Terry Longdon Memorial Trophy 2019 week four
- Draw: 12/02 at Club Lithgow Jiggers v Tall Timbers and at The Workies Pockets v Miscues and Red Sox v Helmets. Please note new handicaps start tonight.
Pockets maintain first position and remain undefeated when they had a close tussle with Tall Timbers 4-3. Jiggers had their first win of the season when they came up against Red Sox who last week only lost one game and Jiggers held on for a good 4-3 win. Miscues pulled off the biggest surprise of the week when they defeated the frontrunners and last year’s premiers Helmets 6-1 in a mighty effort.
Williams and Sons Butchery Pockets v Carpet One Tall Timbers: Dane Barrington v Bill Cook: Barrington has started out with one win and one loss with Cook just about to play his first game this comp. Cook had seven start and was a little slow to get motivated all game. Barrington was on form from the get go and was playing very solidly. Cook only just got above a jog, though he played some good shots, there just was not enough of them as Barrington did it easy 70-34. Lawrence Creasy v Frank Wawn: Creasy started the comp with a win but now has lost his last two games and was looking for that next win. Wawn has only played the one game and he lost that on the black so he was not far from good form. Wawn started out to catch the 31 points start Creasy had and he was doing with this with some good touches. Creasy on the other hand only showed glimpses of form. Creasy only scored 18 points in the match and Wawn scored 18 in one break as he cruised to a 68-49 win. Jason Scales v Michael McCosker: Scales in his second Tuesday night game was fresh from winning a doubles tournament the previous Sunday but could he back this up in a single frame game. McCosker is the LASA answer to Jekyll and Hyde as most times he is mild mannered and on the very rare occasion does his alter ego comes out Mitchsuvius. This was a very hard game as both would not let his opponent get too far away on the scoreboard so there was a lot of safety played. Scales definitely played well and McCosker he was very cool and timed his run to perfection. Both put on a good show and in the end it was McCosker who won in a close result 79-74. Steve Hewitt v Howie Fisher: Both players are undefeated having won their last three games so this was set up to be cracker of a game. Hewitt like last comp is flying under the radar doing what he does without bringing attention to himself and Fisher well he has been a prominent public figure for a while now. Fisher was out of the blocks and was running up a total early which seemed to stun Hewitt because he took a long time to score points. Fisher left Hewitt in his wake as he won his fourth game easy 61-32. Kyal Furbank v Michael Andrews: Furbank won last week even though he had a 38 point head start, if he started out slowly like he did last week Andrews is very unforgiving and would make him pay. Luckily Furbank did not take long to get going as Andrews was also pulling back the deficit quickly. A good game by both the young Furbank and the veteran Andrews as Foodbank won 61-32. Shane Eagle v Leon Rust: The two quickest players in the competition finally come head to head on a Tuesday night and this was going to be good spectacle. The white ball was quivering with fear as both players only just let the white ball stop before they send it on another journey. Both also play with a high risk of mistakes so that too evened out the odds. Both were rushing around the table like a Keystone Cop skit and there were a lot of good shots played. A close game until Eagle scored an 18 break which was the difference as he won 56-40. The players of the match were Kyal Furbank and Howie Fisher.
