2019 EBA NATIONS CUP WELL UNDER WAY


To view all the fixtures, live frame by frame scoring, tables, stats etc go to the EBA website and follow the instructions

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TOMMY IN FINE FORM TO WIN 2019 NIPA TOUR EVENT 6


It's well done Tommy Morrow (left in the picture) on winning Tour 6. The Final was played on Wednesday 6th November in the Q.Club and in that Final he ousted Ronan McCarthy by 7-5 with four break and dishes along the way. Tommy takes home the top prize of £450 with Ronan receiving £250.
Our Tour Finals Day takes place on Sunday 8th December, check back to this page for details of draw etc


MOUTH WATERING FINAL IN STORE AFTER TOUR 6



Well done to Ronan McCarthy and Tommy Morrow on winning their venue Finals on Sunday 3rd October at the 2019 NIPA Tour Event 6. The date for the two players to play off in the overall Final has yet to be confirmed, watch this space.

In the Q.Club, Larne Ronan had a couple of big scares in the Knock Out stages, twice having to win last frame deciders against Alan Johnston and Bill McIlroy Sr, before eventually overcoming a determined Raymond Stockman in the Final.

In Reds, Ballymena Tommy finished Runner Up in his Group behind John Kerr but was in top form in the Knock Outs making his way to the Final where he defeated the ever improving Dan Clarke by 7-4.

Our six Tour events have now been completed and we hope that all who played in them enjoyed it playing plenty of Pool against plenty of different opponents with the format giving the players of lesser ability the chance to have a handicapped crack at players of higher ability from the Last 16 stage onwards.

We now conclude with our seeded Finals Day on Sunday 8th December in the Q.Club, keep an eye out for all the details, draw and prize fund breakdown etc on our website and our Facebook page.

REDS KNOCK OUT STAGE  
LAST SIXTEEN
(+2) Neil McFaul 7-0 John Kerr
(+3) Connor Reeves 7-5 Ricky Clyde
(+1) Joe Larkin 3-7 Dan Clarke
(+1) Jean McIlroy 6-7 Paddy Lynch
(+2) Matty Willighan 6-7 Gareth Rowe
(+2) Corey Lee Brett 6-7 Don Macauley

LAST EIGHT
(+1) Connor Reeves 4-7 Neil McFaul
(+2) Paddy Lynch 3-7 Dan Clarke
(+1) Gareth Rowe 3-7 Don Macauley
(+2) James Meredith 2-7 Tommy Morrow

SEMI FINALS
(+2+ Don Macauley 4-7 Tommy Morrow
(+1) Neil McFaul 5-7 Dan Clarke

FINAL
(+1) Dan Clarke 4-7 Tommy Morrow

Q.CLUB KNOCK OUT STAGE
LAST SIXTEEN
(+2) Jordan Peoples 7-6 Aaron Rolston
(+2) Connor Marron 5-7 Gerard Heaney
(+2) Maryjo McCourt 3-7 Raymond Stockman
(+1) Dave Jones 1-7 Jim Gilchrist
(+2) Alan Johnston 6-7 Ronan McCarthy
(+2) Paul Watters 6-7 Robert Hawkins
(+2) Tyler McKee 5-7 Chris Carson
(+1) Bill McIlroy Sr 7-4 Ryan Foster

LAST EIGHT
(+3) Jordan Peoples 7-4 Gerard Heaney
(+1) Jim Gilchrist 5-7 Raymond Stockman
(+2) Robert Hawkins 5-7 Ronan McCarthy
(+0) Chris Carson 3-7 Bill McIlroy Sr

SEMI FINALS
(+2) Jordan Peoples 6-7 Raymond Stockman
(+2) Bill McIlroy Sr 6-7 Ronan McCarthy

FINAL
(+2) Raymond Stockman 5-7 Ronan McCarthy

In the photos - Top, Reds Finalists Tommy and Dan. Bottom, Q.Club Finalists Raymond and Ronan




PAT WINS NIPA EVENT 4 TOUR FINAL


What a Final we had in the Q.Club, Larne on Wednesday 30th October as Pat McAnally (Ballymena) took on Ronan McCarthy (Kircubbin) in the 2019 NIPA Tour Event 4 Final.

The match went the full thirteen frames and when the final black ball of the match was potted it was McAnally who took the honours and the winners prize of £450. Pat trailed 5-6 with two to go but it wasn't to be Ronan's night this time as Pat took both racks.

Pat McAnally (+0) 7-6 (+0) Ronan McCarthy

Event 6 takes place this coming Sunday 3rd November in Reds and the Q.Club, names for venues below. Reminder start time is 10.00am and both venues are NIPA Dress Code events.

