Saturday, July 4

George O’Hara wins Intermediate Event 2

George O Hara from Fairview SC in Dublin made it two out of two when he won the RIBSA second Intermediate ranking event of the season in the Tralee Snooker Club in County Kerry on the 9th of November.

Just like in the first event in the Darcy McGees last month, George O Hara beat the same opponent John Torpey from St Johns SC in Limerick 3 frames to 1 in a great final.

Semi Finals

In the semi finals George beat Benny O Brien from Kilkenny Shed 3-1 while John beat Joe Purcell from Rathkeale SC 3-2 in the other semi final. Benny and Joe now qualify for the Grand Finals later in the year.

Thank you

RIBSA would like to thank TD Pat Mooney and all the players in making it a great event. RIBSA would also like to thank Tommy Dowling and Trallee Snooker Club on being the perfect host on the day.  John Torpey went very close to making a 147 event and the standard was very high all day.

Grand Finals

The Semi Finalists in each of the four regions will qualify for the Last 16 Grand Finals later in the year.

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

Event 2 Qualifiers : Benny O Brien, Joe Purcell

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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.


  • 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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