NPO Former champions Heathcote and Pink safely into Newport Pool Open second round


For immediate release
Monday, July 29th, 2013


NEWPORT (Shropshire): Both former champions Colin Pink and Ant Heathcote were taken to a fifth-frame decider in their first round matches but both made it safely into the second round draw for the ninth Newport Pool Open.

Pink lost the first and third frames against Jason Taphouse at the Royal Navy Club before prevailing in the decider and Heathcote could well have sealed his match against county player Adam Bailey earlier than the fifth rack at Newport Legion.

Elsewhere, tournament debutant Ian Swinnerton made light work of beating twice former semi-finalist Russ Woodhouse and Gnosall’s Neil Holford and Telford’s Paul Lucas also progressed in straight frames against Matt Gripton and Joe Binns. Ian Perry was in fine potting form to get the better of Ben Holmes Junior and also reach the last 32.

County player Neil Pugh and partner Gary Clements saw off Dave Bristow and Andy Richardson in straight frames in the Newport Doubles Open, while Simon Walley and Neil Perkins dropped one frame against Ian Perry and Jamie James in a scrappy, long-winded match on Friday night.

Ant Heathcote teamed up with Shropshire player Darren Pountney to see off Nick and Martin Porter in three straight frames in their doubles tie and the father and son combination of Telford’s Charlie and Luke Hayward dropped just one frame on their way to victory over Gavin Davies and Adam Lilburne.

First round ties over the best of five frames must be played by Sunday, August 4th and the second round draw will take place on Monday, August 5th at the Railway Tavern at 20.00hrs.

2013 Newport Pool Open – round 1 results
Ian Swinnerton beat Russ Woodhouse, 3-0
Colin Pink beat Jason Taphouse, 3-2
Ant Heathcote beat Adam Bailey, 3-2
Juliet Gurney lost to Darren Weston, 1-3
Stu Morrey beat Bob Perry, 3-0
Keith Rogers lost to Mick Beech, 0-3
Ricky Leese beat Luke Hayward, 3-1
Adam Stone lost to Wayne Dodd, 1-3
Gavin Davies beat Ed Keenan, 3-1
Charlie Hayward beat Adam Lilburne, 3-1
Darren Pountney beat Greg Quinn, 3-0
Joe Bungleton-Binns lost to Paul Lucas, 0-3
Richard Hendy lost to Greg Heathcote, 0-3
Matthew Gripton lost to Neil Holford, 0-3
Ian Perry beat Ben Holmes Jnr., 3-1

2013 Newport Doubles Open – preliminary round 1 results
Ant Heathcote/Darren Pountney beat Nick Porter/Martin Porter, 3-0
Neil Pugh/Gary Clements beat Andy Richardson/Dave Bristow, 3-0
Ian Perry/Jamie James lost to Neil Perkins/Simon Walley, 1-3
Vicky Winter/Sarah Holland lost to Dean Smith/Adam Bailey, 0-3
Gavin Davies/Adam Lilburne lost to Luke Hayward/Charlie Hayward, 1-3

2013 Newport Women’s Open – round 1 result
Sarah Holland lost to Juliet Gurney, 0-3


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Date issued: 29/07/2013

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