
The match between Andy Potter/Dave Marshall and Will Dorsett/Andy Miles also went to a tiebreak frame. Miles raced out of the blocks to pot six balls in frame one, but was unable to pot the black and the Shakespeare duo somehow clawed their way back into the frame to take the lead. Potter and Marshall made it 2-0 soon afterwards and Miles and Dorsett were up against it.
Miles managed a superb clearance in frame three to keep the LSC duo’s hopes alive and he went even better in the fourth frame to clear all eight balls in one visit after Potter had broke off and potted nothing. Marshall broke in the decider and potted nothing and Miles downed four reds, but left himself snookered behind the black. After a period of close play, Potter managed to pot his final yellow and left a simple black to seal the tense match for the Lilleshall cricketing duo.
Sam Stewart-Frost stunned Laura Brennan in three straight frames to progress to the semi-finals of the Newport Women’s Open and Lorna McPhee also booked her place in the last four with a 3-1 win over Lucy Hennessey at the King’s Head. The pair join Lauren Heathcote and the winner of the Irene Whittington/Vicky Hipkins clash in the semi-finals.
Results should be sent by text message to 07831 123153 with the names of both players and the score clearly stated. All third round matches should be played by Tuesday, September 27th.
2011 Carling Newport Singles’ Open
2nd round result
Luke Jones (Wheatsheaf) beat Jack Jones (Wheatsheaf), 3-1
3rd round draw
Irene Whittington (King’s Head) v Bob Perry (King’s Head)
Antony Heathcote (Tavern) v Mick Collins (King’s Head)
Ed Keenan (King’s Head) v Colin Pink (Hinstock)
Luke Jones (Wheatsheaf) v Neil Dale (Stafford)
Dave Marshall (Shake) v Will Edge (Stafford)
Greg Heathcote (Tavern) v Wayne Dodd (Sutherland Arms)
Neil Perkins (Tavern) v Ben Holmes (Shake)
Russ Woodhouse (Tavern) v Ian Perry (King’s Head)
2011 Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open
2nd round results
Mick Beech/Ant Heathcote (NRBL) beat Nigel Sandbrook/Mark Hodskinson (Sheaf), 3-2
Andy Potter/Dave Marshall (Shake) beat Andy Miles/Will Dorsett (Tavern), 3-2
Tom Fisken/Warren Lewis (Sutherland Arms) or Wayne Dodd/Matt Mansell (Sutherland Arms) v Tom Sayce/Liam Matthews (Wheatsheaf) or Ross Goodchild/Graham Tigwell (King’s Head)
Ian Roberts/Steve Morrey (Tavern) or Mick Collins/Ed Keenan (King’s Head) v Mick Manning/Colin Pink (Market Drayton) v
Mick Beech/Ant Heathcote (NRBL) v Chris Broomfield/Will Edge (Stafford)
Andy Potter/Dave Marshall (Shake) v Irene Whittington/Phil Emery (King’s Head) or Mike Jones/Luke Jones (Wheatsheaf)
2011 Newport Women’s Open
Laura Brennan (Shake) lost to Sam Frost (Shake), 0-3
Lucy Hennessey (King’s Head) lost to Lorna McPhee (King’s Head), 1-3
Lauren Heathcote (Shake) v Sam Frost (Shake)
Irene Whittington (King’s Head) or Vicki Hipkins (Plough Woodseaves) v Lorna McPhee (King’s Head)
For further information:
Neil Perkins, NDP Publicity Services, Tel: 07831 123153
Facebook group: 2010-2011 Newport Pool League and Newport Pool Open