The National Senior Billiards Long-up Championship took place on Sunday 14th November in Celbridge Snooker Club. 10 players took part and the finalists for the 19th December are veterans Aidan Murray and Larry Drennan after a long day’s play.
National Billiards Long-Up – Murray v Drennan
There was two pre-lim games to start the day as John Kehoe edged out Robert McCrum and Lloyd Myers won a tight contest against Eugene Hughes who had the consolation of producing a 65 break before falling short by a margin of 26 points.
Aidan Murray booked his place in the final with wins over Lloyd Myers before overcoming Anthony O’ Flaherty in the semi-final. Larry Drennan made it to the final with convincing wins over Tommy Murphy and Joe Doheny to prove he is as strong as ever and competitive at the top level who will turn 80 in December.
2021 National Senior 150up championship
The next billiards event is the National Senior 150up championship next Sunday 21st November in Celbridge Snooker Club. You must enter online and be registered to play in this event.
Pre-Lim 500up 2.5 hrs
• Lloyd Myers 500 – 474 Eugene Hughes
• Robert McCrum 370 – 431 John Kehoe
Q/finals 500up 2.5 hrs
• Aidan Murray 500 – 249 Lloyd Myers
• Anthony O’ Flaherty 500 – 285 Jason Dowling
• Larry Drennan 500 – 395 Tommy Murphy
• Joe Doheny 500 – 292 John Kehoe
Semi finals 600up 3 hrs
• Aidan Murray 600 – 480 Anthony O’Flaherty
• Larry Drennan 600 – 424 Joe Doheny
• Eugene Hughes 65
• Aidan Murray 55, 56, 60
• Larry Drennan 57
• Joe Doheny 50
Final to be played on 19th of December
Aidan Murray v Larry Drennan to be played on the 19th December in the New SBI HQ in Carlow.