NIPA Tour Event 2 - Sunday 22nd April


POT A - Group 1
Gary Clarke
Ricky Clyde
Sam Newell
Martin Goudie
Rab McCullough
Ronan McCarthy


POT A - Group 2
Ryan Craig
Gordon Boomer
Lee Hull
Emmet McGuire
Ady Toner
Alastair Wilson

POT B - Group 3
Lee McIlreavy
Kyle Kirkwood
Michael Thompson
Alan Rainey
Paul Harris
Iain Britton

POT B - Group 4
Gerald McCaffery
Gary Wallace
Stephen Johnston
Trevor Whiteside
Daniel Clarke
Gerry McCorry

POT C - Group 5
David Armstrong
Mark Richardson
Simon McConnell
David Magill
Aaron Leslie
Clem Howard

POT C - Group 6
Raymond Stockman
Robert Hawkins
Ryan Marcus
Greg Stevenson
Tyler McConnell
Aaron Rolston

POT D - Group 7
Joe Larkin
Gareth Fears
Neil McFaul
Cory Lee Brett
Mary Jo Mc Court
Kenny Geddis

POT D - Group 8
Darren Lowe
Adam Dixon-Freeburn
Drew Niblock
David Jones
Ryan Scott
Jordan Peoples

http://www.nipa-blackball.com/2018/…/new-2018-nipa-tour.html

Just a reminder folks that it is a 10.00am start and full NIPA dress code applies. We will be holding a minutes silence before play in memory of Donald Alexander who sadly passed away a few weeks ago and was part of our tour. Donald’s place will be sold at each event and at the end of the Tour 6 his family will be given the money back.

4.00pm Event 1 Final - Tommy Morrow vs Ryan Marcus

Throughout the day there will be a sit and go cash poker table and the big break challenge will begin. Open to everyone.

NIPA ""End of Season Bust Up""


The NIPA are inviting all members and friends to our ""End of Season Bust Up"" and awards night.

RSVP

When - Saturday 23rd June
Time - 8.00pm
Where - McConnell's of Doagh
Dress - Smart/Casual
Music and craic - By our very own John ""Hatchet"" McIlreavy

Awards up for grabs
Manager of the Year
Team of the Year
International Player of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Young Player of the Year
Personality of the Year

We are giving each member one vote towards ""Personality of the Year". This is for someone who made the difference for you this year by either making you smile/laugh, giving support and advice or generally just by being there. All votes will be treated in confidence and you can vote by messaging Gillian Rolston on Facebook, text or email. All winners will be announced on the night.

This is the first year we have done this and if successful we would like to make it an annual event as we feel it would be great to get all the NIPA family together to thank you for your support over the last year and to look forward to the year ahead.

Please confirm your RSVP to either Gillian Rolston, Pauline Lynch, Rab McCullough or Alex Irvine by 10th June 2018. Thanks folks.

Youths & Juniors Pool meeting


The NIPA will be holding a Youths & Juniors Pool meeting in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim on Tuesday 17th April.

Anyone NIPA member who would be willing to help out in the development of this section please come along to said meeting which starts at 7.30pm

The Dunsilly Hotel, 20 Dunsilly Road, Antrim BT41 2JH

A reminder that any potential person brought on board will have to go through the Access NI vetting process for involvement with young people. 

Any initial questions please contact NIPA Secretary Gillian Rolston on Facebook or by email to nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk

Emma is Euro Champion



Congratulations to Emma Cunningham. Emma is the new 2018 EBA European Ladies Individual Blackball Champion. In an all Northern Ireland Final Emma edged out Collette Henriksen by 7-5 to lift her first major Blackball Title. It was part one of a memorable double for NI as Emma was part of the Ladies Team that went on to lift the European crown.

In the photo - Emma receives her trophy from Ross McInnes, EBA rep to Blackball International.

Good shootin'


There were some great individual performances this week but just a wee mention for the top gunners in each team (Minimum of 66% of available frames played) 

A special mention for Conrad McFeely who finished top overall in the Learning Disabilities 'B' Section. Well done Conrad.

