The RIBSA 150 up Billiards Points National final will be between Rodney Goggins from the 147 Club in Wexford and Aidan Murray from the Ivy Rooms after both players came through great semi finals wins with Aidan Murray beating Joe Doheny 3 -0 while Rodney Goggins 3-2.
The 2013 Final will be played at 2pm on Sunday 26th of May during the ... Read more
The 2013 RIBSA National Billiards Points final will be between Rodney Goggins from the 147 Club in Wexford and Wayne Doyle from Q Club Wicklow or Larry Drennan from Kilkenny. The remaining Semi Final will be played on Sunday 12th May at 11am in the Ivy Rooms after Rodney Goggins beat Aidan Murray from the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club last Sunday in wh... Read more
The 2013 National Intermediate Points Billiards Championships was played yesterday at the Ivy Rooms. There were a few new faces vying for a place in the final. It was two of those that reached the final. James Bateman from Kilkenny and Paddy English from Edenderry will now face each other in the Ivy Rooms during the National Fi... Read more
The Billiards Points Championships was played at the Ivy Rooms, yesterday 21st April. In the first round there was a few close matched with John Kehoe beating Ross Doyle 500-470; Liam O'Brien 500-439 against Brendan Devlin; Victor O'Gorman 500-353 against Aonghus McAnally; Timmy Murphy 500-185 Robert McCrum and Rodney Goggins 500-234 Joe D... Read more
The 2013 Billiards Points Championships will be held at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow on Sunday 21st April. Play will commence at 11:00 and continue down to the final two. The final will then be play at the Finals Weekend on 25th & 26th May at the Ivy Rooms. Phone 059-9137714 for more information. Read more
The Senior Billiards 150-up Format National Championships was played at the Ivy Rooms yesterday 7th April. All matches were the best of 5. Aidan Murray made it to the final beating Brendan Devlin 3-0 and Joe Doheny. Due to the late hour the bottom half of the draw played to the semi-final, with Wayne Doyle and Rodney deciding to... Read more
The Senior Billiards Championships takes place at the Ivy Rooms this Sunday 7th. Entries taken on the morning before 10:45 or phone 059-9137714. The two finalist on the day will then play their final at the National Finals weekend in May at the Ivy Rooms Read more
Wayne Doyle won his first Senior Billiards event to-day at the the Ivy Rooms. Wayne beat the No. 2 seed 402-239 in the first round. He beat Timmy Murphy from Cork, 437-266 and then John Kehoe from Enniscorthy 511-256. The final was contested between Wayne and the No. 1 seed Aidan Murray, but it was Wayne who emerged the victor with a score... Read more
The 2013 Intermediate Billiards 150-up Championships was played at the Ivy Rooms to-day down to the last 2. Liam Byrne from Edenderry and John Kehoe from Enniscorthy will contest the final to be staged during the Snooker and Billiards Championship Finals Weekend on 25th and 26th May at the Ivy Rooms. Mark Nolan from Edenderry emerged... Read more
On Sunday 24th Feb. Larry Drennan from the Ivy Rooms won the 5th round of the Senior Billiards events at St Conleths CYMS, Newbridge in a hard fought final against Aidan Murray by 400 points to 300. After a long day of first class play which included some very close and exciting matches, none more so than Larry's 400 - 395 victory over Wayn... Read more
Aidan Murray will meet Larry Drennan in the final of round 5 of the senior billiards tour at Newbridge CYMS. Aidan over came Timmy Murphy from Cork AOH in the first semi final by a score of 400 - 268. The other Semi final proved to be a much tighter affair with Wayne Doyle taking the early initiative with breaks of 51, 54 and 56. However, Larry ... Read more
Round 5 of the senior Billiards tour moved to St Conleth's CYMS in Newbridge today Sunday 24th Feb. Eleven players started out this morning and in the early matches Aidan Murray defeated John Kehoe 400 - 245, Victor O'Gorman beat Aonghus McAnally 400 - 358 and Wayne Doyle overcame Robert McCrum 400 - 206. The first two quarter final results were... Read more
Peter Gilchrist is the 2013 Irish Open Champion in the ‘World Billiards’ event ran at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow this weekend.
Peter who was defeated in a game by the Republic of Irelands Aidan Murray in the Groups Stages yesterday had to come back to the Ivy Rooms this morning at 10am and do it the hard way, but it no is certain that the defea... Read more
Latest from the Irish Open Billiards Championships in the Ivy Rooms in Carlow. Irelands hopes of a winner now solely rests on the shoulders of Aidan Murray who plays Englands Rob Hall in the Irish Open Semi Finals.
Quarter Final Results.
