Finals Day in Belfast:
Club 2-0 Edgbaston Priory
Madeline Perry 3-1 Vicky Lust 11/9, 5/11,
Senga Macfie 3-1 Lauren Selby 11/3, 2/11, 11/3, 11/2
Zoe Barr v Julianne Courtice not played
Paderborn 2-1 Worms
Borja Golan 3-0
David Palmer 11/4, 11/9,
Simon Rosner 3-0 Jens Schoor 11/8, 12/10, 11/5
Peter Nicol 1-1 Marcus Berrett
12/14, 11/4 *
Tim Garner 0-3 Andre Haschker 7/11, 7/11, 7/11
* not finished
Belfast delight home faithful as
Paderborn retain men's title
It was the ending that all of the home crowd wanted as
Madeline Perry and Senga Macfie both won 3/1 to give
Belfast Boat Club an unassailable lead over defending
champions Edgbaston Priory.
The men's final was an all-German affair, but after
defending champions Paderborn had taken a 2-1 lead,
Worms' Marcus Berrett knew that he needed to beat
Peter Nicol to take the final down to points countback.
Berrett squeezed home in the first 14/12, but when Nicol
struck back to take the second Paderborn had done enough and
the party could begin.
Day Two in Belfast:
Defending champions through to finals after dramatic
men's finish ...
reigning European Club champions are just one match away
from defending their titles after a dramatic day in Belfast,
which saw a tense late-night finish in the men's
After the morning quarter-finals (just two matches as the
top seeds in both draws had byes into the semis) it was down
to the semis with in the women's event top seeds
Meersquash taking on Belfast's own Boat Club.
After Natalie Grinham for Meersquash and Zoe Barr for
Belfast had made it one-all, it came down to a deciding tie
in which Senga Macfie beat Orla Noom to clinch a popular
Defending champions Edgbaston made sure it was an
all-GB final as they beat second seeds Mulhouse 3/0.
In the men's event defending champions Paderborn
faces their predecessors and top seeds Aberdeen.
we don't know what order the matches were played in, but
Paderborn went through thanks to a 12/10 in the fifth win
for Borja Golan over Daryl Selby, followed by wins for Simon
Rosner and Tm Garner.
The other semi-final went the full distance with Worms
making it an all-German final as they beat Valence on
points countback. Results below ...
busy first day in Belfast saw all the Pool matches completed
in six men's and three women's pools.
In the Women's competition Meer from Holland,
Mulhouse from France and England's defending champions
Edgbaston topped their pools, with multiple champions
Pontefract, Belfast Boat Club and Dublin's
Fitzwilliam taking the runners-up spots.
and Mulhouse receive byes into the semi-finals, with
Pontefract meeting Belfast, and Edgbaston taking on
Fitzwilliam in the quarter-finals.
Winners ot the men's pools were Aberdeen, Worms,
Valence, defending champions Paderborn,
Neudorf, and Intersquash from Denmark.
Same format here, with Aberdeen and Worms getting byes into
the semis while the quarter-finals are Paderborn v Neudorf
and Valence v Intersquash.
Belfast hosts Euro Club Champs
The always popular European Club Championships heads for
Northern Ireland this weekend, with men's and women's teams
from across the continent competing for the title of
Paderborn and Edgbaston were the winners
last time out in Pontefract
and will certainly be in with a shout of retaining the