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Peter Bromby sails into next round at Bermuda Open

Peter Bromby made the perfect start with victory over rival Stewart Greenslade in the first round of the Bermuda Open singles event at Sandys Boat Club on Monday night.

The former Bermuda Olympic sailor and Male Athlete of the Year prevailed 2-0 after taking the first frame 61-46 and second 52-25 in the best-of-three series.

Elsewhere in tournament action, Chris Dakin defeated Jelani Hollis 2-0 in the first round of the Tony DeSilva Memorial Cup at Sandys Boat Club on Tuesday night.

Dakin sank the pink and black to prevail 47-37 in the first frame and then clinched the win with a comfortable 63-15 triumph in the second.

Aside from tournament play, a busy week of league snooker continued on Wednesday night when Sandys Boat Club thrashed hosts Warwick 5-0 at Warwick Workmen’s Club.

Richie Beale beat Steve Tucker 46-17 to earn Sandys and early lead and kept the momentum going to take the second frame 64-20.

Paul Fedden stretched the lead to 3-0 after convincingly taking out Warwick's Pamela Quadroy 69-13 in the third frame before Bromby made it 4-0 after taking pink and black to win the final singles frame 53-44 over Gary Bascombe,

Bromby then teamed up with Fedden to complete the visitor’s whitewash courtesy of a landslide 101-39 triumph over Bascombe and Quadroy in the doubles.

Also recording a 5-0 whitewash were Spanish Point Boat Club II over Warwick Workmen’s Club II.

Billy Wotton gave the home team the lead after dispatching Warwick captain Steven Bremar 54-46 on the final black in the opening frame and they pulled further ahead after Tyler Moniz breezed to an emphatic 70-15 win over Ray DeSilva in the first of two frames between the two rivals.

Moniz then made it 3-0 with another comfortable 78-33 win over DeSilva before captain John Orr, the Bermuda Open champion, beat Warwick's Scott Barnes 54-46 on the final black.

Orr and Wotton then completed the league's second whitewash of the night after taking down Bremar and Barnes 65-41 in the doubles.

The remaining league contest featured Watford Sports Club prevailing 4-1 over Spanish Point Boat Club I.

Winslow Smith put Watford in early control after seeing off rival Todd Dziak 49-43 on the final black.

Keino Zuill, the DeSilva Cup champion, made it 2-0 after beating visiting captain Stewart Greenslade 45-27 in the first of two frames before Spanish Point got on the board when Greenslade won the next frame.

Watford captain Aaron Bean then beat Chris Dakin 47-40 in a tight contest to restore the two-frame advantage before Kidd Mouchette and Aaron Bean defeated Alan Smith and Dakin 54-39 in the doubles to cap a dominant display on their own table.

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Published February 10, 2023 at 7:50 am (Updated February 10, 2023 at 7:50 am)

Peter Bromby sails into next round at Bermuda Open

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