We had some really high quality Pool yesterday at our inaugural £100 a man Elite Event 1 in Potters Snooker & Pool Club in Coleraine. The Prelim match between Rab McCullough and Declan Brennan had no less than 13 break and dishes/reverse dishes with Rab coming through on a deciding frame whilst Runner Up James Nesbitt came from 0-5 down in his Semi Final to win 10-8 with some superb clearances of his own. But when all was said and done and the final black of the day was potted it was the methodical genius Thomas Morrow who took the £550 top prize back home to Ballymoney.

Our next event moves on to Tossies Pool Academy in Enniskillen on Sunday 31st May. Elite players have until 30th April to confirm their entry by a £25 deposit then if all 16 maximum spaces are not filled it will be open to all individuals or for clubs/pubs to hold qualifiers. To enter please contact NIPA Secretary Gillian Rolston on Messenger. Elite players (list not exhaustive) Declan Brennan, Ronan McCarthy, Thomas Morrow, Rab McCullough, Rab Fee, Gary Clarke, Pat McAnally, James Nesbitt, Brian Crilly, Richie Comiskey, Paddy Clarke, Drew Sloan, Ronan Fay, Gerard Heaney, any Snooker Pro

Rab McCullough 10-9 Declan Brennan
Ronan McCarthy 10-5 Aaron Farr

Rab McCullough 10-5 Ronan McCarthy
Tommy Morrow 10-4 Stephen Quinn
James Nesbitt 10-2 Ryan Marcus
Marty Goudie 10-4 Willie Eakin

Tommy Morrow 10-7 Rab McCullough
James Nesbitt 10-8 Marty Goudie

Tommy Morrow 10-8 James Nesbitt

HANDICAP RANGE (+0) to (+4) max
(+0) Declan Brennan, Thomas Morrow, Ronan McCarthy
(+1) Rab McCullough
(+2) James Nesbitt
(+3) Marty Goudie , Ryan Marcus, Willie Eakin
(+4) Aaron Farr, Stephen Quinn

In the photo - Finalists Tommy Morrow (left) and James Nesbitt with NIPA Secretary Gillian Rolston