Pool league’s big night

Top of the pile: Premier Division champions Cattlemarket A

Top of the pile: Premier Division champions Cattlemarket A

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Preston and District Pool League held their Guild year presentation evening at the Blessed Sacrament Club.

In 1992, the league ran a special Guild Individuals’ Competition and it was repeated in 2012.

And the Preston Guild champion Neil Morris (of Cattlemarket) was crowned by the 1992 champion Paul Foley .

Tom Broad, the league chairman,personally donated the 2012 trophy.

One of the biggest cheers of the night went to the Guild Scotch Cup Champions 55th Club B from Division Three, who won the title and £800.

They fully deserved their title and beat a number of top teams from higher divisions along the way.

The league’s Summer Season charity collection, saw them shatter predictions for raising money for St Catherine’s Hospice. They raised £905 to bring the season total to more than £1,600. Cattlemarket A, Ingol LC C, Danny Roccia and Gary Harwood all donated their prize winnings.

Winners: Preston Guild Champion – Neil Morris; Preston Guild Scotch Cup champions – 55th Club B; League Cup – Ingol LC C; League Shield – Cattlemarket A; Premier Division – Cattlemarket A; Premier Division Merit winner – Marc Dickinson (Cattlemarket A); Championship – Shawes Arms; Division One – Blessed Sacrament; Division Two – The Plough Inn; Division Three – Plungington Tavern B.

League sponsors Kingsland Wines, Hendrys Snooker Club, BEST Electrical, Cattlemarket, Superpet Warehouse, Penwortham Glass, Ingol Labour Club all made the evening possible.