The Republic of Ireland Ladies Billiards Association National Billiards League is into its second week of 10 at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge.
The Billiards League which was inaugurated in 2021 to further develop female Billiards in Ireland is going very well, with a number of new events planned in the coming months and into 2023, more to follow in the near future.
Annette Newman from Carlow won the League last year and is hoping to retain the title this time, however its not going to be easy for her as the standard of play is improving all the time among the players on tour. Annette who has been dominating the tour over the past 8 years will have to keep focused and call on experience on many occasions as she sets out to achieve her goal of retaining her title.
In the mix going forward is Christine Carr from Kildare who is within touching distance of Annette over the years and has played number 2 to her almost every season. The 2020 National 100 up Champion Joanna Ward from Kildare is making progress and will be in contention, also making great progress, is Tina Keogh from Offaly, she won the National Intermediate Championship title for the first time in 2021 and continued her winning streak throughout 2022 winning all 4 National Intermediate Ranking events and finished number 1 for 2022
Other players who are steadily improving are Valerie Maloney from Laois who has dominated the Intermediate tour over the past 4 years, with two National Intermediate Billiard titles to her name and Stephanie Foley from Carlow who won her first National Intermediate Billiards Championship title this year will be gunning for gold in this years National Women’s Billiards League
We wish all our players the very best of luck in the League