International Trials and Team selection


Details of our International Team selection critera and upcoming Trials will be posted here shortly. This will cover events for a year including the 2015 EBA Nations Cup in Killarney and the 2016 EBA European Championships in Bridlington.

Managers posts


The following Managers posts have been filled. The very best of luck to you all in your respective roles.

Mens B1 - Rab McCullough
Mens B2 - Trevor Whiteside
Seniors A - Ian Wylie
Ladies B2 - Joanne Podbylski
Under 18 'A' - Alex Irvine

Anyone interested in the position of Seniors B2 Manager or Under 15 'A' Manager, please apply with CV to nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk by midnight on Saturday 9th May

Seniors, Masters & Ladies 2015 UK Open


The NIPA have been allocated spaces for the Seniors, Masters and Ladies UK Opens which will take place from 11-13th September 2015 in the Milton Hilltop Hotel, Carlise. Anyone interested in availability of spaces contact us at nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk

What - UK Blackball Open (for Seniors, Masters & Ladies)
Entry fee - £50 per event
Prize Fund - Seniors £3600 (64 entries)
Prize Fund - Ladies & Masters £2000 (32 entries)
Events - Players can only enter one event
Accommodation - Players must stay in hotel 11th & 12th September
Cost - £40 pppns. £65 single per night
Format - Double elimination
Streaming - Yes
Tables - 16 Supremes
TD - Yvonne Ewing
Senior Referee - John Reid
Event Organiser - Michaela Tabb

Each winner will also receive a free place in the 2015 Catalonia Festival of Pool with free entry into each event they are elgible to enter. Players will only have to pay for their own travel.

New EBA "Lift the Cueball" ruling


After the success of the new EBA Tournament specific "Lift the cue ball" ruling at the 2015 European Championships the NIPA have decided to adopt the rule in full at all our events starting from the 2015/2016 season. Rule as follows -

""When playing without a referee and a foul is committed and a player wishes to take the cue ball back to the baulk area. He/she (the player with two shots) MUST ask his/her opponent (the player who committed the foul) to pick up cue ball and hand it to him/her, failure to do so and picking up the cue ball yourself will result in LOSS OF FRAME' This does not apply when the cue ball is in the ball return chute""

2015 NIPA INTERLEAGUE

 
The 2015 NIPA Interleague Events are nearly upon us. Larne & District Pool League will be hosting the Competitions in the St Comgalls Recreation Club on Saturday 2nd May ('B' Teams) and Sunday 3rd May ('A' Teams).

Mark Stockton's Omagh team (top photo) will be defending the 'A' Team event title which they have won for the last 2 years in a row and in the 'B' Team event Derek Whiteside's Carrick team will be going for a remarkable 4th title in a row. GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPATING PLAYERS IN ALL TEAMS.

Details below for each day, please arrive in good time especially if you are unfamiliar with locating the venue and getting parked

ST COMGALLS RECREATION CLUB, 55 VICTORIA ROAD, LARNE, BT40 1LY

NIPA 2015 Interleague 'B' Team Event

When - Saturday 2nd May 2015
Where - St Comgalls Recreation Club
Club Open - From 9:00am
Registation Time - Registration closes 11.00am. Start 11.15am 
Cost - £50 per team if NIPA affiliated, £100 if not 
Prize Money - Breakdown confirmed when entries finalised.
Dress Code - NIPA Competition dress code
Format - Group Stage, Knock Out and Plate
Team size - 11 a-side (15 maximum per squad)
Criteria - Players must have played in a minimum of 3 League fixtures in current season

NIPA 2015 Interleague 'A' Team Event
 
When - Sunday3rd May 2015
Where - St Comgalls Recreation Club
Club Open - From 9:00am
Time - Registration closes 11.00am. Start 11.15am
Cost - £50 per team if NIPA affiliated, £100 if not
Prize Money - Breakdown confirmed when entries finalised 
Dress Code - NIPA Competition dress code
Format - Group Stage, Knock Out and Plate
Team size - 11 a-side (15 maximum per squad)
Criteria - Players must have played in a minimum of 3 League fixtures in current season

TEAMS CANNOT ENTER A TEAM INTO THE 'B' TEAM EVENT UNLESS THEY ENTER A TEAM INTO THE 'A' TEAM EVENT. EXCEPTIONS TO THIS ARE LADIES TEAMS

Team Registration closes at 11:00am. One player from a team can register for the whole team. Any team not registered by this time will lose one frame for every 5 minutes they are late in registering. Any frames lost for late registration will apply to all that teams matches in the group stage. Play will start at 11:15am. The hall will be open from 9.00am for practice. All Team Captains are reminded to make sure all players adhere to N.I.P.A dress code.

