SENIORS 'B'


The very best of luck to our Seniors 'B' Team who will be travelling over to Bridlington in April to represent Team NI at the 2020 EBA Nations Cup of Pool

Kevin Duffy (PM) - Lisburn
Gary Crawford - Dromore
Dave Jones - Ballynahinch
Paddy McGivern - Crumlin
Kevin Doherty - Banbridge


2020 NI LADIES TOUR EVENT 1


Event 1 of our Ladies 2020 Tour took place in the Coach Club, Hillsborough on Sunday 16th February and after play had ended it was Mika Roonay who topped the table with a fantastic ten out of ten, a great boost for Mika before she heads to Bridlington to represent Team NI at the EBA Nations Cup in April. Ash Dinsmore came in second with an impressive eight from ten followed by Alex Babb and Emma Cunningham both on seven.

Event 2 takes place on Sunday 21st June in the Q.Club, Larne with Event 3 in Toosies, Enniskillen on Sunday 13th September



NIPA SHOOTOUT !!!!


Hi folks, see below a list of names for our upcoming exciting Shootout in the 147 Club, Antrim on Saturday 29th February. The Event is now full but players spots are only guaranteed by payment. We need these in asap as we have reserves in waiting.
Payment to Rab Fee, Rab McCullough or Gillian Rolston
01. Gerard Heaney (£10 Paid)
02. Neil Mcfaul
03. Pat McNally
04. Craig Laughlin
05. Rab McCullough (£10 Paid)
06. Marty Heaney
07. Ronan Fay (£10 Paid)
08. Declan Brennan
09. Kevin Abram (£20 Paid)
10. Paddy Clarke
11. Johnny Mackay
12. Rab Fee (£30 Paid)
13. Jamie Lavelle
14. Gavin Doran
15. Galvin McDermott
16. Jason Crozier
17. Sean French
18. Michael Wilson
19. Jim Gilchrist
20. Wayne Lewis
21. Roger Smyth
22. Ryan McQuillan
23. Stephen Herron
24. Trevor Whiteside (£10 Paid)
25. Paul Harris (£30 Paid)
26. Gary Clarke
27. Ryan Foster (£30 Paid)
28. Chris McCory
29. Gary Wallace
30. Gordon Boomer
31. 147 Qualifier
32. 147 Qualifier


2020 INTERLEAGUE EVENTS


HI FOLKS, A REMINDER THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS SUNDAY 1st MARCH. REMEMBER ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PREPAID, NO EXCEPTIONS. 

ENTRIES AT TIME OF POSTING -

'A' EVENT - SUNDAY 15th MARCH
Crumlin (PAID)
Ards
Coleraine
Carrick

'B' EVENT - SATURDAY 14th MARCH
Ards B1
Ards B2
Coleraine B1
Carrick B1
Carrick B2

Delighted to announce details off our 2020 Interleague events as follows. Any questions please feel free to contact us. To enquire about entering, League Secretaries should contact NIPA Secretary Gillian Rolston.











NIPA 2020 AMATEUR & INTERMEDIATE EVENTS 2



We are now taking entries for these two Events which will be played on Sunday 29th March. Amateur Event 2 will be played in the Q.Club, Larne and Intermediate Event 2 in Reds, Ballymena.

32 players maximum in each Event, no Elite players

Only payment secures your spot. Please send £30 (£25 + £5 registration) by either of the following ways -

1/ - In person to Gillian Rolston, Pauline Lynch or Wayne Lewis
2/ - Paypal – To gillianrolston@outlook.com (Friends & Family option) Please reference your name and Event number/date
3/ Online bank transfer. Please reference your name and Event number/date
Sort code 090129
Account number 41085059



INTERMEDIATE EVENT 1


Winner Daniel McMillan (right) with Runner Up Stephen Quinn. Daniel (Ballymoney) ousted Stephen (Carrickfergus) by 6-3 in the Final pairing. Event 2 moves to Reds, Ballymena on Sunday 29th March.

