Two stalwarts of the snooker scene died recently.
Mario Berni was a leading Welsh amateur who won the country's national title in 1964 and also played snooker on black and white TV in the 1960s before the boom heralded by the introduction of colour television.
Billy Telford was a long time administrator of Northern Irish amateur snooker and also former treasurer of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation, one of many positions he held in the amateur game.
They were linked by a deep love of snooker and the desire to be involved in it.
We here at Snooker Scene send our sympathies to their respective families.