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
You can contact the hotel on 01224 582255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
||Under 21 Squad
Phil Craig Snr (c)
Lynette Horsburgh (c)
Nicky Duncan (c)
Martin McIntosh (c)
Phil Craig Jnr
Andrew Quinn (j)
Keith Hunter (j)
Ady Toner (j)
The event organisers may be contacted by email via the contact us page or by calling SEPF National Secretary, Mike Keddie, on 07792181753.