KNOCKOUT STAGES


LAST 16 (BEST OF 9)
Nick McClay 3-5 Thomas Fleming
Corey Lee Brett 5-4 Rab Brown
Stephen Quinn 5-3 Joe Larkin
Darren Lowe 5-4 Gareth Fears
Jim Taylor 5-3 Mark Davison
James Meredith 5-2 Ciaran Reid
Daniel McMillan 5-0 Matt Willighan
Tyler McKee 5-1 Ryan Scott
QUARTER FINALS (BEST OF 9)
Thomas Fleming 5-1 Corey Lee Brett
Stephen Quinn 5-3 Darren Lowe
Jim Taylor 5-4 James Meredith
Daniel McMillan 5-4 Tyler McKee
SEMI FINALS (BEST OF 11)
Thomas Fleming 1-6 Stephen Quinn
Jim Taylor 1-6 Daniel McMillan
FINAL (BEST OF 11)
Stephen Quinn 3-6 Daniel McMillan




AMATEUR EVENT 1


Winner Gerald McDermott (right) with Runner Up Brett McLaughlin. Gerald (Omagh) came through by 6-4 in a great Final against Brett (Ballymena). Event 2 moves on to the Q.Club, Larne on Sunday 29th March.

KNOCKOUT STAGES


LAST 16 (BEST OF 9)
Rory Kinney 2-5 Dean McDonagh
Raymond Christie 5-2 John McVeigh
Oisin Wallace 5-2 Stephen Johnston
Craig Robson 3-5 Gerard McDermott
Emmet McGuire 5-3 Cathal Mathews
Ryan Marcus 5-0 Gavin McClements
Gavin Patton 5-1 Raymond Stockman
Brett McLaughlin 5-1 Galvin McDermott
QUARTER FINALS
Dean McDonagh 5-4 Raymond Christie
Oisin Wallace 2-5 Gerard McDermott
Emmet Maguire 3-5 Ryan Marcus
Gavin Patton 4-5 Brett McLaughlin
SEMI FINALS 
Dean McDonagh 1-6 Gerard McDermott
Ryan Marcus 3-6 Brett McLaughlin
FINAL 
Gerard McDermott 6-4 Brett McLaughlin






SENIORS 'A' TEAM


Delighted to announce our Seniors 'A' Team travelling to the 2020 EBA Nations Cup in Bridlington in April to represent Team NI.

Kevin McCorry (PM) - Beverley
John Lawther - Lugan
Andy Spiers - Burton Upon Trent
Joe Patton - Belfast
Martin Conroy - Newry
Chris Halloran - Killyleagh

Great team, very best of luck lads

NIPA 2020 ELITE EVENT 1 NOW OPEN TO ALL


Elite Event 1 is now open to all to enter. At time of writing we have 5 spaces remaining. If any Club or pub wants to hold a Qualifier please get in contact with us asap.

ENTRIES TO DATE
Rab McCullough
Ronan Fay
Tommy Morrow
Ronan McCarthy (DEPOSIT PAID)
Gary Clarke
Declan Brennan
Brian Crilly
Marty Goudie (DEPOSIT PAID)
James Nesbitt
Q.Club Satellite Qualifier
Racks Satellite Qualifier

See details below of our three Elite Events for 2020. Each event is stand alone so no commitment to pay in advance for all three. 

PLAYERS – Elite players listed below (list not exhaustive) will have first refusal to enter this event up to 31st January 2020. After that it will be open.

ELITE PLAYERS - Declan Brennan, Ronan McCarthy, Tommy Morrow, Rab Fee, Ronan Fay, Rab McCullough, Pat McAnally, Gary Clarke, Paddy Clarke, Brian Crilly, James Nesbitt, Richie Comiskey, Drew Sloan, Gerard Heaney, any Snooker Pro.

EVENT 1 – Potters, Coleraine. Sunday 8th March 2020
EVENT 2 – Toosies, Enniskillen. Sunday 31st May 2020
EVENT 3 – 147 Club, Antrim. Sunday 13th September 2020

Cost - £100 + £5 registration per event
Deposit - £25 deposit secures place for Event 1
Races – Races to 10
Runners – 16 maximum
Handicapped – Yes, range from (Scratch) to (+4)
Dress code – Yes, NIPA dress code
Membership – Players must be NIPA Associate Members (£15 per year 1st Sept to 31st Aug)
Entering – To enquire about entering and deposit payment please contact Gillian Rolston or Nipa Pool on Messenger
Prize fund (if full 16) – Winner £800, Runner Up £400, Semi Finalists £200 each



NIPA 2020 AMATEUR & INTERMEDIATE EVENTS 1 SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY


AMATEUR PLAYERS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
PLAYING IN REDS, BALLYMENA. STARTS SHARP AT 10.00am
FULL NIPA DRESS CODE

