BILLIARDS and SNOOKER have been an integral part of the RIYC since the clubhouse was built.  The billiards room itself is purpose built and has been in regular use ever since by members of all ages.

The 2021 Snooker Handicap Competition is starting shortly and prospective competitors should contact if they wish to enter by early next week. 



Members can use the calender in the Billiards Room to book the table.



January 2020
Happy New Year and welcome to the  January 2020 RIYC Snooker and Billiards Newsletter .
Firstly, if you no longer wish to receive emails regarding Snooker and Billiards in the Club, you can request that we no longer contact you by emailing
Snooker Handicap Competition
The Annual Snooker Handicap Dinner and Final was held on Friday 6th December last and was a most enjoyable evening with 35 competitors and supporters sitting down to dinner. The wine continued to flow until quite late!
Nevan Powell beat Adam Winkelmann in the very well attended final to become 2019’s Snooker Handicap Champion. I don't remember the last time I saw that many people in the Billiard room! By the way, if anyone has any photographs of the evening, could they please send some on to us as Sarah would like a couple for the next Club newsletter.

Snooker Scratch and Billiards Competitions
The Spring competitions, Snooker Scratch and Billiard Handicap, will kick off in the next week and a half with the draws being done before the end of the month so, if you haven't already entered, please do so using the link at or by contacting us at Please indicate whether you wish to enter both competitions, or just one or the other.
As last year, we will be running the Billiard Competition with an initial round-robin (pool games) format followed by knock-out stages for the final stages. This proved very popular and is a great way for new Billiard players to become acquainted with what is a very enjoyable game since all are guaranteed a number of shorter games in the pool stage of the competition. We would encourage you to enter and try out the game.

Monday Night Snooker
We have already re-started our popular Monday night Snooker/Billiards open evening for anybody who fancies a game – format decided on the night depending on numbers - from 6 pm onwards. We will be starting up a WhatsApp group for this in the next few days and if you wish to be included, please tell us.

Interclub Snooker League
We're currently lying third (again :( ) in the Interclub Competition after what were a number of very close matches in the autumn. The Competition restarts in February with our matches on Tue 11 Feb against the George in the RStGYC and on Tue 18th Feb we host the National for our final match of this winter’s matches.
If you would like to be considered for the playing panel, e-mail Team Captain, Michael Tyrrell at

Snooker Committee