World Seniors Cue Zones with PJ in Goffs

Some exciting news published by RIBSA 

World Seniors Cue Zones with PJ in Goffs


Next January Snooker is back in Goffs with the legends of the game. Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne, Ken Doherty and Patrick Wallace will battle it out with one of our top amateur players over the weekend of the 5th and 6th January 2019 in the famous venue of Goffs in Co Kildare.

  • Cue Zone with PJ

RIBSA will be also holding a Cue Zone with our RIBSA National Coach PJ Nolan at the event so get your tickets today to watch the legends and maybe get a few tips to improve your game from Ireland’s top coach.

The Cue Zones will be open to anyone who attends the event in Goffs so do not miss out and get your tickets today.

  • World Seniors Snooker Tour for the Seniors Irish Masters in Goffs.

The stars Jimmy White, Ken Doherty, Joe Johnson, Willie Thorne, John Virgo, Dennis Taylor and Michaela Tabb. RIBSA will hold a qualifying event on December 1st in Roadstone SC  to join this stellar line up.

  • Gala Dinner

We are delighted to announce details of the Seniors Irish Masters Gala Launch Dinner which takes place at the Osprey Hotel in Naas as will have all the Snooker Legends in attendance.

We are hoping you will want to join us. Your ticket includes a welcome drink on arrival, 3 courses and the company of some of snookers greatest characters. A seat this year is just 60 euros but numbers are limited.

If you wish to secure your seat, or a table for your company or group of 8 hosted by a legend, then please email


PJ Nolan is a legend himself. He’s not just an excellent coach, he’s one who is totally dedicated to the players he support and coaches. I’ve met him in countless comps, and he makes a point to be there and watch all the matches his “students” are involved in, offering them support and advice as long as they are in the tournament.

Seniors Irish Masters – Patrick Wallace wins qualifying event 1

Cellbridge Snooker club, 24-25 November 2018

Cellbridge draw

Last 32

Jonathan Bagley 3 (60)-0 James Corbett
Keith Sheldrick 3-1 Gregory Cooke
Tommy Murphy W/O Lee Martin
Karl Townsend Bye
Sean Lanigan 3-1 Dara Martin
Andrew Darken 0-3 (110,66)  Joe Delaney
Colm Gilcreest 2-3 (64) Richard Somauroo
John O’Sullivan 0-3 (111,74,59)  Lee Richardson


Patrick Wallace 3-0 Phil Arnold
Ivor Fitzpatrick 3-1 James Flaherty
Neil Heird 0-3 Tony Corrigan
Dessie Sheehan 0-3 (64) Richard Emery
Rodney Goggins Bye
Chris Hart – Paul Arnold W/O
Sanjay Meghani 3-1 (64) Paul Curie
Michael Judge Bye

Last 16

Jonathan Bagley  3-0 Keith Sheldrick
Tommy Murphy  0-3 Karl Townsend
Sean Lanigan 2 (90,65) -3 (77,78,60) Joe Delaney
Richard Somauroo 0-3 (55) Lee Richardson


Patrick Wallace 3 (136) v 1 Ivor Fitzpatrick
Tony Corrigan 3-2 Richard Emery
Rodney Goggins 3 (50.52) v 0 Paul Arnold
Sanjay Meghani 0-3 Michael Judge

Quarter finals

Jonathan Bagley  3-0 Karl Townsend
Joe Delaney 0-3 Lee Richardson


Patrick Wallace 3-0 Tony Corrigan
Rodney Goggins 3-0 Michael Judge

Semi finals

Jonathan Bagley 3-2 Lee Richardson
Patrick Wallace 3-2 Rodney Goggins

The Final

Jonathan Bagley 2 (109) – 3 Patrick Wallace 


Patrick Wallace wins the event and hit a new Victor Wood Kia season high break of 136 in the last 16


And we had a surprise visitor

Shaun Murphy in Cellbridge 24.11.2018

Seniors World Championship 2019 – Qualifiying event 2 – Jersey

Jersey, 17-18 November 2018

Round 1:

Dean Sycamore 3-0 Nigel Coton
Tony Knowles 3-1 Neil Heird
Jon Charlton 3-1 Andrew Isitt
Pat Patel 0-3 Guy Heys
Neil Craycraft 3-0 Jame Giligan
Mark Ball 3-0 Andrew Darken

