The first National Intermediate Snooker Ranking Event was held at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge recently. The event was somewhat shortened to a 1 frame competition all the way through due to the current restrictions and was played in a very safe manner on the day.
Suzanne Randle from Limerick took her first National Ranking win against her daughter Carrie in a closely contested final.
In the prelim round, Valerie Maloney from Laois had a good win over Michelle Morris from Donegal to move into the quarters while Christine Carr from Kildare also went through to complete the quarterfinal line up after her win against Jennifer Earle from Dublin.
Valerie Maloney (Laois) continued her form against Stephanie Foley from Carlow to take the win and move into the semis, Suzanne Randle from Limerick had a good win over Louise Maher from Kilkenny to meet Valerie in the semis. Carrie Randle from Wicklow saw off a good effort from Joanna Ward from Kildare in their match to take the win and reach the semis while Christine Carr (Kildare) took on Tina Keogh from Offaly in a close match to win on the black to meet Carrie and complete the semi-final line up.
Suzanne had to play well against Valerie who was in form on the day and this she did to take the win and reach the final while her daughter Carrie also had to dig deep to take the win against Christine to win and take on her mam in the final.
In the final both players were keeping close all the way to the colours with Carrie having chances but it was not to be as Suzanne potted the balls needed to take the her first win on the Intermediate tour with RILSA.
Congratulations to Suzanne on her win and to Carrie on a fine performance. A big thank you to all the girls for their participation and support. Thanks to Bernie and Paul of Sharkx for all they do for female cue sports.