2016 NIPA Mens Doubles

 
The 2016 Northern Ireland Mens Doubles Championship takes place this coming Sunday the 1st May. The venue is the Q.Club, in Larne.

What - 2016 Mens Northern Ireland Doubles Championships
When - Sunday 1st May 2016
Where - Q.Club, Larne
Time - Registration closes at 11.00am for all players 
Cost - £20 per team if NIPA members, or £40 if not
Who - Open to anyone who is eligible to represent Northern Ireland
Dress code - NIPA dress code applies
Format - Knockout, played to Scotch Doubles

In the photo
2015 Winners - Stephen McIlreavy & Corey Sweeney

If anyone is looking for a partner, contact Robert on 07970 450050 and we will post your name on the website here 

Venue open from 10.00am for practice

Confirmed World Championship squads


The following squads have been confirmed for the 2016 Blackball International World Championships in Killarney in October. Unders and Learning Difficulties sections to follow along with the 2016 Nations Cup squads

MENS A
LADIES A
Pat McAnally (Ballymena)
Jean McIlroy (Larne)
Ryan Foster (Ballymena)
Collette Henriksen (Enniskillen)
Ricky Clyde (Ballymoney)
Tasha Magill (Lurgan)
Colin Moore (Bangor)
Mary Cunningham (Newry)
Tommy Morrow (Ballymoney)
Clare Stewart (Antrim)
Ronan Fay (Dungannon)
Michelle Roonay (Enniskillen)
Trials Winner TBC
Sara Greenberg (Newtownabbey)


Julie Henderson (Coleraine)



SENIORS A
MASTERS A
Brian Crilly (Bangor)
Eric Sterrett (Bangor)
Willie Eakin (Coleraine)
Raymond Stockman (Coleraine)
Lee Caulfield (Coleraine)
Stephen Johnston (Lisburn)
Jmmy Moore (Coleraine)
Robert Hawkins (Larne)
Billy Moore (Coleraine)
Bill McIlroy Sr (Larne)
Neil McKelvey (Larne)
Davy Drysdale (Ards)
Craig Robson (Bangor)
Alan Johnston (Larne)

Mens Trials update

 
Any player wishing to enter the Men's Trials please email us at nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk or contact a committee member directly to confirm your entry and the dates you will be attending.

Players attending Day 1 to pay £20 (if they attend all 3 days, another £5 is payable at Day 3)

Players missing Day 1 but attending Day 2 to pay £20 on Day 2 (nothing payable on Day 3)

No player will be accepted into trials on the third day unless they have completed one full days play previous.

There is no closing date for entries and we will accept players turning up on the day.

IPA Team for NI leg of the World Series


The IPA held their qualifier, weekend ending Sunday 24th April, to select their team for the Northern Ireland leg of their Simonis World Series Tour. The 5 players coming over to NI will be as follows

Professionals
Gareth Hibbott (current IPA World Individual Champion)
Marc Farnsworth
Kristian Phillips
Nicky Griffiths
Amateur
Rob Donkin

More details to follow

WWW.IPAPOOL.COM

Morrow strolls to NIPA A&E Tour Event 5 success


Runner Up Kenny English (left) and Winner Tommy Morrow
Well done to Tommy Morrow on winning the NIPA A&E Tour Event No 5. The Ballymoney cueist was in fantastic form as he made his way to the Final with wins over Gary Clarke, Rab McCullough and Gee Crawley. Waiting in the Final was Whitehead's Kenny English but Morrow once again moved up a gear to secure the victory

LAST 32 AMATEUR
Jean McIlroy 3-5 James Meredith
Ryan Scott 5-4 Sara Greenberg
Gary Johnston 2-5 Gary Clarke
Rab Brown 1-5 Ricky Clyde
Dan Clarke 2-5 Raymond Stockman
Collette Henriksen 5-2 Michael Higgins
Tyler McConnell 5-4 Stephen McCullough
LAST 16 AMATEUR
James Meredith 5-4 Ryan Scott
Gary Clarke 5-2 Ricky Clyde
Raymond Stockman 5-4 Collette Henriksen
Tyler McConnell 5-2 Aaron Leslie
Kyle Kirkwood 3-5 Michelle Roonay
Kenny English 5-4 Wayne Lewis
Gee Crawley 5-3 Mark Stockton
Tasha Magill 2-5 Paul Carville
LAST 16 COMBINED
Ryan Foster 0-5 Paul Carville
Brian Crilly 0-5 Kenny English
Colin Moore 0-5 Michelle Roonay
Ady Toner 0-5 James Meredith
Herbie O'Neil 0-5 Tyler McConnell
Ronan McCarthy 0-5 Gee Crawley
Tommy Morrow 5-1 Gary Clarke
Rab McCullough 5-0 Raymond Stockman
LAST 8 COMBINED
Paul Carville 3-5 Kenny English
Michelle Roonay 4-5 James Meredith
Tyler McConnell 1-5 Gee Crawley
Tommy Morrow 5-2 Rab McCullough
SEMI FINALS COMBINED
Kenny English 5-2 James Meredith
Gee Crawley 1-5 Tommy Morrow
GRAND FINAL
Kenny English (Whitehead) 2-5 Tommy Morrow (Ballymoney)

