EVEN at this early stage, Youghal CYMS 'A' have virtually booked their place in the League semi finals with yet another awesome league display, making it nine wins out of nine and a whopping 22 points hauled in so far in a perfect start to the 2011/2012 campaign.
Also unbeaten so far are the Crucible and when both Youghal and the Crucible meet next week it will be a cracking affair. The league looks like it is between these two sides, but last year when the Crucible were the favourites going into the final against Shooters, they didn't perform anywhere near their potential and Shooters punished them severely for that, so any slip up and there are players in other sides which will capitalise on their chances if they are given to them.
What is really interesting now is who outside of Youghal and the Crucible will fill the other two semi final slots. Youghal CYMS 'B' are playing great stuff this year and will push the AOH and Douglas 'A' all the way. There were wins this week for Youghal CYMS 'A' who beat Douglas 'B', THE Crucible who beat Youghal CYMS ''B and Douglas 'A' who beat Youghal CYMS 'C'.
It was a sensational weekend for Cork Snooker at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow last Saturday and Sunday, where Lloyd Myers of the AOH won the third RIBSA Intermediate Ranking Billiards event of the season. Myers is now at the top of the rankings with Liam Byrne after beating James Bateman by 400 points to 316 points in a very exciting final. The final round in Billiards will be the National Intermediate Billiards Championships. Douglas 'A' player and Chairman of the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association Derek O'Neill won the plate final in Billiards too.
In the RIBSA Under 19 event number two, the Crucibles top two players David Cassidy and Ryan Cronin were again in the final. Last time Cronin came out on top, but this time Cassidy was victorious. Cassidy and Cronin are joint top in the RIBSA National ranking at under 19 and Cassidy again made it to the final of the RIBSA Under 21 Ranking event number two, but lost out to Josh Boileau by three frames to one frame, but the second place position for David Cassidy puts him on top of the RIBSA National under 21 rankings.
Congratulations to all the Rebel cue-men who are taking the national game by storm.
Cork Billiards and Snooker Association results Week 9
Crucible 8 – 1 Youghal CYMS 'B'
Greg Casey 3 – 0 Stephen Kelly
Ryan Cronin 3 - 0 Ian Hennessy
David Cassidy 2 – 1 Chris Lyons
Youghal CYMS 'A' 8 – 2 Douglas 'B'
Brendan Cooney 2 – 0 Ken Smyth
Aaron Tobin 2 – 1 Ed. Finn
Christopher Cooney 1 – 1 Paul Forde
Ger Kelly 3 – 0 Tony Murphy
Youghal CYMS 'C' 6 - 8 Douglas 'A'
Eric Hassan 2 – 1 Karl Busteed
Ken Wight 3 – 0 Gerry O’Sullivan
Lee Walsh 1 – 2 Derek O’Neill
Reece Roche 0 – 3 F. Wallace
Ed. Hickey 0 – 2 Tony Murphy
Cork Billiards and Snooker Association League Table
Played Won Lost Points
Youghal CYMS 'A' 9 9 0 22
Crucible 6 6 0 14
Youghal CYMS 'B' 9 4 5 10
Douglas 'A' 7 3 4 8
AOH 8 3 5 7
Youghal CYMS 'C' 7 1 6 3
Douglas 'B' 6 0 6 0
Home win = 2 points
Away win = 3 points
The Cork County Under 16 Snooker Championship will be hosted by Youghal CYMS on Sunday December 4th at 11am.
A RIBSA Regional Intermediate Snooker Ranking Competition will be held in the Crucible snooker club on Saturday 3rd December.
Any player not registered with RIBSA can register for this one tournament for €10.
Entry Fee is €20. Under 19s can enter for €10.
Entries to the Crucible S.C. at 021 4397798 or to Jimmy Hussey at 0872223025. Entries accepted up to 11.30am on the day. Draw at 11.30am All rounds including the final are best of five frames.
Excluded from taking part are: Any player from the top 20 in last season's senior rankings.
Former Irish senior champions, senior internationals and WPBSA players are ineligible for 10 years.
The 2012 Munster Club Championships will take place on the last weekend in January with 24 teams expected to take part again this year down in the Gleneagle Hotel. As usual the organisers will be holding a meeting on the 5th of December in the Wagon Tavern Pub in Fermoy at 8pm to finalise the details of the event.
Connie O'Sullivan has asked that any clubs taking part in the event contact him before the meeting to give him details of how many teams they will have representing them. This is to give us an indication of how many teams we will have before the meeting to insure that if everything is right that we can make the draw for the championships on the night.
Please make sure that if a representative from your club can't make it to meeting to contact Connie beforehand to let him know. As usual if any players in the Munster region are looking to switch clubs without having to sit out a year they will also need to be represented at that meeting in order to appeal their case to the organisers on the night.