PAIGNTON Club were surprised to find themselves top of the Premier Division on games won after having a free week, as their nearest rivals both suffered heavy defeats.
Second-placed St Anne's Q could not take advantage of the leaders' free week as they went down 5-1 to fourth placed Torquay Squash A, who recorded their ninth win of the season and probably their best result of the season.
Darren Smith scoring a break of 32 and Ali Tehrani one of 26 in the third to win St Anne's only frame of the evening.
Sixth-placed Brixham Conservative A played their best snooker this season to record the biggest shock of the week.
The Brixhamites ended third-placed St Marychurch Conservative E winning streak of 10 matches, as they thrashed them 6-0, despite Ray Little scoring a break of 31.
Upton Social A stayed in fifth place as they recorded their fifth draw of the season. Phil Redman won the final frame to earn a 3-3 draw with ninth-placed Torre Conservative A.
Preston Cue G moved up three places to seventh as they beat Mid-Devon Constitutional Club A 5-1, who slipped a couple of placed to tenth after suffering their eighth defeat of the season.
Teignmouth Royal British Legion A moved off the bottom of the table at the expense of their opponents, as they beat St Anne's B 5-1, for whom Brian Milden scored a break of 36 in the final frame, his second qualifying Breakmasters break in as many weeks.
ST Marychurch Conservative Q maintained their eight-point advantage over the chasing pack, as John Shelley scored a break of 33 in the final frame to earn the leaders a 3-3 draw with eighth-placed Torquay Squash B.
Torquay Squash D moved up into the promotion places at the expense of their opponents, beating Preston Conservative A 4-2 who slipped to third place after suffering their third defeat of the season.
Squash C stayed in fourth place and keep their hopes of promotion alive, as they came from 3-0 down to earn a 3-3 draw with fifth-placed Brixham Sea Anglers A.
Kirkham Street B slipped a place to sixth after suffering their seventh defeat of the season. They went down 4-2 to bottom-of-the-table Preston Cue E.
Brixham Conservative B continued their rise up the table as they recorded their fifth win of the season to move up to seventh, defeating Preston Conservative B 4-2, who slipped into the relegation places.
PRESTON Cue H had their lead at the top cut to six points as Andy Morrison compiled a break of 25 in the third frame, but saw his team draw 3-3 with tenth placed Preston Cue F, for whom James Pullin scored a break of 22 in the opening frame.
Second-placed Preston Conservative Club C recorded their tenth win of the season as they beat bottom-of-the-table Preston Cue D 5-1.
Preston Cue Q moved up a place to third as they beat seventh placed St Marychurch Conservative B 5-1. Jerry Colclough won their only frame to avoid the whitewash.
Torbay Royal Yacht Club B slipped a place to fourth as they recorded their fifth draw of the season. Richard Sanders scored a break of 21 in the fifth frame as fifth-placed Hookhills B came from 3-0 down to earn the draw.
Teignmouth Royal British Legion B recorded their fifth win of the season to stay in sixth place, as they beat eighth placed Roundham B 4-2. Malcolm Carter won Roundham's only frames.