Tony Southern pockets 23rd snooker title

10 October 2011
by Jamie Blair
The listing was posted by Disability Sport Events
Tony Southern receiving trophy from Steve Starkie
Tony Southern receiving trophy from Steve Starkie

The 8 and 9 October saw a great weekend of disability snooker at the EFDS open snooker championships 2011 and was rounded off by Tony Southern (North West) winning his 23rd snooker title in 26 years.

Competing in the snooker group 4, Tony qualified from his round robin group before meeting Andy Johnson (North West) in the final, overcoming his opponent in a closely fought match.

The weekend - hosted by Rileys Snooker and Pool Hall in Manchester - was launched by The Paul Hunter Foundation Roadshow, who have continued their support of the EFDS disability snooker event. Prizes were up for grabs in the individual and team challenges as players warmed up their potting skills for the tournament ahead.

In the combined snooker group 1 and 2, Albert Henshaw (South West) finished runner up to Glyn Lloyd (South West), whilst the group 3 competition was won with the final round robin game, Daniel Blunn (South East) triumphing over Gary Sanderson (North West)

The combined group 5 and 6 was won by Jason Wholey (East) from newcomer Danny O’Driscoll (South East). Jason also picked up the trophy for highest break of the tournament.

Player of the Tournament went to Spencer Pym (Yorkshire) with a special prize of a signed Dennis Taylor cue picked up by Mandy Oxlade (South East)

The Team Trophy was won by the North West ahead of their rivals from the South West.

EFDS would like to thank all the players and officials attending the tournament for what was a superb weekend of snooker.

Thanks are also extended to Rileys and the Paul Hunter Foundation for their continued support.

Full results can be downloaded from here

To see photos of the event please follow the link to the Flickr site here

To find a local club and get playing snooker visit www.rileys.co.uk 
or contact English Snooker and Billiard Association (ESAB) www.englishsnooker.com  
For more information on the Paul Hunter Foundation visit www.paulhunterfoundation.org