English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : November 2001

The Amateur Billiard Player : November 2001

EASTERN COUNTIES

Norfolk Junior Handicap

There was a record of 22 entries for this year’s Norfolk Junior Handicap
which was won by eighteen-year-old Darren Noble at the Woodside
Snooker Club, who were sponsors of the event. Noble had defeated 14
year old James Roberts (Norwich) 125-12 in the semi-finals, making
breaks of 59 and 34. In the other semi-final Jamie Edwards, also a 14
year-old from Norwich, defeated the holder, Gavin Lewis by 125-80.
Noble demonstrated his greater experience in the final to win 125-88 in
front of a good crowd. Nathan Mann (New Costessey) took the Plate
by defeating Scunthorpe’s Calvin Daws. Thanks go to referee’s Peter
Cooper and Clive Scott who officiated throughout the event.

Nar Valley Boys´ League

The under-13 knock-out championship attracted thirteen competitors
with the youngest just 8 years old. The winner was 10 year-old Bruce
Welham who defeated Jacob Moriaty (Castle Acre) 83-66 in the 30-
minute final. In the semi-finals Welham had defeated Robert Crisp
(Narborough) 53-48, while Moriaty had beaten Rickie Easter (West
Acre) 66-49.

The under-19 Championship had just six entries, from which Darren
Noble (Narborough) emerged triumphant. He narrowly defeated Julian
Zalums 122-113 in the final round. The semi-finals had seen Noble
come through another close match against Julian´s brother, Leon Zalums
who he defeated 113-100. Julian Zalums had reached the final with an
even narrower win over Adrian Hubbard (Swaffham) 119-117 in his
semi-final.

Eastern Counties Billiards League

After three matches, Mid-Norfolk have established a one-point lead
over Norwich “A” at the top of Division One. Phillip Welham has been
in good form at this early stage in the season, having produced two
century breaks with a best of 133. Fos Wilson is the only other player
to record a century so far, with a run of 108.

In the second division, Spalding have a one point advantage over
Huntingdon 147, in what looks like being a very strong and competitive
division. Spalding’s Mick Johnson and Arthur Reeve have been
particularly impressive, with Johnson making the only century so far
with exactly 100.

Billiards Marathon

The annual West Acre billiards marathon took place over a two day
period and raised a total of £605 for the new village hall. When complete,
this will provide a new two-table venue for the West Acre billiards
club. The 26 players involved in the marathon ranged in ages from 8 to
68.


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