About the HSS Cup & the Scottish Cup
The ACRO League was the main snooker league on the north shore for many years. In 1998, when ACRO Tyres could no longer sponsor the competition, Andy de Haan, director of Hardware & Systems Sales (HSS), stepped in to fill the void and the HSS Cup was established.
A snooker player in the ACRO League for a number of years, Andy was keen to see the competition continue. "So many people get a lot of pleasure out of snooker. The general standard of play is pretty high and everyone seems to get on very well with each other," said Andy.
It was clear at the start of the 2000 HSS Cup, that a new trophy was required to be contested by the teams who finished in the lower positions. Harry Anderson took the opportunity to donate a trophy and as it looked a little like the Scottish FA Cup, Harry called his donation the "Scottish Cup."
At the end of each season, the teams in the fifth to eighth positions in the HSS Cup, play a knockout competition for the Scottish Cup. The team winning the Scottish Cup Grand Final, keeps the Cup for one year and each player of the winning team receives a Scottish Cup Winners Medallion.
Both the ACRO League and the HSS Cup follow the same format:
6 players from 2 teams playing 12 x singles games + 3 x doubles games
Pictured above: competition sponsors Andy de Haan with HSS Cup (left) and Harry Anderson with Scottish Cup (right)
Vale Harry Anderson, 1936 - 2020
Sadly Harry passed away on 17 June 2020. He was an integral part of the HSS Cup from the beginning. He was involved in all aspects of the competition, from playing for the Hornsby team, to looking after the administrative side of the competition. He was a champion for the sport of snooker and billiards. With his unfailing cheerfulness, great sense of humor and his love for the game, he will be very sadly missed.