PRO Snippet – IBA Cup update

Last Saturday saw many teams in IBA Cup action and following some great performances and surprises 19 progressed to the last 16 stages.

All 6 Senior Cup clubs have avoided each other but have tough games ahead – Falls reward for their fine victory over Dunbarton is a trip to Banbridge while Ballywalter v Bangor will have a local derby feel to it.

In the Intermediate event 7 clubs will battle it out with two all PGL clashes – F River v Cliftonville and NICS v Hilden.

6 teams survive in the Junior Cup with two guaranteed to reach the QF stage as Willowfield v Pickie and Belmont C v Dunbarton B.

The next event in the season long Centenary celebrations takes place on Sunday 11th June at the Old Bleach BC (2pm).

An NIPGBL President’s select will take on an IBA President’s select in an event show casing former and current Senior and Junior International and Inter Association players.

President Michael Nutt has recruited players such as Sammy Allen, Andrew Kyle, DJ Wilson, Alan Montgomery, Davy Hamilton, Robin Horner, Gary McElroy and J R Nicholl.

Spectators are welcome to come along and enjoy an afternoon of friendly but competitive bowling.

The event is being run in conjunction with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and in support of our charity partner for 2017, Macmillan Cancer Support.