""ALL NEW"" NIPA SENIORS TOUR



The "ALL NEW" NIPA 2016 - 2017 Seniors Tour kicks off this Sunday 2nd October with the first event being held in the Q.Club, Larne

DATES
EVENT 1 - Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Q.Club, Larne (registration closes at 12.00noon sharp)
EVENT 2 - Sunday 27th November 2016 - Minnesotas, Ballymena
EVENT 3 - Sunday 15th January 2017 - Venue TBC
EVENT 4 - Sunday 19th February 2017 - Venue TBC
EVENT 5 - Sunday 2nd April 2017 - Venue TBC

Format - New Handicap Playing Format (See below)
Events - 5 Stand alone Events
Event 1 - Sunday 2nd October 2016
Where - Q.Club, Larne (8 Supreme Tables with Hainsworth Match cloth)
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)
Info - This season each event will be a stand alone event with no Finals Day. Handicaps will apply for the full Tour unless NIPA Committee decide an adjustment is required. Last seasons Tour players handicaps for this season shown below, others available on request

Brian Crilly = -1
Dee Irwin = -1
Sam Newell = -1
Stephen Johnston = -1
Alan Corrigan = 0
Alan Ferguson = 0
Anthony McCorry = 0
Billyjo Browne = 0
Daniel Clarke = 0
Dave Jones = 0
Davy Drysdale = 0
Ellis Martin = 0
Gary Johnston = 0
Greg Stevenson = 0
John Tennyson = 0
Kenny English = 0
Kenny Geddis = 0
Marty Goudie = 0
Paddy McGivern = 0
Paddy Mulholland = 0
Raymond Stockman = 0
Robert Hawkins = 0
Rodney Patterson = 0
Steve Massey = 0
Tony Tennyson = 0
Tristan Scott-Heyes = 0 
Nigel McDowell = +1
Rab Brown = +1
Sara Greenberg = +1

2016 World Championship entries


Below are the entries to date for the 2016 Blackball International World Championships to be held in Killarney 11-16th October


MENS - (15) LADIES - (10) SENIORS - (11) MASTERS - (10)




Australia Australia Australia Australia
Catalonia England Catalonia Catalonia
Cyprus France England England
England Gibraltar France France
France Ireland Gibraltar Gibraltar
Gibraltar N. Ireland Ireland Ireland
Ireland S. Africa N. Ireland N. Ireland
Malta Scotland Norway S. Africa
Morocco Uganda S. Africa Scotland
N.Ireland Wales Scotland Wales
Netherlands
Wales
Norway


S. Africa


Scotland


Wales










UNDER 23 - (9) UNDER 18 - (8) UNDER 15 - (6) WH'CHAIR - (13)




Australia England England Australia x1
Catalonia France Gibraltar England x2
England Ireland Ireland 1 Ireland x5
France Malta Ireland 2 N. Ireland x1
Ireland N. Ireland Scotland 1 Russia x1
Malta S. Africa Scotland 2 Wales x1
N. Ireland Scotland
Others x2
S. Africa Wales

Scotland






MENS LDs - (6) LADIES LDs - (2)





England Ireland

Ireland S.Africa

N. Ireland


S. Africa


Scotland


Wales


2016 EBA Nations Cup entries


The following teams have entered the upcoming 2016 EBA Nations Cup of Pool which will take place in Coleraine, Northern Ireland starting the Thursday 20th October

Fixturesat WWW.EBA-POOL.ORG



MENS  LADIES  SENIORS  MASTERS 




N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1
N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2
Scotland B1 Scotland B1 Scotland B1 Scotland B1
Scotland B2 Scotland B2 Scotland B2 Scotland B2
Wales B1 Wales B1 Wales B1 Wales B1
Wales B2 England B1 Wales B2 S. Ireland B1
S. Ireland B1 England B2 S. Ireland B1 S. Ireland B2
S. Ireland B2
S. Ireland B2 England B1
England B1
England B1 England B2
England B2
England B2




UNDER 23  UNDER 18  UNDER 15 




N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1
N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2
Scotland B1 Wales B1 Scotland B1
Scotland B2 England B1 Wales B1
Wales B1 England B2 England B1
England B1
England B2
England B2

UNDERS Nations Cup warm up


In the picture is Potters owner Willie Eakin (back left) with some of the NIPA UNDER 15/18/23 players who took part in a Nations Cup warm up event in Potters, Coleraine on Sunday 25th September.

