Former Professional player Michael Judge won the 2013 RIBSA Senior National Championship in style coming back from four nil down to win in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow on Saturday.
In the final the Dublin man beat Robert Redmond 8 frames to 5 in a unbelievable match to take the national title and qualify for the World Amateur Championships in Latvia next November.
Frame Scores: Judge first 52-61 (53), 0-61 (60), 49-64, 55-66, 70-15(54), 48-32, 86-1 (64), 80-0 (72), 67-29, 38-54, 65-32, 61-60,75-40.
Robert Redmond should also be proud of his performance this weekend with superb wins over Brendan O Donoghue and Robert Murphy. As the National Coach I believe Robert’s day will come soon but Michael Judge was on a different planet this weekend as he showed his skill and experience to lift the Irish Title.
Jim Leacy RIBSA Chairman and IBSF President presented Michael with his trophy and Perpetual Cup which is in memory of Jim’s Dad in front of the large attendance in Carlow.
The High Break prize went to Robert Redmond with a 119 Break in his semi final match.
A big thank you must go to Marion and the Staff at the Ivy Rooms for the great facilities for the Championship weekend.
In other events Masters European Team Champion Mark Tuite regained his Masters Irish Championship title by defeating Marty Hayden by six frames to one.
All the other Irish Championships results can be found over at www.ribsa.ie and we have a selection of photo’s below in the gallery.