Former Professional Josh Boileau from Newbridge CYMS was back in the winning circle of Irish Snooker when he won the fifth RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking event of the season ” The Irish Masters ” ” Sponsored by Douglas Jewellery Carlow ” in the Newbridge CYMS Snooker Club in Co. Kildare.
In the final Josh beat Robert Murphy from Dublin with a string of breaks to win 4 frames to 1 to claim the Douglas Jewellers Irish Masters Title for 2019. RIBSA Congratulate Josh on his fantastic victory this weekend.
On Saturday 9th February at 10am the tournament began and it was battled down to eight players qualifying for the Q-Finals on Sunday morning at 11am after an exciting days snooker to produce a superb quality line up with experience vs youth.
Brendan O Donoghue 3 Vs 0 Noel Landers
Josh Boileau 3 Vs 2 Ryan Cronin
Robert Murphy 3 V 0 Stephen Bateman
Aaron Holland 3 Vs 2 Aaron Hill
- Semi Finals
The Semi Finals featured three previous ranking tournaments winners in Brendan O Donoghue, Josh Boileau, Robert Murphy and fast improving Aaron Holland who beat Aaron Hill in his QFinal and is having a great season but today it was victories for Josh Boileau and Robert Murphy who qualified for the RIBSA ranking No.5 final.
Brendan O Donoghue 1 Vs 4 Josh Boileau – Referee Shane Mason
Robert Murphy 4 Vs 0 Aaron Holland – Referee Tony Thorpe
- High Break
Brendan O Donoghue won the High Break with a stunning 119 Break to claim the High Break Prize.
- Thank You
RIBSA would like to thank all the players for making it a superb event. Newbridge CYMS and Jim Carrick for hosting a successful tournament and finally to TD Tony Thorpe and Referee Shane Mason on running a smooth event.
- Tournament Format & Info
All RIBSA Senior Ranking Tournaments will he held on Saturday & Sunday as per Calendar of Events.
- Entry Details
Players must Text entry before the closing date to enter this event
- Entry Fees
The Cost of entry for all Senior Tournaments this season will be €30.00 for 21yrs and over. Players under 21 on 31st December 2017 will be classed as Junior – Entry fee for Juniors will be €15.00
Entry for under 16’s will be free, however all no shows including free entries will be required to pay either Senior or Junior entry fee as appropriate before playing in future tournaments. All players must be members of RIBSA to play in any tournament. Ladies will be allowed free entry to all Senior, Masters, Intermediate and under age events..
RIBSA registration fees are 21 and over – €15.00, 16-20 yrs old – €10.00 and Under 16 – €5.00 This must be paid on line.
- One Day Membership
‘Following representation from Club owners RIBSA have decided to introduced one day / one event membership fee. The cost of this membership is €5.00 and is only valid for the duration of each particular event. It is hoped that this will encourage more participation in RIBSA Events ” This must also be done on line before the closing date.
- Entry Info
The 2018 – 2019 RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking Series will feature 6 Ranking events and the National Snooker Championships this season. These rankings will be used to select the senior International players.
- Tournament Prize Fund
Players are asked to note that the prize fund for tournaments in 2018/19 season will depend on number of entries less tournament expenses. Prize fund and expenses will be announced on the day at each event. Expenses will include payment of Tournament Director, Referees and payment of €2 per player to host club.
- Closing Dates
The closing date for senior tournaments will be 1pm on the Thursday before the start of competition, without exception. The draw for each tournament will be available on the website www.ribsa.ie, as soon as possible.
Players must be properly dressed for all RIBSA competitions. The dress code is dark shoes, 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.
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