Carrie Randle from Kilkenny made history when she won her first Intermediate Ranking event at Sharkx Newbridge recently with a 2-1 win over twin sister Megan.  This is the first time in women’s cue sports history here in Ireland that twin sisters contested a National Ladies Snooker Competition.  It’s the first for us here but has it ever happened anywhere else in the World, we will have to check it out!

The Intermediate Ranking 6 got underway on day two of the National Championship weekend at Sharkx with Megan Randle from Kilkenny having a good 2-nil win over Tina Keogh from Laois in their Quarter final match.  Current Intermediate number 1 Christine Carr from Kildare was up against the number 2 in Rachel Bradley from Kildare, the match was close between these two but Christine pipped the post with a 2 nil win to meet Megan in the semis.

In the other half of the draw we saw Valerie Maloney from Offaly take control against Roisin Beal from Kildare to reach the semis with a 2 nil win while Carrie Randle from Kilkenny put up a great fight against the current National  Intermediate Champion in Susan Hanlon from Dublin having leveled the match at 1-1 and Carrie kept her nerve going into frame 3 to win on a black ball finish to complete the semi final line up.

Megan stepped up her game against Christine with a positive 2 nil win to reach her first ever final while twin sister Carrie had two black ball frames to win over Valerie to set up a first ever meeting with her twin in snooker competition.

Carrie won frame 1 and Megan came back to level at 1-1 again it was nip and tuck down to the colours where Carrie potted blue to black for game and match and win her first Intermediate National Ranking title.

Congratulations to Carrie on her win and well done to Megan on her fine performance throughout.  Thanks to all the players for their support and participation.

Carrie is now the provisional number 1 with Megan following in 2nd spot on the National Intermediate rankings with Christine down to 3rd spot.  Valerie now moves into the 4th place followed by Susan in 5th spot.  Again new changes to the Intermediate Ranking and all to play for as we get set for the new RILSA Tour season.

The National Intermediate Championship will take place in Sharkx Newbridge on Saturday 9th June 2018, so we are looking forward to seeing who takes the title this time round or will Susan Hanlon be the first lady to retain the Intermediate National title.

QUARTERS

Megan Randle (Kilkenny)               2      Tina Keogh (Laois)          0

Christine Carr (Kildare)                   2      Rachel  Bradley (Kildare) 0

Valerie Maloney (Offaly)                 2      Roisin Beale (Klidare)      0

Carrie Randle (Kilkenny)                 2      Susan Hanlon (Dublin)    1

SEMIS

Megan Randle                               2      Christine Carr                   0

Carrie Randle                                 2      Valerie Maloney               0

FINAL

Carrie Randle                                2      Megan Randle                  1

 

TOP 16 PROVISIONAL INTERMEDIATE RANKED PLAYERS – AFTER RANKING 6

Ranking Name Club/School Tot Tot
1st Carrie Randle Kilkenny 2500 6
2nd Megan Randle Kilkenny 2200 5
3rd Christine Carr Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare 2000 2
4th Valerie Maloney Portarlington S.C. Laois 2000 2
5th  Susan Hanlon Joey’s S.C. Dublin 1800 1
6th  Rachel Bradley St Marks Newbridge, Kildare 1800 0
7th Tina Keogh Portarlington S.C. Laois 1800 0
8th Roisin Beale Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare 1800 0
9th Emirjeta Doda DB, Dublin 1600 0
10th Katie French Celbridge S.C., Kildare 1600 0
11th Rosie Young Portarlington S.C. Laois 1600 0
12th Grace Byrne Ballinabranna, Carlow 1000 0
13th Lauren Carley Griffith Club, Carlow 1000 0
14th Clodagh walsh Ballinabranna, Carlow 1000 0
15th Tara Byrne Griffith Club, Carlow 1000 0
16th Aine Brennan Griffith Club, Carlow 1000 0