First published in Around Saddleworth
Stalybridge Snooker League, like all other sport, has been suspended until the situation improves. So here is an overview of our league so far.
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New Teams Join the League
The current league season started in September last year with our AGM. We welcomed two new teams. Denton Conservative Club and Hyde Club, and one other team changed its name from Hyde Snooker Club to Hyde Conservative Club when it moved premises. Regrettably, we also lost Staley Vegas as they could not get enough players to remain in the league.
The league season started in the usual manner with the Gordon Clay and George Fletcher Trophy finals, between league champions and cup winners. In the snooker competition, George Fletcher Trophy, Hyde Snooker Club beat Mossley A 3-2. In the whist, Gordon Clay Trophy, Mossley A beat St Peters by two points with the game going to the final end.
In the snooker league, the first quarter saw Hyde CC take an early lead. After six games Hyde CC had 22 points with St Peters, Mossley A and Staly Labour joint second with 16 points. In the whist league, it was even closer with Hyde Club, Denton CC, Mossley B and Mossley A joint top on 8 points.
The end of the second quarter saw the league start to take shape with Hyde CC still at the top of the snooker league. They had now had 38 points from 12 games and St Peters followed with 36 points then Denton CC on 35 with Mossley A on 32. In the whist, it was again still very close with three teams sharing 16 points. They were St Peters, Mossley B and Denton CC.
The third quarter again showed the consistency of Hyde CC. They still topped the snooker with 56 points from 18 games, closely followed by St Peters on 52 points. Mossley A had 48 and Denton CC had 47 points. In the whist league, it was still very close. Mossley B top with 26 points and St Peters joint second with Denton CC on 24 points.
We only had the chance to play 1 game of the fourth and final quarter before the league suspension. Currently, Hyde CC have 60 points with St Peters second with 57 points and Mossley A on 51. In the whist, Mossley B and Denton CC are joint top on 26 points. St Peters and Mossley A are on 24 points.
All the time the snooker and whist leagues were being played we also ran an individual darts league and the current positions are P Stamp [ Denton CC ] in first place, I Carter [ Mossley B ] second, M Chandler [Denton CC ] in third and A T Tate [St Peters ] in fourth.
Still to Come
5 more games are still to be played before the end of the season. Hopefully, we can finish them in the months to come
Anyone wanting to join the league in time for the start of next season can email the league on
or go to the league website
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