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Snooker: Quarters take shape.

POOL Redcar Singles Knockout

DARREN Rudd booked his place in the quarter-finals after beating Geoff Peat 6-3.

John Stiff also books his place in the quarters, winning 6-4 over Steve Brown while Steve Woodier came through his last 16 match with Mick Eglintine, winning the match 6-3.

Former teammates Alan Stevenson and Lee Wray fought out an excellent match. Lee raced to a 3-0 lead and looked to be cruising but Stevo hit back to win the next four frames to lead 4-3. Lee hit two impressive clearances to win the last two frames.

Stuart Richardson was in top form to defeat snooker star Richie Beckham 5-3, but in his next match Stuart lost 6-5 to Micky Levick.

In the junior event there were two excellent matches from Luke Whittaker (aged 14) who beat Martin Smith (18) 5-3.

The other match between Dan Hardesty and Danny Harris (both 15) was a cracking tie and Hardesty emerged the 5-3 winner.

Karl Kretowicz came out the 5-4 winner in a thrilling match with Nathan Hinchcliffe. Ben Hodgson made no mistakes in his match, winning 5-2 against Jameil Younis.

Middlesbrough Monday Night Charity League 2007

THE league came to an exciting end with Viking A crowned champions, holding off a late challenge from Saltersgill A. In third place was the Newcastle House.

The Viking A: D Wilson (capt), P Adamson, D Adamson, B Hutchinson, P Sibery, C Burns, D Gunn, G Catterick, A Hedley, J Hopper, P Sullivan, P Flowerdew, M Murphy.

Keith Hobbs Shield

THE Cleveland Huntsman A beat the Magnet A in a thrilling final. The Huntsmen: John Green (capt), Jason Rowden, Peter Woodier, Lee McQuade, Steve Pritchard, Tony Williams, Pam McIvor, Chris Wood, Lee Murphy, Ian Sullivan, John Miller.

Eddie Fallows Memorial Cup

VIKING A completed a double, beating Viking B in the final.

Five-a-Side Championship

THE title went to new boys the Shipmate, with outstanding performances throughout the competition by the team. The Laurel lost out in the final.

The Shipmate: Dave Chantrell, Scot Denning, A Smith, Bob Thompson, Alan Thompson, Jay Myers, John Watkins.

Three-a-Side Championship

THE 2007 competition went to the Shipmate, who again beat The Laurel in the final. The Shipmate: S Denning, G Walker, D Chantrell

League Singles Trophy

THE trophy went to Dave Finnegan (Cleveland Huntsman A), who beat team-mate Jasson Rowden in the semi-final and then went onto defeat Mick Murphy (Viking A) in the final.

Super Singles

IN the cash prize super singles competition, one of the league's most experienced players, Jason Rowden, completed a hat-trick, adding this year's title to his wins in 1996 and 2006.

Runner-up was Shaun Vickers of the Viking B.


THE League Doubles winners were Gary Catterick and Dave Wilson of the Viking A, who beat club-mates Andy Hedley and Dyker Adamson.

Ladies Singles & Doubles

THE singles title was again won by county player Pam McIvor of the Cleveland Huntsman A, beating Jo Jones of The Linthorpe. In third and fourth place respectively were Diane Lewis (Huntsman) and Jo Stephenson (Last Orders).

For the second year in a row, Lisa Hind and Clare Grundy of The Linthorpe won the doubles. Pam McIvor, partnering Jo Stephenson, fought a hard battle but lost out to the Linthorpe pairing.

Linthorpe also claimed third with Jo Jones and Sarah Embledon overcoming Diane Lewis and Jan McMillan in the play-off.

Mixed Doubles

THIS season saw the first mixed doubles competition with teams from all over Middlesbrough taking part.

I and C Bell of the Eston were fourth, in third place were Jo Stephenson and Dave Sibery of the Last Orders. The final was an all-Eston affair, with V Bell and B Reed overcoming team-mates D Reed and J Whiles in a thrilling final.

The Charity Cup

THE Charity cup is awarded to the pub who raised the most money for charity, which was The Linthorpe Hotel.

There are still a few places left in the Middlesbrough Monday Night Charity League, which start on January 7. Closing date for entries is December 14. Interested teams should contact Tommy Round on 07850-634692.

Guisborough League

LADDIE B were the biggest winners, defeating their A team 7-2. Bowls Club came through a close fought match with Kings Head A, winning 5-4. Football Club were also 5-4 winners over Cricket Club and Mojos won 5-4 at home to Courtyard. Tap A won 6-3 at the Kings Head A.


MIXED FORTUNES: Alan Stevenson, left, and Steve Woodier were both in action in the singles knockout, and while Steve Woodier came through his last-16 game with a 6-3 win over Mick Eglintine, Andy Stevenson had to battle back from a 3-0 deficit to lead Lee Wray 4-3, before Lee took the final games to clinch the match
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Nov 29, 2007
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