LIBERAL Cues struck a major blow in the Division 1 race in Bideford Snooker League with a 5-1 win over fellow contenders Royal Geezers.

Meanwhile clubmates Liberal Fliers maintained their challenge with a derby win over Liberal Lions.

Liberal teams are also challenging for Division 2 honours, with further wins for both Bulls and Saints.

Div 1: Appledore SC 4 – 2 Liberal Slickers; VPCC 4 – 2 Kingsley A; Hustlers 3 – 3 Torrington Con-Vics; Liberal Pilgrims 3 – 3 Clovelly SC; Liberal Fliers 4 – 2 Liberal Lions; Liberal Cues 5 – 1 Royal Geezers; Red Rebels 4 – 2 Palladium A.

Div 2: TVSSC 2 – 4 Con D; Con Diamonds 2 – 4 Liberal Saints; RNDGC A 3 – 3 Misfits; PDQs 3 – 3 Hartland RBL; Specials 2 – 4 Legionnaires; Kingsley Potters 3 – 3 Liberal Dons; Torrington Con-Men 2 – 4 Liberal Bulls.

Breaks: K Fishleigh 38; J Gaydon 35; D Gayton 34, 28 ; A Coles 32, 24, 22; D Compton 32, 25; D Wyatt 28; M Corrick 23; R Syvret 23, 22; S Tetley 22; S Preston 22.