Many of snooker’s top players and referees have paid tribute to Alan Chamberlain, who sadly passed away this week.
Chamberlain was a leading referee on the main tour for nearly 30 years and also spent time as a director of the WPBSA.
Comments on social media from his colleagues in snooker include:
Absolutely devastated to hear that Alan Chamberlain has passed away. He was one of the guys that took me under their wing when I first started refereeing back in 2004. Thoughts are with his family at this sad time #RIPChambo
Gutted to hear the news about our ‘Chambo’. Learnt a lot from him and he was a good friend. RIP mate
Devastating news to hear Alan Chamberlain has passed away. My thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. RIP Alan #oneofthegreats
Very sad to hear of referee Alan Chamberlain’s passing. He was one of snooker’s big name referees and held his position with great pride. He was a friend and will miss our chats. My Deepest Sympathies to Alan’s Family
I always said I had some brilliant referees doing my matches but Alan was the best of them all. RIP my dear old friend, fly high
So sad news, my thoughts are with his family and friends
RIP Alan Chamberlain. He was a great referee and a good bloke. My condolences to his family
So sad to hear of Alan Chamberlain passing away. Lovely fella. #RIP
Very sad to hear Alan Chamberlain has died. He passed his first referee’s exam in 1965 and retired in 2014. That’s some service to the sport. Always good company too.
Reanne Evans MBE
Very sad news, thoughts with his family
R.I.P Alan, what a lovely man and a fantastic ref! Snooker world will definitely miss you
So sad to hear the passing of this great referee, RIP my friend
Extremely sad news, top ref and a top bloke, rest in peace buddy
RIP Alan. A good man who played it straight and a great referee