Dinsmore does the double and takes the race for the no.1 spot to the last event

Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley was the venue for the 4th BWPPA event of the season on 27/28 September 2014. 
Ireland’s Fred Dinsmore won his 2nd tour event in a row beating Aslam Abubaker in the final.
Dinsmore went into the event as one of 4 players still in realistic contention for the no.1 spot at the end of the season which not only brings with it its own prestige, but also a lovely Ikon cue from our generous friends at Predator.
We had a good turnout as 20 players entered, making it a fantastic season as 28 players have played at least 1 event so far this season.  We welcomed new player Rob Hall to his first event on the tour.
Dinsmore got his campaign off to a good start with a 7-3 win over Craig Welsh, and then had a battle royal with old foe Roy Kimberley and just beat him 7-5.
In the quarter-final he faced Danny Luton, and raced through the match with a 7-2 win and advance to the semi-final. 
In the semi-final he faced Tony Southern who had come through 3 matches on the winners side, in a rematch from the 2013 event at the same stage.  In a good match the lead changed hands, and Southern took a 6-5 lead, and then Dinsmore took it to hill-hill, Southern then had a glorious chance to win the match but didn’t take it, but left a chance which Dinsmore took to advance to the final.
In the other half of the draw, Abubaker won his first two matches to advance to the quarter-finals, where he would meet Arnie Chan, appearing in the prize money stages of an event for the first time, and Abubaker’s experience told as won 7-1.
In semi-final he faced Dave Beaumont in his 2nd semi-final in his first 2 events, Beaumont lost 7-1 but can take solace in a great start to his BWPPA career.
It looked like it would be a one sided final, as Dinsmore roared into 6-1 lead, but in a weekend of hill-hill games, Dinsmore missed a simple chance to take the match, and Abubaker demonstrated the qualities that have helped him to the top of the rankings as dragged himself back into it, reeling off 5 racks in succession. Abubaker then had a great chance in the last rack but over hit his position early in the rack, snookering himself.  He then missed the escape. Dinsmore took ball in hand, and calmly cleared the remaining balls to win the match
After the final Dinsmore said of his win “I would like to thank George Vetters and all the staff at the Escape Pool Bar, we are always made welcome, and I’m delighted to be winning events and putting myself in contention for the no.1 position.
The Challenge Cup final was won by Phil Hendrickson who beat Shaun Madin 5-4.
A video of the main event final is available here. Pictures of the event are here in the BWPPA gallery. 
The next event is the Predator British 9-ball Championships, which will be held at the BWSCA/BWPPA Pool Academy, on the weekend of 15th/16th November 2014.  
Abubaker, Dinsmore and Southern are now the only players who can claim top spot, if any of those 3 players wins the event they take the crown, but another winner would really stir things up at the top.
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All of the BWPPA would like to extend our gratitude to all of our current sponsors The Gentlemen’s Night Out, Simonis Cloths, Predator/Poison Cues, Talisman Billiards, Kamui tips, Magic Racks, Escape Pool Bar, AB Wallace Trophies, and Riley’s snooker & pool clubs.