Highlights of billiards week
West Acre's Phillip Welham has risen to joint sixth in the European Billiards Tour rankings after the latest event held at Pontins, Prestatyn, Wales.Welham was unbeaten in the round-robin qualifying stage, defeating Northern Ireland international Norman Whaley, Austria's C W Steiner, Scotland's Callum Hossack and English international Chris Taylor.
West Acre's Phillip Welham has risen to joint sixth in the European Billiards Tour rankings after the latest event held at Pontins, Prestatyn, Wales.
Welham was unbeaten in the round-robin qualifying stage, defeating Northern Ireland international Norman Whaley, Austria's C W Steiner, Scotland's Callum Hossack and English international Chris Taylor.
The two-times English Champion then met the current Scottish Champion Davey Sneddon for a place in the quarter-finals, and Sneddon with the aid of breaks of 117, 72 and 57 won the game 421-301.
Singapore's Peter Gilchrist won the event, also scoring the event's highest break of 303.
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The next event on the tour will be held in Carlow, Ireland in two weeks' time.
The EBOS Tour offers five annual junior scholarships, which give free entry to all eight EBOS events.
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Any junior players in West Norfolk who are interested for next season's tour, should apply to EBOS for an application form.
Meanwhile, the West Norfolk League next meet Norwich A and Broadland on Saturday April 18 at Woodside Snooker Centre, Norwich for a double-header game. The team will be John Hayhoe, Tim Drew, Chris Drew, Dan Westwood.
West Norfolk are still third in the league, with three games still to play. Phillip Welham's 118 is the league's highest break to date.
Meanwhile, Gaywood Cons have retained their title in the Narbeck Boys' League. The whole season went down to the last game of the last fixture when Dan Westwood of Gaywood defeated Narborough B's Jack Crisp to clinch the league title for his team by half a point.
West Acre A finished only two points behind Gaywood in third while Narborough A were fourth.
West Acre B's Danny O'Brien has showed some excellent form recently, recording three scores in the 100s and knocking in an excellent 27 break against Acre A, and Dan Westwood showed why he is now ranked in the top 10 junior players nationally when scoring very well this week, and recording a nice 29 break.
Well done to Narborough A's Scott Jarvis who was February player of the month.
Bruce Welham of West Acre A's 66 and 261 are the league's highest break and score to date, while Jack Crisp's 25 and 111 are the highest break and score by a player under 14.
Player of the month for March nominees are Jasmin Cainey, Jack Crisp (Narborough B); Daniel Drew, Dan Westwood (Gaywood Cons); Danny O'Brien (West Acre B).
Swaffham Ex-Serviceman have won the Swaffham Veterans' League, however Gaywood Cons could still take runners-up spot if they can defeat Swaffham in the final game and hence overtake Thetford Oddballs.
John Hayhoe had a lovely break of 43 in the latest game.