English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : March 1996

The Amateur Billiard Player : March 1996

Ken Hobbs

We are very sorry to hear of the Death of
Ken Hobbs of Derby, and a letter of condolence from
The English Amateur Billiards Association has been
sent to Mrs. Hobbs.

The Obituary below has been contributed by Ken’s Derby
team mate, David Rees.


Ken passed away recently after a short illness aged 71 years.

He played billiards from a very early age until a few weeks
before his death and won many trophies, the first at the
age of ten.

Ken won the Derby Senior Billiards title four times between
1965 and 1993 and represented Derbyshire on many occasions.

He was a regular competitor in the Pro-Ams and used to
practice on a regular basis with the late Herbert Beetham.

This was probably why he was such a fine exponent of
in-off play. A most likeable fellow he will be sadly missed
by his many friends.

David Rees (Derby)

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