Snooker event in Banbury supports Rotary projects

Peter Williams, far right, pictured with members of the Rotary Club of Banbury ahead of the snooker charity event held on Saturday. NNL-150918-114603001
Peter Williams, far right, pictured with members of the Rotary Club of Banbury ahead of the snooker charity event held on Saturday. NNL-150918-114603001

The quest to discover the ‘fastest cue-slinger In Great Britain’ took place on Saturday when the Rotary Club of Banbury came on board to host an event in aid of projects in Sierra Leone.

The day’s proceedings took place in the bandstand on the High Street where for a £2 donation people could try and pot ten red balls as quickly as possible.

Of the 52 players who took part, Adam Maylor was the quickest and potted all ten balls in one minute four seconds, winning two tickets to the final of this year’s Champion of Champions Snooker tournament in Coventry.

The event raised £141 towards the refurbishment of toilet facilities at the Christian Hope School in Kissy, Freeton.

Snooker player Peter Williams helped out at the event, and said: “We had two categories consisting of male and female over 14 and 14 and under. Each category winner received a certificate and a medal.

“The quickest male and female also received a £25 M&S voucher kindly donated by Andrew McHugh and 14 and under a £20 Amazon voucher kindly donated by Peter Wilkins.

“In the 14 and under category, there was very fierce competition mainly between Louis Coleman and the winner Cameron Baugh who managed to pocket all 10 reds in a very swift 1min 16.2secs.”

“The Banbury Band Stand wasn’t the most convensional venue to stage an event using a snooker table and it wasn’t that easy to maintain a level playing surface for everyone who took part on the day. I would like to thank everyone who came along to participate, watch and help throughout day.”