Snooker Scene magazine will live on after new ownership for the publication was announced on Friday.
Curtis Sport, a company known for producing matchday programmes for a variety of different sports, will take over the reins with immediate effect.
Respected journalist, commentator, and former cue sports player Clive Everton had run the magazine since its launch in 1971.
The Snooker Hall of Fame inductee, who turned 85 last month, revealed that the September issue would be his last.
Snooker Scene magazine has played an important role in the history of the sport, its coverage especially vital during the pre-internet era.
The publication was an informative resource for snooker results, both on the professional and the amateur scene.
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For a long time Everton also led the way in terms of challenging the sport’s authorities, with several articles through the decades dedicated to the various political turmoils within the game.
Nick Metcalfe is the man tasked with taking over from Everton as the new Snooker Scene editor.
An avid snooker fan, Metcalfe already has a wealth of experience under his belt as a journalist for Sporting Life and Metro, and in more recent times he has co-presented the popular Talking Snooker podcast with Phil Haigh.
Reflecting on his new position, Metcalfe told SnookerHQ: “This is one of the biggest honours of my career, no question.”
“Clive has done a remarkable job with the magazine for more than half a century. Now I can’t wait to lead it into its sixth decade, as it continues to inform and entertain.”
“I’m excited about helping to make Snooker Scene an indispensable guide every month to the game we all love.”
It’s intended that the magazine will continue as a monthly publication, with the November issue already available to order.
Featured photo credit: Snooker Scene