The second RIBSA Senior ranking event” The Hicksons Centra Open” was played on Saturday the 21st of October in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow. The four semi-finalists remaining are Robert Murphy from Q Club Wicklow playing Greg Casey Crucible SC and Davy Morris Kilkenny Shed playing TJ Dowling Terry Rogers SC.
In consultation with the players involved the semi finals will be played on Tuesday the 24th of October at 7pm in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow. Everyone welcome to attend to watch our four stars of the Irish game battle for the title.
The tournament high break stands at 126 by Brendan O Donoghue.
Murphy Vs Casey & Morris Vs Dowling
The 2nd RIBSA senior ranking Tournament of the season was played down to the semi-finals today Saturday 21st October in the Ivy Rooms Carlow. There were 61 entries with play starting at 10am. Early on Michael Judge, TJ Dowling, Davy Morris and Brendan O’Donoghue showed good form with Brendan putting together a fantastic 126 to lead the High Break standings.
In the Q-finals Robert Murphy overcame his clubmate Michael Judge on a 3 – 2 score line, Davy Morris accounted for Rodney Goggins by 3 frames to 1, TJ Dowling beat Philip Browne also by 3 to 1 and in the last Quarter Greg Casey had a 3 -2 win over the up and coming Noel Landers. The semi’s have been scheduled for Tuesday next 24th October, Robert plays Greg and Davy will play TJ.
RIBSA would like to thank Marian and her staff at the Ivy Rooms for looking after everyone so well. TD’s Shane Corr and referee Paddy Hanafin officiated in the morning session with Ger Murray and Tony Thorpe taking the evening session
Report by Tony Thorpe TD