Euro Championships warm up match

Our B1 Team had a very worthwhile warm up match on Sunday 23rd August. Their opponents were an Antrim League Select Team, most of whom were part of the current 2009 Interleague Champions, Sixmilewater. Included in their ranks was current NI Individual Blackball Champion Rab Fee. The impressive venue was Moes Grill in Antrim. The best of 21 frame match (3 Sessions of 7) kicked off with Antrim going into an early lead courtesy of RSmyth. The next 6 frames were traded one for one to give the Antrim lads a 4-3 lead after Session 1. But our lads responded well taking the first 5 frames in Session 2 which included good clearances from AArbuthnot and JMcMullan. Antrim took the last 2 to make the score after the 2nd Session 8-6 to the B1s. Darren Whiteside made it 9-6 with a fine clearance but RSmyth brought it back to 9-7 with an equally fine 8 ball clearance. The next 2 were shared to put the B1s on the hill at 10-8. And a few minutes later the victory was assured with a solid win from RHawkins. Antrim took the last 2 to make the final score, NI B1s 11-10 Antrim Select
Best point scorers were Darren Whiteside for the B1s on 3/3 and Rab Fee for Antrim on 3/3.

B1 Captain Willie Lucas thanked Darren Clarke from Moes Grill for staging the match and for providing a buffet at the interval.