All the Winners from Malta


MENS 'A' TEAM - Scotland
MENS 'B' TEAM - Scotland 'B'
MENS INDIVIDUAL - Steve Thompson (England) 

LADIES 'A' TEAM - Northern Ireland
LADIES 'B' TEAM - England 'B' 
LADIES INDIVIDUAL - Collette Henriksen (Northern Ireland)

SENIORS 'A' TEAM - England
SENIORS 'B' TEAM - Scotland 'B'
SENIORS INDIVIDUAL - Wayne Jones (Wales)

MASTERS 'A' TEAM - England
MASTERS 'B' TEAM - England 'B'
MASTERS INDIVIDUAL - Adrian Jones (Wales)

UNDER 23 'A' TEAM - France
UNDER 23 'B' TEAM - Malta 'B' 
UNDER 23 INDIVIDUAL - Cole Bedford (Wales)
UNDER 23 DOUBLES CHAMPIONS - Darren Azzopardi & Clint Zammit (Malta)

UNDER 18 'A' TEAM - Northern Ireland
UNDER 18 'B' TEAM - Wales 'B
UNDER 18 INDIVIDUAL - Pere Alcazar (Catalonia) 
UNDER 18 DOUBLES CHAMPIONS - Aaron Rolston & Adam Freeburn (Northern Ireland)

UNDER 15 INDIVIDUAL - Kian Davies (Wales)

Finals Day Streaming Schedule

Match times are Central European Time (One hour ahead of the UK & Ireland)

https://www.facebook.com/MaltaEightBallFederation/

10.00
MENS 'A'PLAY OFFS
Northern Ireland v France
Malta v Cyprus

12.30
MENS INDIVIDUAL FINAL
Jack Whelan (England) v Steve Thompson (England)
MASTERS INDIVIDUAL FINAL
Adrian Jones (Wales) v Mark Donnan (Scotland)

15.15
LADIES INDIVIDUAL FINAL
Collette Henriksen (Northern Ireland) v Michelle Roonay (Northern Ireland)
SENIORS INDIVIDUAL FINAL
Jules Goodyear (England) v Wayne Jones (Wales)

18.00
MENS 'A' TEAM FINAL

Subject to change

Individual Titles at the Nations Cup

Today, Saturday sees the start off the Individual Competitions.. Follow the link below for the draws and results, select Ladies, Seniors, Masters, Under 15, 18 or 23 from the drop down menu. Then select the relevant Round.

ALL NATIONS CUP INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

Match Times in Malta for tuning in to live scoring on the App

For the four UK Nations and Ireland matches will start one hour earlier than the stated programme scheduled time.

GMT is 1 hour behind Malta [CET]

For Australia which has five different time zones please check your appropriate one against CET [Central European Time]

2017 Nations Cup of Pool Fixtures


CLICK ON THE LINKS AT THE TOP OF THE LEFT HAND COLUMN TO VIEW ALL THE FIXTURES AND PROGRAMME


Competing teams as follows -

MENS A
Australia, Catalonia, Cyprus, England, France, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Shetland
MENS B
Australia B, Australia B1, Catalonia B, England B, England B1, England B2, Gibraltar B, Ireland B, Malta B, Malta B1, Malta B2, Northern Ireland B, Scotland B
LADIES A 
Australia, England, France, Gibraltar, Malta, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
LADIES B
Australia B, England B, England B1, Northern Ireland B, Scotland B, Wales B
SENIORS A (OVER 40s)
Australia, Catalonia, England, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Wales
SENIORS B (OVER 40s)
Australia B, England B, England B1, Malta B, Scotland B, Wales B, Wales B1
MASTERS A (OVER 50s)
Australia, Catalonia, England, France, Gibraltar, Malta, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
MASTERS B (OVER 50s)
England B, England B1, Ireland B, Malta B, Scotland B, Scotland B1, Wales
UNDER 23
Australia A, Catalonia A, England A, France A, Ireland A, Malta A, Wales A, Malta B, Wales B, Wales B1
UNDER 18
England A, Ireland A, Malta A, Northern Ireland A, Wales A, Malta B, Malta B1, Wales B, Wales B1

2017 IPA British Open Winners

Professional Event Winner
Clint l'Anson
(England)

Open Event Winner
Ronan McCarthy
(Northern Ireland)
Amateur Event Winner
Michael Rhodes
(England)

IPA British Open - Tour Event 5

Tune in this weekend from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October to watch the action and get score updates from the Heston Hyde Hotel (close to Heathrow Airport) as over 200 players vie for the three titles on offer in the Professional Event, Open Event and Amateur Event. It is the last IPA Tour Event of 2017, sure to be another cracking spectacle of Blackball Pool at its' best.

