Shane Bates from Liam Mellows SC in Wexford won the third RIBSA Intermediate Ranking event in the Hot Shots Snooker Club in Galway on 1st of February.
In the final the former Under 21 National Champion beat Number 1 seed George O Hara 3 frames to 1 in a great final.
The Wexford man denied the Dubliner a 3 in a row of titles after George had won the previous two events. In fact, Shane had to beat the number 1 and 2 seeds to lift the title. He also capped off the fantastic day winning the high break with a superb 96 break.
George O Hara 1 v Shane Bates 3
Both George and Shane had great wins in the semi-final earlier in the night.
George O Hara 3 Mark Walsh 1
John Torpey 2 Shane Bates 3
George O Hara 3 vs Alan O Connor 1
Mark Walsh 3 Vs Andrew Doherty 1
Shane Bates 3 vs Liam Brady 0
Matthew Bidwell 2 Vs John Torpey 3
- Thank You
RIBSA would like to thank Fahad Ahmed and Hot Shots SC Galway for running a very successful event. Finally, a big thank you to all the players on making it a very high standard event.
This was the third qualifying event for the Grand Finals with the semi finalists in each event qualifying for the event on the 7th of March in Newbridge CYMS.
Event 1 Qualifiers : John Torpey, George O Hara, Dane Daly and Adrian Morrissey
Event 2 Qualifiers : Benny O Brien and Joe Purcell
Event 3 Qualifiers : Shane Bates and Mark Walsh
Event 4 Qualifiers : ????????
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