MIKE Roylance remains on course to retain the Knutsford and District Amateur League’s Jay Trophy after securing a place at next month’s finals night.

The defending champion, a member at Mobberley A, edged past Gary Long (Brook Street A) in the last eight after starting his bid to claim the silverware a third time by eliminating Dave Whalley (Alderley Union).

Alderley’s Andy Towers impressed on his way to the semi-finals of the league’s premier scratch singles tournament when he dispatched Arthur Hasford (Mere A) last week with the aid of a season-best run of 54.

The last-four line-up is completed by Mobberley’s Tony Crompton and Bruce Tulley – the most successful player in Jay Trophy history with 10 overall wins.


Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League

Jay Trophy

Second Round: Mark Newall (Mobberley A) 2-0 Bruce Foden (Alderley Union); Bruce Tully (Mobberley A) 2-0 Dave Mullins (Shaw Heath); Jamie Way (Shaw Heath) 0-2 Arthur Hasford (Mere A)

Quarter-finals: Tony Crompton (Mobberley A) 2-1 Scott Marshall (Shaw Heath); Gary Long (Brook St A) 1-2 Mike Roylance (Mobberley A); Andy Towers (Alderley Union) 2-0 Arthur Hasford (Mere A); Bruce Tulley (Mobberley A) 2-1 Mark Newall (Mobberley A)