Session 12 Noon till 1.30pm.
Rob Hall 755 - 153 Jamie Barker
Aidan Murray 273 - 251 Ross Doyl... Read more
Irish Open Billiards
Sushrut Pandia 218 – 196 Aonghus McAnally
Jim Burke 140 – 131 Robert McCrum
Semi Final Fixture
Derek O’Neill v Sushrut Pandia
Winner plays Jim Burke in the Final. Read more
Irish Open Billiards Day 2 (Knockout Stages)
Session 1, 10.00AM-11.30AM Results
Jamie Baker 308 - 305 Phil Davis
Ross Doyle 332 - 290 Joe Doheny
Mark Nolan 225 - 403 Larry Drenna
Peter Gilchrist 835 - 218 Wayne Doyle
(185, 132, 100)
Session 12 Noon till 1.30pm.
Rob Hall v Jamie Barker... Read more
Irish Open Billiards Plate Draw
Play Starts at 12.45 (1 Hour Sessions)
Sushrut Pandia v Aonghus McAnally
Winners of Preliminary round play Derek O’Neill in the Semi Final.
Other Semi Final
Robert McCrum v Jim Burke
Welcome along to Day 2 of the ‘World Billiards’ Irish Open Billiards Championships at the Ivy Rooms Carlow.
Today is Knockout Day and at 6pm this evening we will have a new Irish Open Billiards Champion.
There will be updates and results throughout the day here in Carlow.
Line-Ups this morning.
Session 1: 10.00-11.30am.
Table... Read more
Latest from the Irish Open Billiards Championships 7.45pm
At the Ivy Rooms, Carlow.
Session 7 Final Group Session of the day.
Group A: Larry Drennan defeated Phil Martin
Group B: Derek O’Neill defeated Dara Martin
Group C: Aidan Murray defeated Aonghus McAnally
&... Read more
The Republic of Ireland Billiards star Aidan Murray has defeated Singapores Peter Gilchrist by 304pts to 241pts in Session 6 Here at te Ivy Rooms in Carlow.
It means that Gilchrist will now not be in the top seeded group winners section who automatically qualify into tomorrows Quarter Final. Murray is currently playing Aonghus McAnnally to top... Read more
Irish Open Billiards Championships
The 2013 Irish Open Billiards is well underway here in Carlow at the Ivy Rooms and the 20 entered players are battling it out in five groups of four players in the early stages of Day 1.
Early indications show that the tournament favourite Peter Gilchrist is in great form following his recent win in the... Read more
This weekend The Irish Open Billiards Championship will take place in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow featuring top players from all around the world including former World Champion Peter Gilchrist from Singapore.
The event will be played in Groups and will also feature Irelands top players. The first session of play starts at 10.30am o... Read more
The 6th and final Intermediate Billiards Ranking event before the championships was held in the Ivy Rooms to-day 10th February. Andrew Kehoe from Enniscorthy won the event beating Robert McCrum 336-341, Mark Nolan 420-360 and Joe Doheny in the final 418-361. Mark Nolan maintains his No. 1 position on the rankings on 590 points with Andrew ... Read more
The Pat O’Sullivan Memorial handicap tournament was played at Celbridge Snooker Club on Sunday, 20th of January 2013. After a day’s play, which saw many games decided on the tightest margins, John Kehoe (Enniscorthy), one of Ireland’s most competent young players, was the well deserved winner on the day.
Among the first roun... Read more
MARK NOLAN from Edenderry wins the 5th round of the Intermediate Billiards played in the Ivy Rooms to-day 13th January. Mark beat Andy Kehoe from Wexford 400-375 and Aonghus McAnally 400-395 before beating Robert McCrum 400-340 in the final. The next outing is the Pat O'Sullivan on the 19th January Please note change of venue from Ki... Read more
John Kehoe from Enniscorthy won to-day's Intermediate Billiards event held in the Ivy Rooms. John beat Aonghus McAnally in the first round and the Edenderry player Mark Nolan before overcoming another Edenderry man, Liam Byrne, in the final. The next event will be held in Carlow on the 13th January. Read more
Aidan Murray, once again won the Senior Billiards Event defeating Larry Drennan 2 sets to nil. The fourth tournament of the Senior Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday, 2nd of December 2012. This was the second event of the season to be played in the short format, ie best-of-three 150up. Aidan M... Read more
Billiards Scratch series, Aidan Murray pinches third round.
The third tournament of the Scratch Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday, 25th of November 2012. Aidan Murray (Wicklow), having made a good start to the season by getting to every final so far, advanced his position in the rankings... Read more
International Billiards Legend Victor O Gorman from Dublin was presented this weekend with a lifetime achievement award to Billiards by The Republic Of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association at the four Nations Billiard Championship in Celbridge Snooker Club.
