Northern Ireland National Championships
2003 9th Aug 03
17 Senior players
& 4 Juniors took part in the National Championships
at Dunmurry - a fitting climax to a successful season
which started with only 3 players back in September.
Kenny Beggs won the Seniors, beating Barry Spence 1-0 in
the final. Neil Hanna, champion in 1986 & playing in
his first event since 1996, lost 1-0 to Barry in the
semi-final. Simon Stewart was unlucky to lose his semi.
He led 2-1 going into the last minute but Kenny equalised
and then scored a golden goal in the last minute of
extra-time to win 3-2. Junior champion is Jamie Lewis who
beat Ryan Scott 2-0 in the final.
TFAI 1st Open of Kildare 2003 19th July 03
Northern Ireland's Joe
McRoberts had an excellent tournament, finishing
runner-up to Rep of Ireland's Gary Moore. Georgia Lee
beat Jamie Lewis in Junior Final. Northern Ireland won
both the A & B Friendly International matches.
Beggs wins Northern Ireland
National League 2nd July 03
Kenny Beggs his
2nd National League title, his previous success being in 1996
North Down Subbuteo League
1969-1996 19th June 03
out this nostalgic website from one of Northern Ireland's
Subbuteo stalwarts, David Clegg, detailing his career in
typically witty fashion.
Joe McRoberts wins Newcomers'
tournament in Ballyclare 17th June 03
McRoberts picked up his first trophy, beating John
Barrons 1-0 in the final. The tournament, held in
Ballyclare Community Concerns, was open to anyone playing
their first season of competitive table football.
National Open, Ballyclare 2003 24th May 03
Algy Taylor beat Gary Moore from Republic of Ireland 1-0
in the Final.
Scottish International Open
& GP, South Queensferry 2003 26th/27th Apr
double success for Eric Verhagen of Holland, who won both
events. Kenny Beggs lost to England's Chris Thomas in
International Open Q/F & to Austria's Erich
Hinkelmann in last 16 of Grand Prix.
Welsh International Open, Flint
2003 5th/6th Apr 03
Premier League team finished runner-up in Team event,
losing to London in final. Kenny & Gary reached Q/F
of Individual Open. John was eliminated in group by
team-mate, Gary, in a 5-3 thriller.
National Open, Dunmurry 2003 2nd Apr 03
hosted the 2nd National Open of the season. Ten players
took part, including some from the recently formed
Ballyclare Club. Final: Kenny Beggs 3 Barry Spence 1.
John Barrons beat Donal Convery in a shoot-out to finish
New Club formed in Ballyclare 18th Mar 03
For details, email John Barrons email@example.com
English International Grand
Prix, Preston 2003 8th/9th Feb 03
Players from North & South of Ireland travelled to
the National Football Museum at Deepdale Stadium, home of
Preston North End Football Club.
National Open, Belfast 2003 5th Feb 03
Beggs beat Andy McClean 4-0 in the final & Simon
Stewart beat Barry Spence on shots to clinch 3rd place.
Seven players took part.
Northern Ireland National League
2002/03 12th Dec 02
National League since 1996 got underway with 8 players
Scottish International Grand
Prix, Dumfries 2002 26th/27th Oct 02
A good tournament featuring top British players.
England's Phil Redman took the honours.
World Cup, Birmingham 2002 6th/7th Sept 02
Northern Ireland returned to International competition
after a 6 year absence. Team members were Simon Stewart,
Kenny Beggs & Barry Spence. Italy became the new
World Team Champions & Gil Delogne of Belgium won the
Individual Event. Thanks to Irish Football Association for supplying team
shirts and to News Extracts, Simon Stewart's
employer, who made the trip possible for him by providing
travel and accommodation expenses.