Mens 'A' - Gordon Boomer, Brian Crilly & Gary Wallace, all 48%
Mens 'B' - Oisin Wallace 67%
Mens 'B1' - Ryan Scott 45%
Ladies 'A' - Collette Henriksen 72%
Ladies 'B' - Sara Greenberg 67%
Seniors 'A' - Darren Whiteside 68%
Seniors 'B' - Gary Johnston 56%
Seniors 'B1' - Alan Johnston 53%
Masters 'A' - Gerry McCorry - 64%
Under 18 'A' - Ryan Marcus 66%
LDs 'A' - Clifford Healy 66%
LDs 'B' - Conrad McFeely 80% (Section Winner)
LDs 'B1' - Jonathon Macauley 61%

2018 Champions of Europe !!!!


The "Nordie" Huddle Pre Final
Northern Ireland Ladies are the new 2018 EBA European Blackball Champions. Manager Collette Henriksen led her team to a clean sweep winning all six group matches followed by a 13-9 Semi Final success over England after trailing 0-4 early in the match. Come the Final it was nip and tuck the first half dozen racks or so but our Ladies upped the pace and sealed the Title with a 13-5 win over a strong Scotland side, Julie Henderson holding her nerve to pot the winning black and start the celebrations.

Take a bow Collette Henriksen, Julie Henderson, Mary Cunningham, Michelle Roonay, Claire Stewart, Emma Cunningham and Tasha Magill. You were fantastic and considering the small pool of players to choose from in NI it makes the victory even more amazing.

The 2018 Blackball International World Championships are in November, how good would it be to do the "Double" ? South Africa, France, the Home Nations and others will have plenty to say about that but this team is incredible and can beat anyone.

Other Team Round Ups

Mens 'A' - Didn't qualify from a very tough group but showed plenty.
Mens 'B' - As 'A' Team didn't qualify but encouraging signs for the future
Mens 'B1' - First time on this big stage for a lot of the guys, two wins in the group stage
Ladies 'B' - Definitely improving, lost four matches by 11-10.
Seniors 'A' - Finished fifth from ten, only one point away from qualification
Seniors 'B' - Three wins six defeats in a really tough group. Finished seventh
Seniors 'B1' - As 'B' Team, three wins six defeats for an eigth placed finish
Masters 'A' - Qualified into Semi Finals but lost 13-8 to eventual Winners Scotland
Under 18 - Great achievement by the kids in topping the group, but lost out to England in the Semi Final shoot out
LD 'A' - Made the Semi Finals but agonisingly lost 13-12 to England
LD 'B' - Fantastic for the guys as they bring home the trophy after a nailbiting 13-11 win over Scotland in the Final
LD 'B1' - Missed out on qualification but some good performances by the team

All the stats


To keep up to date with everything that is happening in Bridlington at the 2018 European Championships go to the EBA website at  

WWW.EBA-POOL.ORG

Wednesday 4th April - Saturday 7th April
Under 23, Under 18, Under 15 and Learning Disabilities

Monday 9th April to Saturday 14th April
Mens, Ladies, Seniors (over 40s) and Masters (over 50s)

TRINITY SNOOKER & POOL HALL FUNDRAISER FOR SPECIALS


A massive thanks to Davy Mitchell from Trinity Snooker & Pool Hall in Belfast.

Davy held a 24 HOUR " POOLATHON " on Tuesday 27th March to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Special Pool Learning Disabilities squad travelling to Bridlington this week for the 2018 EBA European Championships.

A grand total of £270 was raised and received by NIPA Secretary Gillian Rolston.

Once again, thanks Davy.

Trinity Snooker & Pool Hall - 134a, Shankill Road, Belfast BT13 2BD
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trinity-Snooker-Hall/106627616683569
Phone - 07562 009688

6x full size Snooker tables --- 2x Supreme Pool tables --- 1x full size 9 Ball table

Coffee Bar --- Sky Sports --- BT Sports

Everyone welcome.

