SNOOKER: Debutant potter Peter pockets Grantham league title

Grantham Billiard Club Over-50s Handicap Snooker League winner Peter Climpson (right) shakes hands with runner-up Selwyn Davies. Photo: John Burgess
Grantham Billiard Club Over-50s Handicap Snooker League winner Peter Climpson (right) shakes hands with runner-up Selwyn Davies. Photo: John Burgess
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An old hand with the cue has won a snooker league at Grantham Billiard Club on his competitive debut.

Newly-retired Peter Climpson, 58, triumphed in his first season in the Over-50s Handicap Snooker League.

Peter, who has a highest break of 56, led the league from the start, with a single practice session a week the secret to his success. Having played 40 years, he said: “It’s the first tournament I’ve entered, and I’ve won it.”

Peter, who is also learning golf and plays walking football, said he expects a tougher time next season when his handicap will be adjusted.

Runner-up was Selwyn Davies, 70, who has been playing since his father taught him the game when he was a child, boasts a highest break of 80, and practises several times a week to stay sharp.