Steven claims inaugural Clitheroe league title!

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THE first-ever Clitheroe small table singles snooker league has been completed.

Pictured, from left, are winner Steven Almond, semi-finalist Mark Riley, event organiser and league secretary Gary Simkin and semi-finalist Mark Hitchen.

The format was two leagues of 12 players, who played each other home and away over three frames, with a point for each frame won.

The top four in each league then played down to the final, with Almond continued his good league form, beating Hitchen in the semi-final before seeing off Simon Briggs 4-2 in the final. Briggs had earlier disposed of Mark Riley in his semi-final.

Almond also took the highest break prize with a sublime 103 in a keenly-contested league.

Plans are in place for a 2013/2014 competition, with the hope of opening the competition up to all Clitheroe clubs with both small and full size snooker tables.