Postman Lee McAllister delivered the goods once again when winning the Hawick Snooker Championships for the fourth year in a row, writes John Slorance.
Staged at the town’s Conservative Club, the competition produced a high standard of snooker, with McAllister emerging king of the green baize with five impressive victories.
Con. Club player McAllister’s golden day began in the preliminary round in which he edged out fellow Con. Club man Michael Jeffrey by two frames to one. McAllister then toppled Con. Club pair Derek Gary and Darren Williams by two frames to nil in the second and third rounds respectively. These wins earned McAllister a semi-final place in which he duly beat Davie Amos, also of the Conservative Club, by two frames to nil.
In the final of the tournament, which was sponsored by the Saffron Indian Restaurant and others, McAllister found himself facing yet another Conservative Club snooker ace in Mark Riddell, who he had beaten in last year’s showdown.
The final was the best of five frames and McAllister duly went on to gain the honours in winning the opening three.
Talking of his triumph, Lee said: “The final was a lot closer than the result suggests. I’m really chuffed to have won the championship four times in succession and five times altogether.”