Knock Out Main Event Final
Ryan Marcus (Larne) 4-2 Richard Purcell (Castlerock)

Plate Event Final
Ryan Scott (Larne) 4-3 Adam Harte (Coleraine)

Top scorers in the team event were Dean Vauls (Coleraine) and Adam Harte (Coleraine).

Good luck to all our Under 15/18/23 players that will be representing Northern Ireland in the event which takes place in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine from 25-27th October.

Greenberg & McIlroy at the Double

Winners - Sara Greenberg & Jean McIlroy

Congratulations to Sara Greenberg (Newtownabbey) and Jean McIlroy (Larne). The duo won the 2016-2017 NIPA Ladies Doubles event in the competition which was held in the Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor on Sunday 25th September.

In a close final that went to the deciding frame they beat Tasha Magill (Dundonald) and Roisin Smith (Newcastle) by 4-3.

Final frames
Greenberg/McIlroy Magill/Smith Magill/Smith Greenberg/McIlroy Magll/Smith Greenberg/McIlroy Greenberg/McIlroy

U15/18/23 Nations Cup warm up


Just a reminder to all Under 15/18 & 23 players competing in the upcoming EBA Nations Cup in October in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine that we will be having a warm up day in Potters Pool & Snooker Club in Coleraine this Sunday 25th September.

Start time 1.00 pm

NIPA dress code applies
Dressy trousers - any colour, no jeans, combats, cords, chinos etc
Dress Shoes - any colour, no trainers etc
Shirt - with collar polo shirt acceptable, no football tops or logos

Potters Pool & Snooker Club, Long Commons, Coleraine BT52 1LJ

2016-2017 Ladies Doubles Championship


This Sunday 25th September sees the 2016-2017 Northern Ireland Ladies Doubles Championship take place in the Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor . Details below -

Where - Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor. Open from 11am for practice
When - Sunday 25th September 2016
Time - Registration closes at 12.00 noon sharp.
Cost - £10 per person (AM), £20.00 per person (Non AM)
Dress code - Yes
Who - Open to anyone who is eligible to represent Northern Ireland at Blackball Pool
Format - Straight Knockout

In the photo
Current holders Tasha Magill (Dundonald) and Mary Cunningham (Newry)

PREVIOUS WINNERS
2016 Tasha Magill & Mary Cunningham
2015 Tasha Magill & Mary Cunningham
2014 Angie Acheson & Angie Carson
2013 Sara Greenberg & Julie Henderson
2012 Sara Greenberg & Julie Henderson
2011 Elise Richardson & Krissie Cutler

Tommy is just Grand

2016-2017 Winner Tommy Morrow

It's congratulations to Tommy Morrow. The Ballymoney cueman raced to the inaugural NIPA Grand Prix title in some style in the event which was held in the Regal Pool Club, Portadown on Sunday 18th September.

From an entry of 50 Tommy certainly didn't have an easy path to victory having to see of some big names along the way including Pat McAnally (6-4), Ryan Foster (6-2) and Rab McCullough (7-3). It didnt get any easier in the final as waiting for Morrow was Stephen Johnston who had been in top form all day and had knocked out one of the field favourites Gary Clarke (6-5). But Morrow wasn't to be denied and he ran out a convincing 7-1 winner, a timely boost as in three weeks he heads of to the World Championships in Killarney with Team NI.

