Tom Holley 40 year presentation

On 8th November 2012 at St Ignatius Parish Centre, Ossett there was a presentation to Tom Holley commemorating his 40 years as a Catenian.

Provincial Director David Brinkley presented Tom framed with a commemorative scroll.

Tom Holley receiving his 40 year scroll from Provincial Director David Brinkley

2012 “Summer” Garden Party Photos

On the 5th August we had our “Summer” Garden Party at Peter & Sylvia Walkers lovely house and garden in Queen’s Drive, Ossett. Despite appalling weather with torrential rain, huge hailstones, thunder & lightning we managed to raise £438 for Presidents Charity – The Alzheimer’s Society.
Well done everybody!

2012 Phil Wholley Trophy – Wakefield Victory again!

Phil Wholley Snooker Tournament Report (formerly Bob Jowett Tournament)

5th March 2012.

7 teams entered the tournament held at the Bradford club after the monthly meeting of our Bradford Brothers.

The draw for the tournament took place and the surprise match was between the 2 teams from Wakefield in the first round meaning that only one of the Wakefield teams could progress to the semi finals. So David Taylor and Martin Dearnley began their match with Malcolm Kyle and Andy Lowrey which was limited to 10 red balls and a maximum of 15 minutes in the first round.

Malcolm broke in the game and a canny safety game was played by both teams until an unfortunate double kiss of a red ball allowed Malcolm to open the scoring. The final score was 28 to 9 and Malcolm and Andy progressed into the semi finals where they were to meet the team from Leeds 3.

In the semi finals there were still only 10 red balls to go for, but this time there was no time limit. Andy broke to begin the game and was to later open the score with a single well taken red. The game and the scores proceeded steadily until, with the scores at 32 to 5 in favour of the Wakefield team, Malcolm took a gamble and potted a long yellow leaving the Leeds team needing snookers. At this point under the rules applying the Leeds team were forced to concede the frame. Andy and Malcolm then moved forward to the final.

The Wakefield team again broke in the final, which was one full frame of snooker with no time limit, against the team from Wetherby with Andy quickly sinking the first red ball, the team then continued to apply pressure to the Wetherby team playing some excellent safety shots and taking advantage of their opponents’ mistakes. Wakefield racked up the points and Malcolm finished the game with a late flurry clearing the green, blue and brown balls in one final break. The opposition conceded the frame with the final score standing at 60 points to 14 in Wakefield’s favour.

The trophy was presented to Malcolm and Andy by the President of the Bradford Catenian Circle. Congratulations to the winning team who played consistently well throughout the evening. Deserved thanks also go to our Brothers in Bradford who organised this thoroughly enjoyable evening.    

Bradford President Ben Cowell presenting the trophy to Malcolm Kyle & Andy Lowery.


Photos of 1000th meeting

President's speech
Una & John Barrie, Kelly & Tony Godden, Paddy Brennan
Grand President's speech
Grand President's speech
Sandra & David Brinkley
Rita & Colin Croxall
Philomena & Joe McNally
John Gallagher & Mike Burch
President's speech
Anne & David Hawley
Visitors & Wakefield brothers

Installation of Circle Officers 2011/2012

On Thursday 14th April 2011 at St. Pierre, Wakefield, the Circle Officers were installed for 2011/2012.

They are from left to right:

Marshall – bro. David MacDONALD

Provincial Officer – bro. Tony DEIGHTON

Vice President – bro. Martin DEARNLEY

Membership Officer – bro. Terry MULREADY

Registrar – bro. Malcolm KYLE

President – bro. Colin CROXALL

Treasurer – bro. Mike WITHERS

Chamberlain – bro. Eammon McQUOID

Secretary – bro. Chris RAYNER

Bob Jowett Snooker – Wakefield victory!

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Snooker Tournament

On Monday the 7th of March Malcolm Kyle, Martin Dearnley and 10 Wakefield (82) supporters made their way to the Bradford Club to defend their 2 year winning record in the Bob Jowett Province 3 Snooker Trophy.
Following the 1100th meeting of the Bradford Circle and an excellent supper the Snooker got underway.

Ten teams took part from all over the Province including 4 teams from Bradford. As a result of the draw the Wakefield team went straight to the quarter finals where they met the Huddersfield team of Dennis Donnelly and Mike Crosby. The match was limited to 15 minutes at the end of which the Wakefield team won by 42 points to 16.

In the Semi Finals Peter Mason and Chris Anderson from Bradford 3 took on Martin and Malcolm. This proved to be one of the most hotly fought frames of the night, at the end there were thirteen points on the table and the Wakefield team were thirteen points in front. Bradford simply had to take the pink and the black to tie the match. Bradford took the pink and sadly missed the black; Martin came to the table and potted the black to secure a place in the final.

Leeds 3 had fought through their half of the draw and Kevin Wheelan and Peter Dawson met Malcolm and Martin in the final. The game got off to a slow start with much safety play from both teams, the scores rose slowly and there was little to choose between the two teams. Malcolm came to the table and saw an opportunity, when he finished his break of thirty one the Wakefield team had opened up an unassailable lead and the match was effectively over. The final score was 84 points to 23.

Congratulations are due to the team, this is the third year in a row that Martin and Malcolm have won the trophy. Thanks are due to the Bradford Circle who organised this memorable evening and we look forward to the next tournament.

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Wakefield Circle welcomes Andy Lowery


Bro. President Terry Mulready(left) & Bro. Membership Officer Tony Deighton(right) welcome new member of Wakefield W.R. (82) Circle, Andy Lowery, on 10th March 2011.