County Super League: Bishop Auckland celebrated in style after they recorded their first win of the season with a two points success over reigning champions, Horden.

The Bishops had two points from Dave Baird with Andrew Tuesday, David Jacomb, Ron Wright, Steven Webb, Mal Parry and Kevin Watson adding one each. Horden had two wins from James Evans and one each from John Bourne, Steve Wylie, Steve Nixon and Gerald Evans.

Championship challengers, Crook B travelled to Durham A and literally scraped through to force the draw after trailing 6-4. The home side had two wins from Dave Ferguson and one each from Chris Bowron, Andrew Morley, Ben Bowen and Dave Neill. Crook B levelled with two wins from Gavin Witton and Johnny Mason with Les Scott and David Stephenson adding one each. Paul Shutt beat Les Scott to put Durham ahead but Gerald Parkin forced the draw when he beat Helen Littlewood in the final frame.

Tow Law managed to take the final frame against the visiting Durham B to force a draw. The Lawyers had two wins from John Beveridge and one each from Lee Cullinan, Tommy Sloan, Shaun Umpelby and Charlie Donaghy with Durham B edging ahead with two wins from Trevor Walton and Ian Dinsdale and one each from Dave Hodgson, Gary Carr and Andy Seal. Andrew Burrows clinched the home draw when he beat Dave Hodgson in the final frame.

Crook A entertained league leaders Spennymoor and had to fight all the way to an 8-6 victory after Spennymoor took a 4-1 lead.

Ferryhill drew with the visiting Shildon A, whilst Shildon B also played a draw with the visiting Newton Aycliffe.

Results: Crook A 8 Spennymoor 6; Ferryhill 7 Shildon A 7; Durham A 7 Crook B 7; Shildon B 7 Newton Aycliffe 7; Tow Law 7 Durham B 7; Bishop Auckland 8 Horden 6.

Durham and District League

Durham Snooker Club made up for their disappointment in failing to retain the League Championship, which they lost to Consett Stateside, when they won the League Knock Out Cup by beating Ushaw Moor Catholic Club by seven frames to three in the final played at Sacriston Daisy Hill.

Durham Ranking Tournament

There was a lot of movement in the Top 20 Ranking List after the results of the April competition were added. Trevor Walton made the biggest move when he shifted from 27th up to 12th. However there were significant moves at the top despite Steve Thompson holding on to the No. 1 spot for Graham Comerford moved from fourth to second, Steven Webb from fifth to third and Colin Hutchinson from sixth to fourth. These moves, coupled with the hopes of making a Top 32 spot for the 'Big Money End of Year Tournament', make the next competition, starting at noon, at Durham Snooker Club on Sunday, May 25 a mouth-watering prospect. New players are always welcome and can obtain advance information by telephoning 0191 3869339.

The new Top Twenty list: 1st Steve Thompson 38 merit points, 16 ranking points; 2 Graham Comerford 31, 16; 3 Steven Webb 30, 14; 4 Colin Hutchinson 27, 14; 5 Chris Bowran 33, 13; 6 Michael Rhodes 32, 13; 7 Andy Seal 23, 13; 8 Alan Hogarth 15, 12; 9 Darren Grainger 23, 11; 10 Kevin Rainbow 21, 11; 11 Robert Hogarth 20, 11; 12 Trevor Walton 19, 11; 13 Stephen Jones 17, 11; 14 Gary Carr 14, 10; 14 Dave Lowery 14, 10; 16 Dave Hodgson 18, 9; 17 David Castledene 14, 9; 18 David Bridge 8, 9; 19 Helen Sharpe 6, 9; 20 John Mavin 5, 9.

Crook Individual League

David Craggs shot to the top of the table after whitewashing Stephen Heyes. Both players are out-and-out potters so the match was over in ten minutes with Heyes only half chance coming in the second frame. David Stephenson moved into second place, two points behind Craggs after he whitewashed Neil Campbell.

In the foot of the table clash David Haygarth went one up against Lee Cullinan but the second frame result was reversed. In the decider Cullinan went to clear up from the break and got to the black, which was within his range but he failed and Haygarth snookered his way to victory.

Adam Martin took advantage of Les Scott's wobbled black to go ahead in the first frame. Scott levelled and then pulled off a miracle shot when seemingly beaten, potting his last safe two balls in one shot and knocking in the black. "Fortuitous", he said but Martin had a different word for it.

Results: Stephen Burke 2 Richard Walker 1; David Stephenson 3 Neil Campbell 0; Adam Martin 1 Les Scott 2; David Craggs 3 Stephen Heyes 0; Lee Cullinan 1 David Haygarth 2.

The matches on Monday at the Crook Coach and Horses are David Haygarth v Aaron Cowan; Johnny Mason v Michael Burke; Lee Scott v David Stephenson; Neil Campbell v James Ivil.

Bishop Auckland and District League

Henknowle Manor A created the shock of the Second Round of the Team Knock Out when they travelled to league leaders, Spennymoor Ash Tree and won by two points. The Ash Tree had two points from Richard Turner and one each from Paul Biddle, Steve Hunter and Tony Biddle. The visitors levelled with two points from Peter Mernor and one each from Steve Webb, Ronnie Wright Bill Turner. The Manor then added the doubles through Peter Mernor and Bill Turner with Steve Webb clinching victory by beating Paul Biddle in the first captain's game.

Bishop Auckland Snooker Club A made progress with a four points home win over Witton Park Rose and Crown. The home side clinched their victory in the singles, where they had two points from Colin Marley and Chris Thompson with one point each from Peter Thompson, Wayne Hewitt and Alan Dickenson.

