The big surprise from Week 12 of the competition was Tall Timbers easily beat Helmets 5-2 and that is the first time this comp Timbers have beaten them. Miscues defended their lead in their game against Red Sox had to win by 37 in the last game but they failed by 13 points so Miscues won 4 - 3. Pockets continued their dominance over Jiggers as they beat them for the third time this comp this time by 4 - 3.
Carpet One Tall Timbers v Lithgow Valley Storage Helmets:
Michael Tonkin v Ian Miles: Tonkin recently won a doubles tournament so he is in good form and Miles is just cruising at just over 50 per cent win ratio. Tonkin had to chase 43 points before a ball was struck and it soon became clear Miles was in a one sided battle as Tonkin was on song from the opening shot. Miles offered little resistance as he only scored 10 points as Tonkin put Miles into the '100' club 119-53.
Frank Wawn v Robert Farnsworth: This was not a bad game as it had some very good shots and it was close right until the end. Wawn played the better game as he won 54-40 and the woes continued for Farnsworth.
Aaron Vandermeer v Brett Bradley: This was a close game from the opening break until the black ball was potted. The lead changed a few times throughout the game and it was by the closest of margins that Bradley fell over the line 49 - 48.
Howie Fisher v Dillan McBey: Some very good shots were played by these two and there was some safety thrown in to keep the game interesting. Another very close result as McBey won by the barest of margins 51 - 50.
Michael McCosker v Dallas Thurlow: McCosker played very well and kept putting Thurlow under pressure. Thurlow was also potting some good shots but McCosker was restricting his scoring opportunities. McCosker ran away with the game in the end to the tune of 76-42.
Keith Morris v Dianne Stait: This was a dour game as the low score indicated as both tried to get the upper hand. In the end Morris reversed the result as he won 44-39 in a close game. The players of the match were Michael Tonkin and Dillan McBey.
C&W Printing Red Sox v Hunter Mining Methods Miscues
Leo Keeley v Ritchie Bilby: Steady game by both players and it was Bilby who was too good in the early part of the match. By the time Keeley got his game together it was too late as Bilby had a good lead and Keeley could not catch him as Bilby won 73 - 45.
Rod Denley v Dennis Goodwin: This was a surprisingly good game as Denley was playing well and keeping in front of Goodwin. Goodwin was patient and started to pot balls when he really needed them and he timed his run and with a 16 break he only just beat Denley 54-52.
John Lyons v Matt Tattersall: Lyons started out well and took the lead and once Tattersall got his game together he was keeping up with him. Once on the colours Tattersall came into his own as he took the lead and was not going to headed as he won 65-38.
Peter Warner v Kevin Slaven: Warner had to play hard all through the game and Slaven was making it harder by potting the unexpected shots. Warner did himself no favours by going in/off but like the street fighter he is he never gave up. Warner chased down the score and he potted the pink and black to win 96-79.
Jeff Stait v Col Tattersall: Stait started the chase in earnest potting well and Tattersall was really making Stait earn his points as he played a lot of safe shots. In the end Stait did catch Tattersall as he won 71-67.
Tom Gaynor v Jeff Martin: Both played terrible at the beginning of the game running the white towards the pockets Martin had a good lead and Gaynor made his move with 5 reds left on the table. Gaynor actually got out of a good snooker by coming off 3 cushions leaving Martin shaking his head. Gaynor took the game 62-38. The players of the match were Ritchie Bilby and Peter Warner.
Welch's Highway Smash Repairs Jiggers v Williams and Sons Butchery Pockets
Wayne Lewis v Robert Bender: Well that wall Lewis hit he just cannot scale as he played with little confidence and Bender turned his form around in one game. Bender had a 26 start he scored a 13 break and completely dominated on the snooker table to win 86 - 33.
Troy Clarke v Shane Eagle: Clarke had a 45 start this time and once the game started Eagle was doing all the hard work to catch the deficit and Clarke was only just doing enough to keep the scoreboard ticking over. The scores were level on the black ball and it was Clarke who potted that to break Eagles heart 67-60.
Cassandra Holyoake v Lawrence Creasy: A very slow game with Holyoake still finding adjusting to the size of the snooker table daunting, as she is used to pool size tables and all Creasy could do was just pot reds with no colours. Holyoake surprised herself when she potted the blue and pink to score 11 points but it was too late Creasy had the game won 49-39.
Kyle Lewis v Steve Hewitt: Lewis has won his last two games pretty comfortably and in Hewitt he would have to be on his game as Hewitt has been winning some very good games. Lewis started out the game with some good shots putting some early pressure on Hewitt. Hewitt took a little time to get going but once he did he was catching Lewis. Lewis did just enough to keep the lead and went on to win 45-32.
Sharnie Roberts v Brad Preston: Roberts had a game where nothing went wrong and it was just leaving Preston shaking his head. Not that Preston played badly because he still scored a lot of points it was Roberts was that good. Once the black was potted Roberts was too strong 80-57.
Trent Lewis v Kyal Furbank: Lewis had his second win last week and usually he has won about 80 per cent of his matches. Furbank is playing well. This game was close all the way through though Furbank had a 15 lead with 2 balls left and Lewis was trying hard to get that snooker. Lewis went for a snooker and actually potted the pink then he potted the black to see Furbank win 48 - 46. The players of the match were Kyal Furbank and Sharnie Roberts.
Pointscore: Miscues 51, Pockets 50, Helmets 47, Tall Timbers 46, Red Sox 40, Jiggers 39. Regal Trophy: S.Eagle, W.Lewis, H.Fisher, D.McBey, T.Clarke, S.Hewitt, A.Piggott, M.Tattersall