More trophies decided as Festival of Pool concludes

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Several more pieces of silverware were decided as the Ballymena Festival of Pool reached its conclusion at the weekend.

A number of individual titles were down for decision, while a trio representing Meatballs won the three-a-side competition.

The Connolly's 'A' panel of John McAllister, Gary Erwin, Gary Clarke and Kieran Butler, who finished runners-up in the three-a-side competition. INBT 10-171CS. See www.ballymenatimes.com for more Pool Festival pics.

The Connolly's 'A' panel of John McAllister, Gary Erwin, Gary Clarke and Kieran Butler, who finished runners-up in the three-a-side competition. INBT 10-171CS. See www.ballymenatimes.com for more Pool Festival pics.

CAPTAINS’ COMPETITION

Eight captains took part in the tournament and they were split into two groups of four.

The top two in each group then went through to the semi-finals, they were David Armstrong , Alan Davidson, Ritchie Irwin and Kieran Butler.

Semi-finals: Ritchie Irwin 1, David Armstrong 2; Kieran Butler 0, Alan Davidson 2.

Final: Armstrong 3, Davidson 1.

SENIORS

Eight seniors took part in the tournament and they were split into two groups of four.

The top two in each group then went through to the semi-finals, they were Jimmy Knowles, Pat McAnally (snr), Owen Butler and Albert McBride

Semi-finals: Jimmy Knowles 2, Pat McAnally 1; Owen Butler 1, Albert McBride 2.

Final: Knowles 3, McBride 0.

LADIES

Final: Mary Jo McCourt 6, Linzi McClelland.

THREE-A-SIDE

Sixteen teams competed in the three a sides competition and the Meatballs team comprising of Pat McAnally, Sean McAnally and Ryan Foster had a 5-2 victory over Connolly’s A, who had in their panel Gary Clarke, Gary Erwin, John McAllister and Kieran Butler.

First round: Fairhill Hustlers A 4, Towers A 5: Diamond Dazzlers 5, Coach 4; Inbetweeners 4, Michelin A 5; Connolly’s A 5, Diamond A Team 4; Fairhill Dreamers 3, Fairhill Hustlers B 5; Connolly’s B 2, Meatballs 5; Moat 5, Michelin B 1; Diamond Duffers 0, Towers B 5.

Quarter-finals: Towers A 4, Diamond Dazzlers 5; Michelin A 0, Connolly’s A 5; Fairhill Hustlers B 1, Meatballs 5; Moat 4, Towers B 5

Semi-finals: Diamond Dazzlers 2, Connolly’s A 5; Meatballs 5, Towers B 0.

Final: Connollys A 2, Meatballs 5.

A rundown on the remaining events in the Festival of Pool will appear in next week’s edition.

LEAGUE RESUMES

Meanwhile, it’s back to league action tonight (Tuesday) as the race for the Ballymena Towers League title resumes with the following fixtures: Michelin Masters v Inbetweeners; Connolly’s A v Meatballs; Dazzlers v Towers Tavern; Mighty Moat v Diamond Duffers; Coach v Moat Mad Dogs; Fairhill Dreamers v Fairhill Hustlers. Social Club - free week.