Victor has played Billiards for over 50 years and Represented RIBSA for ov... Read more
The annual Billiards International Trophy Tournament took place at Celbridge Snooker Club on Saturday and Sunday, 17th and 18th November last. This year it was the turn of the Republic of Ireland to be the host nation and it was very rewarding to welcome the many visitors who travelled with the visiting teams and generated a marvellous atmospher... Read more
Liam Byrne from Edenderry won to-day Intermediate Billiards Event played at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow. In the first round Liam played John Kehoe from Wexford beating him 238-228. He then beat Corkman Lloyd Myers 431-370. His final opponent was Kevin Christie who beat Brendan Devin 396-272 and Young Edenderry player Ma... Read more
Aidan Murray won the 2nd Senior Billiards Event held in the Ivy Rooms on 4th November. His opponent in the final was Wayne Doyle.
The second tournament of the Scratch Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday, 4th of November 2012. Aidan Murray (Wicklow), having made a good start to the season b... Read more
Attached is the full list of rules for the 2012/13 Billiards Season. The council has now signed off on these rules and come into effect from the next event. You may also download them in word format to be able to print off by clicking on the download file section at the bottom of this page.
RIBSA BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT RU... Read more
The first of the Senior + U-19 Billiards events took place today at the Ivy Rooms. Ross Doyle was the only junior to attend, which was a bit disappointing for him.
There was a good senior turn out. That man from Wexford, Rodney Goggins, dominated the event with 2-0 win over Kevin Christie in the first round. He then beat Wa... Read more
The first Senior Billiards of the new season will be held at the Ivy Rooms this Sunday 23rd September. Play commences at 11am. Entries accepted on the morning before 10:30. Phone 059-913-7714
The first RIBSA Under 19 Billiards ranking event will also be held in the Ivy Rooms on Sunday 23rd and play starts at 10.30am. This y... Read more
Lloyd Myers wins the first Intermediate Billiards of the season , beating fellow Corkman, Derek O'Neill in the final. Lloyd beat Wexfordman, John Kehoe in the quarters, and then beat John's father Andy in the semi's to book his place in the final. In the other half of the draw Derek O'Neill beat Mark Nolan from Edenderry and the Liam ... Read more
The Irish A Billiards Team consisting of Aidan Murray, Rodney Goggins and Wayne Doyle were beaten in the final by England 5 games to 1 in the Home Internationals in Pontins North Wales.
Earlier in the day The A side beat team mates the Irish B team of Larry Drennan, Victor O Gorman and Joe Doheny 7 games to 2 in a titanic battle. The B ... Read more
The RIBSA Billiards Teams performed excellent on Day 1 of the 2012 Home Internationals in Pontins North Wales which runs from the 13th and 14th of September.
Ireland A consisting of Aidan Murray, Rodney Goggins and Wayne Doyle beat England B 9 games to 0 in a superb display of billiards. The B Team of Larry Drennan, Victor O Gorma... Read more
Notice to all Billiards players, the first Intermediate Billiards Ranking Event takes place this Sunday 16th at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow. Play commences at 11am sharp. Entries taken on the morning before 10.30am. Registrations must also be paid before entering. Phone 059-913-7714 for more information. Read more
Defending champion Ross Doyle (Dun Laoghaire) was in scintillating form as he successfully defended the U-19 billiards championships in Edenderry yesterday 20/05/12. The competition was played in group format, with each player playing each other in a round- robin.
The top two aft... Read more
Rodney Goggins became the 2012 Senior Billiards Champion yesterday, 20th May, at the Ivy Rooms when he beat the No. 1 Aidan Murray by a very conviencing margin.
Wexford’s Rodney Goggins, no stranger to championship snooker and current No 1 in the Snooker Rankings, has added the 2012 National Billiards Championship to his impressive list... Read more
Wayne Doyle became the 2012 Intermediate Champion at the Ivy Rooms on Sunday 6th May. He beat John Kehoe from Enniscorthy 500-343 in the final. Wayne's journey to the final saw him beat Aonghus McAnally 400-176 in the first round. He then beat Mark Nolan, Edenderry, 400-327 and last year's champion Joe Doheny 455-338. John Kehoe, on his way to t... Read more
The Senior Billiards Championships was played down to the semi-finals to-day 29th April in the Ivy Rooms The line-up for the finals weekend in Letterkenny is Larry Drennan v Aidan Murray and Rodney Goggins v Eugene Hughes.
