Reigning champion Waddington is knocked out

Russell Large, Trevor Sutcliffe and Steve Ashworth at Ighten Leigh Social Club

Russell Large, Trevor Sutcliffe and Steve Ashworth at Ighten Leigh Social Club

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WE have reached the quarter-final stages of the 2011 Moorhouse’s Golden Cue competition.

The big shock of the last round was Paul Rinaldi beating reigning champion Jimmy Waddington 3-0 to coast through.

Ben Hyatt, Gary Evans and Chris Ashton

Ben Hyatt, Gary Evans and Chris Ashton

Paul has been in great form recently, with a 107 break just last week in a CFS Burnley and District Snooker League match against Greenhill D.

He has now been drawn against the soon to be professional Farak Adjaib in what promises to be a fantastic match on Thursday.

In the remainder of the draw, on Sunday, S. Greenall (Padiham) takes on S. Lawless (Burnley), on Sunday, April 17th, C. Docherty (Canteen) faces J. Southern (Green Street), before the last quarter-final tie on Tuesday, April 19th between D. Howe (Ighten Leigh) and H. Ingham (Miners).

All matches are to be played at Ighten Leigh social club, best of five frames, no jeans or trainers.

Where a large table player plays a small table player, a toss of a coin will decide who picks the first table to play on, and if the match reaches 2-2, a toss of a coin will decide who picks the table for the last frame.

Meanwhile, the CFS Burnley and District Snooker League singles final was played on Tuesday night at Ighten Leigh.

Chris Ashton of Burnley Snooker Club played Ben Hyatt of Burnley League in the best of five encounter.

In a pretty much one-sided affair, Ben got off to a solid start in the first frame, but Chris came in with a run of 66, and eventually took the frame on the pink.

The second frame was taken over by Chris, who knocked in a very impressive 88 with no reply to make it 2-0.

The match was all over in just over 50 minutes when Chris took the third after a bit of nervous play from both players.

The match was refereed by local WPBSA referee Gary Evans.

The doubles final was played the week before and featured Mick “The Butcher” Walsh and Doug Waterworth of Greenhill against Lowerhouse father and son pairing Howard and Nicky Murtaugh.

Again this was a pretty one-sided affair, with the Greenhill pairing winning 3-1.