BEST OF LUCK IN THE KNOCK OUT STAGES


The very best of luck to all players representing Team NI involved in the Knock Out stages of the 2017 EBA European Championships in Bridlington.

NI SENIORS A TEAM
NI LADIES A TEAM

Collette Henriksen (Ladies Individual)
NI MASTERS A TEAM
NI MASTERS B TEAM
Davy McGurn (Masters Individual)
Gerry McCorry (Masters Individual)

Team NI - Mens B1 Team


Pictured below - The Mens B1 Team representing Northern Irelsand at the 2017 EBA European Championships in Bridlington

Back - Dave Jones, Ryan Scott, Barry Cunningham, Michael Higgins (M), Ciaran Reid
Front - Paddy McGivern, Andrew Bailie, Ian Boal
Not in picture - Joe Larkin


Team NI - Mens 'A' Team


Pictured below - The Mens 'A' Team representing Northern Ireland at the 2017 EBA European Championships in Bridlington

Colin Moore, Ally Wilson, Derek Whiteside (M), Rab Butler, Gee Crawley & Ady Toner


Team NI - Masters 'A' Team


Pictured below - The Northern Ireland Masters 'A' Team after a fantastic 17-8 win over group leaders Scotland.


2017 EBA EUROS - Results, tables & stats


Go to the EBA website at WWW.EBA-POOL.ORG to keep up to date with all the fortunes of all the teams representing Northern Ireland over in Bridlington.

All the Finals from Week 1 in Bridlington


Results below from all the Finals at Week 1 of the 2017 European Championships in Bridlington

UNDER 15 SECTION FINALS
'A' TEAM - England 8-4 Scotland
'B' TEAM  - England B2 8-5 England B1
DOUBLES - Owen Dodd/Kian Monaghan (ENG) 5-2 Suraj Rai/Leighton McDonnell (ENG)
INDIVIDUAL - Suraj Rai (ENG) 6-2 Kieran Quadir (SCO)

UNDER 18 SECTION FINALS
'A' TEAM - Wales 13-10 Northern Ireland
'B' TEAM - England B2 13-11 England B1
DOUBLES - Billy Webster/Jordan Cunningham (ENG) 5-4 Oisin Wallace/Galvin McDermott (NI)
INDIVIDUAL - Scott Coventry (SCO) 6-3 Ieuan Richards (WAL)

UNDER 23 SECTION FINALS
'A' TEAM - England 13-11 Wales
'B' TEAM - England B1 13-4 Wales B1
DOUBLES - Ryan Fisher/John McDermid (SCO) 5-2 Ben Schembri/Lee Darmanin (MAL)
INDIVIDUAL - Jordan Evett (ENG) 6-4 John Price (WAL)

LEARNING DISABILITIES SECTION FINALS
'A' TEAM - Scotland 13-6 Northern Ireland
'B' TEAM - Scotland 11-5 Northern Ireland
DOUBLES - Martin Peters/Kyle Power (WAL) 3-2 Alan Reynolds/Peter Blanche (SCO)
INDIVIDUAL - Alan Reynolds (SCO) 4-2 Liam Walker (SCO)

Good luck folks in Brid


All the best to all players and managers travelling over to Bridlington to represent Northern Ireland at the 2017 EBA European Championships (Week 2). Play starts on Sunday 23rd April at 11:00 am


TEAM NI SPECIALS TEAMS


Pictured below are our A, B1 and B2 Learning Disabilities Teams competing this week at the 2017 EBA European Championships in Bridlington




TEAM NI UNDER 18 TEAMS


Pictured below are our two Under 18 Teams competing in the 2017 EBA European Championships from 19-22nd April in Bridlington, Yorkshire.







Best of luck to our Under 18s and Specials


The very best of luck to our Under 18 and Learning Disabilities Sections who will be representing Northern Ireland at the 2017 EBA European Championships. The event starts on Wednesday 19th April and the venue is the fantastic Spa Arena, Bridlington. We hope you all have an enjoyable competition.


Ryan is 2017 Under 18 NIPA Individual Champion


What an achievement by Ryan Marcus. The 13 year old Larne lad is the new 2017 Northern Ireland Under 18 Individual Blackball Champion.

In a fantastic Final Ryan belied his young years to just edge out 2016 World Under 18 Runner Up Oisin Wallace from Omagh in a dramatic last frame decider for a 7-6 win.

The whole match had swung one way and the other until they were locked at 6-6. But Ryan potted a long pressure black that many players his senior would have been proud off to be crowned 2017 Champion. Well done to Oisin too, he played his part with some great clearances to make it a memorable Final.

