All the stats from the World Championship


All the stats from the action at the 2018 Blackball International World Pool Championships from 20-26th November will be available to view in real time on LeagueAppLive. You can download the App for Android and IOS from the Play Store and App Store respectively.

Once downloaded select Live then pick your option from the drop down menu.

Fixtures, results, live frame by frame scoring during matches, League tables updated after matches are completed and player stats.

WWW.EBA-POOL.ORG


Good luck Team NI


The very best of luck and safe journeys to everyone travelling with Team NI to the 2018 Blackball International World Championships of Pool next Monday 19th November. All the fixtures, results and stats will be available on LeagueAppLive, enter site name BBI and select "Live". A hectic fortnight for the NIPA as starting tomorrow Tuesday 13th we have the Specials Festival in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine followed by the BET McLEAN NI Individual Championships for Mens, Ladies, Seniors & Masters.






NIPA Lodge Hotel schedule 16-18th November


NI SENIORS INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP (over 40s)

Registration - Closes at 7.00pm on Friday 16th November. 1 frame deducted if not at roll call, 1 further every 5 minutes late. Please leave home in plenty of time to get parked and into venue.
Entry fee - £20 (to be paid by 9th November, payment details below)
Membership - Players must be NIPA Associate Members, £15 payable on the day or in advance
ID - Please bring ID in case it is requested. Must be 40 or over on 16th November 2018
NIPA Dress code - Yes
Format - Played down to Last 4, played to a finish on Sunday 18th November from 1.00pm
Eligibility - Must be eligible to represent NI at International level

NI MENS INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Registration - Closes at 10.30am on Saturday 17th November. 1 frame deducted if not at roll call, 1 further every 5 minutes late. Please leave home in plenty of time to get parked and into venue.
Entry fee - £20 (to be paid before 30th September, payment details below)
Membership - Players must be NIPA Associate Members, £15 payable on the day or in advance
NIPA Dress code - Yes
Format - Played down to Last 32, played to a finish on Sunday 18th November from 12.00 noon
Eligibility - Must be eligible to represent NI at International level

NI MASTERS INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Registration - Closes at 10.30am on Sunday 17th November. 1 frame deducted if not at roll call, 1 further every 5 minutes late. Please leave home in plenty of time to get parked and into venue.
Entry fee - £20 (to be paid by 9th November, payment details below)
Membership - Players must be NIPA Associate Members, £15 payable on the day or in advance
NIPA Dress code - Yes
Format - Played to a finish
Eligibility - Must be eligible to represent NI at International level

NI LADIES INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Registration - Closes at 10.30am on Sunday 17th November. 1 frame deducted if not at roll call, 1 further every 5 minutes late. Please leave home in plenty of time to get parked and into venue.
Entry fee - £20 (to be paid by 9th November, payment details below)
Membership - Players must be NIPA Associate Members, £15 payable on the day or in advance
NIPA Dress code - Yes
Format - Played to a finish
Eligibility - Must be eligible to represent NI at International level

WILLIE LUCAS SUPER 7s 

Registration - Closes at 4.30pm on Saturday 17th November. One player can register for their team. 1 frame deducted if not at roll call, 1 further every 5 minutes late. Please leave home in plenty of time to get parked and into venue.
Entry fee - £70 affiliated League, £100 not affiliated
NIPA Dress Code - Yes (Team Captains, please remind all players)
Format - Entries dependent, played to a finish
Eligibility - All players in a team must play in the same Pool League and have played in a minimum of 2 matches in that League this new season.
Exceptions - 1. Ladies 2. Overseas players (one maximum per team)

Any questions please contact the NIPA Secretary Gillian Rolston, either on Messenger or by email to nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk

Terms & conditions subject to change


Mens Groups drawn as excitement builds


The draw was made live on Facebook on Friday 9th November and the two Groups for the Mens Section in the 2018 World Blackball Championships are as follows -


GROUP AGROUP B
AustraliaBelgium
CataloniaCyprus
ChinaFrance
England Gibraltar
IrelandMalta
Northern IrelandNigeria
NetherlandsSouth Africa
NorwayScotland
WalesUganda






Mens Groups draw


With a record number of 18 teams entering the Mens section at the 2018 Blackball International World Championships this month (20-26th November), BI will be doing the draw for the two groups LIVE online this FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER at 6.00pm.

