Le Maitre finds ‘old self’ to claim inaugural title
Tuesday 19th February 2013, 2:29PM GMT.
AFTER a break of nearly two decades from the sport, Ian Le Maitre continued his cueing comeback in style by winning the inaugural Guernsey Open Billiards Championship.
Played over a day-long straight knockout format at the North British Legion Club on a handicap basis, Le Maitre won the trophy by beating Miles Plumley decisively in the final 300-210.
The impressive victory comes just less than a year after the 59-year-old started playing billiards seriously again, having given up ‘19 or 20 years ago’.
‘The handicap I was given was 130 points, which was quite generous because they weren’t sure how good I would be after not playing for so long,’ said Le Maitre.