Alex Currid from Liam Mellows SC in Wexford won the second RIBSA Under 16 Snooker Ranking event of the season in Newbridge CYMS on Sunday the 3rd of November.
It was the first ranking victory for the young talented Wexford Schoolboy when he beat fast improving Corkman James O Connell who also had an impressive run to the final but Alex won the final 3-1.
It was a fantastic day of junior snooker with all players trying to qualify for the Celtic Challenge, Home International Team and World IBSF U-16’s.
- Noel Gleeson v Bye
- Nathan Morgan 0 v Alex Currid 3
- Gavin Ryder 0 v Kelium Reid 3
- Martin Eastwood 0 v Aaron Smith 3
- Adam Quinn 3 v David Farrelly 0
- Adam Halnon 3 v Ronan mc Guirk 1
- James o Connell 3 v Clayton Cregan 0
- Ryan mc Guirk 0 v Leone Crowley 3
- Noel Gleeson 0 v Alex Currid 3
- Kelium Reid 3 v Aaron Smith 0
- Adam Quinn 2 v Adam Halnon 3
- James o Connell 3 v Leone Crowley 1
- Alex Currid 3 v Kelium Reid 2
- Adam Halnon 1 v James o Connell 3
- Alex Currid 3 v James o Connell 1
In the final it was a very close the first frame could have went either way but it was james who won the opener 58-53,Alex won the next 60-25,with excellent long potting and break building,Alex took the next frame too 73-29, Alex won the next too to win the match 58-29 the day was to be Alex day on winning his 1st ranking tournament.
High break on the day went to Leone Crowley with a superb 66 break
- James 0’Connell 47
- Leone Crowley 66
McGuirk Wins U16s Plate Event
- Nathan Morgan 0 v Gavin Ryder 2
- Ryan mc Guirk 2 v David Farrelly 0
- Martin Eastwood 0 v Clayton Cregan 2
- Ronan mc Guirk 1 v Gavin Ryder 2
- Clayton Cregan 0 v Ryan mc Guirk 2
- Noel Gleeson 1 v Ryan mc Guirk 2
- Gavin Ryder 1 v Ryan mc Guirk 2
All Under 16’s played very well today a lot of surprises on the day with winners of different matches but its great for the snooker game and it gives extra confidence to the players involved well done all today a great turn out of competition.
Thanks to CYMS for hosting the tournament today and to Declan Quinn TD on the day and for refereeing the final looking forward to seeing you all at next event.