Links

Tour 5 Draws - http://ipapool.com/events/2017-ipa-tour-5-british-open/

IPA Website http://ipapool.com/

Live Streaming - http://ipapool.com/tour-extra/live-streaming/

Accommodation for Malta

Anyone wishing to book accommodation for the 2017 EBA Nations Cup in Malta please send an email to Hermina Bonsfield at the following reservations address

hermina@travelservicesmalta.com

Arrive - Wednesday 1st November
Play - 2nd - 8th November
Depart - Thursday 9th November

All players must book into the Dolmen Hotel via this email address and all players must stay in the Dolmen Resort Hotel to be eligible to play in the competition.

Costs
Quad/Triple Rooms - €28.60 pppns B&B
Twin Rooms - €34.75 pppns B&B
Single Room - €60.00 pppn B&B

Half board supplement (if required) €14.00 pppn

Eco tax - €0.50 pppn (maximum €5.00)

Return airport transfer €15.00

EBA endorses Strachan 861 cloth


The EBA have confirmed that they will be using Strachan 861 (formerly Simonis 861) powder blue cloth for a three year period starting with the 2018 European Championships in April in Bridlington.

The cloth has been in regular use in recent IPA Events and has received superb reviews all round.

The EBA will be forwarding on details of retail suppliers in each Member Nations country shortly.

From Blackball Blogger
"" The cloth, which has the obvious major change of colour, creating a fresh and modern look which is ideal for blackball. It also helps to build a unique identity for the game, and stops it looking like a small snooker table. Of course the change of colour could have been achieved using the same cloth as before, so the play-ability needed to be improved as well. And it has. We have found that the cloth is a lovely pace, a fraction quicker, but very controllable. They are more reactive, with quicker spin, allowing players to move the white around the table with greater ease. The cushions play a little differently, with pace and spin having more of affect on the angles. But overall we are seeing the players having more shots available to them ""

EBA UK Individual Finals

Results from the EBA UK Individual Finals held in Carlise as follows -

OPEN
Mark Boyle (Scotland) 10-9 Clint l'Anson (England)

LADIES
Emma Cunningham (Northern Ireland) 10-8 Yvonne Ewing (Scotland)

SENIORS
Jamie Burnett (Scotland) 9-1 Robert Sim (England)

MASTERS
Ross McInnes (Scotland) 9-3 Billy Stirling (Scotland)

EBA UK Individual Championships


The 2017 EBA UK Individual Pool Championships take place in the Hilltop Hotel Carlisle from Friday 8th until Sunday the 10th September.

The event has 4 Sections - Open, Ladies, Seniors [ Over 40s ] & Masters [Over 50s ] and will carry the official titles of UK Individual Blackball Champions for 2017.

Played on 16 Supreme tables using Hainsworth Match Cloth and Aramith Pro Cup balls the weekend of Blackball Pool will have a qualified referee there at all times.

Each event will be played to Double Elimination.

For live results in each section download the PoolAppLive App from either the Play Store or the App Store, enter Site Name eba and then select the Live option.

Live streaming by Terry Higginson from RhinoTV. http://www.rhinotv.co.uk/

UK OPEN (Last 64)
1 Keith McDougall v Chris Young [senior]
2 Lewis McHoul v Mark Cullimore
3 Andy McKinnon v Jamie Simpson
4 Gary McLeish v James Ramsay [senior]
5 Ross Fernie v Kelvin Walton
6 Liam McPherson v Niven Adams [senior]
7 Rab Fee v Anton Riley
8 Lee Killen v Ivan Thompson
9 Callum Menzies v Eric Wilson
10 Liam Dunster v Jim Stephens [senior]
11 Liam Foley v Billy Snaddon [senior]
12 Chris Ferrier v James Peoples
13 Ben Davies v Scott Ross
14 Mark Boyle v Graham Sillars
15 Wes Fox v Lee Wrigglesworth
16 Paul Harkness v Jordan Park
17 Shaun Stebbings v Scott Dunbar [senior]
18 Gareth Hibbott v Jamie Burnett [senior]
19 Ryan Fleming v Davy Forrest [senior]
20 Robert Hoey v Jordan Shepherd
21 Keith Keldie v Aldo McLeod [senior]
22 Declan Maley v Shuan Spence
23 Clint I'Anson v Ray Stuart [master]
24 Paul McCann v Paul Bushnell
25 Ronan McCarthy v Gary Hannah
26 Mike Beckett v Daniel Wylie
27 Andy Croasdale v Shaun Wishart
28 Scott Gillespie v Martin Fisher [senior]
29 James Johnston v Stuart Weeks [senior]
30 Stuart McCulloch v Keith Robertson [senior]
31 Craig Marsh v Ross McInnes [master]
32 Chris Corcoran v Mark Bowen

