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.
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
Megan Randle 2 Christine Carr 0
Carrie Randle 2 Valerie Maloney 0
Carrie Randle 2 Megan Randle 1
TOP 16 PROVISIONAL INTERMEDIATE RANKED PLAYERS – AFTER RANKING 6
|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|