Pool players have a code of conduct

AFTER having studied the video on your website of the pool match at the Five Bells, and discussed it with the committee members, I would like to add that the footage does not show the two girls arriving in the pool room, when the more serious assault is a

AFTER having studied the video on your website of the pool match at the Five Bells, and discussed it with the committee members, I would like to add that the footage does not show the two girls arriving in the pool room, when the more serious assault is alleged to have happened.

It does not show the players following our committee member, who is an invalid, outside to his car where he was threatened with violence.

The video does clearly show that the Five Bells player threw his cue across the room and could hardly stand up.

Pool matches start at 8:30pm so if the Five Bells players were that drunk at that time one wonders what state they would have been in after another three hours' drinking.


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The opposing team did exactly the correct thing by leaving when they did. Landlord Kevin Wilson asked why nobody said anything to him or his staff. It is my opinion that if they had it would have inflamed the situation and probably resulted in more serious trouble.

When teams enter our pool leagues they have a constitution that they all agree to abide by and part of that constitution states: 'Players should conduct themselves in a manner that will project an image of true sportsmanship at all times.

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Any player or team found guilty of misconduct will be excluded from the league on a permanent basis."

The committee has asked Mr Wilson to attend a committee meeting on Thursday night at the Bowling Green, and he has been asked to bring a copy of the complete CCTV footage that shows the arrival of the away team's players. Also bear in mind that there was also a lot of verbal insults made towards the girls and offers of money for sex and that this was witnessed by a committee member.

TOM READ, Chairman, Wisbech and District Pool League

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