Photo: Steven Wright (left, Old Boys’ Chairman) pictured with the four semi-finalists in the Amos Jeffers Perpetual Trophy snooker competition at the ‘Stew Night’, Thomas Mathews (runner-up), Paul Armstrong (winner), Stefan Armstrong and Ronald Ankin (semi-finalists).
There were sixteen members in attendance at the Annual ‘Stew Night’ and snooker competition in Thomas Street Methodist Church (Upper Room) and Old Boys’ clubrooms on Friday, October 20, 2017.
The evening began with a delicious meal consisting of Irish Stew/Shepherd’s Pie, followed by Apple Pie/Apple Crumble with tea/coffee to follow.
Following the meal, Angus Wilson (‘Fields Of Life’) gave an interesting and informative talk, using PowerPoint on the work of ‘Fields Of Life’ in Uganda.
Angus received a cheque for ‘Fields Of Life’ from Steven Wright (Old Boys’ Chairman) and Brian Morrison (Old Boys’ Vice-Chairman). Proceeds from the cheque were from a retiring offering from the Annual Reunion and Dinner, as well as private individual donations.
The Amos Jeffers Perpetual Trophy snooker competition then followed across the three tables. The eventual winner was Paul Armstrong, who defeated Thomas Mathews 2-1 in an exciting best-of-three frames final, decided on the final black in the final frame.
Results from the Amos Jeffers Perpetual Trophy snooker competition;
FIRST ROUND (one frame) ; Thomas Mathews 49 Billy McCann 15, Stefan Armstrong 58 Andrew Millar 32, Paul Armstrong 59 Dessie Watson 31, Ronald Ankin 52 Billy England 24.
SEMI-FINALS (one frame) ; Thomas Mathews 42 Stefan Armstrong 29, Paul Armstrong 54 Ronald Ankin 24.
FINAL (best of three frames) ; Paul Armstrong 2 Thomas Mathews 1 (40-45, 53-15, 52-47).
A word of thanks to Rosalind Henderson and Sadie Robinson from Thomas Street Methodist Church Luncheon Club for preparing and serving the food, Angus Wilson (‘Fields Of Life’) for his interesting and informative talk and also to Thomas Mathews (Old Boys’ Maintenance Officer) for preparing the tables and maintainence of equipment in the clubrooms in preparation for the snooker competition.
Photo: Angus Wilson (centre) from ‘Fields Of Life’ is presented with a cheque at the ‘Stew Night’ from the Old Boys’ Association by Steven Wright (left, Old Boys’ Chairman) and Brian Morrison (Old Boys’ Vice-Chairman). Proceeds from the cheque came from a retiring offering at the Annual Reunion and Dinner and also private individual donations.