THE Crucible ‘B’ are the Garry McCarthy Trophies sponsored ‘Cork Billiards and Snooker Association’ (CBSA) division two champions with a stunning victory over the AOH ‘B’ in the CBSA Division two final last Saturday afternoon at Douglas snooker club.
The Crucible ‘B’ side have been very consistent all season, but to not drop a match in both ... Read more
By Derek Kiely
AS the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) take their seasonal break their Chairman Brendan Cooney would like to wish everyone in the game a very Happy 2013.
The Cork Close Snooker Championship takes place this coming weekend at Douglas Snooker Club and on the team snooker front the e... Read more
Munster Snooker Club Championships Groups and early group match times
(A-)New Institute ‘A’ (1-Seed)
(B)-The AOH ‘A’ Cork
(C)-Cue Club ‘C’ Kerry
(A)-Crucible ‘A’ (2-seed)
(B)-Douglas ‘A’ Cork
(D)-New Institute ‘C’
(A)-Waterford ‘A’ (3-seed)
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CONGRATULATIONS to Jim Lacey on his appointment as President of the ‘International Billiards and Snooker Federation’ (IBSF) at the IBSF Annual General Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria in front of all the countries delegates present during the World amateur snooker championships.
This is a fantastic honour for Jim and for the Irish game as Jim is t... Read more
TWO Rebel cue-men Ryan Cronin and David Cassidy will fly the Irish flag in China this week as they take part in the 2012 ‘World under 21 amateur snooker championships’ in Wuxi, Jiangsu.
Cronin and Cassidy are members of the Crucible snooker club and are prominent Republic of Ireland internationals at this stage and when they break off in the... Read more
Mark Tuite from Killarney was crowned Shooters 'Cork Open Snooker Champion' at Shooters snooker club in the 'Sunbeam Industrial Park' Blackpool today.
What was noticable last weekend was the large high quality of top class players who entered was a clear indication of how prestigious this title was.
Chairman of the 'Cork Billiards and Sn... Read more
THIS Coming Saturday will be a huge one for Cork Snooker with the last event on the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) calendar the 'Shooters Snooker Club' sponsored 'Cork Open Snooker Championship' which will be held at the magnificent new Shooters snooker club in the Blackpool industrial estate.
The club is truly a magnificent v... Read more
The 2012 Shooters Snooker Club Sponsored Cork Open Snooker Championship, this Saturday coming the 28th of April.
WINNER:.................€250 + Trophy
•RUNNER-UP:...........€150 + Trophy
•SEMI-FINALISTS:...€50 X 2
•DRESS CODE APPLIES
•BEST OF 3 FRAMES FOR EARLY ROUNDS. SEMIS AND FINAL BEST OF 5 FRAM... Read more
AS the closing date approaches for the entries to the 'Shooters Sponsored' Cork Open snooker championship, the names are flying in for the seasons finale for snooker in the 'Rebel County'.
Shooters are looking forward to welcoming people from every club in Cork and from any of the of the other counties, Nationwide.
There were some rumour... Read more
AS The year in snooker draws to a close with the 'Shooters Cork Open' the last major Cork tournament for the Rebel cue-men set for Saturday the 28th of April at the brand new venue in Blackpool and the Cork Team Billiards Championships on the horizon, now is as good a time as any to take a look back on the 2011/12 season for Cork snooker and bil... Read more
THIS Weekend saw the Douglas Club host the RIBSA National under 19 and under 21 championships.
The under 19 event was played at the south side club on Saturday and it was a historic weekend for the Crucibles Ryan Cronin who finished the day as the nationally ranked 'No1' for the season after making it to the final against Josh Boileau of the... Read more
By Derek Kiely
WHAT An exciting time it is for Cork Snooker over the next two weeks with the 'Republic of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association (RIBSA) National U19 and U21 Championships Finals' on their way to Douglas Snooker Club this coming weekend, plus the Orme Shield on the 30th of March and ... Read more
By Derek Kiely
YOUGHAL CYMS held the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) under seventeen snooker team championships last weekend at the Market House in a wonderful atmosphere played on excellent tables in the home of the game in East Cork..
