Stephen Johnson wins ULSTER OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Last Saturday in Hustlers Pool Club Belfast seen the annual Ulster Open 9-Ball Pool Championships take centre stage with these annual Ulster Championships clashing with other major competitions both in Ireland and overseas on the same dates which included Ireland’s number one ranked player Paddy McLoughlin (Down) competing in the European Pool Championships in Luxembourg but over all that didn’t stop the quality of play that was produced throughout the tournament with Stephen Johnson (Antrim) retaining his title he won 12 months ago.

Stephen went into the tournament as the current Ulster Open 9-Ball Champion with the Co. Antrim cueist reproducing the form from 12 months ago against top players throughout the day to win back to back Ulster Open 9-Ball Titles in superb fashion which seen him record victories over Shaun Ingram, Paul Corrigan, Daryl Beattie and Tyrone’s Ronnie Boyle in the final on 10-5 score-line.

Congratulations to Stephen on another brilliant performance, winning another prestigious title on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour showing all his experience and skill that has won him many major titles over the years with all players having to raise there game if they want to compete with the Co. Antrim cueist in Ireland’s high profile 9-ball tournaments.

RESULTS FROM THE ¼-FINALS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

¼-FINALS:
Daryl Beattie 10-9 Mark McDonald
Stephen Johnson 10-6 Paul Corrigan
Ronnie Boyle 10-6 Gary Johnson
Sean Judge 10-9 Stephen Bennett

SEMI-FINALS:
Stephen Johnson 10-8 Daryl Beattie
Ronnie Boyle 10-5 Sean Judge

FINAL:
Stephen Johnson 10-5 Ronnie boyle

NEXT EVENT: ——-(Saturday 21st April 2012)
The next 9-ball ranking tournament organised by Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour will be the 2012 Connaught Open 9-Ball Championships played on Saturday 21st April 2011.

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