SNOOKER: Classy Craig lights up finals weekend

TOP TRIO: Spencer Dawkins, Jason Green and Alfonso Palumbo (above) delivered the Norey Cup for Pyramid F. Photo by NIKKI GRIFFIN
TOP TRIO: Spencer Dawkins, Jason Green and Alfonso Palumbo (above) delivered the Norey Cup for Pyramid F. Photo by NIKKI GRIFFIN
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Craig Fitter stole the show with a big break in the scratch final as Spalding and District Snooker League enjoyed a fabulous finals weekend.

There was also Norey Cup joy for Pyramid F, KO Cup delight for Services A and a unique trophy double for Rachel Mayfield at the Springfields Events Centre showpiece.

The individual scratch is always a big draw – and this year’s clash between Spencer Dawkins (Pyramid) and Fitter was no different.

It went down the final frame of seven, with Services ace Fitter holding his nerve superbly to pocket a superb 70 break in the decider to seal a 4-3 success and lift the President’s Cup for a fourth time.

It was close in the Norey final too, as Pyramid F saw off Donington C 4-2. Wins from Dawkins (24 break), Jason Green and two frame triumphs from Alfonso Palumbo (24 break) got the job done for the Bourne side, with Richard Holstead (22 break) and Neil Reynolds replying.

It was nip and tuck in the KO Cup final as well. Services A brought the trophy back to their club for the first time since 2001. Mike Knight (O7), Paul Quincey (R7) and Pete Mullane (O14) sealed a 3-2 victory over Holbeach D.

Gosberton ace Lee Watson made a bit of league history in the pairs, as he became the first player to win the trophy with two different players. He and new partner James Waterfall (O7) saw off Pyramid duo Max Ayliff and Oliver Player (042) 118-96 .

Meanwhile, Long Sutton C duo Dan (28 break, 22 break and a 22 clearance) and Rachel Mayfield won the mixed pairs for the fourth time with a 142-88 success over Adam and Kerry Barwell.

It was a great weekend for Rachel Mayfield, who also got her hands on the ladies’ handicap crown for the second time.

She defeated four-time winner Tanya Peel 2-0.

Also on the trophy trail was Pyramid’s Pete Jackson (R7), who edged a tight senior masters final with Services’ Kevin Fitter 2-1 (54-55, 69-19, 49-33).

And there was a new name on the snooker handicap gong, with Darren Woodberry (O28) getting the better of Stuart Atkin (O42) 2-0 (20-67, 36-73).