Christine Carr from Kildare won the first RILSA Intermediate Ranking of the new season in a very close encounter with Valerie Maloney from Offaly at Spawell Dublin recently.

In the Semi finals, Valerie had a good 2 nil win over newcomer Jennifer Earle from Dublin while in the other semi final, Christine had to fight hard to eventually win 2-1 against Tina Keogh from Laois to meet Valerie in the final.

The final saw Christine take the first frame on the colours however Valerie kept in close touch throughout frame 2 and took it on the pink ball to level the match.  The 3rd and final frame saw both players play good tactical snooker and again it was close but Christine potted from blue to black to take the first Intermediate Ranking title of the season.

Congratulations to Christine on her win and to Valerie on a great performance. Thanks to all the players for their support and participation.

Christine now sits in number 2 spot on the Provisional Intermediate National Rankings with Valerie just holding number 1 with only 200 points separating them.  Tina Keogh is in 3rd spot with Megan Randle holding 4th place.  As the season gets underway, we will see these players fight for their top spots as others are on the up and coming in the Intermediate Rankings, so a lot of snooker yet to be played.

Thanks to Richie McAuley and staff of Spawell for all their help and support towards RILSA and women’s cue sport.

  TOP 16 PROVISIONAL INTERMEDIATE NATIONAL RANKING AFTER EVENT 1

Ranking Name Club/School Tot Tot
1st Valerie Maloney Portarlington S.C. Laois 4500 5
2nd Christine Carr Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare 4300 8
3rd Tina Keogh Portarlington S.C. Laois 3800 4
4th Megan Randle Kilkenny 3700 11
5th  Rachel Bradley St Marks Newbridge, Kildare 3400 1
6th  Carrie Randle Kilkenny 3300 7
7th Suzanne Randle Kilkenny 2200 5
8th Jennifer Earle Joey’s S.C. Dublin 2000 0
9th Susan Hanlon Joey’s S.C. Dublin 1800 1
10th Roisin Beale Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare 1800 0
11th Emirjeta Doda DB, Dublin 1600 0
12th Katie French Celbridge S.C., Kildare 1600 0
13th Rosie Young Portarlington S.C. Laois 1600 0
14th Grace Byrne Ballinabranna, Carlow 1000 0
15th Lauren Carley Griffith Club, Carlow 1000 0
16th Clodagh walsh Ballinabranna, Carlow 1000 0