Memorial match for snooker legend

Peter Hartle memorial snooker trophy, winner Neil Refern with Clive and Sandra Hartle
Peter Hartle memorial snooker trophy, winner Neil Refern with Clive and Sandra Hartle

LOCAL snooker players have come together to remember one of the legends of the sport.

The Peter Hartle Memorial Snooker Trophy took place on Sunday May 1.

The event is held annually in memory of Peter Hartle, who played in the Buxton & District Snooker League for 50 years, as well as winning many singles competitions and league titles with different teams.

He also represented Derbyshire on a number of occasions.

Held at the Royal British Legion in Buxton, the Peter Hartle Memorial event was entered by 16 friends and former team-mates of Peter.

After a long day featuring some great snooker, the trophy went to Neil Redfern, who defeated Ray Eyre in the final.

Peter’s wife Sandra Hartle presented the trophy, and their son Clive said: “I would like to say a big thank-you to the British Legion for the use of the club for the day, Pauline for her hard work behind the bar, Neil Redfern for all his help with organising the competition, and to all the competitors who made it such a great day.

“Thanks also go to the Buxton & District Billiards and Snooker League for the very kind collection which was held, raising £65 for Cancer Research.

“Barry Egan and Ged Walsh organised this.”