SBI Amateur Snooker Championship Update

Posted on: 29 November 2021

Last edited on: 29 November 2021

The Snooker & Billiards Ireland Board had a meeting on the 27th of November and announced an important update for the 2021 Irish Amateur Snooker Championships.

This year the championship will be played in four qualifiers in the regions in Dublin, Leinster, Munster and Connacht to qualify players for the final stages.

PLEASE NOTE : 4 Players qualify in each region for the last 16 stage in the new SBI HQ on the 18th of December.


Members can ONLY enter one of the qualifiers. Entry is done through the online SBI system but if anyone is unable to enter online they can text their entry to 085 2428701 with your 1. Your Name, 2. Your Club, 3. Date of Birth, 4. Confirm fully Vaccinated, 5. Name of the Region you want to enter. (Without all information, you will NOT be entered in the event).

Members can enter ANY of the 4 regions to qualify for the final stages of the Irish Amateur Snooker Championships which will be played in the new SBI HQ in Carlow on the 18th & 19th of December.

Four Qualifying Dates & Venues

4th December – Dublin – Roadstone SC & Pioneers SC

5th December – Leinster – Celbridge SC

11th December – Munster – Nenagh SC

12th December – Connacht – Hot Shots SC

Prize Fund

SBI announced a €1,800.00 prize fund will be up for grabs for this year’s National Amateur Snooker Championships.

  • Winner €750.00
  • R-Up €350.00
  • Semi Finalists 2 x €150
  • Q-Finalists 4 x €75
  • High Break €100

Guaranteed Total Prize Fund €1,800

Closing Dates

The closing date for each qualifier will 1pm on the Friday before the event. The Draw will be then done automatically on the system with match times and displayed on the web site.

Entry Fees

The cost of entry will be the following:

  • €32.00 for 21 and over
  • €15.00 for players under 21
  • €5 for players under 16

Only SBI members can enter and play in SBI tournaments but one-day registration is available at €7.00 if you are not already a SBI member. Anyone who texts enter will pay entry on day.



2021 Format

All qualifying matches are the best of 5 frames in the four qualifiers in the regions. Each region will be played down to the S-finals stages in each qualifier to qualify 4 players.

The schedule for the Championship last 16 to the National final is below for the finals Weekend in the SBI HQ in Carlow on the 18th – 19th of December.

  • Last 16 – Best of 7 – Saturday 10am
  • Q-Final – Best of 7 – Saturday 2pm
  • Semi Final – Best of 9 – Saturday 6pm
  • Final – Best of 11 – Sunday 11am
  • + National Billiard Final @ 10am


All presentations of all the SBI National Championships will be made on the 19th of December. All winners will be presented with their perpetual cup and trophies and have an official photoshoot. Everyone will be emailed with a time to be in Carlow.

Dress Code

The dress code for SBI National Championship Qualifiers and the final stages is full dress:

  • Dark Shoes (no runners)
  • 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

Bowties are also required for the SBI Championships weekend for all matches.

More Details on the Championship CLICK HERE

SBI Statement – Fully Vaccinated

Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) announced all SBI tournaments and events every player and official must be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 with no exception.This is the policy of Snooker & Billiards at this current moment in time, but SBI will constantly monitoring the situation and should the rules change with direction from Sport Ireland and the Government, SBI will review the situation.Please remember – proof of vaccination will be needed to be shown to the Tournament Director and there will be tracing completed at all events.

Thank You

Snooker & Billiards Ireland would like to thank Roadstone SC & Pioneers SC, Celbridge SC, Nenagh SC and Hot Shots SC for hosting the qualifiers and it promises to be an exciting time to find the 16 Qualifiers in our quest to find our 2021 Champion.

If you need more information email SBI

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