By Fin Ruane
Earlier this month the fifth event in this season’s CrossGuns Junior Series, sponsored by SnookerHQ and The Billiard Co., took place at CrossGuns Snooker Club in Dublin.
A good entry saw Jack Sheridan win the Under-14 tournament and Andrei Blondu from Terry Rodgers SC claim the Under-19 event.
Some new faces made their debut in the snooker series at Event 5 but Blondu’s victory further increased his lead at the top of the U-19 rankings.
John Joyce, meanwhile, stays in front in the U-14s despite losing in the final to Sheridan.
Ten year-old Aaron Smith from Navan once again enjoyed a good run by reaching the semi-finals in the U-14s and last eight in the U-19s, and surely his first tournament win is not far away.
Match of the day was the U-19 quarter-final tie between Blondu and Dan Merrigan.
At 1-1, a missed brown off the spot cost Merrigan a win over the runaway leader in the CrossGuns Junior Player of the Year ranking list.
That proved to be the only frame Blondu lost on the day and he also complied the day’s high break of 80.
Blondu still leads the way for the SnookerHQ High Break award with his run of 83 break from Event 1.
Once again I would like to thank all the players, their friends and parents for supporting the event and I look forward to seeing you all again at Event 6 on Saturday, February 6th.
Dates: (Entry: €10 for each event)
Event 1 Saturday Sept 5th Event 2 Saturday Oct 3rd Event 3 Saturday Nov 14th Event 4 Sunday Dec 6th Event 5 Saturday Jan 9th
Event 6 Saturday Feb 6th
Event 7 Saturday Mar 5th
Event 8 Saturday Apr 2nd
Event 9 Saturday May 14th
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