ST Theresa's B defeated a strong Broughton Wings side in the Chester and District League's Challenge Trophy preliminary round.
Simon Moulton was in fine form for the home side when he defeated Barry Charker by 41 points. Steve Hagen levelled with his win over Mark Jarvis.
James Coe put Wings ahead with a black ball win over Joey Wynne. Joe seemed to be in control and needed only the pink for the frame but missed in trying to get position on the black. James had stayed in touch and took the opportunity gratefully to pot the pink and black for the frame.
Gareth Allen and Wayne Amey confronted each other in the next frame. A good 50 break by Wayne left Gareth a mountain to climb and Wayne ran out the winner.
Mike Davies, back for his first game of the season, put in a workmanlike show to comfortably overcome Russell Jones with Peter Sheppard winning his frame against Craig Formstone to give Theresa's a good 4-2 win.
United Services A and Conservative A enjoyed clean sweep wins over Broughton Wings B and City Transport respectively. Division One team Conservative B were pipped at the post by Division Three's St Saviours.
Chris Jones got them off to a good start with a win over Dave Lyth, but Steve Barry levelled. Roy Proctor put Saviours in front but Liam Williams made it 2-2 and Gary Jaros put Cons in the lead with his black ball win over Colin Osbourne.
Going into the last frame, Cons were leading 3-2 but trailing by six points on aggregate. Cons had to win the last frame to stay in the competition but up stepped Derek Osbourne, usually Saviours' non-playing captain, to beat John Wells by 23 points and put Saviours through to the next round.
Division Three side Upton RBL D went through after beating Liberal A of Division Two 5-1. United Services C and Christleton fought out a tough match.
Christleton went into a 2-0 lead through Lloyd and Mooney but Cadogan, Lewis and Sherwin turned it around with good wins over Jurdzis, Craig and Cooke.
It meant Christleton would only go through if Dave Done beat Bob Sconce by more than 70 points. But Bob kept the difference to 16 and it was enough to see Services through.
Divsion Three basement side St Werburgh's B entertained Upton RBL C and soon went two frames down to Bright and Carter wins.
Things looked bleak but wins by Johnson, Buckley, Murphy and Bennion saw Werburgh's through.