English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : February 2000

The Amateur Billiard Player : February 2000

Teesside Round-up

Cleveland Billiards & Snooker League

The Cleveland Billiards League, which is run over the Summer months,
has now been completed, with the team from the East Cleveland village
of Carlin How emerging as winners. The League is one of the oldest in
the country having been established in 1896. Historically, Carlin How
have always been strongly connected with the Billiard League, but this
was the first time in several years that they had been represented. Their
last league championship was 17 years ago.

Saltburn Conservative Club pulled of a shock win in the final of the
England Cup Team Billiards by defeating the highly regarded Redcar
WMC team. Ian Walton took the first game 200-108 against Richard
Beckham and John McCabe sealed a 2-0 victory with a win over Gary
Beckett 200-91.

Redcar & District League

Lee Lagan (North Ormesby Institute) turned in one of the best
performances ever seen in the Redcar League, when playing off a
handicap of -100, he ran in a break of 213. His opponent, playing from
+50, could only contribute six points as Lagan completed his victory
200-56.

Teesside Boys Billiards League

The League was saddened by the news that one of their most talented
players, Previn Shukle, had died from cancer at the age of just 20
years. Previn, who represented the Elm Tree club in the League, reached
the final of the British under-16 Championships in 1994
Elm Tree Challenge

A special billiards challenge match was held at the Elm Tree Club
between members of their Junior and Senior teams. The Juniors are
currently Champions of the Boys’ Billiards League and the senior team
includes National CIU Champion Tony Mackinder. With the seniors
conceding 40 points in the 30 minute matches they started well, winning
the first two games, but then the Juniors struck back to take the next
three. This included a fine 43 point victory for Martin Shutt over Tony
Mackinder. Both sides included “ringers” for the final game, Peter
Gilchrist appearing for the Seniors, and Chris Shutt for the Junior team.
Gilchrist made breaks of 82 and 100 to lead 220-15 with 13 minutes
left. Chris then made a break of 76, but when he broke down Peter
played out time with an exhibition of various trick shots, which
entertained a capacity crowd of around 120 people. The event was a
huge success and may well become an annual event at the club. Full
results (Seniors first) : Steve Best 180, Glen Blythman 119; Brian
Durham 121, Scott Casey 118; Mark Graham 119, Jeff Henderson
136; Peter Jennings 107, Billy Bousfield 113; Tony Mackinder 123,
Martin Shutt 166; Peter Gilchrist 307, Chris Shutt 91.


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