THE final of the Jimmy Harper Plate competition was the sole focus this week for Darley Dale and District Snooker League teams as Bolehill Institute No 2 took on Jaxx Q Club Belper No 1 with the match being played at an impressive new setting of Gladiators Social Club, at Matlock Town FC.
This was one of the two competitions played on the overall points aggregate basis.
Alex Fisher was fast out of the blocks for the Belper team in the opener, compiling a 25 break on his first visit, though Bolehill captain Dwayne Martin also produced some solid scoring in a frame that was nip and tuck all the way through until Dwayne jawed the final black and Alex sank it for a five-point advantage.
After a cagy opening in the next, both Wade Morley and Keith Robertson gradually increased the tempo until Wade had the better of it in the the latter stages, coming out with an 86-39 success after it had been in the balance.
Jaxx captain Paul Ogden continued to pile on the pressure in frame three with a 73-45 success over Sean O’Sullivan which gave his side an 80pts advantage with just two frames remaining.
And with Steve Robinson fighting off a sickness bug to start the fourth frame in barnstorming style against Bolehill’s Mark Gwynne-Jones, there was to be no hiding place as he amassed a 101-15 success with the help of a 24 break which put the match beyond recall, the contest thereafter being conceded without the need for the final frame to be played.
Jimmy Harper Plate final result: Bolehill Institute No 2 155, Jaxx Q Club Belper No 1 321 (match conceded after four frames).