Mike selected for Scotland team

BUTE pool player Mike McHardy has been named in the Scottish Masters team to take part in the 2013 European Championships.

Mike, a regular tournament winner on Bute, responded to a post on the Scottish Pool Association website looking for expressions of interest in the over-40s team - but was surprised, to say the least, to learn that he’d been chosen to represent his country.

“I follow the SPA website quite closely,” he said, “because I’m an SPA referee and part of the association’s tournament committee, and when I saw a post on behalf of the chairman asking if anyone would be interested in becoming part of an international team, I thought I’d put my name down.

“There were two pages of names, so I never thought anything of it – and then, out of the blue, I got a phone call and a private message asking if I was interested.

“I said of course I was, and a few days later it was confirmed that I’d be in the team and playing alongside some fantastic names.”

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