Tune in to PREMIER EVENT STREAMING who will be hosting the live draw at -


https://www.facebook.com/PremierEventStreaming/


Australia, Belgium, Catalonia, China, Cyprus, England, France, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Uganda, Wales

Payment reminder


Reminder to any Seniors, Masters or Ladies players who have entered our Individual Championships in the Lodge Hotel in November, that the £20 entry fee must be received by Friday 9th November. Any players unpaid by this date will be removed from lists. Anyone owing the £15 NIPA membership can pay this on the day of the event.

CLICK ON THIS LINK to view payment methods available.

SENIORS (over 40s) INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Bill McIlroy Sr, Iain Britton, Darren Sterrett, Drew Sloan, Damian McGarrell, Davy Magill, Padraic Lynch, Paddy Clarke, Davy McGurn, Martin Sharvin, Stephen Johnston, Micky O'Boyle, Paul Lenfesty, Marty Goudie, Johnny Murray, Willie Eakin, Tristan Scott-Heyes, Sam Newell, Jim Jennings, Greg Stevenson, Joe Meara, John Tennyson, Daniel Clarke, Michael Wilson, Noel Meara, George McCullough, Kenny Geddis, Gerry McCorry, Jason Heffron, Mark Nugent, Peter Leddy, John Holland, Aaron Leslie, James McGarrell, Paul Kerr, Johnny Nelson, Neil Campbell, Davy Jones, Anthony McCorry, Nigel Clewer, Darren Whiteside, Gary Johnston Sr, Brian Crilly, Raymond Stockman, Mark Graham, Gary Wylie, Chris Foster, Tony Tennyson, Alan Johnston, Gerard Rogan, Marty Enright, Kevin McCorry, Ivan Christie, Paddy McGivern, Kenny McFall, Declan Birt, Kieran Mallon, Stephen McArthur, Gary Sharpe, Andy McMeekin, Mark Richardson, Craig Robson, Stephen Massey, James Meredith = 64

Reserve list - Mark Stockton, William Brown, Neil McKelvey, Dee Irwin, Michael Kane

MASTERS (over 50s) INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Robert Hawkins, Jim Taylor, Jean McIlroy, Davy McGurn, Martin Sharvin, Stephen Johnston, Paul Lenfestey, Marty Goudie, Allen McKibben, Willie Eakin, Sam Newell, John Tennyson, Kenny Geddis, Davy Jones, John Holland, Joe Patton, Gerry McCorry, Brian Crilly, Raymond Stockman. Alan Johnston, Marty Enright, Ivan Christie, Colin Carlisle, Mark Galbraith, Jim Jennings, David O'Sullivan, Bill McIlroy Sr, Derek Allum, Ellis Martin, Hugh Regan, Jimmy McCullough, Stephen Ferris = 32

Reserve list - Gary Patterson

LADIES INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Jean McIlroy, Mary Cunningham, Andrea McAlister, Alex Babb, Ashleigh Dinsmore, Roisin Smith, Sally Caughey, Elise Richardson, Angie Willis, Maryjo McCourt, Joanne Podbylski, Linzi McClelland =12


Northern Ireland 2018 Special Pool Festival


See below the Programme of Events for the Northern Ireland Specials Festival of Pool in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.

TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER
> 11.00am - NI All Abilities Individual Championship & Plate Event (Players are requested to be in attendance for 10.50am)
> Presentation of awards will be held at the end of the Competition on the day
> Challenge Pool Match - Coleraine Football Club Select V NI Specials Select

WEDNESDAY 14th NOVEMBER
> NI Team Championships for Adult Learning Disabilities and Junior Learning Disabilities
> Individual Speed Pool Event
> Presentation of awards
> Doubles Competition featuring players from the NI Ladies International Teams

THURSDAY 15th NOVEMBER
> NI Individual Championships for Adult Learning Disabilities
> Presentations of awards

For any further information please contact either of the following -
Trevor Harte - 07814 432753. email - trevorharte43@gmail.com
Kim Lundy - 07920 056530. email - kimlundy2@aol.com

November upon us


The 1st November is upon us and it signals a busy month ahead for Northern Ireland Pool as we prepare for the following -

Tuesday 13th - Thursday 15th November
Northern Ireland Special Pool Festival
Lodge Hotel, Coleraine


Friday 16th - Sunday 18th November
NI Mens, Ladies, Seniors & Masters Individuals
Willie Lucas Super 7s Memorial Team event
Lodge Hotel, Coleraine


Tuesday 20th - Monday 26th November
2018 World Blackball Championships
Spa Arena, Bridlington, England


Our condolences


The NIPA Committee would like to offer their condolences to former Chairperson Trevor Harte and his family circle on the passing of his recently born grand-daughter Annie May White. Annie passed away on Sunday morning 28th October.