Good luck to our Under 18s and Specials


All the best to the Northern Ireland Under 18 and Learning Disabilities Teams who travel over to Bridlington early on Tuesday morning for the 2018 EBA European Championships of Pool. For all the links to live scoring, fixtures, stats etc go to the EBA website at WWW.EBA-POOL.ORG

Team NI 2018 Euros Schedules


Click on the links below to view or print out the playing schedules for Bridlington 2018

ADULT PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

UNDERS & LEARNING DISABILITIES PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

All fixtures will also be on PoolAppLive (downloadable from the App or Play Store) along with live frame by frame scoring, tables and stats during the event.

As you will see, there is a team from Andalusia competing in the Men's B Section. Obviously for those who know their geography this is a Spanish province, just as Catalonia is. As Catalonia, who are established and respected members of the EBA, have entered a Men's A and a Men's B team the EBA has permitted Andalusia to enter as a 3rd Men's team from the county of Spain. However just like Catalonia they will not be called Spain, they will be called by their provincial name, Andalusia. With Blackball expanding throughout Spain the EBA will be bringing both parties together at the championships in order to discuss and hopefully map a way forward which will allow all parties to play Blackball at EBA and BI level.

Opening two fixtures for our teams competing at the 2018 EBA European Championships in Bridlington in April as follows -

MENS 'A' - Ireland and Netherlands
MENS 'B'  - Scotland B1 and England B
MENS 'B1'  - Andalusia and Ireland B2

LADIES 'A' - France and Gibraltar
LADIES 'B' - Wales B and England B

SENIORS 'A' - Wales and Gibraltar
SENIORS 'B' - Northern Ireland B1 and England B1
SENIORS 'B1' - Northern Ireland B and Scotland B

MASTERS 'A' - Scotland and Gibraltar

SPECIALS 'A' - Wales and Ireland
SPECIALS 'B' - Northern Ireland B1 and England B
SPECIALS 'B1' - Northern Ireland B and Wales B

UNDER 18 'A' - England and Scotland


Our condolences


The NIPA Committee would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Ballymena Towers Pool League and the family of Donald Alexander who passed away suddenly last night.

Donald who was affectionately known as "Duck" was a long time cueist in the Ballymena League and regularly played in our NIPA Interleague events.

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Team NI - Euros in Brid nearly upon us


The following teams have been confirmed to represent Northern Ireland at the 2018 EBA European Championships in Bridlington in April.

MENS 'A'
Derek Whiteside (M) - Carrickfergus
Gordon Boomer - Belfast
Gary Wallace - Belfast
Lee Hull - Coleraine
Rab Butler - Newtownabbey
Alan Rainey - Ballymena
Brian Crilly - Bangor

MENS 'B'
Trevor Whiteside - Carrickfergus
Paul Harris - Carrickfergus
Oisin Wallace - Omagh
Tom Leggett - Bangor
Dan Clarke - Lisburn
Michael Kane - Carrickfergus
Neil McFaul - Larne
Aaron Rolston - Larne
Kyle Kirkwood - Ballyclare

MENS 'B1'
Steven Strain - Newtownards
Anton Arthurs - Newtownards
Paddy McGivern - Crumlin
Michael Thompson - Ballymena
Ryan Scott - Larne
Jordan McKee - Newtownards
Chris Ross -Ballynahinch
Andrew Bailie - Belfast
Warren Miskimmin - Newtownards

LADIES 'A'
Collette Henriksen - Enniskillen
Claire Stewart - Antrim
Tasha Magill - Belfast
Michelle Roonay - Enniskillen
Julie Henderson - Coleraine
Mary Cunningham - Newry
Emma Cunningham - Milton Keynes

LADIES 'B'
Alex Babb - Newtownards
Sara Greenberg - Newwtownabbey
Roisin Smith - Newcastle
April Roonay - Enniskillen
Elise Richardson - Bangor
Linzi McClelland - Ballymena
Andrea McAllister - Newtownards
Kathy Leddy - Bangor

SENIORS 'A'
Michael Wilson - Ballyclare
Darren Whiteside - Belfast
Andy Arbuthnot - Newtownabbey
Greg Stevenson - Dromore
Aaron Leslie - Glengormley
Neil Campbell - Ballyclare

