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19 Sep 2021**ADT Flexibles £400 Handicap and £200 Scratch Comp**

The 8 qualifiers for the ADT Flexibles Handicap on Sunday 26th Sept (9:30 start) are

Shannon Metcalf
Dave French
Ant Sumner
Pete Leathwood
Daniel Boyes
Samuel Lee Stevens
Joe Moore
Martin McGuigan

The current entrants for the ADT Flexibles Scratch competition (£10 entry-12:00 start) are

Richard Binns
Ant Sumner
Dave French
Tommy Doherty
Tony Massey
Liam Barlow
Connor Moran
Danny Dean
Scott Raper
Peter Leathwood
Mo Ishtiaq
Isa Ishtiaq
M Jensen
D Boyes

19 Sep 2021**Aaron Drummond wins Sykes Cup marathon**

In a match lasting nearly 4 hours Aaron Drummond (+33) finally overcame James Pears (+16) 3-2 to win the 2019/2020 Sykes Cup.
With both players well supported, it was James who settled first, wiping out the deficit and gaining a useful lead, but Aaron battled back and sank a pressure black to claim the first frame 80-75. To James' credit he put the first frame loss behind him and took control of the next two frames winning 87-56 and 81-38 to take a 2-1 lead. Half way through the fourth frame James had clawed back the handicap deficit and looked to be heading for a 3-1 victory but Aaron dug in and fought back to win 101-73 and make it 2-2.
In a tense final frame James couldn't quite get his nose in front and Aaron played risk free snooker to grind out a 81-48 win which gave him the match 3-2.
Many Thanks to Andy Kitson for officiating and to the NSC for use of the facilities.

17 Sep 2021**Last ADT Flexibles £400 Handicap qualifying day this Sunday**

Sunday 19th 10:00 am start is the last chance to qualify for the last 8 in the ADT Flexibles Handicap.
Also on Sunday 11:00 start is the final of the Sykes Cup. James Pears v Aaron Drummond.

17 Sep 2021**Ryan Walton is 2019/20 Leeds Amateur Snooker Champion**

Ryan Walton defeated an out of sorts Liam Thewlis 4-0 to win the delayed Leeds Singles title.
Walton settled first and a 34 break gave him an early lead. Thewlis had a chance late in the frame but a missed black off the spot proved costly and Walton won the first frame 58-24.
Thewlis was in first in the second frame with a 32 break but Walton fought back and it was anybody's frame going into the colours. Thewlis had first chance but missed an easy brown to give Walton the frame 63-50. From that point it was pretty much one way traffic with Walton clinching the next two frames 72-22 and 57-4 for a 4-0 victory and his first Leeds Singles title.
Thanks to Andy Kitson for officiating and to the NSC for use of the match table and inteval buffet.

17 Sep 2021**Stan Brooke Singles Final**

The final of the Stan Brooke Singles will be played on Monday 4th October at NSC..

19.30 start, dress code applies!

14 Sep 2021**Sanderson Lam/Lewis Gillen are Leeds Pairs Champions**

Sanderson Lam and Lewis Gillen defeated Tommy Doherty and Ryan Walton 3-2 to win the 2019/2020 Leeds Pairs title.

Breaks of 29 from Gillen and 28 from Lam gave them a 49 point lead with 3 reds remaining in the first frame. Doherty then took all 3 reds, 2 blacks and a pink, followed by yellow, green and brown before missing the blue which proved costly, Lam/Gillen eventually winning 68-45.
Doherty then made amends with a 40 break in the 2nd frame which helped him and his partner to a 63-32 win to make it 1-1.
A 27 break from Sanderson Lam helped the NSC duo to a 2-1 lead before Ryan Walton chipped in with a 29 break to help level matters at 2-2.
In the deciding frame it was Lam again this time with a run of 45 which proved decisive in settling the match 3-2.

Thanks to Andy Kitson for officiating and to the NSC for use of the match table.

This Friday sees the best of 7 Leeds Singles final between Ryan Walton and Liam Thewlis.

14 Sep 2021**PRESENTATION NIGHTS - 17/09/21 & 13/10/21**

To conclude the long overdue 2019/20 season, the presentation of annual trophies and individual awards will be done in two stages, as it has since 2017/18.

17/09/21 - first off this coming Friday at the NSC, during the interval of the LCC singles final between Ryan Walton and Liam Thewlis, the presentation of trophies and prizes will take place for the LCC pairs, team, and both junior events - U.16 & U.18. Paul Marlow will conduct proceedings.

13/10/21 (Wednesday) - the main presentation will take place at the Bramley Band Club - a week before the start of the 2021/22 season.
With no captain's meetings possible due to obvious reasons, it was NOT possible to vote for the venue this year as we normally do. Therefore, the committee chose the venue on this occasion, more as a 'safe bet' really, with the Bramley Band holding the event more than once in recent times. We will revert back to the voting process for next year, providing circumstances allow of course.
Doors will open around 7pm as normal on the night of the presentation.
If you are all like us, we are very eager to get back to normal and to start the new season again, so to see a full turn out the week before at the presentation for 2019/20 would be tremendous.
One difference this year, will be cash prizes only (apart from the league trophies which were ordered last year). The main reason for this is because most of the competitions are still to be completed taking us right up to the night itself, so there is no other option this year. That said, there are some very substantial cash prizes on offer, so please make sure you attend to collect them.

The committee would like to officially thank the Northern Snooker Centre and Bramly Band Club for staging our presentation nights, and we all look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on both occasions - especially ALL prize winners.
Bob Patterson LBSO Gen Sec / Treasurer

13 Sep 2021**2021/2022 Leeds City Singles and Pairs Championship**

The 2021/2022 Leeds City Championship Singles & Pairs competitions are now open for entry, please see the competition tab for more details.

Closing date for entries: Sunday 10th October

10 Sep 2021**Stan Brooke Pairs and Team Competitions 2021/2022**

The 2021/2022 Stan Brooke Pairs and Team competitions are now open for entry via the competition tab.

10 Sep 2021**SYKES CUP**

The final of the 2019/2020 Sykes Cup will be played on Sunday 19th September at the NSC. 11am start.
Aaron Drummond +33 (New Wortley Labour) v James Pears +16 (Barnbow Social)
Best of 5.

Entry is now open for the 2021/2022 Sykes Cup via the competition tab.

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