The 2nd Intermediate event in the South West Region was held in the Crucible S C Cork City in Saturday 19 October. There were 20 entries for this tournament including 10 Juniors.
Ryan Cronin from the home club continued his impressive start to the season beating Lloyd Myers (AOH Cork) in the final by 3 frames to 2. Lloyd defeated Arthur Greer in the semi-final by 3 frames to 0. In the other semi Ryan overcame Gary Bracken (AOH Cork) by the odd frame in a tight match.
The final proved to be a close affair also with Ryan taking a 2 – 0 lead before being pegged back to 2-2. However, he showed his class in the decider with some excellent safety play to win 3-2 and make up for the disappointment of losing the 1st Intermediate final.
Tournament Director Don O’Donoghue paid tribute to James Hussey of the Crucible club for his help running the tournament and for presenting the tables in excellent condition.