Belfast International Open 2009
Saturday 9th May
Results | Photos


BBC Interview: The tournament was advertised on BBC Radio Ulster's Alan Simpson Show. Barry Spence & Kenny Beggs did an interview, followed by a short match in the studio with commentary from sports presenter, Jackie Fullerton. Glentoran player and Northern Ireland International, Gary Hamilton, also took part. You can hear the Interview online at Alan Simpson Show 06/05/2009 , position 01:12:15 on the timeline.
 
ENTRANTS INFORMATION
   
Open
1. Kenny Beggs (NIR)
2. Barry Spence (NIR)
3. Alistair Morrson (NIR)
4. Andrew Morrison (NIR)
5. Peter Morrison (NIR)
6. Neal Hermon (NIR)
7. Davy Clegg (NIR)
8. John Hughes (NIR)
9. David Knox (NIR)
10. Adam Scullion (NIR)
11. Eoin Adams (NIR)
12. Martin Hodds (ENG)
13. Nicky Moore (ROI)
14. Mark Farrell (ROI)
15. John Moore (ROI)
16. Gary Moore (ROI)

17. Brian Clark (SCO)
18. Steve Bennett (SCO)

Veteran
Kenny Beggs
Steve Bennett
Alistair Morrison
Nicky Moore

Under 19
Peter Morrison
John Hughes
David Knox
Adam Scullion

Venue

Kingsway Church, Main Street, Dunmurry | Map
Registration 9:30am, Flick-off: 10am

Kingsway Church is the home of Belfast Barbarians Subbuteo Club and is a short taxi drive from Belfast City Centre, Belfast City Airport and Belfast Port.

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2009 Belfast International Open Final: Hodds v Beggs


Categories

Open 10 ; Veterans 7 ; Youth (U19) 5
Depending on number of entrants, players may be able to enter two categories. There will be a Plate event for all players eliminated at the group stages of the Open.


To Enter

Email Kenny Beggs


Transport

Belfast City Airport is only 7 miles (20 minutes) from the venue.
Taxis available at the exit. No need to pre-book.

Belfast International Airport is 17 miles from city. There is an airbus which brings you to Belfast City Centre. It costs 6 and takes about 40 min. Get off at Laganside Bus Centre and get taxi to the venue.

Taxi from Airport ... standard 4-seater taxis are waiting as passengers come off the plane. No advance booking required. Cost from Airport to City Centre is 24. Journey time 30 minutes. If you need a 7-seater taxi, however, you will need to book in advance. Telephone 07801 016148. Cost 36.

Flights: a2btravel | Easyjet | Flybe | Ryanair

Ferries: A Ferry To | Seacat | Stena Line UK | P&O Ferries

Trains & Buses: Translink


Accommodation

Recommended:
Warren House - Dunmurry, short walk from venue, 35 single room, 55 twin room
Beechlawn Hotel - Dunmurry, short walk from venue, 70 twin room
Travelodge - City Centre, Opposite Gt Victoria St rail & bus station, City airport 3 mile
Jurys Inn - City Centre, 78 per twin room | Directions | Map
Express By Holiday Inn - near City Centre, 59 per twin room | Map
Park Plaza Hotel - Belfast International Airport, 35 single room, 60 twin room | Map

Budget:
Belfast International Youth Hostel 22-32 Donegal Road, near Queen's University.
5 minutes walk from the the Europa bus station, where the Dublin bus stops. If arriving by train from Dublin, take the connecting train to Botanic station, there is no need to buy another ticket. 10.50 per person in 4-bed dorm.

Alternative:
A range of accommodation can be found at the following links:
Discover Northern Ireland | GotoBelfast.com


Places To Go

Barry Spence's Guide to Belfast Nightlife


Tournament History

Year Winner / Runner-up
1993 International Open Erich Hinkelmann / Vasco Guimaraes
1994 International Open Frederic Perdaens / Philipe Mairesse
2005 Grand Prix David Ruelle / Joe Mifsud
2006 Grand Prix David Fraikin / Massimo Cremona
2007 International Open Chris Thomas / Gianluca Galeazzi
2008 Grand Prix Mike Burns / Kenny Beggs
2008 International Open Kenny Beggs / Andrew Hillerby