The 3rd ladies ranking event took place in q’s on Saturday 6th December. Michelle & Katie French again met in the quarter-final. Michelle was too strong today for daughter Katie and comfortably won the match 3-0. Maria Murray played Ronda Sheldreck in a closely matched contest. Maria won the 1st and took the 2nd when ronda fouled on the final black. Ronda fought back to win a close 3rd frame and looked set to tie the match at 2-2 when she had a pot on the final black into the centre pocket, but the black went in and out of the pocket and the white followed on into the hole to give Maria a 3-0 victory.
Claire Mill took on Catherine Fitzsimons in the other half. Claire raced into a 2-0 lead before Catherine got into her stride; from 18 down in the 3rd she potted blue to black to force a re-spot, which she potted to win the frame. Catherine won the next frame comfortably to force a final frame playoff; Claire started the frame well to take an early lead, which she held onto to win the frame and match by 3-2. Claire then went on to face Michelle Sherwin. Michelle won the match 3-0, but the score did not reflect the match as they were 3 very closely fought frames which could have gone either way.
French and Sherwin met in their 2nd successive final. French had a great opportunity to win the 1st frame, but didn’t capitalise on it and Sherwin eventually won the frame on the pink. It was a close 2nd frame aswell but again Sherwin also won this won. In the 3rd frame Sherwin had 2 early breaks of 19 + 26 to take a healthy lead which she advanced on throughout the frame to win it comfortably and take the frame and the match by 3-0 to win her 3rd title of the season
The ladies would like to thank the management and staff at q’s for the use of their facilities. We would also like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. The next ladies tournament will take place in Fairview on Saturday 10th January