Professional News

PTC Finals in Galway

01 Jan 2012

Galway To Stage PTC Finals The Bailey Allen Hall in Galway , Ireland , will stage snooker’s Players Tour Championship Grand Finals for the first time in March. The tournament is the climax of the PTC Series, which has featured 12 short events staged in the UK and around Europe over the past six months. It is open to all professional… Read more

Doherty Wins Trim Open

04 Nov 2011

Ken Doherty was in fantastic form in hitting eight century breaks to win the Annual Trim Snooker Open this week. This year event was held in St Patricks Hall in Trim and featured a mixture of current Irish professional players and leading RIBSA amateurs players. Colm Gilcreest organised the event again this year and thanked all the spons… Read more

Who was Hurricane Higgins?

03 Nov 2011

Every now and again we will highlight some snooker related books or DVD’s on the site that are available to purchase online via amazon and this time it’s the newly released Alex Higgins biography. Description Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins transcended sport in a way very few sportsmen ever have. In this defi… Read more

Life in the Frame

31 Oct 2011

Ken Doherty is one of the most talented and successful snooker players ever to have picked up a cue, and the only player ever to win the Under 21, Amateur and World Snooker Championships. In this honest and emotional autobiography, Ken tells how he went from the World Snooker final at the Crucible to qualifying tables of Prestatyn and back again… Read more

Trim Snooker Open 2011

31 Oct 2011

The Annual Trim Snooker Open will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. This year event will features a mixture of current Irish professional players and leading amateurs players in RIBSA. The tournament is held in St Patricks Hall in Trim and the final is scheduled for 5pm on Wednesday. 10am Joe Meara Vs Sammy Monaghan … Read more

O’ Brien Wins Lucan Racing Classic 2011

30 Oct 2011

Fergal O Brien won the Lucan Racing Snooker Tournament in Celbridge Snooker Club over the weekend beating Ken Doherty 5 frames to 2 in a superb final. In the first round Fergal O Brien beat David Hogan 4-2, David Morris beat Joe Delaney 4-1, Joe Swail beat Rodney Goggins 4-1 and Ken Doherty beat Patrick Walace 4-2. The highest … Read more

Lucan Racing Classic This Weekend

25 Oct 2011

Defending champion Fergal O Brien will start this years tournament against new professional David Hogan this Saturday in Celbridge snooker club. Former winners Ken Doherty Joe Swail and David Morris also appear joined by Patrick Wallace,Rodney Goggins and resident player Joe Delaney. Lucan Racing again sponsor this event for the 5th year Ter… Read more

Phil Arnold heading to Berlin

23 Oct 2011

Congratulations to Celbridge player Phil Arnold who won the Amateur Cup in Killarney today beating Benny O’Brien 3-1 in the final.  Phil will now play in the televised stages at the German Masters in Berlin next February as his reward for winning the Amateur Cup. The event was restricted to all Irish and Continental European players and… Read more

Latest News from PTC Killarney

22 Oct 2011

  Latest news from Killarney at the Players Tour Championship 8pm Saturday 22nd of October Play continues here at the PTC AND THE RESULTS ARE STREAMING IN FROM ALL OVER THE Killarney Convention Centre   Sensational stuff from Ken Doherty here at the PTC Killarney who came back from 3  –  1 down to seal the vic… Read more

Latest from PTC Killarney 8.25pm Friday Oct 21

21 Oct 2011

  Latest news from Killarney at the Players Tour Championship 8.10pm Friday 21st of October Xiao Guodong sends the ‘Rocket’ Flying in Round Two of the main event at the Players Tour Championship in Killarney. Guodong beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 4 frames to 1 and only for a slight miss in frame number 5, the Chinese star could have… Read more

PTC Killarney in Full-Swing

20 Oct 2011

Derek Kiely At PTC8 Killarney Play in the Qualification Rounds is well under way here in Killarney. Play began at 9.30am and so far there have been some very predictable results, with a lot of the travelling amateurs from the UK making their way through to the second session this evening here at the Killarney Convention Centre. One m… Read more

Rebel Snooker Cue-Men head to PTC Killarney

16 Oct 2011

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

Who will win German Masters spot?

14 Oct 2011

Come next Thursday the PTC in Killarney will be in full flow with the 110 amateur players that entered all battling it out to make the pro stages on Friday. Thirty odd amateurs will progress to the Last 128 and face off against the pro’s and a chance to appear live on Eurosport over the weekend. Despite the high quality field of amateurs com… Read more

Sutton and Morris make their mark on the champ!

09 Oct 2011

It was a memorable weekend for the Irish at PTC No.7 in Gloucester with both John Sutton and David Morris both making their mark on World Champion John Higgins. Sutton is flying high at the moment after reaching the final of the first Irish Ranking Event of the season but it’s the quality PTC match practice that has got … Read more

PJ Nolan becomes a World Snooker Coach

08 Oct 2011

This week in Sheffield PJ Nolan qualified to become an official World Snooker recognised Coach. PJ was invited by the WPBSA to attend a two day intensive training course in the England Institute of Sport in Sheffield where all the WSA qualifying events are held during the season. Steve Davis, Terry Griffiths and Chris Lovell conducted t… Read more

PTC Press Release

29 Sep 2011

With time ticking towards the 20th of October the Killarney Convention Centre (KCC) in Co. Kerry in the Republic of Ireland is getting ready to welcome the World’s best snooker professionals and the talented amateurs are ready and waiting to try and make a name for themselves at the Players Tour Championships (PTC8). From Co. Down to Wa… Read more

PTC Closing Date is Saturday 10th

05 Sep 2011

A reminder to all RIBSA players that the deadline for entries for the World Snooker PTC in Killarney is Saturday the 10th of September. Irish players have their last chance to join that superb field of players which should reach over 200 by the closing date of Saturday. So if you haven’t already entered then get your entry in b… Read more

WPBSA Chairman Visits Carlow

31 Aug 2011

Jason Ferguson Chairman of WPBSA visited the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow to attend the IBSF World Billiards championships today. He was joined by Alan Chamberlain who is a former professional referee and a current board member of WPBSA and head of the new rules committee. Both had a meeting with the Chairman of RIBSA Jim Leacy … Read more

Snookerbacker Classic Ireland Bound

30 Aug 2011

It has been announced today that a qualifying event for the inaugural Snookerbacker Classic will be coming to Ireland early next year. The new tournament, which is being initiated by the renowned Snookerbacker Blog, is a unique opportunity for amateurs in the sport to gain invaluable experience and win a very special prize. CrossGuns Sn… Read more

PTC Website Now Live

30 Aug 2011

The website for the upcoming PTC in Killarney is now live and has all the information regarding entry information and ticket prices. The PTC will take place from the 20th to 23rd of October and the entry date for PTC No.7 to 9 have been extended with the 10th of September the new closing date for the Killarney event. This is to allow amateur… Read more