2016 EBA Nations Cup Fixtures

Click on the links on the left hand side to view the fixtures for all Sections in the upcoming 2016 Nations Cup in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.




World Championship entries

2016 Blackball International World Championship entries to date as follows -



MENS - (16) LADIES - (10) SENIORS - (11) MASTERS - (10)




Australia Australia Australia Australia
Catalonia England Catalonia Catalonia
Cyprus France England England
England Gibraltar France France
France Ireland Gibraltar Gibraltar
Gibraltar N. Ireland Ireland Ireland
Ireland S. Africa N. Ireland N. Ireland
Malta Scotland Norway S. Africa
Morocco Uganda S. Africa Scotland
N.Ireland Wales Scotland Wales
Netherlands
Wales
Norway


S. Africa


Scotland


Uganda


Wales






UNDER 23 - (9) UNDER 18 - (8) UNDER 15 - (7) WH'CHAIR - (10)




Australia England England Australia x1
Catalonia France Gibraltar England x2
England Ireland Ireland 1 Ireland x5
France Malta Ireland 2 N. Ireland x1
Ireland N. Ireland Scotland 1 Russia x1
Malta S. Africa Scotland 2
N. Ireland Scotland Wales
S. Africa Wales

Scotland






MENS LDs - (6) LADIES LDs - (2)





England Ireland

Ireland S.Africa

N. Ireland


S. Africa


Scotland


Wales


EBA Nations Cup entries

The following teams have entered the upcoming 2016 EBA Nations Cup of Pool which will take place in Coleraine, Northern Ireland starting the Thursday 20th October

Fixtures to follow soon


MENS  LADIES  SENIORS  MASTERS 




N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1
N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2
Scotland B1 Scotland B1 Scotland B1 Scotland B1
Scotland B2 Scotland B2 Scotland B2 Scotland B2
Wales B1 Wales B1 Wales B1 Wales B1
Wales B2 England B1 Wales B2 S. Ireland B1
S. Ireland B1 England B2 S. Ireland B1 S. Ireland B2
S. Ireland B2
S. Ireland B2 England B1
England B1
England B1 England B2
England B2
England B2




UNDER 23  UNDER 18  UNDER 15 




N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1 N. Ireland B1
N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2 N. Ireland B2
Scotland B1 Wales B1 Scotland B1
Scotland B2 England B1 Wales B1
Wales B1 England B2 England B1
England B1
England B2
England B2


IPA 2017 Calendar

Dates for the IPA 2017 calendar have been confirmed as follows. Check out the UK Open venue in June !! --

IPA World Championships
31 Jan -5 Feb
Bradford Hotel

IPA Welsh Open
24 -26 February
Mercure Holland House
Cardiff

IPA English Open
12 -14 May
Bradford Hotel

IPA UK Open
23 -25 June
Newcastle United FC
St James Park
Newcastle

IPA European Open
11 -13 August
Hilton Coventry

IPA British Open
20 -22 October
Hilton Brighton

Tyrone Cues

The EBA are delighted to announce a new partnership with TYRONE CUES

This will see Tyrone Cues become the EBA's official cue manufacturer with full EBA endorsement and each cue purchased through the partnership will come with the EBA logo on it.

The beneficiary of the partnership will be the EBA Youths and Juniors Section and a set amount will be given to the section for each cue sold.

We would like to thank Martin Daly owner of Tyrone Cues for all his help and we look forward to a successful partnership

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'B' TEAM NATIONS CUP Entry forms

Team entry forms for the 2016 'B' Teams Nations Cup have been sent out to each EBA member nation. If anyone has not received their email please contact Tournament Secretary Robert Hawkins at robert.hawkins@zen.co.uk

2016 European Adult Individual Champions --- sponsored by CUE & CASE



From left to right

MASTERS - John Hardy (Wales)
SENIORS - Steve Webster (England)
LADIES - Collette Henriksen (Northern Ireland)
MENS - Liam Dunster (Scotland)

2016 Europeans - The Winners


Mens 'A' Team - Wales
Mens 'B' Team - Wales B1
Mens Individual Champion - Liam Dunster (Scotland)



Ladies 'A' Team - Scotland
Ladies 'B' Team - England B1
Ladies Individual Champion - Collette Henriksen (Northern Ireland)



Seniors 'A' Team - England
Seniors 'B' Team - England B1
Seniors Individual Champion - Steve Webster (England)



Masters 'A' Team - Scotland
Masters 'B' Team - Scotland B1
Masters Individual Champion - John Hardy (Wales)



