THE Grenville Club, in Solihull, welcomed snooker legend Steve Davis OBE to the club as part of their centenary year celebrations.
Davis, who won six World Championships during the 1980’s, was joined by Chris Lovell who is Head of Coaching at the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA).
The pair entertained guests at two separate events earlier this month as club members enjoyed a meet and greet function as Davis shared memories, snooker tips and signed memorabilia.
Davis then unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark Grenville’s centenary year and his visit.
In the evening, Davis and Lovell presented a history of the legendary player’s life and career in an event hosted by Copt Heath Golf Club in Knowle and was attended by more than 60 members.
Grenville Chairman, Paul Turton, played Davis in a one-frame exhibition match which the latter won after clearing all the colours before leaving the former with a shot on the black.
The shot was almost identical to the one Davis missed against Dennis Taylor in the 1985 World Championship final only this time Turton missed which allowed Davis to pot the black and win the frame.
Following the frame, Davis exhibited some superb trick shots and posed for photos with members.
The club is in the final few months of its centenary year after Annie Grenville gifted what is now known as The Grenville Club to the male residents of the Parish of Solihull.
And the club has moved several times before settling at its current location between House of Fraser and the petrol station on Warwick Road in Solihull town centre.
The club continues to thrive 100 years on in the centre of Solihull and is represented by four teams in the Birmingham Efficiency Snooker League.
Alternatively, anyone can call in at the club any evening Monday through Saturday after 7pm.
The club is located at 702 Warwick Road, Solihull Town Centre, B91 3DT