Cue kings do it again!

By Clare Newman

Friday, May 30, 2014


Cue kings do it again!

The winning team, from left, Richard Green, James Brett, Marc Younghusband, Duncan Walker, Paul Oatley and Peter Cridland. Not pictured Mike Larkins, Luke Simmonds, Ben Woodford and Dave Walker.


FOR the second consecutive season, East Cowes Conservative Club secured all five trophies available in the Island Vecta Snooker and Billiards Leagues.

In snooker, they finished 17 points clear of second-place rivals Newport Con and also beat them in the final of the cup.

Individual snooker success saw Richard Green beat Ryde Social’s Todd Barney 5-0 to win the singles’ title, while James Brett won the Peter Pike Memorial Trophy, and along with team-mate Duncan Walker, picked up the doubles’ title against Richard Page and Les Masterman. Walker recorded the highest break with an impressive 88 from 11 reds and 11 blacks.

There was a similar story in the billiards league, as they pipped Chillerton at the post by only two points, and a good win against them in the cup final saw them retain their title and continued domination of both leagues.

Individual success again saw Richard Green record breaks of 50 and 65 in the league and individual cup.

Winning all four trophies meant the club played each other for the title in the Eddie Dibsdale Memorial Trophy.

With only a singular defeat in two seasons by West Wight, this surely makes East Cowes Snooker team the most successful in Island Vecta League history.

Captain James Brett and his team look forward to their third season.

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