Three-time Notts Amateur Snooker Champion John Fox passes away at the age of 87
John Fox, who won the Notts Amateur Snooker Championship three times in 1969, 1974 and 1975, has sadly passed away at the age of 87. John was diagnosed with dementia in recent years and only stopped playing snooker around 7-8 years ago. He was still winning trophies well into the 1980s, playing across Nottinghamshire.
John (right) pictured here with professional John Spencer and John’s son Simon
John competed to a high level at both billiards and snooker in the Notts Institutes and Nazareth House leagues for many years. He won the NNIA Senior Championship in 1975, the Nazareth House Singles Championship (now the Open Singles SC) in 1968, the NNIA Intermediate Billiards Championship in 1959 and the NNIA Intermediate Snooker Championship in 1958. In 1956 he achieved the rare feat of winning both the NNIA Junior Billiards and Junior Snooker titles in the same season.
The 1982 Notts Amateur Snooker Championship final where John (at table) lost out to Tony Jones (standing)
Tuesday 23 January 2024 at 2.30pm, Bramcote Crematorium
Followed by wake at Star Inn, Beeston
Please advise Simon Fox by email firstname.lastname@example.org if wanting to attend.