Sandra Bryan from Wexford won the 2nd Griffith Pot Black Championship at the new RILSA National Cue Sports Academy.
The Griffith Pot Black Championship stems from the Griffith Pin Award for event attendances by players. RILSA players who attend a certain amount of events receive a Pin Award where they now go on to qualify for this event.
The criteria for entry is that the player must display the pin on their waistcoat on the day of the Championship.
The Griffith Pot Black Championship is a one frame knockout event, where the winner takes all. The prize for the winner is free entry to all RILSA Snooker events for 2022.
At the quarter final stages of the event we saw Christine Carr from Kildare take on Joanna Ward also from Kildare, Joanna had chances to take the frame but Christine kept it close and potted the pink to take the frame and advance to the semi finals.
Emirjeta Doda from Dublin received a walkover to meet Christine in the semis. At the other half of the draw Sandra Bryan from Wexford took the frame needed against Annette Newman from Carlow, potting the pink in a close frame to move into the semis. Jennifer Earle from Dublin saw off Stephanie Foley from Carlow again in close frame to complete the semi final line up.
Christine continued her good form and won the frame against Emirjeta to reach the final while Sandra saw off a good fight from Jennifer to win the frame on the colours to meet Christine in the final
Like all previous matches the final was close all the way to the colours where Sandra stepped up a gear to pick off the colours to take the win and title of Griffith Pot Black Champion for 2021.
Congratulations to Sandra on her win and to Christine on a great performance, thanks to all the girls for their support as always.