BREAKING NEWS: Snooker players set new world record for cemetery fund!

Carl Gregory and Jonathan Fennell finished their world record attempt just shy of 52 hours.
Carl Gregory and Jonathan Fennell finished their world record attempt just shy of 52 hours.

FUND-RAISING snooker players Carl Gregory and Jonathan Fennell have successfully set a new world record for the longest ever game of snooker.

The lads believed they were trying to beat the record of 50 hours as they attempt to raise around £750 for the Journal’s Cemetery Fund.

However, with less than an hour to go until they were due to set a new record, the lads have learned the record was broken just last week!

They must now play for 52 hours to set a new world record.

Carl said: “We were a bit disheartened because we only found out at about 1pm and we were due to beat the record at 2pm.

“My cousin just came across something when she was doing some research on the internet.

“But it wont make a huge difference, it just means we have to play for another hour or two.”

The lads now intend to finish at 4pm, at which point they will have played for 52 hours straight.

If you want to help the lads then call in and see them at Hunter’s Bar in Union Street or call into the Journal office and sign the sponsorship form.