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Timlin secure third title

Dwayne Timlin, left, beat Jimmy Quinn, right, in the Ladbrokes Omagh and District League Open Individuals final

Dwayne Timlin, left, beat Jimmy Quinn, right, in the Ladbrokes Omagh and District League Open Individuals final

The Ladbrokes Omagh and District Snooker League held their Open Individual final in the Village Inn, Killyclogher.

The final brought together Coach Inn team-mates and good friends, Dwayne Timlin and Jimmy Quinn.

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Quinn displayed good form in his semi-final win over Paul Loughran, while Timlin had beaten the three past champions on his way to a fourth final.

Frame one saw Timlin continue his good form with a 37 break on the way to a 66-12 win. The second frame was littered with mistakes from both players, but again Timlin, with a series of small scores, sealed the win by 62-35. Frame three saw some great early safety from Timlin and when Quinn made a mistake he stepped in to record breaks of 46 and 29 to win by 83-1 and lead 3-0 at the interval.

Quinn started frame four with good safety and solid potting to lead 43-4, but a missed red allowed Timlin in for a 49 break and a 10 point lead. And after Timlin fired in another 12 points he could see the finish line, which he crossed after potting the green and blue, forcing Quinn to concede.

Limited final

The Limited Individual final took place prior to the open and it pitted John Quinn against Brian McNelis in what turned out to be an entertaining game, with the Coach Inn player eventually getting the title having played in three of the last six finals.

The first frame saw both players going for their shots and with McNelis leading by 12, Quinn potted pink and black to win by 51-50. In frame two, the Coach player built a 46-31 lead with a couple of small breaks, and with the T&F player needed the last three colours, Quinn potted an excellent blue and pink to go 2-0 up (67-36). Frame three saw McNelis build a 45 point lead, with only 43 remaining and when he took the last red with a colour, yellow and green, Quinn conceded the frame.

Frame four saw McNelis hit a 33 break to lead 55-33 going into the colours. McNelis potted an excellent long yellow, but refused a tough green, which Quinn took advantage of by potting green to blue to trail by eight with 13 remaining. Quinn then potted a difficult pink with excellent position on the black, which he sunk to claim the title.

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“The committee would like to congratulate both D Timlin and J Quinn on winning the titles,” said a league spokesperson. “We would also like to thank the referees on the night, M Ward (Limited) and M McQuaid (Open), and the scorekeepers, R Bradley and C Bradley. Thank you to our sponsors, Ladbrokes and all our league members for supporting finals night.”

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