As expected the draw for the second world ranking event of the 2017-18 season has produced some mouth-watering matches. What is more, Belfast Indoor Bowling Club provides a fantastic setting for the SMPT’s Show Mat, enabling players and spectators alike to witness games of special interest, featuring some of the sport’s top names in action at this year’s Irish Open.
Below are the confirmed fixtures for the 12 sessions of group games that will be played on Day One. This talented line-up consists of players from 6 countries and includes 9 winners of SMPT ranking events, 5 medallists at SMPT ranking events, 4 World Cup winners, in addition to a host of World, British Isles and National Champions, past and present.
|09:00||Joel Hager||–||Joseph Beattie||Head-2-Head|
|09:45||Gary McNabb||–||Brian Rankin||Head-2-Head|
|10:30||Ricky Cochrane||–||Adam Rankin||Head-2-Head|
|11:15||Gerard Conroy||–||PJ Gallagher||Head-2-Head|
|12:00||Chloe Wilson||–||Sophie McIntyre||Head-2-Head|
|12:45||Paul Seaman||–||Martin McNicholl||Head-2-Head|
|13:30||Ed Sawbridge||–||Mark Beattie||Head-2-Head|
|14:15||Kevin Conroy||–||Alan Paul||Head-2-Head|
|15:00||Gerry McCabe||–||Jonathan Payne||Head-2-Head|
|15:45||Nathan Haire||–||Jonas Hager||Head-2-Head|
|16:30||Don McNamara||–||Dom Reed||Head-2-Head|
|17:15||Arwel Morgan||–||Cecil Dillon||Head-2-Head|
The three Show Mat games for the final round of group games played on Sunday morning (Day Two) will be confirmed following the close of play on Day One.
You can follow the ‘Live Scores’ for all Show Mat games and keep up to speed with the results of all other fixtures throughout the event via our website. Coverage of select Show Mat games will also be streamed via Facebook Live.