STALYBRIDGE Snooker League is reaching its conclusion with the finals of the Berry Cup and Taylor Cup about to take place along with the individual knockouts.
In 1954 the league introduced the Berry Cup, a new team events for billiards and snooker to run alongside the existing league competitions. This was played on a round robin basis.
The Berry Cup semi-finals saw Hyde Snooker beat St Peter’s 4-3 away and 5-2 at home for a 9-5 aggregate victory and Mossley ‘A’ emphatically defeated Staly Labour 5-2 away in and won the second leg in Mossley 6-1 for an overall 11-3 success.
The one-legged final is on June 6.
In the second semi-final of the Taylor Cup, a whist knockout launched in 1976, St Peter’s beat Staly Vegas 131-129 in the first leg and also won the second leg by the same score, so now meet Mossley ‘B’ in the final, again on June 6.
In the semi-finals of the individual competitions, Chris Edwards, of Mossley ‘B’, plays Euan Welsh, of Staly Labour, and Euan’s father Kevin takes on Aaron Bailey, of Mossley ‘A’ in the snooker on May 30 and the billiard semi-finals to be played on June 13 are between Steve Morley, of Staly Labour, and Johnny Taylor, of Staly Vegas, and Mark Neale, of Hyde, against Pete Barton of Mossley ‘A’.
Regrettably the league may not be having the individual whist drive or the individual 501 and round the board darts knockout this year.
The league is looking to add to its current number of teams which cover Tameside, including Stalybridge, Mossley and Hyde.