The third Snooker & Billiards Ireland Amateur Tour event of the season was played in the SBI HQ in Carlow over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of April. The event was open to any gender and we had 33 entries in the event.
The players battled through a long days of play which ended after 10pm on the Saturday where Brendan O Donoghue had reached the final. The other Semi Final was played on the Sunday morning at 11am and the final at 2pm.
In the early round there were no real shocks as 6 of the top 8 seeds all making it through to the quarter finals.
In the Quarter Finals Sean King nearly cases a huge upset nearly taking out the number 2 seed in a very closely fought match
The line for the Q-Finals were:
- Brendan O Donoghue 4 – 2 Philip Browne
- Greg Casey 4 – 2 David Cassidy
- Mark Tuite 4 – 2 Mark Walsh
- Sean King 3 – 4 Ryan Cronin
- Brendan O Donoghue 4 – 0 David Cassidy
- Mark Tuite 2 – 4 Ryan Cronin
- Brendan O Donoghue 4 – 1 Ryan Cronin
The highest break of the tournament was 72 by Mark Tuite
SBI would like to thank TD Shane Mason for running the successful event and to Referee Conor Doyle and finally a big thank you 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 the championships and the entry is now open on the online system.