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Ennis club snookered after world record

ENNIS Snooker and Pool Club members have been confirmed as Guinness World Record holders, following the longest non-stop snooker match in history. Gordon O’Loughlin and Kieran Ferns set their world record last August when they racked up a total of 191 frames in just over 85 hours, beating the previous record by more than eight hours in the Market Street club. “I got the notification from the Guinness World Record people on Friday night. It was like winning the lotto,” said delighted club owner Gerard O’Loughlin. “It took a long time to be confirmed because one of the hard drives failed and I sent it off to try and get the data restored. That didn’t work but, luckily, we had a back-up hard drive and a lot of evidence and they accepted the other hard drive.” The elation of achieving the Guinness World Record has been tinged with sadness for Gerard, who has decided to close his premises this Friday. …

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Ennis men on cue for Guinness world record

TWO Ennis men have broken through the pain and fatigue barrier to chalk up a new Guinness World Record for non-stop singles snooker matches. But it was touch and go for Gordon O’Loughlin and Kieran Ferns who broke the previous official record by almost 8 hours and are now in the frame for a new Guinness world record. The two men completed three days and three nights of snooker games at Ennis Snooker and Pool Club, Market Street, racking up a total of 191 frames in 83 hours, but will have to wait for confirmation from Guinness that they have beaten the current official record. The official Guinness World record for a snooker marathon is 72 hours – achieved by Nick Barrett and Andy Osborne at the Conservative Club in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, from May 3 to May 6, 2013. And last month, brothers Anthony and Nathan Hebblethwaite spent 76 hours playing 285 frames in Wakefield. This record has yet …

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