UK & Ireland Table Football Internationals
Republic of Ireland | Scotland | England | Wales | Northern Ireland
   
DUNDEE 2006

Forthill Sports Club
27th/28th May 2006
Organiser:
Greg Dand

 
Full Results
 
2006 Photo Album
2006 UK & Ireland Internationals (Dundee)
 
TRANSPORT
Dundee is one-hour drive from Edinburgh and 90 min from Glasgow. If you arrive by plane, you can book the onward journey through www.megabus.com for 1 + 50p booking fee (one-way). Departure points (via airport bus) are Buchanan Street station, Glasgow or St Andrews' Street station, Edinburgh. Dundee also has an airport with flights to/from London & Manchester.
 
ACCOMMODATION
Bruce Hotel
Shaftesbury Hotel
Travelodge (Dundee Central)
Travel Inn (Dundee Centre)
Travel Inn (Dundee North)
 

HAT-TRICK FOR ENGLAND

England win Team Event for 3rd time ... Thomas beats Beggs 3-2 in Individual Final


England: Mike Parnaby, Martin Hodds, Chris Wrigley, Chris Thomas, Peter Thomas

England won the UK & Ireland team title for the 3rd consecutive year but they were pushed hard by host nation, Scotland, who finished on equal points but had a lesser games won/lost ratio.

In a three-way round robin, the countries played each other twice. Northern Ireland were hampered by an incomplete squad so were never in the running. The Scots beat the English 2-1 in their first meeting. Northern Ireland took more games off Scotland than England, which left the English needing a victory in their second encounter with Scotland. It was a tense final session - Scotland's Gareth Christie beat Martin Hodds and England's Peter Thomas won 3-0 in a contentious match with Greg Dand. The other two games were finely balanced all the way, with England pair Chris Wrigley and Chris Thomas just holding on to narrow wins against Bennett and Burns to clinch a 3-1 team victory and, with it, their 3rd UK & Ireland title. Full Results

England: Chris Wrigley, Chris Thomas, Mike Parnaby, Martin Hodds,Peter Thomas
Scotland: Greg Dand, Mike Burns, Gareth Christie, Steve Bennett, Robert Ramsay
Northern Ireland: Kenny Beggs, Stuart McIlroy, Eoin Adams

CHRIS THOMAS INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION

Chris Thomas won the Individual title - but not without a fight. He scraped through the 'group of death' in third place behind Kenny Beggs and Greg Dand, before beating his brother, Peter,
1-0, in the quarter-finals. He hit form in the semi-final with a 4-0 victory against Scotland's Gareth Christie, to earn a re-match with Beggs in the first non all-English final since the competition began in 2004. The pair had drawn 1-1 in their group but, this time, Thomas took an early 3-0 lead and was looking comfortable before Beggs pulled one back with half-time approaching and scored a second a few minutes after the break to ensure a nervy finish for Thomas. Beggs, who had made a habit of
scoring late goals during the tournament, was unable to do so this time, however, and Thomas held on to win 3-2. Full Results


Individual Final: K.Beggs (NI) 2 C.Thomas (Eng) 3

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