Expansion in the frame for Stalybridge Snooker League

STALYBRIDGE Snooker League has cued off its 107th season.

Mossley ‘B’ with the silverware they collected last season

Hyde Snooker Club has joined the league that has expanded to five teams.

Interest in recent years has dwindled with the closure of a number of clubs in the area as membership plummeted to just four teams with its future under threat.

Attempts to recruit new teams had been unsuccessful until this year.

But league secretary Ian Hopton has seen signs of a revival and there are indications the league may possibly expand to seven or eight teams next season.

The league’s annual meeting and presentation night for the 2016/17 season took place earlier this month at Mossley ConservativeClub, Mountain Street.

There was a killer snooker competition, refreshments and of course the actual presentation of trophies.

Last season’s leagues were dominated by Mossley ‘B’ as they won the snooker, darts and whist leagues and were even runners up in the snooker and whist knockout cup. Their players also figured heavily in the individual competitions as well.

The standard in the league was very good last year with the highest snooker break being 64 by Adam Barton from Mossley ‘A’.

Matt Barton, from Mossley ‘A’ and Darren Beswick, from Mossley ‘B’ both had a break of 48 at billiards.

The two team knockouts Mossley ‘B’ did not win were won by Mossley ‘A’ and St Peters.

The individual  competitions include whist, pool,  501 and round the board at darts.

Further information is available at www.stalybridgesnooker.co.uk

 

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