Friday, September 18

O Donoghue wins RIBSA Senior 1 – Letterkenny

Brendan O Donoghue won the first RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking event of the season ” The Barracks Classic” in the Northwest Snooker Club in Letterkenny County Donegal on Sunday the 13th of October.

In the final Brendan beat John Sutton from Potters SC 4 frames to 2 in a great final. The turning point was in the third frame when a re-spot black decided the frame which was won by Brendan O Donoghue. He then went on to lift the title. Brendan was presented with the cup by Club owner and Tournament TD John Doherty. 

Both players played fantastic snooker on the Saturday to reach the final and in the semi finals John Sutton beat Michael Judge 4-1 while Brendan O Donoghue beat local player Aidan Devenney 4-1 after Aidan had a great run in the event. The high break was 128 by John Sutton.

RIBSA would like to thank all the players for entering the event. Tournament Referee Ger Murray. Northwest Snooker Letterkenny for hosting the event and Tournament TD John Doherty on running a great tournament and making it so successful.


  • Full Tournament Info

The Closing date for entries for Event 1 in Letterkenny is Thursday the 10th of October at 1pm and the Tournament Director will be John Doherty.

  • New Tournament Format

All RIBSA Senior Ranking Tournaments will he held on Saturday & Sunday as per Calendar of Events.

  • Entry Details

Text your entry to RIBSA on 085 2428701. This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and name of event you wish to play in before the closing date.

  • 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 2017 will be classed as Junior – Entry fee for Juniors will be €15.00

Entry for under 16’s will be free, however all no shows including free entries will be required to pay either Senior or Junior entry fee as appropriate before playing in future tournaments.

All players must be members of RIBSA to play in any tournament. Ladies will be allowed free entry to all Senior, Masters, Intermediate and under age events.

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 2019 – 2020 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 2019/20 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, 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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