Wednesday, June 03, 2020
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29 May 2020. DENNIS PETRIE.

It is with deep sadness that we have to report the death of long time SIBA Competitions Secretary, Dennis Petrie.

Dennis had been an integral part of the SIBA for the best part of forty years and served as Competitions Secretary from 1986 till giving up the post through ill health in September 2019.

Dennis was well known to all members of the BIIBC and followers around the world. Real Time Scoring was originally developed for the BIIBC by Dennis, and he and wife Doreen were always to be seen inputting data at the BIIBC events. The BIIBC owe Dennis much thanks for his masses of work over the years on their behalf.

Dennis leaves behind his devoted wife Doreen who has also had her health battles in recent years and our thoughts go to her at this sad time.



Following the recent advice given by the U.K. Government and the devolved Governments of Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales in relation to Covid 19, the BIIBC are in the process of making contingency plans in the event of the International Series not being able to take place as planned at Ballybrakes IBC, Northern Ireland on 10th & 11th October 2020.

A further assessment will be made following each respective Governments review of Covid 19 which is due in early June.

Uppermost in our minds when reaching a decision will be the safety of all players, officials and spectators involved in the event.

David Phillips

BIIBC Chief Executive Officer

14th May 2020.



The BIIBC is currently conducting a survey involving past and present International Players about possible changes that could be made to the International Series.

If you are an International player and have have represented your Country in any of the last 4 International Series, namely Belfast, Paisley, Falcon or Llanelli you should shortly receive a questionnaire from your National Secretary.

We would be most grateful if you can complete the questionnaire and return it to SIBA Secretary Gordon Woods by 12th June 2020.

If you do not receive the questionnaire please contact me or Gordon and arrangements will be made to send one to you.

A similar exercise will be conducted involving supporters later in the year.

Thanking you for your support

David Phillips


Chief Executive Officer



During the Gents & Ladies Internationals and Championships we will be providing a unique scoring system service, which will enable anyone to view the current situation of matches in progress at any one time.

Scores will be updated every 5 - 10 minutes, which will provide REAL TIME SCORING as it happens.

This service will also be available to anyone who wishes to follow the progress of each individual Championship.

To Access the service go to REAL TIME SCORING on the MAIN MENU, "click" on, and then "click" on your preference of Internationals or Championships.

To view the scores of a particular match "click" on the tabs at the top of the page.

Don't forget to tell your friends and relatives