Champions lose top spot with Garforth defeat

Defending champions Pontefract Cue Club F lost 8-2 to Garforth WMC C.
Defending champions Pontefract Cue Club F lost 8-2 to Garforth WMC C.

Defending champions Pontefract Cue Club F lost top spot in Castleford and District Snooker League Section A with an 8-2 home defeat against Garforth WMC C.

Cue Club F are now four points adrift of pacesetters Swillington Welfare D who beat Kippax Central B 8-2.

Ladybalk A climbed to second with an 8-2 victory at Garforth WMC B.

Section B leaders Methley Ex-Service A lost 8-2 to Swillington Social A.

Carleton A stepped up their Section C title challenge by trouncing Green Bowling B 10-0.

Second-placed Carleton are just two points adrift of leaders Edward B who have a match in hand.

Pontefract Conservatives B have an eight point lead in Section D after beating Pontefract Bowling B 8-2.

RESULTS – Section A: Elmet A 2, Smawthorne D 8; Garforth WMC B 2, Ladybalk A 8; Green Bowling A 8, Ponte Cue Club E 2; Ponte Bowling A 8, Swillington Welf C 2; Ponte Cue Club F 2, Garforth WMC C 8; Smawthorne A 10, Cas Cue Club A 0; St Joseph’s A 8, Garforth WMC D 2; Swillington Welf D 8, Kippax Central B 2.

Section B: Cas Cue Club B 6, Townville A 4; Featherstone A 4, Ponte Cue Club A 6; Garforth CC A 2, Ponte Cue Club B 8; Methley Ex Serv A 2, Swillington Social A 8; Ponte Cue Club C 8, Smawthorne C 2; Ponte Cue Club D 2, Progressive B 8.

Section C: Carleton A 10, Green Bowling B 0; Garforth WMC A 6, Knottingley Cons B 4; Knottingley Cons A 4, Swillington Welf A 6; Rockware C 2, Kippax Ex Serv A 8; Swillington Welf B 8, Garforth CC B 2; Townville B 8, Rockware A 2.

Section D: Kippax Central A 6, Ponte Cons A 4; Kippax Ex Serv A 6, Prince of Wales C 4; Ponte Cons B 8, Ponte Bowling B 2; Ponte Social B 6, St Joseph’s B 4; Progressive A 6, Ponte Social A 4; Swillington Social B 6, Methley Ex serv B 4.

POSITIONS – Section A: Swillington Welf D played 11, won 7, points 70; Ladybalk A 11-9-68; Smawthorne D 11-7-66; Ponte Cue Club F 11-8-66; Ponte Bowling A 11-6-64; Swillington Welf C 11-6-58; Garforth WMC B 11-6-56; Kippax Central B 11-4-56; Smawthorne A 11-5-54; Green Bowling A 11-5-50; Ponte Cue Club E 11-7-50; Garforth WMC C 11-3-46; Garforth WMC D 11-3-44; Elmet A 11-3-44; Cas Cue Club A 11-5-44; St Joseph’s A 11-4-42.

Section B: Methley Ex Serv A 10-7-68; Smawthorne C 9-7-58; Cas Cue Club B 10-7-54; Swillington Social A 8-7-52; Ponte Cue Club D 11-5-50; Ponte Cue Club A 8-6-48; Garforth CC A 9-5-48; Smawthorne B 10-3-46; Ponte Cue Club B 9-5-46; Featherstone A 9-3-40; Townville A 9-2-38; Featherstone B 9-3-38; Ponte Cue Club C 9-3-32; Progressive B 10-2-32.

Section C: Edward B 9-8-62; Carleton A 10-5-60; Swillington Welf A 10-8-58; Townville B 9-6-54; Swillington Welf B 10-5-54; Knottingley Cons A 10-5-50; Knottingley Cons B 10-6-50; Rockware A 9-5-48; Rockware C 9-5-44; Kippax Ex Serv A 9-3-42; Green Bowling B 10-3-40; Garforth WMC A 10-3-40; Garforth CC B 10-3-38; Prince of Wales A 9-2-30.

Section D: Pontefract Cons B 11-9-74; Kippax Central A 10-6-66; Pontefract Bowling B 11-6-64; Prince of Wales B 10-6-62; Methley Ex Service B 10-5-55; Prince of Wales C 10-5-54; Progressive A 10-7-54; YMCA A 10-4-52; St Joseph’s B 11-5-51; Great Preston B 10-5-50; Pontefract Social B 11-5-42; Swillington Social B 10-4-40; Kippax Ex Service B 10-3-36; Pontefract Social A 10-4-36; Pontefract Cons A 10-2-34.