A RESOUNDING win saw Q Bar close the gap on Conservative A at the top of the Chester League’s Rileys Division.
Q Bar were 6-0 winners over Christleton A.
Sixteen-year-old Richard Remellie led the way, going on first and making a break of 59 against Mike Craig.
Wins by Mark Jarvis (45 break), Neal Jones, Lea Stephens, Simon Moulton and Russell Jones followed, putting Q Bar five points behind Cons with two games in hand.
Conservative managed a 4-2 success over Chester Bus. Mike Griffiths and Shane Futcher beat Cons’ leading scorers Craig Thelwell and Jason Taylor, but the other Cons players were too strong.
Third-placed St Saviour’s could manage only a home draw against United Services A. Kevin Maxwell got Saviours off to a good start with his win over visiting captain Geoff Anderson, but it ended all square.
After his giant-killing acts against Neal Jones and Alan Platt, Chris Bennion of Upton RBL A took another scalp – Christleton B’s Andy Mumford – but his team lost 4-2.
Wayne Amey returned to the same table that he knocked in a 99 break on last season. This time round he knocked in an 82 break, failing to pot the last red. His Upton opponent, Chris Dixon, bought Amey a pint as a token of congratulations for such a good performance.
In the Olympic Trophies Division, Conservative B continued their good form with an outstanding 5-1 win over second-placed Liberal A.
The only loser for Cons was Pat Fergus with newcomer T Muller beating Liberal captain Anthony Hughes.
County Offices had a good victory in their rearranged fixture against Upton RBL C.
Colin Hargreaves beat last year’s Ron Woodcock Trophy winner Paul Cross as County Offices ran out 5-1 winners.