The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have just announced details of the draw for the 2017 Irish Senior Snooker Championships in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Saturday and Sunday the 29th and 30th of April. Registration for this event is €5.00 if not already a member.
The top half of the draw will be played on the Saturday and the bottom half of the draw will be played on the Sunday. Both days will be played down to the Q-finals to qualify 16 players.
The 2017 Snooker & Billiard National Championships finals will be then played from the 5th – 7th of May during RIBSA Championships finals weekend in the Ivy Rooms SC.
TJ Dowling is the defending Senior mens Champion.
This year the guaranteed prize fund is €3, 500.00 and the beak down is the following:
The Champion – €1,000
Runner up – €500.00
Semi Finalists – €250.00each
Q- Finalists – €150 each
Last 16 – €100 each
Highest Break €100
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)
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.
The closing date was 2pm on Wednesday 26th of April. The draw is available on the website www.ribsa.ie