Friday, September 18

Goggins wins RIBSA Senior 2 – Darcy McGees

Rodney Goggins from Liam Mellows SC in Wexford won the second RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking event of the season ” The Hickson’s Centra Open” on Sunday the 24th of November in the Darcy McGees Snooker Club in Dublin.

In the final the Wexford man beat Aaron Hill from the Crucible in Cork 4 frames to 1 in a high quality final. David Morris had the high break in the event with a superb 138 break.

  • Semi Finals

In two top quality Semi Finals Rodney Goggins from Wexford beat Tony Corrigan from Dublin 4-1 while Aaron Hill from Cork beat Davy Morris from Kilkenny 4-1 in the other semi final.

  • Upsets for the top seeds in the event 

There was a number of big results in the event over the weekend when John Torpey beat Number 1 seed Brendan O Donoghue and Dylan Rees beat the number 2 seed John Sutton.

  • Big Breaks

The big breaks flew in over the weekend with Davy Morris hitting a 138, 116, Greg Casey 122, 107, Tony Corrigan 101 and Aaron Hill 129.

  • Thank You

RIBSA would like to thank all the players on a great tournament. Richie McAuley and Darcy McGees SC for hosting the successful event.  RIBSA would also like to thank Tournament Director Shane Mason and RefereesNatasha McAuley, Neil Shanahan and Shane Corr on running the competition.


On-Line Payment System 

This was the last RIBSA senior event where the players will text in their entry and pay entry fee on the day as Event 3 will be the first event that all players will have to enter on line via the new on line payment system.

Tournament info

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

  • Entry Details for Event 2

You can now 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.

  • Entry Fees for Event 2

The Cost of entry for all Senior Tournaments this season will be €30.00 for 21yrs and over. Players under 21 on 31st December 2019 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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