Irish No.1 Joe Shannon from Longford won the second Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) Under 14 ranking event of the season on Saturday 30th of December in the SBI Academy of Excellence in Carlow.
We had players from Longford, Dublin, Cavan, Galway. Cork, Edenderry and Limerick playing in the second U-14 SBI ranking event of the season. TD and Referee on the day was our National Coach and he was very impressed with the talent on show and it promises to be a great Under 14 season ahead.
- Joe Shannon 2-0 John Sheehan
- Max Kennedy 2-0 Luke Mundy
- Liam Dunne 2-0 Cathal Horgan
- James Stewart O Reilly 2-0 Cormac Crowe
In the Semi Finals we had two excellent matches with Joe Shannon beating Max Kennedy from Galway 2 frames to 1 while James Stewart O Reilly beat Liam Dunne from Edenderry SC 2 frames to 1.
The final was another superb match but end of the day, it was Joe playing great snooker in beating James who was playing in another ranking final 3-0.
- Thank You
SBI would like to thank all the players and parents for attending the event. We hope everyone enjoyed the great day of Junior U-14 Snooker. Players should be aware that entries are now open for Event 3 through the on line system and you have to enter before the closing date of Thursday 2pm prior to the event.
U-14 Season Info
Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) would like to announce details of the new SBI Stars of the Future Under 14 Tour for the coming season. SBI are Rebranding the U/14’s as the Stars of the Future Under 14 Tour into a one day event that will begin at 2pm each day.
Four SBI rankings events plus a SBI National U-14 Championship will be held during the year and it promises to be an exciting year of junior snooker for our Irish stars.
- 4th November – SBI STARS OF THE FUTURE EVENT 1 – SBI HQ – WINNER JOE SHANNON
- 30th December – SBI STARS OF THE FUTURE EVENT 2 – SBI HQ – WINNER JOE SHANNON
- 13th January – SBI STARS OF THE FUTURE EVENT 3 – SBI HQ – START TIME 2PM
- 17th February – SBI STARS OF THE FUTURE EVENT 4 – SBI HQ – START TIME 2PM
- 4th May – SBI UNDER 14 NATIONAL SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP – DERMOT DALTON CUP– SBI HQ – START TIME 2PM
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.
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.
U-14’s: a player who’s 14th birthday is on or before 31st December 2023 will not be able to enter the SBI under 14s events in the 2023 /24 season
Please be aware that Photo prof is required to be shown to the Tournament Director before you can play in any junior event
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.
The closing date for all SBI Stars of Future events will 1pm on the Thursday before the event. Play will start at 2pm at all events this season on the U-14 Stars of the Future Tour
Tournament Entry Fees
The cost of entry will be the following:
- Under 14 – €10.00
All players will need to register for the new season. SBI Registration runs from September to September each season.
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.
- Under 18’s – €16.00
Each age group will still have their own ranking points as above. So a player will have an age group ranking and the top 4 will play on the Celtic Challenge Team against Wales in Wales in July 2024.
- 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.
Tommy O Donoghue has agreed to take over the running of this tour, any questions, concerns, or clarifications, please reach out to him on email@example.com