The third SBI Amateur event took place over the weekend of the 26th/27th November in the New Institute club in Nenagh. Number 1 seed Ross Bulman from Youghal CYMS continued his fantastic form in winning it and beat Stephen Bateman from Kilkenny Shed 4 frames to 2 to claim his second amateur title of the season.
We had 39 entries for this event and by the end of Saturday we had 8 players left. There were a number of outstanding performances which included Philip Brown beating Rodney Goggins and an early meeting between the current National Champion Brendan O Donoghue and Davy Morris which Davy won 3-1.
Sunday morning saw the start of the Quarter Finals. The line up was as follows
- Ross Bulman 4-1 Jonathan Williams
- Mark Walsh 4-3 James Fennessy
- Ryan Cronin 2-4 Davy Morris
- Stephen Bateman 4-2 Philip Browne
Both Semi Finals were fantasrtic matches with Ross and Stephen just getting the better of Mark and Davy to set up a superb final.
- Ross Bulman 4-2 Mark Walsh
- Davy Morris 2-4 Stephen Bateman
- Ross Bulman 4-2 Stephen Bateman
The final was a very close encounter with the fist 4 frames shared before Ross took the next 2 frames to take the title. This is the second successive event which Ross has taken. We had a couple of centuries this weekend including a 135 from Ross Bulman but it was Davy Morris who takes the high break with a 136
SBI would like to thank all players who entered this event. We like to thank TD Shane Mason and referee Stephen Foster. SBI would also like to extend out gratitude to everyone at the New Institute Club in Nenagh. The playing conditions were fantastic all weekend.
SBI would like to remind all players that all entries close at 1pm on the Thursday prior to each event.
Well done Ross!!!