The inaugural AIIB 3 Bowl Super Pairs was concluded on Saturday 3rd March at Ballybrakes Community IBC.
The competition was sponsored by LM Services NI Limited and our thanks go to them for their support of Irish Bowls. The 16 qualifiers were divided into 4 groups with the top 2 from each group going into the Quarter Finals – The details of the groups can be viewed below:-
The quarter finals saw G.Kelly & I.McClure (BCIBC), D.Mills & S.Kirkwood (BIBC), M.McPeak & S.Bennett (BIBC) and S.Coleman & A.Coleman (CAIBC) qualifying for the semi-finals.
In the semis M.McPeak and S.Bennett had a comfortable victory over S&A Coleman with G.Kelly & I.McClure narrowly defeating the young Belfast pairing of D.Mills and S.Kirkwood.
The final proved to be a classic with Kelly & McClure just edging the title in the last end 11 shoots to 10.
A full list of the results can be viewed below:-
This competition has been a great success and will be repeated again next year. Clifford Craig the new AIIB team manager sees this competition as an integral part of the preparation for the international players.
Below is a photo of the Winners :-