McAllister adds Borders Singles title to season’s trophy haul

LEE McAllister has been crowned king of the Borders snooker world, writes John Slorance.

The prolific potting postman produced a regal performance on Sunday to take the Bannerman Burke Borders Singles title.

The Conservative Club player’s day of glory began with victory over Gary Kinnear of Hawick Burns Club by three frames to one in the semi-final.

He said: “Gary played the better snooker but I had a lot of luck on my side and that’s what got me through. To be honest, I had good luck throughout the whole competition.”

Come the final, McAllister squared up against Fraser Kelly of Selkirk Conservative Club, who had earlier defeated Hawick Burns Club’s Robin Bell by three clear frames in the afternoon’s other semi-final.

Bidding to win the title for the third time, McAllister did this in style, taking the first four frames to capture the silverware.

He said: “I’m thrilled to have won the championship. It’s a great honour.”

This season McAllister has also won the Hawick Singles title and, along with Mark Riddle, the pair lifted the Border Doubles Championship.

And he has been part of a five-man Conservative Club team which also includes Davie Amos, Riddle, Derek Gray and Dougie Rae, who made history after winning the Border Snooker League Championship for the fifth successive year.