Robert Hall from England won the World Billiards Irish Open on Sunday the 3rd of April in the Snooker Billiards Ireland HQ in Carlow in front of a large audience. In the final Rob beat former World Champion Peter Gilchrist from Singapore in a fantastic final 474 – 294 to claim the Irish Open title.
In the semi-finals Robert Hall created the tournament upset in beating World Champion David Causier 430- 398 in an incredible high standard final. In the other Semi Final Peter Gilchrist beat Indian cueist Dhruv Sitwala 468 – 247 in another top quality match.
This event began on Friday the 1st of April and featured players from ten different nations with the top cueists from around the world competing for the title.
Ireland had many playing in the event also with top SBI Irish players including Aonghus McAnally, Aidan Murray, Larry Drennan, Joe Doheny, John Kehoe, Lloyd Myers, Robert McCrum, Annette Newman, Rodney Goggins and Stephanie Foley flying the Irish flag.
The Macau Casino World Match-Play Championship begins on Monday at 10am in a modified short-format and baulk line crossing rules in operation for the 2022 World Match-play.
Good luck to everyone