Under 23 'A' Team - Wales
Under 23 'B' Team - Scotland B2
Under 23 Individual Champion - Brad Williams (England)
Under 23 Doubles - Stuart Weeks & Lee Bell (Scotland)



Under 18 'A' Team - England
Under 18 'B' Team - England B1
Under 18 Individual Champion - Tristan Horton (Wales)
Under 18 Doubles - Scott Coventry & Brian Cumming (Scotland)



Under 15 'A' Team - England
Under 15 'B' Team - England B1
Under 15 Individual Champion - Liam Roberts (Wales)
Under 15 Doubles - Owain Ellis & Levi Matthews (Wales)



LDs 'A' Team - Scotland
LDs 'B' Team - Northern Ireland B1
LDs Individual Champion - Alan Reynolds (Scotland)
LDs Doubles - Andy Fleming & Paul Duncan (Scotland)

Come and join us

Any country or nation interested in joining the growing family at the European Blackball Association please contact Chairman Kevin Byrne by email at the address below -

kevin.byrne390@gmail.com

Blackball the most exciting 8 ball game on the planet !!!

Look forward to hearing from you




European Championships Individuals

MENS SEMI FINALS
Corey Rees 6-3 Clint l'Anson
Liam Dunster 6-1 Dyon Brouwers
FINAL
Cory Rees (Wales) 1-6 Liam Dunster (Scotland)

SENIORS SEMI FINALS
Brian Crilly 3-5 Steve Webster
Stuart Weeks 5-4 Martin Fisher
FINAL
Stuart Weeks (Scotland) 2-6 Steve Webster (England)

LADIES SEMI FINALS
Yvonne Ewing 1-5 Collette Henriksen
Amanda Watson  5-0 Vanessa Chamonez
FINAL
Collette Henriksen (N. Ireland) 6-1 Amanda Watson (England)

MASTERS SEMI FINALS
Ross McInnes 5-1 Carl Owen
John Hardy 5-3 Mark Pearcy
FINAL
Ross McInnes (Scotland) 4-6 John Hardy (Wales)

Team Knock Out stages


MENS A TEAM PLAY OFF
MENS B TEAM SEMI FINALS
Northern Ireland 4-13 Wales
Scotland B1 17-12 N. Ireland B1
France 6-13 Malta
Scotland B2 16-17 Wales B1
SEMI FINALS
FINAL
Scotland 13-6 Malta
Scotland B1 11-17 Wales B1
England 8-13 Wales

FINAL

Scotland 11-13 Wales




LADIES A TEAM SEMI FINALS
LADIES B TEAM SEMI FINALS
Scotland 13-12 Wales
England B1 11-7 Scotland B2
N. Ireland 9-13 England
Scotland B1 11-7 England B2
FINAL
FINAL
Scotland 13-12 England
England B1 11-6 Scotland B1



SENIORS A TEAM SEMI FINALS
SENIORS B TEAM SEMI FINALS
Scotland 13-8 N. Ireland
England B1 13-8 Wales B2
England 13-5 France
England B2 13-9 Scotland B2
FINAL
FINAL
Scotland 7-13 England
England B1 13-9 England B2



MASTERS A TEAM SEMI FINALS
MASTERS B TEAM SEMI FINALS
N. Ireland 13-11 Wales
Scotland B1 13-10 N. Ireland B1
Scotland 13-7 England
England B1 13-10 Wales B1
FINAL
FINAL
N. Ireland 7-13 Scotland
Scotland B1 13-9 England B1

2017 EBA European Championship dates released

The EBA today announced the dates for the 2017 European Champions which will take place in the Spa Arena, Bridlington

UNDER 15/18/23 and LEARNING DIFFICULTIES SECTIONS

ARRIVE - Tuesday 18th April
PLAY - Wednesday 19th April to Saturday 22nd April
RETURN HOME - Sunday 23rd April

MENS, LADIES, SENIORS and MASTERS SECTIONS

ARRIVE - Saturday 22nd April
PLAY - Sunday 23rd April to Friday 28th April
RETURN HOME - Saturday 29th April

The big kick off beckons

The adult events of the 2016 EBA European Championships kick off on Sunday 10th April at 10.20am after the Opening Ceremony which starts at 9.30am. Good luck to all players from all Nations taking part, we hope you enjoy your week in the fantastic Spa Arena, Bridlington.



In the photo - The Netherlands Mens 'A' Team who will be making their EBA debut get in some last minute practice before the start of the Tournament on Sunday

Practice & Scoring App on Saturday

The tables will be available for practice from 6.00pm on Saturday evening 10th April. Each nation will be allocated certain tables.

