Friday, September 18

Crowley Wins RIBSA / EBSA U-18 Event 1

13year old Leone Crowley from Cork won the first RIBSA / EBSA Under 18 Snooker Ranking of the season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Saturday the 7th of September.

In the final Leone beat Noel Gleeson from Nenagh 3 frames to 0 to go top of the RIBSA U-18 Rankings with a solid display and continued off his good form when he reached the QF of last months World IBSF U-16 Championship in Russia.

It promises to be another exciting series of U-18 RIBSA events this season with so many young talented players trying to qualify for the 2020 EBSA Under 18 Championship in Portugal and the standard was very good today.

  • Semi Finals

In the Semi-Finals it was Noel Gleeson edging out Ryan McGuirk 3 frames to 2 while Leone Crowley beat fast improving Adam Hanlon in the other semi final 3-0.

  • Noel Gleeson 3-2 Ryan McGuirk
  • Leone Crowley 3-0 Adam Hanlon


New RIBSA Closing Date for Entries 

The NEW closing date for all Junior entries this season will now be the the morning of the event at 10.00am and the draw will be then published on the ribsa web site at 10.15am. Action Starts at 10.30am.

Thank You 

RIBSA would like to thank all the players for making it a great day of Junior Snooker, The Ivy Rooms SC for hosting the event and Referee and TD Shane Mason for making it so successful on the day.

See you all at Event 2 on the 20th of October in the Ivy Rooms SC.

CLICK HERE – Watch matches from this Event on the RIBSA YouTube Page

Full Entry Details

You must text your entry to RIBSA on 085 2428701. This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and name of the event you wish to enter. We look forward to seeing everyone again this coming season.

  • 2019-2020 Season 

It promises to more another exciting year of junior snooker with so many young talented players looking to qualify for this major International Event in Portugal.

Full Qualification System for EBSA Under 18 Championship

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have announced they will hold three International Ranking tournaments before Christmas to qualify the players. This structure will be organised by our National Coach PJ Nolan. This Qualification will run from September to December to qualify players for the 2020 European Under 18 Championships.


The RIBSA U-18 events will be the best of 5 frames including the final. A plate event will be held for first round losers on the same day.

Closing Dates

The NEW closing date for entries will be the the morning of the event at 10.00am and the draw will be then published on the ribsa web site at 10.15am. Action starts at 10.30am

Entry Fee

The entry fee will be €10.00 plus Reg. This can be paid on the day. Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner up of the three events plus in the plate.

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