The third RIBSA qualification for the 2018 IBSF World Under 18 Championships will be held on Saturday the 7th of April in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.

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 the event you wish to enter

  • Closing Dates

The closing date for entries will be the Friday before each event @1pm and the draw will be then published on the ribsa web site at 3pm.

Ross Bulman from Youghal CYMS has won both Event 1 and Event 2.

  • Tournament Director

This new structure will be organised by our National Coach PJ Nolan who will be the Tournament Director at all U-18 events.  Qualification will run from January to May to qualify players for the IBSF Championships which will be held in July.

RIBSA will hold three International Ranking tournaments plus a National Championships to qualify players for the International Events. 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 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.

  • Entry Fee

The entry fee will be €10.00 plus Reg. This can be paid on the day. Trophies will be awarded to the plate winner and runner up of the three events and a prize fund will be awarded to the players playing in the International events.


All juniors can qualify

All juniors have a chance to qualify for the IBSF Championships with this new system and players can also qualify through the Senior Rankings as RIBSA will give the highest ranked junior on the senior ranking a qualifying spot for the Championship

This is to encourage more juniors to compete in the senior events.

Qualifying for IBSF U-18 Championships

  • National U-18 National Champion
  • Number 1 on Under 18 International Rankings
  • Highest U-18 on Senior Rankings – at end of season
  • Additional players from U-18 Rankings