SENIORS 'B'
Robert Brown - Glengormley
Kevin McCorry - Beverley
Kenny Geddis - Antrim
Andrew McMeekin - Newtownabbey
Gary Johnston - Lisburn
James Meredith - Belfast

SENIORS B1
Iain Britton - Ballyclare
Stephen Herron - Ballyclare
Gary Rutherford - Ballyclare
Alan Johnston - Larne
Kieran Rolston - Larne
Kevin Duffy - Lisburn

MASTERS 'A'
Robert Hawkins - Larne
Stephen Johnston - Lisburn
Willie Eakin - Coleraine
Gerry McCorry - Larne
Davy Drysdale - Ards
Raymond Stockman - Coleraine
Marty Goudie - Carrickfergus

UNDER 18
Alex Irvine (M) - Larne
Galvin McDermott - Omagh
Aaron Rolston - Larne
Adam Freeburn - Limavady
Ryan Marcus - Larne
Connor Milligan - Newry

LEARNING DISABILITIES PANEL (alphabetical order)
Managers - John Clarke, Sammy Henry & Ruth Taggart
Alan Bell, Brian Meanie, Briege McFall, Clifford Healy, Clifford McKendry, Conrad McFeely, Gordon Stewart, Harry Chambers, Jason McBride, John Brown, John Henderson, Jonathon McAuley, Kevin Walsh, Liam Shilington, Mark Irvine, Paddy Reid, Philip Haveron, Richard Hunter, Sammy Johnston, Sean Fleming, Shane Butcher, Trevor Patterson, Valerie Taggart

Photos from Tour Event 1



 Above - Tour Semi Finalists Tommy Morrow (Ballymoney) and Rab McCullough (Belfast)



Above Tour Semi Finalists Gareth Fears (Ballyclare) and Ryan Marcus (Larne)

Morrow and Marcus prevailed and will play the Final during Event 2 in the Q.Club on Sunday 22nd April

Big thanks to the Tour Sponsors as follows -
Q.Club Larne -
Reds Sports Lounge Ballymena -
Ballymena Vape Club
Car Repairs NI
Keith Williams Cues
Custom Cues
Studio Bathrooms
McClay Trophies & Engraving
Studio Bathrooms

2018 Tour Event 1 great success


Reds Sports Lounge hosted Event 1 of the new 2018 NIPA Blackball Pool Tour. And after a great day of play it was Tommy Morrow (Ballymoney) and Ryan Marcus (Larne) who qualified for the Final which will be played during Event 2 in the Q.Club on Sunday 22nd April. Last 16 Knock Out stage and Group standings as follows -

RANKING POINTS TABLE TO FOLLOW AT START OF WEEK

LAST 16
Tommy Morrow (0) 7-4 (3) Dave Jones
Raymond Stockman (2) 7-5 (1) Gary Wallace
Rab McCullough (0) 7-5 (2) Davy Magill
Michael Thompson (1) 7-4 (1) Kyle Kirkwood
Ryan Marcus (2) 7-3 (3) Sean Davison
Dave Armstrong (3) 7-5 (0) Gordon Boomer
Gareth Fears (3) 7-4 (1) Dan Clarke
Greg Stevenson (2) 7-1 (0) Gary Clarke
LAST 8
Tommy Morrow (0) 7-4 (2) Raymond Stockman
Rab McCullough (0) 7-6 (1) Michael Thompson
Ryan Marcus (2) 7-6 (3) Dave Armstrong
Gareth Fears (3) 7-5 (2) Greg Stevenson
SEMI FINALS
Tommy Morrow (0) 7-4 (0) Rab McCullough
Ryan Marcus (2) 7-2 (3) Gareth Fears
FINAL
Tommy Morrow (0) V (2) Ryan Marcus (playing Sunday 22nd April)

QUALIFYING TABLES (Top 2 from each Group)


Player P W D L FA FF FD P
Gary Clarke 5 4 1 0 16 4 12 9
Rab McCullough 5 4 0 1 16 4 12 8
Alastair Wilson 5 3 0 2 12 8 4 6
Emmet Maguire 5 2 1 2 12 8 4 5
Lee Hull 0
Sam Newell 0


















