REST IN PEACE

It is with great sadness that we have learned about the passing of our friend and colleague Jenny Leavens.

Jenny’s input in every aspect of Blackball Pool will be sadly missed by us all.

Our thoughts are with Jenny’s family, Mike and children at this sad time.

May she rest in peace.

The EBA Committee 

2021 EBA European Championships

Dates for the 2021 European Championships to be held in Bridlington, England have been confirmed as follows -

MONDAY 26th APRIL to WEDNESDAY 5th MAY

These are the playing days. As soon as we have the breakdown for Unders, Specials, Mens, Ladies, Overs and Wheelchair we will publish them here.

Obviously this event going ahead is dependent on conditions at the time relating to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

'B' TEAMS NATIONS CUP CANCELLED

Statement from the EBA Committee

Hi all. The 'B' Teams Nations Cup in Killarney hosted by the Irish Blackball Association, due to take place from October 30th to November 5th, has been cancelled due to member Nations voting by a majority at the EBA AGM which was held on 12th July 2020 not to send teams to the event due to the present situation with the Covid 19 global pandemic.

EBA NATIONS CUP OF POOL FOR 'B' TEAMS


The 2020 EBA Nations Cup of Pool for 'B' Teams only is scheduled to take place on the following dates, hosted by the Irish Blackball Association -

Saturday 31st October to Thursday 5th November (6 playing days total)

The venue is the fantastic Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney which previously hosted the 2015 EBA Nations Cup and the 2016 Blackball International World Championship

Players must stay within the Gleneagle complex and book only via the official booking process which will be announced later.




2020 EBA NATIONS CUP CANCELLED


EUROPEAN BLACKBALL ASSOCIATION


COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON 2020 NATIONS CUP


Up until this point the thinking of the EBA Committee has been that it was best for all if the UK government made a decision that events such as the Nations Cup would be banned from happening . The reason for this was that we had received advice that in the case of a government ban there was a possibility that accommodation, boat fares and flights monies could be reclaimed. We also have had to consider the possibility of financial penalties being imposed on the EBA by the SPA if the event was cancelled by ourselves, rather than by government. We thought such a statement would have been forthcoming from the government after the last meeting of their Cobra committee and like many others we were amazed no such decision was announced.

Obviously we assume such banning orders will be put in place soon by the government but due to the uncertainty this policy is creating among our members we now feel it is time the EBA officially cancelled the event and as a result will have to accept any consequences of doing so.

We also have considered the fact that even if the event were to go ahead the numbers attending due to nations/teams and individual players deciding not to attend would be of such a low number that the event itself would no longer hold any credibility.

Finally and foremost, this decision has been taken with the well being of players and officials being of paramount importance to the EBA, to carry on with the event would have been a total neglect of our duty of care to every player.

We trust you will understand this decision has been taken with great regret by the committee, but we would encourage you to support us in that decision.

In regard to the 2020 AGM obviously it is no longer will be feasible to hold it in Bridlington on the proposed date. A new date and venue will be circulated when a suitable venue close to an international airport has been secured. I imagine that the meeting will not take place now for a few months when hopefully things will be a lot better

Yours in sport

Trevor Harte
EBA secretary on behalf of the EBA committee

THE 2019 EBA NATIONS CUP IN CYPRUS 10-16th NOVEMBER

TROPHY WINNERS

MENS 'A' TEAM FINAL - Scotland 13-12 England
MENS 'B' TEAM FINAL - Wales B1 9-11 Australia B
MENS INDIVIDUAL FINAL - Ross Fernie (Scot) 5-3 Dean Shields (Eng)

LADIES 'A' TEAM FINAL - Northern Ireland 13-5 England
LADIES 'B' TEAM FINAL - England B1 2-11 England B
LADIES INDIVIDUAL FINAL - Emma Cunningham (NI) 5-2 Nicky Correa (Gibraltar)

SENIORS 'A' TEAM FINAL - Australia 7-13 England
SENIORS 'B' TEAM FINAL - England B 8-13 England B1
SENIORS INDIVIDUAL FINAL - Wayne Shipley (Eng) 4-5 Kevin Seaman (Eng)

