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Lee is the man in form after a 147 clearance in practice

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

JAMES LEE:   Scored his first 147 in practice at St Anne's

JAMES LEE: Scored his first 147 in practice at St Anne's

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TORBAY A have made a good start in the group stages of the Bilby Cup this year.

They opened with a 4-1 win away to Exeter C and followed that up with a 5-0 home win over Barnstaple B, with wins for Alan Tunney, Adrian Tocknell, Jason Whittaker, John Halliwell and James Lee.

The highest break of the night was an 80 clearance from Lee, who is in top form right now, having got his first 147 just a few days earlier in a practice match at St Anne's.

Lee is among several Torbay RGB Snooker League players taking part in the West of England Gold Waistcoat tour, sponsored by Rileys, with two rounds already completed in Plymouth.

Darren Bond from Tiverton leads rankings after two events but it is the ascendance of the current champion Andy Neck (Newton Abbot) into second place that is ominous.

Neck under performed in event one but turned that around with a solid performance to win event two.

In the semi final Neck beat Bond, aided by a 74 break, and in the final he beat Alan Hurley from Cornwall.

In the quarters Hurley had made breaks of 60 and 40 to beat Alan Tunney (Torbay) who is back playing following an injury.

The next Gold Waistcoat event, in February, is scheduled to take place at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester.

DRAWS for the Torbay RGB Snooker League competitions are as follows:

Locock Cup Third Round Draw: Torwood Conservative A v Brixham Sea Anglers A, Kirkham B v Preston Cue W, Torquay Squash C v Preston Cue C, Torquay Squash B v Preston Cue G, St Annes D v Torre Conservative A, Paignton Club v Torquay Squash A, Upton Social/Brixham Cons B v St Marychurch Conservative E, Preston Cue E v Hookhills A, (Matches to be arranged and played by Friday 1st February)

Fred Jarvis Cup 1st Round Draw: Cliff Ritson v Jordan Whittaker, Alan Whittaker v Craig Gayler, Doug Harris v Lee Mc Arthur junior, Steve Slade v Ben Francis, Dan Lewis v Aidan Whaley, John Morris v John Nugent, Clive Thomas v Andy Neck, Mike Williams v Frank Noakes, John Heather v Paul Bowen, Wayne Taylor v Lee Mc Arthur, Chay Mearns v James Lee, Konstantine Varga v Andy Morrison, Ed Armitage v Richard Elliot, Matt Morris, Al Foloni & Lewis Lumsden have byes into second Round (Matches to be played by 1st February)

Newman Cup 1st Round Draw: John Halliwell v Alex Mucklow, Lee Mc Arthur (junior) v John Morris, Darren Smith v Lewis Lumsden, Ben Francis v James Lee, Dave Mucklow v Chay Mearns (Matches to be played by 25th January)

Newman Cup 2nd Round Draw: Doug Harris v Lee McArthur (junior)/John Morris, Darren Smith/Lewis Lumsden v Ed Armitage, Dave Mucklow/Chay Mearns v Andy Astin, Lee Mc Arthur v Tony Mucklow, Aidan Whaley v Ben Francis/James Lee, Dan Lewis v Alan Tunney, John Halliwell/Alex Mucklow v Steve Slade, Craig Gayler v Andy Neck (Contact to be made before Friday 25th January, matches to be played by 8th February)

Powe Cup 1st Round Draw: Andy Morrison v Konstantine Varga, Matt Morris v John Heather, John Morris v Lewis Lumsden, Steve Slade v Dan Lewis, Wayne Taylor v Richard Elliot (Contact to be made before Friday 11th January, matches to be played by 25th January)

Powe Cup 2nd Round Draw: Alnardo Folloni v Mike Williams, Cliff Ritson v Alan Whittaker, Wayne Taylor/Richard Elliot v Frank Noakes, Simon Gardner v Clive Thomas, Matt Morris/John Heather v Jordan Whittaker, Steve Slade/Dan Lewis v Ali Tehrani, Trevor Wall v Andy Morrison/Konstantine Varga, Brian Milden v John Morris/Lewis Lumsden (Contact to be made before Friday 25th January, matches to be played by 8th February)

Sutton Cup 1st Round Draw: John Heather v Ali Tehrani, Dave Hallett v Clive Thomas, Trevor Wall v Phil Cholerton, Brian Milden v Steve Dart, John Morris v Paul Hawkshaw, Paul Bowen v Dave Lye, Doug W Harris v Alan Whittaker, Doug Harris v Frank Noakes (Contact to be made before Friday 18th January, matches to be played by 8th February).

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