Player P W D L FF FA FD P
Tommy Morrow 5 4 0 1 15 5 10 8
Gordon Boomer 5 3 1 1 13 7 6 7
Ryan Foster 5 2 2 1 12 8 4 6
Ady Toner 5 2 1 2 10 10 0 5
Ryan Craig 5 2 0 3 10 10 0 4
Ronan McCarthy 0


















Player P W D L FF FA FD P
Michael Thompson 5 3 1 1 12 8 4 7
Gary Wallace 5 2 2 1 12 8 4 6
Stephen Johnston 5 3 0 2 11 9 2 6
Paul Harris 5 1 2 2 9 11 -2 4
Johnny Mackay 5 2 0 3 8 12 -4 4
Gerry McCorry 5 1 1 3 8 12 -4 3


















Player P W D L FF FA FD P
Dan Clarke 5 5 0 0 16 4 12 10
Kyle Kirkwood 5 4 0 1 14 6 8 8
Alan Rainey 5 2 1 2 11 9 2 5
Trevor Whiteside 5 1 2 2 10 10 0 4
Mark Stockton 5 1 1 3 9 11 -2 3
Iain Britton 0


















Player P W D L FF FA FD P
Raymond Stockman 5 4 1 0 16 4 12 9
Ryan Marcus 5 2 2 1 11 9 2 6
Gary Johnston 5 2 1 2 10 10 0 5
Robert Hawkins 5 2 1 2 10 10 0 5
Clem Howard 5 1 1 3 6 14 -8 3
Tyler McConnell 5 1 0 4 7 13 -6 2


















Player P W D L FF FA FD P
Davy Magill 5 2 3 0 13 7 6 7
Greg Stevenson 5 2 3 0 12 8 4 7
Johnny Murray 5 3 1 1 12 8 4 7
Aaron Leslie 5 1 3 1 10 10 0 5
Aaron Rolston 5 1 0 4 7 13 -6 2
Mark Richardson 5 0 2 3 6 14 -8 2


















Player P W D L FF FA FD P
Dave Armstrong 5 3 1 1 13 7 6 7
Gareth Fears 5 2 3 0 12 8 4 7
Adam Freeburn 5 1 3 1 9 11 -2 5
Paddy Lynch 5 0 5 0 10 10 0 5
Donald Alexander 5 0 3 2 8 12 -4 3
Kenny Geddis 5 0 3 2 8 12 -4 3


















Player P W D L FF FA FD P
Sean Davison 5 3 1 1 13 7 6 7
Dave Jones 5 2 3 0 12 8 4 7
Darren Lowe 5 1 3 1 11 9 2 5
Joe Larkin 5 1 3 1 9 11 -2 5
Neil McFaul 5 1 2 2 9 11 -2 4
Cory Lee Brett 5 0 2 3 6 14 -8 2

2018 BI World Championships going to Bridlington


Press release from Blackball International



New 2018 NIPA Tour


Draw for EVENT 1 of the new 2018 NIPA TOUR run in association with Reds Sports Lounge and The Q Club.

What - New 2018 NIPA Blackball Tour
Where - Reds Sports Lounge, Ballymena
Time - Roll call at 9:50am for play to start at 10.00am all players to be available from this time.
Venue - Open from 9.00am
NIPA dress code - Yes, for all players in all events
Food & Drink - No outside food or drink to be brought into either of the two venues
Clock - One minute shot clock may be introduced at any time at Tournament Directors discretion only

