Irish Open 2023 | Enter Now!

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World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) will head to Ireland for the first time from 28-30 July 2023 and entries are now open!

To be held at the Snooker and Billiards Ireland (SBI) HQ in Carlow, the Irish Open will carry full-ranking status and is open to players from all eight disability classification groups.

Irish Open poster

The SBI HQ is a fully accessible venue which features eight tables (four Xingpai, four Rasson) and professional standard lighting throughout.

The weekend will be fully supported by SBI as the national governing body for snooker and billiards in Ireland, with four-time WDBS Group 7 champion Dylan Rees having been instrumental in the organisation and staging of the event.

SBI HQ Snooker Tables

Open Day

As with regular UK-based tournaments, there will be an Open Day led by WPBSA Snooker Coach Steve Rutter held on Friday 28 July from approximately 10:00am until 1:30pm.

With eight tables available, it is anticipated that there will be limited opportunities for practice prior to the start of the tournament, with priority to be given to local disability groups invited to take part in the day.

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The competitive tournaments will begin at approximately 2:00pm on Friday 28 July, with a players meeting to be held from 1:45pm.

Subject to entry numbers, WDBS reserves the right to combine groups where necessary to ensure credible competition.

Dylan Rees players snooker shot with rest

Travel & Hotel

Information and advice with regards to travel and hotel options can be found within the event entry pack.

Local hotel options are limited and we encourage players to communicate and share advice, for example within our official WDBS Players Facebook Group.

How to Enter

Entry for all WDBS events is made through the WPBSA SnookerScores website:

  1. Determine your classification and choose your event: Your disability must fall under one of our 36 WDBS Classification Profiles, which have been grouped into eight ‘Groups’ for competition.
  2. Download the Event Entry Form: Once you have decided which event you would like to enter, read the entry form (linked above) and the latest WDBS Standard Conditions of Entry attached to it.
  3. Enter Online: All event entries are to be made through the WPBSA SnookerScores website. Either register or log in to your existing account and select the event that you wish to enter from the WDBS organisation page or from the ‘My Player’ section of your account.
  4. Pay the Entry Fee: Once you have entered the event, you can pay your entry fee online via the ‘My Payments’ section of your account.

Your entry will only be formally accepted upon receipt of your online entry AND payment of your entry fee by the event entry deadline.

If you require further information and support, or an easy read form (Group 6), please contact us.