The team from the Southeast Region of Daniel Dempsey (Newbridge), Benny O’Brien (Ivy Rooms), Paul Kelly (Newbridge), Adrian Morrissey (Wexford) & Colvin O’Brien (Ivy Rooms) won the 2013 RIBSA Intermediate Team Championship in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club Today.
They went through to the final having been unbeaten in the group stages, despite surviving a scare against the East Region in their last match. Their opponents from the Northwest,: Phelim McClafferty, Michael Murphy, Conor Henderson, Conor Harkin & Michael Duffy (all Letterkenny) found their form after losing their first match and qualified for the final with 2 wins out of 3. A close and exciting final was anticipated.
In the Final the Southeast team got in early to beat Northwest 3 matches to nil to win the title.
Wayne Doyle from the East Region had a magnificent 127 break in his unfinished match versus Adrian Morrissey earlier in the day.
Session one of the Intermediate Team event at the Ivy Rooms:
Southeast Region 3 v 0 Southwest Region
Northwest Region 3 v 2 East Region
Benny O’Brien with a 93 and Daniel Dempsey with an 80 were the best breaks recorded so far. Further updates will follow.
Session two of the Intermediate Team event at the Ivy Rooms:
Southeast 3 v 0 Northwest
Southwest 1 v 3 East
A 67 from Daniel Dempsey was the highest break of the round,.