Nottinghamshire Billiards and Snooker Association

Champions Cup (Alan Cunningham Trophy)

The 2019 Champions Cup

The Champion of Champions tournament took place on Sunday 2nd of June 2019 at Spot On Cue Sports Sneinton. The format was a KO featuring 17 of the winners of NBSA competitions, all rounds were best of 5 frames. 

Many thanks to Spot On Cuesports, Sneinton, for hosting and to all those who turned out to compete for the title. Thanks also to Greg Dixon who helped us trial the CueScore system, which we will be adopting going forward for all our competitions. If you didn’t get chance you can check out the full results below.¬†

Roll of Honor

2018 John Fountain
2019 Keith Holgate

L-R: Troy Brett and Keith Holgate (2019 Champions Cup Winner)

Draw and Results

Match Report

Frame 1: Keith Holgate 65 – 58 Troy Brett

Keith pulled out a 20 point lead a safety heavy frame, owing to a cluster of reds forming around the black in the jaws of a bottom pocket. Troy managed to fight back on the colours, including a spectacular corner pocket double on the pink, to force a re-spotted black. Keith won the toss and put Troy in, an attempted safety left the black close to the middle pocket and Keith duly dispatched it to win the first frame. 

Frame 2: Keith Holgate 11 – 82 Troy Brett

Troy dominating this one, scoring an early 30 break, playing a good safety when running out of position and quickly adding a visit of 36 to secure the frame.

Frame 3: Keith Holgate 91 – 23 Troy Brett

Keith returning the favour, dominating this frame with a visit of 42 early on, followed by solid safety and an excellent second break of 42 towards the end of the frame to take the 2-1 lead.

Frame 4: Keith Holgate 68 – 56 Troy Brett

Keith took the initiative in this frame to lead by about 40 points, but Troy responded well with some solid match play to eventually leave the scores poised at 48 all with the last red on. With the last 25 points on the table the game was still anyone’s. Troy slotted in a great green but jawed the brown in the yellow pocket, it ran across the table toward the green pocket to leave Keith a chance at the clearance, which he took clinically.  

Well played Keith and hard luck Troy. An excellent final to watch.