New team Stalybridge Labour Club joins flourishing Stalybridge Snooker League
STALYBRIDGE Snooker League held an extraordinary general meeting at the end of October to welcome a new team from Stalybridge Labour Club with effect from November 2.
This increased the number of teams to six from the start of the second quarter of the league and there would be no more free weeks.
The problem was to decide how to integrate them into the league after it had started and all teams were given the unplayed matches 5-0. They would only be in the snooker league and aimed to join the whist league from next season.
They could compete in all the snooker knockout competitions at the end of the season. They league has now increased from four teams last year to six with the possibility of more new ones next year.
In the last matches of the old league, Mossley B had a week off and Hyde Snooker travelled to St Peters, with Mossley A playing St Georges. In Mossley, the A team beat St Georges 5-0 but lost the cards and in Stalybridge, Hyde Snooker beat St Peter’s 4-1 and also won the whist match on the turn of the last four cards to record their first win in that league.
At the start of the new six team league Stalybridge Labour travelled to St Peter’s but did not get the start they wanted losing 4-1. In the other matches, Mossley A beat Mossley B 3-2 and Hyde Snooker beat St George’s by
the same score. Mossley B and St George’s, however, won the whist matches. After these results, Mossley A still led the snooker league and Mossley B the whist league.
Week seven matches saw Stalybridge Labour play their first home match but they lost 3-2 to Hyde Snooker. St Peter’s hosted the league leaders and beat Mosslsy A 5-0 while Mossley B beat St George’s by the same score. In the whist league there were victories for Mossley A and B which left Mossley B still leading.In the snooker league Mossley A were now only joint leaders with Hyde Snooker after their 5-0 defeat.
The week eight matches saw Stalybridge Labour play St George’s and they lost 3-2, the same score that St Peter’s beat Mossley B. In the other match the joint leaders met in Mossley and Mossley A beat Hyde Snooker 4-1. In the whist matches there were victories for Mossley A and St Peter’s who inflicted on Mossley B their first whist defeat of the season.