Arber to be Alliance president

Darren Arber in Alliance action
Darren Arber in Alliance action

West End professional Darren Arber is to be president of the Halifax-Huddersfield Alliance next winter.

Arber was approached by Alliance secretary Barry Isles at last Tuesday’s Halifax-Huddersfield Union dinner at Bertie’s, Elland and was pleased to accept the role.

Arber, who will succeed Bradley Hall’s Mick Appleyard, said he was honoured to be asked and keen “to do a decent job.”

He added: “You mainly have to make speeches at the end of the Alliance meetings and hand out the prizes.

“It is not a big job - you are more of a figurehead.”

There are up to a dozen Alliance meetings from October to April - the next one of the current season is at Crosland Heath on Tuesday when Arber will be one of 17 professionals in action.

Arber has played in Alliances since he joined the paid ranks in 2000, apart from a three or four year spell when West End withdrew.

“They give me a rare chance to meet my fellow pros, partner a club member and meet players from other local clubs,” he said.

Crosland Heath start times: 07:30 T.Wild Pro & J.Smith Bradley Park/Dewsbury, D.Stafford 1 & F.Greaves 1 Todmorden/West End; 07:39 R.Stansfield Pro & TBA Bradley Park, J.Lester Pro & L.Pilkington 2 Crosland Heath; 07:48 T.Pollard Pro & G.Parker 11 Bradley Hall, N.Reeves Pro & M.Birkett 1 Stadium Golf/Halifax; 07:57, P.Walker 7 & S.McKenzie 9 Outlane, J.Hill Pro & G.Ward 8 Bradley Park; 08:06 S.Hitchenor 8 & A.Wallis 10 Crosland Heath, D.Shufflebotham & K.Bruce Marsden; 08:15 P.Pitchforth 13 & C.Hartley 20 Bradley Hall, S.Rothwell & D.Noble Marsden/Crow Nest Park; 08:24, J.Lawton 5 & S.Beeby 5 Outlane, P.Heywood D.Mallinson Marsden; 08:33 J.Thompson 20 & K.Booth Longley Park, O.Shaw & TBA Crosland Heath; 08:42 A.Brown 18 & P.Smith 19 Bradley Park, M.Rattigan 13 & I.Shaw 15 Longley Park; 08:51 E.Pearson 17 & M.Russell 19 Crosland Heath, G.Thornton 20 & TBA West End; 09:00 A.Hirst 13 & TBA Bradley Hall, M.Campbell & V.Seamore Crow Nest Park; 09:09 D.Arber Pro & TBA West End, R.Sharp 20 & P.Davies 20 Outlane; 09:18 R.Booth Pro & R.T.Owen 14 Crosland Heath, C.Holmes 7 & R.Johnson 15 Meltham; 09:27 G.Broadbent & TBA West End, A.Henderson 18 & D.Phare 17 Outlane; 09:36 A.Calvert & G.Gower West End, M.O’Hara 8 & B.Workman 15 Bradley Park; 09:45 D.Astin Pro & D.Thomas Elland; E.Battye 2 & C.Pawson 5 Bradley Park/ Dewsbury; 09:54 R.Stimpson & N.Griffith West End, P.Proctor 9 P.Marsland 13 Crosland Heath; 10:03 D.Hartley 1 & R.Speight 5 Dewsbury, M.Maude 6 & D.Law 7 Meltham; 10:12 G.Evans Pro & D.Langley-Webb Crow Nest Park,D.Hansum 5 & N.Corcoran 13 Meltham; 10:21 D.Delaney Pro & S.Sandie 4 Bradley Hall, R.T.Williams 13 & D.Ford 20 Crosland Heath; 10:30 K.Weatherhill & C.Hoyle Hebden Bridge, S.Wilkinson 13 & K.Ellis 14 Bradley Hall; 10:39 A.Crum & TBA Dewsbury, G.McLean Scr & TBA Meltham; 10:48 L.Shepherd Pro & C.Lander Stadium Golf/Bradley Hall, J.Ward Scr & J.Binns 6 Dewsbury; 10:57 R.Lambert Pro & J.R.Horsfall Crosland Heath, R.Greenwood Scr & N.Smith 7 Elland/Bradley Park; 11:06 T.Garrett Scr & B.Barker Crosland Heath, B.Cassidy 10 & N.Hirst 11 Outlane; 11:15 A.Curley & J.Horner Dewsbury, R.Pearson & D.Harrison Bradley Park; 11:24 M.Appleyard & S.Hopkinson Bradley Hall, C.Hanson Pro & G.Shuttleworth 11 Ind. Woodsome/Bradley Hall; 11:33 I.Hunter 9 & K.Woolford Hanging Heaton, J.Smith 13 & A.Mellor 13 Longley Park/Outlane; 11:42 T.O’Brian 14 & P.Reynolds 13 Outlane, J.Hemmings 14 & P.Wharton 11 Meltham; 11:51 K.Law 20 & A.Ackroyd Hebden Bridge, R.Wilson 18 & K.Puckering 15 Outlane; 12:00 D.Rollinson & G.Brazier West End, R.Wimpenny 13 & S.Whitham 11 Crosland Heath; 12:09 M.Dempsey 9 & P.Newey 13 Ind. Huddersfield, J.Tolley & T.Copley Ryburn; 12:18 N.Kryzwicki Pro & J.Jennings Halifax, R.Burgin & P.Booth Crosland Heath; 12:27 S.Wilson 4 & J.Byrnes 6 Halifax, N.Paxpan 8 & T.Baier 13 Meltham; 12:36 S.Race Pro & R.Johnstone Meltham, C.McFadzean 5 & D.Whitwam 6 Bradley Hall; 12:45 A.Lister & M.Atkinson Ind. Woodsome Hall/Outlane, R.Godino & S.Senior Outlane; 12:54 P.Caldwell 18 & TBA Bradley Hall, B.Ashton & TBA Outlane; 13:03 G.Moore Pro & B.Ratcliffe Hanging Heaton.