Malcolm Thorne: 1950-2011

Sad news to report today as Malcolm Thorne, brother of Willie has passed away following a long battle with cancer. Click below for more and to leave your tributes…

Unfortunately I did not know Malcolm personally but learned of the seriousness of his situation early last year at the World Championship qualifiers.

The obvious link is to his brother Willie, but in his own right Malcolm was well-known as being at the forefront of amateur snooker and more recently being involved with the EASB at a national level.

Please leave your memories below as a few people have on Twitter today:


RIP Malcolm Thorne, I am where I am today because you looked out for me at the beginning… My thoughts are with Willie and his family… X


RIP Malcolm Thorne, brother of Willie and one of snooker’s unsung heroes through his running of junior events that launched many a career


R.I.P Malcolm Thorne, the man did endless and sucessfull work for snooker and will be sadly missed x