Irish Snooker

CrossGuns Junior Series Event 5 on Saturday

The fifth meeting in the CrossGuns Junior Series will take place this Saturday, January 9th in Dublin.

CJS Event 4CrossGuns Snooker Club owner Fin Ruane began the initiative back in September of 2015, with the promise of staging a single day of dedicated competition for Under-19 and Under-14s alike each month until May.

At that point, the CrossGuns Junior Player of the Year and The Billiard Co. Player of the Year awards will be presented in the respective age categories.

Andrei Blondu and John Joyce lead the rankings so far and will be hoping to extend their advantages this weekend.

Blondu has also proved to be the heaviest scorer and his run of 83 from Event 1 has put him in pole position to land the SnookerHQ High Break Trophy.

Ruane’s goal is quite simple; to provide the teenagers with as much playing time as possible as they continue their development in the sport.

It doesn’t really matter what level you play to, so if you or someone you know has an interest in competing, improving or just having some fun on the baize, then you really should take part because you’ll be treated very well at the club in Phibsboro.

Entry is just €10 while free practice is available throughout the day when tables are available.

Play starts at 12pm, giving players from around the country the opportunity to travel to Dublin without having to get up at the crack of dawn.

To register, contact CrossGuns at: info@crossgunssnookerclub.com or 00353868196760.

You can also visit the Facebook event page here.

Click here for the rankings after Event 4.

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.