Team and individual success for McAnally at Festival of Pool

Fairhill Rockets, who took part in the Knockout Cup at the Ballymena Festival of Pool. INBT 07-171CS
Fairhill Rockets, who took part in the Knockout Cup at the Ballymena Festival of Pool. INBT 07-171CS

Pat McAnally won the first major piece of individual silverware as the Ballymena Festival of Pool got into gear last week.

The Connolly’s player emerged victorious from a field of 36 players to win the sought-after silverware at the Michelin Athletic Club.

Towers Tavern, who were runners-up in the Knockout Cup at the Festival of Pool. INBT 07-172CS

Towers Tavern, who were runners-up in the Knockout Cup at the Festival of Pool. INBT 07-172CS

McAnally and his team-mates were also celebrating team success after winning the Knockout Cup, beating Towers Tavern in the final.

Michelin Masters won the Shield subsidary competition for teams eliminated in the first round of the cup, beating Coach in the final.

INDIVIDUAL

Preliminary round: Malcolm Graffin 2-3 Justin Kilpatrick; Drew Sloan 3-2 Brian Hanna; Gary Ormandy 0-3 Rick McMaster; Pat McAnally 3-1 Linzi McClelland.

First round: Drew Sloan 3-1 Allan Agnew; Michael Thompson 3-0 Don McKeown; Glenn Mairs 3-1 Ritchie Irwin; K.D.Crabbe 3-0 Nigel McMaster; Sean Brannigan 3-2 Gareth Rowe; Paul Hayes 2-3 Ryan Foster; Pat McAnally 3-0 Richard Campbell; Chris Gordon 1-3 George McCullough; Keith Agnew 0-3 Ian Boal; Philip Houston 3-0 Gary Allen; Wayne Lewis 3-1 Justin Kilpatrick; Davy Armstrong 3-0 Frazer Young; Ian Dewar 0-3 Gary Clarke; Alan Rainey 3-2 David Nicholl; Robert Graham 1-3 Shane Moody; Darren Campbell 0-3 Rick McMaster.

Second round: Drew Sloan 3-0 Michael Thompson; Glenn Mairs 1-3 K.D. Crabbe; Sean Brannigan 3-2 Ryan Foster; Pat McAnally 3-1 George McCullough; Ian Boal 2-3 Philip Houston; Wayne Lewis 3-2 Davy Armstrong; Gary Clarke 3-0 Alan Rainey; Shane Moody 1-3 Rick McMaster.

Quarter-finals: Drew Sloan 2-3 K.D. Crabbe; Sean Brannigan 1-3 Pat McAnally; Philip Houston 0-3 Wayne Lewis; Gary Clarke 3-0 Rick McMaster.

Semi-finals: K.D. Crabbe 2-4 Pat McAnally; Wayne Lewis 2-4 Gary Clarke.

Final: Pat McAnally 5-4 Gary Clarke.

KNOCKOUT CUP

First round: Minnesota Inbetweeners 4-1 Coach; Fairhill Hustlers 4-1 Fairhill Rockets; Connolly’s Meatballs 4-1 Michelin Masters; Social Club 0-4 Moat B; Bye - Towers Tavern.

Second round: Connolly Meatballs 4-2 Fairhill Hustlers

Semi Finals: Connolly’s Meatballs 4-2 Minnesota Inbetweeners; Towers Tavern 4-0 Moat B.

Final: Connolly’s Meatballs 4-2 Towers Tavern

SHIELD

Semi Finals: Fairhill Rockets 2-4 Michelin Masters; Coach 4-1 Social Club.

Final: Michelin Masters 4-1 Coach