B1s edge tight match

In a warm up match held in Minnesota's Snooker Club, Ballymena, last night the 1st of September, the Northern Ireland B1 Team edged out a Northern Ireland Seniors Select Team by the narrowest of margins, 18-17. With the teams level at 17-17, the reliable Andy Arbuthnot stepped up to secure the win for Derek Whiteside's lads. Andy won all 5 of his frames on the night. But Dessie Cooper will definitely be encouraged by the performance of his new team as he prepares them for the European Championships in Rhyl, Wales.

Session scores as follows (B1s first)
5-2, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, 4-3