Top four players go through
The four players through to the final stages of the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiards League Singles Knockout are now known after players battled it out at The Saracens and The Bay Horse.
At the Newton Green venue, the second round started with Del Atton (Brewery Tap) beating an out of sorts Chris Cass (Mauldons Adders).
The next game, between Luke Cole-Watts (Memphis Belles) and Pete Lillie (Brewery Tap), produced some of the best bar billiards of the evening with both players scoring breaks in excess of 500. The result was in doubt until the last ball and a 200 by the Tap man secured a narrow 1710-1580 victory.
Stanningfield Red House stalwart, Kevin Tobin, eased through against Dave Willis (Hadleigh Cock) 1500-1130 while in an all Bay Horse contest Chris Drake beat Steve Hale.
The next round saw an all Brewery Tap affair with Atton taking on Lillie and the former booked his place into the last four on finals night as his team mate black pegged.
His opponent on the night will be Kevin Tobin, who will have the advantage of his home table, as he saw off the challenge of Drake.
Over at The Bay Horse, an inform Jeff Bridges (Edwardstone Wild Horses) demolished Ian Furlonger (The Saracens) with breaks of 1970 and 880 in a total of 2980.
Andy Hill (Memphis Belles) accumulated breaks of 500 and 770 in an accomplished 2370-1090 win over Elaine Wright (Stanningfield Red House).
However, two players were unable to attend, leaving Lee Harman (Red House) and Graham Rolfe (Hadleigh Cock) to go through unopposed. The final two games of the evening saw Bridges continue his earlier good form with a break of 1370 in a 3420-1310 win against Harman, and he will go on to meet Hill, who, with a break of 1130 beat Rolfe 2300-1850.
Tonight the final of the knockout cup will take place between Hadleigh Cock and Edwardstone Wild Horses at the Brewery Tap, with all spectators welcome.