Round up from Brid - Team NI

Another great week in what was sunny Brid this year as over 100 players and officials represented Team NI in various sections at the 2017 EBA European Championships. Pictured right is the fantastic Spa Arena.

Mens A - Big effort by Derek Whiteside's lads, only missing out on a Knock Out play off spot after a defeat by eventual Runners Up Cyprus in their last group match.
Mens B1 - Very tough group to get out of now, won 8, lost 8 under the guidance of Manager Trevor Whiteside.
Mens B2 - Was always going to be an uphill struggle for Michael Higgins fledgling team. 14th/17 in group with 3 wins.
Ladies A - Great achievement for Jean McIlroy's girls in winning the group, unfortunately they lost out in Semi Final to Scotland. Collette Henriksen had a great run to the Final of the Individuals but lost 6-4 to England's Amanda Watson.
Ladies B - Alex Babb's team finished bottom of the group although were lifted by winning two matches
Seniors A - It was a great performance by Brian Crilly's guys to finish 2nd in a tough group. Lost out in Semi Final to Ireland 13-11
Seniors B - On the wrong end of four 13-12 defeats which made the difference in qualification. Gary Johnston's team competed well in every match
Masters A - Robert Hawkins's team qualified comfortably but agonisingly lost out to eventual winners Wales 13-12 in the Semi Final. Two players, Gerry McCorry and David McGurn reached the Individual Semi Finals.
Masters B - Great achievement for Hugo Manson's team as they won the group. They went on to reach the final but lost out 13-11 to England courtesy of an amazing combination shot by Andy McIntosh with the scores sitting at 12-11
Under 18 A - Great performance by Alex Irvines lads in reaching the Final. Lost narrowly to Wales 13-11. Oisin Wallace reached the Individual Semi Final losing out to eventual winner Scott Coventry whilst Oisin and partner Galvin McDemott were beaten narrowly 5-4 in the Doubles Final.
Under 18 B - Willie Eakin's lads just missed out on qualifying for the Final by a single frame in their last group match. Great experience in the big arena for the youngsters though
LDs A - John Clarke's 2016 World Champions made it through to the Final but lost out 13-6 to a very strong Scotland side. John Brown reached the Semi Final of the LD Individual losing to eventual winner Alan Reynolds Jr.
LDs B1 - Fantastic display in group stage by Sammy Henry's lads winning 10/10 matches, made Final but like their A team counterparts lost to Scotland.
LDs B2 - Ruth Taggarts side made it out of the group with 6/10 wins but lost at Semi Final stage to Scotland