ALL IRELAND 10-BALL CHAMPION ——– Paddy McLoughlin (Co.Down)

Paddy McLoughlin (Down) put on a fabulous display to be crowned 2012 All Ireland Open 10-Ball Champion on Sunday past (19th February) in the beautiful Belfry playing venue Sligo with the Co.Down cueist adding another prestigious title to his fantastic CV………….

Paddy also goes straight into number one on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour official rankings for 2012 with ranking points rewarded from tournaments throughout the year involving all cue-sport categories of American 8-Ball, 9-Ball and 10-Ball events……….

It is also great to see one of Ireland’s top 8-ball players Barry Hough (Mayo) making regular appearances by playing in events organised by Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour with the Co. Mayo player starting to leave his mark on the tour by reaching the semi-finals of the All Ireland 9-Ball Championships back in July 2011 and now reaching the final of the 2012 All Ireland Open 10-Ball Championships on the weekend past only to be defeated by the inform Paddy McLoughlin on a 10-5 score-line……….

Paddy wasn’t producing his top form in recent tour events over the last few years when the new handicap system was introduced on the tour which made it very difficult for the Co. Down cueist but after the weekends performance in the 2012 All Ireland Open 10-Ball Championships all players should watch out because the “GINGER MAGICIAN” is back better than ever…………

NEXT RANKING EVENT:
The next official ranking tournament organised by Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour will take place on Saturday 24th March played at Hustlers American Pool Club Belfast when the 2012 Ulster Open 9-Ball Pool Championships takes centre stage with Stephen Johnson (Lisburn) being the current champion when he defeated young Jordan Gorman (Belfast) in the final 12 months ago………for all entries and further information contact 07917887147 ………
Listed below are results from the last-16 onwards where the ranking points are rewarded at each ranking tour event.

LAST-16:
Coilean Massey 9-3 Daryl Beattie
Ronnie Boyle 9-6 Mickey Earley
Paddy McLoughlin 9-7 Carl Martin
Sean Judge 9-6 Shaun Ingram
Stephen Johnson 9-7 Brian Heraghty
Mark Mcdonald 9-4 Gareth Deegan
Paul Corrigan 9-4 Eddie Gahan
Barry Hough 9-5 Stephen Hope
NOTE: losers receive 1 ranking point

¼-FINALS:
Coilean Massey 9-6 Ronnie Boyle
Paddy McLoughlin 9-7 Sean Judge
Mark McDonald 9-5 Stephen Johnson
Barry Hough 9-5 Paul Corrigan
NOTE: losers receive 3 ranking points

SEMI-FINALS:
Paddy McLoughlin 9-2 Coilean Massey
Barry Hough 9-8 Mark McDonald
NOTE: losers receive 5 ranking points

FINAL:
Paddy McLoghlin (Down) 10-5 Barry Hough (Mayo)
NOTE: winner 12 ranking points —— runner-up 8 ranking points

PHOTO:
Westley McGowan representing the Belfry venue Sligo (tournament sponsors) presents Paddy McLoughlin (Down) with his prizes for being crowned 2012 All Ireland Open 10-Ball Pool Champion………

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