CHRISTLETON Institute continued their impressive early-season Chester League form with a victory over last year’s Olympic Sports Division champions Broughton Wings.
Wayne Amey started the ball rolling with a win over last term’s merit winner Simon Moulton. Gareth Allen hit a 42 break in his victory over Christleton’s new young player Anthony Gallagher to make it 1-1, but Andy Mumford defeated James Coe comfortably and Barry Davies accounted for Mark Jarvis to leave Wings reeling.
Joey Wynne got the better of Russell Jones and, with Wings being a player short, they lost 5-1.
United Services earned themselves a creditable draw against last season’s runners up St Werburgh’s United.
In the battle of the Joneses, Chris Jones got the better of Colin Jones. Then Martin Walsh put Services two frames ahead with a win over Mattie Hewitt. Alan Platt pulled it back to 2-1 in his defeat of Paul Lewis and Roy Baker made it level in defeating Kenny Keay.
Dave Sharpes put United ahead by getting the better of Tony McKevitt, but Geoff Cadogan salvaged the draw with a comfortable success over Derek Hammonds.
After losing their first two games 6-0, Chester Snooker Centre bounced back with a 5-1 triumph over Upton RBL A. John Over Jnr prevented a whitewash in the last frame when he defeated Francis Oweti.
Christleton A sent out a warning to their Haz Decs Division rivals with a 5-1 win over Waverton.
Mark Cook, Dave Done and Barry Charker gave them a 3-0 lead before Andy Sutton Thompson scored a 30 break in his win for Waverton over John Mooney.
Mike Craig and Mattie Done then stepped up to give Christleton their third 5-1 verdict in succession. Broughton Wings B kept with the leaders thanks to a 6-0 whitewash of Upton RBL B.
St Saviours A took the lead against Chester Bus, but the Busmen fought back to win the next four frames. Steve Proctor defeated Damien Futcher in the final frame to make it 4-2.
Liberal B defeated visitors Conservative C 4-2. After Terry Willcox lost to George Lofthouse in the opening frame, Lew Williams, Dennis Morgan, Dave Ankers and Peter Beswick put Liberal 4-1 ahead. Kevin Harris won the last frame for Conservatives with an impressive success over Gareth Cribben.