RIBSA have announced the players who have qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association in the 2016 European 6red Championships, Masters Singles Championship, Ladies Singles Championship plus the Men’s, Masters and Ladies Team championships.
The European Championships will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania from the 31st May to the 11th of June.
National Coach PJ Nolan will travel with the team and guide them in Lithuania. He will hold three training days to prepare the players on Wednesday the 20th of April, Friday the 29th of April and Wednesday the 11th of May in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow from 11am – 4pm.
2016 European 6 Red Championships
Players : 1. Rodney Goggins, 2. Brendan O Donoghue and 3. Ryan Cronin
2016 European Team Championships
Mens Teams : 1. Robert Murphy & Michael Judge ( Defending Champions) 2. Jason Devaney & Rodney Goggins. 3. Brendan O Donoghue & Ryan Cronin
Masters Teams : 1. Nigel Power & Peter Donegan. 2. John Torpey & Brendan Thomas. 3. James Bateman & Frank Sarsfield
Ladies Teams: 1. Michelle Sherwin & Claire Mill, 2. Paula Judge & Annette Pearson. 3 Ronda Sheldreck & Sandra McCann
2016 European Masters Singles Championship
Masters Players : 1. Michael Judge, 2. Nigel Power, 3. Peter Donegan, 4. John Torpey. 5. Brendan Thomas. 6. James Bateman. 7 Frank Sarsfield.
2016 European Ladies Singles Championship
Ladies Players : 1. Michelle Sherwin, 2. Claire Mill, 3. Paula Judge. 4. Annette Pearson. 5 Ronda Sheldreck. 6 Sandra McCann
The Schedule of the Championships:
31st May – 3rd June 6reds Championship – Start Tuesday 31st May at 09:30.
3rd June, Official Opening Ceremony, Vilnius City Hall at 19:00
4th June – Start of the 3 Team Championships (ladies, masters, men) at 09:30
4th June – Start of the individual Masters and Ladies championships at 16:00
8th June – EBSA Annual General Meeting at Panorama Hotel at 18:30
10thJune – Finals of Individual Masters and ladies Championships at 18:00
11th June – Finals of the Team Championships at 16:00
PANORAMA Hotel, Sodu Street 14, 3211 Vilnius, Lithuania.
Upon arriving at the airport, everyone will be met by a Lithuanian Association representative who will direct participants to the local train, to travel from the airport to the city every 30 minutes between 0600-21:30. The cost of a ticket is €0.72c. The Panorama Hotel is located opposite the station. Further information is available at http://www.litrail.lt/en
Alternatively, and outside of the times above, taxi transport will be available with the Lithuanian Association preferred taxi partner. This information will be provided by the Lithuanian Association representative on arrival at the airport. Prices by taxi vary, although the average cost €15.
Venue with 16 tables will be located at Compensa Arena, Lvovo Street 25, 09320, Vilnius.Transport will be provided every hour between the hotel and the venue.
Practice facilities will be available at 2 local clubs in the City. Practice will be free of charge from 09:00-1400. After 14:00 practice will be chargeable.
Each championship will require an entry fee of €60 per player (€120 per team). All entry fees will be paid as prize money in each championship, as per the EBSA Tournament Conditions.
RIBSA would like to wish all the players good luck in the Championships !!!!!!!