SNOOKER: CONSERVATIVE A and St Saviour's A were joint top of the Liberal Division before their match at Saviour's.
Cons soon took command with Neal Jones defeating Andy Griffiths and Lea Dagher getting the better of Robbie Hayes in a tense battle. Dave Smith was in brilliant form for Cons and, in two visits to the table, he made more than 60 points to leave Barry Charker chasing a lost cause.
Andy Duckers just edged out Peter Sheppard in a tense struggle to put Cons 4-0 up. Mike Davies showed his experience to hold off the challenge of Andy Short and Wayne Amey made the score more respectable for Saints with a convincing win over Eddie Jenkins to take the final score to 4-2 to Cons and put them two points clear at the top of the league.
Steve Turner's 42 break against Kevin Maxwell didn't do any good for Broughton Wings against Utd Services B. Simon Moulton was the only other winner as Andy Rose, Jason Taylor, Scott Wilkie and Craig Thelwell gave the home side a 4-2 win.
Electric S&SC gained their first win of the season, against Upton RBL A. Mattie Lill, Mark Griffiths, Graham Gilbert and Robbie Proudlock got them off the mark.
In the Chester City Transport Division, Snooker Centre joined the front-runners with a 6-0 defeat of St Saviour's A.
Wings B continued to be a threat with their 4-2 win over Waverton A. Mark Taylor, Gareth Wynne, Dave Parry and Darroch Mackie all won for the home side.
Liberal A continue to be a threat with Pat Cooney and Anthony Barnes leading the charge, and Ray Cluett and Steve Ankers completing their 4-2 win.
Upton RBL D went clear at the top of the Supreme Cleaners Division with a good win over Liberal B. Ken Cavey and Andy Sutton Thompson got the home side off to a good start before Gareth Cribben pulled one back for Liberal. Jerry Banks and John Gerrard made it 4-1 before Dennis Morgan made it 4-2 with a resounding win over John O'Boyle.
Christleton stayed within a point of the leaders when they won their top-of-the-table clash with St Werburgh's B 4-2.
Steve Powell, John Mooney, Gary Bennett and Mike Melia all won for the home side to set them on course for a quick return to the higher division.
Waverton B nearly made it two wins in a row. Leading 3-2 after wins from Tom Jones, Ian Stoddart and John Stonely, it took Nigel Middlehurst winning the last frame of the night to salvage a draw. Roy Webb and Keith Cadman were Transport's other winners.