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