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05 Aug 2022** Anyone fancy a game of Scotch Doubles?**

To start off next season we are pleased to announce a one day Scotch Doubles Handicap competition at the NSC to be played on Sunday September 4th with a 10:00 start.

Scotch doubles is played with players taking alternate shots (Similar to the Mosconi Cup or the World cup of Pool), which means players are allowed to confer whilst at the table.

Matches will be played over 2 frame aggregate score with a one frame plate competition for first match losers.

Entry fee is £10 per pair with all entry fees paid out as prizes with an additional £100 added to the prize pot by the LBSO.

Entry is limited to 32 pairs.
Entry fees will be taken on the day but players must pre-register.

Entries to Paul Marlow via text 07540 539082 or email pau1marl0w@yahoo.co.uk.

Entries-(22 places left)

Danny Newton/Gareth Priestley
Martin McGuigan/Lee Atkinson
Daniel Hughes/John Mullen
Tommy Doherty/Ryan Walton
Stewart Quinn/Wayne Gledhill
Mark McGreavy/Ian Sharp
James Pears/Nigel Turner
Dean Paterson/Ste Hirst
Steward Dobson/Craig Hodgson
Darren Rogers/Jon Payne

04 Aug 2022**Home Internationals at the NSC**

Next week (5th to 12th August) its the Home International series at the NSC. Details can be found at HIBSF.COM

The LBSO is well represented with 6 of our registered players taking part and representing England at various levels.

Mark Ball is in the Masters event and Joe Fenton plays in the England Men's team.

Joe is also in action in the U21 competition along with Liam Pullen, whilst in the U16 event we have 3 players, James Pears, Daniel Boyes and Oliver Hudson.

Spectators are welcome and entry is free so why not go along and support them.......

27 Jul 2022**Middleton Cons win last trophy of the season**

Middleton Cons defeated Harehills Labour 5-4 in tonight's Windsor Trophy final.

The first 4 frames were split, Middleton's Richard Aspin (31) defeating Lee Hart (22) 69-49, 92-64, and Harehill's Paul Mawson (14) beating Darren Binns (23) 85-57, 61-56.

The second set of matches both went 1-1, Graham Marsden (9) 56-51, 46-66 against Adam Rennison (-1) and Mark Aspin (18) 72-45, 66-77 against Steve Parlour (10).

In the deciding frame Graham Marsden had an early 33 break against Adam Rennison to give himself a healthy lead which he never relinquished, ensuring Middleton took the title 5-4.

Thanks to Belle Isle WMC for hosting the final and to Ken Symons and Andy Kitson for offiiciating.

21 Jul 2022**Lee Brookes is Sykes Cup winner**

Lee Brookes defeated Steven Hirst 3-1 in tonight's Sykes Cup final.
The first 2 frames were close but both went to Brookes on the pink, 76-68, 84-65.
The third frame was more one sided and went to Hirst 84-21.
In the fourth frame a 29 break gave Brookes an early lead he never relinquished and he went on to win the frame 68-45 and the match 3-1.
Thanks to the NSC and to Ken Symons for officiating.

19 Jul 2022**Raper powers to Leeds City Championship title**

Scott Raper stormed to a 4-0 victory over Richard Binns to claim the coveted Leeds City Championship singles title…

A large crowd gathered on a night that was billed to be a close fought, high quality match which turned out to be a pretty much one-sided affair.. Raper starting on the front foot fired a quick fire 52 break, before eventually losing position,. Binns had chances to get back into the frame, but a loose shot allowed Raper to clear the colours and take the first frame.

Second was a scrappier frame, neither player taking their chances as such, but again Raper potting the more decisive balls to take a 2-0.

The next frame before the interval was huge, 3-0 and there was no way back for Binns, 2-1 and it was game on again. Binns never looked like the player we are used to seeing and again many missed opportunities. Raper potting some good balls now, easing to take the third frame to lead 3-0 at the internal.

