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23 Jan 2019**THE PASSING OF A LEEDS LEGEND**

It is with sadness and regret that we have to report the sad death of Denis Watson last night.
More details of his playing career and personal circumstances will appear in due course.

20 Jan 2019**Len Lee Pairs - 3rd Round Draw**

The draw for the 3rd round of the Len Lee Pairs is now live, please see competition tab for more details.

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd March

20 Jan 2019** HANDICAP REVIEW **

This weeks handicap review is now complete please click on handicaps from the drop down menu to view.

New handicaps come into force from Monday 21st January.

19 Jan 2019##Lewis Harper and Liam Pullen reach U16 Final ##

There were 16 entries for this year's U16 qualifying event.
With several of the players now reaching 100 break level, this year's competition was hard to call. The first round saw wins for Dylan Myers, Lewis Harper,Samuel Lee Stevens, Stan Moody, Riley Fisher, Yorkshire U16 Champion Isa Ishtiaq, Bailey Fisher and Liam Pullen.
In the quarterfinals Lewis Harper defeated Dylan Myers 2-0, Stanley Moody came through a tight match to win 2-1 against Samuel Lee Stevens, Liam Pullen beat Bailey Fisher, and Bailey's twin Riley had a great win over Isa Ishtiaq.
In the semi-finals Liam Pullen beat Riley Fisher 2-0 and Lewis Harper squeezed past Stanley Moody 2-1.
The Final will take place on Monday 11th March at 6:30.

13 Jan 2019##Dylan Myers and Adam Rennison shine in Leeds Pairs Qualifying##

There were 17 entries for this year's Leeds Pairs competition. At the last minute New Wortley youngster Dylan Myers, who had been let down by his partner, was given a chance to pair up with Harehills Labour's Adam Rennison who had come along to support his club colleagues, and the youthful pairing took full advantage of the opportunity by reaching April's final where they will meet pre-tournament favourites Jonathan Bagley and Dan Womersley.
The favourites saw off Mohammed Ishtiaq and son Isa in the first round, Isa coming into the tournament on the back of a win in the Yorkshire U16 competition the day before. In the quarterfinals, Bagley and Womersley looked to be on their way out as they trailed Ryan Walton and Tommy Doherty by 40 points with only a couple of reds left in the decider. They rode their luck however and a fine pot on the pink followed by a pressure black from Womersley saw them home. They then defeated Stephen Broadhead and Chris Hart 3-0 to reach the final, the key moment in the match was when they won the second frame after needing a snooker on pink and black.
In the other half of the draw Myers and Rennison started with a tight win over Belle Isles Paul Whitaker and Paul Gannon, before overcoming Lewis Harper and Shannon Metcalf 3-2 in the quarters.
In the semi they faced the experienced Gildersome duo of Danny Byrne and Michael Gaughan. In a match played in excellent spirit, they found themselves 2-1 down and 30 behind but undeterred Myers clawed them back into the frame before an excellent 30odd clearance by Rennison saw them level at 2-2. The decider followed the same pattern, the Gildersome duo taking the lead before being pegged back by Myers, with Rennison stepping up to calmly clear the colours to take frame and match. Further proof if any were needed, that the future of snooker in Leeds is in safe hands.
The final takes place at the NSC on Monday 15th April and is sure to be well supported as the young duo attempt to upset the odds one more time.

13 Jan 2019** HANDICAP REVIEW **

The first handicap review of the new year is now complete.

Please click on handicas from the drop down menu to view new handicaps come into force from Monday 14th January.

07 Jan 2019##Leeds Pairs Reminder##

Closing date for entries to this weekend's Leeds pair's qualifying day is this Wednesday -9th January.

Entries so far-

Mark Ball/Mick Jensen
Ant Sumner/Mick Calvert
Parlour/Dean
Conboy/Campey
Hirst/Binns
Walton/Doherty
Dave Boyes/Lewis Gillen
Paterson/Bluff
Mulcahy/Magee
Raper/Massey
Daniel Boyes/Stan Moody
Broadhead/Hart
Byrne/Gaughan
James Ball/Shaun Dewendy
Womersley/Bagley
A Houlker/S Dobson
Sam Stevens/Lewis Harper
Paul Whitaker/Paul Gannon
J Gillen/D Myers

07 Jan 2019##Leeds Singles now open for entry##

The Leeds Snooker Singles championship is now open for entry. Qualifying days are Sunday Feb 10th and Sunday Feb 24th.
Entries to Paul Marlow on email at pau1marl0w@yahoo.co.uk or via the link on the committee webpage, or via text to 07540 539082.

