After several weeks of organization it seems that the Stalybridge Snooker League will be reopening in September this year, after a one year layoff due to Covid-19.
All the necessary actions have been taken and the six teams approved at the last AGM in September 2020 will start this new season, Mossley A having withdrawn for the time being.
In his latest update, league secretary Ian Hopton said: "The league will start with the traditional George Fletcher and Gordon Clay Memorial Trophy matches on the table and at whist. We would normally have the league and cup winners in whist and snooker playing each other, but this year it will be league winners v league runner ups, as we had to close the season early and never got the chance to play all the matches.
"The George Fletcher Trophy, snooker, will be between Hyde CC and St Peters, whereas the Gordon Clay, whist, will be between Mossley B and Denton CC. Both matches will be played on 30th September at a neutral venue, The Hyde Club starting at 7.30pm.
"The full league programme will start the following Thursday, 7th October, and will run until around March 2022 when the knockout competitions will start and run for a further three months.The league will finish with its Presentation Night and AGM.
"It is very good to be back again and it has been welcomed by all the clubs involved. The league is competitive, whilst giving the players the opportunity to socialise every Thursday .The league has a lot of long serving members and some new players have joined this year, but we are always looking for new players or new clubs to join us. We play snooker, billiards and whist every Thursday evening and if you would like to join us, you the league secretary on 07736678303 or contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The league website is www.staybridgesnooker.co.uk."