SNOOKER: Tracey’s complete high-profile cup treble

John Clifford presenting the North West Snooker Knockout Cup to Trays A team captain Alan Healy after they defeated Glendermott CC A in the final at Tracys bar on Tuesday evening last. Included in the picture are Gavin Gallagher, Anthony McGill, Emmett Casson, Gerald McCloskey and referee Joe Sims. DER2416GS030
John Clifford presenting the North West Snooker Knockout Cup to Trays A team captain Alan Healy after they defeated Glendermott CC A in the final at Tracys bar on Tuesday evening last. Included in the picture are Gavin Gallagher, Anthony McGill, Emmett Casson, Gerald McCloskey and referee Joe Sims. DER2416GS030

Tracey’s Bar joined the elite group of clubs to win all three major North-West Snooker Knockout Cup team tournaments in the same year – Premier, Senior and Pairs – the clean sweep signed, sealed and delivered after defeating Glendermott CC in the Senior Cup final, held last Tuesday night at the William Street snooker-room.

After playing second-fiddle to Tracey’s in the Premier Cup (final) and Pairs Cup (quarter-final), the ‘Glens’ were bidding to make it a case of third time lucky the ‘hard way’ (table disadvantage), only to endure another dismal night at the office.

The William Street side romped home 3-0, courtesy of cosy wins from Gerald McCloskey and Anthony McGill, allied to a close verdict from Emmett Casson (best-match break of 31).

Frame Scores – Emmett Casson 74, Maurice Ferguson (+10) 60; Gerald McCloskey 76, Steve Weekes (+10) 15; Anthony McGill 74, Jan Biernat (+10) 36; Brian McCourt v Davy Clifford and Gavin Gallagher v David Bishop (not played).

Finally, the NWIABSA committee extends kind thanks to Tracey’s Bar (sponsors), Mickey McCafferty (table technician), Alan Healy and Joe Sims (referees).