IBA Senior Inter-Association Champions 2019

Congratulations to our Senior Squad of players on lifting the IBA Senior Inter-Association Championships title over the weekend, recording 2 wins, 1 defeat and 19 points.

Our guys made an impressive start, earning an outstanding 23 shot (8 points) win over last year’s title holders NIPGBL at Coleraine BC on Friday evening with a superb all round team performance. This match appeared very much in jeopardy due to unfavourable weather conditions, delayed by 30 minutes, after which the NIBA guys made the most of the green conditions with some very impressive bowling, winning 4 for the 5 rinks.

Unfortunately, the Saturday morning game brought our players back down to earth, succumbing to a 5 shot defeat by the BLI. However, 4 valuable points were gained, with 4 rink wins, in a very closely contested game.

The afternoon match at Limavady BC against the NIPBA now only 2 points behind proved a cagey affair with the opposition getting off to a deserved 23 shot early lead, which was eventually reeled in over the middle section of ends, with the lead being exchanged numerous times thereafter, before the our guys eased themselves ahead to win by 9 shots (7 points).

Final positions: NIBA 19, BLI 13, NIPBA 12 and NIPGBL 10.