NPO Tigwell outwits Smith to claim Newport Pool quarterfinal place


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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012


NEWPORT (Shropshire): King’s Head league player Graham Tigwell survived a scare against Trevor Smith to reach the last eight of the Danfords Motor Auction Newport Pool Open at Chetwynd End.

Smith persuaded Tigwell to play the match on the evening that the two met by chance in the pub, but Tigwell rose to the task magnificently and dropped just one frame on his way to a 3-1 win.

Stafford fishery owner Neil Dale was in fine potting form to outwit Newport’s Luke Jones in three frames at the Railway Tavern. Last year’s quarter-finalist was always in command against the youngster and duly booked his place in the last eight.

Ian Perry overcame John Williams in a scrappy encounter at Newport Legion, where neither player really mastered the pace of the table. Both missed several pots to clinch frame one and Perry eventually potted the black to go one up.

Williams redressed the balance with a nervy clearance in rack two, but Perry rode his luck better than Williams for the remaining two frames and, when Williams failed to clear with two shots to level the match in rack four, Perry was left with a simple black to finish off the job.

Telford league snooker player Darren Pountney ‘cantered’ into the last eight with a comfortable 3-1 away victory against Ross Goodchild at the King’s Head. “He had his chances but he didn’t put them away,” said Pountney.

Tigwell and Goodchild stunned Andy Lycett and Jack Jones to reach the quarterfinals of the Shakespeare Newport Doubles Open. The match went to a deciding frame after rapid-fire play from all four players and Lycett and Jones appeared to hold the upper hand until Goodchild was gifted two shots.

Rather than play a safety option, the King’s Head player attacked his remaining balls with all guns blazing and was left with a near impossible double on his final red before the black. Without a moment’s hesitation he clouted the colour across the table and into the pocket and came to rest nicely on the black for a straight pot into the corner to seal the match.

All third round singles matches must be completed before the quarterfinal draw on Tuesday, September 18th and doubles matches must be finished by September 24th. Results should be sent by text to 07831 123153.

2012 Danfords Motor Auction Newport Pool Open

3rd round results
Trevor Smith (King’s Head) lost to Graham Tigwell (King’s Head), 1-3
Luke Jones (NRBL) lost to Neil Dale (Tavern), 0-3
Ross Goodchild (King’s Head) lost to Darren Pountney (NRBL), 1-3
John Williams (NRBL) lost to Ian Perry (King’s Head), 1-3

2012 Shakespeare Newport Doubles Open

2nd round result
Ross Goodchild/Graham Tigwell beat Jack Jones/Andy Lycett, 3-2


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Date issued: 12/09/2012

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