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Pizza Place 8-Ball Summer Cup Gets Underway

New Street Inn 8-Ball Pool Team from Co.Fermanagh who are defending champions of the 8-Ball Summer Cup got off to a winning start with a 10-9 victory over agood Donegal team in the opening night........

The New Street Inn team are pictured with the new tournament sponsor Kieran McKenna of the Pizza Place in Fintona.........back row LtoR----Kevin Lavelle and Liam Mc Cusker.......front row LtoR----Niall Mc Menamin, Brian Curtis (cap), Kieran McKenna (tournament sponsor) and Eamon Lynch.....

The second annual 8-Ball Summer Cup cued-off last Tuesday night (27th July) with the Q-Sport Academy Club in Fintona hosting this annual and fantastic event which sees a strong line-up of teams taking part in this years tournament with Kieran McKenna of the Pizza Place Fintona kindly sponsoring this years event with the league being called Pizza Place 8-Ball Summer Cup 2010.........

This annual and prestigious event is open to all players and towns (limited to 8 teams) throughout different counties who are willing to travel, bringing top class action to the area over the next number of weeks with all fixtures being played on a Tuesday night with all teams in the playing venue at the same time making it a great atmosphere to be involved and play in, which sees over £1,200 in prize-money up for grabs which also includes a individual prize of £150 to the player who records the most victories throughout the tournament in both the league and knockout stages........

The top three teams progresses to the semi-finals (1v4 and 2v3) with the fourth place coming from a play-off involving all bottom teams who fulfil all there fixtures with all team captains putting forward two players to play in the play-offs in a scotch doubles format.......

Everyone will be kept up-to-date with full reports, results and photos from next week onwards in the local newspapers and the following website www.rballsports.com on a weekly basis......

Results from the opening nights fixtures are listed below which seen the defending champions New Street Inn (Fermanagh) get off to a great start recording a superb 10-9 victory over agood Donegal team.....

Gareth Kirwin from Donegal Hotshots was the only player undefeated in this fixture winning all his individual matches over Liam Mc Cusker, Eamon Lynch and Kevin Lavelle........

DRESS-CODE: --- Bonus Points:
All teams are reminded there is five bonus points each night for the tournament dress code which is set in place by the organisers consisting of black trousers, polo or dress shirt and dress shoes, and anyone fails to wear the dress-code means they don’t receive any bonus points which could put a team out from qualifying for the grand-finals............NOTE: two teams from the first nights fixtures will not receive the 5 bonus points as some of there team hadn’t the dress-code in place........each team captain should make sure that all there players have the proper dress-code in place before lining out there team…… “NO EXCEPTIONS” given to any player or team......

Also listed below are team players with all teams only allowed to registrar 8 players in there panel but all players must get approval from the tournament organisers before taking part........

New Street Inn 10-9 Donegal Hotshots
Chris & Co 8Ballers 13-6 Q-Sport Select
McMackin’s Strollers 12-7 Mickey’s Juniors
O’Connor’s Bar 11-8 Dander Inn

FIXTURES: ----- Tuesday 3rd August
Dander Inn v Q-Sport Select
Chris & Co 8Ballers v New Street Inn
Donegal Hotshots v McMackin’s Strollers
O’Connor’s Bar v Mickey’s Juniors

NEW STREET INN: (Fermanagh)
Brian Curtis (cap), Niall Mc Menamin, Liam McCusker, Eamon Lynch, Kevin Lavelle.

Mark Moore (cap), Philim McClafferty, Jason Boyle, Gareth Kirwin, Nial McDaid.

Daryl Beattie (cap), Ben McMoran, Lee McMoran, Gareth Quinn, Paul Corrigan.

Chris Beattie (cap), Damien Corrigan, Paddy Barrett, Padraig Flannigan, Paul Loughran.

Adam Mc Mackin (cap), Nathan Todd, Brendan McPhilips, Luke Quinn, Gary McMenamin, Barry Cunningham.

Mickey Juniors (cap), Mathew Campbell, Carl Martin, Brian Sheridan, Steven Quinn, Danny Pearson.

Mark Stockton (cap), Dwayne Timlin, Davy McGurn, Seamus McArdle (sen), Pete Moore.

Brendan McDonagh (cap), Ronnie Boyle, Denis Mc Kenna, Peader Teague, Conrad McCann.

OPEN 8-BALL POOL TOURNAMENT: ---- (this Saturday 8th August)
A open 8-ball pool tournament will take place this Saturday 8th August in the Q-Sport Academy Club Fintona starting at 11am with all players receiving a playing handicap........all players are asked to pre-enter by calling 07917887147.......

A number of 8-ball pool tournaments in all categories are taking place at the Eccclesville Centre Fintona during the Ecclesville Sports & Fun Week from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th August with pool tables brought in for all events.....for further information and entries contact 07917887147........
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