Official Fergal O'Brien Website
Northern Ireland Trophy 2008
The first ranking event of the season took place in Belfast on 24th-31st August.
Last season I had a great run to the final
and I was hoping to do well this year again.
But Unfortunately I lost 5-3 to Michael Holt in the first round for me (last 48).
The first match of the season can be a tight scrappy affair and this was no exception.
I was never ahead in the match but after I got a snooker and won the sixth frame on the black
I felt like I had some momentum behind me but I broke down on 34 in the next
and ended up losing that frame on the yellow.
In the next frame I had a chance when 60
but missed on 17 and Michael did enough to win.
It was disappointing to lose but I felt the benefits of having a match
and learnt a lot for the rest of the season.