Shane Bates from the 147Club in Wexford won the third RIBSA Under 21 Snooker Ranking event of the season in Northwest Snooker Club in Letterkenny County Donegal on Sunday the 14th of December.
In the final the Wexfordman beat Stephen Bateman from Kilkenny 3 frames to 1 in a superb quality final.Our National Coach PJ Nolan was the Tournament Director for the event and his was delighted with the quality on show. The Highest break was 56 by Stephen Bateman.
The Semi Finals saw Shane beating Ronan Whyte from the Northwest who had won the U-16 event the day earlier but Bates got on top to win three frames to one and in the other Stephen beat Aaron Moyles 3 frames to 2 on a re-spotted black.
The top of the rankings now have Aaron Moyles at No.1, Shane Bates at No.2, and Stephen Bateman at No.3 and Daragh Cusack at No.4.
RIBSA would like to thank John Doherty from the Northwest SC and Referees Bernard McGuinness and Peter O’ Brien for doing a great job on the day to make it such a success.
LAST 32; @ 10.30am
(1) Conor Harkin 1 V 3 Jason O Hagan, (2) Sean Devannay W/O Kevin Mc Sweeney
(3) Ronan Whyte 3 V 0 Craig Roberts, (4) Michael Lagan 0 V 3 Eamon Harkin
Aaron Moyles 3 V 0 Andrew Doherty
Jason O Hagan V Glen Doyle
Charlie Sweeney 3 V 2 Sean Devannay
Fergal Quinn 0 V 3 Stephen Bateman – 56 & 47 Breaks
Darragh Cusack W/O Christian Keenan
Ronan Whyte 3 V 1 Dylan Carey
Eamon Harkin 3 V 1 Aaron Holland
Chris Duffy 0 V 3 Shane Bates – 47 & 32 Breaks
Aaron Moyles 3 V 1 Jason O Hagan
Charlie Sweeney 2 V 3 Stephen Bateman
Daragh Cusack 1 V 3 Ronan Whyte
Eamon Harkin 1 V 3 Shane Bates
Aaron Moyles 2 V 3 Stephen Bateman
Ronan Whyte 1 V 3 Shane Bates
Stephen Bateman 1 V 3 Shane Bates
Stephen Bateman 56, 47
Shane Bates 47, 32
Aaron Moyles 53
1. Charlie Sweeney
2. Andrew Doherty
3. Jason O’Hagan
4. Glen Doyle
5. Darragh Cusack
6 Sean Devenney.
7 Ronan Whyte
8. Eamon Harkin
9. Shane Bates
10. Fergal Quinn
11. Aaron Holland
12. Kevin McSweeney
13. Stephen Bateman
14. Aaron Moyles
15. Dylan Carey
16. Craig Roberts
17. Conor Harkin
19. Christopher Duffy
20 Michael Lagan