Wednesday, January 16, 2019

First Few Qualifiers

Action underway and some Groups are already finished.

Group 1, Keith Stringer, will conclude at Leabeg on Weds 23rd Jan next and Group 2, Gerry Reynolds, will conclude at Sunrise on Tuesday 22nd Jan. Group 4, Ross Reynolds, finished on Sunday 13th Jan with Robert Carey and Simon Reynolds emerging as qualifiers at Ballyloughlin. Group 10, Aidan Ryan, will finish on Fri 25th Jan. Group 16, Pat O'Sullivan, finished on Mon 14th Jan at Sunrise and congrats to Rod O'Shea and Noel Golden.

Group 9, Brian Quigley, and Group 3, Colin Watchorn, will complete tonight, Weds 16th Jan.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Welcome to Cyril Stringer Snooker Cup 2019 !

The competition is for groups of 8 players and is based on snooker doubles

Players will play one match with each of the other seven members of their Group against other members of their Group as per the draw.

House rules will apply in all group matches.

Each match will last for 30 minutes or one frame whichever occurs first. In the event of the frame not being completed at the end of the time, all of the players will have one more turn (including the player currently playing if they have played a stroke).

The two players with the highest number of points will represent their group in the next phase. In the event of a player not being available to play in the next phase another Group player may take their place as a substitute

Each player will receive the following number of points for each match they play in their group.

Winners.           3 points
Losers              1 point
Drawn              2 points

In the event of two or more players having the same number of points after all matches are played, then the total number of points they and their partners scored in all frames minus those scored against them in all frames will decide placings in a “goal difference” style. In the event of a tie the “points scored” will be the decider.

If required, we can supply a schedule for Groups that wish to play on ONE night only.

All Group matches  MUST be completed by Wednesday 30th January 2019.

It is the responsibility of the CAPTAIN of each Group to ensure that all matches are played to the rules and that all scores are recorded accurately and passed to Keith or Gerry along with the entry fees collected.


The second stage of the tournament will consist of 4 “round robin” groups. These will be held on 7th, 8th, 11thand 13thFebruary at venues to be announced. Each “round robin” winner will progress to a final “round robin” on Friday 15thFebruary to decide the tournament winner. The winners will receive The Cyril Stringer Snooker Cup and commemorative plaques and the runners up will receive commemorative plaques.

Charity Funds

The entry fees collected (€30 per player) will be divided equally between our charity beneficiaries, Greystones Cancer Support and Wicklow Hospice 

Thank you for supporting this 13th year of our tournament.
Full details on all matches and scores will be posted on the snooker blog at:   and please follow us on Twitter @snookercomp

Keith & Gerry
December 2018.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

€2,935 - All Thanks To You

Here is the official receipt for your kind donations to CMRF at Crumlin Hospital.

Thanks once again for your generosity.

Gerry & Keith

Sunday, February 18, 2018

€2,935 - Thank You Everyone

This year's tournament raised an impressive total of €2,935. These charity funds will be paid to the benefit of Crumlin Hospital CMRF and there are NO DEDUCTIONS for costs of running the event, plaques etc. Those who paid over cheques will receive a receipt directly from Crumlin and we will post official receipt for the cash when received.

You can find out more about the work of CMRF go to:

Thank you so much for supporting us again this year and a particular thanks to the Captains of our Groups.

We hope to see you again next year.

Gerry & Keith

Pictured are: Noel Golden & Dave Dunne Cup Winners 2018

Cyril Stringer Snooker Cup

2018 sees the 12th edition of the competition. We started back in 2006 with a modest 9 groups of players which has risen this year to 17 player groups. The Cup is named in the memory of Cyril Stringer who brought the first full size snooker table to the Newcastle area. The winning pair and the runners up both receive commemorative plaques with the Cup for the winners of course. This year our winning pair also received a case of American Amber beer with thanks to Mark Fennelly at Wicklow Wolf.

Report on Final Night Friday 16th February 2018

The 2018 Final took the format of a Round Robin Group of 4. All our Second Round Group winners, Rory Fenelon & Kevin Law, John Condell & Rory Kunz, Adrian Doyle & John Fisher and Dave Dunne & Noel Golden were involved. After an excellent evening of snooker, Dave Dunne & Noel Golden prevailed with Adrian Doyle & John Fisher claiming the runner up spot.

Pictured are : Rory Kunz, Dave Dunne, Noel Golden and John Condell

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Final Finalist

On Tuesday 13th February the final Match of the second round was staged at The Rookery. On a high quality night Dave Dunne and Noel Golden prevailed and will complete our lin up for the finale on this coming Friday night 16th February at Leabeg. Dave is pictured here with Noel's T Shirt !