10 teams took part in this evenings 680kg which was run in one straight group. Clonmany A pulled very well topping the group with maximum points. They were joined in the semi finals by St. Pats.
It was to be third time lucky as on this occasion the Irish teams didn’t meet each other in the semi. Clonmany A continued their dominance with a straight end victory over Lagerweij from the Netherlands. St. Pats dug very deep to come from one end down to defeat TTV Heidenskip (Netherlands) in the second semi final. The all Irish final was a good contest but the power of the Donegal men could not be stopped as they stormed their way to the gold medal and the world title with a straight end victory. Well done to the Clonmany men.
Results: Men’s open club 680kg
- Gold: Clonmany A – Ireland
- Silver: St. Pats – Ireland
- Bronze: Lagerweij – Netherlands
Day two of the open club championships got underway today with the men’s 600kg competition. Clonmany B who won silver at 640kg yesterday had a disappointing competition and failed to progress from their group.
Mountain View and St. Pats pulled very strongly and both qualified for the semi finals. Once again, the Irish teams faced each other in the semi final as was the case in the yesterday’s 640kg. Mountain view proved much too strong for St. Pats as they progressed to the final with a straight end victory. In the final they faced the very strong Kilroe from England. The invincible Kilroe were too much of a handful for the men from Mountain View as they went on to win the gold medal in comfortable fashion. There was further disappointment for the Irish in the bronze medal pull-off as Abadino defeated St. Pats.
Results: Men’s open club 600kg
- Gold: Kilroe – England
- Silver: Mountain View – Ireland
- Bronze: Abadino A – Basques
- 4th: St. Pats – Ireland
There was a shock result in the ladies 500kg championship as Badaiotz from the Basques country defeated Chinese Taipei in a three end thriller to take the gold medal.