IBU INTER-PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

I B U  INTER-PROVINCIALS  (Sat 18th and Sun 19th November – Cavan)

The annual championship among the 4 provinces takes place on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th November in the Cavan Crystal Hotel.  Each province sends its best 12 Master Players and its best 12 Intermediate players and this year for the first time, its best 12 Area Masters.  There are 3 separate Inter-Provincial Championships taking place (Master, Intermediate and Area Master).  The format is ‘Team of Four’ where you play each of the other 9 teams from the other three provinces.

The ‘Area Master’ Championship is a new event and if you are interested you should contact your County Secretary or your Regional Secretary to see what selection method is being used to select your provincial team.  If I can be of help then feel free to contact me.

 

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C B A I   CAMROSE  TRIALS (Friday 27th October to Monday 30th October)

This year Ireland, as the host nation, has two teams playing the annual Camrose Championship.  The highly successful team (Mark Moran, Rory Boland, Tom Hanlon, Hugh McGann, John Carroll, Tommy Garvey and Grainne Barton) have been given the first spot in recognition of their incredible string of international successes and now we have 10 teams competing for the remaining qualifying spot.

Timetable

 

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Ireland win top Invitational Teams event in Vilnius

Team Ireland had the honour of being invited to join a star studded group of 10 teams in the Vilnius Invitational Teams Event.  The top field included Monaco, Zia Mahmood, David Gold’s Team, De Botton team, Martens’ top Polish team,  Spanish Open team etc etc.  The top four qualified for the knockout stages.  Ireland finished in third place and had to face ‘Vytas’ team whom they beat and then faced the World Champions – Monaco – in the final.  After a very closely fought battle, Ireland managed to beat Monaco by 1 IMP.  It was a thrilling match and an amazing result for Team Ireland.

Well Done Grainne, Mark, Rory, Tom, Hugh, John and Tommy.

 

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CHARITY  DRIVE

Charity Drive this coming Sunday 8th October in aid of Soroptomists in the Tennis Club Castlebar – starting at 5 O’Clock.  All Welcome.

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