A COMPETITION in memory of Northwich county pool player Rhys Jones has raised more than £1,500.

Steve Moores, a close friend and teammate of Rhys at Castle Sports, fittingly won the memorial event staged by the Northwich and District Pool League at The Gladstone Club.

A league statement describes Rhys, who recently died, aged 23, as a popular young man and talented pool player who represented the town and Cheshire in the sport on multiple occasions.

He was a member of the Castle D team that enjoyed significant success in Division One, playing his part in the team that won arguably the most memorable title race in the league's history in the 2016/2017 season.

That same year Rhys and his teammates were able to celebrate the double, with also winning the Alan Backhouse Team Knockout.

Rhys was also a part of the Castle D side that won the most recently held Team Knockout in the 2019/2020 season.

He had shown his emerging talent for pool at the age of 17, representing Barn Owl when he won the Division Three doubles title alongside Colin Lightfoot.

The Northwich pool community came out in force for the competition to remember and celebrate Rhys’ life.

From donations and money raised on the day, £1,580 has been presented to Rhys’ family.

They offered a huge 'thank you' to all who helped to organise the event, take part and make a donation.