Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cue a Party for Birthday Boy Allan; SNOOKER

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cue a Party for Birthday Boy Allan; SNOOKER

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DALE Allan (off 14) could not have chosen a better way to celebrate his 23rd birthday than by winning the latest Whitley Bay Snooker Centre handicapped one-day pro-am.

The Whitley Bay cueman claimed a deciding-frame victory over the only minus player in the 18-strong field, Gateshead's Brandon Hall (off-14).

Allan's reward for recording 3-1 wins over both Whitley Davey Mole (off level), Gateshead's Brian Hall (off 21) and Whitley's Gerry McNally (off 14) 3-0 was a place in the final against young Hall.

Hall had started with a 3-0 whitewash of Gateshead's Andrew Turner (off 42).

He continued to make progress with a close-fought 3-2 decidingframe victory over North Shields Craig Sexton (off 21) and a 3-1 win in the semis over Gateshead's Malcolm Jones (off 35).

Playing well, and with a 28-points-aframe start, Allan (left) got the final off to a cracking start by running away with the opener 75-43.

After losing the next 55-78 to a nice 46 clearance, Allan was back in the driving seat and leading 2-1 after claiming the third 73-49 on the colours. …

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