Annette Newman from Carlow secured her second win of the new billiard season in a closely contested round robin event at the new RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge.
Session 1 saw Annette Newman from Carlow take on Tina Keogh from Offaly with Annette taking the win on the alarm. Christine Carr from Kildare won her match against Valerie Maloney from Laois in a close match, taking the win on the alarm. Likewise Stephanie Foley from Carlow just pipped Jennifer Earle from Dublin on the alarm to take the win in their match.
Session 2 got Joanna Ward from Kildare off to a good start with a win over Jennifer. Tina improved her scoring against Valerie to take the win on the clock while Annette struggled in her match against Stephanie but managed to win on the alarm.
Session 3 saw Jennifer take her first win on the evening over Tina while Annette would lose out to strong play from Joanna to give Joanna her first win of the event. Christine would lose out to Stephanie who improved her scoring in their match.
Session 4 Joanna kept up her form from the start against Christine but Christine fought back towards the final minutes but was not to be as Joanna took the win by 2 points on the alarm. Valerie would take her first win against Jennifer in a close encounter while Stephanie kept up her form against Tina who struggled in their match to score to keep her in contention.
Session 5 saw Annette step up a gear against Valerie to take the win. Christine had to dig deep against Jennifer to take the win in their match. Joanna would win her 4th match in a row with a close encounter against Stephanie.
Session 6, Tina upped her game and had a good win over Christine. Again Annette was struggling in her match against Jennifer but managed to take the win on the alarm while Valerie would put a stop to Joanna’s winning streak by taking the win on the alarm
The 7th and final session saw Stephanie take the win against Valerie in a low scoring match while Christine would see a good win against Annette on the alarm. Tina won her match against Joanna on the alarm to complete the event at Sharkx.
Throughout a number of matches were low scoring which took its toll on results. However consistency played a great part for Annette taking the title with a combined score of 215 closely followed by Christine on 194, Stephanie would take 3rd place on 181 and Tina 4th on 178
Congratulations to Annette on her win and to Christine on a fine performance. A big thank you to all our players for their support. Thanks to Bernie, Paul and staff of Sharkx and the referees Aidan and Dave who worked tirelessly throughout to make sure this event was run smoothly and safely as all precautions and guidelines were adhered too.