Jason Power Crowned 2009 All Ireland Open 9Ball Champion


A young man from Co. Waterford called Jason Power produced a dazzling display at the weekend past (Saturday 25th July) to write himself into the history books on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour becoming the youngest poolplayer in the seven year history of the All Ireland Open 9Ball Championships to be crowned champion at the age of 19 years-old.

Not only does Jason make history by coming the youngest player to be crowned All Ireland Open 9Ball Champion but the Co. Waterford cueist has also been inducted into Ireland’s Hall Of Fame on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour, going alongside some fantastic champions on the roll of honours list that has secured the All Ireland title down through the years.

Jason who was playing in his first ever official ranking tournament on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour at the weekend past stormed through a qualify field of players to be crowned champion overcoming the challenge from top Irish poolplayers enroute to the final he played the 2006 past champion Sam Gibson (Antrim) who he defeated in the last-16 on a 9-8 score-line with his other victories coming against Mark Hall (Fermanagh, last-32, 9-1), Sam Gibson (Antrim, last-16, 9-8), Paul Canavan (Antrim, ¼-finals, 9-8), Coilean Massey (Antrim, semi-finals, 9-2).

In the final itself he put in an awesome performance against highly ranked player Manny Byrne (Down) in the final getting over the winning line once again on a last rack decider to be crowned 2009 All Ireland Open 9Ball Pool Champion.

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