Saturday, June 6

Landers Wins RIBSA U-21 Event 3

Noel Landers from Youghal won the third RIBSA Under 21 Snooker Ranking of the season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Sunday the 8th of December. In the final Noel beat Ryan McGuirk from R&R SC 3 frames to 1 to take the title and finish number 1 for the EBSA U-21 Series.

In the Semi Finals Noel beat Lewis Casserly from R&R SC 3-0 while Ryan beat Mark Glesson from Nenagh 3-0 in the other semi final.

Noel Landers 3 v 0 Lewis Casserly
Mark Gleeson 0 v 3 Ryan McGuirk

Noel Landers 3 v 1 Ryan McGuirk

In the Under 21 Plate event Noel Gleeson from Nenagh won the event when he beat Ronan McGuirk 2 frames to 1 in a good quality final.

Plate Final:
Noel Gleeson 2 v 1 Ronan McGuirk

  • Thank You 

RIBSA would like to thank all the players for entering the event. RIBSA would like to thank Refere Conor Doyle and the Ivy Rooms SC for hosting the successful event.

RIBSA will confirm the 4 players for the 2020 Under 21 European Championships over the next few days and finally RIBSA wish all the players a Happy Christmas and we look forward to meeting you all in 2020.

  • Tournament Info

Notice for Players wishing to compete in the RIBSA U18 and U21 events on 7th and 8th December. Any players having difficulty entering the event should arrive in the Ivy Rooms before 10am on each morning.

A member of RIBSA committee will be on hand to assist with online registration and entry for players.

When this process is completed for all, the draw for the event will be made. Please note a credit card will be required for payments.

Enter Via – On-Line Payment System

This event will be the first event where the players will have to enter on line via the new on line RIBSA payment system.

Players will have to first pay their yearly membership and register for the season. When they register, they will be asked to create a password before they will be allowed to enter an event. Only then will players be able to enter a RIBSA Tournament. 

Please Note: Any player who has already paid their yearly RIBSA membership must redo this process on line and they will be refunded when they arrive at the tournament.

RIBSA Registration Fees

  • Family – €32.00
  • 21 and over – €17.00
  • 16-20 yrs old – €12.00
  • Under 16 – €7.00
  • One Day/Event – €7.00

Entry Fee

The Juniors entry fee will be €11.00 plus Reg. Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner up of plate event.

  • 2019-2020 Season 

Aaron Hill and Ross Bulman have already received a wild card into the EBSA Under 21 Championship after their performance in winning the 2019 EBSA U-18’s and Finalist in the EBSA U-21’s in Israel last year so they will not compete in the RIBSA Events.

It promises to be an exciting final event for our young talented players looking to qualify for this major International Event in Portugal.

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.

We look forward to seeing everyone again this coming season and PJ Nolan will be TD on the day.

Full Qualification System for EBSA Under 21 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 21 Championships.


The RIBSA U-21 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.

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