Gary Kelly blew away the field in the Parkgate qualifiers to book his spot in the World Indoor singles championship early in the New Year.
The Ballybrakes man was simply a cut above the rest as he nailed a his place at Potters Leisure Resort, which culminated in a win over his international team mate Simon Martin in the decider.
Kelly will be joined by another Potters ‘regular’ Mark McPeak, who triumphed in the world pairs play-off, along with his Belfast pal Stuart Bennett.
McPeak has performed on the blue portable rink on many occasions, but it will be a long-awaited debut for Bennett.
The Watson Stadium boys enjoyed a straight sets win over Scott Jess and Andy Kyle in the final.
Kelly was naturally overjoyed on his return to the wonderful Norfolk arena, stating: “This will be my third time at Potters. I’m looking forward to it already,” he said. My last appearance was back in 2010.
“The world qualifier is a notoriously difficult tournament to win simply because the best players in the country are competing. It will be very tough.”
Kelly left Graham McKee, Maurice McKeown, Stephen Coleman and MePeak trailing in his wake before roaring to a 9-2-8-2 win over Martin in the final.
Bennett and McPeak took out Jim Frazer and Nigel Gibson at the quarter final stage before romping to an impressive 9-0, 7-4 win against Irish duo Clifford Craig and Neil Mulholland.
They maintained that consistency which earned them a straight sets victory over Jess and Kyle in the final.