Adrian Doran from Liam Mellows SC in Wexford won his first National ranking event when he won the third Snooker & Billiards Ireland Challenge Tour event of the season which was played in the Nenagh Snooker & Social Club in Nenagh on the 2nd of April.
In the final he beat Alan O Connor from Cork who was the Number 1 seed for the event and the cork man himself was in great form in the event. The final was decided on the final black and was a great way to end the days play with high quality snooker from both men.
In the early round there were a number of outstanding performances which included Ross Rooney beaten Cathal Moore, Paul Keighery beating No. 4 seed Jay Chopra, Cyril Hogan beating Anthony Flanagan and Victor McCormack beating NO.2 Seed Tommy O Donoghue.
The Q-Final line up Alan O Connor beat Jake McMahon, Paul Keighery beat Ross Rooney, Adrian Doran beat Dave Garrett and Cyril Hogan beat Victor McCormack.
The line for the Semi Finals were:
- Alan O Connor 3-0 Paul Kieighery
- Adrian Doran 3-0 Cyril Hogan
- Winner – €140
- R-Up – €60
- Semi Finalists – €30 x2
- High Break – €25
The high break was Adrian Doran with a 79 break
SBI would like to thank TD David Joyce for running the successful event and to Referee Pat Mooney plus Nenagh SC for the great facilities on the day.
We look forward to seeing everyone again at the National Championships in May in the SBI HQ Carlow and the entry is now open on the online system.