Posted on Thursday 19 May 2016 by Jigsaw NI

Boccia NI’s Sam Hunter tournament took place on 12th May 2016 at the Spectrum Centre. There were 16 teams from all over Belfast and Newtownabbey areas that took part in the competition, from all different settings including, folds, community organisations, sheltered dwellings, nursing homes etc.

Each team played three games and their total points calculated up. The top four teams with the most points got through to the semi-finals. Jigsaw NI had three of the top four places, which is a brilliant achievement and testament to the training they put in each week. The three Jigsaw NI teams that got through to the semi-finals were ‘Beach Boys, Glynis’ Boys and The Three C’s’. The final team to make it into the semi-final was the ‘Ardrigh Lassies’. ‘The Beach Boys’ met ‘The Three C’s’ in one semi-final and ‘Glynis’ boys’ took on the ‘Ardrigh Lassies’ in the other semi-final. After two tightly fought semi-finals, ‘Beach Boys and Glynis’ Boys’ came out on top progressing to the final.

Sam Hunter Winners 2016 - Glynis' Boys


‘Glynis’ Boys’ (pictured above) had come runners up in the last two tournaments, so were very keen to win this time round. The final again was a very tight affair, but Glynis’ Boys edged ahead in the first end and Beach Boys just couldn’t catch up, leaving Glynis’ Boys winning their first tournament of the year. The Andersonstown group meet every Thursday and it is obvious from different tournaments that their practice every week is benefitting the teams in tournaments.

Sam Hunter Runners Up 2016 - Beach Boys

Clare McQuiston (Manager of Jigsaw NI) said: “the tournament was great fun for all that attended and all the teams really enjoyed it. We’d like to thank Boccia NI for organising and inviting us to the event. Well done to all teams that participated and a special congratulation to Glynis’ Boys for winning the tournament. They have been so consistent this year, with two runners up places and now a win out of the three tournaments held.


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