THE destination of silverware in three snooker competitions has been settled.

Mobberley C sealed the Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League Team Knockout in the latest final.

That followed hot on the heels of Bruce Tulley lifting the league’s premier scratch knockout competition – the TC Jay Trophy – for the 11th time, while David Taylor and Freddie Rowley pocketed the Bert Astles Memorial Pairs crown.

Mobberley’s Tulley defeated Adam Griffiths of league winners Shaw Heath 2-0 in the semi-finals of the TC Jay Trophy, a competition with more than 75 years of history and now with ‘TC’ added to its name in recognition of the 20-plus years of service from former league secretary Tony Crompton, a previous winner of the title.

Knutsford Guardian: TC Jay Trophy semi-finalistsTC Jay Trophy semi-finalists

Mike Roylance of Mobberley lost to The Tatton Club’s Gary Long in the other of the semi-finals staged at Wilmslow Conservative Club.

The final was a similarly tight affair and Long, seeking his maiden victory in the competition, continued his fine form to take the first frame.

Tulley took the next frame before a 31 break helped him secure a record extending 11th title.

Knutsford Guardian: Bruce Tulley is presented with the TC Jay TrophyBruce Tulley is presented with the TC Jay Trophy

Knutsford Guardian: Bruce Tulley with the TC Jay TrophyBruce Tulley with the TC Jay Trophy

Tatton A, who finished the league season in fourth place, succumbed to Mobberley C in the Team Knockout at Wilmslow Conservative Club.

Mobberley, who finished 11th in the league table having struggled for form toward the end of season, went into the match with a 133-point handicap advantage. And after a fine team performance they overcame Tatton by 462 points to 394.

The standout performances came from David Lingard and Rick Tims, who both won their frames.

Knutsford Guardian: Team Knockout winners Mobberley CTeam Knockout winners Mobberley C

Knutsford Guardian: Mobberley C captain Alan Williams Mobberley C captain Alan Williams

Tatton A’s Taylor and Rowley got the better of Mike Sullivan and Martyn Hawkins from Wilmslow Cons A in the Bert Astles Memorial Pairs at Mere Parish Club.

Sullivan and Hawkins defeated Vinni Rossi and Mike Roylance of Mobberley A 2-0 in the semi-finals, while Taylor and Rowley ended the hopes of Darren Taylor and Rick Tims of Mobberley C by the same scoreline.

Knutsford Guardian: The Bert Astles Memorial Pairs finalistsThe Bert Astles Memorial Pairs finalists

A fine 45 break from Rowley helped to steer him and Taylor to their first silverware in the Knutsford league.

There were still a few places and individual prizes to be settled in the final week of the league season.

Shaun Brearly secured the best performance prize in style, making a 43 break during Shaw Heath’s defeat to Mobberley B.

Shaun won 17 of his 21 frames in what has been an excellent debut season.

Mobberley’s brilliant win moved them up to seventh in the table – a creditable finish for a team that almost didn’t have enough players to compete on the eve of the season.

Mobberley A secured third place with a 6-1 win over Mere C in a match that was tighter than the scoreline suggests as four of Mobberley’s wins were decided on the final black.

During the match, Mobberley’s Mark Newall secured the prize for lowest handicap, his victory leaving him with a final handicap of -34. Mere C’s defeat means that they finished the season in eighth place.

Tatton A bagged a fine 6-1 victory over their C team, who finished bottom.

Tatton B finished the season with a big 7-0 victory over cup finalists Mobberley C, a result that left Tatton B with a fifth placed finish.

Mark Murphy made a 30 break for Tatton during the match and there were ton-plus scores for both Andy Dunn and Steve Prosser.

Second placed Morley Green finished the season with a flourish. 40+ breaks from both Mike Richmond and Paul Hart helped them to a 6-1 victory over Wilmslow Cons A, who placed sixth in the table.

Wilmslow Cons B and Mere A faced off in a match that would decide ninth and 10th positions, with Wilmslow triumphing 5-2.