This last month has seen appalling news down here with the death of Anne Cope, multiple champion in our league. Anne went to Jersey many times.
Matters got worse when Ricky Cowdrey of the Alma 'B', one of the most senior players in the league, and past seniors champ passed.
Last evening I received the dreadful news that John Mitchell. known as 'John the Jacket' throughout Kent Bar Billiards and beyond had been found dead at his home after being taken ill. John also went to Jersey for many years and attained the rare distinction of being an AEBBA national champion with the all conquering Alma team in the AEBBA team champs in 2002. John was a past Open Singles and Open Pairs winner in the D & D league along with multiple team trophies.
2002 AEBBA Team Champs Ted Bachelor (also deceased) Sav, Tim Bourner, Mike Callanan and 'Jacket' (rare picture without the jacket!)
Inventor of the Triangles version of Bar Billiards. Highest England away aggregate 2013 and 2014, 10 - 0 last 10 England singles legs, seventh reserve 2015. Jersey Qtr final 2014, 2015, 2016 - Guernsey Plate Winner 2014, Main Final 2015, 2017. First person to have won both four pin opens.