There were eight teams involved, six from the home cl... Read more
THE CRUCIBLE are the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Cork league champions after a thrilling final victory over the AOH last Wednesday evening in the Crucible snooker club in the second leg of this enthralling finale to the Cork league season. The AOH showed tremendous fighting spirit in their league semi final victory o... Read more
Twenty Six players started of the series five Masters Ranking event at the Ivy Rooms on Sunday Feb 26th and as ever the games were very competitive and very tight.
Early Indications were that this was going to prove to be another week where some of the big guns would fall.
Currently ranked number 1 Tommy Gleeson went out to a 3 – 0 defea... Read more
PART One of the two leg Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Cork snooker league final is completed after the AOH and the Crucible met at the Morrison's Island venue last Thursday night.
It was another fantastic nights snooker with the Crucible racing off into a seven frames to two frames lead, but the AOH who defeated Youghal CYMS ... Read more
Gary Bracken is the winner of the 2012 'Cork Close Snooker Championships' which were held at the excellent 'Douglas Snooker Club' last Sunday with a very big entry of 52 players who were entertained by the Busteed brothers Karl and Martin.
The Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) committee were there to run affairs with Secretary Ti... Read more
RYAN Cronin will head to Bulgaria in a couple of weeks time to represent his club the Crucible, his County and most importantly the Republic of Ireland at the European under 21 snooker championships in Sofia.
Incredibly the honour of representing Ireland as a player on the RIBSA panel for the tournament is huge for the young lad and his fami... Read more
SHOOTERS is to re-open at the start of March, which is excellent news for Cork snooker. The club that won the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Cork league last year was suddenly closed at the start of the Cork snooker league season and the stunned snooker public on Leeside were left scratching their heads wondering what was going to... Read more
Ryan Cronin from the Crucible Snooker Club in Cork City proved too hot to handle in Navan. All the top four seeds came through to the semi-finals where Josh Boileau (Newbridge CYMS) accounted for David Cassidy(Crucible, Cork) on a score of 3 frames to 1. In the other semi Ryan overcame Christopher Cooney (Youghal) by 3 frames... Read more
THE Centre of attention last weekend was the Gleneagle Hotel – Ladbrokes sponsored All Ireland Snooker Club Championships held in Killarney.
Munster had five sides representing the Province in these national snooker club championships, Munster Champions New Institute from Tipperary, Cue Club Killarney from Kerry and Waterford snooker club, p... Read more
By Derek Kiely
'WEEK 12' in the 'Cork Billiards and Snooker Association' (CBSA) Cork snooker league' showed that the Crucible are in dominant form, winning all of their ten league matches home and away this season, including back to back victories over the long time league leaders Youghal CYMS.
The latest vic... Read more
In the 'Munster Close' snooker championship held in Limerick at the 'New Vic' snooker club Cork's Greg Casey proved unbeatable recording a fantastic victory defeating Gary Bracken in the final by four frames to two frames, but the story of the tournament was Casey's victory over Limerick's John Torpey in the semi final.
Torpey a former chall... Read more
THE Crucible's Daniel O'Regan was crowned Cork County under 19 champion in his home club the Crucible who hosted the event last Sunday afternoon.
With the standard of snooker so high at the moment in Cork at under age level anticipation of a top class tournament was expected with the event littered with under age international players.
P... Read more
WITH 2012 Just one day old, sights are already set on some top tournaments in the month of January, plus the resumption of the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Cork Snooker League on Thursday the 12th of January.
Next up this coming weekend will be the Cork County under 19 snooker championships which will be held at the Crucible... Read more
By Derek Kiely
LOOKING Back at this years snooker in the Rebel County a couple of key moments stick out in terms of emerging players.
Ryan Cronin definitely caught the eye this year as the young Crucible man showed tremendous courage and skill at the 'Players Tour Championship' in Killarney, where he competed... Read more
As Cork snooker takes its seasonal break, with the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Cork snooker league resuming in mid January it is an opportunity to take a look at this seasons action so far in the thriving sport of 'Rebel Snooker' down south in Cork City and County.
