Tina Keogh from Offaly won the inaugural Griffith Pot Black Championship at the new RILSA National Cue Sports Academy at Sharkx recently.

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 2021.

At the semi final stages of the event we saw Michelle French from Kildare take on Stephanie Morrison from Carlow,  Stephanie had chances to take the frame but Michelle kept it close and potted the pink to take the frame and advance to the final.

On the other table Tina Keogh from Offaly and Christine Carr from Kildare also had a close frame going all the way to the black ball which Tina potted to meet Michelle in the final.

Like all previous matches the final was close all the way to the black ball where Tina took it to take the win and title of Griffith Pot Black Champion for 2020.

Congratulations to Tina on her win and to Michelle on a fine performance.  Thanks to all the players for their participation.  Thanks to Bernie for her great hospitality and fantastic facilities at Sharkx