I am delighted to announce that Roehampton Club were victorious last week at the East India Club where we won the 2020 London Clubs Snooker Final. We last won this in 2013, so it has been a long wait to reclaim the cup. My congratulations to the team of Alex Rose, Pradip Patel and Scott Stanley, who allowed me to come along as number four. The match involved four singles matches of one frame each, which left us at 2-2 after Alex and I won our frames in close battles. Alex and I were then destroyed in the doubles, but Pradip and Scott dug in and won a very long and attritional frame to force a draw of 3-3.
It was then left to Alex, our top ranking player, to take on their formidable number one in a 6-red ball decider. It was a very tense frame with East India taking an early lead, but Alex showed no signs of giving up, (apart from a few enjoyable errors), and with a daring double on the blue he set up a nail-biting win. It was a tense but enjoyable night and our thanks go to the East India Club for their hospitality and fair play, and for organising the competition itself. We look forward to 2021’s competition. There are some friendly inter-club matches in the pipeline so please look out for emails.