Annette Newman from Carlow has regained her number 1 National Amateur Snooker Ranking place at the end of the 2021-2022 season. Annette had only dropped to number 2 spot last season after Louise Jordan from Meath had a great season on tour and took the number 1 spot from Annette.
Annette holds the record of having taking the number 1 National Amateur Snooker Ranking back in 2016 for the very first time and went on to hold number 1 for five seasons in a row and only dropped to 2nd place last season and returned this season to regain her number 1 spot, an amazing achievement for her and so well deserved for a woman who has been involved with ladies snooker for over 40 years.
Cathy Dunne from Dublin finished a credible 2nd place after a great season on tour and held number 1 in 2004. Cathy has been number 2 in Ireland on 5 occasions, one of our top players on tour.
In 3rd place for the first time is Claire Mill from Dublin after making the top 16 in 2020 at 13th place and held her 13th place last season, Claire played her best snooker this season and deserved her number 3 spot.
Sandra Bryan from Wexford has been one of our consistent strong players since joining RILSA in 2013 having made number 1 spot in 2015 after her first season on tour. 2016 an 2017 Sandra held number 2 spot dropping only to 3rd in 2018 however she went down to 27th place in 2019 and dropped further to an all time low to 67th place in 2020, Sandra got back into the top 4 last season in 4th place and has retained her number 4 spot this season.
The top 8 places this season sees some improve their standings while a few drop down, Christine Carr from Kildare who held 3rd spot over the last two seasons has only dropped to 5th place this season, Stephanie Foley from Carlow was 5th last season and only dropped to 6th this time round. Jennifer Earle from Dublin is back into the top 8 at 7th place after dropping to 11th last season. Joanna Ward from Kildare has gone out of the top 8 to 11th place at the end of this season but is looking to get right back into the top 8 next season.
Megan Randle from Wicklow was 6th last season and has dropped to 9th this year and like Joanna she will be looking for a top 8 next time round. Tina Keogh from Offaly has been a very consistent player on the RILSA tour since 2014 having held 7th spot on 4 occasions and this season made it back from 10th last year to again hold number 8th place for the 3rd time.
Louise Jordan from Meath has dropped to 12th place from 2nd spot last season after she missed a number of events but she will be back in the new season to improve her place on the tour rankings. Valerie Maloney from Laois has improved her ranking by 1 place from 14th last year to 13th this time out. Carrie Randle from Wicklow has dropped from 7th to 15th place this season while Suzanne Randle from Limerick has made great progress making it into the top 16 at 16th place from 60th last season. Michelle French from Kildare moved down from 12th to 14th at the end of the tour.
Into the top 16 at 11th place after many years away from snooker is Margaret O’Driscoll from Kerry. Margaret won 4 events in a row to seal her top 16 place and its very well deserved. Margaret held number 1 spot in 2002 and will be gunning to gain that place during the new season ahead.
Other newcomers making a top 32 place on the RILSA tour are Louise Maher (Kilkenny) 20th, Michelle Morris (Donegal) 21st, Grushenka Arnold (Dublin) 22nd, Elizabeth Lynch (Offaly) 23rd, Christine Henderson (Donegal) 25th, Elizabeth Killeen (Galway) 26th, Laura Hughes (Limerick) 27th and Nafeesa Naz (Dublin) 28th
Congratulations to Annette on regaining her number 1 spot and well done to all those who improved their rankings and to those who retained a top 16 spot. Well done to all our newcomers who made it into the top 32 and we hope to see the many newcomers and all our members back on the new RILSA tour that commences with the National Amateur Snooker Championship on Saturday 7th May 2022
TOP 64 PLAYERS RANKING – END OF 2021-2022 SEASON
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