Gleeson Wins U-18 IBSF Event 1

Noel Gleeson from Nenagh won the first RIBSA / IBSF Under 18 National Snooker Ranking of the season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Saturday the 8th of February.

In the final Noel Gleeson played Ryan McGuirk in a superb final to win the title and go number 1 on the IBSF Rankings ahead of the World Junior Under 18 Championships which will be held in Russia later in the year.

Semi Finals

Four exciting young juniors Noel Gleeson, Leone Crowley, Ryan McGuirk and Alex Currid qualified for the semi finals with excellent performances on the day.

In the first Semi Final Noel Gleeson from Nenagh beat the Number 1 Seed Leone Crowley from Cork 3 frames to 2 when he fought back from 0-2 down to win. In the other semi final Ryan McGuirk beat Alex Currid from Liam Mellows SC Wexford 3 frames to 1 in the other semi final.

Casserly Wins Plate Event

Lewis Casserly from R&R SC won the plate event on the day with a 2 frames to nil victory over Jack Newman from Fermoy CYMS in the final. In the semi finals Lewis beat Ronan McGuirk while Jack beat Aaron Smith in the other Semi.

Thank You

RIBSA would like to thank all the players for entering the event and to Referee Conor Doyle for being in charge on the day, Finally we would like to thank the Ivy Rooms SC for hosting another successful event.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Event 2.

Full U-18 Tournament info

Enter Via – On-Line Payment System

Players will have to first pay their membership and register for the season. When they register, they will be asked to create a username and password before they will be allowed to enter an event. Any issues with entering they should email info@ribsa.ie.

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

  • 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 .

It promises to be an exciting year for our young talented players looking to qualify for the World IBSF Under 18 Snooker Championships later in the year.

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 IBSF Under 18 Championship

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have announced qualification for the 2020 IBSF World Under 18 Championships.

RIBSA will hold three International IBSF Ranking tournaments plus a National Championship.  These events are open to all the underage players and if any player loses their first match on the day they can play in a plate event on the same day.

  • Format

The IBSF International events will be the best of 5 frames including the final and the Plate event will be the best of 3 frames including the final.

  • 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 is €11.00 plus Reg. Trophies will be awarded to the plate winner and runner up of the three events and a prize fund will be awarded for the International events.

  • Tournament Director

This structure will be organised by our National Coach PJ Nolan who will be the Tournament Director.  This Qualification will run from February to May to qualify players for the IBSF Championships.

  • All juniors can qualify

All juniors have an extra chance to qualify for the IBSF events through the Senior Rankings as RIBSA will give the highest ranked junior on the senior ranking a qualifying spot at the closing date. This is to encourage more juniors to compete in our senior events.

  • Qualifying for World IBSF U-18 Championships

National U-18 Champion

Number 1 on Under 18 Rankings

Highest U-18 on Senior Rankings – at closing date

Additional players from U-18 Rankings if needed

Format

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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