2005 Northern Ireland National Championships
Sat 3rd Sept 2005, Dunmurry Map | Directions
Registration 9am; Flick-off 9:45am (U-15 2pm). Entry Fees: Senior 5, Junior (U-15) 2.50
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Barry Spence or Kenny Beggs


Full Results

ENTRANTS

OPEN
1 Kenny Beggs
2 Barry Spence
3 Simon Stewart
4 Davy Clegg
5 Eoin Adams
6 Trevor Cummings
7 Joe McRoberts
8 Donal Convery
9 Stephen Rodgers
10 Alistair Morrison
11 Andrew Morrison
12 Jim McCullough
13 Brian Moore
14 Judith Morrison

JUNIOR
1 Peter Morrison
2 Adam Scullion
3 Judith Morrison

VETERAN
1 Davy Clegg
2 Alistair Morrison
3 Stephen Rodgers
4 Jim McCullough
5 Donal Convery

FEMALE
1 Judith Morrison

Past Finals

2004 Event

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Cummings is Northern Ireland Champion
   
Trevor Cummings is the new National Champion. The Yorkshire Phoenix based Northern Ireland man took the title in style, beating Simon Stewart 4-1 in the Final, after 3-0 victories against Barry Spence in the Quarter-Final and 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. Among the 16 competitors was Bangor Subbuteo League organiser, Brian Moore, who did well to reach the Quarter-Finals in his first tournament. Full Results

Belfast Barbarians Kenny Beggs and Simon Stewart won their groups as expected, according to seeding, with Stephen Rodgers and Brian Moore going through as group runners-up. Group B turned out to be the 'Group of Death' - No.2 seed, Barry Spence was was pipped to top spot by Donal Convery, whose game has improved since playing in the 2005 World Cup. Trevor Cummings, unseeded, due to having played only two Northern Ireland Ranking events, topped his group ahead of No.4 seed, Davy Clegg.

Convery continued to surprise in the Quarter-Finals, beating Davy Clegg 1-0. Simon Stewart beat Stephen Rodgers by the same scoreline and Cummings beat Spence 3-0 to set up a semi-final clash with defending Champion, Kenny Beggs, who beat Brian Moore.

The pair had met earlier this year in the North Down Open Final, which Cummings won 1-0. This time he had a more emphatic 3-0 victory to end Beggs' reign as Northern Ireland Champion. In the other semi, Simon Stewart beat Donal Convery to reach his first National Championships Final.

Cummings, however, continued to impress. He took the lead and, despite a quick equaliser by Stewart, went on to win 4-1 and claim the title for a third time.

He has now won 5 events since making his comeback this season, after a 10-year absence, his other triumphs being the Yorkshire National Open, Yorkshire Phoenix League, International Satellite of Leeds & North Down Open.

CATEGORIES

Veterans:
North Down Subbuteo League stalwart, Davy Clegg avenged his Open defeat to Donal Convery by beating him in the Veteran Final, thus retaining the trophy which he won last year.

Under-15:
There was also a 2nd successive title for Peter Morrison who beat Adam Scullion 1-0 in the Junior Final.

Female:
Judith Morrison became the new Female Champion by default, as Georgia Lee had to drop out due to illness. Judith also played in the Junior & Open events.

Plate:
Alistair Morrison's dedication to the game, in his first season of competitive play, was rewarded by winning the Plate, beating the experienced Eoin Adams in the Semi-Final and Joe McRoberts in the Final. Results


Competitors at the 2005 Northern Ireland National Championships