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tips from the top: Ken Deaville (right) in his hundredth Tipping Trophy match
tips from the top: Ken Deaville (right) in his hundredth Tipping Trophy match
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AT an age when many people would be content to take it easy at home, Ken Deaville is bucking the trend.

Three months shy of his 80th birthday, Ken is still a key member of the Park Club snooker team in Cleveleys, playing for both the men’s team and the vets.

Mr Deaville is what you might call a familiar face at the Park Club – he has been a member for half a century.

In fact, he recently recorded a first by playing in 100 successive Tipping Trophy matches – a twice-a-year snooker showdown against the Crescent Club.

Team-mate Carl Cohen said: “Ken hasn’t missed a game for 50 years. I can’t see anyone else doing that.

“Ken is a popular member and a really good player, and he’s showing no signs of slowing up. He still plays at least four times a week.”

Mr Deaville was presented with a ceremonial clock by vice-president Neil Thomas to mark his 100th appearance.