THREE West Fife pool players have set their sights on conquering the world after they each pocketed a national title.

Blair Gibb, Alan Reynolds and Ross McInnes were in action at the Scottish Pool Association Singles Championships, held over the weekend of October 13-14, and ended as winners in their respective playing categories.

Queen Anne High School pupil Blair, from Blairhall, took home the under-15s crown; Rosyth cue star Alan, 29, was victorious in the learning difficulty category; and Ross, from Dunfermline, enjoyed success in the masters (over-50s) event.

The trio, who were due to represent the Dunfermline and District Pool League in an inter-area event at the weekend, are now beginning preparations for the Blackball World Championships, to be held in Bridlington, Yorkshire, between November 20-26, and are aiming to rack up more success.

Blair, 15, commented: "I'm ecstatic and glad to have won, especially as this was my last year at under-15s.

"I said to myself that I have to have the title, and no words can explain how it feels. I can't quite believe it!

"Every game I won, the more confident I got, and when I got to the final, I thought 'I'm going to win'. I won 8-4; I got a bit twitchy near the end but, when I potted the black, it was such a relief.

"I'm going to the worlds and I just hope that I play well and see what happens."

Alan, who earlier this year became European champion, won his seventh Scottish title and was thrilled to lift the trophy after losing out last year.

He's aiming for a dream treble, and added: "I'm over the moon. I've won the Scottish and European titles and now I've got one more push to go for the triple crown. My ambition is to win the Worlds.

"I'm really looking forward to it, and heavy practice is all I'm doing now. In my first match in the Scottish, I was 3-0 down and it was first to six (frames), so I felt a wee bit nervous.

"I pinched a few to make it 3-3, won 6-3 and after that I didn't look back.

"I'm now making a last push for the Worlds and I'm feeling confident."