Milestone for billiards ace

Darley Dale billiards ace Jim McCann
Darley Dale billiards ace Jim McCann

DARLEY Dale billiards ace Jim McCann has been presented with a silver tankard after reaching a significant milestone in his playing career.

He has just completed 50 years in the Orme Billiards and Snooker League, never missing a match or a billiards presentation in all that time, amassing an incredible record over the course of half a century.

At the league’s recent annual meeting, he was presented with the tankard by his old friend Nigel Bond, Darley Dale’s professional snooker player.

On a playing note, Jim recently reached the semi-finals of the UK Seniors Championship before losing to the eventual overall winner, Northern Ireland’s Paddy Donelly.

He has also made it through to the last 16 of the English Championships.