Brendan O Donoghue from the New Institute in Nenagh made the perfect start to the 2016-2017 season winning the first RIBSA Senior Ranking event ' The Barracks Classic on Sunday the 25th of September in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow.
In the final Brendan beat Robert Murphy from the Q Club Wicklow 4 frames to 3. In the semi final Robert beat John Farrell 4-2 while Brendan beat Michael Judge 4-0.
This event had two tables live streamed from the Ivy Rooms over the weekend and it was an exciting event with so many top players playing in the event.
RIBSA would like to thank the Ivy Rooms for holding the event and RIBSA hope to see you all in Event 2 on the 12th of November.
The 2016 - 2017 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.
The players received a player’s letter and reregistration forms in the post. The players are requested to bring the forms filled in to the event.
If the tournament is running late the T D may decide to hold over the Semi –Finals and Final until the Sunday but not before 12noon so as not to interfere with the Masters Tournament schedule.
The Top 16 players on the current Senior Rankings will be entered automatically into the draw for the event. If any player cannot play they must contact RIBSA to remove their name from the draw.
Prize Fund - Total prize fund for all senior events is €1350.
Winner = €500
R-up = €250
Semi’s = €240 (120 x 2)
Quarter’s = €260 (65 x 4)
High Break = €100
RIBSA will pay all tournament expenses.
The cost of entry for Senior Tournaments will be €30.00 for 21 and over. Players under 21 on 31st December 2015 will be classed as Junior – Entry fee for Juniors will be €15.
Entry for under 16’s will be free, (all players must be members of RIBSA to play in any tournament)
RIBSA registration fees are 21 and over - €15.00, 16-20 - €10.00 and Under 16 - €5.00
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 www.ribsa.ie, 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.
A Copy of the Rules for all tournaments will be available at the venue.
1. Jason Devaney - Deel Rover
2. Michael Judge - Q Club Wicklow
3. Brendan O Donoghue - New Institute
4. Jonathan Williams - Carrickmacross
5. Philip Browne - Dublin
6. TJ Dowling - Carlow
7. Greg Casey - Crucible
8. David Hogan - New Institute
9. Tony Corrigan - Dublin
10. John O Sullivan - Kilkenny Shed
11. David Cassidy - Crucible
12. Stephen Reddington - Darcy McGees
13. John Farrell - Dublin
14. Anthony Bonnar - North West
15. Pete Donegan - North West
16. Alan O'Connor - Shooters
17. Noel Landers - Youghal
18. Ross Bulman - Youghal
19. Paul Ludden - ALSAA
20. Benny O'Brien - Kilkenny Shed
21. Alan Cusack - Dublin
22. Leon Costello - Sharkx
23. Adam O'Shea-Dowling - Newbridge CYMS
24. Liam Brady - Darcy McGees
25. Karl Fitzpatrick - Ivy Rooms
26. Ronda Sheldreck - Celbridge
27. Joe Corrigan - Dublin
28. Richie Flynn - Hawk's Nest
29. Chris Humphries - Dublin
30. Philip O'Connor - Darcy McGees
31. Dylan Carey - Darcy McGees
32. Paula Judge - Dublin
33. Keith O'Reilly - Newbridge CYMS*
34. James Flaherty - Dublin
35. Dylan Rees - Youghal CYMS
36, Peter Dunne - Dublin
37. Chris Kilcoyne - Sligo
38. Gavin O'Donnell - Ivy Rooms
39. Dessie Sheehan - ALSAA
40. Aaron Hill - Crucible
41. Dairmuid O' Connor - NUI Maynooth
42. Karl O'Donoghue - Potter's Drogheda
43. Stephen Bateman - Kilkenny Shed
44. Robert Murphy - Q Club Wicklow
45. Mark Owens - Q Club Wicklow
46. Mark Tuite - St. John's Limerick*
47. Andrew Doherty - Willows, Dundrum
48. Darragh Cusack - Dublin
49. Aaron Holland - Joey's
50. Charlie Sweeney - Newbridge CYMS
51. Paul Kelly - Newbridge CYMS*
52. Colvin O'Brien - Ivy Rooms
53. Daniel Dempsey - Newbridge CYMS*
54. Daniel O'Regan - Crucible
55. Andy McCloskey - New Institute
56. Dane Daly - Darcy McGees
57. Mark Gleeson - New Institute
58. Martin Thorpe - Newbridge CYMS*
59. Colm Gilreest - Navan
60. Dylan Keightley - Ivy Rooms
61. Alen Matic - Celbridge
62. Shane Gorman - Graigue