David Duncan will be in the arena from 6.00pm to 8.00pm to deal with any queries or log in issues with the new EBA scoring app

2016 Euros under way

The fantastic Spa arena, Bridlington
The 2016 EBA European Championships in Bridlington are under way. They kicked off this morning Tuesday 5th April with the Learning Difficulties and the Under 15, 18 and 23 sections.

For live frame by frame match scoring go to
http://eba.poolapplive.com/Leaderboard

For live frame by frame session updates go to http://eba.poolapplive.com/fixture1.php (reload page for latest updates)

For updated tables and player stats go to
http://eba.poolapplive.com/table1.php

Cue & Case

Cue & Case are proud to be sponsoring four prizes for the adult individual events (Mens, Ladies, Seniors & Masters) at the forthcoming EBA European Championships in April and wish all competing players the best of luck. 

Each prize consists of a set of Super Aramith Pro-Cup balls with a Deluxe Jonny 8 Ball black aluminium ball carrying case, complete with a horsehair brush, triangle, cue towel and chalks; helping to give players the perfect game of pool, whenever they travel to play! 

We're excited to see players coming together from across Europe to participate in the sport so many of us enjoy, and to see the popularity of Blackball really surging. Wishing the EBA a successful tournament and a big thanks for the hard work they put in to make it happen!!

Rob Pearce
Company Owner
Funky Chalk Company

The EBA are also delighted to be continuing our sponsorship deal with the IPA which sees the winner of the Mens European Individual Championship in Bridlington gain free paid entry into the IPA Tour for next season.

Unders and LDs playing schedule

CLICK ON THIS LINK to view the playing schedule for the Unders and Learning Difficulties sections at the 2016 EBA European Championships in Bridlington in April.

Competing teams in the adult sections of the 2016 Europeans

See below teams competing in the adult sections of the upcoming European Championships in Bridlington. CLICK ON HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE. Unders details to follow shortly


MENS A (play once)
MENS B (play twice)
CATALONIA
ENGLAND B1
CYPRUS
ENGLAND B2
ENGLAND
NORTHERN IRELAND B1
FRANCE
SCOTLAND B1
GIBRALTAR
SCOTLAND B2
IRELAND
WALES B1
MALTA
WALES B2
NETHERLANDS

NORTHERN IRELAND
LADIES B (play twice)
NORWAY
ENGLAND B1
SCOTLAND
ENGLAND B2
SHETLAND
NORTHERN IRELAND B1
WALES
NORTHERN IRELAND B2


SCOTLAND B1
LADIES A (play twice)
SCOTLAND B2
ENGLAND
WALES B
FRANCE

GIBRALTAR
SENIORS B (play once)
NORTHERN IRELAND
ENGLAND B1
SCOTLAND 
ENGLAND B2
WALES
IRELAND B1


IRELAND B2
SENIORS A (play once)
NORTHERN IRELAND B1
CATALONIA
NORTHERN IRELAND B2
ENGLAND
SCOTLAND B1
FRANCE
SCOTLAND B2
GIBRALTAR
WALES B1
IRELAND
WALES B2
NORTHERN IRELAND

SCOTLAND
MASTERS B (play once)
SHETLAND
ENGLAND B1
WALES
ENGLAND B2


IRELAND B1
MASTERS A (play twice)
IRELAND B2
GIBRALTAR
NORTHERN IRELAND B
ENGLAND
SCOTLAND B1
IRELAND
SCOTLAND B2
NORTHERN IRELAND
WALES B1
SCOTLAND
WALES B1
WALES

Hibbott is the Champion

Gareth Hibbott
Congratulations to Gareth Hibbott (England) on becoming the new 2016 IPA Blackball Individual World Champion. After a gruelling day of Pool in Bradford he ousted Craig Marsh (Wales) in the final in the same fashion he beat Ronan McCarthy (N.Ireland) in his Semi Final - by breaking and dishing in the final frame with the match tied at 4-4 in the deciding set. Marsh had earlier stormed back to win 2-1 in sets against Clint L'Anson (England) after losing the first six frames of his Semi Final. In between his Individual Semi Final and Final Hibbott secured the IPA Doubles title with partner Dean Shields (England) overcoming the French pairing of Christophe Lambert and Roger Dumortier in a nerve racking Blackball Penalty Shootout. Also a big well done to Jason Twist (England) and Deb Burchell (England) who won the Seniors and Ladies titles respectively.