A potted history of snooker at Heswall golf club


Snooker has for many years been a favourite pastime at Heswall golf club. Heswall Golf Club has two tables located on the top floor of our club house with fantastic views over the Dee estuary, which is a little strange as we close the curtains to play!

Members of all categories are welcome to play on our tables (no juniors due to a regrettable incident involving an attempted over ambitious swerve shot that cost the club several hundred pounds in total table recover) It costs £1 per hour to use the tables.

In 1959 Mr Farrar presented the club with a cup. It was for competition off handicap over the aggregate of two frames. Fast forward to 1976 and 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.

Hop forward another couple of years and in 1996 the pairs competition off handicap was introduced and played for. To date these competitions are still played and the honours boards show a diversity of winners.

Any player can sign up for the knockouts, but you will need a snooker handicap to take part in all but the Farrar scratch competition as all the others are handicapped.

In 2014 we had a major restructure and overhaul of our league which has since grown from strength to strength with 9 in house teams currently vying for the league title all off a handicap system.

Our league runs between September and April each year, Monday, and Thursday nights 19.00 – 23.00 hrs The league is competitive with a small “C” those taking part often face ridicule when taking on over ambitious shots.

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.

We also run inter club matches with our sister clubs. Simon Gow is our co-ordinator for the inter club games, and if “social” snooker is more you’re cup of tea, (or several pints of “Bishop’s finger”) then get in touch and I will pass your details to Simon.

If you want to be a part of our snooker family, then let me know. My details are on the members directory

Bryan Baldwin

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