The first time I have ever played this game.  I was invited by Martin Kirwan and Michaela Tabb so I was delighted to play the event and I managed to get Bronze Medal and had a good win over the European Champion Rab McMaw.  I lost 5-4 to Phil Hendrickson the eventual winner in the semi final, he played great and made a great clearance, and deserves to be World Champion.  Thanks to Martin and the Irish Blackball Association, I was please I was able to win a medal for you and I look forward to winning more with you in the future.