Thanks to all who entered the event which was held in Potters Pool Club, Coleraine on Sunday 16th April.

2017 N.Ireland Under18 Individual Chamjpionship


Live result updates during the day on Sunday 16th April from Potters Club in Coleraine. 12.00 noon start

LAST 8
Galvin McDermott 6-1 Jamie Doran
Oisin Wallace 6-4 Ciaran Taggart
Aaron Rolston 3-6 Ryan Marcus
Sam Ross V Bye
SEMI FINALS
Galvin McDermott 4-6 Oisin Wallace
Ryan Marcus 6-3 Sam Ross
FINAL - Race to 7
Oisin Wallace 6-7 Ryan Marcus

Final frames
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In the photo - Finalists Oisin Wallace (Omagh) and Ryan Marcus (Larne)

Team Managers Posts


The following Team Managers posts are up for grabs after we return from Bridlington
 
LADIES A
MASTERS A
MASTERS B1
SENIORS B

To apply, please forward your name, phone number and post you are applying for to nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk before close of day on Sunday 7th May


Northern Ireland 2017 Under 15 & Under 18 Individual Championships



Find details of the upcoming 2017 NI Individual Championships for Under 15s and Under 18s

When - Both competitions played on Sunday 16th April 2017
Where - Both competitions held in Potters, Coleraine (76, Long Commons, Coleraine BT52 1LJ)
Time - Registration closes at 12.00 noon for both events. Please leave home in plenty of time to get into the venue before close of registration. Potters open from 10.30am for practice.
Cost - Under 15s free entry. Under 18s £10 entry
NIPA dress code - Yes
Format - Straight Knock Out
Under 15s - Must have been under 15 years of age on 1st January 2017
Under 18s - Must have been under 18 years of age on 1st January 2017
ID - Please bring ID in case it is required

In the photo - 2016 Champions - Under 15, Aaron Rolston (Larne, left) and Under 18, Gerard McDermott (Omagh)

Well done Aaron



In the photo - Aaron Leslie (Glengormley) winner of the NIPA Handicapped Tour Event 4. The competition was held in the Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor on Sunday 9th April. In the Final Aaron overcame Bangor's Colin Moore by 5-3


The final event of this seasons Handicapped Tour moves on to the Q.Club in Larne on Sunday 7th May

The new NIPA One Day Handicapped Tour (Event 4)


Find details on the poster below of our new Handicapped Tour. Event Number 4 takes place on Sunday 9th April. Registration closes at 10.30am sharp

VENUE OPEN FROM 9.00am - Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor

Players can still enter on the day but must be in the venue by close of registration time. Please leave home early to get parked and into the venue and to avoid any possible travel delays

In the photo -Winner & Runner Up from Event 3, Steven McGurn (right) and John Lawther

Reminder for any player whose membership ran out on 31st December that new memberships to be taken out before playing. Cost is £10 from 1st January to 31st August 2017. Under 18s free.

SELECTED HANDICAPS AS FOLLOWS (Races to 5)
(-5) Ronan McCarthy
(-3) Tommy Morrow, Gary Clarke
(-2) Brian Crilly, Declan Duff, Rab McCullough, Steven McGurn
(-1) Ady Toner, Alaister Wilson, Colin Moore, Connor McCann, Damian Reid, Dean McDonagh, Dee Irwin, Emmet Maguire, Gavin Patton, Gerald McCaffrey, Gerard McDermott, Herbie O'Neil, James Nesbitt, Jason Crozier, John Lawther, Johnny Mackay, Lee Hull, Mark Graham, Marty Goudie, Paddy McLoughlin, Ricky Clyde, Ryan Foster, Ryan McKillop, Sam Newell, Shaun McAlister, Stephen Johnston, Chris Beattie, Jimmy Moore
( 0 ) Aaron Leslie, Aaron Rush, Alan Rainey, Andrew Patterson, Andy Park, Barry Cunningham, Callum McGlinchey, Ciaran Reid, Clem Howard, Colin Wilson, Collette Henriksen, Craig Gawley, Craig Laughlin, Daniel Clarke, David Riddell, Davy McGurn, Declan McConville, Declan McMahon, Ellis Martin, Eoin Burns, Gary Davidson, Galvin McDermott, Gary Johnston Jr, Gary Johnston Sr, Gavin Doran, Gee Crawley, Gerry McCorry, Greg Stevenson, Iain Britton, James Meredith, Joe Larkin, John McAllister, Kenny English, Kyle Kirkwood, Lee Topping, Mark Stockton, Martin Sharvin, Michael Kane, Michael Thompson, Michelle Roonay, Neil McFaul, Oisin Wallace, Paddy Lynch, Paddy Mulholland, Paul Carville, Paul Rafferty, Philip Houston, Raymond Stockman, Robert Hawkins, Ryan Scott, Simon McConnell, Steven Strain, Stuart McLean, Tony Tennyson, Trevor Whiteside, Tyler McConnell, Uel Stewart, Wayne Lewis, Willie Eakin
(+1) Adam Freeburn, Craig Johnston, Dave Jones, David Knipe, Ian Boal, Jason Davidson, Johnny Blair, Mary Cunningham, Maryjo McCourt, Michael Higgins, Paddy McGivern, Sara Greenberg, Tasha Magill, Terry Wallace
(+2) Jean McIlroy, Roisin Smith, Alex Babb

