The EABA is deeply saddened to learn about the sudden passing away of John Smith.
John passed away at home peacefully but suddenly on Saturday 18th July 2015, shortly after his 72nd birthday.
He was a long standing member of the EABA and served a short spell on its committee. It is true to say that he was well liked by everybody in billiards being a kind, friendly and generous supporter of the game.
John owned the Pockets Snooker Club in Kidderminster as well as one in Worcester and visitors always received a friendly welcome. He also put a great deal back in to the game and organised and ran the Midlands Counties Billiards League for 22 years almost single handed. Such a contribution will be difficult to emulate.
In his prime John was a fine amateur billiards player who displayed an orthodox and uncomplicated game which led to numerous century breaks and international honours in the England Amateur Team.
He will be sadly missed by the billiards fraternity and the EABA sends its sympathy and kindest thoughts to his family and friends.
JOHN SMITH – 1943 to 2015
John’s funeral service will be held at the Church of St. Martin, Holt, Worcester. WR6 6NJ on Wednesday 5 August at 2 pm.