HAWICK postman Lee McAllister delivers first class mail in his rounds throughout the town.

In the world of snooker, he has also been putting his stamp on matters.

For the mailman has been delivering the goods to the full in the Border Snooker and Billiard scene throughout the season.

Besides being a member of the Hawick Conservative Club side that won the Border League Championship, and recording the biggest break in the Border League throughout the term with a score of 111, McAllister has also emerged Border League Billiards champion.

And his golden season continued on Sunday in the Border Snooker League’s Singles Championship, in the Conservative Club, as he produced the midas touch again to win the coveted title.

Facing club team-mate Davie Amos in the semi-final, McAllister emerged the victor by three frames to one.

This triumph earned him a final spot along with Gary Kinnear of Hawick Burns Club, who had notched up a 3-0 win over Selkirk Con Club’s Fraser Kelly in his semi-final outing.

Come the final, McAllister won the first two frames, but Kinnear bounced back to take the third.

With tension mounting, McAllister, however, gained the honours in the next two frames and the title glory was his.

He told the Hawick News: “I won the Championship way back in 2000 and it’s just brilliant to win it again.

“It’s great to win it in the Conservative Club as well because this is where I play.

“In a way it might have been an advantage to play on a table I’m used to, but in another way it put a little more pressure on.

“I had to be on my game to win as I was up against two very good players in Davie Amos and Garry Kinnear.

“However, I managed to get there and I’m thrilled to be champion.”

Kinnear, who shone in his semi and put up a brave fight in the final, added: “That was my first Borders Singles final and although I was beaten I was just thrilled to be in it.

“I was chuffed with the way I played in the semi-final and I felt I had a good chance to win the Championship.

“Lee is a quality player though and he played very well, giving me few chances.”