Bob crowned youngest snooker league winner

ROBERT Carter, aged 16, could have become the youngest competition winner in the history of the Stalybridge Snooker League.The youngster and Ryan Lewis were winners of the Roy Nelson snooker doubles knockout.

They beat Pete Barton and Chris Longden 50-19 in the final of the knockout with the whole competition staged at Hyde Snooker Club.

Bob goes to Mossley Hollins High School and his hobbies include computer games and, of course, playing snooker.

He has attended the weekly Thursday matches for a few years but this is his first full competitive season in the league, ironically, his first match was against his doubles partner.

His father Ian, who also plays for Mossley ‘B’, said: “I am very proud of him in getting a personal trophy in his first full season in the league.”

Bob has also learned to play billiards and whist this season and will be an asset to his team going forward.

He will be at the presentation night on August 31 at Hyde Snooker Club to receive his Roy Nelson winners’ trophy.

The league is also finalising details for its annual meeting next month when they should be welcoming a new team but they have doubts if one of the current teams can survive.

If not, they will remain with six teams, still a big improvement on where the league was a few years ago.

The first matches of the new season will be the usual league champions versus cup winners matches.

In the George Fletcher (snooker), Hyde Snooker will play Mossley ‘A’ and in the Gordon Clay (Whist) St Peter’s take over Mossley ‘A’ at a venue still to be decided.

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