League champions Legionaires miss out on final honour

Stephen Hendry (front row, centre) thrilled fans with an exhibition by the seven-time World champion recently at the Fairgreen club. Also included is Fairgreen manager Gary Madill (back row, left).
Stephen Hendry (front row, centre) thrilled fans with an exhibition by the seven-time World champion recently at the Fairgreen club. Also included is Fairgreen manager Gary Madill (back row, left).

County Armagh Snooker League champions Legionaires failed to close out the season with Wright Cup success as Green Baize Outlaws combined to capture the campaign’s final prize.

Legionaires’ Kyle Nesbitt lost the momentum in the first frame with a foul during the early colours of a 47-34 reverse.

Robert Gillanders also suffered defeat during an entertaining frame which featured both players with periods on top. However, Gillanders failed to take advantage of a promising position on the yellow and finished 70-43 down.

Eddie Quin registered the Portadown side’s sole win, courtesy of a well-earned 74-71 success.

Quin opened with some great distance pots and safety shots but, ultimately, edged clear thanks to a fortunate pot on the black.

Richard Porter lost out by a slender 65-42 deficit in the penultimate frame and Kyle Black’s loss closed out the final.

Congratulations go to Jason Nicholl as Gary Adams Individuals champion and David Hawthorne on his Highest Break award.

The annual general meeting was scheduled to take place in Portadown’s Royal British Legion last night (Thursday).

The final Turkington Precast standings: 1, Legionaires 12 (played), 7 (won), 2 (lost), 3 (drawn), 59 (points); 2, Green Baize Outlaws 12, 7, 1, 4, 58; 3, Legion 12, 5, 2, 5, 53; 4, Green Baize C 12, 4, 4, 4, 50; 5, Green Baize A 12, 4, 4, 4, 46; 6, Green Baize Travellers 12, 2, 9, 1, 34; 7, Green Baize B 12, 3, 9, 0, 31.