The Second Snooker & Billiards Ireland Senior Tour event of the season was played in the SBI HQ in Carlow on Sunday 12th of March. The event was open to any person of 40 years of age and over and we had 32 entries in this event.
In the early round there were a number of great performances which included Donal Foran beating Nigel Power and Dylan Rees before falling to Mark Tuite, Phil Arnold beating Brian McPhee.
Dessie Sheehan raced into a 2 nil lead but it was John Torpey`s experience kicked and and beat Dessie in a deciding frame.
Club mates and good friends John O Sullivan and James Bateman also done battle in the quarters but it was john who went through with a score of 3 frames to nil
The high break was won by John Torpey with a fantastic 134 break.
The line for the Q-Finals were:
- Mark Tuite 3-0 Donal Foran
- Dessie Sheehan 2-3 John Torpey
- John Farrell 1-3 Rodney Goggins
- John O Sullivan 3-0 James Bateman
- Mark Tuite 3-0 John Torpey
- Rodney Goggins 3-0 John O Sullivan
- Mark Tuite 0-3 Rodney Goggins
The final was a very one sided affair with Rodney running out a 3nil winner
- Winner – €210
- R-Up – €100
- Semi Finalists – €50 x2
- High Break – €50
SBI would like to thank TD Shane Mason for running the successful event and to referee Paddy Hannifin for officiating at this event. Of course a big thank you must go to the players for entering and we hope all our members enjoyed playing in our new home of Irish Snooker.
We look forward to seeing everyone again at event three and the entry is now open on the online system.