Darley Dale & District Snooker League

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FOLLOWING the conclusion of the regular season, the top few teams in each division were set to do battle in the Champion of Champions end of season play-offs for the Jaeger Trophy.

The opening A Division play-off at Bolehill Institute No 1 saw the hosts gain a 4-1 triumph over Matlock’s Edgefold Club.

Ricki Slack had breaks of 30 and 24 in his opening frame success, and although Matthew Travis levelled, Andrew Brough and then Ian Birks, the latter with a 25 clearance, made the game safe.

The two B Division play-offs both ended in 3-2 wins for the higher seeded teams.

Matlock Golf Club edged out Jaxx Q Club No 2 of Belper with Ian McKay and Nick Kay getting them off to the best possible start at 2-0.

But the returning Alan Kerry pulled one back, and the ever reliable Andy Hayes levelled before eventually a 39 break from Graham Jones proved the difference in a hard fought deciding doubles match.

In the other match Jaxx Q Club No 1 kept Belper interest alive by defeating Bolehill No 3 by the minimum margin on the final black, the third time they had triumphed over the same opposition within the space of eight days.

Ian Peacock put the visitors ahead early doors before Alex Fisher and Steve Robinson (30 break) saw the home side 2-1 up.

Mick Bunting then tied it at 2-2 before in an extremely tense finish, Steve and Glenn Hull took the deciding doubles frame by 49 points to 40.

In the B Division Individual final, Steve Robinson defeated Graham Jones 3-2 at Bolehill Institute.

Jaeger Trophy Champion of Champions Play-offs: Bolehill Institute No 1 4, Edgefold Club Matlock 1; Matlock Golf Club 3, Jaxx Q Club Belper No 2 2; Jaxx Q Club Belper No 1 3, Bolehill Institute No 2 2.

Breaks: G Jones 39,27,20; R Slack 30,24,22,22,20; S Robinson 30,20; I Birks 25.