After two years off our calendar of events due to Covid-19, we got the 2022 National U21 Snooker Championship back on track.
Jennifer Earle from Dublin took the title at our Academy Sharkx Newbridge with a good win over Jessica Beatty from Kildare.
At the last 16 stage of the event, Aoibhe Newman had a good win over Orla Daffy to move into the quarters, Kirsty Curtis was in form against Alex Murnane to take the win and a place in the quarters.
Abbie Thompson won a close match against Caitlin Williams to advance and Jessica Beatty was in great form against Kerry Doran to advance. Ava McCormack won her match against Megan Nolan to make it through and complete the Quarter final line up.
Number 1 seed Jennifer Earle won her match against Aoibhe Newman comfortably to advance to the semis and Abbie Thompson kept her form against Kirsty Curtis to go through to a semi final showdown against Jennifer. At the other end of the draw we saw number 2 seed Emma Daly advance to the semis with a good win over Ava McCormack and Jessica Beatty took on Fiona Carr and won their match to meet Emma in the semis.
Jennifer was playing good snooker and took the win against Abbie making it to her first Junior Championship final while Jessica won her match against Emma with good play and as a former semi finalist went one better and into her first final also
The final was slow to start with both players playing safe but soon Jennifer took control with good scoring and took the frame needed for the win and her first National Championship Title on the RILSA Junior tour.
Congratulations to Jennifer on her Championship win and well done to Jessica on her great performance. Thanks to all the girls for their support and participation. Thanks to all who supported and to Annette Newman for refereeing the final and to Dave Earle for keeping the score.
Thanks to Paul, Leon of Sharkx for all their help and support as usual towards female cue sports