Saints celebrating first clean sweep

Winners show off their trophies at the Federation awards evening

Winners show off their trophies at the Federation awards evening

First published in Sport

ST PAULS A capped a remarkable season in the Blackburn and Darwen and District Games Federation after sealing a first ever hat-trick of snooker honours.

The super Saints were crowned A League champions and then added the Team Knockout before completing a clean sweep of silverware by winning the end of season Champion of Champions crown as well.

While St Pauls A were the stand-out team, individuals honours went to Ricky Hardman of Ewood A while the Bellusci brothers, Alfonso and Elmo, won the pairs crown.

In the dominoes, Mill Hill D were crowned A League champions while Mill Hill D won the team knockout.

But fittingly, the last word went to St Pauls with the club’s A team taking the dominoes Champions of Champions crown.

Blackburn and Darwen and District Games Federation n Roll of honour Snooker A League - winners: St Pauls A; runners-up: Orchard A.

Snooker B League - winners: Audley; runners-up: St Pauls B Team Knockout - winners: St Pauls A; runners-up: Free Gardeners.

Losing semi finalists: Audley, Hollins Grove.

Individual - winner: Ricky Hardman (Ewood A); runner-up: Alfonso Bellusci (Hollins Grove).

Pairs - winners: Alfonso Bellusci/Elmo Bellusci (Hollins Grove); runners-up: Lee Whittle and Frank Jex (Audley).

Dominoes A League - winners: Mill Hill D; runners-up: Free Gardeners.

B League - winners: Orchard B; runners-up: Furthergate B.

Team knockout - winners: Mill Hill B; runners-up: Darwen Subs.

Losing semi finalists: Mill HIll D, St Pauls B Individual - winner: George Townsend (St Pauls); Ruth Hilton (Free Gardeners).

Pairs - winners: Ronnie Parkinson and Fred Green (Mill Hill); runners-up: George Townsend and P O’Keefe (St Pauls).

Most 3-0 wins - A League: Baz Holden (Orchard) Snooker highest break - A League: Andy Lancaster (69); B League: Frank Jex (75).

Champion of Champions: St Pauls A Dominoes Champion of Champions: Orchard B Sportsman of the year: J Carlin (St Pauls)

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