New name on ladies’ bar billiards trophy

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A good crowd gathered at the Bay Horse to watch entrants for the Landlords/Landladies and Ladies Knockout Cup do battle for the two titles in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiards League.

In the Landlords/Landladies Cup, newcomer John Henderson (Stanningfield Red House) beat Wendy Hedley (Cornard Five Bells) before an all-Bay Horse affair where Chris Drake took on Micaela Andrews.

The former started with a quick-fire opening break of 1320, which led to an easy victory.

In the final, Drake maintained his good form to beat Henderson 2160-680 and regain the title he last won in 2012.

Six ladies contested the Ladies Knockout Cup.

In the opening round, Alice Kendall (Bay Horse B) edged out Elaine Wright (Stanningfield Red House) 1280-610.

Tracy Reeve (Edwardstone Wild Horses) had too much know-how for Gill Towse and won 1360-320.

The first semi-final 
saw Kendall take on Sarah Watts (Mauldons Adders) where, in a very close game, the Bay Horse contestant 
just prevailed 1300-1040.

The other semi was very tense, with Victoria Cook (Thatchers Arms) taking on Reeve.

Cook started with a break of 710 before finding scoring difficult as Reeve gradually clawed back the deficit.

However, Cook regained her momentum at the end and crept home 1350-1260.

In the final, Kendall made her home table advantage pay to beat a gallant Cook and, for the first time for several years, there will be a new name on the ladies’ trophy.

The league wished to pass on their thanks to the hosts, Bay Horse, for a pleasant evening.

The previous evening, the one outstanding league fixture was completed and resulted in a 5-2 victory for Stanningfield Red House against the Thatchers Arms.