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STAR OF THE FUTURE: ------ N.Ireland Open Under-12 Pool Championships

Today Sunday 16th December seen the first ever N.Ireland Open “UNDER-12” 8-Ball Pool Championship take place at Q-Sports Academy Sports Club Fintona with 12 young future stars turning up to compete in this fantastic Star Of The Future tournament.


The tournament was played in a round robin format with all players divided into two groups of six with the top two players from each group qualifying into the semi-finals.


The two Devine Brothers Daniel and Ryan from Tyrone topped both groups with some brilliant performances with Frank Mallon (Armagh) and Shane Prior (Cavan) taking the runner-up spots by also playing great pool throughout the group format.


The semi-finals seen fantastic displays coming from Daniel Devine who defeated a brilliant young player Frank Mallon from Co.Armagh on a 3-2 score-line with another superb performance coming from Shane Prior (Co.Cavan) who defeated Ryan Devine (Tyrone) 3-1.


The final produced a fabulous match between two young Star Of The Future players Daniel Devine (Tyrone) and Shane Prior (Cavan) with both players giving it all with the match going right down to the very last game to decide the result but it was young Shane Prior from Co.Cavan who potted the last black ball to be crowned the first N.Ireland Open “UNDER-12” 8-Ball Pool Champion.


SEMI-FINALS:
Shane Prior (Cavan) 3-1 Ryan Devine (Tyrone)
Daniel Devine (Tyrone) 3-2 Frank Mallon (Armagh)


FINAL:
Shane Prior 3-2 Daniel Devine


PHOTO:
Shane Prior (Cavan) 2012 N.Ireland Open “UNDER-12” 8-Ball Pool Champion.
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