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NI Opens 2010/11
Dunmurry Open 27/11/10
Kingsway Open 5/3/11
Belvoir Open 30/7/11
 
ROI Opens 2010/11
Celbridge Open 8/1/11
Kildare Open 9/4/11
All-Ireland Championships 27/8/11
 

SEASON 2010/11

Irish Circuit 2010/11
This season saw the 2nd highly successful Irish Circuit, consisting of 3 Opens in the North and 3 in the South. Dublin's Mark Farrell took the crown from Northern Ireland's Kenny Beggs.

Irish Circuit 2010/11    
Date Event Winner Runner-up
2010 Nov 27th Dunmurry Open B.Spence K.Beggs
2011 Jan 8th Celbridge Open K.Beggs M.Farrell
2011 Mar 5th Kingsway Open M.Farrell K.Beggs
2011 Apr 9th Kildare Open J.Moore B.Spence
2011 Jul 30th Belvoir Open M.Farrell K.Beggs
2011 Aug 27th All-Ireland Championships M.Farrell K.Beggs

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 27th Aug 2011

Farrell is Double Champion !!

Mark Farrell is the new All-Ireland Table Football Champion. He won the 9-player league on the day to end Kenny Beggs' three-year reign. It was a double celebration for Mark, as this victory also ensured that he topped the
Irish Circuit Table, which is based on players' best four performances at the six Irish Circuit Events throughout the season. Results

All-Ireland Championships 2011 Pl W D L F A Pts GD
1. Mark Farrell (ROI) 8 7 1 0 16 0 22 +16
2. Kenny Beggs (NIR) 8 5 3 0 14 0 18 +14
3. John Moore (ROI) 8 3 3 2 10 5 12 +5
4. Andrew Morrison (NIR) 8 3 2 3 7 5 11 +2
5. Martin Taylor (ROI) 8 3 2 3 6 9 11 -3
6. Peter Morrison (NIR) 8 1 5 2 3 5 8 -2
7. Nick Moore (ROI) 8 1 4 3 4 7 7 -3
8. Alistair Morrison (NIR) 8 1 3 4 5 12 6 -7
9. John Hughes (NIR) 8 0 1 7 1 21 1 -20


Mark Farrell clinches the All-Ireland title in a 0-0 draw with Kenny Beggs

Despite the absence of two main contenders, Barry Spence & Gary Moore, it was an exciting climax to the season at Celbridge Mill. Things started well for Mark, as his main rivals dropped early points - Kenny Beggs & John Moore drawing with each other and John losing to Andrew Morrison. Meanwhile, Mark kept on winning. When Mark beat John, that left Beggs as his only challenger but Peter Morrison's surprise draw with Beggs virtually ended that challenge and a goal-less draw between Farrell and Beggs was enough to seal the title for Farrell with a game to spare. Good to see Martin Taylor making a comeback, playing competitively for the first time since 1998.

Check this link for Previous National Championship Winners

Irish Circuit 2010/11
It was encouraging to have 20 players taking part in the Circuit during the season. Having won three Events and finished Runner-up in one, Mark Farrell has been the most consistent player and is a worthy winner, just overtaking the holder, Kenny Beggs, by winning the All-Ireland Championships on the last day of the season. Irish Circuit Table


Mark Farrell with Irish Circuit Trophy

  Irish Circuit Table Events Pts
1 Mark Farrell * 5* 79
2 Kenny Beggs * 6* 77
3 John Moore * 5* 73.5
4 Barry Spence 4 68.5
5 Alistair Morrison * 6* 64
6 Eoin Adams 4 62.5
7 Nicky Moore * 5* 57.5
8 Gary Moore 3 50
9 Peter Morrison 4 50
10 Andrew Morrison 3 43
11 Stephen Rodgers 2 31.5
12 Dean Jones 2 29
13 Lewis Jones 2 23
14 John Hughes 2 20
15 Paul Beggs 2 18
16 Martin Taylor 1 16
17 Shane Butler 1 12
18 Mark McKane 1 11
19 Matthew Armstrong 1 9.5
20 Jacob Hudson 1 9.5

* Points determined by totalling best 4 performances.

