Annette Newman from Carlow continues her winning form as she took the 3rd National Ladies Billiards Ranking 3 The Griffith Masters, of the season at Sharkx Newbridge, making it 3 in a row.  Her form this season is very consistent and is looking good to hold onto her number 1 spot for the 4th season in a row, however with 2 more rankings and the Championship to go anything can happen.

The first session saw Valerie Maloney (Offaly) start well against Annette going into an early lead, however Annette stepped up a gear towards the end of this timed match to finish strong 64-25.

Roisin Beale (Kildare) started well against Christine Carr (Kildare) with 20 points up on the board after 10 minutes before Christine got going to level with minutes remaining had a few small breaks to finish as the alarm rang out to win 44-32.

Annette kept up the form against Roisin in their match, making most of the awkward positions left on the table to finish with a win 53-19 against the youngster.  Valerie stepped up a gear in her match against Christine as she scored heavily going 60 to 25 up after 20 minutes however Christine had chances to catch up but Valerie played her best billiards to date to finish with a 83-56 win making it her highest ever score in a timed event.

The final session saw Annette again keep the pressure on Christine and making good breaks to finish with the win 74-29 while Valerie and Roisin’s match was nip and tuck all the way towards the clock ticking down for Roisin to finish with a 34 to 31 win over Valerie.

Congratulations to Annette on her great win and to Valerie on a fine performance in taking runner up spot.  Well done and thanks to all the players for making the event a great success.  Thanks to Bernie & Paul of Sharkx for all their support and we look forward to our next billiards events in May.



Ranking Name Club/School Tot Tot
1st Annette Newman  Griffith Club, Carlow 7000 1041
2nd  Christine Carr  Sharkx, Newbridge 5600 649
3rd  Roisin Beale Sharkx, Newbridge 4800 401
4th Valerie Maloney Portarlington S.C., Laois 4000 413
5th  Stephanie Morrison Griffith Club, Carlow 3000 296
6th Tina Keogh Portarlington S.C., Laois 2000 168