Hill into World U-16’s Semi Finals

Aaron Hill from Cork run to become the 2018 IBSF World Under 16 Snooker Champion in St. Petersburg, Russia continues after his 4-2 victory over Luis Vetter from Switzerland tonight.

In the Semi Finals Aaron will play India No.1 Digvijay Kadian at 9am Irish time in the Best of 7 match. Ben Mertens from Belgium and Kirill Margolin from Russia are in the other semi final.

Good Luck Aaron Hill !!!!!!


Aaron Hill still 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 for RIBSA.

Knock Outs

All six RIBSA 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 to play against Switzerland tonight.

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.

Last 32

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

Last 16

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.



RIBSA wish all the players good luck in Russia.

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