Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) would like to announce details of the 5th Amateur event on the SBI Amateur Tour is on the weekend of Saturday & Sunday the 25th & 26th of March in the Crucible Snooker Club in Cork. Ross Bulman will be the No.1 seed for the event.
Amateur Snooker Tour Info
Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) would like to announce details on the SBI Amateur 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.
Large Car Park beside HQ open for all players and spectators over the weekend.
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 2023 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 2022.
- Event 1: AMATEUR EVENT 1 – 17th – 18th September – SBI HQ Carlow – WINNER RODNEY GOGGINS
- Event 2: AMATEUR EVENT 2 – 15th – 16th October – SBI HQ Carlow – WINNER ROSS BULMAN
- Event 3: AMATEUR EVENT 3 – 26th – 27th November – New Institute Nenagh – WINNER ROSS BULMAN
- Event 4: AMATEUR EVENT 4 – 11th – 12th February – SBI HQ Carlow – WINNER BRENDAN O DONOGHUE
- Event 5: AMATEUR EVENT 5 – 25th – 26th March – Crucible SC Cork
Irish Amateur National Championships: 128 Stages 22nd – 23rd April – TOP HALF OF DRAW ON SATURDAY – BOTTOM HALF OF DRAW ON SUNDAY
Final Weekend 29th – 30th April – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 – €20.00
- Under 16’s – €7.00
- Ladies – €7.00
All players will need to register for the new season. SBI Registration runs from September to September each season.
- Family – €40.00
- Over 21 – €25.00
- 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 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.