The Northern Ireland under 14 Snooker Championship was held in the 147 Snooker Club at the weekend, at which our own local talent played some fantastic snooker.
The 147 club’s two finest young players at the tender age of just 8 & 9 Lewis Clewer and Robbie McGuigan met in the semi-final, which Lewis won, playing some of his best snooker.The other semi-final was contested by Eamon Ferris and Daniel Nixon in which Daniel came out on top. First time entry, Daniel played Lewis in a very close final that Daniel won on two black ball fights.
Daniel Nixon 2 Vs Eamon Ferris 1
Well done Daniel !!
THE 2ND U16 TOURNAMENT WAS HELD IN THE QE1 SNOOKER CLUB ON SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY AND SOME GOOD SNOOKER WAS PLAYED WITH EAMON FERRIS THE CURRENT U14 CHAMPION HAVING A 72 BREAK (WELL DONE EAMON). CONNELL DOHERTY ALSO PLAYED WELL BEATING MATTHEW WYLIE AND MICHAEL KANE TO REACH HIS 2ND FINAL WERE HE MET LUKE MC AREAVEY FROM THE RAFTERS CLUB.
THE FINAL WAS A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH BOTH PLAYERS HAVING MANY CHANCES BUT CONNELL PREVAILED TO COME OUT ON TOP WINNING 3-0.
HE 4TH U14 RANKING IN THE 147 CLUB ANTRIM HAD A THRILL IN STORE FOR THE PLAYERS WHEN THEY GOT TO MEET MARK ALLEN WITH HIS CHAMPIONS TROPHY FROM CHINA.
I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MARK FOR MIXING WITH THE PLAYERS AND PRESENTING THE TROPHIES TO THE WINNER EAMON FERRIS WHO WON 2-1 AGAINST JASON O’HAGAN A VERY CLOSE FINAL.