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Snooker


The Social Club has Nine full sized Snooker tables, and  now also have a room set up with two special high quality Show tables for Spectator events.


All tables are available for use throughout the day and evenings.


The Social Club has several teams competing in local leagues

Link to Stourbridge and District Snooker League website


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Since 1834

2015 Arthur Kimberley Snooker


The competition came to a climax on Monday 16th February, when Kevin Franklin met Richard Rudge in the final of this prestige handicapped knockout.

 

In a close fought final, with Kevin off -18, and Richard off +28, Kevin emerged, with breaks of 30 & 35, as the 2-0 winner in this best of 3 frame match.

 

Speaking after the match, Kevin said that, after waiting a good few years, he had at last realised his ambition, and finally won the competition that had eluded him for so long.

 

The Club would like to congratulate Kevin on his win, and also Richard, who came through so many rounds to compete in this final.

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Snooker Report. 2016-17


5 teams entered the Stourbridge and district snooker league for the 2016/2017 season, 4 teams representing the club and the 5th, team, the West Midland’s police snooker team who play from the club and whose members are also members of our club.


In the 2015/2016 season the clubs ‘A’ team finished 8th in the 1st Division with Paul Bate proving their most consistent player with 15 wins out of 21 matches played.


The clubs ‘B’ team who had won the 2nd division title the previous year were relegated back to division 2 for the 2016/201 season.  Nick Aston was the teams’ most consistent player with 13 wins out of 18 matches played.


The clubs ‘C’ team finished in last place in the 2nd division. Brian Taylor and his son Stephen Metcalfe-Taylor being the teams most consistent performers both winning 11 wins from 20 matches played, he was followed closely behind by his sister Louise Adele Taylor who did well to win 8 matches from 19 matches played


The clubs ‘D’ team finished one place above the C team with Ron Peplow being the teams most consistent player with 9 wins from 15 matches played.


The West Midlands Police snooker team finished joint top of the Premier league with Norton Social club but won the title following a nail-biting 3 frames to 2 playoff match. Kevin Franklin, Elliott Bastable and Gavin Sloan shared the most wins in both the team and league each chalking up 15 wins from 18 matches played. 


Maria Catalano had the teams highest break of the season (88) pipping Elliot Bastable who chalked up an impressive 86 break. Kevin Franklin won the leagues Individual handicap competition and lost in the final of the Over 45’s. 

The Premier league final was am all police affair with Elliot Bastable beating Maria Catalano 4-1.  Gavin Sloan and Carl Southwick narrowly lost in the final of the leagues foursomes’ competition.


The 2015 Arthur Kimberly handicap knockout was played in June 2016 and was won by Paul Garbett. The 2016 competition is yet to take place.


Paul Garbett also won the 2016 summer league

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The snooker section held another successful exhibition match in January 2016 year with former world champion Dennis Taylor being the guest performer. This followed on from the appearance of Steve Davies in 2015.

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2016 Arthur Kimberley Snooker


The competition this year was won by Paul Garbett who met Carl Green 2-0 in the final of this prestige handicapped knockout.

 

The competition is named in memory of former Club Chairman, the late Arthur Kimberley.

 

The Club would like to congratulate Paul on his win, and also Carl, who came through so many rounds to compete in this final.

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