Draw & Results from NIPA Grand Prix


CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAMING FROM THE GRAND PRIX

ROUND 1
Tony Tennyson 2-5 Gavin Doran
Gary Johnston 4-5 Collette Henriksen
Ryan Taylor 5-3 Sara Greenberg
Jordan Thompson 2-5 Paul Carville
Kyle Kirkwood 5-2 Iain Britton
Carl Jackson 1-5 Colin McCann
Robert Hawkins 5-0 Stephen Beattie
Tasha Magill 2-5 Dean McDonagh
Kenny Geddis 3-5 Aaron Leslie
James Meredith 4-5 Andrew Maguire
Tom Cassidy 2-5 Stephen Johnston
John Tennyson 3-5 Jean McIlroy
Paddy Tavey V Bye
Davy McGurn V Bye
Michael Magennis V Bye
Gary Clarke V Bye
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Emmett Maguire 2-5 Michelle Roonay
Galvin McDermott 3-5 Ryan Foster
Alan Rainey 5-4 Mark Graham
Declan Duff 5-1 Kenny English
Dan Clarke 3-5 Tommy Morrow
Michael Higgins 5-1 Dave Jones
Pat McAnally V Bye
Ricky Clyde V Bye
John Lawther V Bye
Wayne Lewis V Bye
John McVeigh V Bye
Tyler McConnell V Bye
Rab McCullough V Bye
Roisin Smith V Bye
Stephen McCullough V Bye
David Knipe V Bye
ROUND 2
Gavin Doran 5-2 Collette Henriksen
Ryan Taylor 5-3 Paul Carville
Kyle Kirkwood 5-3 Colin McCann
Robert Hawkins 2-5 Dean McDonagh
Aaron Leslie 5-4 Andrew Maguire
Stephen Johnston 5-0 Jean McIlroy
Paddy Tavey 0-5 Davy McGurn
Michael Magennis 1-5 Gary Clarke
Michelle Roonay 0-5 Ryan Foster
Alan Rainey 5-1 Declan Duff
Tommy Morrow 5-2 Michael Higgins
Pat McAnally 5-1 Ricky Clyde
John Lawther 4-5 Wayne Lewis
John McVeigh 2-5 Tyler McConnell
Rab McCullough 5-0 Roisin Smith
Stephen McCullough V-V David Knipe
ROUND 3
Gavin Doran 6-2 Ryan Taylor
Kyle Kirkwood 6-1 Dean McDonagh
Aaron Leslie 3-6 Stephen Johnston
Davy McGurn 5-6 Gary Clarke
Ryan Foster 6-1 Alan Rainey
Tommy Morrow 6-4 Pat McAnally
Wayne Lewis 6-1 Tyler McConnell
Rab McCullough V Bye
LAST 8
Gavin Doran 1-6 Kyle Kirkwood
Stephen Johnston 6-5 Gary Clarke
Ryan Foster 2-6 Tommy Morrow
Wayne Lewis 2-6 Rab McCullough
SEMI FINAL
Kyle Kirkwood 2-7 Stephen Johnston
Tommy Morrow 7-3 Rab McCullough
GRAND FINAL (Race to 7)
Stephen Johnston (Lisburn) 1-7 Tommy Morrow (Ballymoney)

Morrow Morrow Morrow Morrow Morrow Morrow Johnston Morrow

£350 - Winner
£170 - Runner Up
£  80 - 2x Semi Finalists

Masters warm up



Eric Sterrett's Masters 'A'Team played a pre World Championship warm up match against a Village
Inn Select in Kircubbin, County Down on Saturday 17th September.

Result
NI Masters 'A' 16-5 Village Inn Select
Session scores : 5-2 7-0 4-3

Eric and his team would like to thank proprietor Billy Dorian for his kind welcome and sponsorship of the Masters team.

IPA BLACKBALL WORLD SERIES - MALTA LEG


CLICK ON HERE to view live streaming from the IPA WORLD SERIES in Malta this weekend 16-18th September.

N. Ireland's Ronan McCarthy is part of the IPA Team who travelled out to represent the IPA




NIPA BLACKBALL GRAND PRIX


See below the time slots for the 2016-2017 NIPA Blackball Grand Prix on Sunday 18th September in the Regal, Portadown.

