Friday, September 18

George O’Hara wins Intermediate Event 1

George O Hara from Fairview SC won the first RIBSA Snooker Intermediate ranking event of the season when he beat John Torpey from St Johns Limerick 3 frames to nil in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow. The final referee was Conor Doyle.

George O Hara and John Torpey had reached the final in Darcy McGees SC in Dublin and the final was scheduled for Tuesday 3rd October after the final was delayed due to the late finish.

Both players were in fantastic form on Saturday the 28th of September in the D’Arcy McGees Snooker Club. In the semi final John beat Dane Daly 3-0 while George beat Adrian Morrissey 3-2.

The Semi Finalists in each Intermediate Ranking Tournament this season will qualify for the a 16 man Grand Final which will be held on the 7th of March 2020 in Newbridge CYMS.

Event 1 Qualifiers : John Torpey, George O Hara, Dane Daly and Adrian Morrissey

The tournament was a big success with 61 entries and the standard was very high all day. RIBSA would like to thank all the players, Richie McAuley and Darcy McGees for hosting the event, Referee Natasha McAuley and TD Shane Mason for running a great tournament. 



You can now text your entry to 085 2428701.  This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and the event you want to enter by the closing date.  Entry fees are payable on the morning of the event and entries will only be accepted up to 1pm on the Friday before the tournament.

RIBSA also announced they will be holding a free cue zone as part of the European Week of Sport with with PJ Nolan on the day from 11am=4pm. The players can learn some skills of the game from our National Coach – CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFO


  • The Entry fee will be €20 for seniors and €10 for juniors plus RIBSA registration.
  • RIBSA registration fee are 21 and over – €15.00, 16-20 – €10.00 and Under 16 – €5.00
  • One day/ Event Fee is €5.00

You can also contact the host club direct to enter and No player will be permitted to enter a tournament if he or she has money outstanding from a previous tournament last season.

  • New Guidelines

RIBSA have confirmed new guild lines for Intermediate Snooker have been created to open up the Intermediate Status and a new RIBSA Challenge Tour has also been created to give our lower ranked players events to play in and the Challenge Tour events will be held the day after each Intermediate in the same club.

Intermediate Guidelines for eligibility to play 2019 – 2020 season

Players in the categories listed below are not allowed play in the Intermediate events.

  • 1. Any player who finished in the Top 10 on the Senior Rankings in the previous 3 seasons.
  • 2. Current and former Irish Senior Champions in the past 15 years.
  • 3. Current and former WPBSA main tour players who were inside the top 64 on the Main Tour.

Players in all above categories who feel they have a legitimate reason to be allowed play may apply in writing to RIBSA at to request a review of their status. RIBSA council reserves the right to review the eligibility of all players who enter Intermediate events.

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. Matches will commence @ 10.30am.

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

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