Hunt is on for next Golden Cue champion

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THE hunt is on for the Moorhouse’s Golden Cue champion for 2012, with massive cash prizes on offer to the finalists.

Last year’s winner Farak Ajaib not only picked up the prestigious trophy, but also pocketed £600 as champion, and runner-up David Howe also picked up £300,

The areas top cueists will also be vying for the high break prize of £50 won by Ighten Leigh’s Andy Dibb with a record equalling 131 earlier this year.

Entry forms are available from the Burnley Express front counter, or online at the D&D Burnley and District Snooker League website.

Entry is still just £5 as David Grant of Moorhouse’s Brewery has guaranteed sponsorship once more for the well-supported competition.

The unique format of large and small table will again be adopted for all matches.

Entry forms are also available at Colne Legion Club and Ighten Leigh Social Club or by contacting organisers Neil McGovern and Tony Arnott, who will be coordinating the Pendle area of the competition (e-mail neil.mcgovern@ntlworld.com or tonyarnott@hotmail.co.uk).

The closing date for entries is November 11th.

Meanwhile, in the D&D Burnley and District Snooker League, Padiham Snooker Club continued their good start to the season in the First Division with a 3-2 defeat of Ighten Leigh A.

They now have six wins from six outings,

Dickie Pinks, who were flying, were brought down to earth with a 5-0 drubbing at Rosegrove Unity.

Howard Murtaugh of Lowerhouse leads the stats so far with six wins and no defeats, whilst Scott Walker of Dickies has the high break with an impressive 78 clearance.

In the Second Division, Westfield A are flying high at the top along with newcomers Paradise B, whilst the other new cueists Burnley Golf Club B are finding the going a bit tough.

Keith McGoogan of Greenhill leads the stats with four from four.

Players are reminded all knockouts are posted on the D&D Burnley Snooker lLeague website.

The next league meeting is at Rosegrove Unity on Thursday, December 1st from 7-30 p.m.