Richard named Bute pool league champion

Richard Reid has been named the Isle of Bute Pool League's individual champion.
Richard Reid has been named the Isle of Bute Pool League's individual champion.

Richard Reid has been crowned the Isle of Bute Pool League’s 2013-14 individual champion after a final-frame victory in a play-off against his Kingarth 1 team-mate Gavin Wilson.

Both players finished the regular league season with 18 wins to their name, and six frames in to the first-to-five play-off at the Kingarth Hotel, refereed by Robert Docherty, Richard led by four frames to two and needed only one more to secure victory.

Gavin, however, dug in to level the match 4-4 - but in the deciding frame Gavin failed to pot any balls from his break-off, and with the table at his mercy Richard potted all seven of his balls, plus the black, in a single visit to tie up the title.

* Read the full report in this week’s Buteman - on sale from Thursday, May 22.