Snooker & Billiards Ireland would like to Congratulate the 16 players who have qualified for the Irish Snooker Championships in the new SBI HQ Academy of Excellence in Carlow next weekend.
The 16 qualifiers were:
- Dublin: Philip Browne, Diarmuid O Connor, Colm Gilcreest and Brendan Murphy
- Leinster: David Morris, Jonathan Williams, John Sutton and Adrian Morrissey
- Munster: Mark Tuite, Frank Sarsfield, Brendan O Donoghue and Greg Casey
- Connacht: Matthew Bidwell, John O Sullivan, John Farrell and Jason Devaney
The seeds for the draw tomorrow will be: 1. Brendan O Donoghue, 2. David Morris, 3. Greg Casey, 4. John Sutton, 5. Philip Browne, 6. Johnny Williams, 7. Adrian Morrissey, 8. Jason Devaney. The other 8 players will be drawn out to play the seeds in the draw.
The schedule for the Championship last 16 to the National final is below for the finals 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 was emailed an invited to be in Carlow.
The dress code for SBI National Championship 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 for all matches.
SBI 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