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Snooker – Preston Ball Final 2011

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In a match worthy of the Crucible. Neill Masterson narrowly overcame David Cooney by the odd frame of three.

Neill started brightly with Dave slow to settle and edged ahead to win the first frame.  In the second, Dave, displaying some of his legendary skills, cleared the colours to draw level.  However in the third, Neill, displaying his customary poise, claimed his second title on the pink.

The annual prize-giving followed by a splendid dinner and fine oration by our Chairman and the silverware was distributed as follows:

  • Preston Ball Trophy – Neill Masterson
  • McWilliams Trophy – Basil McAllister
  • Elgan Trophy – Kevin Blake
  • Johnson Memorial Trophy – Chris & Andrew Johnson

The Michael Kane Wheel, which was won this season by the nine man team from the NYC will be presented on 29th April at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

The Snooker Committee wish all sailors fair winds for the season and look forward to seeing you again in the dark evenings of Autumn.

Tom Mulligan

Photographs by CHESTER: