Jack O Brien from St John’s in Limerick continued the perfect season of Irish Under 16 snooker when he won he won the second Snooker & Billiards Ireland Under 16 National Snooker Ranking event of the season in the SBI Academy of Excellence on Saturday the 3rd of December. This event featured players from Dublin, Galway, Longford, Newbridge, Youghal and Limerick.
In a repeat of event 1 final, the Number 1 seed Jack O Brien beat the number 2 seed Joe Shannon from Longford 3 frames to nil to take the title.
- Jack O’Brien 3 V David Farrelly 0
- Max Kennedy 3 V Lorcan O’ Curraoin 0
- Aaron Donnelly 3 V Davy Hickey 0
- Joe Shannon 3 V Oscar Ellison Gibbons 0
- Jack O’Brien 3 V Max Kennedy 0
- Joe Shannon 3 V Aaron Donnelly 0
- Jack O’Brien 3 V Joe Shannon 0
Jack O’Brien played the best snooker all day. Other players also played good snooker and even though all matches were 3 nil wins, some matches had close frames with a respot Black in one Frame.
Conor Doyle was a great help with brushing and blocking tables as well as refereeing The Final. Thanks to The Parents and Supporters who attended to help and encourage these young players. It was a pleasure to be Tournament Director at this Event and wish all those who qualified the very best for The European Under sixteen Snooker Championship in Malta in March 2023.
Closing Dates for all events this season
The players must remember the closing date for all SBI events will 1pm on the Thursday before the event. The Draw will be done automatically on the system with match times and displayed on the web site.
Full SBI Junior Snooker Info 2022-2023
Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) would like to announce details of an exciting season of Junior Snooker on the SBI Junior 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 Junior Tour is open to all players under 21 years of age of any gender and ability. Events are held in Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 21 Age Levels. PLEASE NOTE (players must be under the age on the 31st December 2022 to be eligible to play in the events)
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 email@example.com 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.
The closing date for all SBI events will 1pm on the Thursday 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:
- Under 21 Events – €15.00
- Under 18 Events – €15.00
- Under 16’s Events – €12.00
- Under 14 Events – €12.00
All players will need to register for the new season. SBI Registration runs from September to September each season.
- 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.
- All matches are the best of 5 frames
- 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.
Four ranking events are planned in each age group and this is followed with a National Championship in U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-21. SBI will also hold an Under 12 Championship which is sponsored by our National Coach PJ Nolan’s 147academy.
It promises to be another exciting year of junior snooker with so many young talented Junior players looking to qualify for the Celtic Challenge, Home Internationals, World and European Snooker Championships in 2023.
The National U-12 Champion is Joe Shannon from Longford, U-14 Champion is Max Kennedy from Galway, U-16, U-18 and U-21 Champion is Leone Crowley from Cork who all won the titles in 2022.