Danny takes Midlothian pool title

Pat Holtz, current Scottish 8 Ball Pool Champion came to the Fishers Tryst on Saturday, August 18, to do a charity exhibition in aid of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) and Marie Curie Cancer Care and raised a grand total of £1,003.

Pat Holtz has being doing charity exhibitions up and down the country since December 2011 and has raised more than £5,000 to date.

In the same weekend, Magoo’s Masters Pool tournament took place for the fourth year running. This tournament is organized by local Midlothian pool players Gareth Lithgow and Tam Peters, who for the past four years have dedicated their time and services into making the tournament a success. Danny Turner beat Russell Young 8-5 in the final of the main event. Danny was consistent throughout the weekend and played some of his best pool in order to work his way through the tough opposition and take the title from last year’s winner Gary Gracey. Andrew Young beat Stevie Kerr 8-6 in the final of the plate event.

Organizers Gareth Lithgow and Tam Peters thanked both venues, Stuart Darling of the Fishers Tryst and Paul and Phil Marinello of the Crescent Sports Bar for their continued support, sponsorship and donations over the past four years. Also Dermot McGrory of Bryant & Cairns Windows & Conservatories for their sponsorship.