McDowell is the Master

Congratulations to Ed McDowell who has just been crowned N.I.P.A Masters Champion 2012. The 30 year old from Carrickfergus took the title in the Kingfisher Bar, Bangor on Sunday 20th May.

His path to victory included a nailbiting 5-4 win over reigning Masters Winner Ronan McCarthy from Ards in the Semi Final.
He then went on to beat Larne's Ellis Martin by 6-3 in an exciting Final, the duo happen to be team mates, both playing for Whitehead Spartans in the Carrick & District Pool League.

McDowell qualified for the Event as 2011 Carrick Individual Champion and Martin as 2012 Carrick and 2012 Larne Seniors Individual Champion


1st Round
N.McKelvey 5-2 D.Duff; E.Martin 5-3 J.Tennyson; E.McDowell 5-2 P.Houston; R.McCarthy 5-1 W.Irvine; K.English 5-3 W.Johnston; G.Neeson 5-2 E.Richardson; Byes R.Christie & V.Taggart
Last 8
R.McCarthy 5-4 N.McKelvey; E.McDowell 5-3 R.Christie; K.English 5-2 V.Taggart; E.Martin 5-3 G.Neeson
Semi Final
E.McDowell 5-4 R.McCarthy; E.Martin 5-4 K.English
E.McDowell (Carrickfergus) 6-3 E.Martin (Larne)

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In the photo
New Masters Champion Ed McDowell on the right and Runner Up Ellis Martin, left