The kitchen will be open all day from 9.00am for food, provided by Wilson Catering, Larne. Menu as follows -

Large Fry - £5.00
Burger - £3.00
Burger & chips - £5.00
Chicken burger - £3.50
Chicken burger & chips - £5.50
Cheese burger - £3.50
Cheese burger & chips - £5.50
Sausage & chips - £5.00
Chicken curry & chips/rice - £5.00
Chicken goujons & chips - £6.00

Roast beef dinner - £7.95
Roast chicken dinner - £6.95
Turkey, ham & stuffing dinner - £7.95
(dinners served with mashed and roast potatoes, cocktail sausages and seasonal vegetables)

Condolences


The NIPA would like to offer their condolences to our Ladies 'A' Team player Tasha Magill on the sudden passing of her father Paddy at the age of 58 on Saturday 25th April.

Our thoughts are with Tasha at this sad time

Alex makes her move

Winner, Alex Babb

Congratulations to Alex Babb. The County Down cueist is the winner of the NIPA Ladies Tour Event 3 on Sunday 26th April in the Swift Bar, Carrickfergus. From an entry of 16 Alex made her way to the Final where she defeated Tour 1 Winner and Tour 2 Runner Up Maryjo McCourt 4-2, to claim the maximum 17 points towards Finals Day which will take place in the Q.CLUB, Larne on June 7th.

CLICK ON HERE TO VIEW THE UPDATED RANKING TABLE AFTER EVENT 3

With just one event left before the seeded FINALS DAY it is very close as players compete for one of the important Top 8 positions.

The next event is in the Q.CLUB, 3 Narrow Gauge Road, Larne BT40 1HU on Sunday 24th May

LAST 16
Kim Dockery 4-2 Elise Richardson
Sara Greenberg 4-0 Kathy Leddy
Maryjo McCourt 4-0 Linzi McClelland
Krissy Cutler 1-4 Sally Caughey
Alex Babb 4-1 Helena Knox
Joanne Podbylski 4-2 Susan Graham
Andrea McAlister 1-4 Jean McIlroy
Debbie Murphy 4-1 Angie Willis
QUARTER FINALS
Kim Dockery 4-3 Sara Greenberg
Maryjo McCourt 4-1 Sally Caughey
Alex Babb 4-1 Joanne Podbylski
Jean McIlroy 4-0 Debbie Murphy
SEMI FINALS
Kim Dockery 2-4 Maryjo McCourt
Alex Babb 4-0 Jean McIlroy
FINAL
Alex Babb 4-2 Maryjo McCourt

FINAL FRAMES
McCOURT BABB McCOURT BABB BABB BABB

NIPA Ladies Tour Event 3

TOUR 2 Winner Debra Murphy (left) with Runner Up Maryjo McCourt

The N.I.P.A Ladies Pool Tour EVENT 3 will take place on Sunday 26th APRIL 2015 in the SWIFT SPORTS BAR, Carrickfergus. Four different events throughout NI will culminate with a seeded Finals Day on 7th June 2015 for the Top 8 players.

Event 3 - The Swift Bar, Unit 4, Rogers Quay, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE

EVENT 3 - Registration CLOSES AT 12.00 noon sharp, please leave home in plenty of time to get parked and into venue. Venue open from 11.00am for practice.

