Welcome to the web site for the Irish Indoor Bowling Association which is the controlling body for the game of short mat bowls across the island of Ireland. The web site is designed to provide up-to-date information about the IIBA. We hope that you will find the site interesting and informative.
IIBA AGM re-elects all officers
Annual club fee raised from £20 to £25 (35 Euro)
Competitions run on time basis not permitted from next season as it conflicts with Rule 37
Players must sit out 1 year from inter zone competition before they can play for another zone. (Rule 45g). They can still play nationals in zone they are leaving.
Players named on entry form will constitute the original players (added at end of Law 44(c)
QUINN CLAIMS NATIONAL SINGLES TITLE
Ballylennon's John Quinn claimed the Nationa Singles title with a 14 - 7 win over Redeemer's Kevin Conroy. It was a game which Quinn led from start to finish despite a brief comeback from Conroy. Earlier Quinn along with Eddie Curran and David Crawford had take the triples title with a win over Declan McCann, David Gaile and Matthew Stein fom St Mary's Aghadowey while Conroy with father Sean had won the pairs defeating the Trainors from Clontibrett in Monaghan Zone. Pauline Beattie took the ladies singles and the triples with Rachel and May Cassells, Margaret McGrath and Sue Trainor took the pairs, Bernie Donnelly and Eamon McParland the over 55's, Shane Hand the junior singles while Andrew Conley and Adam McKeownwon the junior pairs.(pics in gallery)
JUNIOR INTER ZONE
LADIES PLATE FINAL
East Antrim met Oriel in the plate final in Ulster Transport Jordanstown. It was a game of two halts. It was East Antrim who dominated the first half finishing 32 - 23 up at the interval. Oriel stormed back in the second half and with 7 ends gone they led by 14. The home side produced a tremendous fight back to leave the game all square after the 10 ends. The lead switched several times on the tie end but it was Oriel who produced the deciding bowl. It was a good performance from East Antrim and it was good to see a new face contesting a final.
British Isles Championships
Ireland won both the International and 'A' Series competition and came away with 4 individual titles and two runners up. The outstanding achievement was the winning of the Singles competition by Ryan O'Neill who became the first player to win Irish singles, pairs, triples and rinks titles along with the British Isles singles, pairs, triples and rinks titles. Full results are in Competitions under British Isles. Pics are being loaded in gallery (more to follow)
Every effort is made to keep the tournament winners upto date. It is important that Convenors and / or tournament organisers pass on the winners names, not just to keep everyone informed but to assist international selectors. Next season it is hoped to have all the winners names in pairs, triples and rinks included. In the results so far received, Stuart McSorley is the most successful with 5 wins followed by Kevin Conroy and Michael Hand on 3. If there are tournaments not listed please pass on the details and the list will be updated.