Review: Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals 2016-17

The weekend of 29-30th April 2017 saw the culmination of the university pool season as the Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals descended upon The Britannia Hotel, Nottingham. The Student Home Internationals brings together the finest players currently playing pool in, and studying at, UK and Ireland universities. The students form national representative teams, based upon their country of study, from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, to compete in both team and individual competition.

In the Men’s Team Championship, Ireland Students retained the title they took home in Belfast after they won all their group games and showed sensational form in the final where they overcame Scotland Students eleven frames to nil.

In the inaugural Women’s Team Championship, Ireland Students overcame a 4-2 deficit against Scotland Students in the final to take the title in the deciding frame of a truly absorbing match; five frames to four.

In the Men’s Student International Masters, 2015-16 UPC Irish Intervarsities Individual Champion David McQuillan of Ireland Students took home the title, defeating England’s Richard Woan 4-1 in an exciting final.

The final of the inaugural Women’s International Masters was an all-Scotland affair, as Stephanie Laba overcame recent BUCS Eight-ball runner-up Philippa Orme to take the title with a 4-1 scoreline in an overall attack-minded match.

The full and official event review press release will be available here in due course.


Men’s Student Home Internationals Results (PDF)

Women’s Student Home Internationals Results (PDF)

Men’s Student International Masters Results (PDF)

Women’s Student International Masters Results (PDF)


The full team list can be found by clicking here (PDF).

Watch the Action!

Unfortunately, we were unable to livestream matches from the event. However, many of the matches from the event were recorded, courtesy of Yvonne Armitage. Recordings of this broadcast will soon be available on the UPC YouTube channel.

Official Photographs

Men’s Team Photographs

England Students
SHI 1617 - England - Men
Standing: Adam Sykes (Manager), Edward Poultney, Tom Barrett, Richard Woan, Paul Allen
Seated: Siddharth Castelino, Josh Riddaway, Shane Owst, Sam Parkinson

Ireland Students
SHI 1617 - Ireland - Mens
Standing: Fearghal Cotter (Manager), Diarmuid O’Connor, Adam Powell, Séan O’Neill, Glen Doyle
Seated: Daniel Jordan, Sean O’Connor, David McQuillan, Martin Dunne

Northern Ireland Students
SHI 1617 - NI Mens
Standing: James O’Hare (Manager), Conor Corry, Adam McMackin, Rory Kinney, Charlie McAnea
Seated: Caolan O’Hagan, Callum Byrne, Donal Fullerton, Wilfred Pak

Scotland Students
SHI 1617 - Scotland - Men
Standing: Gary Ferguson (Manager), Adam Fleming, Jack McGarvey, Freddie Lawrence, Chris Gibson
Seated: David Farrell, Chris Donnelly, Charles Begg, Kane Needham

Wales Students
SHI 1617 - Wales - Men
Standing: Jon Tyrrell (Manager), Matthew Thomas, Tom Coote, Josh Callow, Alex Russell
Seated: Nabeel Ali, Lee Rodger, Christopher Kershaw, Alex Radford

Women’s Team Photographs

England Students
SHI 1617 - England - Women
Standing: Adam Sykes (Manager), Helen Gibb, Sophia Rowlinson
Seated: Ellen Dowie, Marie Arnesen

Ireland Students
SHI 1617 - Ireland - Women
Standing: Fearghal Cotter (Manager), Katie Kiernan, Lilian Morgan
Seated: Cara Moore, Ellen Nolan

Scotland Students
SHI 1617 - Scotland - Women
Standing: Gary Ferguson (Manager), Kate Hutchings, Philippa Orme
Seated: Anna Cullens, Stephanie Laba

Wales Students
SHI 1617 - Wales - Women
Standing: Jon Tyrrell (Manager), Faith Barorot, Emma Bishop
Seated: Elizabeth Craven, Alex Miller

Winners & Runners-up

Men’s International Masters

SHI 1617 - Masters Winner - David McQuillanWinner: David McQuillan (Ireland Students)

SHI 1617 - Masters RU - Richard WoanRunner-up: Richard Woan (England Students)

Women’s International Masters

SHI 1617 - Women Masters Winner - Stephanie LabaWinner: Stephanie Laba (Scotland Students)

SHI 1617 - Women Masters RU - Philippa Orme

Runner-up: Philippa Orme (Scotland Students)

Home Internationals


SHI 1617 - Mens Team Winners - IrelandMen’s Student Home Internationals Winners: Ireland Students
Standing: Diarmuid O’Connor, David McQuillan, Adam Powell, Séan O’Neill
Seated: Daniel Jordan, Sean O’Connor, Fearghal Cotter (Manager), Glen Doyle, Martin Dunne


SHI 1617 - Womens Team Winners - IrelandWomen’s Student Home Internationals Winners: Ireland Students
Standing: Lilian Morgan, Katie Kiernan
Seated: Ellen Nolan, Fearghal Cotter, Cara Moore

Most Valuable Player


SHI 1617 - Mens MVP - Shane OwstShane Owst (England Students) – 87.5% (7/8)


Womens MVP - AllJoint MVP’s: Lilian Morgan (Ireland Students), Marie Arnesen (England Students), Philippa Orme (Scotland Students), Sophia Rowlinson (England Students) – 75% (6/8)


Jon Shapland
Tournament Director


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