The presentation ceremony at this years Mr Chips Festival displayed the growth of talent of Special Needs players from throughout N.Ireland with the winners stretching from Limavady to Bangor. In his opening remarks Mr John Clarke, Vice chairman of N.Ireland Special Pool, stated that despite serious cutbacks within the various Health Trusts the number of competitors at this year’s festival had continued to grow.  He thanked Mr Clem Howard of Mr Chips for continuing his roll as the lead sponsor for the event and also highlighted his further support for the 2014 event, a gesture which was very much appreciated by all involved.  He also expressed his gratitude to Coleraine Borough Council for their continuing financial assistance as well as thanking all the staff of the Lodge Hotel for their kindness to everyone involved during the event. Mayor George Duddy, on behalf of the Council, in his remarks stated his delight that this prestigious event was held in Coleraine on an annual basis and that he could see from the faces of all the players that they had enjoyed the two days of competition. Leading the way on the presentation list was current N.Ireland international player Paddy Reid from Ballycastle who lifted the much sought after N.Ireland Men’s Individual title.  The equally prestigious Ladies Individuals was won by a local female from Portrush, Valerie Taggart. The Social Individuals which is for players of lesser ability went to Michael Crawford of Cookstown Gateway Club. In the team events the social title was won by Millbrook from Ballymoney, the ladies event went to Mica Drive from Belfast and Rathmoyle from Ballycastle lifted the men’s event. The junior team event and individuals, which are limited to entries from special schools throughout N.Ireland was a closely fought battle between Sandleford School, Coleraine and Hillcroft School Newtownabbey. The plate event was won by Castletower Ballymena who narrowly beat a new team from Carrick Junior Gateway Club. In the All Ability section the main silverware went to a local man from Coleraine, Adrian Doherty. Other local winners included the Tina O’Neill from Mountfern who won the most improved female playerBringing the ceremony and the festival to a close Mr Trevor Harte, event organise, expressed his gratitude to the numerous local business's who made the event possible through their participation in the table sponsorship scheme as well as the local pool players for their refereeing services over the 3 days.