Alun first linked up with our league in 1975 as part of the police team. He always enjoyed the camaraderie that was key to the longevity of the league and that was the main reason he stayed in the league. He once said with a broad smile “It’s competition , but friendly competition. We play to win, of course, but if we lose it’s not a disaster”.
Alun was shown how to play billiards as a youngster and he once said “I learned to play billiards from my dad and we had a billiards hall just up the road from where we lived. Occasionally he would take me up there and show me how to play and that’s why I play billiards now.”
In the mid 1980s St Georges decided to re-enter the league having left many years earlier and such was the interest that they entered two teams in the league. The main problem was trying to find somewhere to play. They ended up at Dukinfield Town Hall.
Alun was joined by his teenage son Michael in the league, who still plays billiards in the league today for St Georges. Every year the league rewards individuals and teams for their achievements and Alun received one of the more popular awards, The Long Service Award.
Alun can be rightly proud of the service he has given The Stalybridge Snooker and Whist League. He died on 19/09/2012 aged 77.