The third event in the RIBSA system for qualification for the 2018 IBSF World Under 21 Championships and the U-21 Home Internationals team will be held on Sunday the 8th of April in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.
Aaron Hill won Event 1 and Stephen Bateman won Event 2 so Event 3 promises to be exciting.
- Enter Now
You can now text your entry to RIBSA on 085 2428701. This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and name of the event you wish to enter
- Closing Dates
The closing date for entries will be the Friday before each event @1pm and the draw will be then published on the ribsa web site at 3pm.
RIBSA will hold three International Ranking tournaments plus a National Championships to qualify players for these International Events. These events are open to all the underage players and if any player loses their first match on the day they can play in a plate event on the same day.
The International events will be the best of 5 frames including the final and the Plate event will be the best of 3 frames including the final.
- Entry Fee
The entry fee will be €10.00 plus Reg. This can be paid on the day. Trophies will be awarded to the plate winner and runner up of the three events and a prize fund will be awarded to the players playing in the International events.
- Tournament Director
This new structure will be organised by our National Coach PJ Nolan who will be the Tournament Director at every U-21 event. Qualification will run from January to May to qualify players for the IBSF Championships and the Home Internationals which will be held in July and August.
- All juniors can qualify
All juniors have a chance to qualify for the IBSF / HIBSF events with this new system and players can also qualify through the Senior Rankings as RIBSA will give the highest ranked junior on the senior ranking a qualifying spot for the both Championships. This is to encourage more juniors to compete in the senior events.
Dates of Events
- February 18th: UNDER 21 IBSF INTERNATIONAL & PLATE – 2
- April 8th: UNDER 21 IBSF INTERNATIONAL TOUR & PLATE – 3
- April 22nd: NATIONAL UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Qualifying for IBSF U-21 / HIBSF U-21 Championships
- National U-21 National Champion
- Number 1 on Under 21 International Rankings
- Highest U-21 on Senior Rankings – at end of season
- Additional players from U-21 International Rankings