Our thought are with you all at this sad time.

Annie May's funeral will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 31st October in Macosquin Presbyterian Church (Englishtown) followed by internment in the adjoining Churchyard. Refreshments to follow in the Lodge Hotel afterwards.

The family have requested that everyone wears bright colours to celebrate the short life of their gorgeous rainbow baby.

Ryan earns his place on the IPA Tour


What a fantastic performance today by Ryan Scott in the first NIPA 2019 IPA Tour (Belfast Leg) Qualifier. The event was held in the Q. Club, Larne and from a field of 31 the Larne man fought his way to the Final where he faced Antrim's Roger Smyth. But just as in his Semi Final Ryan recovered from 0-2 down fighting back to register a 5-3 win.

With his win he secures a place in both the IPA Amateur event and the IPA Open event when the Tour comes to Belfast in February 2019.

It's a great reward for Ryan as he puts in many, many hours of practice, play and miles into the game he loves.

In the photo - Todays Finalists Roger Smyth (left) and winner Ryan Scott

Thanks to the Q.Club and their staff today for all their help, much appreciated

LAST 32
Kyle Kirkwood 5-0 Stephen Johnston
Ryan Marcus 5-0 Peter McAlonan
Aaron Rolston 5-3 Stephen Burns
Gerry McCorry w/o Ed McDowell
Neil McFaul 5-1 Warren Miskimmin
Jim Gilchrist w/o Darren Sterrett
Ryan Scott 5-2 Aaron Leslie
James Meredith w/o Adam Freeburn
Jim Gourley 5-3 Robert Hawkins
Paddy Mulholland w/o Mark Richardson
Marty Goudie 5-3 Alan Johnston
Ricky Clyde 5-4 Ryan Foster
Michael Thompson 5-3 Mark Millar
Roger Smyth 5-2 Peter Leddy
Neil Campbell 5-2 Steven Strain
Kenny English V Bye
LAST 16
Ryan Marcus 5-4 Kyle Kirkwood
Aaron Rolston 5-4 Gerry McCorry
Neil McFaul 5-1 Jim Gilchrist
Ryan Scott 5-3 James Meredith
Jim Gourley 5-0 Paddy Mulholland
Marty Goudie 5-2 Ricky Clyde
Roger Smyth 5-2 Michael Thompson
Kenny English 5-4 Neil Campbell
QUARTER FINALS
Ryan Marcus 5-4 Aaron Rolston
Neil McFaul 3-5 Ryan Scott
Marty Goudie 5-1 Jim Gourley
Roger Smyth 5-3 Kenny English
SEMI FINALS
Ryan Scott 5-3 Ryan Marcus
Marty Goudie 3-5 Roger Smyth
FINAL
Ryan Scott 5-3 Roger Smyth

Our 2nd Qualifier will be held in Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena on Sunday 2nd December 2018

IPA Tour (Belfast Leg) Qualifier 1


Updates from the Q.Club, Larne as the NIPA hold their first Qualifier with the winner receiving a spot at the prestigious IPA Blackball Tour, Belfast Leg (22-24th February 2019), Amateur and Open events. Qualifier 2 will be held in Reds Sports Lounge on 2nd December. All matches are "Best of 9"

12.00 noon start, Q.Club open at 11.00am
Entry £10
NIPA dress code
Only open to players eligible to play for NI