So, with Binns trailing 3-0 it was a enormous mountain to climb and although he got his potting arm going, again breaking down when it looked like a big break was looking. As it went down to the colours it was Raper now with the chance to take the title and needed no second invitation calmly clearing down to the black to claim the title..

Thanks to NSC for providing the hospitality on the evening with food and excellent playing facilities and to Andy Kitson for officiating at such short notice

19 Jul 2022**Pullen/Massey retain Stan Brooke Pairs title**

Liam Pullen and Tony Massey defeated Gary Stead and Gerry Walton 293-202 in last nights Stan Brooke Pairs final.
The first frame was fairly uneventful, Stead/Walton (receiving 50 start per frame) winning 79-60 to take a 19 point lead into the second game. Pullen/Massey started the second game well and amassed 32 points without reply to close the gap. With the match seemingly in the balance at this point, Liam Pullen then stepped up and produced a flawless 112 clearance to win the frame 144-50 and put his side in a seemingly unassailable lead of 75 points going into the final frame. Then for good measure he opened the third frame with a break of 48 (6 reds, 6 blacks) before breaking down on what looked like being another sizeable break. At this point the match was effectively over with Pullen/ Massey ahead by 73 on aggregate with a possible 99 points remaining. The third frame itself was fairly close, ending in an 89-73 win for the NSC pair but all the damage had been done in the dramatic second game, in which the title holders had scored 144 points without reply.

So congratulations to Pullen/Massey on retaining the title they won last year. Thanks to the NSC and to Ken Symons for officiating.

17 Jul 2022**James Pears wins Stan Brooke Singles Final**

James Pears defeated Connor O'Carroll 229-197 in todays Stan Brooke Singles final.
In a match played in tremendous spirit it was Connor who settled first. Receiving 20 points per frame he raced into a 50 point lead with some lovely individual pots, but James fought back and when Connor sank the final Black he had won the first frame by just 15 points.
In the second frame it was James's turn to settle into the match and he ended up winning it by 42 points to give himself a 27 point lead going into the final frame.
As you would expect the third frame was a close, tense affair with both players palying some excellent safety shots.
With one red left James had a slight lead, which coupled with his 27 point advantage meant Connor needed all the balls to win. He took the last red and a black to give himself a chance on the colours, but James used all his experience to keep the frame tight, and when he potted the brown Connor needed a snooker. Finally a much relieved James potted the blue and a few shots later added the pink to seal a hard fought victory. It was a terrific final with a great atmosphere helped by the large Harehills Liberal contingent who had shown up in force to support Connor.

So congratulations to James and thanks as usual to the NSC for use of the match table and especially to referee Andy Kitson who again had stepped in at short notice.

14 Jul 2022**Windsor Trophy Semi Final draw now live**

Matches to be played on Wed 20th July. (One leg only).

12 Jul 2022**REMINDER**

This coming Friday (15th) will see Scott Raper v Richard Binns battle it out in the Leeds City Championship Singles Final at NSC, followed by a presentation of all the Leeds City Championship competitions.

Should be a great night, please come and show your support.

Final start time: 19.30 followed by presentation and food provided by NSC

12 Jul 2022**Belle Isle's Richard Binns retains Len Lee Invitation Title**

Richard Binns defeated NSC's Isa Ishtiaq 4-2 in last nights Len Lee Invitation final.

A run of 30 helped Binns take the first frame before Ishtiaq hit back with a nicely crafted 56 break to level at 1-1. Binns took the next (36 break) and looked to be going 3-1 up before missing a simple black which would have left his opponent needing a snooker on the colours. A couple of shots later Ishtiaq fluked the yellow and cleared the colours to draw level again at 2-2. Unpeturbed Binns took the next (47 break) and despite Ishtiaq having a run of 38 in the sixth frame, Binns wrapped up the match 4-2 to keep the title he has now won three times in a row.

Binns is in action again on Friday in the Leeds Snooker singles final.

Many thanks to the NSC and to Ken Symons for officiating.

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