Event 1 - Sunday 18th January 2015 - Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor
Event 2 - Sunday 29th March 2015 - Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor
Event 3 - Sunday 26th April 2015 -
Swift Bar, Carrickfergus
Event 4 - Sunday 24th May 2015 - Q. Club, Larne
Finals Day - Sunday 7th June 2015 - Q.Club, Larne


CLICK ON HERE to view the up to date Table after Event 2

Name - NIPA Ladies Pool Tour
Cost - £15 per event (pay on the day) or Prepay £50 by 18th January for all 4 events
Payout - £30 & £15 to Winner & Runner Up on the Day. The rest all carries through to Finals Day. To receive any cash prizes on Finals Day players must compete in Finals Day.
Finals Day - Players must play in at least 3/4 Tours to be eligible for Finals Day which will be played off by the Top 8 in a seeded Knock Out. If a player is a no show on Finals Day, seeded Player Number 1 shall receive a bye. If two players no show Seeded Player Number 2 shall also receive a bye. And so on
Tied placings -1/Points  2/Highest attendance at events 3/Total frames won at all events
Dress code - NIPA dress code
Format - Knockout
Points per event - Winner=12,  Runner U=10, Semi Finalists=8, Quarter Finalists=6, Last 16=4, Last 32=2, Last 64=1 Appearance points=5.

Dates, venues and conditions subject to change, please check back regularly. For any queries contact nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk

Round up from Brid


Well by now all 128 players plus officials are home safe and well from another European Blackball Championship campaign in Bridlington. As usual it was a rollercoaster of emotions, here is a round up of the 10 days.

MENS A - What a fantastic showing for debut Manager Gary Wallace and his young team. They beat eventual Champions England in the group stages and with one match remaining it was possible they could have had seven wins from nine matches and still not have qualifed for the top four such is the strength of the competing nations.
MENS B1 - Only lost out in qualifying for the Semi Finals on frame difference.
MENS B2 - Best performance was against our Mens B1 team in the opening fixture when it went to a last frame decider.
LADIES A - Slow start but defeated Wales to qualify for the Semi Finals agonisingly losing to France in a last frame decider 13-12
LADIES B1 - One win in the Group stages, didn't qualify for Semi Finals.
LADIES B2 - Also one win in the Group stages, didn't qualify for Semi Finals
SENIORS A - Agonisingly lost 3 matches 13-12 in the Group stages. Fine margins.
SENIORS B1 - Won two out of their first four matches but failed to make the Semi Finals
SENIORS B2 - Good showing from the B2s as they win 3 group matches to finish above our B1s
MASTERS A - Only team to defeat Champions Scotland, but lost to England in Semi Finals.
MASTERS B1 - Good showing to reach the Semi Finals losing narrowly to England B1
UNDER 23 A - Lost to Scotland in Semi Finals after defeating them twice 13-12 in the Group stage.
UNDER 23 B - Won their opening match but failed to qualify out of the Group
UNDER 18 A - Lost narrowly to Scotland in Semi Finals 
UNDER 15 A - Great showing by the young lads to finish fourth in the Group and reach the Semi Finals. Were sitting 5-5 with eventual Champions Wales before going down 8-5 in Semi Finals
SPECIALS A - Undefeated to finish top of the group but heartbreak as they went down 13-12 to Wales in the Final
SPECIALS B1 - Reached the Final but went down 11-3 to Scotland
SPECIALS B2 - Made it out of the Group but lost to our B1 Team in the Semi Final

INDIVIDUALS - Seniors A player Brian Crilly becomes 2015 European Blackball Individual Champion. A fantastic achievement for Brian and a proud moment for the NIPA

There were many fantastic performances from many players over the 10 days of play, but here are the top shooters in each section

MENS A - Pat McAnally & Ady Toner 53.33%
MENS B1 - Gerry McCorry 67.00%
MENS B2 - Wayne Lewis 54.17%
LADIES A - Julie Henderson 64.00% 
LADIES B1 - Alex Babb & Angie Willis 55.50% 
LADIES B2 - Angie Carson & Karen McCormick 50.00% 
SENIORS A - Drew Sloan 63.33% 
SENIORS B1 - Eddie Gribben 57.00% 
SENIORS B2 - Paddy Mulholland 51.00% 
MASTERS A - Stephen Johnston 74.00%
MASTERS B1 - Joe Patton 65.72% 
UNDER 23 A - Corey Sweeney 53% 
UNDER 23 B1 - Tyler McKee 46.17% 
UNDER 18 A - Declan Duff 76.00% 
UNDER 15 A - Adam Freeburn 75.00% 
SPECIALS A - Paddy Reid & Clifford Healy 79.00% 
SPECIALS B1 - Jason McBride 75.00% 
SPECIALS B2 - Jonathon McAuley 55.00%

The NIPA would like to wish Specials B2 player Alwyn Holmes a speedy recovery after he took unwell on the return journey from Bridlington

NIPA SENIORS TOUR FINALS DAY DRAW


FINALS DAY in the NIPA 2014/2015 Seniors Tour will take place on Sunday 31st May in the Swift Sports Bar, Carrickfergus. The seeded draw is as follows. Plate event for First Round losers.

