Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) would like to announce details of the SBI Under 18 & Under 21 Snooker Tours 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 choosing which events you want to enter.
Five ranking events are planned and this is followed with a National Championship. The Current U-18 National Champion is Ronan McGuirk from R&R SC and U-21 Champion is Leone Crowley from Crucible SC Cork who won the titles in 2023.
Under-21 DATES & VENUES – click here to ENTER
- Event 1: U-21 TOUR – SBI HQ Carlow – 16TH SEPTEMBER – WINNER NOEL GLEESON
- Event 2: U-21 TOUR – SBI HQ Carlow – 21ST OCTOBER
- Event 3: U-21 TOUR – SBI HQ Carlow – 19TH NOVEMBER
CUTT OFF DATE FOR 2024 EBSA U-21 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Event 4: U-21 TOUR – SBI HQ Carlow – 13TH JANUARY 2024
- Event 5: U-21 TOUR – NEWBRIDGE CYMS – 13TH APRIL 2024
- National Under 21 Championships – SBI HQ Carlow – 4TH MAY 2024
CUTT OFF DATE FOR 2024 IBSF U-21 CHAMPIONSHIPS & HOME INTERNATIONALS
U-21’s: a player who’s 21st birthday is on or before 31st August 2024 will not be able to enter the SBI under 21s events in the 2023 /24 season.
Under-18 DATES & VENUES – click here to ENTER
- Event 1: U-18 Tour – SBI HQ Carlow – 7TH OCTOBER
- Event 2: U-18 Tour – SBI HQ Carlow – 5TH NOVEMBER
- Event 3: U-18 Tour – SBI HQ Carlow – 2ND DECEMBER
CUTT OFF DATE FOR 2024 EBSA U-18 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Event 4: U-18 Tour – SBI HQ Carlow – 6TH JANUARY 2024
- Event 5: U-18 Tour – SBI HQ Carlow – 23RD MARCH 2024
- National Under 18 Championships: – SBI HQ Carlow – 5TH MAY 2024
CUTT OFF DATE FOR 2024 IBSF U-18 CHAMPIONSHIPS & HOME INTERNATIONALS
U-18’s: a player who’s 18th birthday is on or before 31st August 2024 will not be able to enter the SBI under 18s events in the 2023 /24 season.
Important Notice for Junior players
Snooker & Billiards Ireland SBI were recently notified by EBSA of their intention to move the age qualification date for all junior events effective from next (2023-2024) season. This decision was subsequently adopted by IBSF meaning that we will have to accept this change and move to different qualification windows for all international junior events.
For the forthcoming season, instead of the player age at 31/12/23 being the age qualification cut-off date, both EBSA & IBSF have now moved this to (31/08/24), 2024 being the year that their relevant events are being held.
Please contact SBI on firstname.lastname@example.org , if you have questions or need help understanding the impact for you based on your date of birth.
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
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 – €10.00
- Under 18 Events – €10.00
All players will need to register for the new season. SBI Registration runs from September to September each season.
- Under 21’s – €20.00
- Under 18’s – €16.00
- One Day/Event – €10.00
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.