Bonnyrigg’s Kevin wins pools title

Kevin Rae, winner of the Midlothian handicap pool singles sponsored by Bob Stirling
Kevin Rae, winner of the Midlothian handicap pool singles sponsored by Bob Stirling

BONNYRIGG pool ace Kevin Rae is celebrating after winning a county-wide contest in the sport.

Kevin (27) scooped the Bob Stirling Trophy at the Midlothian League Handicap Singles, which saw 32 competitors whittled down to one.

Kevin, who works as a DJ, has playing pool since he was given a mini-table at just two-years-old.

“When I got to the knock out stages, I beat some cracking players. The four guys I beat all played at county level.”

The semi-final against Craig Nicol saw Kevin go from 3-1 down to a 4-3 win.

In the final, Kevin went head to head with Colin Simpson, one of his team mates from Penicuik’s Crescent B – currently sitting top of the Midlothian Pool League – and won 4-2.

“I was absolutely delighted. One of the reasons I didn’t expect to win was there were so many fantastic players in the competition.

“It’s my biggest win to date,” Kevin added.