Published: 28/04/2017 08:55 - Updated: 25/04/2017 15:16

Snooker singles title is retained

The Forres Snooker Singles League trophy is back in familiar hands as Adam Macleod regained the title, defeating Simon Bremner at the top eight finals in the Forres Royal British Legion.

Winner Adam Macleod (left) and runner-up Simon Bremner.
Winner Adam Macleod (left) and runner-up Simon Bremner.

Bremner made his way to the final after topping the league phase of the competition ahead of Macleod. He beat Adam Ferguson on a deciding frame 4-3, Bremner showed grit and determination, coming back from 2-0 and 3-2 down.

In the semi-final, Bremner overcame Stevie Sturrock who had managed to secure his own spot in the final four by beating Kye Taylor 4-1. Sturrock’s luck ran out as the match ended up 4-1 to Bremner, who recorded a tidy 48 break. Macleod found himself up against Mark Bell in the last eight, playing his best snooker of the season. Breaks of 53, 57 and 100 saw him march in to the semi’s with a 4-1 win. Andy Legge would be his opponent in a real back and forth tussle on table two, coming back from 3-2 down to win 4-3.

In the semi’, Macleod cleared the colours to take the first frame but Legge struck back to take frame two. Legge responded again to falling 2-1 behind by winning frame four comfortably. Macleod then went 3-2 up and secured victory with a good middle distance pink and a black that almost defied gravity in the middle pocket.

The final was a fairly low key affair. Scrappy snooker didn’t allow for any meaningful breaks. Macleod kept his nose in front in each frame to win the match and title once again.

The bottom eight consolation competition was won by Dougie Taylor. Taylor defeated Martin Cumming in the final 3-2.

Gordon Brailsford of the Mosset Tavern donated a £20 gift voucher for highest break during top eight finals day. Forres RBLS provided a bottle of whisky and vodka as prizes for winner and runner-up. Richard Stuart donated a Peradon pool cue for most improved player (Simon Bremner as voted for by the players). Gordon and McPhail donated a Benromach Distillery tour ticket for performance of the season (Neil Owen as votes for by the players). Adam Ferguson donated a bottle of champagne for overall league winner, two tickets to watch Edinburgh Capitals ice hockey team for high break in league phase.

If you would like play snooker in Forres/Moray give Adam Macleod an email on uu1am@ yahoo.co.uk or search Forres or Moray Snooker on Facebook.

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