Landers wins IBSF U-21 Event 3 Final

Noel Landers won the third RIBSA qualification event for the 2018 IBSF World Under 21’s and the U-21 Home Internationals when he beat his club mate Ross Bulman 3 frames to 1 in Youghal CYMS after the event was not finished on Sunday the 8th of April in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.

RIBSA would like to thank Youghal CYMS in Cork for hosting the final.

  • The Semi Finals

In the Semi finals Noel Landers from Youghal CYMS played Aaron Hill from the Crucible SC Cork and it was Landers who won it 3-2 in a great match on a re-spotted black.  In the Other Semi Final Ross Bulman from Youghal CYMS played Stephen Bateman from the Kilkenny Shed and it was Youghal man who came out the winner from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and set up the final in Youghal next week.


  • The Q Finals 

In the Q finals saw Aaron Hill from the Crucible SC beat Ronan Whyte 3-1, Ross Bulman from Youghal CYMS beat Dylan O Shaughnessy from Crucible 3-0, Noel Landers from Youghal CYMS beat Aaron Holland from Fairview SC 3-2 and Stephen Bateman from the Kilkenny Shed beat Darragh Cusack from Fairview SC 3-1

  • High Break

The High breaks on the day was a 90 Break by Ross Bulman.

  • Thank You

RIBSA would like to thank the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow for hosting the event. Referee Neil Shanahan and all the players on making it a big success on the day and finally RIBSA would like to wish both players good luck in the final.

Qualifying for IBSF U-21 / HIBSF U-21 Championships in 2017 – 2018 Season

  • National U-21 National Champion
  • Number 1 on Under 21 Rankings
  • Highest U-21 on Senior Rankings – at end of season
  • Additional players from U-21 International Rankings

Plate Event

RIBSA hold a Plate event at all the RIBSA underage Ranking tournaments. These events are open to any player who loses their first match on the day.

 Noel Gleeson Wins Plate Event No.3

Tyler O Connor from Wexford and Noel Gleeson from New Institute Nenagh played in the final of the plate event today. The match was excellent with the young 13 year Gleeson who is part the RIBSA Elite Squad winning the event two frames to one.

  • Plate Event 

Final : Noel Gleeson 2-1 Tyler O Connnor

Semi Finals : Noel Gleeson beat Ben Doyle & Tyler O Connor beat Sean Paul Crowley

Under 21 Snooker 2017-2018

RIBSA have now held three International Ranking tournaments so far this season and next is the National U-21 Championships to qualify players for the up coming 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.

  • Format

The International events are the best of 5 frames including the final and the Plate event will be the best of 3 frames including the final.

  • 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.

  • 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. The three prize funds from the ranking events will be divided up for the players playing at the World Championships.

  • 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 Upcoming Events


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