We had a disappointing turn out for the masters event at the week end. Congratulations to
A bid from new member nation Malta to stage the 2013 Nations Cup has been accepted by the EBA. Dates will be as follows
Arrive - Tuesday 12th November
Play - Wednesday 13th to Monday 18th November
Depart - Tuesday 19th November
A Nations Cup 2013 has been set-up on the Web site which will be updated with information related to the trip.
Congratulations to Gavin Cleary who won the main event. Chris Sunderland who won the plate event. Owen Cullen who won the Junior event and Linda Kirwan who won the Ladies event.
The new rankings for the tour are now available under Tour Rankings which is under the Irish Blackball Tour tab on the site.
The next event is the Irish Blackball Masters, there will be three categories, Main, Seniors and Juniors. A player can only enter one of these events. It will be run over the Saturday and Sunday of the 15 - 16 June 2013. The tournament will be a straight knock-out competition.
It is now possible to enter the event using the Tour Registration . on the site. The entry fee is 20 euro and 10 euro for Juniors. To play in the Seniors you have to be over 40 on the 1/1/2013 and for the Juniors must be under 18 on the 1/1/2013. This tournament will not form part of the ranking points.
The committee had to revert to 60% of monies collected after expenses for the prize fund on Tour 3 due to the poor turn out of players in the event. This will remain the case for the remaining tour events of the year.
The results of the second tour are now available on the site at 2013 Tour 2 Ranking Points
If you need to have your Cue or Bag sent to Bridlington separately it is possible. There is a collection for Bags and Cues at the St. Pappins Club in Ballymun between 2:00 and 4:00 on Saturday the 16th March. There is a charge of 15 Euros for a bag or Cue. (ie Travel Bag, Cue Case and Cue will cost 30 Euro) this is a return cost. Money must be paid up front.
The bags will travel by boat on the Sunday morning and can be collected from the SouthCliffe Hotel in Bridlington this is directly opposite the Spa which is the venue for the event.
The bags will be collected for return in the SouthCliffe Hotel on the Sunday at 10:30 am. They will be available for collection in Dublin Airport in the Bus Terminal (go through the entrance directly opposite arrivals) after the 19:55 flight from East Midlands on the Sunday.
Buses have been arranged to collect and return passengers to the East Midlands airport. The cost for the return journey is 25 Sterling. Make sure your captains are aware of the flights you are travelling on to ensure there is a spot available on the bus.
We wish all our players the best of luck, and expect they will do our country proud.
To see details of the next tour events, how the prize fund is administered and the new changes made to administering the event select under the Irish Blackball Tour the tab Next Tour Event..
The first tour event of 2013 was held between the 1st and 3rd March 2013 in the D15 Cue Sports Academy in Mulhuddart. Information relating to the event can be viewed under the Irish Blackball Tour menu on the main page.
The 2013 Tour 1 Ranking Points is now available on the site.
The European championships will be held in Bridlington between the 18th March to the 28th March 2013. The second week commencing 25th March will have the under 18, under 23 and Specials events.
The SIPF have contacted a large number of players based on the current rankings requesting them to confirm whether they are available for selection by Wednesday the 16th January. Based on these replies the committee will decide who will represent us at the championships. Teams will be announced as soon as possible after this.
The full details will be available under the 2013 Bridlington option on the site.
The Final Rankings for 2012 are now available. We apologise for the delay in making these available. We have corrected problems identified in the earlier ranking sheets.
A new ranking sheet was put on site 30/12/2012, this hopefully is the final version. The new version was required as we identified a problem with the spreadsheet that runs the tour and the subsequent adjustment did alter the top 32 seeds.