NPO Mixed fortunes for Legion duo in Danfords Newport Pool Open
2012 DANFORD MOTOR AUCTIONS NEWPORT POOL OPEN
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Friday, August 10th, 2012
MIXED FORTUNES FOR LEGION DUO
IN DANFORDS NEWPORT POOL OPEN
NEWPORT (Shropshire): NRBL league duo Colin Pink and Mick Beech suffered very different fortunes in the second round of the Danfords Motor Auction Newport Pool Open.
Hinstock-based Pink cruised through into the last 16 with a 0-3 demolition of Telford’s Luke Hayward at Wrockwardine Wood Football Club, but Beech was already looking ahead to a titanic doubles clash after going down in four frames to Tibberton’s Trevor Smith at the Legion. “Fair play to Trev, he played really well. Wim just not good enough,” admitted Beech.
‘People’s champion’ Dean Smith took on Russ Woodhouse in a much-vaunted match at the Shakespeare and the Stafford player snatched the first frame from Woodhouse after a solid start. The Newport cue redressed the balance in a tight second rack when Smith left a ball ‘in-play’ down the cushion and Woodhouse looked to be on course for the last 16 when he took frame three.
But Smith was not to be denied and he levelled the match in the fourth and held his nerve in the fifth to seal an excellent clearance to confirm the unlikely win.
Former Tavern landlord and Open title sponsor Ian Roberts teamed up with Steve Morrey to beat present Tavern landlord Jon Auliffe and Cheswardine farmer Simon Walley in four racks at the Shakespeare.
Morrey and Roberts edged into the lead, only to be pegged back by their rivals in rack two. Roberts and Morrey prevailed in frame three and, when Auliffe opted to go for a clearance in the fourth rack and missed the black, Roberts stepped into the breach to seal victory after Morrey had jawed his pot.
Woodseaves’s Vicky Winter lost a five-frame thriller to the in-form King’s Head league player Lorna Phee in her second round of the Railway Tavern Newport Ladies Open and now joins Lauren Heathcote and Kim Rigby in the semi-finals, with the winner of the Laura Brennan/Irene Whittington clash yet to join them.
All second round matches must be completed by Monday, August 27th and results should be sent by text to 07831 123153.
2012 Danfords Motor Auction Newport Pool Open
2nd round results
Mick Beech (NRBL) lost to Trevor Smith (King’s Head), 1-3
Luke Hayward (WWFC) lost to Colin Pink (NRBL), 0-3
Dean Smith (Shake) beat Russ Woodhouse (Tavern), 3-2
2012 Shakespeare Newport Doubles Open
2nd round result
Ian Roberts/Steve Morrey beat Simon Walley/Jon Auliffe, 3-1
2012 Railway Tavern Newport Women’s Open
2nd round result
Vicky Winter lost to Lorna Phee, 2-3
For further information:
Neil Perkins, NDP Publicity Services, Tel: 07831 123153
Facebook group: 2011-2012 Newport Pool League and 2012 Newport Pool Open