It's Coleraine, but only just !!

Congratulations to Coleraine Tennents Pool League who are the new 2011 NIPA Interleague Champions. In a very exciting final against North Down & Ards, they looked down and out at 7-10 behind in the "Best of 22" frame match. But they rallied to take the match into a single frame play off with the scores level at 11-11. Davy Tosh went in for Coleraine and Sam Newell for North Down & Ards, both players brave enough to carry the hopes of their League in the dreaded final frame shoot out. The frame swung back and forward with both players showing signs of pressure, but big Sam was unlucky when he went for game and got a "kick" on his penultimate colour. Davy Tosh didn't have any sympathy and duly cleared his last 3 reds and the 8 ball to start the celebrations amongst his North Coast team mates. A great Final, to end a long days pool in the Ballymena United Social Club. Pictured right, Coleraine Captain Raymond Stockman receives the Shield from the NIPAs Pauline Lynch.

We would like to thank all the players who made it a memorable day, Ballymena United Social Club, and all NIPA officials on duty inside the hall. Special thanks to Trevor Harte and Pauline Lynch once again for their professionalism in running the Competition

Group A

Group B

North Down & Ards 12-10 Ballymoney

Coleraine 12-7 Ballyclare

Larne 12-8 Town & Country

Ballymena 12-6 Carrick

Larne 12-9 North Down & Ards

Coleraine 12-8 Ballymena

Ballymoney 12-10 Town & Country

Carrick 12-5 Ballyclare

North Down & Ards 12-5 Town & Country

Ballymena 12-5 Ballyclare

Ballymoney 12-9 Larne

Coleraine 12-9 Carrick

1st North Down & Ards 4 points +6
1st Coleraine 6 points +12
2nd Larne 4 points +4
2nd Ballymena 4 points +9
3rd Ballymoney 4 points +3
3rd Carrick 2 points -2
4th Town & Country 0 points -13
4th Ballyclare 0 points -19

Semi Finals

Coleraine 12-7 Larne

North Down & Ards 12-9 Ballymena


Coleraine 12-11 North Down & Ards (after play off frame)