Noel Landers from Youghal CYMS in Cork won the first RIBSA Under 21 Snooker Ranking event of the season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Sunday the 9th of September.
In the final Noel beat Aaron Hill from the Crucible SC in Cork 3 frames to nil in a superb display to go No.1 in the U-21 rankings for the U-21 Europeans in Israel in 2019.
In the semi-final Noel beat Ross Bulman 3-2 in a fantastic match while Aaron Hill beat Mark Gleeson in the other semi-final. The High Break went to young Ryan McGuirk with a 75 break.
RIBSA would like to thank Referee Conor Doyle, TD Ger Murray and the Ivy Room SC for hosting the successful event. Finally RIBSA would like to thank all the players on making it a great event.
Aaron Hill 3 v 0 Keilum Reid
Mark Gleeson 3 v 0 Noel Gleeson
Ryan McGuirk 0 v 3 Ross Bulman
Ronan Whyte 2 v 3 Noel Landers
Aaron Hill 3 v 0 Mark Gleeson
Ross Bulman 2 v 3 Noel Landers
Aaron Hill 0 v 3 Noel Landers ]
High Break: Ryan McGuirk 75
- Full Qualification System for EBSA U-21 Championships
The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have announced qualification for the 2019 EBSA European Under 21 Championships which will be held in Israel in 2019.
RIBSA will hold three International EBSA Ranking tournaments. These events are open to all the underage players and if any player loses their first match on the day they can play in a plate event on the same day.
The EBSA International events will be the best of 5 frames including the final and the Plate event will be the best of 3 frames including the final.
- Entry Details
You must text your entry to RIBSA on 085 2428701. This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and name of the event you wish to enter
- Closing Dates
The closing date for entries will be the Friday before each event @1pm and the draw will be then published on the ribsa web site at 3pm.
- Entry Fee
The entry fee will be €10.00 plus Reg. This can be paid on the day. Trophies will be awarded to the plate winner and runner up of the three events and a prize fund will be awarded for the International events.
- Tournament Director
This structure will be organised by our National Coach PJ Nolan who will be the Tournament Director. This Qualification will run from September to December to qualify players for the EBSA Championships in Israel in early 2019.
- All juniors can qualify
All juniors have an extra chance to qualify for the EBSA events through the Senior Rankings as RIBSA will give the highest ranked junior on the senior ranking a qualifying spot at the closing date.
This is to encourage more juniors to compete in our senior events.
- Qualifying for EBSA U-21 Championships
Number 1 & 2 on Under 21 International Rankings
Highest U-21 on Senior Rankings – at closing date
Additional players from U-21 International Rankings