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World Cup Aug 05
 
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SEASON 2004/05

Cummings is 2005 Northern Ireland Champion Sept 3rd 2005
Trevor Cummings is the new Northern Ireland Champion. He took the title in style, beating Simon Stewart 4-1 in the Final, after 3-0 victories against Barry Spence in the Quarter-Final & reigning Champion, Kenny Beggs, in the Semi-Final. It is Trevor's 3rd National Championship success, having previously won in 1992 & 1994. Donal Convery was the surprise package, reaching the Semi-Final before losing to a solitary goal by Simon Stewart. Peter Morrison retained the Junior crown, with a 1-0 Final victory over Adam Scullion. Davy Clegg beat Donal Convery in the Veteran Final, Judith Morrison is the Female Champion & Alistair Morrison won the Plate. Full Report & Photos | Results


NI National Championships Final: Trevor Cummings 4 Simon Stewart 1

World Cup 2005 Aug 27th/28th
Northern Ireland travelled to Belgium to compete in their first World Cup since 2002. They beat Wales but did not qualify from their group due to defeats by England & Greece. Italy became World Champions again, beating Greece in the Final. In the Individual events, Donal Convery finished 2nd in his group to reach the Last 32 Veterans, while Kenny Beggs & Trevor Cummings were eliminated from their Open groups. Reports | Photos | Results | NI Results


Northern Ireland Team at the World Cup in Belgium

Beggs Double Winner in Belfast Aug 8th 2005
Belfast Barbarians remaining league fixtures were completed with Kenny Beggs winning the 1st Division and Stephen Rodgers the 2nd Division. The season was rounded off with the
2nd Barbarians Open which Kenny also won. Joe McRoberts was 2nd & Stephen Rodgers 3rd.

UK & Ireland Internationals July 2nd/3rd 2005
The Northern Ireland team of Stuart McIlroy, Kenny Beggs, Eoin Adams and Simon Stewart, found the going tough at the 2005 UK & Ireland Internationals in Dublin, losing to Wales, England & Scotland but managed to avoid last place due to a 3-1 victory against host nation, Republic of Ireland. England, winners last year in Preston, retained their title with maximum 12 points. Scotland were 2nd & Wales 3rd. Northern Ireland Results | Full Team Results


Northern Ireland Team

Simon Stewart fared best in the Individual event, beating team-mate Kenny Beggs 1-0 in the Last 16, before losing 2-3 in the Quarter-Finals to Scotland's Gareth Christie, whom he had beaten earlier in a Group match. Stuart McIlroy topped his Group but also went out to Gareth Christie, losing 2-4 in the Last 16. Barry Spence (unavailable for the team event) lost 0-3 to Wales' David Lauder at the same stage, while Eoin Adams did not qualify from a tough Group which included Mike Burns, Phil Neill and eventual Champion, England's David Russell who beat David Pawsey in the Final. Full Individual Results


Q/F: Christie 3 Stewart 2

New Collector's Website June 28th 2005
Colin Perry, one of Northern Ireland's Subbuteo enthusiasts details his personal Subbuteo Collection at
www.subbuteoni.co.uk

Barbarians Clubnight June 27th 2005
Barry Spence beat Kenny Beggs 2-1, bringing to an end the Ballyclare man's 37-game unbeaten run, his first League defeat since
Belfast Barbarians Subbuteo Club was formed two years ago. In the other 1st Division matches, Simon Stewart beat Barry 2-0 to consolidate 2nd place and Kenny beat Donal Convery 3-1 to stay 7 points clear at the top. In the 2nd Division, Stephen Rodgers won 3 out of 4 matches to go top, 6 points ahead of 2nd placed Colin Perry. Stephen's defeat was against Alistair Morrison, who also beat Andrew Morrison to move up to 3rd, while Andrew beat Georgia Lee to go 4th. Results & Tables

Cummings Wins Leeds Satellite June 4th 2005
Northern Ireland's Trevor Cummings won the International Satellite of Leeds, beating Yorkshire clubmate, Paul Lawrenson, 2-1 in the Final, following Q/F victory over Jeremy Bradley and a S/F win against defending Champion, David Russell. It is Trevor's 4th triumph since returning to the game this season, having already won the Yorkshire National Open, North Down Open and Yorkshire Phoenix League | Report from Flicker | Results

Beggs goes 15 Points Clear in Irish Premier League May 28th 2005
Kenny Beggs increased his lead to 15 points at the latest
IPL meeting in Dunmurry. There is a hot battle among the chasing pack, with only six points separating 2nd - 6th positions. Davy Clegg moved up to 2nd, closely followed by Barry Spence, John Moore, Joe McRoberts & Gary Moore. Gary, who was unavailable on the day, is the only one who can realistically catch Kenny, due to having five matches in hand. The League will be decided at the final session in Dublin sometime in August. Results & Photos

