Swillington step up championship bid

Swillington Welfare C defeated second-placed Green Bowling A 8-2.
Swillington Welfare C defeated second-placed Green Bowling A 8-2.

Swillington Welfare C stepped up their Castleford and District Snooker League Section A title challenge by beating second-placed Green Bowling A 8-2.

Swillington Welfare C are now just four points behind Green Bowling A and six points adrift of leaders Pontefract Cue Club F who have a game in hand after their fixture at Garforth WMC B was cancelled.

Smawthorne D soared to the top of Section B by winming 10-0 at Garforth WMC D.

Section C leaders Featherstone A won 6-4 at Swillington Welfare B.

Featherstone are eight points clear of closest rivals Swillington Social A who beat Edward B by the same score.

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

Section B: Carleton B 6, Ponte Cue Club B 4; Garforth WMC D 0, Smawthorne D 10; Knottingley Cons B 0, Garforth WMC C 10; Ponte Cue Club D 8, Ponte Cue Club G 2; Progressive B 2, Garforth WMC A 8; Smawthorne B 4, Garforth CC A 6.

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

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

POSITIONS - Section A: Ponte Cuie Clujbb F played 24, won 18, points 148; Green Bowling A 25-125-146; Swillington Welf C 25-15-142; Great Preston C 25-12-140; Garforth WMC B 24-16-138; Ladybalk A 25-15-138; Ponte Bowling A 25-125-138; Kippax Central B 25-15-126; Swillington Welf D 25-12-124; Ponte Cue Club E 25-11-122; Smawthorne A 25-9-122; Elmet A 25-12-118; Ponte Cue Club C 25-8-104; Cas Cue Club 25-10-104; B and S Sports Club A 25-9-92; Methley Ex-Serv A 25-7-90.

Section B: Smawthorne D 21-14-132; Garforth WMC C 22-13-129; St Joseph’s A 21-12-125; Garforth WMC D 21-13-120; Townville A 22-11-112; Ponte Cue Club B 23-10-112; Ponte Cue Club G 22-12-108; Garforth CC A 21-11-102; Smawthorne B 22-9-101; Carleton B 21-10-98; Progressive B 22-7-97; Garforth WMC A 22-9-94; Ponte Cue Club D 21-9-92; Knottingley Cons B 21-9-88.

Section C: Featherstone A 24-17-148; Swillington Social A 24-16-140; Pontefract Cue Club A 22-15-138; Townville B 23-17-136; Swillington Welf A 23-11-116; Smawthorne C 23-10-112; Swillington Welf B 23-10-112; Edward B 23-12-112; Progressive A 24-11-112; Rockware C 22-11-108; Queen Victoria 23-10-104; Ponte Cons A 22-9-102; Prince of Wales A 23-9-100; Carleton A 23-8-100; Pontefract Cons B 22-6-80.

Section D: Knottingley Cons A 25-17-164; Green Bowling B 25-19-164; Garforth CC B 25-16-156; Kippax Ex Serv A 25-16-142; Ponte Social B 25-12-136; Rockware A 25-15-136; Swillington Social B 25-14-130; YMCA A 25-12-128; St Joseph’s B 25-10-118; Kippax Ex Serv B 25-14-118; Prince of Wales C 25-10-112; Hopetown WMC A 25-10-110; Prince of Wales BB 25-12-110; Great Preston B 25-11-100; Methley Ex Serv B 25-8-96; Pontefract Bowling B25-4-80.