Judge wins RIBSA Senior Ranking 4

Michael Judge won the fourth RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking event ‘ The Premier Cup ‘  sponsored by the (DBSL) Dublin Billiards & Snooker Leagues on Saturday / Sunday the 14th and 15th of January in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow.

In the final Michael beat Brendan O Dpnoghue 4 frames to 1 to take the title with top breaks of 64 and 58. In the semi finals Michael beat Adam Fitzgerald 4-3 on the black while Brendan beat TJ Dowling 4 -1.

David Hogan won the high break with a 116 break. Our RIBSA Juniors were in great form in this event with Ross Bulman beating David Hogan 3-1 and Adam Fitzgerald beating Robert Murphy, Colvin O Brien and Greg Casey to reach his first Senior Semi Final. RIBSA hope more young juniors enter more senior events.



The cost of entry for Senior Tournaments will be €30.00 for 21 and over. Players under 21 on 31st December 2015 will be classed as Junior – Entry fee for Juniors will be €15.

Entry for under 16’s will be free, (all players must be members of RIBSA to play in any tournament)

RIBSA registration fees are 21 and over – €15.00, 16-20 – €10.00 and Under 16 – €5.00 

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The Top 16 players on the current Senior Rankings will be entered automatically into the draw for the event. If any player cannot play they must contact RIBSA to remove their name from the draw.

This event will have two tables live streamed from the Ivy Rooms over the weekend 



The 2016 – 2017 RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking Series will feature 6 Ranking events and the National Snooker Championships this season.  These rankings will be used to select the senior International players. 

The players received a player’s letter and reregistration forms in the post. The players are requested to bring the forms filled in to the event.

If the tournament is running late the T D may decide to hold over the Semi –Finals and Final until the Sunday but not before 12noon so as not to interfere with the Masters Tournament schedule.

Prize Fund – Total prize fund for all senior events is €1350.

Winner                    = €500

R-up                       = €250

Semi’s                    = €240  (120 x 2)

Quarter’s                = €260   (65 x 4)

High Break             = €100

RIBSA will pay all tournament expenses.

Closing Dates

The closing date for senior tournaments will be 1pm on the Thursday before the start of competition, without exception.  The draw for each tournament will be available on the website www.ribsa.ie, as soon as possible.

Players must be properly dressed for all RIBSA competitions. The dress code is dark shoes, dark one coloured trousers (no jeans), one coloured shirt buttoned at the wrist and waistcoat. Waistcoats must be worn for all matches. National Waistcoats are not permissible.

A Copy of the Rules for all tournaments will be available at the venue.


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