Dublin International Grand Prix May 15th 2005
Three Northern Ireland players made the trip South for the Dublin Grand Prix.
In the groups, Kenny Beggs lost 0-1 to Darren Clark but beat Tom Taylor 2-0 to qualify for the knockout stage, where he beat Josh Learner on shots after a 3-3 draw before going down 0-1 to Belgium's David Ruelle in Last 16. Eoin Adams lost 1-3 to Wolfgang Haas but got through his group due to a 2-0 victory over Nicky Moore. He lost to Belgian, Laurent Goor in the Barrage Round. Barry Spence lost both his group matches to Olivier Pere (0-3) & Josh Learner (1-3) but reached the Plate semi-final, losing to John Moore. Grand Prix winner was Eric Verhagan who beat Massimo Cremona 3-2 after extra time in the final.
Photos | Results | Video of Verhagen's golden goal (1.3MB)

Belfast International Grand Prix May 14th 2005

Dutchman, Eric Verhagen, ranked No.1 in the World, was among the 64 Entrants for the Belfast International Grand Prix, along with other high-ranking players from Belgium, Malta, Austria, Germany, England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland. Eric surprisingly lost in the Quarter-Finals to Malta's Joe Mifsud, who eventually finished runner-up, losing 2-0 to David Ruelle in the final.

Best for Northern Ireland in the Open was Trevor Cummings, who lost in the last 16 to a golden goal by England's Phil Redman. Congratulations to Georgia Lee, Northern Ireland's only trophy winner, who finished runner-up to Louise Lawrenson of England in the Female event.


Belfast Grand Prix action from BT Atrium in W5 Discovery Centre, Odyssey

Spectators were able to follow the action from balconies on different levels of the impressive W5 venue and see close-up play from the No.1 Pitch projected on the big screen via small, unobtrusive cameras positioned at corners of the table.

There was also a penalty-flick side show for W5 visitors. This proved to be an excellent way to get the public involved, both young and old. The four best penalty-flickers got to keep a shoot-out board as a reward for their efforts.


Belgium's David Ruelle beat Joseph Mifsud from Malta 2-0 in the Final of Northern Ireland's biggest ever Subbuteo tournament, with 64 entrants from UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. England's Alan Collins won the Veterans, his son Anthony took the Under 19 title, Sam Curtis won the Under 15s and Louise Lawrenson beat Northern Ireland's own Georgia Lee in the Ladies Final. Thanks to
W5 for being excellent hosts and for living up to their reputation as Northern Ireland's Visitor Attraction of the Year. Results | Photos | Full Report | Website


Belfast Grand Prix projected on big screen in W5 Discovery Centre, Odyssey

Beggs & Perry Lead Barbarians Divisions May 9th 2005
Kenny Beggs leads the 1st Division and Colin Perry leads the 2nd Division after the latest fixtures in Belfast Barbarians Subbuteo League.

Cummings Yorkshire League Champion May 3rd 2005
Northern Ireland's England-based player, Trevor Cummings, has won his local Yorkshire Phoenix League, only dropping one point all season. He secured the title during the final day's fixtures by defeating nearest rival, Mike Parnaby, 4-2 and 3-2.

South Queensferry - Adams beats Thomas but still goes out Apr 23/24
Eoin Adams started Saturday's International Open with an excellent 1-0 victory over top English player, Chris Thomas, yet still went out at the group stage due to a 1-4 defeat by Adrian Curtis. Trevor Cummings topped his group ahead of Joseph Camilleri, Algy Taylor & Dean Aitken. He then beat Austria's Christian Blummel, before losing to Eric Verhagen in the last 16. Verhagen went on to the Final but was defeated 4-1 by Malta's Massimo Cremona. In Sunday's Grand Prix, Eoin lost to Bob Varney & Daryll Shanks, while Trevor drew with Kaspar Bennett and a Greek to qualify for the knockout stage. He beat Robert Ramsay 5-1 to progress to the last 16, where he lost narrowly, 0-1 to eventual runner-up, Charles Aquilina. Darren Clarke beat Aquilina 2-1 in the Final. IO Results | GP Results

Low Barbarians Turnout Apr 11th 2005
There was a low turnout for the latest Belfast Barbarians meeting, resulting in only three league matches getting played, although Barry Spence was able to introduce some Juniors to the game.

