Grand Prix title goes to Fernandez

The 6th Senior Snooker Ranking Event on the RIBSA Senior Series was played in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. It was a great final from the two top ranked players in the Republic of Ireland with fantastic potting and break-building from both players.

Mario had a total clearance of 133 break in frame 3 to lead 2 frames to 1 and a 76 break to lead 3-2. After that the Limerick man got stronger to go on and win the RIBSA Grand Prix title 5 frames to 3. In the Semi Finals Rodney Goggins from the 147 Club in Wexford beat John Sutton from Celbridge SC 4 frames to 1 and Mario Fernandez from St Johns beat John Torpey from the Venetian SC Limerick 4 frames to 0 in high quality semi final matches.

There were a number of major shocks in the event with Sean Conway beating Robert Redmond 3-1, Philip Browne beating Robert Murphy 3-0, Karl Fitzpatrick beating Vincent Muldoon 3-2 and John Sutton beating Martin McCrudden 3-2 .The High Break prize went to Mario Fernandez with a fantastic 133 break. Other high breaks in the event were 109 by John Torpey, 104 by Jason Devaney, 100 by Colm Gilcreest and an 89 by Martin Divilly.

RIBSA would like to thank Jim & Marian Leacy from The Ivy Rooms Snooker Club for the excellent facilities and all their help over the weekend. Finally, I would like to thank all the players for another great snooker display and I look forward to seeing them again in Event 7 in Carlow on Saturday / Sunday 9th and 10th of April.

I would also like to remind the players that the re-arranged Event 4 will be played on the 24th & 25th of April in the Ivy Rooms in Carlow

Last 32

  • Rodney Goggins 3 0 Robert Donohue
  • Leonard Shanahan 3 0 James Flaherty
  • Colm Gilcreest 3 0 Martin Divilly
  • Richie Flynn 0 3 Clinton Franey
  • Vincent Muldoon 2 3 Karl Fitzpatrick
  • John Sutton 3 2 Martin McCrudden
  • Joe Delaney 3 0 John Lynch
  • Phil Burke 3 1 Sean Conway
  • Robert Murphy 0 3 Philip Browne
  • Jason Devaney 2 3 John O’Sullivan
  • Greg Casey 3 2 Josh Boileau
  • Damian McCormack 0 3 John Torpey
  • Phil Arnold 3 2 Shea Brereton
  • Daniel O’Regan 0 3 Nigel Power
  • Johnny Williams 3 2 Colvin O’Brien
  • Dessie Sheehan 1 3 Mario Fernandez

Last 16

  • Rodney Goggins 3 0 Leonard Shanahan
  • Colm Gilcreest 3 1 Clinton Franey
  • Karl Fitzpatrick 0 3 John Sutton
  • Joe Delaney 3 0 Phil Burke
  • Philip Browne 1 3 John O’Sullivan
  • Greg Casey 2 3 John Torpey
  • Phil Arnold 3 2 Nigel Power
  • Johnny Williams 2 3 Mario Fernandez

Quarter Finals

  • Rodney Goggins 4 0 Colm Gilcreest
  • John Sutton 4 2 Joe Delaney
  • John O’Sullivan 2 4 John Torpey
  • Phil Arnold 2 4 Mario Fernandez

Semi Finals

  • Rodney Goggins 4-1 John Sutton
  • Mario Fernandez 4-0 John Torpey

Final

  • Mario Fernandez 5-3 Rodney Goggins

High Breaks

  • MARIO FERNANDEZ 133
  • MARTIN DIVILLY 89
  • JASON DEVANEY 104
  • JOHN TORPEY 109
  • COLM GILCREEST 100

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