Recently we caught up with one of our contact lens clients Paul Adams who is a member of the Hampshire Billiard team. He told us the fantastic news that his team recently won the English County Billiards Cup for the first time since 1980! Paul also spoke about how we have helped him to improve his game:
I put my improvement over the past couple of years down to Roy’s help and me changing to a 1 Day Acuvue Moist Toric lens in my left eye! The difference in sharpness and balance between my normal 1 Day Acuvue Moist lens in my right eye has been a revelation and has given me extra confidence.
We’re very pleased that we have helped Paul and hope that we can continue helping him in the future. If you would like to read the full story on how the Hampshire team won the cup, continue reading below.
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Hampshire billiards trio win English County Billiards Cup for the first time since 1980
We’ve been waiting 32 years but a Hampshire Billiards team comprising of John Mullane, captain Terry Azor and Paul Adams has won the English County Billiards Cup. They travelled to the Atack Snooker Centre, Nuneaton and played superbly to shock the glittering stars of the eight counties involved. 1980 was the last time a Hampshire side won the coveted prize.
The quarter final saw Mullane beat Yorkshire’s Rob Patterson, Adams keep up with ex-professional snooker player Jonathan Bagley, until Bagley eventually pulled away to win and Azor play the game of his day against experienced Steve Crossland, to win the tie 2-1 on the straight one hour timed knockout format.
The semi-final inspired all three against Cambridgeshire, winning 3-0, with Mullane making a wonderful 114 break. The last time they reached the final in 2006 they narrowly lost to three Cleveland England internationals, and Hampshire captain Terry Azor quipped, “this time I want to go one better”.
Paul Adams said “we knew we had a good chance of making the final again as we were all cueing well. The depth in quality billiard players throughout the other sides was awesome. We were so focused in the final we barely looked at each other to see how each was progressing. We were so determined, we just had to win it!”
In the final Mullane beat Dave Walker, Azor was beaten by Devon’s billiard legend Bill Andress and Adams overcame David Coombes for a memorable 2-1 victory all three will never forget.