Snooker title race wide open

Pontefract Cue Club F and Green Bowling A are level on points at the top of Section A.
Pontefract Cue Club F and Green Bowling A are level on points at the top of Section A.

Just two points separate the top four teams in Castleford and District Snooker League Section A.

Pontefract Cue Club F and Green Bowling A are level on points at the top, with Great Preston C and Swillington Welfare C close on their heels.

Ladybalk A, Pontefract Bowling A and Garforth WMC B are also within striking distance of the top four.

Section B leaders Smawthorne D won 8-2 at Garforth CC A. Smawthorne are three points clear of closest rivals Garforth WMC C who have played two more matches.

Featherstone A stretched their Section C lead to 12 points.

RESULTS - Section A: B and S Sports Club A 8, Garforth WMC B 2; Elmet A 8, Methley Ex Serv A 2; Great Preston C 10, Ponte Cue Club C 0; Green Bowling A 6, Ladybalk A 4; Kippax Central B 2, Swillington Welf C 8; Ponte Cue Club E 6, Cas Cue Club 4; Ponte Cue Club F 4, Smawthorne A 6; Swillington Welf D 6, Ponte Bowling A 4.

Section B: Garforth CC A 2, Smawthorne D 8; Garforth WMC C 2, Carleton B 8; Garforth WMC A 2, Knottingley Cons B 8; Smawthorne B 6, Progressive B 4; St Joseph’s A 6, Garforth WMC D 4; Townville A 6, Ponte Cue Club D 4.

Section C: Carleton A 4, Queen Victoria 6; Featherstone A 10, Edward B 0; Ponte Cons B 2, Rockware C 8; Prince of Wales A 8, Ponte Cue Club A 2; Smawthorne C 8, Swillington Welf B 2; Swillington Social A 6, Townville B 4.

Section D: Hopetown WMC A 4, Green Bowling B 6; Kippax Ex Serv B 4, Garforth CC B 6; Knottingley Cons A 6, Great Preston B 4; Methley Ex Serv B 4, Prince of Wales C 6; Ponte Bowling B 2, St Joseph’s B 8; Ponte Social B 4, YMCA A 6; Prince of Wales B 6, Swillington Social B 4; Rockware A 0, Kippax Ex Serv A 10.

POSITIONS - Section A: Ponte Cue Club F played 25, won 18, points 152; Green Bowling A 26-16-152; Great Preston C 26-13-150; Swillington Welf C 26-16-150; Ladybalk A 26-15-142; Ponte Bowling A 26-15-142; Garforth WMC B 25-16-140; Swillington Welf D 26-13-130; Ponte Cue Club E 26-12-128; Smawthorne A 26-10-128; Kippax Central B 26-15-128; Elmet A 26-13-126; Cas Cue Club 26-10-108; Ponte Cue Club C 26-8-104; B and S Sports Club A 26-10-100; Methley Ex-Serv A 26-7-92.

Section B: Smawthorne D 22-15-140; Garforth WMC C 24-14-137; St Joe’s A 22-13-131; Garforth WMC D 22-13-124; Townville A 23-12-118; Ponte Cue Club B 23-10-112; Ponte Cue Club G 22-12-108; Smawthorne B 23-10-107; Carleton B 22-11-106; Garforth CC A 22-11-104; Progressive B 23-7-101; Garforth WMC A 24-9-100; Ponte Cue Club D 22-9-96; Knott Cons B 22-10-96.

Section C: Featherstone A 25-18-158; Swillington Social A 25-17-146; Ponte Cue Club A 23-15-140; Townville B 24-17-140; Smawthorne C 24-11-120; Swillington Welf A 23-11-116; Rockware C 23-12-116; Swillington Welf B 24-10-114; Progressive A 24-11-112; Edward B 24-12-112; Queen Victoria 24-11-110; Prince of Wales A 24-10-108; Carleton A 24-8-104; Ponte Cons A 22-9-102; Ponte Cons B 23-6-82.

Section D: Knott Cons A 26-18- 170; Green Bowling B 26-20-170; Garforth CC B 26-17-162; Kippax Ex-Serv A 26-17-152; Ponte Social B 26-12-140; Rockware A 26-15-136; YMCA A 26-13-134; Swill Social B 26-14-134; St Joe’s B 26-11-126; Kippax Ex Serv B 26-14-122; Prince C 26-11-118; Prince B 26-13-116; Hopetown A 26-10-114; Great Preston B 26-11-104; Methley Ex-Serv B 26-8-100; Ponte Bowl B 26-4-82.