UK SENIORS (Last 32)
1 Davy Forrest v Jim Dunlop
2 Mark Bowen v Jamie Burnett
3 James Ramsay v Andy Bell
4 Jim Stephens v Kevin Dooley
5 Scott Dunbar v Aldo McLeod
6 John Reid v JJ Kirkpatrick
7 Chris Young v Chick McCaig
8 Alan Maxwell v Eddie McVee
9 Brian York v Les Donaldson
10 Niven Adams v Antz Morrison
11 Stuart Weeks v Terry Higginson
12 Ian MacColme v Tam O' Ware
13 Ian Middlemas v Paul Cochrane
14 Billy Snaddon v Gary Johnson
15 Keith Robertson v Martin Jones
16 Martin Fisher v Mark McDonough

UK MASTERS (Last 16)
1 Pat O Kane v George Fagan
2 Billy Stirling v Stephen Johnston
3 Carl Tombs v Mark Donnan
4 Ross McInnes v Ray Stuart
5 George Sutherland v Charlie Shaw
6 Tam Newall v Darren Smith
7 Brian McNair v Pete Bate
8 Jim McMeekin v David Drysdale

UK LADIES (Last 16)
1 Amber Curren v Yvonne Saunders
2 Harriet Haynes v ----------
3 Claire Stewart v Hayley Argent
4 Maria Lewis v Jenny Leavens
5 Yvonne Ewing v Charlie McDonaugh
6 Jacky Williamson v Jenny Lawson
7 Emma Cunningham v Lauren Williams
8 Viv Roscoe v Melissa Abbott

2018 IPA Tour & World Championship dates released

The dates have been confirmed for the 2018 IPA World Championships and 2018 Tour. Visit the IPA website to view all the details at http://ipapool.com/ 



Superb Farnsworth does it again

Another fantastic display of Blackball Pool from World ranked No 1 Marc Farnsworth (England) seen him lift the 2017 IPA English Professional title. The event (Tour No 2) was held from 12-14th May in the Bradford Hotel, West Yorkshire. Tour Event 3 moves on to Newcastle where the venue is none other than St James' Park home of newly promoted Newcastle United. Dates are 23-25th June. Don't miss it !!


It's a double for Boyle

Congratulations to Mark Boyle (Scotland). The extremely talented cueist has just won the English Open and English Amateur titles at the 2017 IPA Tour Event 2 held in The Bradford Hotel, in West Yorkshire 12-14th May. In the Open Final Mark overcame Jordan Church by 7-2 and in the Amateur he defeated Phil Parkin 7-5.


Ladies Learning Disabilities International Fixture

Northern Ireland Ladies Specials V England Ladies Specials

We are pleased to announce the dates for this International Fixture which is now in its' fourth year of competition. Six teams will participate, four from the host Nation Northern Ireland and two from England. Each season the venues are alternated between both countries.

Playing dates as follows
Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May (11.00am start both days)

There will be both Team events ands Individual events. Thanks go to Angela Butler for bringing over the England teams and to the Q.Club in Larne, County Antrim for hosting the event.

2017 EBA Nations Cup

Malta has been confirmed as the venue for the 2017 EBA Nations Cup of Pool.

It will be held in the splendid Dolmen Resort Hotel on the island from Thursday 2nd November to Wednesday 8th November. Travel dates will be Wednesday 1st November and Thursday 9th November.

The event is for both A and B Teams for Adults and Unders

2017 Nations Cup & 2018 European Championships

Well folks, a fantastic 2017 European Championship in Bridlington has come to and end. Along with another great spectacle of Blackball Pool and meeting with friends old and new we had a large Scooter rally on the first day of Week 2 and the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on Finals Day, both assembling outside the Spa Arena, both wonderful sights indeed. In between we had weather warm enough for a spot of sunbathing and believe it or not some players even had a friendly snowball fight on Tuesday night. With the World Snooker Championships taking place not to far away in Sheffield some players took advantage of time off to go down and watch a bit of the action. Just another fortnight at the office in Bridlington !!

