ODonoghue wins RIBSA Senior No.5

Brendan O Donoghue from the New Institute SC in Nenagh won the fifth RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking event ‘ The Douglas Masters ‘ in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Sunday. In the final Brendan beat Robert 4 frames to 1 to take the title with some great snooker which was live streamed over the weekend.  

In the semi finals earlier in the morning Brendan beat TJ Dowling from Terry Rogers SC 4 frames to 3 while Robert Murphy beat Benny O Brien from the Kilkenny Shed to qualify for the final. The tournament high break was won with 93 by TJ Dowling.


Big upsets in the event were Benny O Brien beaten Michael Judge 3-0 and Ross Bulman beaten Rodney Goggins 3-1. Well done to 14year old Luke Bateman on reaching the last 16 and 12 year old Noel Gleeson on reaching the last 32 rounds. It all goes well for the future of our sport to see our junior playing in the senior events and with free entry for all Under 16’s RIBSA are trying hard to build up our sport with future champions.

RIBSA would like to thank the Ivy Rooms for hosting the event and all the Referees and players for making it a big success over the weekend. We looking forward to seeing you all at event 6.



Entry Fees: 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 



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.



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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