Irishman Ross Bulman reached the Q-Finals of the 2018 World IBSF Under 21 Snooker Championships in the city of Jinan China last week.
In the last 32 Ross beat Chang Yu Kiu from China Hong Kong but the Youghal boy went 0-3 down but made breaks of 55, 69, 60, 64 and 66 to win 4-3. Aaron Hill also won against Ivan Kakovskii from Russia 4-2 after the Russian had beaten him the Europeans earlier this year in Bulgaria.
In the last 16 Aaron was beaten 4-0 by Cheung Ka Wai from China Hong Kong but Ross Bulman made it a good day for the Irish with a 4-1 Victory over Chinese player Lei Peifan who had reached the World U-18 final four days before.
In the QFinals Ross’s run was ended by Pongsakorn Chongjairak from Thailand by 5 frames to 1 after a long day of Snooker. The Thailand player went all the way to the final and went 4-1 in the final before he was beaten 6-4 by Chinese player Wu Yize.
The world’s finest U-21’s battled it out for the world titles in China and the standard was very high with a 147 break winning the high break prize this year.
The five RIBSA players in the Under 21 Championships were Aaron Hill, Sean Devenney, Ross Bulman, Ronan Whyte, Stephen Bateman and Noel Landers all performed to their best and played with pride and National Coach PJ Nolan said he could not have been prouder of them all.
You can follow all the scoring and results from China click on www.ibsf.info
Well done Team Ireland!!