Dates for the next two EBA events have been confirmed as follows. More details to follow as we get them

2017 Nations Cup of Pool
2nd - 8th November, Dolmen Resort Hotel, Malta

2018 European Championships
4th - 14th April. Spa Arena, Bridlington, England

All the Finals from Week 2

Results below from all the Finals at Week 2 of the 2017 European Championships in Bridlington

MENS SECTION FINALS
'A' TEAM - England 13-11 Cyprus
'B' TEAM - Wales B1 8-11 Scotland Mens B2 
INDIVIDUAL - Liam Dunster (SCO) 7-6 (WAL) Mark Bowen

LADIES SECTION FINALS
'A' TEAM - Scotland 8-13 England 
'B' TEAM - Scotland B1 11-10 England B1 
INDIVIDUAL - Collette Henriksen (NI) 4-6 (ENG) Amanda Watson

SENIORS SECTION FINALS
'A' TEAM - Ireland 9-13 Scotland
'B' TEAM - Scotland B1 13-8 Ireland B1
INDIVIDUAL - Kevin Seaman (ENG) 6-5 (SCO) Martin Jones

MASTERS SECTION FINALS
'A' TEAM - Scotland 12-13 Wales 
'B' TEAM - Northern Ireland B1 11-13 England B1
INDIVIDUAL - Ross McInnes (SCO) 5-6 (SCO) Alan Reynolds

European Championships Individuals (Last 16)

MENS INDIVIDUAL
LAST 16 
Liam Dunster 5-2 Dean Shields
Jason Crozier 5-3 Ryan Jones
Clint Azzopardi 5-0 Sam Figures
Jon Bushnell 5-3 Luke Sanges
Dyon Brouwers 3-5 Ryan Fleming
Andy Lucas 5-1 Clayton Castaldi
Barry Cunningham 0-5 Mark Bowen
Lydan Debono 2-5 Clint L'Anson
LAST 8
Liam Dunster 5-2 Jason Crozier
Clint Azzopardi 3-5 Jon Bushnell
Ryan Fleming 1-5 Andy Lucas
Mark Bowen 5-2 Clint L'Anson
SEMI FINALS
Liam Dunster (SCO) 6-2 (WAL) Jon Bushnell
Andy Lucas (ENG) 1-6 (WAL) Mark Bowen
FINAL
Liam Dunster (SCO) 7-6 (WAL) Mark Bowen

LADIES INDIVIDUAL
LAST 16 
Collette Henriksen 5-2 Clare Peaty
Julie Henderson 0-5 Michelle Roonay
Sabrilla Brunet 5-2 Deb Burchill
Ophelie Laval 5-0 Kelly Denton
Yvonne Ewing 3-5 Sara Greenberg
Amanda Palmer 5-3 Emma Reeves
Floraine Nicole 0-5 Kelly Ann Hunt
Sally Merola 2-5 Amanda Watson
LAST 8
Collette Henriksen 5-4 Michelle Roonay
Sabrilla Brunet 5-0 Ophelie Laval
Sara Greenberg 0-5 Amanda Palmer
Kelly Ann Hunt 2-5 Amanda Watson
SEMI FINALS
Collette Henriksen (NI) 6-4 (FRA) Sabrilla Brunet
Amanda Palmer (ENG) 4-6 (ENG) Amanda Watson
FINAL
Collette Henriksen (NI) 4-6 (ENG) Amanda Watson

SENIORS INDIVIDUAL
LAST 16
Steve Webster 5-2 Ray McGuinness
Kevin Seaman 5-1 Joao Magalhaes
Martin Findlay 3-5 Graham Cliffe
Neil Campbell 1-5 Martin Fisher
Simon Doyle 5-3 Keith Robertson
Niven Adams 5-1 Ricky Anderson
Davy Forrest 2-5 Billy Stirling
Lionnel Fronnal 3-5 Martin Jones
LAST 8
Steve Webster 3-5 Kevin Seaman
Graham Cliffe 4-5 Martin Fisher
Simon Doyle 1-5 Niven Adams
Billy Stirling 2-5 Martin Jones
SEMI FINALS
Kevin Seaman (ENG) 6-2 (SCO) Martin Fisher
Niven Adams (SCO) 1-6 (SCO) Martin Jones
FINAL
Kevin Seaman (ENG) 6-5 (SCO) Martin Jones

MASTERS INDIVIDUAL
LAST 16
John Hardy 1-5 Martin Rothwell
Malky Cowan 1-5 Alan Reynolds
Mark Donnan 4-5 Davy McGurn
Stephen Johnston 5-0 Campbell Sarrison
Paul O'Connor 1-5 Gerry McCorry
Andy Yates 1-5 Scott Lynn
Steve Seagust 3-5 John Cole
Marty Goudie 1-5 Ross McInnes
LAST 8
Martin Rothwell 3-5 Alan Reynolds
Davy McGurn 5-3 Stephen Johnston
Gerry McCorry 5-3 Scott Lynn
John Cole 0-5 Ross McInnes
SEMI FINALS
Alan Reynolds (SCO) 6-1 (NI) Davy McGurn
Gerry McCorry (NI) 4-6 (SCO) Ross McInness
FINAL
Alan Reynolds (SCO) 6-5 (SCO) Ross McInness