Tonight July 9: All teams, captains, current and intending players are invited to attend the General Meeting at Club Lithgow Board Room at 7pm. The meeting is setting up for the John Zorz Trophy competition and it's important to have a say in the running of your competition.
The last of the Terry Longdon Memorial Trophy was held at The Workies last week with the Regal Trophy being held. The top eight cueists all turned up to see who was going to be the Regal champion for this comp. The field was wide open and there were no real favourites to take out the trophy. In the end it came down to Wayne Lewis verses Steve Hewitt in the final. It came down to the wire with whoever sank the black won the game. It was heartbreaking for Lewis because Hewitt missed his shot then suddenly the black ricocheted off the white and went into the middle pocket therefore Steve Hewitt being crowned the Regal Trophy champion.
Troy Clarke (+44) versus Howie Fisher (+18): Clarke had a handy 26 start and last time they played Fisher won by six points. Fisher was missing some early shots and Clarke was playing the big shots slowly moving further ahead. Once Fisher settled down he was quickly catching the deficit and suddenly it was whoever potted the black wins the game. Fisher won 50 - 47 in a very close game.
Shane Eagle (0) versus Bill Cook (+20): Eagle was the top seed in this and he had to give Cook 20 points start which if Cook was in form could hard to catch. This was a very open game of snooker with no safety played. Cook was maintaining his lead though was Eagle was slowing pulling back the lead. Once on the colours Eagle potted the green to the pink for a 15 break and was only 3 points behind. Both had a couple of shots each at the black but it was Eagle who potted it to win 46 - 42.
Steve Hewitt (+23) versus Jeff Stait (-27): Hewitt had a massive 50 start but on the same token Stait has easily made breaks of 20+ many times over the years. The start did seem to rattle Stait at first because he was missing a few of the big colours after potting a red. Hewitt was pretty solid potting some small breaks keeping the scoreboard ticking over. In the end the start was too much though Stait did improve at the back end of the game Hewitt won 78 - 50.
Wayne Lewis (+4) versus Dillan McBey (+10): This was a very tight game most of the way through as neither was giving an inch or just not potting well. Lewis about mid game started to put a gap between him and his opponent and McBey was feeling the pressure. Lewis got away on the colours to which McBey had no answer as Lewis won 52 - 21.
Howie Fisher (+18) versus Steve Hewitt (+23): These pair played each other through the comp and Fisher won easily by 29 points. Fisher did not start out real well as he was giving away points to Hewitt by going in/off. Hewitt did not do much wrong as he was solid throughout not scoring big scores but scoring consistently. Once Fisher settled down he played some very good shots but it was too late as Hewitt wert on to win by 53 - 29.
Shane Eagle (0) versus Wayne Lewis (+4): Two players who play an open style of snooker with a little safety and both have had real good comps. Eagle started out well potting some good shots and Lewis was helping his opponent score point by giving him fouls. Lewis finally found his mojo and started to play well and with a couple of snookers he caught up some of the points. Eagle was in a winning position when on the colours but that was when Lewis came into his own as he potted most of them to come from behind to win 47 - 43.
Wayne Lewis (+4) versus Steve Hewitt (+23): Lewis had some work to do as he would have to catch the 19 start Hewitt had. Lewis started out well scoring 14 points to Hewitt's four and Lewis was slowly catching the score. Hewitt kept knocking a few reds in making it more difficult and Lewis was trying hard and having no luck. With one red left Hewitt was ten points in front and Lewis did not help his cause by going in/off. Hewitt potted the yellow and green and with 22 points left on the table Lewis was 19 behind. Lewis potted the brown and not long after the blue and pink for an 11 break and suddenly both players needed the black to win. Lewis went close to potting the black then both had a shot then Hewitt stepped up had a shot which jawed in the top pocket then on its way down the table ricocheted off the white and the black went into the middle pocket to win 52 - 41. With that shot Steve Hewitt was crowned the Regal Trophy.