Snooker players and officials have paid tribute to Vic Bartlam, one of the sport’s top referees in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 91.
Vic, from Wolverhampton, refereed at snooker’s biggest events including the World Championship, and was a highly respected figure on the amateur scene in the West Midlands.
Former World Champion Ken Doherty wrote on Twitter: “Very sad news, what a great character Vic was and always laughing and joking. RIP Vic.”
Referee Jan Verhaas said: “Just found out that Vic Bartlam passed away earlier today. Vic was a very well respected referee during the 70’s 80’s 90’s. Lovely man! RIP.”
Women’s World Champion Reanne Evans wrote: “Sad news about Vic today, rest in peace.”
WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson added: “Very sorry to hear this news today, Vic was a great guy. RIP.”
Vic’s wife Joyce also passed away last week so there will be a double funeral for the couple.
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