Stotfold Snooker Club set to complete 24-hour sponsored Snookerthon
PUBLISHED: 09:18 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:18 07 November 2017
The Stotfold Conservative Club Snooker team are holding a 24-hour sponsored 'Snookerthon' on November 11 to fund much needed refurbishments.
Members Mark Jenkins and Andy Barrett are taking part in the marathon potting challenge as a way of putting the sport back on the map and to draw in new and former members from the local community.
It is also hoped that the match will fund refurbishments to the snooker room, tables and equipment, bringing it back in line with the rest of the Conservative Club which has recently had a makeover.
Club chairman Stewart Craig said: “With the demise of many of so many snooker halls in the area, we are proud to have been providing snooker to our members since we opened in Regent Street in 1981.
“Our two magnificent tables have not only seen lots of keen competition in the local leagues, but have also been providing a great social occasion for all our members and guests who enjoy the game.
“We are particularly proud of the fact that our snooker team are current holders of both the league and league knockout cup in the Biggleswade & District Snooker League.
“However, upkeep of our tables now sees us needing to renew cloths and lighting – this is quite an expense for us.
“We were delighted when Andy and Mark, on behalf of the snooker team, offered to fundraise by holding a 24-hour Snookerthon.
“Our club is open to new members, and our aim is to continue to offer this great game to the local community. We look forward to many more years of friendship and fun in our snooker room.”
The club hopes to use some of the money to become more green, investing in new energy efficient snooker lighting.
Andy Barrett, a former English Association for Snooker and Billiards snooker coach, wants to use this upgrade as a platform to begin coaching and organising snooker tournaments for young and old members within the club.