To apply for a handicap please email the NIPA at nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk


NIPA Seniors Tour E5


In the photo, Seniors Tour E5 Winner Raymond Stockman (left) with Runner Up Willie Eakin.

2017 EUROS OPENING FIXTURES

The Spa Arena, Bridlington

The full fixtures have now been released and opening fixtures are as follows

MENS A - Northern Ireland v Ireland
MENS B - Northern Ireland B v Northern Ireland B1
LADIES A - Northern Ireland v Gibraltar
LADIES B - Northern Ireland v Wale
SENIORS A - Northern Ireland v Ireland
SENIORS B - Northern Ireland B1 v Northern Ireland B2
MASTERS A - Northern Ireland v Gibraltar
MASTERS B - Northern Ireland B v England B2
UNDER 18A - Northern Ireland v Ireland
UNDER 18B - Northern Ireland v Wale
SPECIALS A - Northern Ireland v Wales
SPECIALS B - Northern Ireland B1 v Northern Ireland B2

Full programme at WWW.EBA-POOL.ORG

Bridlington warm up competition


Format is "5 person" teams. We currently have 7 teams but can still accept more. If anyone would like to enter a team contact Robert McCullough on Facebook or alternatively come down as an individual and I'm sure we'll get you in a team

When - Sunday 2nd April
Where - Q.Club, Larne
Tables - 10 Supreme
Time - 12:00 noon
Cost - £50 per team
NIPA dress code - Yes

NIPA Seniors (over 40s) Handicap Tour Event 5


REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12.00 NOON SHARP, PLEASE LEAVE HOME IN PLENTY OF TIME TO GET PARKED AND INTO THE VENUE AND TO AVOID ANY POSSIBLE TRAFFIC DELAYS ON THE ROADWORKS LEADING INTO COLERAINE

EVENT 1 - Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Q.Club, Larne
EVENT 2 - Sunday 27th November 2016 - Minnesotas, Ballymena
EVENT 3 - Sunday 15th January 2017 - Primacy, Bangor
EVENT 4 - Sunday 19th February 2017 - Primacy, Bangor
EVENT 5 - Sunday 2nd April 2017 - Potters, Coleraine

Format - New Player Handicap Playing Format (See below)
Events - 5 Stand alone Events
Time - Registration closes at 12.00noon sharp
NIPA dress code - Yes
Races - Straight Knock Out, all matches races to 6
Who - Open to any player over the age of 40 on the day of the event
Cost - New reduced entry fee. £15 (Players must be NIPA members to enter, new members very welcome)
Info - Handicaps will apply for the full Tour unless the NIPA Committee decide an adjustment is required. Handicaps available on request to nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk

(-1) Brian Crilly, Dee Irwin, Herbie O'Neil, Sam Newell, Stephen Johnston, Marty Goudie
( 0 ) Alan Corrigan, Alan Johnston, Alan Ferguson, Anthony McCorry, Billyjo Browne, Daniel Clarke, Dave Jones, Davy Drysdale, Ellis Martin, Gary Davidson, Greg Stevenson, Gary Johnston, John Tennyson, Kenny English, Kenny Geddis, Mark Graham, Paddy McGivern, Paddy Mulholland, Raymond Stockman, Robert Hawkins, Rodney Patterson, Steve Massey, Tony Tennyson, Tristan Scott-Heyes, Joe Patton, James Meredith, Craig Robson, Jason Heffron
(+1) Nigel McDowell, Rab Brown, Sara Greenberg, Ian Wylie, Paul Rafferty

In the photo - Runner Up & Winner from Tour Event 4 Jason Heffron (Bangor) and Sam Newell (Bangor)