Cathy Dunne from the Celbridge club has taken the RILSA Ladies Leinster Masters at Joey’s Snooker Club Dublin recently beating the current National Champion Annette Newman in a close final.
Annette had good 2 nil wins over Kellie Wheatley (Carlow) in the last 16, Emirjeta Doda (Dublin) in the quarters and Christine Carr (Kildare) in the semis to reach the final once again with breaks of 20, 23, 27
In the bottom half of the draw Cathy was in great form with 2 nil wins also over Sandra Wheatley (Carlow) in the last 16, Margaret Browne (Meath) in the quarters and a close encounter with the current holder Sandra Bryan (Wexford) to meet Annette in the final.
The final itself was scrappy with Cathy taking the first on the brown, however Annette came back strong to clear up from yellow to blue to bring it down to a pink ball in the second. They both had a few shots at the pink but it was Cathy who potted it to take frame and match and the title of Ladies Leinster Masters Champion 2016.
Congratulations to Cathy on her win and to Annette on a fine performance. Cathy now moves into 7th spot on the rankings and if she continues her form, is capable of finishing the season in the top 4.
Annette’s performance’s during the season now guarantees her the RILSA number 1 ranked player with two events to go a fantastic achievement for her.
Christine Carr’s semi final place now see’s her knocking on the door of Tina Keogh’s 4th spot on the rankings with Tina just holding on to it by 1 merit point. Valerie Maloney (Laois) moved back into the top 8 with her quarter final place in the event. Margaret Browne still hold’s onto 3rd place with only a 20 point lead between her and both Tina & Christine, the next ranking will be very interesting indeed.
In the Intermediate Ranking Tina Keogh (Laois) got the better of Rhonda Sheldreck (Dublin) in the final to win and put her top of the Intermediate National Rankings.
Tina had wins over newcomers ,Emma Carr (Kildare) in the quarters, Nicole S Farrell (Carlow) to reach the final while Rhonda had wins over newcomers, Sandra Wheatley (Carlow) in the quarters and Jennie Hickey (Dublin) to meet Tina in the final.
Congratulations to Tina on her win and to Rhonda on a great performance.
Thanks to all the ladies for taking part and supporting RILSA and we want to thank especially our newcomers on the day, Sandra Wheatley, Kellie Wheatley, Nicole S Farrell, Emma Carr and Jennie Hickey, we hope to see these new members at our next Ranking in March.
Congratulations to Tina Keogh who reached the required number of events to receive the Griffith Pin Award. We wish Sandra Bryan and Danielle Randle all the very best of luck at the European Pool Championships in France this week and we will be supporting these players and the rest of their team in their endeavours.
Thanks to Derek Fagan, Derek Walsh and staff of Joey’s for their continued support and providing excellent facilities for our events.