The EABA is deeply saddened to announce the death of Mr. John Richmond. He passed away on Sunday 17 May 2015 after a short illness at the age of 77 years.
John was a devoted supporter of the game of billiards. He played in his local league representing his club in Pateley Bridge where both he and his father before him had served numerous years as club officials. He really enjoyed watching billiards, especially the world class players of the modern era.
His involvement with the EABA goes almost back to its beginning. He served as secretary, he was a grade1 referee and also a well organised Tournament Director. He was a life member of our Association and a generous supporter, particularly towards the junior game.
John was liked by everyone. He had a lovely dry sense of humour often accompanied by a cheeky smile: a true gentle man without malice or aggression who will be sadly missed by us all.
The funeral service is at Stonewall Crematorium, Wetherby Road,
Harrogate on Friday 29 May at 13:40