YORK moved into the next round of the EIBA Denny Cup Inter-Club Championship with relative ease as they beat Thornaby 98-73 on aggregate.

At home, Iain Boyle, Frank Turner, Ted Boyle and Philip Scott were never in trouble against Vinny O'Neill's rink, running out 29-15 winners, while Stuart Bryan, Michael Bruce, Liam Cahill and John Walker beat Glen Skipp's team 29-19.

At Thornaby, Paul Mooring, Phil Emmerson, Barry Walker and Graham Instone had an impressive 21-16 win against Bryn Mosley's rink, while York's only defeat came at the hands of Tony Frosdick's team who won 23-14 against David Stroughair, Dave Hewick, Mal Harrison and Phil Parsons.

New Earswick also had an excellent 78-71 win in the same competition against Blackburn.

At home, Barry Johnson, Mal Beavers, Dave Sykes and Robert Domville won easier than the 28-10 score suggested, while Bob Edwards, Dave Birch, Pete Ransom and Steve Long came through 23-9 victors.

At Blackburn, Ken Harrison, Alf Lewis, Colin Fawcett and Ralph Tiplady were unlucky to go down 18-17, while Gary Bunce, Bill Waldie, Barry Harrison and Ken Lippett were beaten 34-10.

York won the first derby of the season as they beat New Earswick 78-62 in the Egham Trophy.

At Thanet Road, Michael Bruce, Dave Hewick, Melanie Brooke and Michelle Mooring beat David Coulson, Mick Stannard, Margaret Moss and Dot Kay 23-15, while on the other rink visiting Barry Johnson, Mal Beavers, Kath Sykes and Jeanette Coulson had the edge over Paul Mooring, Carol and Graham Instone and Dot Kennelly to win 17-16.

There was another close game at Huntington Road where Dave Birch, Brenda Keller, Lys Jerrum and Ralph Tiplady won 15-14 against David Stroughair, Frank Turner, Ena Neal and Joyce Chelin. However, York's strength was shown with Iain Boyle, Amy Monkhouse, Phil Parsons and Shirley Stacey who won 28-25 against the home side of Bill Waldie, Barry Harrison, Shirley Hopwood and Diane Hardy.

New Earswick's ladies overcame their bogey team Hornsea to win 76-71 in the preliminary round of the Yetton Trophy though it was all down to the rink of Brenda Keller, Lys Jerrum, Norah Clarkson and Margaret Blows, who won the game 23-9.

Also at home, Jean Barnett, Peggy Walker, Ann Thompson and Pat Storey lost by 25-19.

The New Earswick ladies at Hornsea did remarkably well and were unlucky to do down. Margaret Moss, Jeanette Coulson, Kath Sykes and Diane Hardy lost a single on the last end and the game 18-17 and Maureen Wood, Moyra Headley, Maureen Shorrocks and Pat Walker lost 19-17.

The York 'B' Over-60s team were indebted to Fred Clayden, Peter Long, Peter Littlewood and Ken Patterson who took the pressure off the other rink, in their EIBA O60s Double Rink Championship game against Selby 'B' by winning 26-10.

It was a different story for fellow team members Brian Thomas, Frank Turner, Barry Walker and Gordon Walker, who went down 18-17 when both skips ended their game one end early.

York won 43-28 on aggregate and now play away to the winners of the New Earswick versus Huddersfield tie.

New Earswick O55s started their Yorkshire League First Division campaign in fine style beating Metrodome 95-64.

At home, Ken Harrison, Graheme Watson, Ken Carter, Alan Spencer, Gordon Thompson and Alistair Sugden beat John Dodsworth's rink 23-16.

At Metrodome, Bob Edwards, Barry Johnson, Mick Stannard and Ron Wood ensured the visitors got the maximum away aggregate with a 26-12 victory.

New Earswick's only rink defeat came from Bob Howland, Colin Fawcett, Ralph Tiplady and Dave Kermode who were beaten 24-17.

In the Nationals, four successive winning ends earned Peter Littlewood a 22-17 win over Selby's Eddie Howcroft in the O60s Singles.

There was also an all-York game between Barry Walker and Ted Boyle, who came through at the end to gain a magnificent 21-10 victory.

Ex-England international Helen Walker regained some of her old form to beat Ryedale's Pam Bayes 21-13 in the Ladies Singles.

Maureen Thomas and Trish Stevens did well in the Ladies Pairs to record a 28-22 win against fellow club members Sue Tomlinson and Joan Jackson.

Last year's national finalists Shirley Stacey and Iain Boyle were given a good run by Maureen and Barry Walker in the Mixed Pairs, before securing a 23-17 victory.

Stacey had another good win in the Ladies Triples as she teamed up with Sue Kirkpatrick and Sue Tomlinson to beat June Desmond's Doncaster team 26-11.

New Earswick's Brian Gray and Ken Lippett were involved in an exciting Gent's O60s Pairs game where they held on for a 19-18 victory.

York have been honoured by being one of only four clubs in the country to enter a team into a new tournament to be held during next week's televised BUPA Open at Sheffield.

Ex-England player Iain Boyle and Graham Instone will represent the club in their game against John Toulson and Pete Simpson from Erewash (Derbyshire) next Thursday, November 7.

Updated: 11:11 Thursday, October 31, 2002