The Craig Hamilton Tattoo Summer League took a break to fit in the knock-out swoop competition.

The first round was played with the format of one point per frame win and a bonus point per opponent ball remaining.

Flimby took on their winter league competitors JJ’s B who had a two-ball handicap lead.

Flimby’s Paul Vickers wiped out the handicap as he won the first frame before JJ’s B got a frame back and eventually Flimby led 4-3. Martyn Fisher and Aaran Long stepped up for Flimby to win their frames by 8 points each to give them an unassailable 20 points to three lead and book their place in the quarter finals.

The Vets Club, with a two ball handicap advantage, entertained Senhouse Street. It was John Teasdale’s clearance off the break that helped Senhouse into a 6-2 lead before the Vets fought back, led by Frank Lucas, and the advantage was narrowed to 7-5.

Vets levelled the tie in the first doubles and it was Darren Lawson of Senhouse St who proved the difference, taking out a frame winning clearance for a 9-7 victory.

Karl Newton got Pack Horse off to a winning start against the WashHouse Miners who had a handicap four-ball start.

The match saw Pack Horse leading 9-5 after the singles and it was Glen Wilson and Lewis Tilley who potted the winning balls in the final doubles frame to win 15-5.

Station Road C had a two-ball advantage against the Lifeboat who’d enjoyed a great start to the league. But the Station Road team was in terrific form and Raymond Skillicorn helped them secure a 12-1 victory.

The Grapes hosted Station Road D and a six point winning frame from Grant Porter helped Station Road secure a 15-3 win.

Seaton Royal Oak visited the Miners where Paul Kelly got the Miners off to a winning start that saw them dominate the match t to win 11-4.