It's more great news from the IPA World Blackball Championships as Collette Henriksen (Enniskillen) and partner Rab Fee (Antrim) took gold in the Mixed Doubles event. In the Final they defeated newly crowned Ladies World Champion Michelle Roonay (Enniskillen) and her partner Scott Ross (Glasgow). And like so many matches over the week it went right down to the wire with Collette and Rab edging it 5-4 in the deciding frame.

No let up for the top players as the IPA are straight back in action with the Freesports Blackball Champions Cup which kicks off tomorrow night Monday 12th February. Players from NI competing are Ronan McCarthy, Rab Fee, Gary Clarke and Michelle Roonay. 

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This new, unique event will run over 21 consecutive weeks, being screened LIVE, on Freesports on Monday nights, 7pm – 10.30pm, starting on the 12th February 2018.

The event is Open to the current 2018 IPA Professional players, the Ladies 2018 World Champion and there will be some regional qualifiers to ensure we have 64 players and sponsors invites.

The first 16 weeks will be the qualifying rounds. Each week 4 players will compete in a single elimination knockout and the winner will go through to the Last 16 stage. Following the completion of the qualifiers, the final stages will commence from week 17 until we find our eventual winner as per the schedule below.

Weeks 1-16 Qualifiers Weeks 17-19 Last 16 matches
Week 20 Quarter finals
Week 21 Semi Finals & Final

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BT TV channel - 95
Talk Talk channel - 95
Freesat channel - 252