The Hucknall EPA Pool League has launched a new cup competition in memory of one of the league’s stalwart players, Will Clark, who recently died.
The Will Clark Memorial Three-Man Trophy will be played for over the next 10 weeks to mark the passing of Liberal team member Will Clark, who had been playing in the league for on the way to 20 years.
“Myself and my friend, Dean Dymock, came up with the idea,” said co-organiser Sean Chauntry.
“We run a Winter League and a Summer League and there was a 10-week gap between the two. We said we needed to do something to fill that gap.
“We knew Will’s daughter Samantha very well so we approached her to see if we could do something appropriate to her dad’s memory.
“We wanted to fill that gap between the leagues and do something for him and she was very happy about it.
“Everyone in the league knew him very well and he will be missed.”
The competition is going to be an annual event, this year being competed for by eight teams split into two divisions, playing each other home and away on Wednesdays.
The top two teams then progress to semi-finals, both to be played at the Spot On Club on August 26, and the final will then be played at the Spot On Club on September 2.
“All the teams thought this was a good idea, though we had to put it together at the last minute, and we thought eight teams in two divisions with semi-finals and a final would be perfect,” added Mr Chauntry.
“We are now working on some kind of a presentation night for charity afterwards and we are talking to the Spot On Club to see what we can sort and asking Samantha if she has anything in mind.”
League A first weekend results were: Royal British Legion A 5, Spot On Rookies 4; Station Mules 7, Liberal 2. LEAGUE B: Yew Tree 5, Royal British Legion B 4; Chequers 7, H2O 2.