SNOOKER KNOCKOUT FINAL MONDAY 29TH APRIL 2019
St Brelade Steelers finished the season in style by winning the Riley Shield in a late night finish at First Tower Institute on Monday evening. St Brelade were up against St Thomas Tower, and the westerners were giving away 294 points over the 8 frames, so it was always going to be a tough challenge. However, Sean McDonald got them off to the perfect start by beating Herbie Bruggraber by 141 points to 119, to win by 22, with McDonald conceding 35 points per frame. Howard Smith on second for Tower, won 141-102 to claw back 39 points back playing against Gary Boschat, to put his team ahead by 17 points at the halfway point. Steve Thomas scored over 80 points in each frame winning 171-129 against John Baudains to regain the lead for St Brelade by 25 points after 6 frames. Karl Le Fevre was on last for Brelade’s, and was up against Bob Denison with the Tower man getting a healthy 49 points per frame. However, Le Fevre once again showed his class by scoring a 28 break followed by a 22 clearance to win 74-69 in his first frame meaning that including Denisons 49 handicap in the second frame Tower had an overall lead of 24 points going into the final frame. It was a fairly tight affair throughout, but Le Fevre sealed victory for St Brelade by potting the final pink, meaning that the Westerners won a very close match by 564 points to 546 to finish the season winning the knock-out trophy, and coming runners-up in the league..