Anthony Moore Wins Cup in Bangor Apr 7th 2005
Anthony Moore beat brother, Brian, in the Cadell Cup Final at Bangor Subbuteo Club. The scores were tied 5-5 at full time but Anthony won 3-2 in a shoot-out to take the trophy.

Beggs Runner-up in Knighton Mar 20th 2005
The trip to Wales proved worthwhile for Northern Ireland's Kenny Beggs, who finished runner-up in the International Open of Knighton. England's Chris Thomas won the event, with a 1-0 victory in the final.
Full Results | Report from Flicker


Final: Chris Thomas 1 Kenny Beggs 0

McIlroy North Down League Champion Mar 13th 2005
Stuart McIlroy took the
North Down Subbuteo League title after winning his last two fixtures. It went down to the wire, though, with Stuart's winner in his final game against Eoin Adams coming 50 seconds from time, to deprive Joe McRoberts of the title in his first season. Joe defeated Feargal Adams to claim 2nd place, while Neil Hanna finished 3rd. Full Results

Cummings Wins North Down Open Mar 12th 2005
Yorkshire-based Northern Ireland player, Trevor Cummings, had a successful return to home soil by winning the North Down Open in
Donaghadee, beating Kenny Beggs 1-0 in the final. Veteran winner was Len Parsons; Junior winner Sam Curtis & Team winners North Down. Results | Report by Eoin Adams | Report from Flicker

New Club Formed in Bangor Mar 24th 2005
The new Bangor Subbuteo Club commenced with three Cadell Cup fixtures at their premises in Ballygowan Gardens. Robert Corbett gained 1-0 victories over Brian Moore and Anthony Moore to lead the table, three points ahead of Brian who beat Anthony 3-2. Anyone interested in contacting the Bangor lads, please email club organiser,
Brian Moore


Bangor Subbuteo Club

Subbuteo Re-launched Commercially Mar 2005
Subbuteo has been re-launched with 'photo-real' players & a 'dream team stadium'. It may not be up to the high standards we expect from modern equipment but the fact that it is commercially available could be of benefit to the game, putting it in the public eye again. Report from 4thegame.com | Report from Flicker

Milton Keynes International Open Feb 26th/27th 2005
Three Northern Ireland players went to Milton Keynes. Trevor Cummings comfortably won his group but lost to a golden goal in the barrage round to Greek, Ritoridis. Kenny Beggs and Eoin Adams also got through their groups but met each other in the barrage. Kenny won 7-1, but lost to Spaniard, Granados, in the last 16. Granados beat Dave Pawsey 2-1 in the final.
NI Players' Results

Irish Premier League reached the team semi-final, losing to Murciana, who beat English Premier League in the final. IPL Results | Full Results | Report from Flicker

New UK & Ireland Ranking System 19th Feb 05
Victor Jones, author of
Flicker Magazine, has devised a new ranking system, entitled the UK and Ireland Classifications (UKIC). It takes into account accomplishments by UK and Irish based players at domestic events and at FISTF tournaments in Europe.

Tough at the top in Belfast 7th Feb 05
Eoin Adams continued his good form, to keep the pressure on Kenny Beggs at the top of Belfast Barbarians Subbuteo League. Eoin's victories against Simon Stewart & John Moore put him only 2 points behind Kenny, who dropped points in a 1-1 draw with John. Simon moved up to 4th, hot on the heels of 3rd placed Joe McRoberts.

Cummings plays in London 29th/30th Jan 05
Northern Ireland's Trevor Cummings was one of over 100 players who took part in this year's London Grand Prix. His club, Yorkshire Phoenix, winners of the recent National Team Open in Newark, faced tougher opposition in the capital city, losing to London & Atlas. Trevor was defeated 0-2 by London's Jeff Jordan but won 3-2 against the Greek, Stamokostas. Spanish side, Murciana, beat Atlas in the final. In the Individual GP, Trevor topped his group, with wins over England's Andrew Knight & seeded Austrian, Thomas Wittman (No.32 in World Ranking), although he lost to Dave Pawsey in the last 32. In a repeat of December's Kildare Open Final, Dutchman, Eric Verhagen beat Malta's Massimo Cremona 4-2. Full Results

North Down hosts IPL matches 24th Jan 05
Stephen Rodgers caught up on two Irish Premier League fixtures in Donaghadee, gaining four points & climbing two places off the foot of the table. He beat Eoin Adams 4-3 & drew 1-1 with 3rd placed Davy Clegg, who missed the opportunity to go 2nd. Fixtures & Table

Top Southern Players join Barbarians 12th Jan 05
John Moore & Gary Moore, Rep of Ireland's top two players, joined the Belfast Barbarians, making a total of 16 league members. Kenny Beggs leads after Wednesday's session but is closely followed by Eoin Adams, Joe McRoberts & Barry Spence. The new entrants will also hope to be among the title challengers, having already made a good start.

