NPO Manning and Allen stun Pink and Trevor in Newport doubles


For immediate release
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012


NEWPORT (Shropshire): Market Drayton’s Mick Manning and George Allen stunned Hinstock’s Colin Pink and Newport’s Paul Trevor in a one-sided encounter for a quarterfinal place in the Shakespeare Newport Pool Doubles Open.

Manning and Pink, the twice defending champions, split this season and teamed up with different partners, and there was always going to be one loser when the pair were drawn against each other in round two.

Pink missed a pot to set up an eight-ball clearance in frame one and Allen stepped into the breach to clear the table to make it 1-0 to the Drayton cues. Thirty minutes of safety ensued in frame two before Allen again seized an opportunity to clear the table and make it 2-0.

When Trevor played a poor safety shot in rack three rather than take on a possible pot, the in-form Allen was at it again to wrap up the match and send the new competition favourites into the last eight. “We let them win the toss at the start, but that’s the only time we were prepared to give them anything,” said Allen.

Telford league snooker player Darren Pountney took on NRBL league pool player Wayne Dodd in a relished clash in the Danfords Motor Auction Newport Pool Open at Newport Legion. Each frame was tense to say the least, but Pountney took no prisoners and played the better safety game to seal the match in three frames.

Newport’s Ian Perry dropped one frame in a four-frame victory over Ben Holmes at the Shakespeare and King’s Head league player Graham Tigwell disposed of Nigel Sandbrook, 3-1, at the Wheatsheaf in another tense encounter.

Newport’s Paul Skitt and Al Harvey raced into a 2-0 lead over Stafford’s Will Edge and Dean Smith in their last 16 doubles encounter, but Smith and Edge dug in to win the next two frames and booked a quarterfinal place in the deciding frame.

Luke and Mike Jones booked their place in the last eight of the doubles competition with a 3-0 victory over Lauren Heathcote and Kim Rigby at the Shakespeare.

All second round matches must be completed by Bank Holiday Monday and results should be sent by text to 07831 123153. The draw for round three will take place at the Railway Tavern at 20.o0hrs on Tuesday, August 28th.

2012 Danfords Motor Auction Newport Pool Open

2nd round results
Ben Holmes (Shake) lost to Ian Perry (King’s Head), 1-3
Darren Pountney (NRBL) beat Wayne Dodd (NRBL), 3-0

2012 Shakespeare Newport Doubles Open

2nd round results
Dean Smith/Will Edge beat Paul Skitt/Al Harvey, 3-2

Paul Trevor/Colin Pink lost to Mick Manning/George Allen, 0-3

Kim Rigby/Lauren Heathcote lost to Luke Jones/Mike Jones, 0-3


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

Facebook group: 2011-2012 Newport Pool League and 2012 Newport Pool Open





Date issued: 22/08/2012

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