Northern Quarter Pool League

A bit of pre-season news

I attended Ray’s funeral service today and I have to say there was an amazing turnout. The church was full to bursting and many many people came to say their farewells. Thanks to all who attended, especially nice to see many familiar faces.

Ray will be remembered for the fantastic impression he made on all of us throughout his life, of which I feel I learned a little more about today in the somewhat moving service at St Patrick’s.

On a completely different note, the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival is currently in progress at the Manchester Velodrome. More details can be found on the festival website.

Graham (captain of the Derby A team) is organising a social event to visit the festival on Friday. The general plan as I understand is to arrive at the festival around 6pm on Friday. If anyone is interested in coming along please contact Graham, or if you don’t have his details then you can contact me.

I may be slightly biased (I will be helping out on the foyer) but this is the biggest beer festival in the region with around 400 real ales. There are also two cider bars (selling a large selection of real ciders and perries), as well as two foreign beer bars where you can find proper lagers (not UK factory brewed …) from countries such as Germany as well as beers from a number of other regions including some from the USA.

With so much choice there is sure to be something you will like on offer, so why not come down and take in the unique experience of drinking a beer whilst watching the cyclists (including our very own multiple award winning Team GB members) racing around the track right next to you!

Upcoming League Events

The team KO cup final will be played at the Derby Brewery Arms next Wednesday – 28th January. Start 9:00PM.

The Northern Quarter Pool League AGM takes place on Wednesday 4th February at the Burton Arms. Start 8:00PM.

Teams wishing to register for the new season should attend the AGM to sign up.

The presentation for the 2014-2015 season will be held on Wednesday 25th February at the Burton Arms.

Matches in the 2015-2016 season will commence on Wednesday 4th March.