During a RIBSA committee meeting by Skype on Sunday the 17th of May. We reviewed the ongoing COVID -19 situation and expressed our sympathy to all those families who have lost family members as a result of this Pandemic.
The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association and the Welsh Snooker Association have jointly announced that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Celtic Junior Challenge previously scheduled to take place in August.
The safety of our players, officials and supporters is our paramount consideration and therefore it has been decided that this step is a necessary one to minimise risk and provide certainty to everybody involved with the tournament.
Although there are still three months between now and the scheduled staging of the event, both parties are also mindful that it is extremely difficult for players and officials to make travel.
Both Associations are fully committed to the Celtic Challenge returning in June / July 2021.