2019 EBA European Championships Teams


1st - 4th May 2019 (Under 15/18/23s)
6th -11th May 2019 (Mens, Ladies, Seniors, Masters)

Could any player wishing to be considered for selection for Team NI and is able to travel to the 2019 European Championships in Bridlington on the above dates please submit their name and preferred category to us by either emailing Secretary Gillian Rolston at nipablackball@yahoo.co.uk or by messaging Gillian on Facebook.

'A' Teams and 'B' Teams compete in the Euros in all categories.

Players can state more than one preferred category but by doing so the NIPA Hierarchy system applies as follows -
Category hierarchy - Mens, Under 23s, Ladies, Seniors (over 40s), Masters (over 50s)
Teams hierarchy - A - B - B1 - B2

Closing date for submitting names is Wednesday 30th January 2019

After closing date, Committee will send list of available players to each category Manager. Managers will then select their squad from players who are available to travel and send names to the Executive Committee who will then contact players and invite them onto that team.

5 Person Teams
Managers of 5 person 'A' Teams can select 3 Wild Cards. He/she must invite the current NI Champion in the category he/she manages. If said Champion wishes to play in another category Manager will have another Wild Card. Last 2 places must come from Play Offs which are by invitation only from Manager and Committee. 'B' Team Managers select 4 Wild Cards and 2 from a Play Off.

7 Person Teams
Managers of 7 person teams can select 6 Wild Cards. Last 2 places must come from Play Offs which are by invitation by Manager and Committee.

Any player unsuccessful in a Play Off for an 'A' Team shall  be offered a trial for the 'B' Team in that category if not selected as a Wild Card by the 'B' Team Manager.

Play off format to be confirmed by Team Managers (numbers dependent)

Players selected for European Championships will be considered first to attend the Nations Cup in Cyprus in November 2019.

Any issues arising not covered will be decided on by Committee