Farrell Wins Belvoir Open 30th July 2011
Dublin's Mark Farrell won the season's 5th & penultimate Irish Circuit Event, beating northerner, Kenny Beggs, 2-1 in the Final at the excellent new venue,
Belvoir Parish Church. Thirteen players took part in three groups, followed by Knockout rounds. Full Results here. This will make for an interesting finish to the season at next month's All-Ireland Championships in Celbridge, with Beggs ony two points ahead of Farrell in the Irish Circuit Table.

QUARTER-FINALS
Kenny Beggs 3-1 Nicky Moore
Alistair Morrison 1-0 Stephen Rodgers (golden goal)
Mark Farrell 4-0 Eoin Adams
John Moore 1-1 Barry Spence (shots: 2-0)

SEMI-FINALS
Kenny Beggs 2-0 Alistair Morrison
Mark Farrell 2-1 John Moore

FINAL
Mark Farrell 2-1 Kenny Beggs

Full Results


Belvoir Open Final: Beggs 1-2 Farrell


Barbarians Back in Action Mon 27th June 2011, 7:30pm
Belfast Barbarians' debut at the new venue, Belvoir Parish Church, saw the club's best turnout of the season so far, with 11 players taking part. Kenny Beggs topped the 4-round Swiss Ladder, just ahead of Nicky Moore who had travelled from the South. We were also pleased to welcome 3 newcomers, Peter Darling, Matt Armstrong & Jacob Hudson. Results


Belfast Barbarians first Clubnight at Belvoir Parish Church

Glasgow International Open 5th June 2011
Northern Ireland's Andrew Morrison took part in the Glasgow IO. He lost 1-2 to Tom Burns but beat Stuart Peacock 2-0 to qualify from his group. He was eliminated in the Barrage Round by Malcolm Lees (1-2). Congratulations to the tournament winner, Scotland's Steve Bennett, who is well-known on the Irish circuit, having been a regular supporter of our events. Indeed, he is the current holder of the Belfast IO. Results

Barbarians New Temporary Venue May 2011 ...
Thanks to Alistair Morrison, Belfast Barbarians have found an alternative venue while Kingsway Church undergoes renovations. Belvoir Parish Church, of which Alistair is a member, has kindly allowed their premises to be used for pitch storage & clubnights until Kingsway is available again. The full address is: Belvoir Parish Church, Dunseverick Avenue, Belfast BT8 7EB

John Moore Wins Kildare Open Sat 9th April 2011
Dublin's John Moore won the 4th Open Event of this season's Irish Circuit, defeating northerner, Barry Spence 2-1 in the Final.
Results | Report | Irish Circuit Table


Kildare Open Final: John Moore 2-1 Barry Spence

Barbarians Cancelled Mon 28th Mar 2011
There were no confirmed players for tonight's meeting. Please email Barry for future meetings to confirm attendance.

Farrell Wins Kingsway Open Sat 5th March 2011
Dublin's Mark Farrell won the 3rd Open Event on this season's Irish Circuit, topping a 7-player league, two points clear of runner-up, Kenny Beggs. Results

FINAL TABLE
1. Mark Farrell ....... 15 pts
2. Kenny Beggs ..... 13 pts
3. John Moore ........ 10 pts
4. Gary Moore ......... 8 pts
5. Eoin Adams ........ 7 pts
6. Nicky Moore ........ 4 pts
7. Alistair Morrison ... 2 pts

Yorkshire International Open 12th/13th Feb 2011
Northern Ireland's Eoin Adams represented his club, Yorkshire Phoenix, as they finished runner-up to The Glide, Slide Chip & Dip Club (formerly English Premier League). Results

