Elizabeth Lynch from Offaly won her first National Intermediate Snooker ranking event at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge recently.

At the semi final stage of the event, Elizabeth Lynch from Offaly played solid snooker to oust Joanna Ward from Kildare in a closely contested match going down to a black ball with Elizabeth potting it to advance to the final.  On the other table Christine Carr from Kildare and a seasoned Intermediate snooker player had to dig deep against Stephanie Foley from Carlow who is improving all the time and in this match it would go all the way to a black ball to decide the winner, after a bout of play on the black, Christine took the black for frame and match to meet Elizabeth in the final.

Again the final was a close affair with both players keeping in touch throughout with good scoring, however Elizabeth would pot the pink ball in the frame needed to take the win over Christine and her first National Intermediate Snooker Ranking title.

Just to put these players into perspective, Christine is one of our most successful players on the Intermediate snooker tour over the past 8 years, having won 11 ranking events to date but has not won the National Intermediate Snooker Championship, a title that eludes her to date but she is looking to add this to her list in the seasons ahead.

Elizabeth’s exceptional run to the final of the National Amateur Snooker Championship earlier this season held her in good stead going forward as her confidence is up and this showed in her matches against Joanna and Christine on the day.  Elizabeth comes from a pool background and in her second season on the RILSA tour, she has made her mark and will continue to improve in the future.

Congratulations to Elizabeth on her win and well done to Christine on her runner up spot.  Thanks to all the girls for their support and participation.  Thanks as always to Bernie, Paul and staff at Sharkx for everything.