AMATEUR
Stephen Johnston
Dan Clarke
Neil McFaul
Gavin McClements
Gavin Patton
Robert Hawkins
Galvin MCDermott
Cathal Mathews
Raymond Stockman
Oisin Wallace
Gerard Mcdermott
Davy Magill
Dean Mcdonagh
Tony Tennyson
Raymond Christie
John McVeigh
Connor Marron
Ricky Clyde
Robbie Malcolm
Dominic Dorton
Emmet McGuire
Aaron Leslie
Nigel Craig
Gerald McCaffery
Craig Robson
Ryan Marcus
Gerard Finnegan
Aaron Rolston
Anthony McCorry
Johnny Cree
Dessie Moore
Rory Kinney


INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
PLAYING IN Q.CLUB, LARNE. STARTS SHARP AT 10.00am
FULL NIPA DRESS CODE

INTERMEDIATE
Joe Larkin
Ian Magill
Nick McClay
Jack Devlin
Dean Reid
Corey Lee Brett
Daniel McMillan
Matty Willighan
Dean Robinson
Gareth Fears
David Mitchell
Tyler McKee
Scott McClelland
Darren Lowe
Stephen Quinn
Ciaran Reid
Kenny Geddis
Barry Casey
Michael McNulty
Andrew McGregor
Mark Davison
Rab Brown
Ryan Doyle
James Meredith
Keith Agnew
Jim Taylor
Jimmy Mccullough
Ryan Scott
Paddy McEvoy
Gary Kinney
Thomas Fleming

LADIES B TEAM FOR BRID


Our Ladies B Team to represent NI at the 2020 EBA Nations Cup in Bridlington in April has been confirmed as follows -

Katrina McVeigh (PM) - Newcastle
Alex Babb - Newtownards
Mary Cunningham - Newry
Claire Stewart - Antrim
Linzi McClelland - Ballymena
Debbie Murphy - Newtownards
Elise Richardson - Bangor
Susan Graham - Newtownards
Natalie McCullough - Belfast
Kaitlin Campbell - Coleraine

Fantastic team, all the very best to the girls.

NIPA SHOOTOUT !!!!


Don't miss this one folks !!!! Saturday 29th February in the 147 Club, Antrim. To enter contact either Rab McCullough, Rab Fee or Gillian Rolston.


2020 LODGE HOTEL, COLERAINE WEEKEND


We are delighted to announce the dates for the 2020 Weekend of Pool in the magnificent Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.

Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd October
Northern Ireland Special Pool Festival

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October
Mens Indivdual
Ladies Individual
Seniors Individual
Masters Individual
U23 Individual
U18 Individual
U15 Individual
Willie Lucas Memorial Super Sevens

Further details regarding entering and timings for each event to follow



MENS B1 TEAM CONFIRMED FOR BRID


Manager Wayne Lewis has confirmed his Mens B1 squad to represent Team NI in Bridlington at the 2020 EBA Nations Cup of Pool. Another great team lads, all the very best -

Wayne Lewis (PM) - Ballyclare
Paul Harris - Carrickfergus
Barry Cunningham - Fintona
Sean French - Randalstown
Neil McFaul - Larne
Matthew Quinn - Belfast
Trevor Whiteside - Carrickfergus
Aaron Rolston - Larne



NIPA UPCOMING ONE DAY EVENTS


NIPA AMATEUR & INTERMEDIATE EVENTS

ENTER NOW FOR OUR SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY EVENTS

TO FIND OUT WHAT EVENT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PLEASE CONTACT GILLIAN ROLSTON or NIPA POOL on Messenger.

FOR FULL DETAILS OF BOTH EVENTS GO TO THE NIPA WEBSITE AT http://www.nipa-blackball.com/2019/12/2020-nipa-amateur-intermediate-events.html

NIPA AMATEUR and INTERMEDIATE EVENTS ENTRIES TO DATE FOR EVENT 1 SHOWN BELOW. TWO SEPERATE EVENTS Amateur Event 1 in Reds, Ballymena, Intermediate Event 1 in Q.Club, Larne.

32 PLAYERS MAXIMUM ONLY IN EACH EVENT, ENTER & PAY NOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE.

NO ELITE PLAYERS

TO VIEW ENTRIES TO DATE GO TO THE NIPA FACEBOOK PAGE - NipaPool

The following players below, list not exhaustive, will only be eligible for the Elite/Open Event (details to be released very soon), but not for the Amateur or Intermediate Events above -

ELITE PLAYERS - Declan Brennan, Ronan McCarthy, Tommy Morrow, Rab Fee, Ronan Fay, Rab McCullough, Pat McAnally, Gary Clarke, Paddy Clarke, Brian Crilly, James Nesbitt, Richie Comiskey, Drew Sloan, Gerard Heaney, any snooker Pro.

