I caught the bug some years ago; it seemed
nothing at the time.
But the thing got a hold of me, its ridiculous and at
The malady that I speak of is the desire to
collect and hoard.
Things that relate to Snooker and Billiards, these items
struck a chord.
I first bought an instructional book by a
former top player.
It wasnt long before I discovered this hobby had
I began to find other books from many years
Some from the previous century, at my luck I was aghast.
I then discovered a place in Leeds that sold
I bought so many youd think someone had lit a fuse?
After many years of pruning and selecting I
think Im nearly there.
Ive got cues by Burroughes and Riley and
even one by Clare.
Ive got a Newman card, A table iron and
set of Ivory Balls.
But if the telephone should ting Id answer its
Ive been up to Newcastle and down to
In pursuit of many memorabilia, sales.
Ive dealt with Roger Lee and Craftsman
Ive missed some deals; its hard to lose.
But all in all Ive enjoyed the chase.
Even if its been at a relentless pace.
Ive made new friends like Alan, Mark
Weve all helped each other the risks to brave.
Im still looking for the next unusual
piece of history.
Where itll come from is, as we speaksa
As with others the cue collecting came
From trying to get one to imrove my game.
My advice to anyone in the same position
Get a good cue and stick with the decision.
Perhaps well meet searching for
something new to add.
Maybe we can help each other that would make me glad.
Good luck and happy hunting.