Vincent lifts Nevin Cup after Potters Club final

Vincent Graham (second from right), winner of the Nevin Cup, with beaten finalist, Damien Reid, second from left and  Sammy Walker, competition organiser and Daniel McAuley, referee.

Vincent Graham (second from right), winner of the Nevin Cup, with beaten finalist, Damien Reid, second from left and Sammy Walker, competition organiser and Daniel McAuley, referee.

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Vincent Graham made the most of his handicap to lift the Nevin Cup, sponsored by Wallace Homes, Ballymoney.

The Ballymoney manhad a 30-point advantage over opponent Damien Reid and after a good start he got over the line to win 4-2 at a packed Potters Club in Coleraine last Wednesday evening.

Graham was fast out of the blocks and he raced to athree-frame lead in front of a large audience.

However Reid responded well and found a bit of form to win the fourth frame to cut the deficit.

And it was game on in the next as Reid battled to win the fifth frame on the black.

But the match was over in frame six as Graham again wrestled control of the final as he established an unassailable lead to win the match 4.2

Reid had reached the final thanks to an impressive 4-0 win over Ryan Cairns.

Graham had a much tougher task as he edged past Derek Patton by four frames to three.

The organisers wish to thank a number of people who helped out with the competition this year,

Daniel McCauley was brought in to referee the final and he did a first class job.

Thanks are also extended to Willie and Michelle Eakin for providing abuffet following the final which was much appreciated by everyone.

Organiser Sammy Walker thanked Willie for the use of the excellent venue and tables.

“We would also like to thank our sponsors Wallace Homes Builders for their tremendous generosity in supporting the Nevin Cup this season,” said Sammy.