WIDNES Conservative Club A cruised to the Division One title with five games of the Widnes & District Snooker League season to spare.
They demolished St Joseph's A 8-1 with Ste Andrews winning 99-32, Mick Anderson 84-44 and John Mercer posting breaks of 29 and 25.
Simms Cross Institute A climbed to joint second, aided by Mark Bingham's 89-43 (including a 59 break) in their rousing 8-1 win.
WCC A are neck and neck with Institute A, despite going down 5-4 to Ford A (Jimmy Jenkins 98-14, Peter Corns 69-29).
Stadium A aided their survival chances by winning 7-2 as Ray Pierce (73-21) and Paul Goulden (80-22) performed well.
Mike Lloyd (74-41) continued his excellent campaign in Overton's 5-4 away victory.
St Basil's A (Alan Dunn 75-15) overcame St Bede's 6-3 while the B side from the Basil's won by the same scoreline, Andy Molyneux claiming his frame 76-27.
RAOB A (Frank Pennington 67-62) pipped Village A 5-4.
Division Two's Farnworth C brushed aside main rivals Moorfield B 7-2 with power potting from Wes Turton (74-56) and Danny Magee (96-31).
Vastly-improved WCC C trounced Ford B 8-1, with gritty wins from Simon Haste (67-33) and Peter Foster (58-31).
Farnworth B's Peter Johnson (72-39) and John Pinder (61-33) were at the heart of an 8-1 success.
Widnes Rec sneaked home 5-4 despite losing the aggregate on the final black for the third week running. Paul Antrobus (72-31) was in sensational form for the Liverpool Road side.
HGSC A overcame USC B 6-3, John Gregory getting home 62-28.
Corporation shaded their game 5-4 with Les Mercer (63-31) claiming an unlikely win.
Village B downed Pavilions B 6-3 - Mark Laveric 93-33 proving a class above.
Widnes Cons C (Mike Howard 81-33 and Gareth Farthman 73-35) appear to have put the Division Three title on a plate for their B team after shooting down main rivals Farnworth E 9-0.
Village C made sure they ended the season on a high note after beating WCC B 6-3. Ste Brennan, whose 75-35 included a 25 break, was once again the star man.
Birchfield were also 6-3 winners as Paul Smith (63-48) and John O'Neil (61-31) fared well.
Eccleston won 5-4 courtesy of classy Ian Furbank (75-28).
Mill Brow beat Simms Cross B 5-4, Rico Locke (51-40) once again providing the highlight.
It is with deep regret the league heard of the death of Billy Sumner, two-time former town snooker champion, at the age of 84. The funeral took place yesterday.
* Widnes Bowling Club have clinched the Widnes & District Billiards League title after leading the way for the majority of the season.
They went down 5-2 at Moorfield B (Aiden Morris 100-83 and Rob Morris 100-79) but still won the league by five-and-a-half points.
Farnworth A claimed runners-up spot despite also losing 4-3 as Brian Woodrow (100-96) won well for victorious USC B. Ford, who took third spot, overcame Widnes Rec 4-3 - Geoff Brassington's 100-52 included a 44 break.