THE Observer Snooker Cup is back - bigger and better than ever.
After being suspended for three years, the competition for the famous old trophy will be played again this winter.
And some terrific prizes are on offer thanks to the generosity of our sponsors the North Lancs Training Group and ex-champion Chris Henry. The winner will receive a cash prize of £400 - one of the highest amounts ever paid in East Lancashire - while the runner-up wil receive £200, the semi-finalists £50 each and the quarter-finalists £25 each.
In addition, Chris Henry, now living in Belgium, has donated a fabulous cue, case and extension worth £270 for the player achieving the highest break.
Entry is open for a fee of £5 to amateur players who are members of a club within a seven-mile radius of Accrington Town Hall.
The first round draw will be printed in the Observer on 4 November and the semi-finals and final will be staged at the Poplar Club in mid-March.
- FOR the rules and an entry form see Page 55 of this week's Accrington Observer.