Success for the NIPBA in Inter Association Championships

Action from Saturday's IBA Competition at Coleraine Bowling Club.
Action from Saturday's IBA Competition at Coleraine Bowling Club.
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The Senior Inter-Association Bowls Championships were held locally last weekend, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May.

This year the Championships were hosted by the Northern Ireland Provincial Bowling Association and held at Coleraine Bowling Club and Portstewart Bowling Club.

The Championships were sponsored by JKC Specialist Cars, Coleraine.

The first games commenced on Friday evening at 5.30pm.

Coleraine Venue:

Northern Ireland Provincial Bowling Association v Bowling League of Ireland

Final scores: NIPBA 86 shots (2 match points); BLI 91 shots (7 match points)

Portstewart Venue:

Northern Ireland Private Greens League v Northern Ireland Bowling Association

Final scores: NIPGL 89 shots (2 match points); NIBA 100 shots (7 match points)

Saturday 30th May 9.30am

Coleraine Venue:

Northern Ireland Provincial Bowling Association v Northern Ireland Private Greens League

Final scores: NIPBA 118 shots (7 match points); NIPGL 92 shots (2 match points)

Portstewart Venue:

Bowling League of Ireland v Northern Ireland Bowling Association

Final scores: BLI 71 shots (2 match points); NIBA 106 shots (7 match points)

Saturday 30th May 2.30pm

Coleraine Venue:

Northern Ireland Provincial Bowling Association v Northern Ireland Bowling Association

Final scores: NIPBA 118 shots (7 Match points); NIBA 78 shots (2 points)

Portstewart Venue:

Northern Ireland Private Greens League v Bowling League of Ireland

Final scores: NIPGL 126 shots (9 match points); BLI (0 points)

In a nail biting finish at Coleraine on Saturday afternoon the NIPBA’s win of seven points over NIBA two points put them on equal points of 16 with NIBA.

It was then down to shots average with NIPBA being victorious.

Congratulations to the Northern Ireland Provincial Bowling Association team.

The Overall Standings were as follows:

NIPBA 16 points NIBA 16 points

NIPGL 13 points

BLI 9 points shots average 0.780 4th Place