Joe top in North Down Dec 19th 2004
Joe McRoberts returned to the top of North Down Subbuteo League and capped a successful day by winning the Temperance Cup, a four-player, round-robin event.

Cummings wins Yorkshire Open Dec 11th 2004
Northern Ireland's Trevor Cummings thrashed England's Allan Collins 8-0 in the final to win the English National Open in Yorkshire. Results | Report by Victor Jones

Kildare International Open Dec 11th 2004
Six Northern Ireland players travelled to the White Water Cafe Bar in Newbridge, County Kildare. Kenny Beggs & Barry Spence reached the quarter-finals. Davy Clegg, Eoin Adams, Stephen Rodgers & Joe McRoberts were knocked out at the group stage. World No.1, Dutchman Eric Verhagen beat Malta's Massimo Cremona 1-0 in the final. Ireland's Dylan Territ beat brother Lee in the Junior final. Joe McRoberts won the Plate. Results & Photos

Dumfries International Open & GP 20th-21st Nov 04
International Open (individuals): Four Northern Ireland players took part in another excellent event organised by Iain Bell & the Dumfries club. Trevor Cummings, just recently back on the scene, beat Gary Moore 4-0 in the Barrage Round before losing to World No.1, Eric Verhagen in the last 16. Kenny Beggs beat Paul Lawrenson 1-0 in the Barrage but lost 0-1 to a last-minute goal by Mike Burns in the last 16. Eoin Adams made it through his group at the expense of Tom Taylor, before going down 1-3 to Chris Short in the Barrage round. Davy Clegg lost to Trevor Cummings & Shorab Jadunandan in a difficult group. He reached the Plate Semi-Final but lost 1-6 to John Moore.

Grand Prix (teams): Kenny Beggs & Eoin Adams played for the Irish Premier League team which reached the Semi-Final, losing out to Hot Club d'Ecosse. Trevor Cummings made his mark in the team event by beating England's Chris Thomas 2-1 in the group, although his Yorkshire Phoenix Club just missed out on a semi-final spot by losing to IPL. Full Results

McRoberts goes top of Barbarians League 16th Nov 04
Joe McRoberts went top of the Belfast Barbarians League, ahead of Kenny Beggs on goal difference. Stephen Rodgers climbed eight places into 3rd, while last month's leader, Eoin Adams, slipped to 4th following defeats to Kenny & Stephen.

Irish Premier League 2004/05 13th Nov 04
The 2nd meeting of the season took place at
White Water Cafe Bar, Newbridge. Kenny Beggs went 8 points clear as Gary Moore lost twice. Davy Clegg remains in 3rd place.
Organiser: John Moore

Gary Moore wins Bangor Open 30th Oct 04

Bangor Open Final: Moore 4 Bell 0
The first NI National Open of the season was won by Gary Moore, who beat Scotland's Iain Bell 4-0 in the final. Iain was also Veteran runner-up losing 0-1 to Davy Clegg. Dean Aiken, another Scot, won the Under 19 final against Andrew Morrison. Current NI Junior Champion, Peter Morrison, beat Georgia Lee in the Junior Final. Results

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New Season Gets Underway In Local Leagues 24th/25th Oct 04
Eoin Adams is top of both
North Down and Belfast Barbarians Subbuteo Leagues after the opening round of fixtures for 2004/05.

Trevor Cummings Returns Oct 04
The former Northern Ireland Champion has made a comeback. Currently living in England, he has joined Yorkshire Phoenix League and has made an impressive start, showing that he has lost none of his old form. If available for International duty, he will strengthen the Northern Ireland Team.

Cardiff Grand Prix 16th/17th Oct 04
Kenny Beggs & Eoin Adams played in Team GP for IPL & also in the Individual GP

Subbuteo Charity Premiership 2nd/3rd Oct 04
A great weekend of Subbuteo in Knutsford to raise money for Leukaemia. Thanks to all who sponsored Eoin & Kenny. See Jon Shelly's report

Success for Simon Stewart in Barbarians' Opener 28th Sept 04
The new Belfast Barbarians' season commenced with an Open Tournament played to the Swiss System. Simon Stewart came out victorious after topping a 4-round, 12-player Table.

Irish Premier League 2004/05 31st July 04
The first session of the new IPL season got underway in Dunmurry.