Monday, July 6

Aaron wins RIBSA U-18 IBSF Events 2

Newly Crowned European Under 18 Champion Aaron Hill from Crucible SC in Cork won the second IBSF / RIBSA Under 18 Snooker Ranking event of the season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Saturday 9th of March 2019.

In the final he faced the current Irish U-12 Champion Leone Crowley from Cork and it was the younger Champion who won the opening frame to lead 1-0 in the final. Aaron fought back to win frame 2 to level match at 1-1. Aaron then won the third frame to go 2-1 up with a solid frame. In the fifth frame Aaron got in early 56 break and he controlled the frame to win another title.

In the Semi Finals it was Aaron Hill in fantastic form when he beat Luke Bateman from the Kilkenny Shed in the first semi and in the other Leone beat Noel Gleeson from Nenagh 3-2 on a re-spot black.

Ronan Wins Plate Event

12 year old Ronan McGuirk won the Plate event today when he beat Aaron Smith 2 frames to 1 to take the title. In the semi finals Aaron beat Jack Newman and Ronan beat Evan Power. Congratulations to Ronan on his victory.

The Highest break on the day went to Aaron Hill with a 80 break.  RIBSA would like to thank all the players for entering, The Ivy Rooms SC for hosting the event and to Referee Conor Doyle on refereeing the event.

National Under 19 Championships

All eyes switch to the National Under 19 on March 16th in the Ivy Rooms so enter now and do not miss out. The final will be played during finals weekend in May.


  • Full Qualification System for IBSF U-18 Championships 

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have announced qualification for the 2019 IBSF World Under 18 Championships which will be held in 2019.

RIBSA will hold three International IBSF Ranking tournaments plus a National Championship.  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 IBSF 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.

  • Closing Dates

The closing date for entries for RIBSA Junior Events for 2018-2019 season will now be the morning of each event at 10.15am and the draw will be made at 10.20am then published on the ribsa web site on the morning. Start time will be 10.30am for all players.

  • Entry Fee

The entry fee is €10.00 plus Reg. 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 February to May to qualify players for the IBSF Championships in 2019.

  • All juniors can qualify

All juniors have an extra chance to qualify for the IBSF 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 World IBSF U-18 Championships

National U-18 Champion

Number 1 on Under 18 Rankings

Highest U-18 on Senior Rankings – at closing date

Additional players from U-18 Rankings if needed

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