Vic Harris Snooker League was originally founded in 1981. It
was set up to encourage players in
and around South East Essex to compete with & against each other on a
regular weekly basis.
Originally called "The Essex Snooker League",
it attracted many good club & professional players, a key
figure was Vic Harris, who at the time was "English
Amateur Champion". Unfortunately Vic became seriously ill in
1988, & it is with great sadness that we finally lost the
great man as Vic passed away on March 10th 2015, finally
succumbing to pneumonia.
Founder League member Joe Lazarus decided that because of what
Vic had achieved in the game, the League should be re-named
The Vic Harris Snooker League.
Former Main Tour Pro Brian Salmon & Several
former Challenge/PIOS Tour players also 'ply their trade' on a Monday night, with Romford's
Mark King making a league debut in 2002-03.
Without doubt however, the most successful former VHSL player
is local Pro,
Australian Goldfields Open Champion,
2013 Party Poker Premier League Champion & 2015 World Champion
The current world No.17 player made his League debut as a youngster, & continued playing & supporting the League right up until
the mid 2000's. In return, we follow his main tour form keenly on
this web site.
Other former & current pro's to compete
include: Brian Morgan, Stuart Mann & Matthew Selt.
Vic himself had been a great influence on the up & coming
players in the League & was without doubt an asset to any
organisation, especially The VIC HARRIS SNOOKER LEAGUE. An evening with
Vic, listening to his stories & jokes, was always
The Legend, will be sadly missed...
Despite the recent down turn in Snooker & dwindling numbers of local snooker
clubs & halls, we are pleased to announce that we still have 14 competing
teams for 2018/19, from 9 different clubs. Current champions are Romford A, however, Pockets
A, Chelmsford, Rayleigh Lanes T and Basildon A will all been having a say
into the title race this season.
The 8 person committee consists of;
Chairman & Treasurer Glen - Sullivan-Bissett
Vice Chairman, Division 1 secretary & co competitions
secretary - Steve Challis
2 secretary - Darren Rawbone
Singles & Doubles secretary & Marketing Manager - Paul Parkin
6 man team & Vic Harris memorial
- James Baylis
Fixtures secretary - Gavan Cook
League secretary - Denise
Manager - Gerry Barclay
In the past, the League has been supported & sponsored on
various occasions by The Cue Doctor Group of Companies
(Gary Taylor) & Rileys Snooker & Pool Halls.
If of course you or your
company would like to get involved with the League, please do
not hesitate to contact any of the Committee members who can
be found on the club contacts page.
Finally, the VHSL would like to
wish every member & web site viewer a happy & successful