Bulman Win EBSA U-18 Event 2

Ross Bulman from Youghal CYMS won the second RIBSA under 18 Snooker Ranking event of the season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Saturday the 13th of October.

In the final Ross beat Aaron Hill from Crucible SC Cork in a fantastic final with two of the best juniors in the world but it was Ross who won the final 3-1 in a superb match which was refereed by Conor Doyle.

Semi Finals

In the semi final Aaron beat Noel Gleeson from Nenagh 3-1 while Ross beat Ryan McGuirk from R&R SC 3-1.

High Breaks

Aaron Hill had the high break on the day with 81 and 68, Ross Bulman had 64, 64 and 44, Ryan McGuirk had 58, and 56. National Coach PJ Nolan was the TD on the Day and he was delighted with the quality of snooker and the high breaks on the day. 

Event 3 in December will be the final event to qualify the RIBSA players for the 2019 EBSA U-18 Championships in February. 

Plate Event

Young Leone Crowley from Cork won the plate event beating Lewis Casserly in a good final.

RIBSA would like to thank all the young players and the Ivy Rooms SC for hosting the successful day of Junior Snooker and Referee Conor Doyle. The action starts again at 10am for the Under 21’s tomorrow morning.

Enter Event 3 NOW

To enter to an event Text RIBSA on 085 2428701. This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and event. You can also contact the club direct on 059 91 37714.

PLEASE NOTE : Closing date for entry is the Friday before at 1pm.

  • Full Qualification System for EBSA Championships 

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have announced qualification for the 2019 EBSA European Under 18 and Under 21 Championships which will be held in Israel in 2019.

RIBSA will hold three International EBSA Ranking tournaments.  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 EBSA 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 Details

You must 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 and a prize fund will be awarded for the International events.

  • Tournament Director

This structure will be organised by our National Coach PJ Nolan who will be the Tournament Director.  This Qualification will run from September to December to qualify players for the EBSA Championships in Israel in early 2019.

  • All juniors can qualify

All juniors have an extra chance to qualify for the EBSA events through the Senior Rankings as RIBSA will give the highest ranked junior on the senior ranking a qualifying spot at the closing date.

This is to encourage more juniors to compete in our senior events.

  • Qualifying for EBSA U-18 Championships

Number 1 & 2 on Under 18 International Rankings

Highest U-18 on Senior Rankings – at closing date

Additional players from U-18 Rankings

  • Qualifying for EBSA U-21 Championships

Number 1 & 2 on Under 21 International Rankings

Highest U-21 on Senior Rankings – at closing date

Additional players from U-21 International Rankings

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