BRAD FERGUSON is going to take some stopping in the race for the highest break of the season in the Deeside League.

Ferguson of Ewloe C made a fantastic break of 138 as he beat Buckley Cons D’s Darren Rigby 138-14, the game finishing in a 3-3 draw.

His break is the highest in the league’s 60 year history.

Ferguson has a bright future in snooker. He turned 18 last month and has represented Wales at Under 14 and Under 16 level.

He is the league’s current Men’s Individual Open Champion and has won the Under 25 tournament in each of the last three years.

Having started playing snooker at around the age of 10, Ferguson is following in his grandad and dad’s footsteps as both have played in the Deeside League over the last 50 years.

Meanwhile, Alex Taubman had a break of 88 as leaders Corus drew 3-3 at Ranch A. Dennis Raggett, Taubman and James Massey put Corus 3-0 up but Ranch claimed a draw thanks to Dave Piggott, Craig Morris and Fred Forrester.

Second-placed Groves A overcame Navy A 4-2 and are one point off top spot while Buckley Cons B drew 3-3 with Ranch B and there was another stalemate between Ewloe A and Ewloe B.

Flint RBL also drew 3-3 against Groves B and Navy Seals thrashed Buckley Cons A 6-0.

Thursday’s big game sees Ewloe A take on Corus for a place in the Consolation Cup Final.

The winners will face either Ranch A or Navy Seals, who play their last four tie on Friday.

Friday’s Don Keeley Team KO Semi Finals: Groves A v Ranch B; Ewloe C v Buckley Cons B.

Rich Kelly’s big win proved crucial as Gresford VRC B took the aggregate to clinch a 3-3 draw against Johnstown RBL B.

Lewis Griffiths (56-41 against Neil Mullock) had put Johnstown ahead before Kelly triumphed 87-26 over Mark Jones to level the scores.

Johnstown reclaimed the lead through Jason Jarvis (44-34 against Dave Savage) but Gresford again squared the contest through Andy Macdonald (73-43 over Colin Roberts)

Matt Roberts defeated Phil Edgar 47-33 to put Johnstown 3-2 up but Gresford won the aggregate 268-216 to earn a share of the spoils.

Second placed Gweryllt Club A drew 3-3 against Gresford VRC C and are three points behind leaders Gresford VRC A who did not have a game.

War Memorial A in third maintained their title challenge with a 6-0 victory at Johnstown RBL A and Rhos Snooker lost by the same score against Brymbo Sports B who had Rossi Williams making a 38 break in his win.

Mark Hughes of St Marys B had breaks of 53 and 39 as he helped his side win 4-2 against Brymbo Cons Club who had Matt Hooson have a run of 44 in his success.

Gwersyllt Club B beat War Memorial B 4-2 and Brymbo Sports A lost by the same score against St Marys A.

Tonight’s fixtures: Johnstown RBL B v War Memorial B; Gwersyllt Club B v Rhos Snooker; Brymbo Sports B v St Marys B; Brymbo Cons Club v Brymbo Sports A; St Marys A v Gwersyllt Club A; Gresford VRC C v Johnstown RBL A; War Memorial A v Gresford VRC A.

Ronnie O’Sullivan became the first player to make 1,000 career centuries as he wrapped up victory in the Coral Players Championship final against Neil Robertson.

The five-time world champion came into Sunday’s final in Preston on 997 century breaks and added two more in the first session, with a 116 in the sixth frame and a 105 run in the ninth giving him a commanding 7-2 lead at the interval.

The pair traded the first four frames of the evening session to leave O’Sullivan within one of his 35th career ranking title.

And he clinched victory in style, teasing the fans by stopping his approach while on 99 before potting the red left-handed and going on to record a 134 break.