Results: Crook Olde Horse Shoe 7 Tow Law Station 2; Bishop Auckland Football Club 7 Crook Coach and Horses B 3; Bishop Auckland Cumberland Arms 7 Henknowle Manor B 4; Willington Brewer's Droop 7 Bishop Auckland RAFA Club 4; Spennymoor Ash Tree 5 Henknowle Manor A 7; Spennymoor Weardale 6 Bishop Auckland Snooker B 7; Bishop Auckland Snooker A 7 Witton Park Rose and Crown 3; Crook White Swan 2 Crook Coach and Horses A 7.

Crook League

Urecords were certain to go when Crook King's Head entertained Crook Coach and Horses B in the top of the table clash in the Second Division. Both teams had unbeaten records, whilst Carl Maddison of the King's, Gerald Parkin and Les Scott of the Coach all were unbeaten in the singles.

The Coach won their way through to a two points victory with only Gerald Parkin hanging on to his unbeaten tag. The King's had two points from Kevin Carter with Stuart Miller, Stephen Dawson and Stephen Gill taking one point each in the singles and Carl Maddison with Stephen Dawson adding the doubles. The Coach had two points from Gerald Parkin and Darren Tinkler with John Mason, Les Scott and Andrew Reynolds adding one each and Alan Moses with Gerald Parkin taking a doubles point.

In the First Division, Crook White Swan went to their second win of the season when they beat the visiting Willington Market. The Swan had two points from Lee Airey, Les Sanderson and David Stewart with Andrew Finch adding one. The Market had two points from Dave Tobbell and one each from Darren Peacock, Syd Trow and Stuart Shillan with the teams sharing the doubles. Crook Olde Horse Shoe A lead the First Division by ten points from Crook Travellers Rest A, who are three points in front of Crook Belle Vue. Crook Coach and Horses B lead the Second Division by eighteen points with Crook King's Head five points ahead of Howden Australian.

Results: Crook Coach and Horses A 5 Crook Olde Horse Shoe A 9; Crook Belle Vue 10 Crook Jelly's Bar A 4; Crook White Swan 8 Willington Market 6; Crook Olde Horse Shoe B 9 Crook Mill House 5; Crook Travellers Rest A 7 Crook Royal Sun &; Crook Queen's Head A 4 Crook Travellers Rest B 10; Crook Golden Fleece A 6 Crook Surtees 8; Crook King's Head 6 Crook Coach and Horses B 8; Crook Spitfire Club 6 Crook Golden Fleece B 8; Willington Brewer's Droop 5 Hunwick Club 9; Crook Jelly's Bar B 5 Crook Queen's Head B 9; Howden Australian 10 Croft Social Club 4.

Auckland Area League

The second qualifying stage of the League Pairs Championship was held at two venues with two winners from each going forward to play on Finals Day, which will be held at Bishop Auckland Grand on Saturday, June 21.

At Bishop Auckland Derby, Kevin Watson and David Jacomb of Bishop Auckland King's Head won through in a close-fought game having given their opponents a one-frame lead when they played out of turn potting the black and thus forfeiting the first frame. After that they took the remaining two frames to ensure their passage to the next round.

At Spennymoor Voltigeur the home pair Darren Briggs and David Graham and the Bishop Auckland Derby pair Andrew Delve and David Brassell both earned their Final Day appearances.

Spennymoor League

Spennymoor Voltigeur moved one point clear at the top of the table after they only dropped one point at Spennymoor Crown. The home side's lone point came from Colin Hunter in the singles. The Volti had singles wins from Dean Mains, Andrew Mole, Kelvin Anderson and Ian Mains. The visitors then added both doubles with wins from Andrew Mole with Kelvin Anderson and Paul Wrightson with Michael Craddock. Dean Mains completed a good night for the visitors when he beat Colin Hunter in the captain's game.

Results: Ferryhill White Horse 2 Spennymoor Quinns Inn 6; Spennymoor North Eastern 6 Spennymoor Railway A 2; Spennymoor Pit Laddie 4 Spennymoor Ash Tree 4; Coxhoe Red Lion 2 Spennymoor Hillingdon B 6; Spennymoor Salvin Arms 4 Low Spennymoor Victoria 4; Spennymoor Crown 1 Spennymoor Voltigeur 7; Spennymoor Half Moon 3 Spennymoor FC 5; Spennymoor railway B 3 Spennymoor Black Horse 5; Spennymoor Hillingdon A 2 Spennymoor Victoria 6.

Tow Law League

The Tow Law Dan's Castle A for they went down by the odd point at home to Tow Law New Market B. The Castle had singles wins from Ian Johnson and Anthony Hird, whilst the New Market's winners were John Beveridge, Michael Bell, David Spencer and Ray Weir. Jason Henderson and Ian Johnson closed the gap by taking the first doubles but Ray Weir and David Stephenson clinched a certain victory by beating Colin Armstrong and Alan Henderson. Lee Stockdale and Anthony Hird took the final doubles point for the Castle.

Tow Law New Market A went down at home by three points to Tow Law Dan's Castle B.

Results: Newhouse Club 5 Tow Law Rose and Crown 4; Hamilton Row Black Horse 3 Tow Law Football Club 6; Sunniside Comedian 6 Tow Law Station 3; Tow Law New Market A 3 Tow Law Dan's Castle B 6; Tow Law Dan's Castle A 4 Tow Law New Market B 5.