Last 32:

Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Dean Sycamore
Richard Emery 1-3 Chris Hart
Stuart Watson W/O Karl Townsend
Sean Lanigan 1-3 Tony Knowles
Gary Filtness 3-0 George Apperley
Rodney Goggins 1-3 Jon Charlton
Lee Travers 1-3 Leo Fernandez
John Hunter 0-3 Barry Pinches
Patrick Wallace W/O Sanjay Meghani
Lee S Martin 2-3 Andrew Milliard
Rhydian Richards 2-3 Craig McGillivray
Guy Heys 0-3 Lee Richardson
Gary Britton 1-3 Neil Craycraft
Aaron Canavan W/O Michael Whrigley
Mark Ball 1-3 Aidan Owens
Robert Marshall  v Michael Judge W/O

Last 16:

Jonathan Bagley 3-2 Chris Hart
Stuart Watson 3-1 Tony Knowles
Gary Filtness 3-0 Jon Charlton
Leo Fernandez 0-3 Barry Pinches
Patrick Wallace 3-0 Andrew Milliard
Craig McGillivray 2-3 Lee Richardson
Neil Craycraft 0-3 Aaron Canavan
Aidan Owens 3-2 Michael Judge


Jonathan Bagley 2-3 Stuart Watson
Gary Filtness 3-2 Barry Pinches
Patrick Wallace 3-1 Lee Richardson
Aaron Canavan 3-1 Aidan Owens


Stuart Watson 3-0 Gary Filtness
Patrick Wallace 3-0 Aaron Canavan

The Final

World 2019, Qual 2 - Jersey - the Final

Stuart Watson 3-0 Patrick Wallace

Stuart Watson Winner Qual 2 Jersey

Good news from Jersey

The next Seniors event is the second Seniors World Championship qualifying event in Jersey and there is good news.


Indeed there is an increase in Prize money in Jersey.

Thanks to a donation from the Jersey Billiards and Snooker Association the total prize fund in Jersey has now passed the £3000 mark.

Any player reaching the last 16 will get their entrance fee back (£50) and anyone reaching the quarter finals will now receive £100 up from £75.
You still have time to enter the draw in Jersey but entries close on Thursday, if you are interested enter here
The event is being held between the 16th and 18th November with the winner getting a place at the 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship.



Centuries so far this season (5.11.2018)

Here is the list of centuries made so far this season…

2018/19 Century Breaks

Rodney Goggins 135 Bruges
Aaron Canavan 131 Northampton
Barry Pinches 125 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 125 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 124 Bruges
Rodney Goggins 121 Letterkenny
Mark White 120 Northampton
Barry Pinches 120 Clacton
Rhydian Richards 120 Northampton
Ken Doherty 117 Uk Champs
Barry Pinches 114 Newbury
Ludovic Arnaert 109 Bruges
Barry Pinches 106 Clacton
Jonathan Bagley 106 Bruges
Rhydian Richards 105 Newbury
Jonathan Bagley 104 Newbury
Lieven Vanthournout104 Bruges
Steven Waldron 104 Northampton
Michael Judge 104 Letterkenny
Barry Pinches 104 Newbury
Patrick Wallace 104 Newbury

Remember there is £5000 for the grabs – thanks to Kia Victor Wood – for the man with the highest break over the season.

Seniors World Championship 2019 – Qualifier 1

Ninety entered the first qualifying event for the Seniors World Championship 2019. This event is currently underway in Newbury. It started yesterday. There is £2500 for the winner of the qualifying event, plus, of course, a spot in the Seniors World Championship next March.

