Aberdeen City Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland
16-18 September 2005

Welcome to the 2005 Home International Championships. This year the event is being hosted by the Scottish Eightball Pool Federation and is being held at the Aberdeen City Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland from the 16th - 18th September 2005. This is the first time Scotland have hosted a major pool event in the last 6 years when Aberdeen successfully hosted both the European Championships in 1999 and Home Internationals of 1998. The SEPF would like to wish all officials, competitiors and contributors all the best for the event and hope that you all have a great time in Aberdeen!

The Scottish Eightball Pool Federation (SEPF) was founded in 1996 and is the governing body for pool in Scotland as recognised by the World Eightball Pool Federation (WEPF) and the European Eightball Pool Federation (EEPF).The Federation is formed for the purpose of promoting and furthering the game of pool amongst all playing members within Scotland, and to organise competitions, and to select true Scottish National Pool Teams, to negotiate sponsorship for the game, and standardise playing rules. The SEPF runs a national tour for the players and also organises an annual inter-league competition for the district pool leagues. More information can be found on www.sepf.com.

Some notable achievements by Scottish players since the establishment of the SEPF are:

  • Scotland Men (2005 Home Internationals Champions, 2001 Home Internationals Runners-up, 2003 European Championships Runners-up (A & B Teams), Rob McKenna (2-time World Champion), Steve Munro (2005 Home Internationals Champion), Darren Matthew (2004 European Championship Runner-up).

  • Scotland Ladies (2005 World Champions, Home Internationals Runners-up 1999, 2003 & 2004, European Championships Runners-up 2005, Sue Thompson 6-time World Champion, Lynette Horsburgh 2005 European Champion)

  • Scotland Juniors (2003 World Champions, 2003 Home Internationals Champions, Darren Matthew (3-time World Junior Champion)
  • The venue for this year's Home International Championships is the Aberdeen City Hotel and all accomodation must be in the venue. The hotel is prominently located within walking distance of the main shopping thoroughfare, train station and local attractions. This is Aberdeen's oldest city centre hotel has 98 bedrooms of a three star standard and a warm welcome. An NCP car park is located a few minutes walk from the hotel.

    The bedrooms are located over five floors and serviced by a lift. Traditional in décor they are equipped with tea tray, television with pay movies, hair dryer, trouser press and direct dial telephone. The hotel has traditionally accommodated local business people during the week and leisure visitors at the weekends. Stag/Hen and leisure groups are welcome at the hotel.

    The restaurant offers traditional British fayre and international cuisine in a friendly and relaxing environment and is open daily for the service of breakfast, lunch and dinner, or if preferred a room service menu is also in operation. The hotel lounge bar is a perfect setting to unwind where you can enjoy morning coffee, light snacks and drinks through out the day. Open late for residents.

    You can contact the hotel on 01224 582255 or email aberdeencity@festival-inns.co.uk.

    The events at this year's Home Internationals include mens, ladies, under 21 and junior team competition. There will also be mens, ladies and junior singles tournaments. Teams participating are Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Full squads are as below:

    Team Mens Squad Ladies Squad Under 21 Squad Junior Squad
    Team Places:
    Phil Craig Snr (c)
    Steve Munro
    Darren Matthew
    Chris Sweeney
    Ian Daniel
    Iain Soutar
    Mike Keddie
    Scott Kennedy
    Ivan Thompson
    Raymond Mowat
    Singles Places:
    Alex Stephen
    Gavin James
    Mark Oaten
    Stuart Archibald
    Mark Gravener
    Allan Anderson
    Sandy Anderson
    Team Places:
    Lynette Horsburgh (c)
    Lyndsay McKellar
    Karen Mowatt
    Monica McEwan
    Wendy McCallum
    Pauline Hay
    Singles Places:
    Karin Burt
    Team Places:
    Nicky Duncan (c)
    Jason Harley
    Scott Proud
    Ross Moir
    Shaun Wishart
    George Henderson
    Singles Places:
    Stewart Bewley
    Team Places:
    Martin McIntosh (c)
    Pat McCarron
    Phil Craig Jnr
    Gary McLeish
    Lee Craig
    Jamie Gregory
    Singles Places:
    Marc Fleming
    Ryan Fleming
    Lee Kendall
    Gareth Potts
    Neil Davey
    Darren Appleton
    Karl Boyes
    Lee Clough
    Bayden Jackson
    Jason Twist
    Keith Brewer
    Jackie Baker
    Sharon Lunn
    Clare Seaman
    Carly Smith
    Barbara Taylor
    Jenny Eyre
    Amy Hallas
    Liesa Conlin
    Simon Fitzsimmons
    Stefan Risidi
    Matt Purnell
    Danny Miller
    Dean Torode
    Liam Docherty 
    Jordan Church
    Clint l'Anson
    Liam White
    Phil Parkin
    Steve Petty
    Joe Chambers
    Team Places:
    John McMahon
    John Columb
    Derek Smith
    James Grogan
    Kevin McDonnell
    Pat O'Leary
    Steve Horan
    Raphael Waters
    Tony Holgate
    Anthony Creamer
    Singles Places:
    Rod Clifford
    John Magee
    Team Places:
    Jennifer Dowd
    Lynda Thompson
    Anita Brady
    Sandra Fitzpatrick
    Helena Dowd
    Claire Clifford
    Singles Places:
    Team Places:
    Willie Reilly
    Shane O'Hara
    Gavin Geraghty
    Robert Mulcahy
    Fintan McKenna
    Jason Waters
    Singles Places:
    Brian McGuinness
    Team Places:
    David Columb
    Stephen Dempsey
    Dane O'Donoghue
    Ronan Quinn
    Aidan Kinsella
    Sean Conway
    Singles Places:
    Team Places:
    Russell Burgess
    Ryan John
    Paul Hawkins
    Wayne Smith
    Andy Jones
    Oly Bale
    Derry Flinders
    Marc Evans
    Gareth Williams
    Mark MacDougall
    Singles Places:
    Team Places:
    Natalie Bunce
    Sharon Dickson
    Leanne Pearce
    Jill Bevan
    Ann Meadows
    Stephanie Lewis
    Singles Places:
    Alison Evans
      Team Places:
    Thomas Price
    Josh Craze
    David Sargant
    Shawn Preece
    Dean O'Connell
    Thomas Cousins
    Singles Places:
    Team Places:
    Ronan McCarthy
    Sam Newell
    Raymond Conway
    Connor McCann
    Paul Currie
    Sean Hoey
    Hans Kuijten
    Lee Hull
    Nigel Craig
    Sean Press
    Singles Places:
    Kevin McKee
    Team Places:
    Emma Cunningham
    Mary Cunningham
    Lynda Lynch
    Denise Warrington
    Natalie Madden
    Michelle Rooney
    Singles Places:
    April Rooney
    Yolanda Motta
    Team Places:
    Andrew Quinn (j)
    Darren Ryles
    Keith Hunter (j)
    Darren Gibson
    Ady Toner (j)
    Singles Places:
    Team Places:
    Marc Hutchinson
    David McMullan
    Ryan Craig
    Conrad McCann
    Patrick Teague
    Singles Places:
    Keith Hunter
    Ady Hunter
    Andrew Quinn

    The event organisers may be contacted by email via the contact us page or by calling SEPF National Secretary, Mike Keddie, on 07792181753.