Ray Edmonds has been a household name in the Grimsby area for many years due to his success as a snooker and billiards player worldwide as well as on the local scene.
He won two World Amateur Snooker titles in the early seventies together with English and CIU Championships and numerous local titles.
In 1985 Ray won the World Professional Billiards Championship. This gives him the unique distinction of being the only player to have won this title as well as two World Amateur titles at snooker.
Later on, Ray was lucky enough to be asked to join the commentary team at ITV, then later at the BBC, which helped him to become better known.
Ray retired from commentary in 2004 and decided at the same time to hand over the reins of the club to his son Alan who by then was already a partner in the business. Much to be expected, as all dad’s do, Ray still sticks his oar in from time to time!!!!!