Some great matches are in store, Carrick & Larne League team mates Kenny English and Stephen Johnston go head to head as do Uncle and Nephew John and Tony Tennyson. Neil Campbell v Alan Johnston and Greg Stevenson v Gary Johnston are too hard to predict whilst Kenny Geddis will relish the chance of knocking out newly crowned European Champion Brian Crilly. In the meeting of the Raymond's, Crowe and Stockman will be an interesting battle of opposite styles of play whilst Rab Brown and Paddy Mulholland will be hoping for upsets against 3rd and 2nd seeds respectively Dee Irwin and Sam Newell. Good luck to all.

Brian Crilly (1) V (16) Kenny Geddis
Kenny English (8) V (9) Stephen Johnston
Neil Campbell (5) V (12) Alan Johnston
John Tennyson (4) V (13) Tony Tennyson
Greg Stevenson (6) V (11) Gary Johnston
Dee Irwin (3) V (14) Rab Brown
Raymond Crowe (7) V (10) Raymond Stockman
Sam Newell (2) V (15) Paddy Mulholland

More details to follow

NIPA SENIORS TOUR EVENT 6




In the photo - Brian Crilly receives a warm welcome home with his European Seniors Individual Trophy yesterday 19th April at the NIPA Seniors Tour Event 6 in the Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor. And as a lovely gesture not unusual from the big man, Brian donated the trophy to our Learning Difficulties section for use in one of their events.

In Event 6 itself yesterday, it was no surprise that Brian went on to win it, beating Sam Newell in the Final 6-3.

FINALS DAY DRAW WILL BE POSTED HERE LATER TODAY

FIRST ROUND
Kenny Geddis 6-4 Sara Greenberg
Paddy Mulholland 4-6 Brian Crilly
Raymond Crowe 6-5 Jean McIlroy
Kenny English V Bye
Rodney Patterson 6-2 Dave Jones
Gary Johnston 3-6 Alan Johnston
Tony Tennyson 0-6 Sam Newell
Steve Massey 3-6 Greg Stevenson
LAST 8
Kenny Geddis 4-6 Brian Crilly
Raymond Crowe 4-6 Kenny English
Alan Johnston 6-5 Rodney Patterson
Greg Stevenson 5-6 Sam Newell
SEMI FINAL
Brian Crilly 6-2 Kenny English
Alan Johnston 2-6 Sam Newell
FINAL
Brian Crilly (Bangor) 6-3 Sam Newell (Bangor)

Final Frames
Crilly Crilly Newell Crilly Newell Crilly Crilly Newell Crilly

EVENT 6 will be held in the PRIMACY SPORTS BAR, BANGOR
THE VENUE WILL BE OPEN FROM 11.00am FOR PRACTICE

EVENT 6 - Registration CLOSES AT 12.00 noon sharp, please leave home in plenty of time to get parked and into venue.

Reminder - ONLY PLAYERS TOP 4 BEST SCORES FROM THE 6 EVENTS SHALL GO TOWARDS THE FINAL TABLE PLACINGS  TO DETERMINE THE TOP 16 PLAYERS WHO QUALIFY FOR FINALS DAY
Tied placings -1/Points, best four from six events 2/Highest attendance at events 3/Total frames won at all 6 events

Event 1 - Sunday7th September 2014 - Primacy, Bangor (Winner - Sam Newell, Runner Up - Paddy Mulholland)
Event 2 - Sunday 12th October 2014 - Potters, Coleraine (Winner - Brian Crilly, Runner Up - Billy Moore)
Event 3 - Sunday 21st December 2014 - 147 Club, Omagh (Winner - Brian Crilly, Runner Up - John Tennyson)
Event 4 - Sunday 15th February 2015 - Swift, Carrickfergus(Winner - Dee Irwin, Runner Up - Gary Johnston)
Event 5 - Sunday 8th March 2015 - Swift, Carrickfergus  (Winner - Brian Crilly, Runner Up - Dee Irwin)
Event 6 - Sunday 19th April 2015 - Primacy, Bangor 
Finals Day - Sunday 31st May 2015 - Swift, Carrickfergus

CLICK HERE for full Tour details and the up to date table. To play in this event, players must be paid up Individual Members of the NIPA.

