The International Snooker League, held its 36th annual tournament at the New York Atlethic Club where the host club claimed the top spot in the team event for only the second time in the thirty six years of the International Snooker League annual tournament.
This victory was particularly sweet as the winning team was playing on their home tables at the New York Athletic Club. The NYAC was led by "A" player Ahmed El-Sayed, the reigning U. S. Amateur Champion, with strong support from "B" player Isa Ismail and "C" player Jamie Brunn. The Terminial City Club of Vancouver defeated Scotland in a playoff to secure second place.
Steve Bremar, the "A" player for Bermuda Two, had a particularly fine tournament and posted a division leading13-5 record in team play. "B" player Maurice Hawkins chipped in five victories and veteran Tony DeSilva returned to tournament play, after a long absence, to record a 14-4 as the "C" player. These performances helped Bermuda Two to a fourth place finish.
Bermuda One did not fare as well. "A" player Tyler Moniz, "B" player Mike Zimmerman and "C" player Tony Dawson each recorded 7 wins and this was not enough to have their team in contention for the title. On a positive note, Moniz produced a solid 63 break on the first night of practice.
Bremar continued his hot play in the Handicap Singles Championship by steaming to the final against El-Sayed. El-Sayed claimed the first game in the best of three frames even though he had to give Bremar a 38 point start. Bremar steadied the ship and claimed the second game thereby forcing a third frame. Early in the deciding frame Bremar made a stellar 52 break to go up by a score of 90-2. From there, Bremar secured the title without much of a threat from El-Sayed.
In the Handicapped Doubles Tournament Pat Break, the "A" player for the Scottish team, paired up with Denis Coyle to defeat Ismali and former long-time Bermuda resident Mike Mitchell.