Aaron Hill is the only Republic of Ireland under 16 player left in the 2018 IBSF World Under 16 Snooker Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia after a hard day of junior snooker.
All six players played in the last 32 knock outs this morning with Aaron Hill, Leone Crowley, Ryan McGuirk and Sean Walsh all winning their matches to move into the last 16, but in the Last 16 it was only Aaron Hill who survived and he will play in the Q-Finals later tonight against Switzerland.
All the other young RIBSA players should be very proud of themselves as they played superb snooker in the event and it was great for their development.
We will now cheer on Aarron Hill in the Q-Finals.
Aaron Hill Ireland beat Priyansh Jain from India 3-1
Sean Walsh Ireland beat Jack Newman Ireland 3-1
Leone Crowley Ireland beat Artemijs Žižins from Latvia 3-1
Ryan McGuirk Ireland beat Maxim Ene from Romania 3-0
Lewis Casserly lost 0-3 to Rhys Morgans from Wales
Ryan McGuirk Ireland lost 2-3 to Rhys Morgans from Wales
Sean Walsh Ireland lost 0-3 to Kirill Margolin from Russia
Leone Crowley lost 0-3 to Yazan Alhadad from Syria
Aaron Hill beat Nikita Kolpačenko from Lithuania 3-2
This event runs from the 30th September till 6th October and the last 32 in scheduled for 10am & 12 noon tomorrow followed by the last 16 at 3pm and then the Q Finals at 6pm. The semi final and final will be played on Saturday.
JOINT TOURNAMENT HIGH BREAK
Ireland Aaron Hill now holds joint High Break with his superb 131 break and the National Coach PJ Nolan said he was very happy with all the players and having 6 in the last 32 is fantastic but the boys want to go a lot further in the championship.
CLICK ON RIBSA PLAYER – GROUP, RESULTS
- Aaron Hill – Crucible SC
- Ryan McGuirk – R&R SC
- Leone Crowley – Shooters SC
- Jack Newman – Fermoy SC
- Lewis Casserly – R&R SC
- Sean Walsh – Crucible SC
RIBSA wish all the players good luck in Russia.