After International representation in Malta and Canada for ... Read more
WHEN the two top league sides met last week it was a game of huge interest and it was a match that really lived up to its billing as Youghal CYMS 'A' and the Crucible went all the way to the deciding frame and all the way to the last ball as Greg Casey defeated Youghal's Brendan Cooney on a black ball game giving the Cork City side a notable vic... Read more
THE Cork under 16 individual snooker championships were held last Sunday at Youghal CYMS and there was a very good entry with the Crucible, Douglas snooker club and the host club Youghal well represented in the magnificent surroundings of the Market House.
After some exciting snooker it was a bit of Youghal dominance throughout really in a c... Read more
EVEN at this early stage, Youghal CYMS 'A' have virtually booked their place in the League semi finals with yet another awesome league display, making it nine wins out of nine and a whopping 22 points hauled in so far in a perfect start to the 2011/2012 campaign.
Also unbeaten so far are the Crucible and when both Youghal and the Crucible me... Read more
WEEK Eight of the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Cork snooker league threw up some predictable results and one sensational match between the AOH and the Crucible, where only a victory of the narrowest of margins kept the Crucible on a 100% win ratio.
The game between the AOH and the Crucible was played in the Morrison’s Island... Read more
YOUGHAL CYMS 'A' and the Crucible already look like the two sides to beat in this years Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Cork league as both teams look unbeatable at the moment, the interesting match will be when these two sides meet in a few weeks time.Youghal have won all seven of their games so far in the league and again last we... Read more
NOEL Landers from Youghal CYMS is the new Cork County under 14 champion after an impressive performance at the Tom Aherne sponsored event in Fermoy CYMS last Sunday afternoon.Landers was a two frames to one frame winner over fellow club member Ross Bulman in the final and just like last year with Youghal CYMS player Keane McCarthy winning th... Read more
Everyone involved within the Snooker Family would like to send their condolences to the Busteed Family on the sad loss and passing of their father.
The Busteed brothers Karl and Martin are involved in snooker in Cork all their lives and currently run the Douglas Snooker Club on the South Side of Cork City.
The Cork Billiards and Snooker ... Read more
By Derek Kiely
AS The Cork Billiards and Snooker Association league took a break last week due to the nine players playing at the Players Tour Championship 8 (PTC8) the emphasis over the last seven days has been all about the 'Rebel Cue-Men' in action in Killarney.
Nine players travelled to Kerry to participate in the event and t... Read more
WEEK Four of the Cork Snooker and Billiards Association (CBSA) league saw the Youghal CYMS 'A' side retain their position as league leaders after a home win against their fellow club men Youghal CYMS 'C'.
The AOH bounced back with an emphatic victory over Youghal CYMS 'B' on Morrision's Island, considering that ... Read more
THIS snooker tournament is the real deal as the Worlds top professionals make their way to Killarney next weekend to play in the Players Tour Championship 8 (PTC8) the cue-men from Cork City will have their opportunity to take on the very best at the Killarney Convention Centre (KCC) in a 'World Snooker' ranking event.
The plans for an event... Read more
WEEK Three saw two major results in the Cork Snooker and Billiards Association (CBSA) league, with the Crucible playing their first match of the season, with extraordinary results winning 8-1 away to Douglas Snooker Club, plus Youghal CYMS 'B' defeated the AOH 8-4 at home in the Mall House.
Creg Casey, David Cassidy and fellow Crucible team ... Read more
WEEK Two has shown that the powerhouses of Cork Snooker will again be there or thereabouts again this year as Douglas 'A', Youghal CYMS 'A' and the AOH all recorded back to back victories in the Cork Snooker and Billiards Association (CBSA) snooker league.
The AOH notched up an away victory in Youghal and get themselves three points for the ... Read more
THE Cork Billiards and Snooker Association held their Annual General Meeting at the AOH Club recently and Timmy Murphy the outgoing and re-elected Secretary/Treasurer started proceedings with a report and a reflection on what was a brilliant year for the Association in the 2001-2011 season and said that he hoped that the 2011-2012 season would b... Read more
SNOOKER is back on Leeside as the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) leagues re-started last Thursday night in clubs and Societies in the City and County.
Last year was a tremendous success for CSBA with a full league programme completed, plus the return of the 'Cork Close' and many under age tournaments and such is the popularity... Read more