2024: Woking B Smashing Records in Div 1…

2024: Woking B Smashing Records in Div 1…

WOKING B has scooped the Division 1 title – with three weeks to go – and could also land a triple record.

They’ve already smashed the record for the largest margin gap, by effectively scooping the title by 33 points. That record was originally 22. Currently, as it appears on the Byfleet site, Egham A is on 60, so cannot win the title.

After Paul Bunyard’s 126 was hailed a record century, beating Sean Harvey’s 111 in 2011, the team now has a chance to top the record for the greatest number of whitewashes over a season, which, as it stands, is 8.

Woking B whitewashed West End B 6 – 0 on Thursday to make it 8 and with just three weeks to go until the League season ends, another whitewash would mean another record is broken by the Div 1 team.

Kelvin Jones messaged SnookerZone a few weeks ago: “The record is 8 by Woking Snooker Centre A in the 2011-2012 season, over 24 matches. This season runs over 21 matches so it would be an even bigger achievement if George Heatley’s team beat it.

Jones added: “Ironically, Paul Bunyard was in the 2011 team and made the League’s highest recorded break of 139 (in the Premier Division). He plays in George’s (George Heatley) team this season. I think they will better 8, but who knows?”

Bunyard, another in a handful of stars at Woking Snooker Centre, was hailed as a star in the making when owner and coach Bob Mason, who sadly passed away last year, hailed him as a Steve Davis at the age of 12.

In an article by John Whitbread, who covers various sports, including Woking FC, from years back, Bunyard was the 12-year-old tipped to be as good a cueist as Steve Davis, if not better, according to Robert Mason.

Owner Mason, who was an England manager, coach, and referee at Woking Snooker Centre, told Whitbread back then: “I know it’s a big claim to make, but I believe that young Paul is as good if not better than Steve Davis at that age.”

Woking C drew 3 – 3 with Egham A.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!