Thursday, 3 November 2016


SIMON ZOPPI ... superlative display
THE two remaining unbeaten teams lined up against each other in this week's Joinery Joint Snooker League and it was Bolehill Institute No 1 who emerged with their record intact courtesy of a 3-2 win at Alfreton Palmer Morewood No 1.
A tight opening frame went down to the wire before Colin Marchington sunk a difficult black cueing from out of the jaws of the middle pocket before Simon Zoppi produced a superlative display with breaks of 36 and 20 to make it 2-0.
Jamie Rowland looked on target to pull one back but was made to work hard when a run of 32 from the hitherto well adrift Ricki Slack put the frame in the balance but ultimately Rowland sunk the deciding black, albeit with the cue ball ending tantalisingly right on the edge of a baulk pocket.
However, Ian Birks made the game safe in the next with a steady performance before the home pairing of Kevin Rowland and the evergreen Ralph Edgson reduced the scoreline to the minimum margin.

The other matches to take place weren't quite so tight and both ended in 5-0 victories.
Bolehill No 2 took maximum points against Matlock Club with Ian Peacock (24 break) winning all three frames he contested after Keith Robertson had taken the opener on the black.

And Edgefold No 1 became the new leaders, going a point ahead at the top with their success at last season's champions Belper Strutt Club.
Andy Russell (30 break) was once again in fine form after Rob Muxlow had edged the opener for the visitors.
League week 4 results: Alfreton Palmer Morewood No 1 2, Bolehill Institute No 1 3; Bolehill Institute No 2 5, Matlock Club 0; Belper Strutt Club 0, Edgefold Matlock No 1 5; Edgefold Matlock No 2 v Matlock Golf Club postponed.
Breaks: S Zoppi 36,20; R Slack 32; A Russell 30,27; I Peacock 24; K Robertson 21.

The Joinery Joint Snooker League
                                         P      W      L      Pts

Edgefold Matlock No 1     4        3       1      16
Bolehill Institute No 1       4        4       0      15
Alfreton P Morewd No 1  3        2       1      10
Bolehill Institute No 2       4        2       2      10
Matlock Golf Club             3        2       1       9
Alfreton P Morewd No 2  3        1       2        5
Matlock Club                    3        1       2        5
Edgefold Matlock No 2     3        0       3       3
Belper Strutt Club            3        0       3        2
Leading breaks: A Russell & S Zoppi 36, T Broughton 35.
Leading wins: S Zoppi, R Muxlow, J Rowland & N Parkinson 3/3; R Slack, D Harwood & A Russell 3/4.