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IBA Tour Event No.1 

Crowne Plaza Hotel,
October 6th-8th 2017

⭐ Entries now open online on Cuescore

⭐ Click Picture to right and Follow instructions

⭐ Pay online is the only option
No Cash Being handled at venue to enter anymore, only for prize payments. This minimises risk for commitee and ensures all costs for tournament setup are covered as expected at signup deadline.
(*NO REFUNDS: So make sure you are available to play no matter what session you are drawn in please. If you have no debit/credit card, give the cash to someone who does and get them to pay online for you)

⭐Deadline is 6pm Saturday 30th September.

⭐Draw will be live on Cuescore on Sunday 1st October in its entirety. All 32 Groups in round robin stages will be visible to all. Straight knockout from last 64 onwards based on seeding from start of tournament.

⭐IBA Tour Dress Code:
Polo Shirt and Trousers,SHoes
*No Teeshirts, Jerseys, shorts, jeans,tracksuits or runners allowed. Failure to adhere to dress code will mean expulsion from tounament.



⭐⭐⭐ SIGN UP....SIGN UP....SIGN UP! ⭐⭐⭐

We need all Pool Players who plan on playing any Blackball Tour event in Ireland to sign up to their Cuescore Profiles asap.

Simply send Name + Email address to John Maher here on facebook PM or email

⭐This will be the only way to enter tournaments from now on. Gone are the days of paper and pen, gone are entries been mislaid in one way or another.

All rankings will be updated immediately after each tournament by Monday after each tournament at latest and more often evening of tournament end.

*Rankings Link on Cuescore:

*Rankings Link on IBA Website:

⭐ So SHARE this post and tag all your friends. Pass on this message to those who are not on facebook to get their emails to me asap.....and Sign Up. Don't miss out on blackball evolution.

Irish Blackball takes another step forward in its drive to make Pool in Ireland easy and informative to all players in using the latest technology in online tournament software by utilising Cuescore.
Irish Blackball Association are joining forces with, the leading tournament software company online today.

We have already begun running the tournaments already this year with the professional brackets in Cuescore but this is several steps forward in our streamlining of Blackball in Ireland.

You will now also have your own profile to enter directly into tournaments.

Your profile will store all your stats, results and ranking. You will get alerts of upcoming tour events thus eliminating the chance of missing one.

Rankings will be automatically updated immediately at tournament conclusion. No more waiting for weeks to see where you are at.

✱ Key Features:

⭐ Notifications though email and facebook automatically sent to you for all upcoming tour events.

⭐ individual Profile for every player with up to date stats and results.

⭐ Rankings Updated Immediately after each tournament finishes.

⭐ Easy online entry and Paying of entry fees.

⭐ Precise tournament Info including table and session times during each tour event.

⭐Uptodate minute by minute scores from the venues on website.

⭐ Entire tournament, tour, event and Players history available at touch of a button.

So starting today we are asking all irish pool players who will compete at any future blackball events to provide the following:
1:Full Name
2:Email address

*Send details to John Maher only please by following methods only to keep confidential.

Facebook: Private message me please.

⭐ This will be the only way to enter the Irish Blackball Tour in the future so it is vital that everyone share these details far and wide to those who may not use Facebook etc. We want to make this a foolproof efficient system for all. SHARE please

I will then create your profile on website and send you invitation email to CLAIM your profile. You just follow the link provided and you will be registered.


New Look Rankings

Thanks to Cuescore's JanOtto Weberg, We have a brand new Ranking system in place after he back engineered all of last season's Tour into the database. Now we are up to date and ready to go for the new season with rankings updated within an hour of any event completion!
*Click Picture to see Full Rankings Lists

Pool Loses one of its own.

It is with a heavy heart that we bring the very sad news, that one of our members, Dermot Byrne, has passed away. Dermot died in the early hours of Sunday 16th July 2017.
Dermot attended Irish Blackball Association Events for many years, and qualified through rankings to represent Ireland at European and World Championship Events, and was so proud to compete for his country.
Dermot was known to all as a 'Gent'. He was easy going, and respectful of others.
We are so proud to have had the opportunity of knowing Dermot, and the Honour of being in his company.
On behalf of the entire membership of the Irish Blackball Association, we would like to offer our sincerest condolences to his loving wife, 3 beautiful daughters and extended family members at this time.
We will miss you friend.

Irish Blackball Association


International Messages

Dutch Blackball Association: " Our condolences to all family and friends " 
Danny Dijkstra

Northern Irish Pool Association: " Please pass on the most sincere condolences of the Northern Ireland Pool Association to all concerned" Robert Hawkins

European Blackball Association: "On behalf of myself the Executive of the EBA and all our nations we would like to offer our condolences to the Family and friends of Dermot. Dermot was a personal friend and a fellow pool player. Our international pool family is devastated to lose one of our own. Dermot will be sadly missed a gentleman who wouldn't say boo to anyone. Dermot you are in our hearts and in our thoughts. Kevin Byrne Chairman EBA

Irish Blackball Association NEWS!!

Irish Blackball takes another step forward in its drive to make Pool in Ireland easy and informative to all players in using the latest technology in online tournament software by utilising Cuescore.

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IBA Tour Polos on Sale Now....€20

Sizes: S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXL Price: €20                             Contact any Committee Member

Colours:  Black ,White ,Burgundy ,Royal blue ,Sky blue ,Navy blue ,Sunflower ,Orange ,Emerald ,Bottle green ,Pink.

Congratulations to Irish Masters Team.

Fantastic Performance by all the lads.

Anto Saul ( Captain)

Jimmy McCabe

David Costelloe

Martin Rocker Rothwell

Martin Keenan 

Dave Martyn

Joey Morris

Brendan Hinchy


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Ireland A vs Netherlands A in Group stages of World Champs

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Tour Photo's From Irish Blackball Tour

Great selection of pics from Irish Blackball Association Tour 1 Event which was held in the Regency Hotel, Dublin.

Click Pic on left to get straight through to the Photos provided by Andy Fleming.