FOLLOWING PLAYERS IN REDS
Keith Agnew
David Armstrong
Richard Campbell
Daniel Clarke
Ricky Clyde
Chris Eyles
Adam Dixon-Freeburn
Stevie Ferris
John Kerr
Joe Larkin
Cory Lee Brett
Patrick Lynch
Davy Magill
Ryan Marcus
Huggy McAlister
Don McAuley
Niall McElroy
Neil Mcfaul
Jean Mcilroy
Conor McQuilan
Dylan McToal
James Meredith
Tommy Morrow
Jonathan Murray
Alan Rainey
Connor Reeves
Mark Richardson
Gareth Rowe
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FOLLOWING PLAYERS IN Q.CLUB
Chris Carson
Gareth Fears
Thomas Fleming
Ryan Foster
Jim Gilchrist
Marty Goudie
Gerard Heaney
Alan Johnston
David Jones
Marty Kane
Aaron Leslie
Wayne Lewis
Darren Lowe
Ian Magill
Connor Marron
Ronan Mccarthy
Mary Jo McCourt
Tyler Mckee
Bill McIlroy sr
Sam Newell
Aaron Rolston
Ryan Scott
Greg Stevenson
Raymond Stockman
Darryl Watt
Paul Watters
Derek Whiteside
Trevor Whiteside
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TEAM NI OPENING MATCHES


Opening fixtures for our teams on Sunday 10th November as follows at the 2019 EBA Nations Cup  -

MENS 'A' - Malaysia V Northern Ireland (1.30pm)
MENS 'B' - Malta B V Northern Ireland 'B' (11.00am)

LADIES 'A' - Northern Ireland V Catalonia (3.45pm)

SENIORS 'A' - Northern Ireland V Scotland (1.30pm)
SENIORS 'B' - Ireland 'B' V Northern Ireland 'B' (3.45pm)

UNDER 23 - Northern Ireland V Wales (1.30pm)

UNDER 15 - Malta V Northern Ireland (1.30pm)

LDs - Northern Ireland 'A'  V Northern Ireland 'B' (11.00am)

2019 EBA NATIONS CUP OF POOL


CLICK HERE to view the schedule and fixtures for the 2019 Nations Cup in the beautiful island of Cyprus

Good luck to all teams participating, especially Sweden and Malaysia who are playing in their first International Blackball Event

OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES


The Committee of the NIPA would like to pass on our condolences to the family circle of Cliff Wilson on his passing after a long illness.

Cliff, from Newtownards, was an NIPA legend and stalwart. Northern Ireland Individual Champion in 1979, Team Manager, past Chairman and more recently President, Cliff always was very approachable and so helpful to all of us in passing on his large library of knowledge over his many years with our Association. Indeed during much leaner times for the NIPA Cliff nearly single handedly kept the ship afloat.

RIP Cliff, we will miss you.

Cliff's funeral will take place at 11.30am from Doggarts Funeral Home, Regents Street in Newtownards BT23 4AD on Thursday 17th October

Ronan wins NIPA Tour Event 5


Well done to Ronan McCarthy on winning the 2019 - 2020 NIPA Tour Event 5 Final. It was played in Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena on Monday 14th October and in the Final he beat Tommy Morrow by 7-4.


Ronan (left in the photo) takes home the Winners prize of £450 with Tommy banking £250


Ronan McCarthy (Kircubbin) 7-4 Tommy Morrow (Ballymoney)

LADIES NIPA TOUR EVENT 3/5


Well done to Chucky Preston who topped the table yesterday Sunday 13th October at the NIPA Ladies Tour Event 3 which was held in the Coach Club, Hillsborough. Tasha scored 8/9 whilst Runner Up Elise Richardson was close behind on 7/9. Thanks to all at the Coach Club for their hospitality on the day.

Updated table below. Event 4 will take place on Sunday 1st November at 12.00 noon in Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena. Everyone welcome, come along and enjoy the buzz at our Ladies Pool Section.

Before the days proceedings the girls held a minutes silence in memory of NIPA President Cliff Wilson who passed away on 12th October.



NIPA TOUR EVENT 5


It's well done to Ronan McCarthy (Kircubbin) and Tommy Morrow (Ballymoney) on winning their Venue Finals today in Tour Event 5. Ronan beat John Kerr (Larne) by 7-5 in Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena and Tommy had a 7-2 win over Jim Gilchrist (Ballynure) in the Q.Club, Larne. Also well done to 16 year old Ryan Marcus who went through the top Group in Reds winning all 7 of his matches, a great achievement considering each match is only 4 frames.
The two Venue winners will meet in the overall Final of Event 5, date TBC
Photo 1 - Tommy Morrow & Jim Gilchrist
Photo 2 - Ronan McCarthy & John Kerr


SPECIAL POOL PRESENTATION CEREMONY


View below photographs from the Presentation Ceremony at the EDDIE O'CONNOR ESTATE AGENTS Northern Ireland Learning Disabilities 2019 Festival of Pool at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine in September.
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OUR CONDOLENCES


The NIPA Committee would like to pass on our condolences to long time player Declan Lavery from Antrim on the passing of his dad Brendan on 29th September after a long battle with Alzheimers Disease.

Declan and the family circle are in our thoughts at this very sad time.

NIPA TOUR EVENT 5



The draw for the players' venues for Tour 5 this coming Sunday 6th October has been made. Groups will be released on the day. 10.00am start and both venues open from 9.00am. NIPA Dress code as usual

THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS ARE IN RED, BALLYMENA

THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS ARE IN THE Q.CLUB, LARNE
Scott Agnew
Billy Jo Brown
Dan Clarke
Brian Crilly
Stevie Ferris
Jim Gilchrist
Stephen Graham
Gerard Heaney
Alan Johnston
David Jones
Cory Lee Brett
Paul Lenfestey
Wayne Lewis
Darren Lowe
Ian Magill
Huggy McAlister
Niall McElroy
Neil Mcfaul
Tommy Morrow
Paddy Mulholland
Jonathan Murray
Sam Newell
Aaron Rolston
Christopher Ross
Tristan Scott-Heyes
Greg Stevenson
Darryl Watt
Derek Whiteside
Chris Woods
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