The IIBA organise a number of major events throughout the year and licence affiliated clubs to organise tournaments. The season normally begins with the Champion of Champions competition with those who have won licenced tournaments eligible to participate. The winners of the 4 competitions will reprsent Ireland in the World Championships staged every 2 years. this is followed by the Club Championship featuring 64 clubs from across Ireland. Clubs are nominated by their Zones and should normally qualify through leagues or cup competitions which are open to all clubs within the Zone. The inter zone competition features 26 zones and was one of the first competitions organised by the IIBA. The winners of the men's competition represent Ireland in the British Isles Top Team competition with regional winners from England and Scotland. The largest event are the national, ladies and junior championships which begin in some zones in October and conclude with the finals in March. The winners of the Nationals represent Ireland in the British Isles Championships held every year.
In addition affiliated clubs run some 300 competitions, singles, pairs, triples and rinks. At present cash prizes are not permitted.
DATES FOR 2017/18
Top Team Competition
The Top Team Competition played in Norfolk produced a suprising and rare win for England’s Representatives West Midlands over Oriel and Pembrokeshire.
West Midlands 67 points...
Oriel 39 points
Pembrokeshire 19 points
GALWAY BAY HOTEL
IRISH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Cookstown High Irish Club Champions
Chris McKnight receives the Irish Club Championship Shield from
IIBA President Mrs Flo McNally