In my role as SBI Irish National Coach I would like to announce Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) will hold a free National Junior Snooker & Billiards Developmental Day on Saturday the 8th of January in the SBI HQ Academy of Excellence in Carlow from 11am to 4pm.
SBI have four mini star tables in the Academy which will help introduce new younger people to the game and help develop the game going forward. We also have 4 Shender and 4 Star Tables for the more experienced players on the day.
Over the past few seasons SBI have held Junior Developmental days to introduce and encourage more juniors to play our beautiful sports. In the past players from all across Ireland have attended and this upcoming day promises to be another great day in our new SBI Academy.
A Sport for Everyone
Hopefully Santa has gifted some cues and tables to Irish boys and girls this Christmas and any U-18 player are invited to attend this free day with myself and my team of SBI Coaches to have some fun and learn some of the skills of the game.
Calling All SBI Coaches
All current SBI Qualified Coaches who are Garda vetted are also invited to attend the day and the schedule of events is from 10.30am – 11am the players will sign in and warm up. The players will then learn about the Stance, Grip, Cue Action, Cue Ball Control and Basic Potting Skills. The game of Billiards will also be introduced to the players.
The day will begin with the players playing some basic shots and the SBI coaches will give some tips and advice to the players. The players will then be shown how to control the cue ball and then try some practice routines.
Potting, Safety and Re-spotted black tournaments will also be held. The action will begin at 11am and finish at 4pm. A SBI Qualified Referee will be on hand to explain some of the Snooker and Billiards Rules to everyone also.
SBI would like to ask our members and all the clubs to encourage as many of their young children/ friends/ members to attend this promotion day and help grow the game in Ireland.
Address / Post Code of SBI HQ
Snooker & Billiards Ireland
Sport HQ, Academy of Excellence
Graiguecullen, Co Laois