International pool tournament has the stars queuing up

Scottish 8-ball pool legend Ross McInnes
Scottish 8-ball pool legend Ross McInnes

Legendary Scottish player Ross McInnes is one of many internationals descending on Galashiels this weekend to take part in an eight ball pool competition.

The event will take place over Saturday and Sunday at the Reivers Sports Bar and has a prize fund of no less than £2000.

A total of 64 players will fight it out to be crowned Reivers champion and within this remarkable field, along with some of the best local players, are around 35 internationalists including past World and European champions.

Tournament organiser Ian Middlemass said: “A great amount of work has went into bringing this quality of players to the Borders, it will bring a lot of revenue to pubs, clubs and hotels.

“Everyone is welcome to come and watch.”

There will also be a race night with a donation to a local charity and live music.