Waddington earns Golden Cue final slot

Jimmy Waddington and Kev Catlow cue off
Jimmy Waddington and Kev Catlow cue off

Jimmy Waddington came back from 2-1 down at the break to overcome friend and first-time finalist Kev Catlow 4-2 at Ighten Leigh in the Foster’s Golden Cue Small Table Final.

In a well-attended match, both players were playing a high standard, and mistakes were punished quickly, but it was experience that came through with Low Moor’s Waddington previaling to win the small table title.

Paul Selby and Jonny Clark (s)

Paul Selby and Jonny Clark (s)

The 2010 grand champion now faces Jonny Clark in the Grand Final after he beat Paul Selby of Rosegrove Unity in the large table final.

Clark got off to a flying start, going into a 2-0 lead after snatching both the first and second frame after Selby looked like winning both.

Selby came back strongly to level the match after the break, but all-England player Clark, from Oswaldtwistle Conservative Club, took hold of the match, winning frames five and six to book a date with Waddington on Sunday, June 26th at Ighten Leigh, at 2 p.m. best of seven frames, for the grand final and presentation.

The winner of that match will be crowned Foster’s Golden Cue champion for 2016 and receive a shield.

The winner and runner-up in each competition will receive a memento of the competition.

Highest large table break so far has been Farakh Ajaib’s 86, and best small table break is Marc Holmes’ 89.

In the large table event, losing semi-finalists were H.Ali and S.Croft, and in the small table competition, Holmes, and C.Lawson.

Losing quarter-finalists were, on the large table, J.Loftus, T.Hannon, J.Gibson and R.Hardman, and on the small table, J.Lingard, D.McKavett, W.Cotterill and C.Steele.