Friday, September 18

Morris Wins Senior Event 2 – Centra Open

Davy Morris from the Kilkenny Shed was in fantastic form when he won the second RIBSA senior snooker ranking event of the season ” The Hickson’s Centra Open” on Tuesday the 24th of October in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow.

In the final the former professional snooker player from Kilkenny beat Greg Casey from Crucible SC in Cork 4 frames to 1 in a superb high quality final. RIBSA would like to congratulate Davy on his fantastic victory and Greg on reaching the final.

RIBSA would like to thank everyone who attended the semi final and final on the night, the players for putting a marvellous show, Marian and her staff at the Ivy Rooms, Referees Shane Mason, Conor Doyle and Stephen Bateman for making it a top class night of great snooker.

This event was played down to the semi-finals on Saturday the 21st October in the Ivy Rooms Carlow. There were 61 entries with play starting at 10am. Early on Michael Judge, TJ Dowling, Davy Morris and Brendan O’Donoghue showed good form with Brendan putting together a fantastic 126 to lead the High Break standings but this was equalled by Davy Morris in his semi final.

  • In the Semi Finals

In the semi-finals Davy Morris from Kilkenny beat TJ Dowling from Terry Rogers SC 4 Dublin frames to nil which included a break of 126 to equal the tournament high break along with Brendan O Donoghue. In the other semi-final Greg Casey from the Crucible SC in Cork beat Robert Murphy from the Q Club Wicklow 4 frames to 1.

  • Q-Finals

In the Q-finals Robert Murphy overcame his club mate Michael Judge on a 3 – 2 score line, Davy Morris accounted for Rodney Goggins by 3 frames to 1, TJ Dowling beat Philip Browne also by 3 to 1 and in the last Quarter Greg Casey had a 3 -2 win over the up and coming Noel Landers.

  • 11th November – Event 3 – Enter Now

RIBSA look forward to seeing everyone again at the third RIBSA ranking event on the 11th of November in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow. You can now text your entry to RIBSA on 085 2428701. This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and name of the event.

  • Thank You

RIBSA would like to thank Marian and her staff at the Ivy Rooms for looking after everyone so well. TD’s Shane Corr and referee Paddy Hanafin officiated in the morning session with Ger Murray and Tony Thorpe taking the evening session on Saturday the 21st of October.

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