BRIAN CRILLY 2015 EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL BLACKBALLCHAMPION


2015 EUROPEAN CHAMPION
Northern Ireland has a new European Champion. Brian Crilly swept all before him to lift the trophy beating John Brownlie from Scotland 6-4 in the Seniors Final in the Spa Arena, Bridlington on Thursday 16th April 2015.

The Bangor man had a very hard path to the final but overcame all put in front of him to lift the trophy, It's a very proud moment for Brian and the NIPA for his dedication over the years. Well done Big B.

Unfortunately our 3 Teams who reached Semi Finals all fell. The Masters A Team got off to a slow start and although they pulled it back to within one frame, they lost out 8-13 to England. Our Masters B Team lost out to England B, but pushed them all the way to 10-13. It was heartbreak for our Ladies A Team as they led a very strong France team 12-10 but 3 great finishes from the French seen them edge over the line at 13-12.

A big thanks to every player who travelled to Bridlington to represent TEAM NI over the 10 days of play. You were all great ambassadors for NI

Upcoming International Events

 
2015 EBA NATIONS CUP (A & B TEAMS)
Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland 
2nd - 7th September 2015

2016 EBA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (A & B TEAMS)
The Spa Arena, Bridlington, England
5th - 15th April 2016 

2016 EBA NATIONS CUP (B TEAMS)
Lodge Hotel, Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
October 2016 (dates TBC)

2016 BI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 
Venues & dates to be confirmed

More details to follow as soon as we get them

TEAM NI RESULTS IN BRIDLINGTON - MENS, LADIES, SENIORS & MASTERS



TEAM NI results in Bridlington

MENS A
SATURDAY
17-8 v Norway
15-10 v S.Ireland
SUNDAY
14-11 v Cyprus
8-17 v Scotland
MONDAY
13-12 v England
TUESDAY
5-20 v Wales
17-8 v France
WEDNESDAY
17-8 v Gibraltar
6-19 v Malta

MENS B1
SATURDAY
17-16 v N.Ireland B2
12-21 v Scotland B1
SUNDAY
16-17 v Wales B1
10-23 v S.Ireland B1
MONDAY
15-18 v England B1
TUESDAY
20-13 v England B2
WEDNESDAY
15-18 v Wales B2
17-16 v Scotland B2

MENS B2
SATURDAY
16-17 v N.Ireland B1
12-21 v England B2
SUNDAY
5-28 v Scotland B1
MONDAY
15-18 v Wales B1
TUESDAY
14-19 v Wales B2
13-20 v S.Ireland B1
WEDNESDAY
12-21 v Scotland B2
13-20 v England B1

LADIES A
SATURDAY
19-6 v Gibraltar
10-15 v France
SUNDAY
8-17 v Scotland
12-13 v Wales
MONDAY 
19-6 v Gibraltar 
TUESDAY
8-17 v France
11-14 v Scotland
WEDNESDAY
17-8 v Wales
10-15 v England
THURSDAY SEMI FINAL
12-13 v France

LADIES B1
SATURDAY
9-12 v N.Ireland B2
5-16 v England B1
SUNDAY
No matches
MONDAY
8-13 v Scotland B1
TUESDAY
12-9 v Wales B1
WEDNESDAY
5-16 v Scotland B2
9-12 v England B2

LADIES B2
SATURDAY
12-9 v N.Ireland B1
SUNDAY
No matches
MONDAY
6-15 v England B1
TUESDAY 
6-15 v Scotland B2
8-13 v Scotland B1
WEDNESDAY
5-16 v England B2
9-12 v Wales

 
SENIORS A
SATURDAY
24-1 v Gibraltar
12-13 v England
SUNDAY
No matches
MONDAY
12-13 v S.Ireland
TUESDAY
9-16 v Scotland
11-14 v France
WEDNESDAY
12-13 v Wales

