Snooker loopy brothers set to enter Guinness Book of Records

Anthony Hebblethwaite
Anthony Hebblethwaite

After playing 285 frames over 76 hours, the longest snooker game world record now belongs to two baize-crazy brothers.

Anthony and Nathan Hebblethewaite were at the table at St Michael’s Snooker Club for three days with limited stops and had to battle sore feet, knees and sleep.

Anthony Hebblethwaite, 25, said: “We were eating bananas and drinking Powerade in a bid to keep awake. We had to have a little bit of a talk as we were playing.

“It was funny seeing people come into the club, their day was just starting but we were carrying on playing.”

During the event the club also staged free sessions for children aged eight to 16 with the Paul Hunter Foundation. Mr Hebblethwaite described the informal coaching sessions on Saturday as “brilliant”.

The Hebblethwaite brothers played from 6pm Friday (June 13) to 10pm on Monday at the club on Alverthorpe Road in a bid for a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

They now have to wait up to six weeks for their record attempt to be verified. They have to pass proof to the records’ body, which includes CCTV of the event, audio, pictures and witness records.

Mr Hebblethwaite thanked Dom Murtagh, Joanne Walsh and Laura Biglands for their help and support during the marathon session.

But it might be a while before fatigued Mr Hebblethwaite picks up a cue again.

He said: ”I’ve signed up to play in the Monday night league in Ossett which starts in September. I don’t imagine I will play much snooker between now and then.”