Last 16 defeat for Barry West

GO WEST: Sprotbrough snooker star Barry West lost in the last 16 at the World Senior Championships. Picture: Liz Mockler D2627LM
GO WEST: Sprotbrough snooker star Barry West lost in the last 16 at the World Senior Championships. Picture: Liz Mockler D2627LM
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SPROTBROUGH snooker star Barry West saw his quest for the World Seniors Championship ended at the last 16 stage.

The 54-year-old lost 2-0 to New Zealand’s eventual semi-finalist Dene O’Kane at Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Centre on Saturday.

It was former world number 14 West’s first appearance at the World Seniors Championship, building on his two appearances as the World Championship at the Crucible.

Nigel Bond won the World Seniors Championship without dropping a frame across his four matches.

Results (all matches best of three frames):

Last 16: Darren Morgan 2-0 Joe Johnson; Dennis Taylor 0-2 Nigel Bond; Dene O’Kane 2-0 Barry West; Steve Davis 2-1 Cliff Thorburn; Tony Drago 1-2 Tony Chappel; Karl Townsend 1-2 Tony Knowles; Alain Robidoux 2-0 Les Dodd; Mike Hallett 0-2 Jimmy White.

Quarter-finals: Steve Davis 0-2 Darren Morgan; Dene O’Kane 2-1 Jimmy White; Alain Robidoux 0-2 Tony Chappel; Tony Knowles 0-2 Nigel Bond.

Semi-finals: Nigel Bond 2-0 Darren Morgan; Tony Chappel 2-1 Dene O’Kane.

Final: Nigel Bond 2-0 Tony Chappel.