SENIORS B1
SATURDAY
11-14 v N.Ireland B2
10-15 v Scotland B1
SUNDAY
14-11 v Scotland B2
14-11 v S.Ireland B1
MONDAY
11-14 v Wales B1
TUESDAY
8-17 v England B2
12-13 v England B1
WEDNESDAY
10-15 v Wales B2
9-16 v S.Ireland B2

SENIORS B2
SATURDAY
14-11 v N.Ireland B1
11-14 v S.Ireland B1
SUNDAY
11-14 v Wales B1
9-16 v England B1
MONDAY
8-17 v England B2
TUESDAY
5-20 v Wales B2
17-8 v S.Ireland B2
WEDNESDAY
13-12 v Scotland B2
10-15 v Scotland B1

MASTERS A
SATURDAY
10-15 v Scotland
16-9 v S.Ireland
SUNDAY
19-6 v Gibraltar
15-10 v Wales
MONDAY
10-15 v England
15-10 v Scotland
TUESDAY
17-8 v S.Ireland
15-10 v Gibraltar
WEDNESDAY
15-10 v Wales
14-11 v England
THURSDAY - SEMI FINAL
8-13 v England

MASTERS B
SATURDAY
17-8 v S.Ireland B1
10-15 v England B1
SUNDAY
13-12 v Wales B1
MONDAY
11-14 v Wales B2
TUESDAY
15-10 v England B2
WEDNESDAY
13-12 v Scotland B2
12-13 v Scotland B1
THURSDAY SEMI FINAL
10-13 v England B1

Update from Bridlington at last day of group stages


Wednesday sees the group stages come to a conclusion before Finals Day on Thursday 16th April at the 2015 European Blackball Championships in Bridlington. The NI Masters A Team is guaranteed a Semi Final spot with the Mens A, Mens B1, Ladies A, Ladies B2 and Masters B1 Teams all still in with a shout of progressing in what is sure to be an exciting finish in the unique atmosphere of the Spa Arena.

Good luck also to our last 2 players left standing in the Individuals, Seniors A Team player Brian Crilly who faces Myles Deleuse of Wales in the Quarter Finals, and Angie Carson from the Ladies B2s who has also excelled to reach the Last 16.

GROUP TABLES


TO VIEW THE GROUP TABLES FROM THE 2015 EUROS IN BRIDLINGTON AFTER CLOSE OF PLAY ON TUESDAY 14th APRIL CLICK ON THIS LINK

LIVE STREAMING FROM BRIDLINGTON


CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAMING from the 2015 European Blackball Championships in Bridlington

MENS, LADIES, SENIORS & MASTERS

2015 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP INDIVIDUAL FINAL RESULTS


UNDER 23
Ryan Jones (WALES) 5-6 Liam Dunster (SCOTLAND)

UNDER 18
Leon Azzopardi (MALTA) 6-2 Ethan Laing (SCOTLAND)

UNDER 15
Bryan Cumming (SCOTLAND) 6-2 Jordan Cunningham (ENGLAND)

SPECIALS
Alan Reynolds (SCOTLAND) 2-4 Martin Thomas (WALES)

TEAM NI updates from Brid

NI Under 15 Team in Bridlington

UNDER 15s
TUESDAY
10-5 v Scotland 1
13-2 v S.Ireland 2
9-6 v Wales 2
WEDNESDAY
6-9 v England 1
5-10 v Wales 1
10-5 v S.Ireland 1
THURSDAY
12-3 v England 2
11-4  v Gibraltar
FRIDAY SEMI FINALS
N. Ireland 1 5-8 Wales 1
England 1 1-8 Scotland 1
FRIDAY FINAL
Wales 1 V Scotland 1

UNDER 18s
TUESDAY
20-5 v Gibraltar
13-12 v Malta
12-13 v Wales 1
WEDNESDAY
19-6 v England 3
10-15 v England 1
THURSDAY
NI Under 23B Team in Bridlington
13-12 v England 2
17-8 v Wales 2
11-14 v Scotland 1
FRIDAY SEMI FINALS
N. Ireland 11-13 Scotland
Wales 10-13 England
FRIDAY FINAL
Scotland V England

