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Stockton Buffs Pro-am 2019.

On Thursday 11th July 2019 Paul Davison beat Ashley Hugill by 4 frames to 1.
Paul won the toss and elected to break but left a long red for his opponent who made the pot but unfortunately, he went in off. Paul came to the table with an easy start and quickly put together a nice break of 70 to leave Ashley needing snookers. Ashley came to the table but only made 4 points before missing and allowing Paul to make a further 14 points to make the situation almost impossible for Ashley who nevertheless returned to the table for some potting practice before conceding the frame 85 points to 35.

The second frame saw Ashley in first but on a score of 18 he missed a straightforward red. Paul took the opportunity, but he also missed an easy pot when on 22 and let Ashley back in for a run of 39. A number of safety shots then followed from both players before Paul, attempting a red potted it and went in off leaving Ashley a straightforward clearance of 30 to take the frame by 90 point to 26 and square the match at 1 frame each.

In the third a great break off shot from Paul which finished behind the green leaving Ashley snookered on all 15 reds. He spent some time looking at the shot and then played a good shot to hit a red but unfortunately he left it on and Paul compiled a a great break of 94, which with the black tied up started with 10 reds and 10 pinks and eventually gave him the frame 94 point to nil and a 2 frames to 1 lead.

The fourth frame saw Ashley first in, but he was struggling and only managed to score 19 before missing, Paul came to the table and attempted a pot red which he surprisingly missed to let Ashley back in. Again, he failed to take advantage scoring only six points before missing and leaving Paul, who came out of his chair like and express train, to make a great break of 77 to take the frame by 77points to 25.

Frame 5 was one of those where neither player managed to get started with Ashley making his best break of the night, a 40 to lead by 50 points to 27. He came back to the table but only managed to pot a red to lead at that point by 41 points to 27. Paul came back with a 22 to take the lead 49 - 41 before letting Ashley back to the table, he potted red yellow, green brown but missed the blue to lead 50 - 49. Paul potted the blue for a score of 54 - 50 but missed the pink which he left over a top pocket. Ashley came to the table needing both balls, potted the pink but then went in off to leave the scores 60 -50 in Paul's favour. A number of safety shots followed before Ashley, attempting a long pot left the pink about 10inches away from the side cushion and level with the pink spot, the cue ball was down near the baulk line. Paul had a good look at the pot before getting down and knocking it in for frame and match 66 - 50.