Annette Newman from Carlow won the Sharkx Masters National Billiards Ranking 6 of the 2019 season making it a clean sweep winning all 6 ranking events as she finishes off 2019 as number 1 for the 4th season in a row.  An amazing achievement for Annette as she sets the standard for female billiards here in Ireland.

In this round robin timed event we saw Christine Carr take a good win over Roisin Beale 69-26 in session 1 while Tina Keogh just pipped Valerie Maloney by a single point in their match before the alarm sounded on 47-46

Session 2 started well for Annette against Tina with a good win of 69-30.  Valerie started to get into her stride against Roisin winning their match 53-31.

In session 3 Annette stepped up a gear against the National Intermediate number 1 Valerie with a number of small breaks to finish 88-32 while on the other table Christine also made a number of small breaks to finish on a 71-36 win over Tina.

In the 4th session we saw Annette continue her form against Roisin winning 71-32.  Valerie fought hard against Christine to keep in touch all the way but as the clock ticked away Valerie got in with a few good scores to just pip Christine 53-50

The final session saw Tina make her highest score to date in a timed match winning out comfortably over Roisin by 60-32 while Annette kept to form with a good win over Christine 77-32 to take the overall win and title.

Christine played well to secure runner up spot and finish number 2 for the second season in a row.  Valerie took 3rd on the National Rankings also for the second season with Roisin also keeping her 4th spot on the rankings for season 2.  Fantastic billiards from all these ladies as they show great improvement each season with the standard rising all the time.

Congratulations to Annette on her win and to Christine on a fine performance.  Well done to all the players for their participation and support and we wish them the very best of luck as we now head into the National Intermediate Championship in September along with the inaugural 100Up National Championship and finishing off the season in November with the National Amateur Championship.

TOP 8 PLAYERS END OF 2019 SEASON

Rk Name Club/School Tot Tot
1st Annette Newman  Griffith Club, Carlow 11500 1855
2nd  Christine Carr  Sharkx, Newbridge 9000 1296
3rd  Valerie Maloney Portarlington S.C., Laois 7200 982
4th Roisin Beale Sharkx, Newbridge 7200 770
5th  Tina Keogh Portarlington S.C., Laois 4800 726
6th Stephanie Morrison Griffith Club, Carlow 3000 296
7th Jennifer Earle Joey’s, Dublin 1800 111
8th Lauren Carley Griffith Club, Carlow 1000 100