Please note
1/ Any player who has pre-paid will lose 1 frame for every 5 minutes they are late for their allocated time slot registration closing time
2/ Any player who is still to pay must be registered by their allocated time slot time otherwise they will be out of the competition
3/ Strict NIPA Dress Code applies Dressy trousers any colour, no jeans, combats, cords, chinos etc
Dress Shoes any colour, no trainers etc Shirt with collar polo shirt acceptable, no football tops or logos

PLEASE LEAVE HOME EARLY TO GET PARKED AND INTO THE VENUE AHEAD OF YOUR REGISTRATION CLOSING TIME. VENUE OPEN FROM 9.00am FOR PRACTICE

REGAL POOL CLUB, 4 BRIDGE STREET SOUTH, PORTADOWN, BT62 3NW


10.30am
12.00noon
Time slot
Time slot
Aaron Leslie
Alan Rainey
Andrew Maguire
Daniel Clarke
Carl Jackson
David Jones
Claire Stewart
David Knipe
Colin McCann
Declan Duff
Collette Henriksen
Emmett Maguire
Davy McGurn
Galvin McDermott
Dean McDonagh
Ian Boal
Gary Clarke
John Lawther
Gary Johnston (Lisburn)
John McVeigh
Gavin Doran
Kenny English
Iain Britton
Mark Graham
James Meredith
Michael Higgins
Jean McIlroy
Michelle Roonay
John Tennyson
Pat McAnally
Jordan Baxter
Rab McCullough
Kenny Geddis
Ricky Clyde
Kyle Kirkwood
Roisin Smith
Marty Goudie
Ronan Fay
Michael Magennis
Ryan Foster
Neil McFaul
Stephen McCullough
Paddy Tavey
Tommy Morrow
Paul Carville
Tyler McConnell
Robert Hawkins
Wayne Lewis
Ryan Taylor

Sara Greenberg

Shaun McAlister

Stephen Beattie

Stephen Johnston

Tasha Magill

Tom Cassidy

Tony Tennyson

2016 - 2017 NI BLACKBALL GRAND PRIX


ENTRIES FOR THE NIPA GRAND PRIX CLOSE ON THURSDAY 15th SEPTEMBER AT MIDNIGHT. PLAYERS WILL BE DRAWN INTO 2x GROUPS AND WE WILL HAVE 2x TIMESLOTS FOR SUNDAY 10.30am START AND 12.00noon START.

PLAYERS TIMESLOTS WILL BE POSTED ON HERE ON FRIDAY MORNING AND ALSO ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE Nipa Pool

PLEASE LEAVE HOME EARLY TO GET PARKED AND INTO VENUE BEFORE YOUR ALLOCATED START TIME OF EITHER 10.30am OR 12.00noon

REGAL POOL CLUB, 4 BRIDGE STREET SOUTH, PORTADOWN, BT62 3NW

The NIPA will be holding a new event on September 18th 2016. The Northern Ireland Blackball Grand Prix will be played out in the Regal in Portadown on 12 Supreme tables. Details as follows --

What - The Northern Ireland Blackball Grand Prix
When - Sunday 18th September 2016
Start time - Timeslots 10.30am & 12.00noon 
Where - The Regal, Portadown, County Armagh
Who - Only open to players who are eligible to represent NI at Blackball at International level 
Cost - £15 (players must be NIPA members to enter (Adult membership costs £15, Under 18 £7.50).
Spaces - Closing at 96 if reached
Dress code - Yes, Strict NIPA dress code applies
Format - Straight Knock Out
Alcohol - No alcohol allowed on premises

Only payment secures entry, to arrange payment to secure your place please contact Robert on 07970 450050.

Terms & conditions subject to change

New Mens B3 Team Manager


Welcome on board to Trevor Whiteside. Trevor has been confirmed as manager of our new Mens B3 Team. From the 2017 EBA European Championships in Bridlington Mens 'B' Teams entries are being changed from 2x 11 person teams per Nation to 3x 7 person teams per Nation.

2016 Nations Cup fixtures


Go to the EBA website at WWW.EBA-POOL.ORG to see the Programme of Events for the upcoming
2016 Nations Cup in Coleraine in October

All Sections fixtures Adults & Unders now ready to view

International warm up day


A great day of pool was had in the Primacy Sports Bar as some of the NIPA teams representing TEAM NI at the upcoming International events in Killarney & Coleraine held a warm up tournament. And it was Rab Brown's Seniors B1 Team who took the honours on the day with solid performances throughout beating the Primacy Select 4-0 in the final. Results as follows.

