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Woking’s Mr Snooker Sadly Passes Away… –

Woking’s Mr Snooker Sadly Passes Away… –


Bob Mason shall be sorely missed by all.

The Woking Snooker Centre snooker household has misplaced a legend of the newbie snooker scene because it was introduced on the WSC Fb web page that co-owner Bob Mason had sadly handed away this week.

Mason, who arrange the membership in 1988, was a coach, referee, and devoted snooker fan who helped to place snooker on the Surrey map from the 80s and 90s onwards.

Spanning 4 a long time, he and his spouse Kay have been serving the area people by means of the attractive recreation and the camaraderie that has existed there over the a long time.

SnookerZone author/admin Chris Gaynor pays his personal private tribute to Bob by providing his personal reminiscence snippet of first assembly Bob again in 2015 on a heat summer season’s afternoon in Woking.

Gaynor, now 41, remembers: ‘I got here throughout Woking in the future on-line, as I used to be looking for to play at one other membership as a result of the one I had performed at in Hersham, Surrey, closed down.’

’Once I first met Bob, donning his pale inexperienced cardigan, he was delighted to satisfy somebody new who was desirous to study in regards to the recreation and once I instructed him I needed to write down severely about it,  he murmured, ‘nice. That’s once I noticed that spark in him. He ambled into his workplace and got here out with a newspaper article – displaying me that he believed he had discovered the following Steve Davis, when teaching in his youth. Through the years since writing for this web site, I’ve noticed many sparks of ardour in individuals, that you’ll always remember since observing snooker.’

From watching gamers knock in tons, to seeing pleasant lengthy photographs down the rails, to small private achievements, the principle factor has been the enjoyment issue.

Gaynor added: Bob had his flaws, like all of us do, however he had a fiery ardour for the sport.That first assembly with Bob is a reminiscence I’ll always remember as I then went onto have teaching classes with Brian Cox, who now could be efficiently working along with his co enterprise/buddy Gareth White, the Surrey Snooker Academy simply down the street in West Byfleet.

We provide our condolences to the Mason household.

SnookerZone wish to thank Chris Gaynor for taking the time to supply a small snippet of one in all his encounters with Bob Mason.




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