About us

Welcome to the Dublin billiards & Snooker Leagues (DBSL). We have been running snooker leagues in Dublin for over 60 years, with players of all ages and standards taking part. We are always for looking for new players and teams and if you are interested in playing snooker on a more competitive level you can contact us for more details.

The league format

League matches are played on a Tuesday and Thursday, with two players from each team playing Tuesday and two on Thursday. Matches are the best of 3 frames and all teams play each other home and away. Our leagues run from mid-September to April. This year for the first time, following a meeting with our members the DBSL will be introducing individual handicaps for players playing in our leagues. So no matter what your standard the leagues this season should be the most closely fought for many years.

See full league rules here

Other events through our season
The Cup

The cup is a team knock out handicapped tournament which is played after the leagues have been completed, with one round being played a week and with the finals from all divisions being played together at our finals weekend in the first weekend in May.

Individual Championships

This a one day knock out handicapped tournament played in the second half of the season, to crown an individual champion in each division.

All Ireland club championships HELD IN THE Gleneagle hotel Killarney

This is the biggest event on the Irish snooker calendar, with teams from all over Ireland North and South converging in the Gleneagle hotel Killarney to compete for the all-Ireland crown. This is a five man team event with up to three subs allowed. The event is split into two categories, the premier section and the championship section. The DBSL currently has 4 places in the Premier and 5 in the Championship section. We will run a qualifier for this event for all DBSL teams wishing to take part in November. The individual handicap system does NOT apply for the qualifications for the All Ireland.

The Dublin club championships

This is a four man team event played over two days (Saturday & Sunday) in April, This is a handicapped tournament and is always keenly contested each year. Teams play in groups with the top two going through to the knock out stages. Semi Finals and Final are played on Sunday.

End of season Party night

This is where we present all our prize winners from the year with their hard earned trophies and awards. This is followed by some finger food, a DJ and a chance to have a catch up and a pint with players from all the other teams you played during the season. Attending this event is free as it is included in your league fees.


We have a new website (dublinsnookerleagues.ie) which features all of your teams results and players individual performances. Some features of the website include league tables updated weekly, team lists, player profiles, top 10 rankings, high breaks, past achievements,latest news section where you will get news on upcoming events.

On our club page, clubs can advertise (free of charge), and include everything about their club from location, opening hours, prices, or special offers.


The annual league fees are €50.00 per player on a team, maximum charge per team is €300.00 (If a team has 5 players cost is €250.00, 6 players €300.00 7 or 8 players still €300.00)