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Vince hopes go West in a final defeat; Snooker.

GARY Wilson pocketed the latest one-day handicapped title at Whitley Bay SC, defeating Darlington's Vincent West 3-0 in the final.

Wallsend's Wilson had to go the full distance before taking his first match against Morpeth's Gerry McNally 3-2 - McNally having received a 60-points-aframe start.

Wilson's clash against Brandon Hall - who had earlier beaten Elliot Slessor 3-1 - was the best match of the day.

Wilson gave the talented youngster a 20-point start and a lesson in break-building and ball control on his way to a 3-0 success which included breaks of 130 and the highest run of the day - a magnificent 138.

In the other half of the draw, West (off 25) inflicted a 3-1 defeat on Blyth's Andrew Robson.

Making the most of his handicap, West then went on to take out Blyth's 15-year-old Brendan Erridge (off 40) by the same score.

Unfortunately for West Wilson, who was conceding 65 points a frame, was still in the same mood as he had been in the semis - potting everything in sight and winning the decider with breaks of 79, 64 and 55 and numerous runs in the 30s and 40s.

| WALLSEND'S Maureen Rowland was narrowly beaten 2-0 by Germany's Tende Etra in the final on the Ladies Masters at Glocuester's West Snooker Academy.

| PRUDHOE take over top spot in the Newcastle and Gateshead League following a 4-1 home win against last week's leaders Westfield B. | NEWBIGGIN GC's 6-0 full house against bottom team Cambois took them to top spot in the Ashington Chisholm and LWC League by two points from Whitley SC, who were without a game.

| GUIDEPOST are setting the pace in the snooker section of the Ashington Veterans Snooker and Billiards League - but only by a point from Veterans A. S/Hirst C led the billiards' section by five points.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 5, 2018
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