Snooker

Snooker

A potted history of snooker at Heswall golf club

Snooker has for many years been a favourite pastime for many of our members, young and old.

Prior to 1959 snooker was merely a social gathering but, never wanting to lose their competitive edge, a competition element was introduced to the game, by member Eddie Farrar. In 1959 Mr Farrar presented the club with a cup. It was for competition off handicap over the aggregate of two frames.

Seventeen years later in 1976 David Maggs presented the Fred Maggs cup in memory of his father. This cup was to be played off scratch over the best of three frames.

In 1996 that the pairs competition was introduced and played for. To date these competitions are still played and the honours boards show a diversity of winners.

In 2016 Gordon Robertson who was a keen league player donated a trophy. The “Robertson Cup” which is contested by the teams who fill the top four places in our league at the end of the season.

Members from every category of membership are welcome. We will always accommodate any members new or old who want to become involved in the league, just like golf players are given a handicap and just like golf , that can go up or down in relation to your level of play.

In our league the standard of play runs from people who can pot more than three balls consecutively, we call these players “professionals” to players who hit the balls as hard as possible hoping one might drop into a pocket.

There are ten teams in our league .League matches are played on Monday and Thursday evenings starting at19.00 hours, the league runs from September to May each year. The teams’ field two players from their squad, each player plays two singles games and one doubles match with their team mate against the opposition.

Heswall golf club also has a thriving social side playing matches against some of our sister clubs on the Wirral. Each team consists of eight players, who proudly represent their respective clubs, Royal Liverpool, Caldy, Bromborough to name but a few.

If you want to get involved in snooker at any level , as an individual , part of one of our league teams or as a player in our inter club games get in touch and I’ll be happy to help make you part of our ever growing snooker family.

 

Bryan Baldwin

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