UNDER 18 B
FRIDAY FINAL
England 2 V England 3

UNDER 23 A
TUESDAY
20-5 v Gibraltar
5-20 v Wales
WEDNESDAY
13-12 v England
13-12 v Scotland
5-20 v England
THURSDAY
22-3 v Gibraltar
7-18 v Wales
13-12 v Scotland
FRIDAY SEMI FINALS 
N.Ireland 8-13 Scotland
England 13-12 Wales
FRIDAY FINAL
Scotland V England

UNDER 23 B
TUESDAY
14-11 v Scotland 2
WEDNESDAY
5-20 v England 2
12-13 v Wales 1
THURSDAY
10-15 v England 1
11-14 v Scotland 1
6-19 v Wales 2
FRIDAY SEMI FINALS
Scotland B1 11-13 England B2
Wales B1 13-10 England B1
FRIDAY FINAL
England B2 V Wales B1

SPECIALS A
TUESDAY
14-11 v Scotland
14-11 v Wales
WEDNESDAY
19-6 v S.Ireland
THURSDAY
15-10 v Gibraltar
18-7 v England
FRIDAY SEMI FINALS
N.Ireland 13-9 S.Ireland
Scotland 6-13 Wales
FRIDAY FINAL
N.Ireland V Wales

SPECIALS B1
TUESDAY
13-8 v N.Ireland 2
12-9 v Scotland 1
WEDNESDAY
18-3 v England 1
THURSDAY
16-5 v Wales 1
14-7 v England 2
FRIDAY SEMI FINALS
N.Ireland B1 11-5 N.Ireland B2
Scotland B1 11-1 Wales B1
FRIDAY FINAL
N.Ireland B1 V Scotland B1

SPECIALS B2
TUESDAY
8-13 v N.Ireland 1
13-8 v England 2
WEDNESDAY
4-17 v Scotland 1
THURSDAY 
12-9 v England 1
9-12 v Wales
FRIDAY SEMI FINALS
N.Ireland B2 5-11 N.Ireland B1
Scotland B1 11-1 Wales B1
FRIDAY FINAL
N.Ireland B V Scotland B1


Top photo
Under 15 Team
Galvin McDermott, Bradley Boreland, Aaron Rolston, Adam Freeburn
Bottom photo
Under 23B Team -
Back row - Neil McFaul, Lee Topping, Ryan Scott, Curtios Boreland
Front row - Tyler McKee, Lee Gribben

NI Under 18s


The NI Under 18 Team in Bridlington who have qualified for the Semi Finals

Back row
Callum McGlinchey, Oisin Wallace, Gerard McDermott, Declan Duff, Daryl McKee
Front row
Aaron Wilson, Nathan Campbell

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP INDIVIDUALS


REMAINING INDIVIDUAL EVENTS 2015 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good luck to our remaining Individualists Steven McGurn - UNDER 23, Callum McGlinchey - UNDER 18 and Galvin McDermott - UNDER 15

UNDER 23 LAST 16

Jordan Parkinson (ENG) V James Jack (SCO)
John McAllister (ENG) V Graeme Jarrett (SCO)
Steven McGurn (NI) V Ryan Jones (WAL)
Sean McPeake (SCO) V Josh Juhasz (ENG)
Shaun Moore )WAL) V Liam Dunster (SCO)
Oliver Barlow (ENG) V Jon Price (WAL)
Stuart Weeks (SCO) V Colin De Swarte (SCO)
Declan O'Callaghan (WAL) V Liam McPherson (SCO)

UNDER 18 QUARTER FINALS
Callum McGlinchey (NI) V Billy Webster (ENG)
Jake Philips (WAL) V Leon Azzopardi (MAL)
Ben Rowland (E) V Scott Coventry (SCO)
Ethan Laing (SCO) V Ryan Mercer (ENG)

UNDER 15 QUARTER FINALS

Liam Griffiths (WAL) V Niall Jones (WAL)
Leighton McDonnell (ENG) V Jordan Cunningham (ENG)
Mark McAllister (SCO) V Liam Roberts (WAL)
Bryan Cumming (SCO) V Galvin McDermott (NI)

SPECIALS FINAL

Alan Reynolds (SCO) V Martin Thomas (WAL)

Ladies Tour E2 goes to Debra Murphy


Congratulations to Debra Murphy from North Down on winning the NIPA Ladies Tour Event 2 on Sunday 29th March. The competition was held in the Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor and Debra overcame Tour 1 Winner Maryjo McCourt from Belfast 4-2 in the Final.

