Prince of Wales step up championship challenge

Garforth Country Club B beat Featherstone in Castleford and District Snooker League's handicap team tournament  final at Pontefract Cue Club. (Left to right): Gary Young, Lee Hebden, Mathew Shaw, Dave Roberts and Andy Davis.
Garforth Country Club B beat Featherstone in Castleford and District Snooker League's handicap team tournament final at Pontefract Cue Club. (Left to right): Gary Young, Lee Hebden, Mathew Shaw, Dave Roberts and Andy Davis.

Prince of Wales B stepped up their Castleford and District Snooker League Section D title bid with an 8-2 win at St Joseph’s B.

It put Prince level on points at the top with Pontefract Conservatives B who beat Prince of Wales C 6-4.

Pontefract Cue Club F stayed on course to retain the Section A title by beating Ladybalk A 8-2.

Cue Club F are 22 points clear of Smawthorne D and Swillington Welfare D.

Section B pacesetters Swillington Social A won 8-2 at Pontefract Cue Club D to move 12 points clear of closest rivals Methley Ex Service A who lost 6-4 to Garforth CC A.

RESULTS - Section A: Elmet A 4, Swillington Welf C 6; Garforth WMC B 2, Ponte Bowling A 8; Green Bowling A 2, Cas Cue Club A 8; Kippax Central B 8, Garforth WMC C 2; Ponte Cue Club E 6, Garforth WMC D 4; Ponte Cue Club F 8, Ladybalk A 2; Smawthorne A 6, St Joseph’s A 4; Swillington Welf D 0, Smawthorne D 10.

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

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

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

POSITIONS - Section A: Ponte Cue Club F played 23, won 17, points 148; Smawthorne D 23-13-126; Swillington Welf D 23-12-126; Swillington Welf C 23-13-120; Ponte Cue Club E 23-13-120; Ladybalk A 23-13-116; Ponte Bowling A 23-11-114; Garforth WMC D 23-10-112; Elmet A 23-10-122; Smawthorne A 23-11-112; Garforth WMC C 23-9-110; Green Bowling A 23-11-108; St Joseph’s A 23-11-106; Garforth WMC B 23-10-104; Kippax Central B 23-8-102; Cas Cue Club A 23-11-102.

Section B: Swillington Social A 20-15-132; Methley Ex Serv A 20-12-120; Smawthorne C 19-13-114; Ponte Cue Club A 19-12-110; Townville A 20-11-110; Cas Cue Club B 20-13-110; Garforth CC A 19-10-100; Progressive B 21-8-94; Smawthorne B 21-8-92; Ponte Cue Club B 20-8-88; Featherstone A 19-7-84; Featherstone B 20-8-82; Ponte Cue Club D 21-7-82; Ponte Cue Club C 19-7-72.

Section C: Edward B 20-17-136; Swill Welf A 20-15-124; Townville B 20-12-112; Carleton A 20-10-108; Rockware C 20-12-108; Knottingley Cons A 20-11-106; Rockware A 20-11-104; Knottingley Cons B 20-12-102; Swillington Welf B 20-9-100; Green Bowling B 20-9-90; Prince of Wales A 20-8-86; Garforth CC B 20-4-79; Kippax Ex-Serv A 20-3-73; Garforth WMC A 20-6-72.

Section D: Ponte Cons B 22-15-130; Prince of Wales B 22-13-130; Kippax Cent A 21-13-124; YMCA A 21-12-118; Progressive A 21-13-118; Methley Ex Serv B 22-12-117; Ponte Bowling B 22-10-114; St Joseph’s B 22-11-111; Ponte Social A 21-11-100; Kippax Ex Serv B 21-9-98; Prince of Wales C 22-7-96; Great Preston B 21-9-92; Swillington Soc B 21-8-90; Ponte Cons A 21-9-88; Ponte Social B 22-8-84.