Welcome to The Brook Street Club Social
The Brook Street Club is a snooker, pool and social club, wholly owned by its 50 members. It has been in existence since before the First World War. The building is quite old and one senses a feeling of history and fond memories on entering the cozy bar and snooker room.
The club remains viable due mainly to the work members put into it, without asking for payment. It has a very friendly atmosphere. If you decide to join you will soon get to know everyone and will be able to go out by yourself any night and know you will be amongst friends. The bar stocks a wide range of drinks at very reasonable prices.
The snooker room has two first class tables that are kept in excellent condition. We have successful snooker teams, which cater for a range of abilities. Matches nights are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, It is possible to play every night any matches usually finish by 9:30. Check the calendar for availability.
The league has 2 divisions of which 23 teams compete against each other around the Knutsford , Mobberly and Wilmslow area. Matches are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 8pm.Further information can be found on the website run by the league Secetary http://www.kadasl.co.uk
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Brook Street Club ( Formally Knutsford Liberal Club)
HISTORY: Whats happened at the club
The Liberal Club originated above the post office on King street now a
restaurant. The only date we can put on the club is the tables and
score boards go back to 1885.
We dont have date but at some point the Coburn family from Booths hall wanted to make a liberal party head quarters. The current building that we believe was originally a Bottle plant was purchased and the club moved to Brook Street. This building became the liberal party head quarters until 1974.
During the first world war it was a soup kitchen and the cellar was ear marked as a morgue. Maybe that why it has a distinct aroma about it.
In the Early 1960's the Mr Coburn died and his 2 sons took over the estate, they split the club into 2 parts. Upstairs being the Liberal
Party and downstairs being the Liberal Club then in Aug 1974 the building was bought by the members for the sum of £3000
There used to be a Grocers shop next door where the office is now We changed the name on 1st July 2004 to try and get a grant from
Manchester Airport which failed.
The biggest project the club has taken on was the bar extension in 1979 Our claim to fame is in 1995 Willie Robinson brought Alex Higgins into the club for a frame of snooker. He signed the Visitors book “ Alex Higgins Snooker Champion”.
Knutsford District and Amateur Snooker League officially started
An important photo in the Guardian newspaper of 13.11.53 shows our earliest known lady player on the Liberal B team. A Mrs M.Cash by name but little more is known about her.
The Knutsford Liberal club announced their arrival as a force to be reckoned with by securing both Divisional titles and a runner-up in the Rotary Cup. Their A team became the first to do the double after also winning the Team Knock-Out cup.
Division 1 Winners: Knutsford Liberal Club A
Division 2 Winners: Knutsford Liberal Club B
Team Knock-Out Winners: Knutsford Liberal Club A
Rotary Cup: Derek Parmenter (Mobberley Victory Hall)
Rotary Cup Runner-Up: Frank Bailey (Knutsford Liberal Club)
At the AGM, a special award was made at the AGM to 76 year old David Kimberley from the Knutsford Liberal Club for 'his play, work for the league and service to his club'.
Knutsford Liberal club win their first title since 1954 and add the Rotary Cup courtesy of Dave Prosser.
In the 20th season of the league, Tom Lunney just missed out on doing the individual double as he won the Rotary Cup and lost in the final of the Jay Trophy. Knutsford Liberal club, having sent out a warning last year, saw their C team soar to the league title and their B team retain their runners-up spot from last season.
In the 30th season, it's strange how clubs have good and bad years. Knutsford Liberal club C team were both runners-up in the league (to Mobberley A) and also won the Team Knock-Out cup whilst P.Woods won the Rotary Cup for them in an all Liberal club final against Alan Curbishley who was runner-up in both individual competitions. Gareth Williams was the Liberal star man with the highest break of the season with a creditable 54
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