It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Bill Bates from the Newcastle Tennis Club Snooker. Bill will be sorely missed both as a gentleman of the game and for his tireless work improving Newcastle Snooker.
Bill’s Funeral will be on Monday 9th of November at 11am – North Chapel, Newcastle Crematorium.
At this stage, due to COVID-19 safety measures, there can only be 24 people inside the Service which is reserved fro family. Friends of Bill wishing to pay their respects can do so outside the Chapel.
onset of Covid-19 [Coronavirus] in the global community and its classification
by the World Health Organization as a ‘pandemic’, has prompted many sporting
organizations to act swiftly to assist in preventing the spread of the virus.
Most recently the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council has posted a
recommendation to alter established etiquette procedures, and the Victorian
Billiards & Snooker Association has cancelled all calendar events until the
end of June.
With the health and well-being of our members as our primary concern, NDBSA has decided to suspend all current tournament activity with immediate effect. We have not set a specific time period to adhere to in the hope that regular monitoring of State and National health updates will allow us to recommence tournament play at the earliest possible convenience. It is our intention to update all club secretaries and team captains on a fortnightly basis. The next announcement is scheduled for March 30, 2020. We trust that our members will take any and all precautions to ensure their own safety during the cessation period.
Cessnock Comets defeated Belmont 16′ Sailing Club No.1 2-0 in the preliminary final to progress to the Grand Final where they will meet Wangi Workers Club No.2. Thank you to Wangi Workers Club for hosting the preliminary final.
The Rex Smith Over=50s Grand Final will be at Toronto Workers Club 1pm on the 5th December. Good luck to both teams and as always – Spectators Welcome.
Wangi Workers Club no.2 beat minor premiers Belmont 16′ Sailing Club No.1 in Major semi final.
Cessnock Comets beat Nelson Bay Community Club in minor semi final.
Next week Belmont 16′ Sailing Club No.1 play Cessnock Comets at Wangi Workers next 1pm next Thursday 28/11/19 in Preliminary Final to see who will progress to play Wangi Workers no.2 in the grand final. Good luck to both teams