Cue Club pair win thrilling doubles final by one point

Pontefract Cue Club's Riley Fisher (left) and Bradley Burrows won the doubles handicap final, played at Pontefract Bowling Club.
Pontefract Cue Club's Riley Fisher (left) and Bradley Burrows won the doubles handicap final, played at Pontefract Bowling Club.

PONTEFRACT Cue Club’s Riley Fisher and Bradley Burrows won Castleford and District Snooker League’s doubles handicap final.

They beat Rockware’s Keith Towler and Viv Arnold in a match that was decided by the total score over three frames .

It went down to the last black, with Fisher and Burrows winning by just one point.

The final, at Pontefract Bowling Club, was refereed by Ian Walker.

Eleven-year-old Riley Fisher is the youngest player to play in the final. His twin brother Bailey is in the handicap singles final next week.

It is a great achievement for the Fisher twins to play in the league’s team, doubles and singles finals at such a young age.

Their father Peter Fisher, a world snooker coach, coaches them and other youngsters at Pontefract Cue Club.

On the league scene, Pontefract Cue Club E beat Methley Ex Service A 8-2 in a Section A top of the table clash.

It put Cue Club E 12 points clear of Methley who have slipped from second to fourth place but have a match in hand on the leaders.

Smawthorne D climbed to second with an 8-2 win at Pontefract Bowling A.

Green Bowling A retained top spot in Section B with an 8-2 victory over Pontefract Cue Club B.

Kippax Central A moved to the top of Section C with an 8-2 success at Knottingley Conservatives A. Pontefract Cue Club D’s 6-4 defeat at Rockware A cost them top spot.

RESULTS - Section A: Elmet A 2, Ponte Cue Club F 8; Garforth WMC B 10, Swillington Social A 0; Kippax Central B 8, Garforth WMC C 2; Ponte Bowling A 2, Smawthgorne D 8; Ponte Cue Club E 8, Methley Ex Serv A 2; Smawthorne C 2, Smawthorne A 8; Swillington Welf C 6, Ponte Cue Club H 4.

Section B: Featherstone A 4, Garforth CC A 6; Garforth WMC D 6, Edward B 4; Green Bowling A 8, Ponte Cue Club B 2; Ponte Cue Club A 6, Townville A 4; Ponte Cue Club I 6, Rockware C 4;l Townville B 2, Featherstone B 8.

Section C: Garforth CC B 2, Carleton A 8; Knottingley Cons A 2, Kippax Central A 8; Methley Ex Serv B 5, Swillington Welf A 5; Ponte Cons B 6, Prince of Wales B 4; Rockware A 6, Ponte Cue Club D 4; Smawthorne B 2, Knottingley Cons B 8; Swillington Welf B 2, Green Bowling B 8.

Section D: Kellingley Club A 4, Greatb Preston B 6; Kippax Ex Serv B 2, Prince of Wales C 8; Ponte Social B 4, Ponte Cue Club G 6; Prince of Wales A 8, Ponte Cons A 2; Progressive A 2, Ponte Bowling B 8; YMCA A 6, Garforth WMC A 4.

POSITIONS - Section A: Ponte Cue Club E played 24, won 16, points 140; Smawthorne D 23-13-130; Ponte Cue Club F 23-15-129; Methley Ex Serv A 22-14-128; Ladybalk A 23-13-125; Smawthorne A 23-13-122; Swillington Welf C 24-13-119; Garforth WMC B 24-9-116; Kippax Central B 23-11-114; Elmet A 23-11-114; Smawthorne C 24-11-114; Ponte Cue Club H 23-9-113; Swillington Social A 24-11-110; Garforth WMC C 23-7-90; Ponte Bowling A 23-6-86.

Section B: Green Bowling A 22-14-132; Ponte Cue Club A 22-14-128; Featherstone B 22-14-128; St Joseph’s A 21-13-122; Garforth CC A 21-12-118; Garforth WMC D 22-10-114; Pontefract Cue Club I 22-12-114; Townville B 22-11-106; Pontefract Cue Club B 21-12-102; Townville A 21-10-102; Pontefract Cue Club C 21-10-102; Edward B 21-9-96; Featherstone A 22-6-82; Rockware C 22-4-64.

Section C: Kippax Central A 24-18-140; Pontefract Cue Club D 23-15-138; Carleton A 23-14-130; Garforth CC B 23-14-130; Swillington Welfare A 23-11-129; Swillington Welfare B 24-14-128; Knottingley Cons B 23-10-118; St Joseph’s B 23-12-112; Green Bowling B 24-12-110; Methley Ex Serv B 23-10-109; Pontefract Cons B 23-10-106; Rockware A 24-10-106; Smawthorne B 23-9-102; Knottingley Cons A 24-8-94; Prince of Wales B 23-7-90.

Section D: Ponte Cue Club G 22-19-152; Kippax Ex Serv A 22-14-128; Prince of Wales C 22-12-126; Swillington Welf D 21-12-120; Garforth WMC A 22-13-118; YMCA A 21-012-114; Prince of Wales A 21-12-114; Kippax Ex Serv B 22-11-112; Ponte Bowling B 22-11-108; Ponte Cons A 23-12-108; Ponte Social B 22-8-94; Progressive A 21-6-88; Great Preston B 22-7-74; Kellingley Club A 21-3-64.