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Snooker Scene magazine to continue with new ownership

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.

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


  1. Thank you,Clive Everton for your dedication to Snooker Scene. You have been amazing. Good luck for your future. Good luck David Caulfield for new position. Hard act to follow.

    • Not me, Peter. As stated in the piece, it’ll be Nick Metcalfe taking over the editor’s role. Clive is indeed a hard act to follow, but I’m sure Nick will do an admirable job.

  2. Jay Brannon

    They could consider you for copy. It will be interesting to see if the existing writing team of Stead, Hendon and Yates is maintained. I’d suspect Metcalfe’s good buddy Phil Haigh could be involved.

    I believe the magazine needs to move away from being primarily a journal of record. My desire is to see more opinion and comment pieces to punctuate the reports from tournaments.

  3. Rudy Bauwens, Dutch Eurosport commentator

    Couldn’t agree more.

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