ROUND 1
Kyle Kirkwood 5-0 Stephen Johnston
Ryan Marcus 5-0 Peter McAlonan
Aaron Rolston 5-3 Stephen Burns
Gerry McCorry w/o Ed McDowell
Neil McFaul 5-1 Warren Miskimmin
Jim Gilchrist w/o Darren Sterrett
Ryan Scott 5-2 Aaron Leslie
James Meredith w/o Adam Freeburn
Jim Gourley 5-3 Robert Hawkins
Paddy Mulholland w/o Mark Richardson
Marty Goudie 5-3 Alan Johnston
Ricky Clyde 5-4 Ryan Foster
Michael Thompson 5-3 Mark Millar
Roger Smyth 5-2 Peter Leddy
Neil Campbell 5-2 Steven Strain
Kenny English V Bye
ROUND 2
Ryan Marcus 5-4 Kyle Kirkwood
Aaron Rolston 5-4 Gerry McCorry
Neil McFaul 5-1 Jim Gilchrist
Ryan Scott 5-3 James Meredith
Jim Gourley 5-0 Paddy Mulholland
Marty Goudie 5-2 Ricky Clyde
Michael Thompson 2-5 Roger Smyth
Kenny English 5-4 Neil Campbell
QUARTER FINALS
Ryan Marcus 5-4 Aaron Rolston
Neil McFaul 3-5 Ryan Scott
Marty Goudie 5-1 Jim Gourley
Roger Smyth 5-3 Kenny English
SEMI FINALS
Ryan Scott 5-3 Ryan Marcus
Marty Goudie 3-5 Roger Smyth
FINAL RESULT
Ryan Scott 5-3 Roger Smyth


IPA Belfast Qualifier


Hi folks, reminder that this coming Sunday 28th October, the NIPA will be holding a Qualifier for a spot on the IPA Tour when it comes to Belfast from 22-24th February. The winner will be entered into the Open & Amateur events for which normal cost is £120. Entry into the Qualifier in the Q.Club, Larne is only £10. You can pre-enter or pay on the day. We are holding a second Qualifier on Sunday 2nd December in Reds, Ballymena.

All matches "Best of 9"



Connor is King in NIPA Under 23 Individual


What a fantastic performance by 16 year old Connor Marron in the 2018-2019 NIPA Under 23 Individual that was played out today Sunday 21st October 2018 in Reds Sports Lounge. From a snooker background, Connor has only recently turned his hand to the reds and yellows and he has certainly made his mark in a very short period of time. Today he became our Under 23 Individual Champion taking on and overcoming more established players on his way to success where the experienced James Nesbitt awaited.

And what a final we had. Marron quickly raced into a 3-0 lead but after Nesbitt stormed back to lead 4-3 one could have been forgiven for thinking that James would move on and see the match out. But young Connor had other ideas and trailed 5-6 after the next four racks were shared. Frame 12, and the break off shot was to be James' last of the match. The Coleraine man went in off and Marron stepped up to clear for 6-6. And it wasn't long before it was all over as Connor duly pulled off a superb break and dish in the decider to claim the crown.

It's a great confidence booster for Connor before he travels with the NI Under 18 squad to the 2018 Blackball International World Championships in Yorkshire next month.

QUARTER FINALS
Connor Marron 6-4 Aaron Rolston
Ryan Marcus 6-1 Dean Reid
Chris Ferguson 1-6 James Nesbitt
Jordan Peoples 6-4 Corey Lee Brett
SEMI FINALS
Connor Marron 6-4 Ryan Marcus
James Nesbitt 6-1 Jordan Peoples
FINAL
Connor Marron (Ballymena) 7-6 James Nesbitt (Coleraine)

Final Frames
Marron, Marron, Marron, Nesbitt, Nesbitt, Nesbitt, Nesbitt, Marron, Nesbitt, Marron, Nesbitt, Marron, Marron

Big thanks to Dean in Reds today for his hospitality and to Reds Sports Lounge for the free use of the tables for the event.




2018 Blackball International World Championships entries


To view all the competing teams in each section go to the EBA website at www.eba-pool.org


IPA Qualifier on Sunday Week


Just a reminder that the first of two NIPA Qualifiers to win a place in the IPA Tour (Belfast leg) will be he held in the Q.Club, Larne on 28th October 2018. Entry is only £10, details below. The second Qualifier is in Reds, Ballymena on Sunday 2nd December.


Clarke tops NIPA Tour Rankings


It's well done to Gary Clarke (right). Win or lose his Event 6 Final against Rab McCullough the Ballymena cueist has finished top of the NIPA 2018 Tour Ranking Table and bags himself an extra £100.

CLICK HERE to view the final table.

Also, see below the list of all players who are eligible for Finals Day which will be played out in Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena on Sunday 9th December. Handicaps to follow.