T&Cs subject to change







NIPA LADIES TOUR EVENT 5


Event 5 played in the Q.Club, Larne on Sunday 19th January concluded the current NI Ladies Tour. On the day it was Chucky Preston who topped the table winning ten frames for the loss of only one. Joint second were Mika Roonay, Maryjo McCourt and Alex Babb all scoring eight from eleven.

And Tasha can celebrate further as she has topped the Final Table by a very impressive 10 points. Mary Cunningham comes in second overall and Maryjo McCourt in third. A big well done and thank you to all the girls who attended since June 2019, great to see new faces along with established ones.

See below the final table (Best four results from the five events determine final placings) and a group photo from this Sundays event in Larne.









MENS 'A' TEAM FOR BRID


Player Manager Rab McCullough has confirmed the Mens 'A' Team that will represent Team NI at the 2020 EBA Nations Cup in Bridlington in April as follows. Fantastic team guys, very best of luck in the event.

Rab McCullough (Belfast)
Declan Brennan (Newry)
Paddy Clarke (Newry)
Gary Clarke (Ballymena)
Pat McAnally (Ballymena)
Tommy Morrow (Ballymoney)

2020 NIPA AMATEUR & INTERMEDIATE EVENTS




Hi all. Please find the details below of our new Events for 2020. We will be starting off with two separate Series, an Amateur and an Intermediate played on the same day in Reds, Ballymena and the Q.Club, Larne respectively. An Elite is also planned depending on player interest.


AMATEUR & INTERMEDIATE EVENTS
PLAYERS ~ A/B1 Standard players = Amateur. B2/B3 standard = Intermediate.
PAYMENT ~ Each Event is paid for individually to give players more flexibility, so no large upfront payment.
COST ~ £25 per event + £5 registration. 
FORMAT ~ Randomly drawn groups, not seeded by player ability. Last 8 & 16 races to 5. Semis & Finals races to 6
HANDICAPS ~ Maximum handicap in Knockout Stage is +1
EVENTS ~ Stand alone Individual events, no Finals Day or Ranking Table
MEMBERSHIP ~ All players must be NIPA Associate Members (£15 per year from September 1st)
PLAYER STANDARD ~ A player may be promoted or relegated between Amateur and Intermediate at Committee discretion
PLAYER GRADING ~ Any player wishing to check his/her grading please contact Nipa Pool by private message or email nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk

EVENT DATES
EVENT 1 ~ SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
EVENT 2 ~ SUNDAY 29th MARCH
EVENT 3 ~ SUNDAY 10th MAY 
EVENT 4 ~ SUNDAY 7th JUNE 
EVENT 5 ~ SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
EVENT 6 ~ SUNDAY 11th OCTOBER
EVENT 7 ~ SUNDAY 15th NOVEMBER

PAYMENT DETAILS
1/ - In person to Gillian Rolston or Pauline Lynch
2/ - Paypal – To gillianrolston@outlook.com (Friends & Family option) Please reference your name and Event number/date
3/ Online bank transfer. Please reference your name and Event number/date
Sort code 090129
Account number 41085059
* Any issue not allowed for shall be decided upon by NIPA Committee. Terms and conditions subject to change.
ELITE PLAYERS AS FOLLOWS (LIST NOT EXHAUSTIVE)
Declan Brennan, Ronan McCarthy, Tommy Morrow, Rab Fee, Rab McCullough, Ronan Fay, Declan Brennan, Pat McAnally, Gary Clarke, James Nesbitt, Brian Crilly, Paddy Clarke, Richie Comiskey, Drew Sloan, Gerard Heaney, Any Snooker Pro

MENS & LADIES MANAGERS POSITIONS


A big welcome on board to Team NI to returning and new Team Managers as detailed below. First tournament will be the 2020 EBA Nations Cup in Bridlington in April and all three Managers will soon be getting to work with their plans and arrangements, best of luck to all three. Thanks also to all applicants.

MENS 'B' - Derek Whiteside (2 year tenure)
MENS 'B1' - Wayne Lewis (3 year tenure)
LADIES 'B' - Katrina McVeigh (3 year tenure)