A total of 12 players contested the event, which meant that byes were awarded into the quarter finals to the top four se... Read more
Larry Drennan from Kilkenny will be defending his title at the 2012 Billiards National Championships which takes place this Sunday 29th April at the Ivy Rooms. Entries are taken on the day before 11am. Read more
Northern Ireland dominant in International North-South Challenge Trophy.
The annual Billiards International North-South Challenge Tournament took place at Celbridge Snooker Club on Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th April last. The format of the series, which was changed in 2009 to a system where each team of eight was divided int... Read more
Rodney Goggins won to-day's event beating Aidan Murray in the final.
The seventh tournament of the Scratch Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday, 1st of April 2012. This was the second of the season’s two special rounds, where the normal 400up game was replaced with a best-of-three 150up format. Wexfor... Read more
Senior Billiards Event No. 6
Eugene Hughes wins the 6th event of the season beating Aidan Murray 350 - 238. Eugene holds on to his No. 1 place on the rankings with 10 points between himself and Aidan and one event to play before the Championships.
The sixth tournament of the Scratch Billiards series was played at th... Read more
The 7th and final event of the season before the National Championships was held in Carlow on Sunday 11th. Aonghus McAnally took the honours beating Lloyd Myers in the final.
The over-all winner coming out on top of the ranking is John Kehoe from Enniscorthy taking home the Perpetual Shield.
Liam Byrne came second. Mark... Read more
Aidan Murray won the 5th Senior Billiards in the Ivy Rooms on Sunday 4th March beating Eugene Hughes 225-198 in the final.
The fifth tournament of the Scratch Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday, 4th of March 2012. Aidan Murray, having appeared in all but one of the finals this season, claimed his th... Read more
Ross Doyle from Dublin won the third Junior Billiards Ranking event of the season in Edenderry SC on Sunday.
In the final Ross beat Shane Menton from Spawell SC two games to zero in a high standard final
Ger Murray tournament director congratulated Ross on a very good display.
Group 1 winner Ross Doyle – Second Shane Menton
Group... Read more
Mark Nolan from Edenderry won the Intermediate Billiards Event held at the Ivy Rooms on Sunday 12th February. He beat veteran Aonghus McAnally 400-291. On the way to the final he beat Robert McCrum 400-286 in the quarters and John Kehoe 400-367 in the semi's. Read more
Aidan Murray wins Pat O'Sullivan Memorial
The Pat O’Sullivan Memorial handicap tournament was played at Carlow on Sunday, 22nd of January 2012. After a day’s play, Aidan Murray (Wicklow), in keeping with his position in the top ranking players in the country, was the well deserved winner on the day.
Among the first round eliminatio... Read more
The 4th Intermediate Billiards Event became a father and son affair yesterday when John Keogh met his father Andy in the final. But it was youth over experience when John emerged the winner with a 400-315 scoreline. Read more
The fourth tournament of the Scratch Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday, 11th of December 2011. Eugene Hughes, having bowed out at semi final stage in the previous two ranking events, both to last season’s No 1 ranked player Aidan Murray, more than made amends by taking the fourth tournament title of th... Read more
Lloyd Myers won the third RIBSA Intermediate ranking event of the season was played in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow on Sunday.
In the final he beat James Bateman 400-316 in a great final
In the semi finals James Bateman beat Brendan Devlin and Lloyd Myers beat Liam Byrne.
Robert McCrum 325-400 Brendan Devlin
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This weekend the N.Ireland Billiards Association held the 4 Nations Billiards Tournament in Celbridge Snooker Club. The International committee extended a warm and sporting welcome to all players and officials to Celbridge Co. Kildare. The event was won overall by England who scored 58 points overall over the two days, followed by Nort... Read more
The third tournament of the Senior Scratch Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday, 13th of November 2011. Aidan Murray (Wicklow) beat Wayne Doyle (Dun Laoghaire) in a superb final.
Billiards Scratch series, Aidan Murray makes it two in a row.
The third tournament of the Scratch Billiards serie... Read more
Ross Doyle won the second RIBSA Intermedaite Billiards Ranking event of the season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend.
In the final Ross beat Brendan Devlin 400-259 in an exciting final
Full Report to follow.. Read more
The second tournament of the Scratch Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday, 16th of October 2011. Aidan Murray (Wicklow), having made a bad start to the season when he bowed out at quarter finals stage last month to billiards youngest (and most promising) player, Wayne Doyle (Dun Laoghaire), more than made... Read more
John Kehoe from Enniscorthy in County Wexford won the first Intermediate Billiards Ranking event of the new season in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow.
In the Final John beat Liam Byrne from Edenderry SC 400-380 in a high quality final.