Session 1
Seniors A 3-4 Seniors B1
Masters A 4-3 Seniors B2
Ladies A 3-4 Primacy Select
Session 2
Seniors A 2-5 Primacy Select
Ladies A 6-1 Masters A
Seniors B1 6-1 Seniors B2
Session 3
Masters A 4-3 Primacy Select
Seniors B1 6-1 Ladies A
Seniors B2 3-4 Seniors A
Session 4
Masters A 3-4 Seniors A
Seniors B1 3-4 PrimacySelect
Seniors B2 4-3 Ladies A
Session 5
Masters A 5-2 Seniors B1
Seniors B2 4-3 Primacy Select
Seniors A 6-1 Ladies

Semi Finals
Seniors B1 4-0 Masters A
Primacy Select 4-3 Seniors A

Final
Seniors B1 4-0 Primacy Select

Thanks go to the Primacy Bar for putting up £200 sponsorship towards the event prize fund.

IPA NI World Series leg


Arrangements for the IPA World Series leg in Northern Ireland  in conjuction with the NIPA have been confirmed. Other legs of the World Series are being held in Gibraltar, South Africa, Malta, Southern Ireland and Norway. The IPA are taking Blackball Pool to a new level and have recently just announced a grounbreaking sponsorship deal with Corals Bookmakers. We are delighted to welcome the IPA over to NI and we hope they enjoy their trip.

IPA players travelling to NI are - Marc Farnsworth (World Ranked No.1), Gareth Hibbott (9), Kristian Phillips (12), Nicky Griffiths (30) and Rob Donkin (A)

SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER (Q.Club, Larne)
12.00 noon - NIPA/IPA INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE CUP QUALIFIER 
Open to all NIPA Members - Played down to last 11
Only enter this qualifier if you are available to play in Last 16 Finals Day on Sunday 20th November

SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER (Q.Club, Larne)
1.00pm - NIPA 5 PERSON TEAM QUALIFIER (FOR SELECTION TO PLAY AGAINST THE IPA TEAM)
Open to any NIPA player who represented any of our adult 'A' Teams in calendar years 2015 or 2016.
4 Semi Finalists plus 1 Exec wild card will make up NI Team
Only enter this qualifier if you are available to play on our 5 person team against the IPA on Saturday 19th November.

FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER (Primacy, Bangor)
7.00pm - IPA PROFESSIONAL SEMI FINAL 1 - Gareth Hibbott v Nicky Griffiths
8.30pm - IPA PROFESSIONAL SEMI FINAL 2 - Marc Farnsworth v Kristian Phillips
10.00pm - LAST MAN STANDING Open to 5 IPA players & NIPA members)

SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER (Primacy, Bangor)
4.00pm - NIPA v IPA (5 person team event)
6.30pm - £100 A MAN EVENT - 5 IPA players & 3 NIPA members. (Any NIPA member who wishes to be considered to play please contact Robert on 07970 450050 for details)

SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER (Primacy, Bangor)
1.00pm - NIPA/IPA INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE CUP LAST 16 TO A FINISH (11 NIPA qualifiers & 5 IPA players)
6.00pm - IPA PROFESSIONAL FINAL - Hibbott or Griffiths v Farnsworth or Phillips
8.00pm - LIGHT BUFFET, SNACKS AND A BIT OF CRAIC

T&C suject to change. More details to follow

UNDER 15/18/23 warm up


Robert Hawkins and Willie Eakin will be holding a warm up event for Under 15, Under 18 & Under 23 players who will be representing Team NI at the 2016 Nations Cup.

It will take place in Potters, Coleraine with a 1.00pm start on Sunday 25th September

Dress code applies

Under 23 B Teams


Best of luck to our two Under 23 B Teams who will represent TEAM NI at the Nations Cup in Coleraine in October. Teams as follows -

U23 B1
Neil McFaul (C) - (Larne)
Lee McIlreavy - (Newtownabbey)
Ryan Scott - (Larne)
Andrew Maguire - (Omagh)
Dean Vauls - (Coleraine)
Connor McGookin - (Coleraine)

U23 B2
Michael Neil - (Coleraine)
Nathan Campbell - (Lisburn)
Dylan Burleigh - (Larne)
Robert Donnell - (Coleraine)
Jordan McKee - (Ards)
Conor Matthews - (Larne)
Gary Simpson - (Coleraine)

CLICK ON THIS LINK to view all our teams playing in Nations Cup AND HERE for our World Championship squads