Masters – live

July 25th, 2013

See below will be trying to provide live updates of masters games (best of 3)

STEP TWO (ROUND OF 16)

Yahav Rabin (ISR) 2 vs 0 Matt Halpern (USA)
Omer Nechushtan (ISR) 2 vs 0 Joel Ninyo (AUS)
Isaac Amkie (MEX) 2 vs 0 Hirsh Schnayer (CAN)
Adam Goldberg (AUS) 2 vs 1 Paul Loberman (GBR)
Ben Slutzki (ISR) 1 vs 2 Bernardo Olechnowicz (MEX)
Marc Sherlis (USA) 2 vs 0 Jonathan Korosi (SWE)
Tair Shechter (ISR) 1 vs 2 Guy Hamra (ISR)
Isi Eskenazi (MEX) 2 vs 0 James Lewis (USA)

STEP ONE

Adam Michaels (GBR) 0 vs 2 Matthew Halpern (USA)
James Lewis (USA) 2 vs 1 Gary Ellis (GBR)
Matthew Doobov (AUS) 0 vs 2 Joel Ninyo (AUS)
Guy Hamra (ISR) 2 vs 0 Josh Small (AUS)
Jonathan Korosi (SWE) 2 vs 1 Uri Peled (USA)
Bernardo Olechnowicz (MEX) 2 vs 0 Marcus Krajmalnik 0 (MEX)
Paul Loberman (GBR) 2 vs 0 David Eshkenazi (MEX)
Hirsh Schnayer (CAN) 2 vs 1 Noam Hanoar (ISR)

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Doubles

July 22nd, 2013

Another hard session which started with some promise but ultimately ended disappointingly. Hard to post scores but they can be found at http://www.ibf.org.il/_Uploads/2991TOTDOUBLES_M.pdf

A lot of work to do in trios tomorrow. teams:

michael, paul and adam

Russ, gary and jack

 

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Singles

July 21st, 2013

Hello All

Disappointing opening day really overall in the singles. Although Jack and Adam were leading the way after the first 3 games, unfortunately they fell away in the second set of three with Adam finishing 7th and Jack 13th. Next back was Russ who finished 25th then Paul (32nd), Michael (34th) and Gary (37th). Scores below

Adam Michaels 190-216-187-205-166-183 -1147 Total (7th)
Jack Nesbit 196-213-216-181-179-134 – 1119 Total (13th)
Russ Snipper 190-157-190-180-177-170 – 1064 Total (25th)
Paul Loberman 159-183-191-144-168-175 – 1020 Total (32nd)
Michael Loberman 171-165-184-150-186-160 – 1016 Total (34th)
Gary Ellis 140-152-160-183-166-191 – 992 Total (37th)

Suffice to say we are eager to improve tomorrow and we know what we need to do

Doubles Pairings are Jack and Adam, Paul and Michael, Gary and Russ

Full singles standings can be found at http://www.ibf.org.il/_Uploads/2987TOTSINGLES_M.pdf

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Official Practice

July 21st, 2013

Friday saw official practice for the teams as well as other items like the managers technical meeting and ball registration. For official practice we had 9 mins on each of the 10 pairs of lanes in the centre. It got quite hectic with all the lane moves but it was a really good session with some good bowling from the team and Jon had us lined up throwing some nice shots. I think if you look back to four years ago we probably thought similar after official practice and we know what happened then but spirit and confidence is high in the team – lets hope we can do ourselves justice and put in a good session in the singles on Sunday. We are all looking forward to the challenge of the next 5 days

Results will be posted as soon as possible after singles on Sunday morning

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Practice & Opening Ceremony

July 19th, 2013

So after making new friends and catching up with old friends most of which we haven’t seen for at least four years and some far longer it was time for a bit of unofficial practice on the Wednesday. For those of you bowling initiated this wasn’t on the oil pattern the tournament will be played on. For those non-bowlers who will have no idea what I just said it means we would expect the ball to react differently on the lane during this practice compared with when we play the tournament. But really the point of this unofficial practice was to dust away the cobwebs and get the arm swinging loosely and have some time chatting bowling and working things out with Jon our coach

On Thursday we were due to have a similar session in the morning but due to excellent (as always) Israeli logistics the buses never turned up to take us to the bowl and because we needed to be back in time to get to the opening ceremony in Jerusalem we decided to sack it off. Annoying but no big deal and because no one really went no one is at any disadvantage.

