The Inaugural 100 Up National Billiards Championship was held at the RILSA Academy in Sharkx Newbridge recently. The Current National Billiards Champion Annette Newman from Carlow took the title adding yet another National Championship to her bounty this season.
This season has been her best ever as Annette, won the coveted Maureen Butler Cup in April followed by the National Snooker Championship in May and taking the National 6 Red Championship in July and now followed with the National 100 Up Billiards Championship title. Her rise to the top of female cue sports is all down to practice and commitment along with many years of experience in the sport.
Annette will now be focused on the National Billiards Amateur Championship in a weeks time where she will be hoping to make it 5 in a row.
Young Jennifer Earle from Dublin is making great progress in female billiards as she had a good win in the quarters against Stephanie Morrison from Carlow and came through winning 60-48 after time called.
Jennifer started well against Annette in the semis and was leading with 10 minutes on the clock but Annette got in with a chance and scored well to finish on the clock 94-72 to take her into the final
The other semi final on the evening was to go to Christine Carr from Kildare taking the match against Valerie Maloney from Offaly 49-29 to meet Annette in the final
Both players were head to head for the first 30 minutes of this 45 minute final but again Annette played great billiards taking the match and title 82-61 on time.
Congratulations to Annette on a great win and to Christine on a fine performance. Thanks to all the ladies for their participation and a big thank you to Aidan Murray who refereed the final and presented the prizes.
Thanks to Bernie & Paul of Sharkx for all their support.
We look forward to the National Championship on Thursday 5th December and wish all those playing the very best of luck.
We have four new players who are in the process of getting coaching from Aidan and once they have done a number of these training sessions, will be ready for competition in 2020.