Colin Ballard is the new Sudbury and District Snooker League singles champion after he completed a 3-1 victory over Earls Colne B teammate Aiden Kench in last week’s final at Sudbury Snooker Club.
After being runner-up for the previous three seasons, Ballard was keen to make a good start and was helped by a 47-break, which saw him roar into a one-frame lead.
Kench, however, responded in fine style, knocking in a 53 break — the highest of the final — in frame two.
The third frame also saw some fine all-round play, but it was Ballard who edged in front with a 22 clearance.
The fourth frame was a cagey and somewhat scrappy affair, but it was eventually taken by Ballard for the frame and match.
Meanwhile, Mark Harris of Earls Colne A won the Captains’ Cup final, edging out Paul Garrard of Lavenham Legion A 2-1 in a close match.
Tonight sees the conclusion of the season with the Handicap Cup team final between Sible Hedingham and Lavenham Legion B at Sudbury Snooker Club with an 8.15pm start.
The same venue hosts the Handicap Singles final between Paul Garrard, of Lavenham Legion A, and Andy Shelton of Earls Colne B (also 8.15pm).
Teams are reminded that next Thursday is the league’s presentation/11up competition evening at Sudbury Snooker Club (7.45pm).