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Age no barrier as Railway win Hereford Snooker League title
5:30pm Wednesday 6th June 2012 in Sport
RAILWAY ‘C’ have proved that there is no substitute for experience after carrying off the title in Division Two of the Hereford Snooker League.
The six-strong squad of Bill Waygood, Paul Jones, Geoff Lisseman, Pat Tulk, Bernard Hemming and Spike Turner have a combined age of 422, which makes them an average of 70.3 years old.
Railway used their many years of experience to take the championship ahead of Police ‘A’.
In Division One, the Bernard Hemming Trophy for the league winners went to Farmers ‘C’ with The Reds clinching runners-up spot.
Farmers ‘C’ completed a double by collecting the Hereford Times Challenge Cup in the knock-out competition and, in doing so, inflicted a twin disappointment on Police ‘A’, who again had to be content with runners-up spot.
The trend continued in the singles competition where Police’s Geoff Mayor had to give best to Dave Hantschar of Farmers C, and also in the pairs where Mayor and his playing partner Glyn Biffen were beaten by Stuart Roberts and Stuart Donald of the Miller Boys.
COMPETITION WINNERS 2011/12 SEASON The Bernard Hemming Trophy for Division One: Winners, Farmers ‘C’; runners-up, The Reds.
The Percy Price Cup for Division Two: Winners, Railway ‘C’; runner-up, Police ‘A’.
Team Knockout (Hereford Times Challenge Cup): Winners, Farmers ‘C’; runners-up, Police ‘A’.
‘The Plate’ Team Knockout: Winners, Flukey Few; runners-up, The Zeds.
Pairs (Arnold Perrett Trophy): Winners, Stuart Roberts and Stuart Donald (Miller Boys); runners-up, Glyn Biffen and Geoff Mayor (Police ‘A’).
Handicap Singles (Kilgour Trophy): Winner, Dave Hantschar (Farmers ‘C’); runner-up, Geoff Mayor (Police ‘A’).
Division One Singles (Shield Trophy): Winner, Paul Jenkins (Flukey Few); runner-up, Dave Hantschar (Farmers ‘C’).
Division Two Singles (Shield Trophy): Winner, Alan Silcox (Pot Idols); runner-up, Norman Pfuell (Farmers ‘B’).
Billiards (Eric Jay Trophy): Winner, Geoff Mayor (Police ‘A’); runner-up, Glyn Biffen (Police ‘A’).
Over 55s (John Bradford Memorial Shield): Winner, Pete Marks (Police ‘A’); runner-up, Ian Cooper (Police ‘A’).
Highest Breaks (Dave Johnson Memorial Cup): Division One, Andy Gray (Miller Boys) 77. Gray also had a 90 break in the team knock-out competition against Police ‘A’ but that does not qualify as a league game for high break purposes; Division Two, Glyn Biffen (Police ‘A’) 56.
Open Singles (Irving Leverton Memorial Cup): Winner, Stuart Roberts (Miller Boys); runner-up, Richie Mann (Military ‘B’).