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BAR BILLIARDS: Sheard claims Berks Open title
8:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
KEITH Sheard lifted the Berks Open title after victory against Mark Trafford in an all-Oxfordshire final.
After coming past Lee Radford and Barry Radford (both Hampshire), Trafford saved his best for the semi-final.
Set more than 19,000 by Sussex’s Nigel Senior, he responded with his first 20,000 break in an open to reach the final.
Sheard joined him following a low-scoring semi-final with Mark James (Sussex), which followed victories over Dave Alder (Berkshire) and Richard Wootton (Sussex).
Trafford made the early running in the final, scoring with a break of just over 14,500, but he broke down to let in his opponent for a vital 1,500.
Sheard made use of his break with a winning 15,000 to take the title.
He also took the highest break of the day award with a play out of 22,540.
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