Group A : Liam Byrne, Robert McCrum and A McAnally.
Group B: John Kehoe, Joe Doheny and... Read more
Eugene Hughes from Carlow won the first Senior Billiards ranking event of the season in the Ivy Rooms S C in Carlow.
In the final he beat Wayne Doyle from Monkstown 378 - 299 in an exciting final.
Eugene beat along the way Joe Doheny, Victor O Gorman and Larry Drennan and Wayne beat Irish Number 1 Aidan Murray, Aonghus McNally to reach t... Read more
Play got underway here at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow Ireland this morning in the IBSF World Billiards Championships quarter finals at 10am.
The quarter finals were played over a three hour period and no surprises so far in the Championships as Mike Russell and Matthew progressed easily through to the Semi Finals. World number one Mike Russell k... Read more
The final of thw World Billiards Championship ( Time Format ) will be now played over 2 sessions of two and half hour Sessions.
The first session will start at 11.00am - 1.30pm and the second session will resume at 2.30 - 5pm.
The closing ceremony will be held in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre at 8pm and RIBS... Read more
Billy Bousfield from England created magic in the 2011 World Billiards Championships today in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.
The magic 10-shot was made in his match against John McIntyre from Northern Ireland.
The shot has only been done a few times in major championships.
To make the 10-shot you must first contact the re... Read more
The IBSF World Billiards Championships closing ceremony will be held in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow at 8pm on Thursday the 1st of September.
RIBSA extend an invitation to all members to attend the closing ceremony to witness the crowning of the new world Billiards champion.
For more information contact the Ivy Rooms 05... Read more
Mike Russell showed tremendous determination to come back from 3 – 1 down in his semi final match and was in no mood to hand over his crown to Pankaj Avanti and eventually ran out a 6 games to three games winner.
Earlier today, Mike defeated Sourav Kothari (India) in the semi-final match, where he was trailing 1-3 and back to back three unfi... Read more
The IBSF World Championship Semi Finals had all the ingredients that this great tournament deserved.
Defending World Champion Mike Russell had to muster up all his magic to make it into this year, because at one stage he was in deep trouble trailing by 3 games to 1 game to his semi final opponent Sourav Kothari in the best of eight game form... Read more
Today's play ended with all the tension you would expect in the quarter finals of the IBSF World Billiards Championships Quarter Final with all the top stars of the game, battling it out on the green baize at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow.
India's Pankaj Avani beat Singapore's Peter Gilchrist in the deciding game in the best of seven ga... Read more
Indian Billiards superstar Pankaj Advani made short work of his last 16 game against his fellow countryman Bhaskar Balachandra in the best of 7 games format in the 150 up at the IBSF World Championships at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow.
Advani had his match sown up 4 – 0 in under 1 hour and 45 minuets and look completely relaxed after his win.
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The World Championships adventure is over for Carlow based Aidan Murray who came so close to making it through to the last 16 of the tournament.
Murray lost the first game in the best of 5 format and was within two points of going two games down when his opponent Bhaskar Balachandra missed game ball on 148 points, just two shy of victory in ... Read more
Day three of play here at the Ivy Rooms and now that the group stages are over, its time to get down to the business end of the 150 up format with 24 players remaining in a straight knockout.
The good news for the Republic of Ireland is that two players have made it through to the last 24.
Carlow based Aidan Murray and from Co. Dublin Ph... Read more
The second day of play in Carlow has seen the first real upset here at the Ivy Rooms when Nay Thway Oo from Myanmar defeated Geet Sethi (India) by three games to one.
Unexpectedly, Geet missed run-through cannon on 131, which was enough for Nay Thway Oo to finish the game scoring 7 balance points.
Then Nay Thway Oo smashed 150 (unfin... Read more
The 2011 IBSF World Billiards Championship is in its third day here in the Ivy Rooms in Carlow, Ireland.
So far there has not been real upsets, but there has been a young revelation which is Ross Doyle aged who is just 14 years of age and is thrilled to be mixing it up on the green baize with the Worlds best players.
Ross Doyle fro... Read more
The 2011 IBSF World Billiards Championships got underway this morning in Carlow and the best proponents of the sport will now battle it out over the next four days for the 150up Points World Title. The opening ceremony last night saw the players welcomed to Carlow and many great friendships were renewed as the players met up at the opening cerem... Read more
The 2011 IBSF World Billiards Championships will be held in the Ivy Rooms, Carlow from the 23rd of August to the 1st of September and will see the World's top billiard cueists battle it out for the title.
The likes of Pankaj Advani, Geet Setti, Peter Gilcrest and Mike Russell are all expected to attend and compete alongside our own players a... Read more