Month: January 2018

Christine Carr takes County Gold @ the Kildare County Championship 2018

Christine Carr took her second county championship title at Sharkx Newbridge recently against Rachel Bradley in a great showdown, a repeat of last years final. The event attracted a field of 16 players a slight improvement last years inaugural event.  These County Championships are certainly the way to go for women and young girls at county level as it gives individuals a chance to get involved and take up a sport that they may not otherwise had an opportunity to try out. RILSA is fully committed to county events as this grass root venture is taking hold around Ireland....

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RILSA COACHING AT SHARKX

  The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association held a number of coaching sessions at their Academy in Sharkx Newbridge during the month of January. Coaching in both Snooker & Billiards was a great success at the Academy with good attendance, we would however like to see more of our members attend these free coaching sessions during the year. We will be holding a number of free coaching sessions each month in both snooker & billiards at our Academy in Newbridge. The coaching was provided by Dan Carroll World Snooker Coach and along with alignment, technique Dan concentrated in...

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WPBSA & IBSF TALKS – SNOOKER DIVIDED

WPBSA and IBSF Hold Talks About Coexistence By David Caufield Some progress was made at a recent meeting held between the WPBSA and the IBSF, hosted by the World Confederation of Billiards Sports in Lausanne last Thursday. But it seems there remains a considerable way to go before the two competing organisations can fully see eye to eye with regard the future of cue sports. Relations between the International Billiards and Snooker Federation and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association have been fractured since their high-profile fallout last summer, which ultimately led to the latter’s formation of the World...

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RILSA – NATIONAL RANKING UPDATE

The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association has seen the expansion and promotion of women’s & girls snooker advance at a phenomenal rate since 2014 with the new initiatives applied to help women and girls take up the sport. Many landmarks have been made by RILSA in this short period along with many records in the numbers playing and events introduced. RILSA have been inundated with enquiries from many women and young girls about the sport and since we introduced 5 new playing standards, we have seen an increase in all areas of promotion. Our National Ranking list is...

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World Snooker Federation – Women’s Snooker

  World Snooker Federation Championships The World Snooker Federation (WSF) has today announced the beginning of its own official WSF Championships, which will run from 14-24 March 2018. The event will be played at the Dolmen Hotel, Malta and provide new and exciting opportunities for amateur players. The winner of the main WSF Championship will receive a first prize of €10,000 and earn a two-year tour card for the World Snooker Tour. The four semi-finalists of the event will all be invited to compete at the 2018 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield, England, which this year carries a record first prize...

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