Friendly Cup

2018/19 24th Annual Friendly Cup – Dazza ‘Duzza’ Double

Sat/Sun 19/20th January 2019, Newark Conservative club, Notts.

At half time in the 24th annual Friendly cup, England’s Darren ‘Dazza’ Kell led the way with an immaculate personal best break of 237 unfinished. Kell added another ton break on day two to be unbeaten throughout, along with England’s captain Rob Hall and Mark Hatton.
England took the Sunday session 28-4 to retain the trophy in style with a final score of 50-14. ictured are the England team (L->R): Chris Achilles, Mark Graham, Adam Clarke, Darren Kell, Mark Hatton, Rob Hall, Nathan Mann, Craig Fitzpatrick.
The EABA would like to thank the host club for the good playing conditions and the excellent hospitality extended.
Apologies for the headline to Dazza’s fellow Teessider Glen “Duzza” Durrrant – and congratulations on your 3rd BDO title.
Referees in attendance: Chris Ellis, Martin O’Reilly, Bob Slee, John Squires, Phillip Brooke
Tournament Director: Clive Scott
Results here.

2019 England Friendly Cup Winning Team

The Friendly Cup – England have a lovely time in Bangor

23rd/24th January 2016 – Bangor, Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland v England).

England, led by talisman Rob Hall who was unbeaten throughout along with Mark Graham, turned an overnight lead of 21-11 into a final score of 46-18 to retain the friendly cup against Northern Ireland in Bangor.
As is usual, the scores alone hide the real stories of close games, playing conditions, tricky tables, travel problems, sickness bugs, etc. but above all the friendly rivalry was paramount. Rob Hall (143,100unf) and Chris Taylor (113,99) topped the breaks list. Northern Irelands team has more youngsters coming through that are ever improving and gaining experience. The hospitality was excellent and Clive Scott and his team of referees (Frank Trainor, Bob Slee, Martin O’Reilly, Joe Graham, Chris Ellis, Ray Dowle) flawless.
Results Here.

Friendly Cup International – England Retain Trophy

Boston – 24th/25th January 2015

England retained the Friendly Cup by 50-14 in a great weekend of billiards in Boston. Darren Kell led the way, being unbeaten throughout. Rob Hall had 4 centuries, Chris Taylor a 117, Brian Harvey, Chris Mitchell, Arthur Winn, Steve Crossland and Eddie Duggan all contributing to the points haul. For the Irish there were notable wins by Kenny Campbell and Christian Kirk had some good breaks and a notable win in tying a high quality match with Rob Hall 1-1.

England Team English Referees