//We are sad to announce the recent passing of Alistair Bailie – our beloved stall holder :(

We are sad to announce the recent passing of Alistair Bailie – our beloved stall holder :(

We are extremely saddened and deeply shocked to announce that Alistair Bailie from ‘Sanctuary Cues’, tragically passed away on Monday 23rd April. Aggie, as he was known to many, had a heart of gold and was a true gentleman of the cue sports world. He has been the cue specialist and stall holder at all our BAPTO and Golden 8 Ball events for many years, and was much loved by the players. To us, he was part of the pool family, a friend, a fellow stall holder, part of the Golden 8 Ball & BAPTO team, an expert cue craftsman and a skilled player. He was a great character on the pool circuit and knew so many players – he always had a wealth of stories to share! We still can’t believe that he has been taken from us so cruelly. The Golden 8 Ball and BAPTO events will never be the same without him. We are absolutely gutted – he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his partner Jenny, his family and all those that knew him. The pool industry is a lot poorer without Aggie.

As a mark of respect, we plan to have a memorial at this year’s Golden 8 Ball, positioned in the corner bar where Aggie’s stall would usually be. There won’t be a full cue refurbishment service available, although we will try and find someone to offer a basic re-tipping service.

We have also decided to delay the launch of BAPTO 2018, until Monday 14th May. www.bapto.co.uk

Adam Short, has started a Just Giving page, to help raise funds towards Aggie’s funeral costs – this money will be given to Jenny and family. We fully support this and ask anyone that knew him if they would kindly donate. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

JUST GIVING DONATION

 

 

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