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The 30 Year Anniversary for the 1980 World Amateur Snooker Championships that was held at the Albert Hall in Launceston was celebrated at the Launceston Workers Club on Saturday 6th November 2010, with special guest Ron Atkins (OAM) being honoured on his achievement of being runner-up in the World Amateur Snooker Championship event to Jimmy White and his contribution to Billiards and Snooker over his career at Local, Australian and International level

The night was attended by 80 guests from local dignitaries including the Mayor of Launceston - Mr Albert Van Zetten and his wife and several interstate guest who were involved in the 1980 Championship Event - Jimmy White also appeared live via Skype and gave a recollection of the event and Ron

 

Click Here to View or Save the 1980 Program Book as a PDF File

Acknowledgements:

Thanks to Launceston City Council, Bonner Engineering, Robert Fergusson Retravision, The Examiner, Matpine, Saunders & Higgins, Launceston Workers Club

 

Thanks to Bill & Maggie, Peter Akie who travelled interstate, Andrew Fisher, The Higgins family and others who travelled

Special thanks to the workers - Rex Swain (Main Organiser of Event)

Andrew Saltmarsh, Amelia Saggers, John Saggers, Jennifer Sullivan, John Fraser, Garry Bakker

The MC's: Gerry Bonner and Peter Neilson

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