Event 3 moves on to The Swift in Carrickfergus on Sunday 26th April. With two events to go there is still plenty of time for girls to get the points needed for a Top 8 finish which will earn a place in Finals Day.

After Event 2 Maryjo McCourt leads the ranking table followed by Tasha Magill and Jean McIlroy. To view the full up to date table CLICK HERE

In the photo
Winner Debra Murphy (left) with Runner Up Maryjo McCourt

McIlreavy and Sweeney Doubles Champions


Congratulations to Coleraine duo Steven McIlreavy and Corey Sweeney on becoming the 2014/2015 NIPA Northern Ireland Mens Doubles Champions.


The pair defeated North Down couple Colin Moore and Brian Crill in the Final by 5-2 in the event which was held in Potters Pool Hall in Coleraine on Sunday 29th March.

Results from Sunday 29th March - Ladies Tour Event 2 & Mens Doubles Championship


LADIES TOUR E2 (Primacy Sports Bar, Bangor)

Live Streaming here

1st ROUND
Maryjo McCourt 4-0 Joanne Podbylski
Tasha Magill 4-0 Krissie Cutler
Susan Graham 0-4 Sally Caughey
Roisin Smith 2-4 Sara Greenberg
Helena Knox 1-4 Elise Richardson
Kim Dockery 1-4 Jean McIlroy
Debbie Murphy V Bye
Chloe Bailie V Bye
2nd ROUND
Maryjo McCourt 4-3 Tasha Magill
Sally Caughey 2-4 Sara Greenberg 
Elise Richardson 1-4 Jean McIlroy
Debbie Murphy 4-0 Chloe Bailie
SEMI FINAL
Maryjo McCourt 4-0 Sara Greenberg 
Jean McIlroy 3-4 Debbie Murphy
FINAL (Best of 7)
Maryjo McCourt 2-4 Debbie Murphy

FINAL FRAMES
Murphy McCourt McCourt Murphy Murphy Murphy

MENS DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS (Potters Pool Hall, Coleraine)

1st ROUND
Dean McDonagh/Shaun McAlister 5-3 Tristan Scott Heyes/Olly Arnold
Tony Tennyson/Kenny Geddis 3-5 Steven McIlreavy/Corey Sweeney
Paddy McGivern Paddy Mulholland 5-3 Raymond Stockman/Billy Moore
Colin Moore/Brian Crilly 5-2 Craig Laughlin/Tyler McConnell
SEMI FINAL
Dean McDonagh/Shaun McAlister 4-5 Steven McIlreavy/Corey Sweeney
Paddy McGivern/Paddy Mulholland 0-5 Colin Moore/Brian Crilly
FINAL (Best of 9)
Steven McIlreavy/Corey Sweeney 5-2 Colin Moore/Brian Crilly

FINAL FRAMES
SMcI/CS SMcI/CS SMcI/CS CM/BC CM/BC SMcI/CS SMcI/CS

BRIDLINGTON SCHEDULE OF PLAY


CLICK ON HERE TO VISIT THE EBA WEBSITE to view the daily schedules for each days play at the 2015 EBA European Championships in Bridlington.

TEAM NI opening fixtures below

Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th April
UNDER 15 v Scotland
UNDER 18 v Gibraltar
UNDER 23 A v Gibraltar
UNDER 23 B v Scotland 2
SPECIALS A v Scotland
SPECIALS B1 v N.Ireland B2
SPECIALS B2 v N.Ireland B1

Saturday 11th - Thursday 16th April
MENS A v Norway
MENS B1 v N.Ireland B2
MENS B2 v N.Ireland B1
LADIES A v Gibraltar
LADIES B1 v N.Ireland B2
LADIES B2 v N.Ireland B1
SENIORS A v Gibraltar
SENIORS B1 v N.Ireland B2
SENIORS B2 v N.Ireland B1
MASTERS A v Scotland 
MASTERS B1 v S.Ireland B1