DETAILS
> In each Group match players play each other 4 frames
> 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw
> Top 2 from each Group progress to Knock Out stage, 16 total
> Group position seperators 1= Points 2 = FD 3 = H2H 4 = Black Ball Shoot Out
> Knock Out stage handicapped races to 7
> Pot A = 0, Pot B = 1, Pot C = 2, Pot D = 3
> Each Event played down to Semi Final stage, Final played at next Event after Group stages
> Each of the 6 Tour Events start at 10.00am. Finals Day time TBC
> A player can withdraw from a single event and receive £15 compensation back. The reserve list will then come into play to get the place filled at a cost of £20 (£15 to pot and £5 registration). This will be in effect from Event 2 and there will be a deadline of 2 weeks before the Tuesday draw for any player wishing to withdraw from a particular Tour Event
> A player can only use this option twice throughout the Tour.
> Players must request this only via NIPA Committee or Tour Committee
> Cut off dates for withdrawing from an Event
Event 2 - Tuesday 3rd April
Event 3 - Tuesday 15th May
Event 4 - Tuesday 7th August
Event 5 - Tuesday 4th September
Event 6 - Tuesday 25th September
> A player missing the 2 week deadline or misses an Event without informing the organisers will not get any compensation back
> No shows. 2 no shows without notice to Committee a player will be eliminated from Tour with no money back
> A ranking table will operate over the 6 Tour Events
> With 48 players and a generous criteria for making Finals Day the draw will be seeded based on the Rankings Table
> Only original 48 players will be eligible for ranking points
> Ranking Points as follows
Win a Tour = 150
Runner Up = 100 
Semi Final = 75
Quarter Finals = 50
Last Sixteen = 25
Appearance Points = 15
Win a Group game = 10
Draw Group game = 5
Win every Group game = 50 bonus points
Unbeaten in every Group game = 30 bonus points

FINALS DAY
> Played to Knock Out format based on Tour Rankings over 6 Events
> Handicapped as per Knock Out stages in Groups
> Reserve players can qualify for Finals Day if they play in the required 4/6 Tour Events. But they will have to make the difference up between the original entry fee and what they have paid in plus a £10 fee
> To qualify for Finals Day a player must simply play in 4/6 Tour Events.
> Reds and The Q.Club are committed to the £8,000 Prize Fund as advertised. £7,000 will be paid out in Prize Money and £1,000 in crystal
> Breaking the £7,000 down, Each Tour Event pays out £900 and Finals Day pays out £1,500. This leaves a balance of £100 which will go to the player who tops the ranking after 6 Events
> Breakdown per Tour Event as follows
Winner = £400
Runner Up = £180
Semi Finalists = £80 each
Quarter Finalists = £40 each
> Breakdown for Finals Day
Winner = £700
Runner Up = £300
Semi Finalists = £150 each
Quarter Finalists = £50 each

NIPA & Tour Committees welcome any constructive feedback regarding any aspect of the Tour.

Terms & conditions subject to change

Pot A
Group 1
Lee Hull
Alastair Wilson
Gary Clarke
Rab MCCullough
Emmet McGuire
Sam Newell
Group 2
Ryan Craig
Thomas Morrow
Ryan Foster
Ronan Mccarthy
Gordon Boomer
Ady Toner

Pot B
Group 3
Michael Thompson
Paul Harris
Johnny Mackay
Gary Wallace
Gerry McCorry
Stephen Johnston
Group 4
Kyle Kirkwood
Alan Rainey
Mark Stockton
Iain Britton
Trevor Whiteside
Daniel Clarke

Pot C
Group 5
Clem Howard
Raymond Stockman
Gary Johnston
Robert Hawkins
Tyler McConnell
Ryan Marcus
Group 6
Aaron Leslie
Mark Richardson
Greg Stevenson
Johnny Murray
Aaron Rolston
David Magill

Pot D
Group 7
Adam Dixon-Freeburn
Kenny Geddis
Dave Armstrong
Patrick Lynch
Donald Alexander
Gareth Fears
Group 8
Sean Davison
Cory Lee Brett
David Jones
Neil McFaul
Joe Larkin
Darren Lowe

Youths & Juniors Section


The NIPA are looking to develop our Youths & Juniors Section.

As we all know this is what the future of our sport in Northern Ireland depends on and needs as we strive do be the best we possibly can. For this to happen we are looking for any current members who would share our commitment and drive towards achieving our goals. If you are able to give up a bit of your spare time to recruit, develop and mentor in our Under 15s, Under 18s and Under 23s sections we would love to talk to you. Any volunteers will have to go through the Access NI vetting process to enable them to be able to work with the young people we provide.

