The DBSL would like to congratulate Daniel “The Machine” Merrigan on winning the second DBSL series handicap event held today in the Pioneers Snooker Club.
Daniel got off to a flying start to the day with a break of 57 in his first frame, taking down both Stephen Byrne Snr 2-0 in his round one match, and Tony O’Connor 2-0 in his last 16 match.
In the quarter final he faced an in form Niall Lawless but quickly disposed of him 2-0 before moving on to the semi final where he faced a tough opponent in Mark Dunne of Pioneers Pink. The match was tight and a decider was forced but the Machine prevailed again with a 2-1 win and booking himself a place in the final against the mighty Wolf of the Pioneers, Ivor Fitzpatrick.
Ivor himself had a great run to the final beating George O’Hara 2-0, (a match worthy of a final), in his first round match, then taking down Peter Conroy 2-1 in his last 16 match. He went on to beat Daniel McNamee 2-1 in the quarter final and Shane Merrigan 2-1 in the Semi Final.
The final took place live on Table 4 with Daniel taking the first frame to go 1-0 before Ivor came back strong at him pushing the game into a well deserved decider that everyone wanted to see. Daniel punched first in the decider with a modest 21 break but continued on, maintaining control throughout the remainder of the decider, taking victory 2-1 over Ivor.
DBSL would also like to thank Tournament Director Niall Lawless and the Pioneer Club for their hospitality throughout the day. A special thanks to Mark Dunne for supplying the food for the event.
Full details of the event below.
Runner Up and Winner: Ivor Fitzpatrick and Daniel Merrigan
|+40||Ronan Deegan||0||v||2||Niall Lawless||+50|
|+10||Daniel Merrigan||2||v||0||Stephen Byrne Snr||+75|
|+67||Tony O'Connor||2||v||0||Diarmuid O'Connor||+22|
|+65||Stephen Corrigan||2||v||0||Conor Gaffney||+36|
|+15||Dane Daly||2||v||1||Alan Fitzpatrick||+55|
|+63||Mark Dunne||2||v||0||Martin Garland||+38|
|+15||Ivor Fitpatrick||2||v||0||George O'Hara||+05|
|+68||Ray Kearns||2||v||0||Fergal Hagen||+50|
|+63||Dehna Bennett||0||v||2||Daniel McNamee||+47|
|+45||Sean Hart||0||v||2||Shane Merrigan||+48|
|+73||Andrew Harvey||1||v||2||Kevin O'Brien||+33|
|+42||Joey Kenny||2||v||0||Pat Smullen||+67|
|+36||Conor Harkin||0||v||2||Niall Lawless||+50|
|+10||Daniel Merrigan||2||v||0||Tony O'Connor||+67|
|+65||Stephen Corrigan||0||v||2||Dane Daly||+15|
|+40||Brian O'Rourke||0||v||2||Mark Dunne||+63|
|+57||Peter Conroy||1||v||2||Ivor Fitpatrick||+15|
|+68||Ray Kearns||0||v||2||Daniel McNamee||+47|
|+48||Shane Merrigan||2||v||1||Kevin O'Brien||+33|
|+73||Daniel Brcko||2||v||1||Joey Kenny||+42|
|+50||Niall Lawless||0||v||2||Daniel Merrigan||+10|
|+15||Dane Daly||0||v||2||Mark Dunne||+63|
|+10||Ivor Fitpatrick||2||v||1||Daniel McNamee||+47|
|+48||Shane Merrigan||2||v||0||Daniel Brcko||+73|
|+10||Daniel Merrigan||2||v||1||Mark Dunne||+63|
|+15||Ivor Fitpatrick||2||v||1||Shane Merrigan||+48|
|+10||Daniel Merrigan||2||v||1||Ivor Fitzpatrick||+15|
Entrance Fee: 20 Euro entry fee includes table charges
Format: All matches are best of 3
Handicaps: DBSL handicaps used
Time: 09.30am start
Dress code: Trousers and polo neck shirt