Welch’s Highway Smash Repairs Jiggers v C & W Printing Red Sox: John Lyons v Sharnie Roberts: Lyons was back to his best last week and this time he was playing Roberts who is new to Tuesday night snooker and her handicap is under review. Lyons was to chase 44 points and this is not a big chase considering the experience he has had over 40 years of playing. Lyons started out the chase well, scoring a lot of little breaks and was pulling back the deficit. Roberts was trying her hardest but she made a few mistakes and left some shots up for Lyons. Roberts did nail some good shots though but it was all Lyons, which included a 15 break to easily win 97-65. Shannon Baer v Angela Smith: Baer over the last couple of comps has showed the consistency needed and has been a regular in the single comps run by the LASA. He would need every ounce of knowledge built up over the years when playing Smith, although she is a new player and still under review, at times she plays a good shot making harder for her opponent to catch her. Baer was chasing a 51 point deficit and the chase was on from the opening shot and he was playing well with good safety making it difficult for Smith. Smith did play some good shots although a high mistake rate, and in the end Baer did very well to take the lead and the game 87-75. Rod Denley v Wayne Lewis: A fortnight ago Denley only managed 23 points as he was off with the pixies and he was hoping for a better effort this week. Lewis is in rare form, thus far is undefeated, and Denley had all the hard work in front of him. Denley was on the board early, potting some good shots, but for some reason later his shots were going close to in but were just a little off centre. Lewis took his time and showed patience and was playing better as the game went longer. Lewis had two breaks of 13 and 14 and that was enough to take the lead and not look back as he won 68-37. Jeff Stait v Kyle Lewis: Stait is playing well this comp with three games for three wins and Lewis is one win/loss and he had the luxury of having a 57 start. Stait is renowned for bringing a game home late in the match but against Lewis he would have to be on the attack from the first shot and play a lot of safety. Stait did exactly that but what he did not figure in the equation was that Lewis bought his very rare ‘A’ game on the night. A very good game by both players and Stait was at his best; unfortunately so was Lewis and with the start he held on to win 81-69. Garry Nolan v Troy Clarke: Another game with another large start as Nolan had to give Clarke 52 start and both have been playing well. Nolan chased very hard, scoring easily, and was putting the white safe making it hard for Clarke to have a shot. When Clarke did get a shot he did very well indeed, potting some good shots keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Nolan did his very best but Clarke was equal to the task to win 87-66. Trevor Cameron v Greg Sutton: The pressure was Cameron this game, as his team was 3-2 behind, plus he had to win by 21 points for his team to win. Another factor against Cameron he had to give 29 start to Sutton and depending on which Sutton turned up on the night it could be a difficult task. Cameron was slow to start and Sutton was not far off the mark himself early. Sutton was playing a very cagey game playing it very safe and Cameron could not get a run of points. Once there were fewer balls on the table, there were fewer places to hide, Cameron came into his own. Cameron had two very good breaks of 13 and 17 and Sutton was just one point ahead with two balls left. Cameron played a very good shot on the pink and followed with the black to finish with a 13 break to win 69-57 in a very good game by both players. The players of the match were Kyle Lewis and Garry Nolan.
Hunter Mining Methods Miscues v Lithgow Valley Storage Helmets: Jeff Martin v Dianne Stait: Martin returned to competition snooker last comp with success and this comp has started with a loss. Stait played her first game for 2019 last week for a win. Both play a similar style of game so this had the makings of an open game with some safety. Both played well though it was Martin who had improved his game from last start and was scoring easily. Stait did play well but Martin was just a little better to win 69-41. Brian Bonus v Brett Bradley: Bonus was playing his first game this comp with his last game being October 30 last year so he might be a little rusty. Bradley in his first game could only manage 15 points but since then has won his last two. Both played a very good game potting some very good shots and Bradley was playing better and soon was moving ahead on the scoreboard. Bonus was keeping Bradley very close as he put together a very good 21 break. Though this was a good break it was Bradley who maintained the lead until the end 71-60 being his team’s only winner. Ritchie Bilby v Dallas Thurlow: These two play an open game with little safety and some mistakes and this is how the game went. A very low scoring game with a lot of reds being potted with very little colours to follow up. An entertaining game of which Bilby won in a close result 42-36. Dennis Goodwin v Dillan McBey: Goodwin has started the comp with two wins and a loss and McBey has three wins from as many games. This was close from start to finish with Goodwin only giving a one point start and the final score was only five points between them. Both at their best and neither getting a run of points to get too far in front and it was Goodwin who prevailed 49-44. Matt Tattersall v Logan Spice: Tattersall usually starts a comp winning a fair share of those games and this year has started in the negative column. Spice is one win/loss and not going that badly as he has vastly improved since he started two years ago. Tattersall was back playing his open style of game and eventually took the lead. Spice was scoring as freely as Tattersall but in the end Tattersall took the game 55-42. Allan Piggott v Robert Farnsworth: Piggott had 13 points start and with his form over last comp and this one this was a big start though Farnsworth if in form was more than capable of winning this. Both started out well only it was Piggott who was taking advantage of the easier shots. Farnsworth tried his hardest but he was out ‘silver foxed’ by Piggott 67-40. The players of the match were Jeff Martin and Brett Bradley.
Pointscore: Pockets 17, Red Sox 15, Helmets and Miscues 14, Jiggers and Tall Timbers 12