Goggins wins RIBSA Senior 6 – Grand Prix

Rodney Goggins from Liam Mellows SC Wexford won the sixth RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking event ” The Grand Prix ” sponsored by Gerry Stokes from Dublin when he beat Davy Morris from Kilkenny Shed in the Hawks Nest Snooker Club in Waterford on Sunday April 8th.

Ger Murray was be the Referee of the final. Rodney also won the high break with a superb 120 Break in the final frame of the final. RIBSA would like to thank the Hawks Nest Waterford for hosting the final.

Rodney Goggins from Liam Mellows SC Wexford and Davy Morris from Kilkenny Shed reached the final after both players played great snooker on Saturday the 24th of March in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow.

In both semi finals the experienced duo beat two up and coming stars of the future when Rodney beat Ross Bulman from Youghal CYMS 4-3 and Davy beat Aaron Hill from Crucible SC 4-0.

  • High Breaks

Chris Cooney from Youghal CYMS and Davy Morris from Kilkenny Shed holds had the high break with superb 112 Breaks before Rodneys 120 today.

The closing date for entries was Thursday the 22nd of March at 1pm.

  • New Tournament Format

Following discussions with interested parties RIBSA have decided that carryover matches from the Senior Ranking Tournaments on Saturdays will not be played on the Sunday. Council will decide in consultation with the players involved if the matches will be played mid-week or the following Saturday.

No matches will commence after 10 pm on Saturday night.

  • Entry Fees

The cost of entry for all Senior Tournaments this season will be €30.00 for 21yrs and over. Players under 21 on 31st December 2016 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 yrs old – €10.00 and Under 16 – €5.00 This must be paid on the day of your first event.

  • One Day Membership

‘Following representation from Club owners RIBSA have decided to introduced one day / one event membership fee. The cost of this membership is €5.00 and is only valid for the duration of each particular event. It is hoped that this will encourage more participation in RIBSA Events ”

  • Entry Info

The 2017 – 2018 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.

  • Tournament Prize Fund 

Players are asked to note that the prize fund for tournaments in 2017/18 season will depend on number of entries less tournament expenses.  Prize fund and expenses will be announced on the day at each event.  Expenses will include payment of Tournament Director, Referees and payment of €2 per player to host club.

  • 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.

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