Marathon match sees Exeter RSL claim win

16 Jun, 2010 12:00 AM
A MATCH that turned into a marathon eventually gave Exeter RSL a win over the Devils in their A grade interclub snooker match.

The competition's youngest player, Devils' Josh Rainbow, 15, had two shots at a re- spotted black in the deciding frame, to eventually see Exeter veteran Garry Bakker pot for a 2-1 win. 

Rainbow has had several black ball games go against him in recent weeks, an experience that will help with his development as a player. 

Andrew Rainbow, 17, also went down 2-1 in a thriller to Adam Bindoff and Rex Swain (2-0) was Exeter's other winner. Heath Rainbow won 2-1 for the Devils. 

Ladder leader Black drew 2-2 with Blue, David Bates, Rodney Martin, Peter Donati and John Stevenson the winners. Launceston RSL and Gold also drew 2-2 with wins for Roydyn Bishop, Robin McEnnulty, John Fraser and Gary Bjarnee- Elliott. 

This week's best breaks were David Bates 33 and 30 and Peter Donati 30. 

In A reserve, all three results were 8-4, Amber beating Red (Tracey Saltmarsh, John Fraser and Adam Gurr all won 2-0 for Amber, Bob Cain replied for Red). 

Green was too strong for Exeter, with Glen Johansen continuing his winning form with Anthony Thomas, George Zammit and Phil Stagg winning 2-0. 

Longford moved into the four thanks to Dennis Collins and Adrian White's wins over Navy. 

Best break was 22 by Stagg. 

The draws for the Northern Snooker Championships, in all grades, are available on club notice boards or the website.