Rayleigh Lanes Snooker Club
great event organised by James and Colin Baylis in honour of the
great man, Vic. Many thanks to both and also to everyone who
turned out on the day to support this.
Zak Surety who ran out victor on the day, beating Ryan Causton 3-1
in the final.
We've detailed below some of the highlights of
Zak Surety vs Chris Thatcher
Match was 1-1 & they started the 3rd
frame & within a blink of an eye Zak had won the match 3-1 winning
frame 3 with a break of 102 & the 4th frame 110!
Ricky Norris vs John Parkin
Both players were going pound to pound with
this one, Ricky having a 74 & John 59 & the eventual winner 3-2.
Darren Baines vs Tom Smeeton
This quarter of the draw was without doubt
the best half to be in of which Tom took this by the scruff of the
neck winning 3-0 including a break of 88 in the first frame!
James Baylis vs John Golding
Tough match this with both players called
out at the end of the draw, both players been in the league for a
long time now so pretty sure on paper 3-2 was on the cards &
indeed there was no surprise with that result with John winning
3-2 on the colours.
Zak Surety vs Thomas Wright
Zak won this race so fast it took longer to
find him a table cause everyone else was still in the previous
round playing, he managed to have 99, 88 & 74 breaks 3-0 win.
John Parkin vs Dean Galbally
Current champ getting a tough draw in this
round & looked to be off to a great start with a break of 64 only
for Dean to pinch the frame on the black, again on paper you would
say 3-2 either way & the quality didn’t disappoint & that is what
the result was with Dean winning 3-2.
Ryan Causton vs Dave Rapp
Ryan was in the bottom of the half draw
which looked ok until the later stages where he bumped into Dave
Rapp which I thought was going to be a tough call but within a
flash Ryan won 3-0.
Zak Surety vs Dean Galbally
Another tasty match & getting down to the
deep end of the competition (didn’t see much of this match) but
from what I heard Zak played very well & won 3-1 winner
Peter Dixon vs Tom Smeeton
Now this game caused a few eye brows
regarding a Mr Dixon having got this far, from what I saw of his
matches he was playing very well knocking in 30 breaks along the
way so I was interested to see how Tom would play giving him 14 –
a lot of people questioned Peter’s handicap but in truth I think
is correct of which Tom found out having won the 1st
frame on the black losing the next & perhaps I started thinking
myself but you cant deduct someone just because they are playing
well. In the end Tom won 3-1 & into the semis.
Richard Emery vs Sean Clarke
With Ryan breezing into the semis he had to
wait a long time for this match, Sean playing at a high standard
throughout the day (again some people questioning his handicap
+14) raced into a 2-0 lead pinching a couple of frames from a Mr
Emery that at the start of the tournament looked to be going out
early doors but managed to pick up some form to get to this stage
& again was behind early on. 3rd frame Sean had chances
to wrap this up but somehow missed a couple of crucial balls which
Richard a class player he is wasn’t going to let this one get away
this time & the match was 2-1. The match now went into a long
marathon & everything slowed down of which Richard won the 4th
frame taking us into a decided by now Ryan was asleep!!! The
decided was tight but Richard won this & moved into the semis.
Zak Surety vs Tom Smeeton
This match looked a tasty one & still after
all this time Zak was firing at a very high standard (class
player), raced into a 2-0 lead with Tom not really doing much
wrong (was a good spectator if anything), looked to be going 3-0
but Tom had other ideas & produced a couple of breaks & all of a
sudden was 2-1 Zak. I think that woke Zak up & again Tom not doing
much wrong Zak won the 4th frame & into the final for
the 3rd year running – could he make it a hat-trick of
runner up trophies or would be go for the big one!?!
Ryan Causton vs Richard Emery
After a long slog I got this match on right
away of which Richard continuing his winning frame streak & went
into a 1-0 lead, this woke Ryan up I think & the highest break of
the day came next with a 122 clearance (1-1), he then won the next
frame & finished off with a 83 break to win 3-1 & into the final.
Zak Surety vs Ryan Causton
What a final, 2 great players, close
friends & only around 1am at this stage!!!!
Not sure on the breaks for this match as
think everyone bar a couple was asleep but Zak lost the first
frame I think & I thought here we go again for ak another runner
up prize but he knuckled down & produced what he had been doing
all day with rattling off 3 frames for us to finish at 3am & Zak
winning what he came for on the day that being the Vic Harris
Well done to everyone attending, I’m sure
Vic would be proud.