Which brings me to the main event itself – the opening ceremony. If you have never done it it is difficult to describe. This is my 2nd one (although my 3rd Maccabiah) and I can tell you it just doesn’t get old. To walk out in front of 25,000+ screaming people is truly an experience you never forget and really is the highlight of the whole thing. Take a look at some of the pics below from inside and outside the stadium and it might give you a little feel for what it is like. We heard from the PM of Israel, President of Israel and even had some video messages from President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron – which was nice! Some singing, some fireworks and then the flame was lit by US Olympic Gold medallist Ally Raisman. A really great show and bar some more cock ups on the transport front from the Israelis a brilliant evening

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Pre-Camp

July 19th, 2013

 

Hello All
Michael here….Sorry it has taken so long to get our first update on the web but there has just been too much going on. Where to start……

After a very tiring night flight from Luton we arrived in Tel Aviv early on Monday morning and coaches took us to Team GB Pre-camp HQ in Ramat Rachel in Jerusalem. See picture below at the airport

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We had a little bit of down time to recuperate before being whisked off to do a tour of the old city, followed by dinner and a very inspirational speech from a holocaust survivor. A good nights sleep was needed and we kind of got it but Tuesday was an early morning start too with a visit to Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial Museum). I hadn’t been for probably something like 16 years and my word has it changed. We were shown round by an outstanding guide who made the whole experience very personal and gave some great insight along the way. It truly was a great experience being able to go there as a team, saying Kaddish (memorial prayer) together for those who lost there lives at the hands of Nazi Germany.

On Wednesday it was the end of our time with the whole of Team GB and we were off to our accommodation in Tel Aviv for the remainder of our trip. The good news is unlike 4 years ago

A) the accommodation is better (wasn’t difficult)
B) the food is better (wasn’t difficult)
C) we are not the only sport in the hotel with Netball also there it means there is a bit more camaraderie

It all looked favourable until problem #1 – where was Paul’s suitcase? For some reason only known to him he left it about 100 yards from the hotel front door rather than just outside like the rest of the team. And then it just disappeared. We had no choice but to go to Tel Aviv and hope it turned up. Many text messages and phone calls later with various members of Maccabi GB management it was found on the cricketers coach. It took a while to get it back but at least it wasn’t lost completely and it wasn’t his Maccabiah credentials that went missing (for those that have been you know how important those are)………no those didn’t go missing until later that night when he left them just lying around for no reason. He has become a liability, lucky little bro is around to look after him

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19th Maccabiah Games – One Week To Go

July 6th, 2013

The Maccabiah is almost upon us and the team fly out to Israel on 14th July for what will be a great fortnight of competition.

The team consists of Gary Ellis, Michael Loberman, Paul Loberman, Adam Michaels, Jack Nesbit and Russ Snipper. Jon Zadel is team coach

The schedule has been published and can be found in full at http://www.ibf.org.il/_Uploads/2976Schedule_19.pdf

Essentially the highlights are:

Friday 19th July – Official Practice

Sunday  21st July – Singles

Monday 22nd July – Doubles

Tuesday 23rd July – Trios

Wednesday 24th July – 5 Man Team

Thursday 25th July – Masters (Top 24 from all events compete in a matchplay competition)

We will be providing updates live from the bowl in Israel on a daily basis (minimum hopefully), so keep checking back to see how the team is getting on

The Maccabiah is almost upon us and the team fly out to Israel this week for what will be a great fortnight of competition.
The schedule has been published and can be found in full at http://www.ibf.org.il/_Uploads/1841Maccabia_18_Schedule.pdf
Essentially the highlights are:
Tuesday 14th July – Offical Practice
Wednesday 15th July – Singles
Thursday 16th July – Doubles
Sunday 19th July – Trios
Monday 20th July – 5 Man Team
Tuesday 21st July – Masters (Top 24 from all events compete in a matchplay competition)
We will be providing updates live from the bowl in Israel on a daily basis (minimum hopefully), so keep checking back to see how the team is getting on
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Maccabi Tournament 2013 – Results

July 6th, 2013

You can find the results from the 2013 Annual Maccabi Tournament by clicking on relevant link on the right or clicking here

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2013 Maccabi Tournament Entry Form Now Available

February 17th, 2013

All

The tournament is now confirmed for Sunday 16th June at Airport Bowl

Click here to access the 2013 Maccabi Tournament Entry Form

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Tournament Results & Maccabiah Trial Results Uploaded

May 10th, 2012

You can find the results from the 2012 Annual Maccabi Tournament by clicking on relevant link on the right or clicking here

You can find the final Maccabiah trial results by clicking on the relevant link on the right or clicking here

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