In the main event, young Aimee Benn (Eng) had a comfortable 3 nil win against Rosie Young (Irl) in the last 8. Paula Judge the 2017 Irish Open Champion went down 2 frames in quick succession to World number 4 Rebecca Kenna (Eng) the 3rd frame in this best of 5 started well for Paula going into an early lead but Rebecca closed out the frame with a 30 break to put her into the semis against Aimee Benn.
Shannon Metcalf (Eng) World number 1 in the U21 ranking had to play at her best against Cathy Dunne (Irl) with Cathy taking the first but Shannon came back to level at 1-1 and took the 3rd, the 4th frame was close all the way and it came down to a black ball in which Shannon potted to take the frame needed to send her into the semis.
Annette Newman (Irl) who was runner up in this event last year was in great form against Susan Hanlon (Irl) and took the match 3 nil but not without a great effort from Susan.
In the semis Rebecca continued her fine form winning all 3 frames against Aimee in quick succession to reach her first Irish Open final. In the other semi final Shannon had to play well against Annette and this she did after a close first frame Shannon went up a gear to win 3 nil to meet Rebecca in the final.
In the last 8 of the Intermediate Christine Carr won her match against Jennifer Earle 2 nil while Tina Keogh levelled with Emirjeta Doda 1-1 and the 3 frame could have gone either way but Emirjeta came through to win 2-1 to meet Christine in the semis. Michell O’Boyle saw off Katie French 2 nil to secure her a semi final place while Margaret Browne took the first against Valerie Maloney comfortably and Valerie had chances to level the match however Margaret won the second frame to complete the semi final line up.
Christine played well against Emerjeta with a 2 nil win to send her into her first International Intermediate final while after a long bout of play between Margaret and Michelle, it was Michelle who prevailed to come through a tough match 2 nil to send her to her first International final against Christine.
The 6 Red event saw Katie French come through a close encounter against Valerie Maloney 2-1 while Tina Keogh close out a 2nil win against Jennifer Earle to meet Katie in the final.