Johnston retains his Masters (Over 50s) title

Congratulations to Alan Johnston (top right) on retaining the Northern Ireland Masters (Over 50s) Individual title. In the Final the Larne man overcame a solid challenge from Bangor's Chris Geoffroy (bottom) winning the final 3 frames of the match to run out a 6-3 winner. In what was a very encouraging turnout in this relatively new age category Johnston was his usual very consistent self throughout a long day of pool. He picked up the £110 winners cheque and earned automatic selection onto the Masters team for the European and World Championships in 2014. The event was held in the Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor.

Prelims (best of 9)
Davy McGurn 5-1 Jim Taylor
Robert Hawkins 5-1 Hugh Regan
Ivan Christie 5-2 Raymond Crowe

Last 16 (best of 9)
Davy McGurn 5-0 Robert Hawkins
Dessie Cooper 5-4 Ivan Christie
Robert Bowman 5-0 Eric Sterrett
Alan Johnston 5-3 Alan Corrigan
Davy Drysdale 5-0 Jim Hooks
Chris Geoffroy 5-2 Freddie Cahoon
Hugh McMurtry 5-1 David Wright
Brian Richardson 5-0 Ian Wylie

Quarter Finals (best of 11)
Dessie Cooper 6-5 Davy McGurn
Alan Johnston 6-4 Robert Bowman
Chris Geoffroy 6-2 Davy Drysdale
Brian Richardson 6-3 Hugh McMurtry

Semi Finals (best of 11)
Alan Johnston 6-4 Dessie Cooper
Chris Geoffroy 6-5 Brian Richardson

Final (best of 11)
Alan Johnston (Larne) 6-3 Chris Geoffroy (Bangor)

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