Current National Champion Brendan O Donoghue from Nenagh won the Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) 4th Amateur event on the SBI Amateur Tour on Saturday & Sunday the 11th / 12th of February in the SBI HQ in Carlow.
In the final Brendan beat Greg Casey from Cork in a great final which was live streamed via our SBI you-tube page, but in the end of day it was Brendan who came out with a 4 frames to 2 victory to claim the title. The Highest break went to Davy Morris with a 134 break.
56 players entered this event and the standard was excellent with great match-play snooker over the weekend. With the large entry, it was decided to play the last 16 on the Sunday morning, this was to stop the long delays between matches for some players.
There was a number of shock results in the earlier rounds with Daniel Merrigan victory over No. 3 seed Stephen Bateman. Chris Humphries beat Noel Landers, Noel Gleeson beat George O Hara and Greg Casey beating the No. 4 seed David Cassidy.
In the last 16 Davy Morris beat No.1 seed Ross Bulman who had won the previous two events. Jonathan Williams had a fantastic run to the semi-finals while Greg Casey had an outstanding event in reaching another final.
- Ross Bulman 0-3 Davy Morris
- Mark Gleeson 0-3 Mark Tuite
- Mark Walsh 3-0 Shane Gorman
- Kevin O Brien 1-3 Greg Casey
- Daniel Merrigan 0-3 Shane Bates
- Richie Flynn 1-3 Jonathan Williams
- Brendan O Donoghue 3-0 Aaron Tobin
- Brendan O Brien 0-3 Ryan Cronin
- Davy Morris 4-0 Mark Tuite
- Mark Walsh 2-4 Greg Casey
- Shane Bates 1-4 Jonathan Williams
- Brendan O Donoghue 4-2 Ryan Cronin
- Davy Morris 3-4 Greg Casey
- Jonathan Williams 3-4 Brendan O Donoghue
- Greg Casey 2-4 Brendan O Donoghue
SBI would like to thank all players who entered this event. We like to thank TD Shane Mason and referee Stephen Foster and Shane Corr for officiating at the event.
Finally SBI would also like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended all weekend. SBI would like to remind all players that all entries close at 1pm on the Thursday prior to each event and Event 5 will be held in the Crucible SC on the weekend of 25th – 26th March.
Well Done Brendan