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Coombs there or thereabouts . . .


IT could be third time lucky for Nathan Coombs if he contests the Burnie Hart Memorial open snooker tournament next month.

Coombs has had to settle for runner-up honours in two Cossie Club snooker events in recent weeks.

He lost to Larry Robinson in the final of the Cossie Club Handicap Singles last month.

Last weekend he and John Partington were beaten by brothers Matt and David Yee in the Cossie Club Handicap Pairs final.

Twenty players entered the singles.

Advancing to the last eight were Robinson, Tony Murphy, John Warren, Dave Middlemiss, Tom Swann, Coombs, Charlie Akuhata and Alan Scholes.

Robinson beat Warren in the semis while Coombs defeated Scholes.

Eight pairs competed in the handicap pairs.

The Yee brothers knocked out Tiny Thompson and Scholes in the semis while Coombs and Partington eliminated Pang Yee (Matt and David’s father) and Les Bryon.

The Burnie Hart Memorial is a handicap tournament to be held at the Cossie on August 8 and 9.