Exeter to start the show
Professional performance In spite of a 10 hour coach trip and very little sleep in 24 hours, David Causier turned in a professional display of English Billiards in every sense of the word in front of a knowledgeable and appreciative crowd at the GWRSA Club, Exeter.
Causier demonstrated the art of taking the balls to the ‘top of the table’ whereby he proceeded to amass points at speed with remarkable control, deft of touch and immense powers of concentration. Onlookers had a rare opportunity to witness at first hand the ‘Floating White’ and ‘Postman’s Knock’ methods of scoring.
The evening was rounded off with a few trick shots followed by an open forum and signing of autographs etc..
Many thanks to Mike Billinge who turned in a refereeing performance equal to the occasion, Mel Berry and the GWRSA Club for their hospitality and draw prizes, the ‘players brave’ (Syd Snow, Dave Riggs, Geoffrey Setter and Tony Olding) who not only put themselves in the ‘firing line’ but generously gave a donation to do so! Andy Carter for running the draw and Alan Lovegrove for his donation and instigating the evening.
Match stats:- David Causier 1597 (Breaks 338,136,119,119,109,89,89,85,76,50) V DCB&SA All Stars 127
Steve Canniford, WEBSF
David goes down a storm in Redruth
The Exhibition was staged at Redruth Club, and Raymond Vassie was the official Referee. The event was organized to raise much needed funds for the Association, and achieved their goal with a well supported event, between 65-70 spectators were in attendance.
In the second session David Causier played Chris Mitchell of Dobwalls, a County Billiards team member, Chris having few visits to the table ended up with 23 points total, while David recorded a massive 312 break in his score of 564 points
In the final session David Causier played Charlie Gay of St Day, a County Billiards team member, Charlie also having few visits to the table ended up with 36 points total, while David recorded a two massive breaks of 184 and a last visit to the table of 410 in his score of 641 points. Afterwards David did a few trick shots, and chatted to members of the audience.
Thanks must go to Ray for his Valliant efforts in trying to keep up with the speed of play by David Causier, and for the concentration needed whilst these massive breaks were compiled. David said afterwards he was not sure who was the most tired himself or Ray.
Thanks also must be expressed to David Grigg who was the Master of Ceremonies on the evening, and Paul Broad who helped me organize and run the event. Final thanks to the volunteer staff at Redruth Club who tended the Bar and helped out on the day setting up the venue.
Derek Brooks, Secretary, Cornwall Billiards & Snooker Association.
David gives a lesson in English Billiards in Plymouth
David Causier ranked No. 3 in the world astonished onlookers at Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth with a great exhibition of English Billiards.
David set the scene with an explanation of the shots and scoring methods before commencing a game against local billiards player Steve Brookshaw. Brookshaw started well with a break of 62, later adding breaks of 57 & 58, the best performance from any opponent to date. Causier’s response was relentless and despite a couple of bad contacts that prematurely ended promising breaks, mesmerised those present with a string of breaks compiled at remarkable speed.
Final scores Causier 950 (162,112,108,99,94,77,51) Brookshaw 314 (62,58,57)
After the break Causier played five young snooker players (Ashley Negus, Daniel Bellamy, Dale Branton, Jacob Stokes & Grant Cole) from the Victoria Snooker Centre, West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation Coaching School run by Roger Cole, Keith Millard & Steve Brookshaw. During this session Causier added the biggest break of the evening, 208 and another century of 108. This was followed by trick shots and a forum whereby Causier took questions from the audience answering them by way of explanation and demonstration.
The final session saw Causier coach the five young players in the art of scoring at the top-of-the-table. The exhibition left quite an impression on the audience especially the young players, as billiards coaching was requested more than usual the next day at the coaching school.
Steve Canniford, WEBSF