Following Philip O Connor’s victory in the 2016 Republic of Ireland National Club Singles Championship in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club on Sunday the 4th of September. His club Darcy McGees Spawell Snooker Club were presented with a framed certificate to mark his memorable win. RIBSA Chairman Jim Leacy, RIBSA President Eamon Kearns and RIBSA Referee
RIBSA have informed all Tournament Directors to apply RIBSA rules strictly for all future events regarding match times this season. Any player not at the Control Desk at the time appointed for the match will forfeit one frame for being 15 minutes late or part thereof and one frame every five minutes thereafter.
Colm Gilcreest won the first RIBSA Masters Ranking event of the season, sponsored by Bonnar Engineering on Sunday the 25th of September in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow. In the final Colm beat John Torpey from St Johns Limerick 3 frames to 1 in a great final. The high break was won by Dylan
The Republic Of Ireland Billiards Association would like to again thanks the sponsors of the six Perpetual Cups for all the RIBSA Senior Ranking Series this season and for supporting the Senior events. Event 1 – The Barracks Carlow – The Classic Cup Event 2 – The Hickson Centra Carlow – The Irish Open Cup Event
The Republic Of Ireland Billiards Association would like to again thanks the sponsors of the six Perpetual Cups for all the RIBSA Masters Series this season. RIBSA would like to thank each sponsor of Anthony & Pat Bonnar (Bonnar Engineering Cup), The Roadstone Club Committiee ( Roadstone Cup), Jim & Marian Leacy (Ivy Rooms Classic Cup),
The first tournament of the Senior Billiards series was played at The Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Sunday, 18th of September 2016, the format being best of three games of 150up. Eugene Hughes (Baltinglass) opened his season in emphatic style, taking successive victories over the No3, No2 and No1 players in the current rankings.
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Irish Professional Sports Coach Liam Moggan from Coaching Ireland will join our RIBSA National Coach PJ Nolan in holding a two day RIBSA level 1 Coaching Ireland Education Course in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Saturday and Sunday the 8th and 9th of October. This two day training course is for ONLY for RIBSA
Noel Gleeson from the New Institute in Nenagh won the first RIBSA U-14 Snooker Ranking Tournament of the season in the Newbridge CYMS in Newbridge on Sunday the 11th of September. In the final Noel beat Ryan McGuirk from Navan 3 frames to nil and RIBSA would like to thank Tournament Director Declan Quinn and
The first of three training camps with our National Coach PJ Nolan was held on Monday the 12th of September in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow from 11am-4pm for our Irish players who will compete in the 2016 IBSF World Snooker Championships in Doha, Qatar. 2016 National Masters Champions Tom O Driscoll and the 2016 National Men’s