Belfast Barbarians 2nd Clubnight 31st Jan 2011, 7:30pm
The 2nd Clubnight of the season finally took place, having been postponed in December due to snow. Good to see Solomon Choudry back after a few years away, along with newcomer James Fatogun. Final placings on the night were: 1st Beggs, 2nd Adams, 3rd Spence, 4th Choudry, 5th Fatogun. Results


Barry Spence v Solomon Choudry at Belfast Barbarians

Beggs Wins Celbridge Open 8th Jan 2011
Six Northern players joined five Southerners at Celbridge Mill for the season's 2nd Event on the Irish Circuit. Northern Ireland's Kenny Beggs beat Dublin's Mark Farrell, 1-0 in a tense Final. The pair had earlier played out a goal-less draw in their first-round Group, which Mark topped, but Kenny marginally got the upper-hand in the final, with one early goal being enough to win the match and take the title. Eoin Adams won the Plate. Results


Celbridge Open Final: Kenny Beggs 1-0 Mark Farrell

The 11 entrants were drawn into two groups, with the top three in each group qualifying for the 2nd Stage. In Group 1, Andrew Morrison just pipped Nicky Moore for 3rd place behind Farrell & Beggs. Group 2 was the 'group of death', with only one point separating the first four players. John Moore & Barry Spence qualified with 9 points each, while Gary Moore and Alistair Morrison were tied on 8 points. Gary just ousted out the unfortunate Alistair due to his goal-difference being one better.

The 2nd Stage consisted of two groups of three players, with group winners progressing to the Final. In Group A, Mark Farrell & Gary Moore both beat Barry Spence 2-0 and drew with each other, so a shoot-out was required, which Mark edged to set up a Final with Kenny Beggs, who topped Group B ahead of John Moore and Andrew Morrison.

In the Plate, Eoin Adams' bad run looked set to continue as he lost his first match to Nicky Moore but he recovered to beat Alistair Morrison & Peter Morrison to top the table and finish the day with a trophy.

Belfast Barbarians Clubnight Postponed 6th Dec 2010
Unfortunately, the pre-Christmas Clubnight was postponed due to snow. It will be rescheduled in January, date to be announced.

Spence Wins Dunmurry Open 27th Nov 2010
Barry Spence won the first Open of the season on the Irish Circuit, beating Kenny Beggs 3-2 in the deciding fixture to top the 7-player table. Results


Barry Spence being presented with winner's trophy by Eoin Adams


Deciding Match: Kenny Beggs 2 Barry Spence 3

Going into the final session, Spence was two points behind Beggs, so he needed a victory but Beggs took an early lead which lasted until midway through the 2nd Half. Spence then scored twice in quick succession to turn the game around. This led to a frantic finish, which saw Beggs equalise with two minutes remaining, only for Spence to score a 3rd goal in the last minute. There was still time for one more attack as Beggs played the ball through the middle and tried a shot on-the-move but Spence's keeper was in fine form and he held on to clinch a memorable victory.

It was an enjoyable day's play and, in keeping with the festive season, all participants received Christmas chocolates. The only disappointment was the snowy weather which prevented the Southern players from travelling.

Mcilroy at Wolverhampton 17th Oct 2010
Northern Ireland's England-based player, Stuart Mcilroy finished 8th out of 30 entrants in the Wolverhampton Open.

He beat Jeremy Bradley (1-0) and Maria Carmo (4-0) to win his group and qualify for the Top Ladder. He then beat Gary Pearson (6-0) but lost to Chris Thomas (0-3) & Chris Short (1-3).

Full Results in Subbuteo England #14

Belfast Barbarians New Season 11th Oct 2010
The new season started with a five-player round robin, which finished as follows: 1st K.Beggs, 2nd B.Spence, 3rd D.Jones, 4th L.Jones, 5th S.Rodgers. Most noteable result was young Lewis Jones' 1-0 victory over seasoned veteran, Stephen Rodgers.

Subbuteo World Masters 18th Sept 2010
England's Darren Clarke wins 10,000 in Subbuteo World Masters Event at Bristol City Football Stadium. Spectator entry fees were in aid of Cancer Research UK. More info on Bristol City Website