Winner = £700
Runner Up = £300
Semi Finalists = £150 each
Quarter Finalists = £50 each

FINALS DAY FIELD

01. Gary Clarke 
02. Ronan McCarthy
03. Rab McCullough 
04. Greg Stevenson
05. Dave Armstrong 
06. Ryan Marcus 
07. Dan Clarke 
08. Stephen Johnston 
09. Joe Larkin 
10. Ryan Craig 
11. Raymond Stockman 
12. Aaron Leslie
13. Neil McFaul 
14. Gary Wallace 
15. Cory Lee Brett
16. Kenny Geddis
17. Tommy Morrow 
18. Davy Magill 
19. Michael Thompson 
20. Sean Davison 
21. Dave Jones 
22. Gordon Boomer
23. Kyle Kirkwood 
24. Mark Stockton
25. Alan Rainey 
26. Adam Freeburn 
27. Tyler McConnell 
28. Emmet Maguire 
29. Paul Harris 
30. Robert Hawkins 
31. Ryan Foster 
32. Mark Richardson 
33. Ryan Scott 
34. Marty Goudie 
35. Aaron Rolston 
36. Darren Lowe 
37. Mary Jo McCourt 
38. Gerry McCorry 
39. Paddy Lynch 
40. Trevor Whiteside 
41. Johnny Mackay 

Seniors 'A' Team warm up for Brid


Northern Ireland Seniors 'A' Team Manager Michael Wilson would like to thank Rossy Moore and all at the Railway Bar in Newtownards in County Down for welcoming his team down for a warm up match pre World Championships in Bridlington in November. Big thanks for the wonderful spread put on for the boys.

For the record the NI Seniors won 18-7


Tour Event 6 sees Clarke & McCullough reach Final


Well done to Gary Clarke (Ballymena) and Rab McCullough (Belfast). The duo have qualified for the Final of the the NIPA Tour Event 6 which was held in the Q. Club, Larne on Sunday 14th October. They will do battle on Sunday 9th December in Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena. It's a great boost for both players as they prepare to travel with the NI Mens 'A' Team to the Blackball International World Championships next month in Yorkshire.

In the photo - Gary Clarke (left) with Rab McCullough

Results from Knock Out stage onwards -

LAST 16
Gary Clarke (0) 7-4 (2) Tyler McConnell
Mark Richardson (2) 7-6 (2) Darren Lowe
Greg Stevenson (1) 7-6 (3) Sean Davison
Neil McFaul (2) 3-7 (1) Mark Stockton
Tommy Morrow (0) 6-7 (0) Rab McCullough
Dave Armstrong (1) 6-7 (3) Ian Boal
Corey Lee Brett (3) 7-3 (0) Emmet McGuire
Conor Marron (3) 2-7 (1) Dan Clarke
LAST 8
Gary Clarke (0) 7-5 (2) Mark Richardson
Greg Stevenson (1) 7-6 (1) Mark Stockton
Rab McCullough (0) 7-5 (3) Ian Boal
Corey Lee Brett (3) 6-7 (1) Daniel Clarke
SEMI FINAL
Gary Clarke (0) 7-4 (1) Greg Stevenson 
Rab McCullough (0) 7-4 (1) Dan Clarke
FINAL (Playing 9th December)
Gary Clarke (0) v (0) Rab McCullough

Big thanks to all the staff at the Q.Club for their hospitality during the day

Northern Ireland Under 23 Individual Championship


The NI Under 23 Individual Championship takes place his coming Sunday in Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena, details below. If you have any questions please message either Nipa Pool or Gillian Rolston or email us to nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk

UNDER 23

When - Sunday 21st October 2018
Where - Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena
Start time - Registration closes at 1.00pm. Please leave home in plenty of time to get parked and into the venue
Venue - Open at 12.00 noon
Cost - £10
NIPA Dress dode - Yes
Eligibility - Must have been Under 23 on 1st January 2019 and must be eligible to represent NI
ID - Please bring ID as it may be requested
Format - Knock Out

PAST WINNERS

Northern Ireland Under 23s Champions 
(Originally Under 21s. Under 23s from 2012

2018 - Declan Duff
2017 - Declan Duff
2016 - Declan Duff
2015 - Steven McGurn
2014 - Declan Duff
2013 - Steven Carson
2012 - Warner Johnston
2011 - Scott Clarke
2010 - Conor Byrne
2009 - Steven Carson