Ian holds out

THE Second Border Pool Association Tour event saw some great potting and dogged safety play win the day for Ian McCombe over Scott Bowers in a gripping final.

Reaching the quarters proved too much for Mark Jenkins, Stuart Farrell and Daniel Brown, although they were all a tad unlucky to go out, while Jason Bowers reached his first semi-final, only to meet his dad who showed no mercy.

Craig Moir, appearing in his second semi-final, had chances before eventually going down narrowly to McCombe.

Moir told TheSouthern: “There were no easy games and the standard is improving continually, but Ian just deserved his win and contrasting styles in the final added to the contest.

“It was good for the young guys to watch and learn.”