Patsy Fagan, the original UK Championship winner (1977) is amongst those who entered

Patsy Fagan in Newbury

This is the draw:


First round (last 128) results:

Sanjay Meghani 3-0 Dean Sycamore
Patsy Fagan 3-0 Mark Davies
Andrew Bolter 0-3 Don Newcombe
Jon Charlton 3-0 Bradley Fish
Nick Neale 0-3 Chris Rice
Leo Fernandez 3-0 Jamie Trump
Pat Patel 0-3 Johnny Stevens
Andrew Milliard 3-0 Andy Turner
Tony Knowles v Andrew Darken W/O
Steve Bird 3-0 Georges Apperley
Mart Gray 2-3 Matt Ford
Dean Venables 3-2 Ali Anwar
Marcus Lord 2-3 Tony Corrigan
Ray Grall 0-3 Anthony Massey
Surinder Gill 3-0 Daniel Mooney
Lyndon Paxford 0-3 Richard Emery
Garoid O’Connor 3-0 Alan Harvey
Karl Towsend 1-3 Adam Ashley
Steve Evans W/O Shabir Ditta
Lee S. Martin 3-0 Muhammad Aurangzaib
Wayne Cooper 3-0 Gary Miller
Michael Wrigley 1-3 Neil Craycraft

Last 64 results:

Jonathan Bagley 3-1 Karl Walker
Ashley Beale 1-3 Stephen Waldron
Daren Mirza v Paul Burrell W/O
Simon Seabridge 1-3 Mark White
Gary Britton 3-0 Stephen Campbell
Gary Skipworth 2-3 Sanjay Meghani
Bilal Ahmed 0-3 David McDonnel
Andrew Diacopoulos 1-3 Stuart Watson
Barry Pinches 3-0 James O’Sullivan
Patsy Fagan 3-1 Don Newcombe
Andrew Isitt 0-3 Nick Spelman
Jon Charlton W/O Rodney Goggins
Chris Rice 0-3 Leo Fernandez
Neil Caroll 1-3 Johny Stevens
Alex Ferguson 3-0 Gary Filtness
Ant Parsons 1-3 Andrew Milliard
Andrew Darken 2-3 Steve Bird
Matt Ford 3-1 Les Dodd
Rhydian Richards 3-2 Dean Venables
Tony Corrigan 2-3 Lee Martin
Anthony Massey 1-3 Sean Lanigan
Surinder Gill 3-1 Lee Richardson
Richard Emery 1-3 Garoid O’Connor
Adam Ashley 3-2 Steve Evans
Lee S. Martin 3-2 Aidan Owens
Simon Dent 0-3 Darren Morgan
Wayne Cooper 3-0 Sean Halligan
Sean O’Shea W/O Andy Papaiacovou
Neil Craycraft 2-3 Patrick Wallace

Last 32 results:

Jonathan Bagley 3-1 Stephen Waldron
Paul Burrell 0-3 Mark White
Gary Britton 3-0 Sanjay Meghani
David MacDonnell 0-3 Stuart Watson
Barry Pinches 3-0 Patsy Fagan (125, 104 Pinches)
John Hunter 0-3 Nick Spelman
Jon Charlton 0-3 Leo Fernadez
Johnny Stevens 0-3 Alex Ferguson
Peter Delaney 1-3 Andrew Milliard
Steve Bird 1-3 Matt Ford
Rhydian Richards 3-0 Lee Martin
Neil Jones 3-1 Sean Lanigan
Garoid O’Connor W/O Surinder Gill
Lee S. Martin 3-0 Adam Ashley
Darren Morgan 0-3 Wayne Cooper
Sean O’Shea 1-3 Patrick Wallace

Last 16 results:

Jonathan Bagley 3-0 Mark White (105 Bagley)
Gary Britton 3 (52,72,53) v 1 (88) Stuart Watson
Barry Pinches 3 (114) v 0 Nick Spelman
Leo Fernandez 3 (50,58,62) v 1 (56) Alex Ferguson
Andrew  Milliard 1-3 Matt Ford
Rhydian Richards 3 (54) v 2 (58) Neal Jones
Garoid O’Connor 3-0 Adam Ashley
Wayne Cooper 1- 3 (104,125) Patrick Wallace

Quarter Finals:

Jonathan Bagley 1-3 Gary Britton
Barry Pinches 3 (55,55) v 1 Leo Fernandez
Matt Ford 2-3 Rhydian Richards
Garoid O’Connor 1 (62) v3 (61) Patrick Wallace

Semi Finals

Gary Britton 3 (83) v 1 (58,56) Barry Pinches
Rhydian Richards 3 (97,74,105) v 1 (91) Patrick Wallace

The Final

Gary Britton 2-3 Rhydian Richards 

Rhydian Richards World Qual Event 1

You can watch the final here