MP McClymont wins Commons Pool Contest


Scottish Labour MP Gregg McClymont is the new Annie’s Bar Pool Contest Champion. He beat runner-up Simon Danczuk 3-1 in the best out of five final. Gregg beat event sponsor Jim Fitzpatrick in the semi-finals and Simon beat Nigel Adams. All share in the £3,000 prize money which will go to the charities of their choice. Gregg wins £1,500; Simon; £750; and Jim and Nigel win £375 each. The £250 raised by entry fees will be donated to the Journalists’ Charity. The event has now raised nearly £25,000 for charity.

Sponsor of the event were Rileys Bar Pool Snooker, the biggest operator of pool and snooker clubs in the UK.

The pool table was supplied courtesy of SAM Leisure,who took the opportunity to launch ‘Le Lambert’ a brand new Professional English Pool Table.

SAM are Europe’s largest manufacturer of pool and air hockey tables.

The referee was Michaela Tabb, the only women recognised by the World Snooker Association and to referee at the Crucible. Riley’s presented each semi-finalist with Buffalo pool cues which will be engraved with their names. Gregg commented ” I only entered for a bit of fun. It never occurred to me that I would get through to Finals Night, let alone win. And I didn’t realise that I would win £1,500 for the benefit of charities in my constituency. It is a fabulous event.”

Gregg’s luck didn’t stop when he picked up the coveted ‘Annie’ trophy – in the raffle he won a Ronnie O’Sullivan T-shirt!

Sponsoring MP Jim Fitzpatrick paid tribute to Rileys for funding the event for the seventh year. He said it had become one of the most popular events in the Parliamentary calendar.



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