Bradord can still do it with a final match victory over Sheffield at Bradford (Hawksworth) on September 3 but only if Teesside slip up against reigning title
holders Leeds at Woolley Park the same day.
SNOOKER: Reigning title
holders Newcastle Labour Club take on Northern SC in the rearranged final of the Northumberland CIU Team Championship at King Street SC tonight (7.
The Greengauge Welsh Inter Club Championship looks interesting with just 15 points separating the top three clubs - Islwyn, Llanelli and reigning title
Six times Premier One champions Frank Parker and reigning title
holders Ridge Lane have seen their Tribune Cup ambitions come to an abrupt halt despite winning their first round ties in emphatic fashion.
Lezama prevailed over nine other finalists to win the contest's reigning title
and a Panasonic Palmcorder, a grand prize worth approximately $800.
Robson did fend off another one in the final game of the match although, at the ninth time of asking, the reigning title
holder managed to close it out.
He said: "I can't see the reigning title
holders slipping up in the championship race.
The longest reigning title
holder in any weight class in boxing recently passed the ten-year mark as the WBO super-middleweight champion.
Moore was stretching his advantage over reigning title
holder Jamie Spencer at the head of the jockeys' championship to 32 with this victory.
Then as the safety car returned Montoya showed why he is being tipped as a potential future world champion with a thrilling overtaking move in his Williams on the reigning title
However, Sea Pigeon and Hatton's Grace both staged repeat victories at 11, while the reigning title
holder's Tote Gold Trophy effort hardly suggests regression.