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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 6. 1971

Billiards and Snooker:

Billiards and Snooker:

This year, for the first time in the history of Easter Tournament, billiards and snooker were included in the itinarary, but only as "Invitation Sports". In other words, the points tally for these games did not count in the final total of each university.

An eight man team represented Vic and it is interesting to note that they were billeted above the Capt. Cook Hotel. However this devious piece of sabotage by the Otago organisers Failed!

Victoria excelled itself in both sports. We won the snooker with a total of 1,056 points; Otago was the nearest rival with 952 points. Vic also won the billiards, Otago again running out in second place. Bill Marshall, of the billiards team, managed 215 points in one hour, and both B. Bridson and Greg Keene won all their four snooker games.

On the Monday night Doug Beagle was presented with the E.E. Hopewell cup as captain of the winning team, and W.B. Anderson collected the L.J. Hopewell Cup for the highest break in billiards. Final points were:
  • Billiards—Victoria 27, Otago 18, Canterbury 15.
  • Snooker—Victoria 54, Otago 28, Lincoln 12.