FINAL FRAMES
English Morrow Morrow English Morrow Morrow Morrow

MASTERS TRIALS FOR 'B' TEAM NATIONS CUP SELECTION 2016



Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd October

Players who refuse to represent the NI Seniors 'A' Team at the 2016 World Championships in October in Killarney cannot play in the 2016 Nations Cup in Coleraine

Any player who wishes to trial for a place on our MASTERS B team/s please email us at nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk stating your name, phone number and date of birth or contact an Exec Committee member direct

PLAYERS CAN ONLY ENTER TRIALS FOR ONE CATEGORY ie MENS, LADIES, SENIORS etc
Do not put your name forward unless you are free to play on said dates in October.
Players must be over 50 years of age on Tuesday 20th October to be eligible
To participate in any set of International Trials players must be paid up Associate Members of the NIPA (£15 over 18s)

Selected players to pay £100 event deposit by 31st August 2016. If unpaid player will be removed from team squad
Cost - £10 per day or £15 for both, payable at Trial Day 1
Scores - Players best 1 score from a possible 2 decides their total
Prizes - TBC. Dependant on entries
Dress code - Yes
TRIAL DATES
Saturday 14th May - Primacy (10.00am start)
Saturday 21st May - Q.Club (10.00am start)

TIMELINE
16th April - Teams return from Bridlington
7th May - All WCs to be confirmed before this date
14th May - Trials begin

SENIORS A - H/P plus automatic invite for NI Champion
MASTERS B1 - 2 wild cards and either top 4 or 5 from trials
MASTERS B2 - A team will be formed to play in Coleraine if enough interest
TERMS & CONDITIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, ANY CIRCUMSTANCE NOT COVERED IN THESE NOTES SHALL BE DECIDED UPON BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Calling all Under 15s, 18s and 23s !!!



 
Any players who would like to be considered to represent Northern Ireland at an International event this October at -

Under 15, Under 18 or Under 23 level

please email your name and date of birth into nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk or contact an Exec Committee member direct

LADIES TRIALS FOR 'B' TEAM NATIONS CUP SELECTION 2016



Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd October

Players who refuse to represent the NI Ladies 'A' Team at the 2016 World Championships in October in Killarney cannot play in the 2016 Nations Cup in Coleraine

Any player who wishes to trial for a place in one of our Ladies teams please email us at nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk stating your name, phone number and date of birth or contact an Exec Committee member direct

PLAYERS CAN ONLY ENTER TRIALS FOR ONE CATEGORY ie MENS, LADIES, SENIORS etc
Do not put your name forward unless you are free to play on said dates in October.

To participate in any set of International Trials players must be paid up Associate Members of the NIPA (£15 over 18s)

Selected players to pay £100 event deposit by 31st August 2016. If unpaid player will be removed from team squad

Cost - £10 per day or £15 for both days payable at Trial Day 1
Scores - Players best score from a possible 2 is their final total
Prizes - TBC. Dependant on entries
Dress code - Yes

TRIAL DATES
Sunday 15th May - Q.Club (10.00am start)
Sunday 29th May - Primacy (10.00am start)

TIMELINE
16th April - Teams return from Bridlington
7th May - All WCs to be confirmed before this date
15th May - Trials begin

LADIES A - H/P plus automatic invite for NI Champion
LADIES B1 - 3 wild cards and either top 5 or 6 from trials
LADIES B2 - 2 wild cards and either next 6 or 7 from trials after B1s have confirmed

TERMS & CONDITIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, ANY CIRCUMSTANCE NOT COVERED IN THESE NOTES SHALL BE DECIDED UPON BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SENIORS TRIALS FOR 'B' TEAM NATIONS CUP IN COLERAINE 2016



NATIONS CUP - Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd October

Players who refuse to represent the NI Seniors 'A' Team at the 2016 World Championships in October in Killarney cannot play in the 2016 Nations Cup in Coleraine

Any player who wishes to trial for a place on one of our Seniors teamss for the B Team Nations Cup, please email us at nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk stating your name, phone number and date of birth or contact an Exec Committee member direct

PLAYERS CAN ONLY ENTER TRIALS FOR ONE CATEGORY ie MENS, LADIES, SENIORS etc
Do not put your name forward unless you are free to play on said dates in October.
Players must be over 40 years of age on Tuesday 20th October to be eligible
To participate in any set of International Trials players must be paid up Associate Members of the NIPA (£15 over 18s)

Selected players to pay £100 event deposit by 31st August 2016. If unpaid player will be removed from team squad

Cost - £10 per day or £15 for both payable at Trial Day 1
Scores - Players best score from a possible 2 count towards their final total
Prizes - TBC. Dependant on entries
Dress code - Yes

TRIAL DATES
Sunday 15th May - Primacy (10.00am start)
Saturday 28th May - Q.Club (10.00am start)

TIMELINE
16th April - Teams return from Bridlington
7th May - All WCs to be confirmed before this date
15th May - Trials begin

SENIORS A - H/P plus automatic invite for NI Champion
SENIORS B1 - 2 wild cards and either top 4 or 5 from trials
SENIORS B2 - 1 wild cards and either next 5 or 6 from trials after B1 has confirmed
TERMS & CONDITIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, ANY CIRCUMSTANCE NOT COVERED IN THESE NOTES SHALL BE DECIDED UPON BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE