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Inventor of the Triangles version of Bar Billiards. Highest England away aggregate 2013 and 2014, 10 - 0 last 10 England singles legs, seventh reserve 2015. Jersey Qtr final 2014, 2015, 2016 - Guernsey Plate Winner 2014, Main Final 2015, 2017. First person to have won both four pin opens.
I wont even think of mentioning a northern ireland open ;D ;D ;D
So all this talk of Opens, Phil.....does this mean that you would be up for the Japanese Open ? (visit the Japan thread under 'Overseas').
I actually stumbled across said thread a month or so back, i thought it was really very interesting and got me thinking, japan is somewhere id love to visit, id have a go at amassing the money to go to japan and get my rear end handed to me ;D
Inter Area Under 22's runner-up for 2012 Inter Area Under 25's runner-up for 2015 AEBBA Under 25's winner for 2015
Planning a competition open to anyone in July here in Co Antrim, if anyone is interested from across the water in coming to Northern Ireland for a weekend of competition, please pm me.
We are calling it the inaugural Irish Open and will be run on Friday 26th July(doubles) Saturday 27th July(singles) and Sunday 28th July(finals day). The sponsorship of the event by The Five Corners Bar, Ballyclare, means that for everyone staying Bed and Breakfast, they will generously donate the income, back into the event as prizemoney.
Situated in the Sixmile Valley in Ballyclare, We will have 3 tables for the event which is played as the standard 3 pin version.
Our aim is to create a competition at a level so we can gain enough interest to send a team and individuals to the world championships in Jersey this year.
We are only starting out in the game but have an established round robin league in operation and we are very keen to take this to another level and get competitive. Many thanks for reading this post.
Hi Chidley, This will probably be too short notice to a lot of us mainlanders, who tend to book our holidays well in advance, but you have to start somewhere and I am extremely impressed at the speed at which you have got your first Open up and running.
I have put your event up on the Forum calendar (click on the middle choice on the menu at the top of the screen and select July 2013) and I'm sure that an Irish contingent will be a great addition to the World Championships come November.
Unfortunately we are away on holiday then as I would have been very interested in entering, I've never been to Ireland but would certainly like to go there at some time. :D
Good luck with the competition, hope it proves to be a great success and leads to players from over there coming over to take part in both the World Championships and other competitions.... potentially this could lead to a Northern Ireland Team entering the County Championships and possibly even a new International fixture in the future. 8-) ;D
World Champion - 2014 Oxon Open Winner - 2014 Berkshire Open Winner - 2017 Guernsey Open Winner - 2019 AEBBA Mixed Pairs Winner - 2014 (with Colleen Park) Highest Break - 23,930 (Brighton League @ Albion Fishersgate 18/05/2016) Bucks Plate Winner - 2009 & 2010 (The ONLY player to ever "successfully" defend a Plate Competition!)
The Loft, 22 The Square, Ballyclare, County Antrim BT39 9BB (now the Namaste Indian Restaurant) Five Corners Guest Inn, 249 Rashee Road, Six Mile Valley, Ballyclare, County Antrim BT39 9JN (gold star venue for The Open) Daniel Gillan's Tower Bar, 41 Church Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim BT53 6HS