Dinsmore retains BWPPA British 10-Ball title

The BWPPA held its 3rd event of the 2015 season on the 11th/12th July with the Talisman British 10-ball Championships held at the BWPPA/BWCSA Wheelchair Cue Sport Academy at Stoke Mandeville.
The Main Event saw a smaller field than usual with 10 players entering, although we also had John White and Chris Brown attend the challenge event on the Sunday, as they could not play in the main event due to other commitments.
Prior to the Main Event Dave Beaumont was congratulated for retaining his English 8-ball Pool World Wheelchair title in Blackpool recently.
In conditions much hotter than normal, the dress code had to be relaxed for the comfort of the players. Despite the heat, there was some excellent pool on show as usual.  
Fred Dinsmore was keen to extend his lead at the top of the rankings, but he knew that any slip ups and Tony Southern and others would be closing in on him in his bid to be no.1 in the rankings at the end of the season, and take with it the beautiful cue donated by tour sponsors Predator Cues.
As the final 10-ball of the weekend was potted it was Dinsmore who took home the spoils with victory over Aslam Abubaker.
Following his bye into round 2, Dinsmore started off with a hard fought 7-5 win over Daniel Lee, who is always a hard opponent to get past.  Dinsmore then followed this up with an equally hard 7-5 win over Beaumont.  This sent Dinsmore into the semi-final, where he beat Roy Kimberley 7-4 to again make the final.
Following a first round bye, Abubaker beat Craig Welsh 7-2, then old rival Tony Southern 7-3 to reach the semi-finals, and there he faced Danny Luton, who himself had recorded 4 good wins to get that far.  It was Abubaker who was in devastating form and won 7-2.
The Main event final between Dinsmore and Abubaker was an unusually one-sided match.  The game turned in the 4th rack at 2-1 to Dinsmore, when Abubaker went in off.  In the end, it was Dinsmore who retained his title with a 7-2 victory.
In the latest BWPPA Rankings, Dinsmore is now 35 points ahead of Southern at the top, and whilst it is now looking like a 2 man race, with the best 4 of the last 5 events counting, the next event should be a great one.
The Challenge Cup final was won by Beaumont who beat Lee 5-3.  
A special mention to seasoned member of our tour Matt Lester who had a great 5-1 win over White in the challenge cup, and was leading Lee 4-1 in the semi-finals before losing 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 Kamui 9-ball Shootout, which will be held at the Escape Pool Bar, Barnsley on the weekend of 5th/6th September 2015.  
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