Snooker: Victory over Taylor earns Glen a last-16 spot in Masters

York Press: York snooker player Steve Gregson York snooker player Steve Gregson

GLEN MOUNTAIN has booked his place in the last 16 of the York Masters after a 3-1 win over Malton’s Lee Taylor.

Having seen off Clive Whyte in his opening match, Fulford club member Mountain knew a victory would give him top spot in Group ‘A’.

He took the first frame but Taylor, who currently holds the highest break in the York Conservative Clubs’ Carlsberg UK League, levelled thanks to an effort of 36.

Mountain grew stronger as the match progressed, re-establishing his advantage before taking the match with a 41 break in frame four.

The reigning York CIU individual champion, Pete Glover, also booked his berth in the next stage after beating Justin Morris 3-2.

He won Group ‘B’, and that ensures a match against a group runner-up in the last 16, but the Burnholme potting machine had to dig deep.

Morris comfortably won the first frame 78-12 after a series of solid breaks but Glover levelled the scores with a 52-38 success in the second.

After Morris went back in front, Glover replied again with a 58-33 win in frame four.

The decider was nip and tuck, with Glover eventually winning a long safety battle before closing out the match 67-20.

The York Masters sees many of the city’s top Conservative club and CIU league players facing off in a bid to be crowned York’s best player and is being played on Adrian Barraclough’s World Snooker standard table above his Quickslide showroom in Layerthorpe.

Tim Lister, the Scruton Cup champion, made an excellent start to his campaign with a 3-0 victory over Bootham’s Paul Mahoney.

Lister looked bright early on with some solid play, stopping Mahoney from getting into his stride, as he raced to a 2-0 lead.

The third frame was a lot tighter, with Lister eventually clearing from the blue for a 3-0 success.

The highest break of the tournament remains 48 by former professional Steve Gregson, who plays for Huntington in the CIU league.

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