29.11.08

PAUL MEDATI

Paul Medati, a professional from 1981 to 1995, has died of cancer at the age of 64.

Medati reached a highest ranking of 58th in 1986 and beat the likes of John Parrott, John Spencer and Dean Reynolds during his career.

He was part of the thriving Lancashire snooker scene of the 1970s/80s that was home to Spencer, John Virgo, Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor.

He never reached a ranking tournament quarter-final but appeared in the last 16 of the 1983 UK Championship.

In more recent times Medati played on the GB9-ball pool circuit.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of Paul's death , had some great times with him at his club The Masters in the late 80s
R.I.P Paul

Anonymous said...

Sad and shocked to hear of the death of Paul Medati.
As mentioned by the previous poster, the Masters Club in Stockport he was involved in was a good one.
Many professionals played there in qualifiers during the 80's and Paul was always there watching matches and playing snooker to a high level.
RIP.

Anonymous said...

He won the national pairs event with John Virgo in the mid 1970s and won the Pontin's event in 1980 prior to becoming a pro. Though his progess as a pro was modest he did turned pro late by modern standards he was 37 or so.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I am Paul's granddaughter and would like to thank you, on behalf of the family, for all your kind words. For those of you who knew my Grandad and would like to attend the Funeral, arrangements are as follows:

Wednesday 10th December, 12 noon at St Josephs Church, St Joseph's Drive, Ordsall, Salford M5 3JP, then 1pm at Agercroft Crematorium, Langley Road, Salford, M27 8SS

The wake will be held at The Willows, Willows Road, Salford, M5 5FQ

We request donations to MacMillan Cancer Support as an alternative to flowers please.

If you would like any further details my email is missmoimac@hotmail.co.uk

Thank you

Moira & Family

Andy said...

Very sad news to hear. My thoughts are with Paul's Family. I played him a few times on the 9-all circuit and he was always a gentleman and damn good player. Friendly and a great story teller!

Anonymous said...

Hello I'm Janine

For those of you that went in The Masters in the 80's I worked there from 1986-1990 and Paul was my boss.

Paul was fantastic with me, generous, kind and a lovely gentleman. He was always telling his funny stories as Andy said, and telling his jokes. We had many laughs and as you know he had a great sense of humour. After I left The Masters I still went in to see Paul and we remained friends and kept in contact and I will deeply miss him.

Moira if you read this you met me on Friday with Frank at your Grandad's house and I am so so sorry.

My thoughts are with all of Paul's family and friends.

With All of My Love. Janine xxxx

Charlie said...

I am deeply shocked to hear about Paul's sudden Death I have know Paul and all his Family and relations all my life I went to school with him
May God Give him Eternal Peace
Charlie Mintoff
Victoria Gozo Malta

brian+jean said...

very sad to hear of Pauls death, I have known Paul since school days and have had many fond memories, we had some good laughs over the years, we played snooker together went for a drink together and cleaned windows together. my thoughts are with Pauls family at t
his very sad time. R.I.P Paul. Brian and Jean Perrin

Anonymous said...

Hello Charlie..
I have not seen you for many years..but I remember you well growing up with Paul. I would like to thank you for your comments. It as been a shock to us all.

Thank you . John Camilleri

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear the news

A real Gent

Andy in nq

Anonymous said...

I only met Paul once or twice i remember him coming to play at my dads club Ron Gross Snooker Centre Paul played my dad and also Patsy Fagan who is still a great friend fadulous snooker and Paul was an absolute gent really sorry to hear your sad news Colin Gross

Jem said...

RIP to a lovely bloke. I played at the Masters regularly until I moved to Leeds in 1989 and remember him as a gregarious host. I remember Janine well also, and it was lovely to read her tribute.

stewart pipe said...

so sad to hear of your loss a fine pro and super gentleman who has left the baize behind a superb pro ,who never won the accolades that was bestowed on others . perhaps you can play the hurricane one more time r i p we, ll miss you god bless stewart pipe q ball snooker club chelmsford

Jon Pickering said...

Always remember having an enjoyable time at Masters club. Paul always had a minute to chat and was always helpful with tips. I live on the other side of the world now, in a very nice place, but sometimes how I long to go back to the eighties and a night of snooker back at the Masters club in Stockport with my old mates. A tribute to a bloke who helped form some good memories.