THE inaugural John Zorz snooker trophy 2012 kicked off with some big wins featuring.
Outlaws are keen to take out this trophy as the late John Zorz was a popular member of their team and they started off well with a good win over Pockets.
Tall Timbers were too good for Miscues and Jiggers put the cleaners through Helmets to take an early lead.
Every team is vying for this trophy such is the testament of the respect John had within the sporting fraternity.
Hunter Mining Methods Miscues v Carpet One Tall Timbers: Dennis Goodwin played Brian Bonus in the first game, Bonus continuing his recent form when he gave Goodwin a bit of a lesson.
Though Goodwin tried hard Bonus had him pretty well covered when he won 62-40.
Allan Piggott played Maurie Smith in a close game, while Piggott must have felt a bit of deja vu coming up against a Tall Timber.
Smith played a well-constructed game as Piggott tried hard but was unable to beat Smith as he lost 47-44 in a close one.
Matt Tattersall was up against Frank Wawn in another close game with Tattersall trying to do better than last comp.
Tattersall had a 13 start and this was to help him as he beat Wawn by seven 52-47.
Col Tattersall and Timbers captain Keith Morris played in a game which had Morris worried as Tattersall had really put it up to him.
Morris is coming off a competition he would rather forget but had started this one confidently when he won 46-37.
Kevin Slaven played Bill Cook in the next game and this was to be Miscues’ second and last win of the night.
Both play a similar game and this was to become a battle of who made the least mistakes.
Even though he tried his best Cook could not get past Slaven’s brilliant potting when he won 62-49.
Miscues’ captain Brian Nightingale play Leon Rust and this was going to be a snooker lesson dealt out by Rust.
Nightingale played some good shots but Rust went rampant and showed Nightingale how it is done for at least this week, Rust winning 64-33.
Tall Timbers won 5-2 and the best players were Matt Tattersall and Brian Bonus.
My Butcher On Main Pockets v Wang Village Meats Outlaws: Mike Wellings and Michael Tonkin played the first game and this was a battle of two good players with both in-form.
Tonkin had to give 12 start, a gap of which he lost so this was a good game.
Wellings, who scored a 21 break, was doing enough to keep Tonkin from scoring when he won 56-44.
Rocky Preston played Heath Andrews next and this was a game Preston took complete control of to which Andrews had no answer.
Although Andrews tried his hardest Preston had him covered from all angles and Preston went on to win 92-44, which was to be Pockets last win.
Robert Bender and Leo Keeley played in a thriller and this was close right through to the end.
Bender can be hot and cold and Keeley usually consistent and it was Keely’s consistency which won out in the end 54-49.
Competition newcomer Chris Clough played Cec Thompson in a very good game which came down to the black ball.
Clough played very well and when Thompson put two accidental snookers on Clough on the colours he could not make up the difference when Thompson won 69-65 in a close game.
Shane Eagle and Michael Andrews then faced off against each other and this was a lesson Andrews gave Eagle in return for Preston beating young Andrews.
Eagle could not get into the game and Andrews was not letting him when he beat him 96-33.
Peter Warner met Brad Preston with Warner too good scoring a 22 break.
Outlaws had the game won with the aggregate but Warner insisted on making it hard for Preston when he won 103-55.
Outlaws won 5-2 and the best players were Peter Warner and Mike Wellings.
Lithgow Valley Storage Helmets v Welch’s Highway Smash Repairs Jiggers: Dianne Stait played Garry Vidler played first in a game which was close for most part of it.
Stait was playing well and Vidler was matching her shot for shot and coming onto the colours Vidler was not far ahead.
Stait made a mistake and then Vidler proceeded to sink the last four colours scoring a 22 break and beating Stait 55-32.
Paul Hewitt Kyle Lewis had next game and Hewitt could not get his normal game going as Lewis was actually sinking some good balls.
Lewis played one of his better games for a while and Hewitt tried hard but was not good enough in the end when Lewis won 77-40.
Helmets’ captain Sandra Chadwick and Tom Capel played in a close and high scoring game.
Capel was potting good early and Chadwick was trying hard as she had many attempts on the black ball and was finally successful scoring eight.
Chadwick came back well but continued 2012 without a win to date when Capel won 69-63.
Ian Miles and Justin Nelson played next and while Nelson started off well Miles kept his game together.
There were some mistakes creeping into Nelson’s game which helped Miles’ cause as he won 81-52.
Tom Drury and Allyn Hunt were up next and Drury could not take a trick as he played well but some of his shots he did not convert.
Hunt played very well to beat Drury scoring an easy 16 points early in the game and went on to win 65-39.
Brett Bradley and Wayne Lewis crossed swords in a game which could have gone either way.
Lewis opened a small lead and Bradley was catching Lewis but Lewis would not have any of this as he did enough to beat Bradley 59-46.
Jiggers won 6-1 and the best players were Ian Miles and Wayne Lewis.
Pointscore: Jiggers 6, Outlaws 5, Tall Timbers 5, Pockets 2, Miscues 2, Helmets 1, Red Sox 0.
Regal Trophy: M Andrews, P Warner, K Lewis, L Rust, I Miles, A Hunt, G Vidler, B Bonus.
Tonight’s games: at Club Lithgow Jiggers v Miscues and at the Workies Tall Timbers v Outlaws and Red Sox v Pockets. Helmets have the bye.