THE Douglas Mackintosh Charity tourney took place at the Red Triangle.
A total of 22 players battled it out over the last two weeks.
First round results: Martin Cook 3, Gordon McKinstrey 0; Ian McKay 3, John Dempster 0; Garry Coats 3, Gordon Smith 1; Colin Allen 3, J. P. Haughey 1; John Tallent 3, Stuart Miller 0; Davie Hutchison 3, Bill Munro 2.
Second round results: Martin Cook 3, Kevin Glen 2; Ian McKay 3, Gerry Armstrong 0; Billy Reid 3, Andy Jackson 1; Garry Coats 3, Gerry Ferguson 2; Colin Allen 3, Scott Davidson 0; John Malcolm 3, Ross Higgins 2; John Tallent 3, Pat Killen 2; Alan Maxwell 3, Davie Hutchison 1.
Quarter Final Results: Martin Cook 3, Ian McKay 2; Billy Reid 3, Garry Coats 1; Colin Allen 3, John Malcolm 1; Alan Maxwell 3, John Tallent 2.
On to the semi finals now when Martin Cook took on Billy Reid. Both players shared the first two frames of the match but it was Billy who came out on top, with breaks of 59 and 52, to book his place in the final.
In the other semi, Colin Allen took on Alan Maxwell. Alan, who won the billiards challenge last week was high in confidence, but soon found himself trailing 2-1 in this match. Alan dug deep and battled back to edge out Colin, winning 3-2.
With the final line up now complete it would mean a new name went on the trophy. Billy got off to a good start taking the first. Alan pegged him back with some good match play to level 1-1. Billy had a nice 67 to go 2-1 in front. Alan once again found himself up against it, but battled back to win 3-2 and take the trophy. Congratulations to Alan and unlucky to Billy.
Thanks to everyone for their kind donations – a total of £300 was raised for the British Heart Foundation. Next Sunday the +42 Tourney takes place in the club; names for 6.15 for a 6.30pm start. All welcome.