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"EVENT 5" ------ Paul Tierney Crowned 9-Ball Champion

“EVENT 5” ------ Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour



Paul Tierney (Meath) played superb pool throughout the tournament on Saturday past (24th August) to be crowned champion of Ireland’s 9-Ball Ranking Tour Event 5 defeating top players on route to victory which included former number 1 ranked player Paddy McLoughlin (Down) in the Semi-Finals on a 9-8 score-line.



Paul progressed into the knockout stages from group one which was played in around robin format with the Co.Meath cueist overcoming the challenge from Peter Tierney, Mickey McDonald, Stevie Warnock.



In the ¼-finals Paul defeated Stephen Bennett (Mayo) on a 9-6 score-line and followed that up with another brilliant performance to defeat twice All Ireland 9-Ball Champion Paddy McLoughlin (Down) in the Semi-Finals 9-8 with the Co.Meath cueist getting over the winning line on a last rack decider.



In the final Paul kept his fine run of form going to record a fantastic victory over Niall Sweeney (Roscommon) with another last rack decider to be crowned Event 5 Champion with a brilliant 10-9 win.............NOTE: results from the ¼-finals where the ranking points are rewarded is listed below plus all ranking tour winners for 2013.



TOUR CHAMPIONS 2013:
EVENT 1 WINNER: Mark McDonald (Antrim)

ENENT 2 WINNER: Ben McMoran (Tyrone)

EVENT 3 WINNER: Ronnie Boyle (Tyrone)

EVENT 4 WINNER: Stephen Lee (England)

EVENT 5 WINNER: Paul Tierney (Navan)

EVENT 6 WINNER:

EVENT 7 WINNER:



NEXT RANKING TOURNAMENT: ------ Event 6
The next Irish 9-Ball Ranking Tournament (EVENT 6) organised by Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour will take place on Saturday 28th September played in the superb Donaldson’s Snooker & Pool Club Venue, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh.



¼-FINALS:
Paul Tierney 9-6 Stephen Bennett
Paddy McLoughlin 9-7 Nathan Todd
Sean Judge 9-3 Mickey McDonald
Niall Sweeney 9-7 Daryl Beattie



SEMI-FINALS:
Paul Tierney 9-8 Paddy McLoughlin
Niall Sweeney 9-8 Sean Judge



FINAL:
Paul Tierney 10-9 Niall Sweeney
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