First Seniors success for new rankings leader Davis

PAUL Davis moved to the top of the Cuestars Seniors Tour rankings after winning his first event on the over-40s snooker circuit.

The Wareham cueist didn’t drop a single frame out of 14 in the third leg on home tables at Greenbaize Snooker Club, Bournemouth.

And he certainly had his scoring boots on with four breaks of more than 40, including a 75 and an 86.

A 2-0 victory over joint second-placed Jason Pusser (Bournemouth) in the final earned Davis £150 in prize money.

Pusser was earlier involved in the match of the day, a high-quality last-16 encounter with Justin Eggins (Chichester), who opened with the day’s highest break, a classy 91. Pusser responded with a fluent 51 to make it 1-1 but unfortunately Eggins pocketed the cue-ball on the final black in the third-frame decider.

A staggering total of 19 of the 39 entrants for the event sponsored by Martin Rabbets Snooker and Pool Services were drawn from two clubs in Bournemouth and six of the eight quarter-finalists were Greenbaize members.

Shaun Hayman (Ferndown), who had a great run to the semi-finals before losing 2-1 to Pusser, and Gareth Samuel (Poole) made the knockout stage for the first time.

Martin Wallace (Wokingham) was the last non-Bournemouth based player standing. He enjoyed knockout victories over David Brock (Tiverton) and Mark Prescott (Bournemouth) before going down 2-0 to Davis in the last-four.

Organisers thanked club-owner Debbie Ealy and her staff for their hospitality and for accommodating the late finish.

Waterlooville Sports Bar hosts the fourth leg of nine on Sunday, December 17.

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Justin Eggins: 91, 85.

Paul Davis: 86, 75, 67, 41.

Martin Wallace: 71.

Paul Bailey: 60.

Jason Pusser: 59, 55, 51, 50, 44, 43.

John Hunter: 63, 53.

Paul Lawrence: 51, 40.

Luke Spiller: 51.

Dennis Tristram: 51.

Shaun Hayman: 48.

Shane Hatfield: 45, 44.

Alex Greenham: 43.


GROUP A: 1st, Phil Butler (Greenbaize); 2nd, David Brock (Exeter SC); 3rd, Carl Davies (St James Institute, Bournemouth); 4th, Mark Thomas (Shots, Watford).

GROUP B: 1st, Mark Prescott (Greenbaize); 2nd, Jason Pusser (St James Institute, Bournemouth); 3rd, Luke Spiller (St James Institute, Bournemouth); 4th, Damian Henners (Greenbaize).

GROUP C: 1st, Paul Davis (Greenbaize); 2nd, Steve Nevett (St James Institute, Bournemouth); 3rd, Neil Carroll (Chandlers Ford SC); 4th, Stuart Chapman (Greenbaize).

GROUP D: 1st, Justin Eggins (Chichester City Club); 2nd, Dennis Tristram (Shots, Watford); 3rd, Graham Leech (Crucible, Newbury); 4th, Paul Grove (Woking SC).

GROUP E: 1st, Alex Greenham (Greenbaize); 2nd, Gareth Samuel (Lytchett & Upton RBL); 3rd, Mark Hubbard (Greenbaize); 4th, Gareth Owen (Greenbaize).

GROUP F: 1st, David Moritz (Shots, Watford); 2nd, Garry Coulson (St James Institute, Bournemouth); 3rd, Steve Wheatland (Chandlers Ford SC); 4th, Paul Pharro (Greenbaize).

GROUP G: 1st, Martin Wallace (Crucible, Newbury); 2nd, Ian Desmier (Avalon Constitutional Club, Glastonbury); 3rd, Paul Lawrence (Park Gate RBL); 4th, John Hunter (Salisbury SC); 5th, Steve Read (Chandlers Ford SC).

GROUP H: 1st, Darren Johnson (Petersfield Bowls & Snooker Club); 2nd, Shane Hatfield (Greenbaize); 3rd, Brian Dobson (Stoke SC, Gosport); 4th, Mark Greer (Woking SC); 5th, Peter Ebbins (Greenbaize).

GROUP I: 1st, Shaun Hayman (Greenbaize); 2nd, Paul Bailey (Greenbaize); 3rd, Ian Finch (Park Gate RBL); 4th, Dominic Holmes (St James Institute, Bournemouth); 5th, Kevin Morris (Woking SC).


PRELIMS: Pusser 1-0 Nevett, Tristram 1-0 Samuel.

LAST-16 (10 points): Hayman 2-1 Butler, Desmier 2-0 Johnson, Greenham 2-1 Tristram, Pusser 2-1 Eggins, Davis 2-0 Coulson, Bailey 2-1 Moritz, Wallace 2-0 Hatfield, Prescott 2-1 Brock.

QUARTER-FINALS (12 pts, £20): Hayman 2-1 Desmier, Greenham 1-2 Pusser, Davis 2-0 Bailey, Wallace 2-0 Prescott.

SEMI-FINALS (15 pts, £40): Hayman 1-2 Pusser, Davis 2-0 Wallace.

FINAL (25/18 pts, £150/£80): Davis 2-0 Pusser.

By Tim Dunkley and Chris Wyatt