MASTERS 'A' TEAM FINAL - Scotland 4-13 England
MASTERS 'B' TEAM FINAL - Australia B 6-13 England B
MASTERS INDIVIDUAL FINAL - Andy Appleton (Eng) 4-5 Adrian Jones (Wales)

UNDER 23 TEAM FINAL - Malta 13-4 Wales
UNDER 23 INDIVIDUAL FINAL - Ryan Marcus (NI) 5-3 Owen Amato (Malta)

UNDER 15 TEAM FINAL - Malta 8-2 Wales
UNDER 15 INDIVIDUAL FINAL - Jason Duddy (Ire) 5-4 Craig Ingman (Wales)

LDs TEAM FINAL - England A 13-10 Wales A
LDs INDIVIDUAL FINAL - Christian Thomas (Wales) 5-4 Christopher Simon (Wales)
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LEAGUE APP LIVE
All the fixtures, results, tables, team knock out stage results, player stats and individual competition results will be available to view in live real time on League App Live. You can download it from either the Play Store or the App Store. Enter site name EBA, click on the podium and select from the leaderboard.

LEAGUE APP LIVE WEBSITE
https://eba.leagueapplive.com/start.php

PLAYING SCHEDULE
View either on LeagueAppLive or via this following link
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X6vedA5O5wSxm_-5H4g5pE-epsy5IfRRv-2LXfn8oIA/edit#gid=0




2019 EBA NATIONS CUP SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to view the schedule and fixtures for the 2019 Nations Cup in the beautiful island of Cyprus

Good luck to all teams participating, especially Sweden and Malaysia who are playing in their first International Blackball Event


WELCOME MALAYSIA

A huge welcome to Malaysia from South East Asia who will be taking part in the Mens 'A' Team Event at the 2019 Nations Cup of Pool in Cyprus in November.

We hope you enjoy your competition guys and make plenty of new friends from amongst the EBA family.


WELCOME SWEDEN

A huge welcome to the European Blackball Associations newest fully paid up member Sweden. Sweden will make their debut by sending a Mens 'A' Team to the upcoming 2019 Nations Cup of Pool in Cyprus in November.

Anyone wishing to contact the SWEDISH BLACKBALL ASSOCIATION can email the Secretary Emma Bergstrom at starsoftemma@gmail.com

Welcome to the EBA family Sweden
ALL THE WINNERS & RUNNERS UP FROM BRID WEEK 2



2019 European Mens 'A' Team Champions - Wales


2019 European Mens 'A' Team Runners Up - Malta

2019 European Mens 'B' Team Champions - Scotland B1


2019 European Mens 'B' Team Runners Up - England 'B'

2019 European Ladies 'A' Team Champions - England


2019 European Ladies 'A' Team Runners Up - Scotland

2019 European Ladies 'B' Team Champions - England 'B'


2019 European Ladies 'B' Team Runners Up - England B1


2019 European Seniors 'A' Team Champions - Scotland


2019 European Seniors 'A' Team Runners Up - England

2019 European Seniors 'B' Team Champions - Scotland 'B'


2019 European Seniors 'B' Team Runners Up - England 'B'

2019 European Masters 'A' Team Champions - England


2019 European Masters 'A' Team Runners Up - Scotland

2019 European Masters 'B' Team Champions - Wales 'B'


2019 European Masters 'B' Team Runners Up - England 'B'

2019 European Mens Individual Champion. Scott Gillespie (Scotland)


2019 European Mens Individual Runner Up. Jordan Evetts (England)

2019 European Ladies Individual Champion. Emma Cunningham (Northern Ireland)


2019 European Ladies Runner Up. Kerry Griffiths (England)

2019 European Seniors Individual Champion. Kevin Seaman (England)


2019 European Seniors Individual Runner Up. Derek Smyth (Ireland)

2019 European Masters Individual Champion. Rob Tait (Wales)


2019 European Masters Individual Runner Up. Willie Eakin (Northern Ireland)