Dinsmore Wins GB-10 Ball Championship

Fred Dinsmore
BWPPA greeted 2 new players in Rick Holder and Darren Brook, as a strong field arrived at the Escape Pool Club in Bransley for the 2019 Tiger Cues Warrington GB 10-Ball Championships. 
This event saw the 3rd running of the triple elimination format, which guarantees all players at least 3 matches for their entry fee, and also the chance to play for a guaranteed prize pot of £700.
The early stages through up some excellent matches.  A close encounter between Frankie ‘Hot Wheels’ Gillen and Adam Pearson, which saw Gillen take a hill-hill 7-6 win, then Gillen fell in a close match 5-7 to Roy Kimberley.
Other early action saw Dan Lee beat Darren Taylor 7-6, after Taylor had beaten Ifakhar Hussain 7-3, Tony Southern beat Danny Luton 7-3, after they had both come through 7-1 against newcomers Holder and Brook respectively, and Fred Dinsmore beat Gary Swift 7-2, after Swift enjoyed a 7-1 win over the returning Matthew Lester.
Among the heavyweights in the winners qualifiers “the Sandman” Kimberley went down 7-2 v Dinsmore, and Lee overcome Southern, in a closer encounter, 7-5.
In the losers’ side later stages, Swift beat Gillen 6-1, but lost 6-5 to Southern after missing match ball at 5-3 up, Luton beat Taylor 6-4, but was then beaten 6-2 by Kimberley.
In the 5th/6th playoff, Luton beat Swift 6-5 in a reverse of the same stage in the previous event.
In the 3rd loss side (Challenge event) final, Taylor beat Gillen 5-2, in a rematch of the previous event.
The semi-final draw for the main event took place early the next morning, and we were back underway. Kimberley reached his 4th final in a row by inflicting a heavy 7-3 defeat on Lee, and in the other semi-final, it went all the way to the last rack, as Dinsmore overcame Southern 7-6.
It was to be a Dinsmore v Kimberley final.
The match started out even, and was level at 5-5, before Kimberley went 6-5 ahead, and spurned a great chance to take the match 7-5, by unluckily scratching on the penultimate ball. Dinsmore took his chance to level the match, and also won the final rack to prevail 7-6, and pointed to the heavens to say thanks to his best friend and best man John, and Mick his uncle who both recently passed away.
Reaching yet another final put Kimberley back to the top of the rankings (for now!), but his 100 points from E4 in 2018 come off at the last event of this season, so it will be a 3 way battle for top spot between Kimberley, Lee and Dinsmore at the final event of the season.
If Lee makes the final, irrespective of who wins, he takes the top spot.
For Kimberley to top the rankings he has to win the last event, and hope Lee does not make the final, and the same applies for Dinsmore.
The top of the challenge rankings is a straight fight between Gillen and Taylor.
The latest BWPPA ranking list can be found here
A video of the main event final is available to watch here
Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.
We look forward to seeing you all the final event of the season, the Predator Cues GB 9-Ball Championships, at the Escape Club Barnsley from 2-3 November 2019.
The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:
We are all making a difference (formally Gentlemen’s Night Out), World Pool Series, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Predator Cues, Cuescore, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, Tiger Cues of Warrington and Fred Dinsmore Billiards
We would also like to thank long time BWPPA supporter Big Dave Knight from www.pro9.co.uk for his great support including providing our event posters.
We also are always looking to expand the sponsorship side of the tour, so if you or your company would like to become one of our sponsors, please visit our contact us page.
You too can be a part of the world’s largest wheelchair pool tour; please keep checking on http://www.bwppa.com and http://www.pro9.co.uk for further information. In addition to our national tour stops there is also the possibility of representing Great Britain in international tournaments such as the EPBF European Championship and WPA World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players.