SNOOKER legend Dennis Taylor will be appearing at Aughton Institute on Saturday, January 26 to perform an exhibition night.
The evening will commence at 7.30pm with the doors open at 6.45pm.
Dennis was World Professional Snooker Champion in 1985 in that epic final frame decider with Steve Davis which broke several viewing records at the time. Dennis will be playing six frames of snooker against a variety of our players followed by a lengthy trick shot session with all his usual charm and humour.
He will also be doing a Q&A session to give everyone a chance to put their questions to him.
The evening will be presented by our fabulous MC, Dave 'the mighty' Quinn and superb music entertainment provided by Trevor Ford.
The evening, once again, will be in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice. Food will be provided on the night and tickets are priced at £20 so don't be disappointed as there are only a limited number of tickets available and they can be purchased by contacting either Barry Adlington on 07746217736 or Aughton Institute steward, Martin 0'Looney on 01695 422688.
Division One this week saw Crosby Village SC continue to lead at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League.
It was the Crosby outfit's turn to sit out their free week this time around but they still hold a single point advantage. Les Dodd SC remain in second position and lie just that one point behind the leaders after a solid 5-1 away triumph at the expense of Upholland Social and a close battle between these two sides looks certain.
Next week the two teams clash and a very close encounter looks likely. Maghull RBL A continue in third place after recording their third 5-1 victory of the campaign in their first four matches, this week they defeated Rainford ESC A by that scoreline to sit five points off the pace, this match also saw Rainford's Rob Dagnall win the 'Break of the Week' accolade with a fantastic 75 clearance in his frame success.
The frame got off to a rather scrappy start with both players missing early opportunities until Rob pounced on his next chance with venom as he started to compile his superb break.
On a couple of occasions, Rob was faced with difficult pots and awkward positional shots which he overcame, one shot in particular were the final red was tight on the side cushion and after potting the yellow he managed to nudge the red away from the cushion and into play which gave Rob the opportunity to complete his super clearance which he obviously managed to do.
Rob joined the Ormskirk League in the 2010-11 season as a 14-year-old and had a marvellous campaign winning 26 of the 27 matches he played for his side, Rainford ESC B.
Rob then took the step up into the Rainford A team during the close season and a rise into Division Two in which he took things in his stride and also had another fine season as his side captured the League Title.
He won 18 of the 21 matches he played and he also captured the Divisional Highest Break award with a superb 64 break he compiled in league week 25 and it also certainly looks like Rob is very comfortable playing in the top Division of our league.
It is certainly refreshing to see some young talent playing in the Ormskirk league. Maghull RBL B continue in fourth spot as they recorded their second win of the season with a fine 5-1 success over Stanley Club A and sit on the same number of points as the side directly above them although they have played a match more than that team. Other notable breaks this week were A Rae (Les Dodd SC) 38 & A Booth (Les Dodd SC) 34 & 31.
This week saw new leaders at the summit of Division Two as St Cuthberts A now head proceedings.
The Halsall outfit defeated Skelmersdale Wardens A 4-2 and now hold a one point advantage from the team they conquered.
The Skelmersdale team lie in second position after their result from two weeks earlier has now been entered.
Last week’s pace-setters, Aughton Institute B now drop into third place as this week was their turn to sit out their free week, they also sit only one point off the pace.
Scarisbrick NSC continue in fourth spot after a 4-2 victory at the expense of struggling Skelmersdale Wardens B.
This outcome sees them close the gap to a single point behind the top side but they have played a match more than the three teams above them.
This match saw Scarisbrick's Paul Horner in solid form with a nice break of 31 in his frame win.
The other match in this Division saw Farmers Club record their first success of the campaign as they overcome Upholland Conservative 4-2 as they rather surprisingly have lost their first three league matches.
Other notable breaks this week were – P Lloyd (Farmers Club) 22, D Carr (Farmers Club) 21, G Peate (Farmers Club) 20 & M Reeder (Farmers Club) 20.
In Division Three the Skelmersdale Wardens D bandwagon continues as this week they recorded another impressive result, this time they ended their evening with a 5-1 triumph at the expense of St Cuthberts B to now extend their lead to a hefty seven points.
The result sees the Halsall side drop into fifth slot. Aughton Institute D moved into second position after a 6-0 demolition over struggling Skelmersdale Wardens C and also have a match in hand over the pace-setters.
Stanley Club B also moved in the right direction this week and now lie in third place after a 4-2 victory over Rainford ESC B, the Rainford outfit drop into fourth spot. The other match played in this Division this week saw Aughton Institute C move up two places in the league table after defeating Lathom and Burscough RBL 5-1 to now sit in sixth. Notable break this week was – D Ball (Aughton Institute D) 21.