When entering please state if you are unable to play on either of the dates.

Entry is free.

Players must be registered with the LBSO and must reside in the Leeds area unless they have played at least one league match.

Closing date for entry is Sunday 3rd February.

Entries so far

Scott Raper
Jon Bagley
Tony Massey
Richard Binns
Nick De Whytell
Steve Parlour
Danny Dean
Chris Hart
Michael Gaughan
Mark Ball
Barry Frankland
Ryan Walton
Danny Byrne
Lee Dickinson
Steve Broadhead
Malcolm Bilclough
Dean Paterson
Greg Taylor
Adam Rennison
A Houlker
Mick Jensen
Chris Ibbitson
Dan Womersley
Luke Campey
Andy Conboy
Lee Brookes
Jordan Wilkinson
Karl Boylan
Anthony Woodall
Ben Green
Rhys O,Gara
Jordan Quinn
Sam Stevens
Liam Pullen

06 Jan 2019##Young Stanley comes of age as charity comp raises £450 for Anthony Nolan##

NSC junior academy member 12 years old Stanley Moody finally fulfilled his promise as he took the first prize of £120 and in addition earned himself a visit from the handicappers. A regular in these events Stanley had never previously reached the money stages but a number of close fought victories and several black ball wins finally saw him break his duck.
A magnificent entry of 73 players started out at 9:30, and it was Barnbow regular Shannon Metcalf who set the early pace, defeating Joe Moore, Kamran Mann, Danny Dean and Mark Ball on her way to the quarter final, Ball having previously had a fine win over another NSC academy rising star Liam Pullen.
Meanwhile Stan Moody scraped through his first match 2-1 against Adam Rennison before beating Dean Paterson 2-0 and then another 2-1 tussle against Barnbow's James Pears. James's dad Mark also reached the quarter final stage with wins over Oliver Mulcahy, Paul Turner and Dave Boyes. Last quarter finalist in the top half of the draw was U&L Wortley's Danny Gill, overcoming Craig Smith, Phil Buckle and Daniel Boyes along the way.
In the lower half of the draw Beechwood's Billy Savage beat Wayne Ramsden, Chris Freeman and Ryan Walton on his way to a quarter final place against New Headingley's Sam McElhinney who had despatched Scott Raper ,Andrew Houlker and Tommy Doherty. Raper having the days high break of 97 in his 2-1 defeat.
Belle Isle's Steve Hirst continued his fine form in these events by fighting his way past John Howlett, Steve Quigley and Isa Ishtiaq to reach the last quarter final where he faced another Sunday regular Steve Parlour who overcame Jason Hudson,Gary Barton and Mick Jensen.
In the quarter finals Stanley Moody defeated Shannon Metcalf, Danny Gill beat Mark Pears, Sam McElhinney won through against Billy Savage and Steve Parlour defeated Steve Hirst.
In the first semi final Stanley found himself 22 behind on the brown before an excellent clearance followed by a long pot on the re-spotted black saw him 1-0 up against Danny Gill. The second frame was just as close, Stan finally sinking the pink for a 2-0 win. In the other semi Sam McElhinney came from 1-0 down to beat Steve Parlour 2-1 and reach the final.
True to form the first frame of the final was won on the black by Stanley who then won a close second frame to take the title 2-0.
In the plate, Edmund House's Stephen Broadhead beat Graham Bellwood in the semi before winning first prize by beating Barnbow's John Howlett in the final. John having earlier beaten Richard Binns in his semi.

So a massive thank you to all who took part, and to the NSC for use of the facilties and to Peradon for their kind donation to the prize fund. Real winners on the day were the Anthony Nolan Cancer Charity.

04 Jan 2019##Charity Competition Latest##

As this competition is in aid of the Anthony Nolan Cancer Charity I have decided to extend the number of entries past the normal 64 cut off. We currently have 71 entries.
To ensure the competition finishes at a reasonable time, some matches will commence at 9:30. Players involved in these matches have been informed. Unless you have been asked to do otherwise please be on-site for 10am. If you have entered but have to withdraw please let me know by text asap so I can amend the draw.
See you on Sunday.

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