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11th Annual All Ireland Open 9-Ball Championships

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Date: Monday, July 29 2013 @ 22:50:51 UTC
Topic: Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour



All Ireland Open 9-Ball Pool Championships 2013
Donaldson’s Snooker & Pool Club
Old Henry Street
Enniskillen
County Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
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Sunday 28 July 2013


Professional Snooker Player Stephen Lee

STEPHEN LEE Crowned All Ireland 9-Ball Champion 2013

World Professional Snooker Player Stephen Lee became the 11th winner of the biggest and most prestigious 9-Ball Tournament in Ireland when this brilliant cue-sport player was crowned 2013 All Ireland Open 9-Ball Champion on Saturday past (27th July 2013).

Stephen became the third overseas player to be crowned All Ireland Open 9-Ball Champion going alongside great players Kevin Smith (England, 2003 champion) and Pat Holtz (Scotland, 2005 champion) in the 11th year history of this prestigious event

Stephen was a worthy champion playing some brilliant attacking pool throughout the tournament overcoming the challenges round by round on route to victory with one of his matches coming from 6-1 behind in the ¼-finals against Daryl Beattie to record a 10-8 victory.

Stephen was a worthy champion claiming the winners cheque (there was money added to 11th annual event) plus the perpetual crystal trophy and the beautiful set of crystal glasses for his efforts with this great cue-sport player also being inducted into Ireland’s 9-Ball Hall Of Fame.



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THANKS:
All in all another fantastic All Ireland 9-Ball Championships played at Donaldson’s Snooker & Pool Club Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh and the organisers would like to take this opportunity by thanking Paul Donaldson and his hard working and friendly staff for providing a superb playing venue for these 11th annual 9-Ball Pool Championships plus becoming the official sponsor of Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour for 2013.







All Ireland Open 9-Ball Pool Championships
Past Champions
2003: Kevin Smith (England)
2004: John Wims (Kildare)
2005: Pat Holtz (Scotland)
2006: Sam Gibson (Antrim)
2007: Paddy McLoughlin (Down)
2008: Declan Hughes (Armagh)
2009: Jason Power (waterford)
2010: Paddy McLoughlin (Down)
2011: Coilean Massey (Antrim)
2012: Mark McDonald (Antrim)
2013: Stephen Lee (England)


HIGHLIGHTS:
Some of the main highlights from the last-32 matches seen twice All Ireland Open 9-Ball Champion Paddy McLoughlin (Down) defeat the 2013 World Junior 8-Ball Pool Champion Carl Martin (Tyrone) on a 10-8 score-line.

Sean Hoey the 2012 Irish 8-Ball Pool Champion made a welcoming return to this prestigious event with a 10-9 victory over Eddie Gahan (Dublin) securing victory with a last rack decider.

Stevie Warnock (Ballygawley) playing in his first All Ireland Open 9-Ball Pool Championships was another player who recorded a 10-9 victory coming from 9-6 behind to defeat Wayne Jess (Bandbridge) in his last-32 fixture.

Trevor McConnell (Meath) who has returned to Ireland’s American 8 & 9Ball Pool Tour after afew years away from the game made a winning return with a superb 10-6 victory over a former tour winner Gareth Deegan (Dublin).

Another player who competed in the All Ireland Open 9-Ball Championships after afew years away from the 9-Ball game was Damien Corrigan (Tyrone) who returned in style recording a fabulous 10-4 victory over Paul Tierney (Meath) in his last-32 match and carried his fine form with him round by round to reach the final which included a brilliant 10-9 victory over twice winner Paddy McLoughlin in the ¼-finals.



All Ireland Open 9-Ball Pool Championships
The Last 16
Paul Corrigan 10-9 Michael McDonald
Ronnie Boyle 10-5 Stevie Warnock
Stephen Lee 10-6 Trevor McConnell
Daryl Beattie 10-4 Sean Hoey
Damien Corrigan 10-6 Niall Sweeney
Paddy Mcloughlin 10-7 Nathan Todd
Chris Beattie 10-6 Stephen Bennett
David McClements 10-Joe McKeever


All Ireland Open 9-Ball Pool Championships
The Last 16
Ronnie Boyle 10-4 Paul Corrigan
Stephen Lee 10-8 Daryl Beattie
Damien Corrigan 10-9 Paddy Mcloughlin
David McClemments 10-7 Chris Beattie


All Ireland Open 9-Ball Pool Championships
The Last 16
Stephen Lee 10-3 Ronnie Boyle
Damien Corrigan 10-5 David McClemments


All Ireland Open 9-Ball Pool Championships
The Last 16
Stephen Lee 10-6 Damien Corrigan


NEXT RANKING TOURNAMENT: ------ Event 5

Ireland’s American 8 & 9Ball Pool Tour will hold EVENT 5 9-Ball Ranking Tournament on Saturday 24th August in Donaldson’s Snooker Club Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh………………for further details and entries contact 07563083572



















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