If you think you may be able to help us make this a success please contact NIPA Secretary Gillian Rolston on Facebook or by email to nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk

Ladie B Team Trials Round up

 
Trial 1 Winner - Alex Babb & Sara Greenberg both on 13 points
Trial 2 Winner - Sara Greenberg on 15 points
Trial 3 Winner - Alex Babb & April Roonay both on 13 points

A players best 2 scores from the 3 events determines her final total and placing

Cash prizes
£150 - Sara Greenberg
£100 - Alex Babb 

Positions 1-5 from the Trials qualify for the NI Ladies B Team for Bridlington plus 2 Managers wild cards.

Results as follows below -




T1 T2 T3
28 Sara Greenberg 13 15 11
26 Alex Babb 13 12 13
25 April Roonay 12 12 13
23 Roisin Smith 11 11 12
20 Elise Richardson 11 8 9
20 Linzi McClelland - 11 9
18 Natalie McCullough 11 - 7
15 Andrea McAllister 8 7 7
15 Kathy Leddy 8 5 7
10 Angie Willis 10 - -
3 Katrina McVeigh - 3 -

It's Larne at the double !!!


It's congratulations once again to Larne & Distrct Pool League. In a repeat of yesterdays Final the East Antrim outfit lifted the 2018 NIPA Interleague 'A' Team crown today Sunday 4th March in the Queens Hall, Newtownards to add to the 'B' Team title they won previous.

In a most amazing Final against Carrick the lead swung back and forth right up to the deciding 33rd rack when Neil Campbell somehow held himself together to pot the winning black. Gotta feel for Carrick & District League though, they breezed through their group without dropping a single point and edged out 2017 winners Coleraine in their Semi Final and it looked as if Derek Whiteside's lads were going to get to put their name on the Shield for the first time as they took an early lead at 7-3. But it wasn't to be and it was Bill McIlroy Sr and his Larne team who were celebrating another win adding to their inaugural success in 2015. Well done to Manager McIlroy in putting his trust in the two cubs Aaron Rolston and Ryan Marcus both making their Interleague 'A' debuts at the ages of 15 and 14, they didn't let him down and the win was a great boost for both before they head off to Bridlington with the Northern Ireland Under 18 Team next month for the EBA European Championships.



Congratulations go to Ards & District Pool Association (pictured below). The hosting League only lost out on frame difference from making the main event Semi Finals but lifted themselves to go on and win the Plate Event with a 12-8 success over Dromara League.


RESULTS GROUP 'A'
Larne 12-6 Coleraine
Ards 12-10 Ballymena
Larne 12-5 Ballymena
Coleraine 12-5 Crumlin
Ards 12-5 Crumlin
Coleraine 12-10 Ballymena
Larne 12-4 Crumlin
Coleraine 12-4 Ards
Ards 12-10 Larne
Crumlin 12-8 Ballymena

TABLE GROUP 'A'
09 Larne (+19)
09 Coleraine (+11)
09 Ards (+3)
03 Crumlin (-18)
00 Ballymena (-15)

RESULTS GROUP 'B'
Carrick 12-4 Dromara
Ballynahinch 11-11 Castlewellan
Castlewellan 12-4 Dromara
Carrick 12-4 East Down
East Down 12-7 Ballynahinch
Carrick 12-3 Castlewellan
Dromara 12-9 East Down
Carrick 12-2 Ballynahinch
Ballynahinch 12-9 Dromara
East Down 12-5 Castlewellan

TABLE GROUP 'B'
12 Carrick (+35)
06 East Down (+1)
04 Castlewellan (-8)
04 Ballynahinch (-12)
03 Dromara (-16)

MAIN EVENT SEMI FINALS
Carrick 12-10 Coleraine
Larne 12-4 East Down
MAIN EVENT GRAND FINAL
Larne 17-16 Carrick

Plate event Semi Final Play Offs
Dromara 6-5 Ballymena
Crumlin 6-4 Ballynahinch
Plate event Semi Finals
Ards 6-3 Crumlin
Dromara 6-3 Castlewellan
Plate event Final
Ards 12-8 Dromara