BOOTHAM, who were heading the YCC Slater Cup Snooker Pairs league with Heworth only one point behind, hosted bottom placed Fulford who again were short of a full team.

Steve Cain v Jan Suchecki gave Bootham a start with a black ball win only for Pete Dunmore and S Kay to level with a re-spotted black win. Fulford went 2-1 in front but Pete Jackson and Andrew Winn levelled the match again. Bootham then had walk-overs in the last two games to record a 5-2 victory.

Meanwhile, the news from Acomb was that the score was 3-1 to Heworth helped by two black ball results and Bootham players were hoping for Acomb to gain another point as the thought of a play-off were being considered if Heworth won 6-1.

However, Acomb rallied and won the last two games to make the score 3-3 on frames and the wins overturned an aggregate deficit so Acomb gained the extra point for a 4-3 victory.

Bootham therefore, are champions and Heworth’s defeat pushed them down to third place although level with Acomb on points, who had recorded two more wins.

Faber Shield Billiards

BOOTHAM 'B' visited Fulford for the last match knowing they needed to replicate Fulford’s 5-1 win over them in the previous match if they were going to take the York Conservative Clubs’ Faber Shield Billiards league title.

It was not to be as Glen Mountain put Fulford 1-0 up although this was cancelled by Bootham’s Alf Appleby.

The Paul Mahoney gave Bootham a chance with a fast game whilst Terry Ward was grinding out a second point for Fulford with breaks of 27, 30 and 76 but just lost position as he was on course to make the season’s highest break. Captain Alan Reed completed Fulford’s win and the 4-2 result meant Fulford had won the league for the first time since 2006.

The victories by Glen Mountain and Alan Reed made them joint winners of the Cameo Engraving “Player of the Year” competition with nine wins in 11 games. Richards Lillie and Terry Ward are joint with eight wins in 11 games.

Gary Rogers (H) is the winner of the Cameo Engraving “Highest Break” contest with his 80 break and Terry Ward (F) is second with his 76 break.