THE new Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League winter season started with some fantastic matches and eye-catching performances from both teams and indviduals.

Wilmslow Cons A defeated Mere C in a tight season opener that finished 4-3 Tuesday.

Across the league there were an encouraging six debutants and Wilmslow A fielded three of those.

Shaw Heath's title defence got off to a rocky start, going down 5-2 to an impressive Mere A.

Last year's runners up Morley Green were also involved in a tough battle but they managed to emerge victorious with a 4-3 win over Tatton C, helped by a 30 break from Graham Walls.

Summer league winners Tatton A look set to challenge for honours again with a fine 6-1 victory in their derby match against Tatton B.

Elsewhere, Mobberley A began with a strong 5-2 win against their C team.

Mark Newall scored 115 points and had breaks of 39, 34 and 30 in his frame.

Wilmslow Cons B also started in style with a 5-2 victory against Mobberley B.

Wilmslow's Laughlin Anderson impressed with a 103 point score and debutant Jason Lawrence announced himself to the KADASL with a brilliant 113 point frame, which included a 40 break.

Results: Mere C 3-4 Wilmslow Cons A, Mere A 5-2 Shaw Heath, Mobberley A 5-2 Mobberley C, Morley Green 4-3 Tatton C, Tatton A 6-1 Tatton B, Wilmslow Cons B 5-2 Mobberley B.