As the Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association resumes their National Amateur Snooker Tour having been out for a number of months due to Covid-19, we are excited to get back to competition. With two ranking events remaining for the 2021-2022 season, there is still all to play for before the season ends and this applies to many newcomers to the tour who are currently down the rankings but by just entering the next two events will shoot them up the list. Especially when the top 16 qualify for the National Championship in May 2022 and a number of other events during the new season ahead.
Annette Newman from Carlow is back to the number 1 spot she held previously for 5 seasons only to be pipped by Louise Jordan from Meath last season who took number 1 with Annette only moving down 1 place to 2nd. Cathy Dunne from Dublin and our current Irish National Champion is only 600 points behind Annette and is very capable of taking the number 1 spot, also in contention is Claire Mill from Dublin, having moved from 13th last season to 3rd on the provisional list to date and with some good results in the next two events can cause upset for Annette and Cathy.
As we look at the list a number of players can certainly change the final list with good performances before the end of the season and retain a top 16 place, however a number of lower ranked players should they enter the next two events and with results can take a number of players out of the top 16 and certainly have at least the opportunity to finish in the top 32, players such as Mini Morris from Donegal and Louise Maher from Kilkenny can make a top 16 spot with Elizabeth Lynch (Offaly), Grushenka Arnold (Dublin), Christine Henderson (Donegal), Elizabeth Killeen (Galway), Laura Hughes (Limerick) and Nafeesa Naz (Dublin) are well on their way to a top 32 spot.
Regarding a top 8 at the end of the season, as from previous performances, Joanna Ward (Kildare), Tina Keogh (Offaly), Valerie Maloney (Laois), Carrie Randle (Wicklow) and Margaret O’Driscoll (Kerry) can certainly make progress before the end of the season.
The top 16 is where we look first to selecting players for International, European and World events. We also look at the National Intermediate Rankings for selection of players for challenge and team events in the future.
We look forward to seeing all our players at the next event on Saturday 26th February 2022 at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge, details to follow
TOP 32 PROVISIONAL AMATEUR RANKINGS
|22nd||Aoimheann Kearney||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|23rd||Fiona Carr||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|24th||Abbie Thompson||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|25th||Emma Daly||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|26th||Jessica Beatty||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|27th||Kirsty Curtis||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|28th||Orla Duffy||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|29th||Chloe Carey||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|30th||Celine Chelariu||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|31st||Aoife Williams||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|
|32nd||Alex Murane||St Marks Kildare||2000||0|