SNOOKER: UNITED Services A held their lead at the top of the Liberal Club Division with a 5-1 win over Snooker Centre.
Wins by Jones, Ellis, Platt, Byewater and Sharpe put them in a 5-0 lead before newcomer Shahen got a consolation for Snooker Centre by defeating Roy Baker.
Conservative A kept up the chase with a 5-1 win over Upton RBL A. Steve Williams opened the scoring for Conservative with a 53 break in his win over James Coe. Eddie Jenkins followed with a 32 break against Chris Dixon, Dave Smith won the third frame for Conservative and John Over jnr beat Andy Short to pull one back.
Neal Jones emphasised Conservative's superiority by hitting a 72 break in his win over Mike Hague and Lea Dagher rounded it off for Conservative with a 96-15 win over Chris Welsh.
St Theresa's fell a further point behind when they could record only a 4-2 win over United Services C. Dave Sherwin beat Robbie Hayes on the black after Hayes went in off the black ball to put Services ahead. Wayne Amey accounted for Geoff Anderson, Barry Charker put Theresa's 2-1 up with a win over Anthony Courtney and teenager Mike Metcalf beat Martin Walsh.
Peter Sheppard comfortably beat Paul Lewis before Geoff Cadogan scored a second frame for Services.
United Services B recorded their first win of the season 5-1 against Liberal B. Brady, Wilkie, Pritchard, Maxwell and Thelwell won for Services with Dagnall replying for Liberal.
In the Chester City Transport Division, Electric had a good away win over CCO. They won the first four frames through Simpson, Proud-lock, Lill and Allen, but CC 0 pulled it back to 4-2 with wins from Martin Dodd and Colin Hargreaves who made a 43 break.
St Werburgh's B suffered a rare defeat in the Supreme Cleaners Division when they lost at home to Conservative C. Dutton Taylor, Chris Murphy and Fergus scored the points for Conservative with Colley and Nicholson replying.
Upton C dismissed Waverton with wins from Griffiths, Cater, Bright, Thomlinson and Given with Jones the only scorer for Waverton.
In an exciting Merseyside Champion of Champions quarter final tie against Southport Snooker Club, St Theresa's edged through 3-2, thanks to Robbie Hayes, Barry Charker and Wayne Amey.