The first SBI Amateur event of the season took place over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th September where it was Ryan Cronin from Cork was the champion.
We had 56 entries for this event and by the end of Saturday we had 8 players left. There were a number of cracking matches in this event including an early meeting of Ross Bulman and Michael Judge. Another early round match included John Farrell and David Morris.
Sunday morning saw the start of the Quarter Finals where seven out the seeds made it through. The line-up was as follows
- Ross Bulman 4-2 Mark Tuite
- Rodney Goggins 4-0 Stephen Bateman
- Brendan O Donoghue 4-0 Philip Browne
- Greg Casey 1-4 Ryan Cronin
The two semis were fantastic with both semi-final matches going the distance with Ross Bulman and Ryan Cronin coming out on top.
- Ross Bulman 4-3 Rodney Goggins
- Brendan O Donoghue 3-4 Ryan Cronin
- Ryan Cronin 4-2 Ross Bulman
The final was a very close encounter with the match going all the way to the decide. The deciding frame was a thriller with Ross taking an early advantage leaving Ryan needing a snooker on the last red. Ryan got the penalty points he required and went on to lift the first amateur title of the season.
SBI would like to thank all players who entered this event. We like to thank TD Shane Mason and referees Neil Shanahan and Brendan Devlin. SBI would also like to thank all players who played this event and look forward to seeing you all again at the next event
SBI would like to remind all players that all entries close at 1pm on the Thursday prior to each event
Full Info on Amateur Snooker Tour
Players should be aware that all entries are now through the on line system and you have to enter before the closing date of Thursday at 1pm.
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 Amateur Tour is open to all ages, genders and abilities and will feature some of the best players in the country. Five ranking events are planned. This is followed with Irish Amateur Championship to find the 2024 champion to follow in the footsteps of the legends from our sport.
The defending Champion is Brendan O Donoghue from Nenagh who won the title in 2023.
- Event 1: AMATEUR EVENT 1 – 23rd – 24th September – SBI HQ Carlow – WINNER RYAN CRONIN
- Event 2: AMATEUR EVENT 2 – 21st – 22nd October – SBI HQ Carlow – ENTER NOW
- Event 3: AMATEUR EVENT 3 – 25th – 26th November –Nenagh SC Co Tipperary
- Event 4: AMATEUR EVENT 4 – 10th – 11th February – SBI HQ Carlow
- Event 5: AMATEUR EVENT 5 – 30th – 31st March – SBI HQ Carlow
- Irish Amateur National Championships: 128 Stages 11th – 12th May – SBI HQ Carlow
- Final Weekend 18th – 19th May – SBI HQ Carlow
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.
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 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:
- Over 21’s– €35.00
- Under 21 – €10.00
- Under 16’s – €1.00
- Ladies – €1.00
All players will need to register for the new season. SBI Registration runs from September to September each season.
- Over 21 – €25.00
- 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
Q-Final, Semi Final & Final – Best of 7 Frames
- SBI POLO SHIRTS ARE ALLOWED
- Dark Shoes (no runners)
- Dark one coloured trousers (no jeans)
- One coloured shirt buttoned at the wrist and waistcoat
- 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.