Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) would like to announce details of the next Billiards event on the SBI Billiards Tour is event 3 on Sunday 13th November in AOH Club in Cork.
Full Billiards Tour Info
Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) would like to announce details of the SBI Billiards Tour for the coming season. Players should be aware that all entries are now through the on line system and you have to enter before the closing date.
You can now enter and pay for all the events for the season at the same time by clicking HERE and choosing which events you want to enter.
This SBI Billiards Tour is open to players of age of any gender and ability. Ranking events and memorial events are planned and this will be followed with National Championship in the long and short formats. John Kehoe will be organising all the events and it promises to be a great season ahead.
The defending Champions are Anthony O Flaherty from Rathkeale and Aidan Murray from Wicklow who won the National titles in 2022.
DATES & VENUES
- Event 1: BILLIARDS TOUR – SBI HQ Carlow – 11TH SEPTEMBER – WINNER AIDAN MURRAY
- Event 2: BILLIARDS TOUR – CELBRIDGE SC – 9TH OCTOBER – WINNER WAYNE DOYLE
- Event 3: BILLIARDS TOUR – AOH CORK – 13TH NOVEMBER
- Event 4: BILLIARDS TOUR – CELBRIDGE SC – 19TH FEBRUARY
- National Championships: – SBI HQ Carlow – 5TH MARCH
- National Championships: – SBI HQ Carlow – 16TH APRIL
- National Championships Finals: – SBI HQ Carlow – 30TH APRIL
REGARDING RANKINGS – IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT PLAYERS ONLY USE ONE EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE SYSTEM AS THE RANKINGS ARE AUTOMATICALY DONE THROUGH THE SYSTEM AND WILL NOT WORK IF YOU USE TWO EMAILS
CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having problems to enter or register
Enter Via – On-Line Payment System
Players will have to first pay SBI registration / membership or Renewal their membership and register for the new season. When you register, you will be asked to create a username and password. You will only be allowed to enter an event if log in and use this username and password.
You can reset your own password and there is also a support form on the system for members to complete and I.T. will follow up to resolve any major issues.
Players are asked to note that the prize fund for all SBI tournaments for the coming season will be a guaranteed 70% of the entry fee pot with 30% of the pot going towards officiating and club hosting costs. SBI will top up prize funds when required on a case-by-case basis.
The closing date for all SBI Billiard events will 1pm on the Friday before the event. The Draw will be done automatically on the system with match times and displayed on the web site.
Tournament Entry Fees
The cost of entry will be the following:
- Over 21’s– €25.00
- Under 21 – €15.00
All players will need to register for the new season. SBI Registration runs from September to September each season.
- Family – €40.00
- Over 21 – €25.00
- Under 21’s – €15.00
- Under 16’s – €10.00
- One Day/Event – €10.00
The increase in registration fee is to cover the increased costs of running the game post-Covid eg costs associated with the upkeep of the SBI HQ in Carlow given the rise in energy costs.
Only SBI members can access the online system and enter to play in SBI tournaments but one-day registration is available at €10.00 if you are not already a SBI members, remember this expires 24hrs after the event.
- 150 up
- Long Format
- SBI POLO SHIRTS ARE ALLOWED
- Dark Shoes (no runners)
- Dark one coloured trousers (no jeans)
- One coloured shirt buttoned at the wrist
- Waistcoats must be worn for all matches in National Championships.
- National Waistcoats are not permissible
- Bowties are also required for the SBI Championships for all matches.