Snooker & Billiards Ireland have just announced the details of the 2021 Irish Amateur Snooker Championships. This year the championship will be played in four qualifiers in the four regions in Dublin, Leinster, Munster and Connacht to qualify 16 players for the final stages.
This championship is open to all ages, genders and abilities to find the 2021 National Amateur Champion who will follow in the footsteps of the legends from our sport.
Please Note: *****
SBI announced earlier this month that Darcy McGees Snooker Club was unable to host the Dublin qualifier. Roadstone SC in Dublin had stepped in and hold the Qualifier. SBI were then contacted by many members about entering the event but feared a long day if many entered.
SBI have agreed with the Pioneers SC and Roadstone SC in Dublin that the top half of the draw will now be held in Roadstone SC and the bottom half in the Pioneers SC.
SBI would also like to thank Roadstone SC and Pioneers SC for allowing the event to be held in their clubs and with 4 tables in each club the event will run smoother on the day. Roadstone SC want to remind everyone that their complex will be closed on the day but snooker club access will be available on the day for players and officials.
Four Qualifying Dates & Venues
- 4th December – Dublin – Roadstone SC & Pioneers SC ***** new venues
- 5th December – Leinster – Celbridge SC
- 11th December – Munster – Nenagh SC
- 12th December – Connacht – Hot Shots SC
4 Players qualify in each region for the last 16 stage in the new SBI HQ on the 18th of December.
Members can ONLY enter one of the qualifiers and entry is done through the online SBI system. If anyone is unable to enter online they can text their entry to 085 2428701. 1. Your Name, 2. Your Club, 3. Date of Birth, 4. Confirm fully Vaccinated, 5. Name of the Region you want to enter. (Without all information, you will not be entered in the event).
Members can enter any of the four regions to qualify for the final stages of the Irish Amateur Snooker Championships which will be played in the new SBI HQ in Carlow on the 18th & 19th of December.
SBI Statement – Fully Vaccinated
On behalf of Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI). At present in relation to all SBI tournaments and SBI events every player and official must be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 with no exception.
SBI also announced that a €1,800.00 prize fund will be up for grabs for this year’s National Amateur Snooker Championships.
- Winner €750.00
- R-Up €350.00
- Semi Finalists 2 x €150
- Q-Finalists 4 x €75
- High Break €100
Guaranteed Total Prize Fund €1,800
It promises to be an exciting finale to 2021 after COVID-19 put a halt to our sport over 20 months ago. The Defending Champion is Davy Morris as there was no event held in 2020.
The closing date for each championship qualifier will 1pm on the Friday before the event. The Draw will be then done automatically on the system with match times and displayed on the web site.
The cost of entry will be the following:
- €32.00 for 21 and over
- €15.00 for players under 21
- €5 for players under 16
Only SBI members can enter and play in SBI tournaments but one-day registration is available at €7.00 if you are not already a SBI member.
All qualifying matches are the best of 5 frames in the four qualifiers in the regions. Each region will be played down to the S-finals stages in each qualifier to qualify 16 players.
The schedule for the Championship last 16 to the National final is below for the finals Weekend in the SBI HQ in Carlow on the 18th – 19th of December.
- Last 16 – Best of 7 – Saturday 10am
- Q-Final – Best of 7 – Saturday 2pm
- Semi Final – Best of 9 – Saturday 6pm
- Final – Best of 11 – Sunday 11am
- + National Billiard Final @ 10am
All presentations of all the SBI National Championships will be made on the 19th of December. All winners will be presented with their perpetual cup and trophies and have an official photoshoot. Everyone will be emailed with a time to be in Carlow.
The dress code for SBI National Championship Qualifiers and the final stages is full dress:
- Dark Shoes (no runners)
- Dark one coloured trousers (no jeans)
- One coloured shirt buttoned at the wrist and waistcoat.
- Waistcoats must be worn for all matches.
- National Waistcoats are not permissible
- Bowties are also required for the SBI Championships weekend for all matches.
More Information email SBI email@example.com
Anyone having issues with registration or Entry CLICK HERE and complete all required information
Snooker & Billiards Ireland would like to thank Roadstone SC & Pioneers SC, Celbridge SC, Nenagh SC and Hot Shots SC for hosting the qualifiers and it promises to be an exciting time to find the 16 Qualifiers in our quest to find the 2021 Champion.