Terrible news, Pete and I spent many afternoons practising at the Swan with him buying dinner afterwards. Never forget a match at the Smugglers when Pete played in woolly hat, scarf and overcoat, his opponent, Ian in shorts and a t-shirt! Thanks for all your support Pete. RIP
So sorry to read of the death of Pete. As others have said a lovely man. I first played in the other team at the Warwick where Pete used to cycle from Lancing to go to matches. He just finished the previous season at the Selden Arms.
I last saw Pete in the Marquis. He just started chemotherapy that day and had his chemo bag with him attached to his waist trying to play bar billiards.
RIP Pete (Curly)
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Pete was an ex teammate of mine and we had a few laughs in the years we played together
One of the funniest memories was a game where Pete couldn't decide whether to play left or right handed and he was using a glove on his bridging hand so everytime he changed his mind he had to change the glove over. I think at one stage the glove was on the hand he we as holding the cue with!
Also he helped me out one day to play for Brighton A at the one day inter league at the last minute. He held his own, took a leg of Ian lelliott, which helped us win on the day. I will think of that when we give it a go again next weekend....
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The Coach and I first met Pete and his partner, a certain Mr. Hickman in a pairs match at the Henty a few years ago now. I partnered the Coach who was on song because whatever he struck seemed to go in either by hook or by fluke, Mr. Brown could hardly play for laughing. This was my first memory of him and thereafter whenever I saw Pete he carried that smile which was stretched wider than the Bolton Wanderers defence.
Pete also played a few seasons in the Littlehampton Bar Billiards League and many of our members today also share fond memories of him.
On behalf of us all from the LBBL we send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of a great character and lets not forget, he was a decent bar billiards player.