Redfearn on cue for his tenth Tillside billiards singles title

Ed Redfearn of Milfield won the Tillside Billiards League individual championship for the tenth time when he defeated team-mate Doug McGregor in the final, which was played off at Kelso Royal British Legion club.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 5th May 2014, 1:31 pm

Redfearn was in scintilating form, with breaks of 29, 31 and 32 and quickly set the pace to lead 153-55 at the half-way stage.

However, McGregor staged a creditable fight-back in the latter stages and with breaks of 27 and 20 he scored a further 182 points before Redfearn deservedly claimed the title with a score of 300-255.

In the semi-finals of the handicap championship, Redfearn was again in fine form, reeling off a string of breaks, including a 48, to overcome his -160 handicap to beat Kevin Stanwix by a 100-56 scoreline.

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This was Kevin’s first season in the league and he did remarkably well to reach the semi-finals.

The final was a repeat of the individual championship against McGregor (-140) and once again Redfearn soeared into the lead with breaks of 33, 26 and 40.

But then the game took a dramatic turn when McGregor unexpectedly conceded, gifting Redfearn his second title of the evening.

The remaining honours of the season were:

League champions - Milfield, runners-up Crookham A; Handicap League winners - Crookham A, runners-up Tillmouth; League Cup winners - Tillmouth, runners-up Crookham A.

Highest break - Ed Redfearn and Alan Lyall both with 47, but winner was Redfearn as his break was unfinished; Highest aggregate - Doug McGregor (100 per cent);