Dinsmore Wins The 2021 Predator GB-9 Ball Championship As BWPPA Returns

Fred Dinsmore

The BWPPA tour made a welcome return at the Escape Pool bar in Barnsley from the 10-11 October 2021, after a period of 21 months due the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The restrictions and other family issues impacted the entry as half a dozen regulars, including the no. 1 ranked player Daniel Lee were unable to attend.

There was still a strong field of 9 players competing for the biggest ever prize in GB wheelchair pool, £500 from a prize pot of over £1000, in this non-ranking tester event. For many of the players without their own table, it was the first time playing in a long while.

The early stages through up some good matches, but the top 4 seeds, Fred Dinsmore, Roy Kimberley, Defending Champion Dave Beaumont and Tony Southern, all made it through.

Other early action saw Jimmy Ifty have a good win 5/3 over close friend Adam Pearson, and Darren Taylor had a great 6/2 win over Danny Luton, who will be the sole GB wheelchair player at the European Championships in Turkey from 1-11 November, hoping to add to this array of medals. 

In the winner’s qualifiers, Southern had to forfeit early on v Dinsmore due to an arm issue, and Kimberley fought back from being down and almost out v Beaumont to win 7/6.

In the losers’ side later stages, the rested Southern beat Darren Brook 6/1, and Beaumont beat Taylor 6/2, despite this lose, Taylor’s performance over the weekend resulting in him being awarded free entry to the first event of 2022, courtesy of one of our sponsors, Fred Dinsmore Billiards. 

The semi-final draw for the main event took place late on the Sunday Morning.

Dinsmore reached yet another final with a hard fought 7-3 win over Beaumont, and in the other semi-final, Southern overcame Kimberley 7-3.

It was to be a Southern v Dinsmore v final.

The first 2 racks went to Southern, who then missed a tough cut on the black to lead 3-0.  At 3-1 to Southern, Dinsmore went on a 6-rack winning streak to storm to the title 7/3, with Southern spurning many chances to make it much closer.

A video of the main event final is available to watch here.

Pictures of the event can be found here in the BWPPA gallery.

The tour is in talks to return to Riley’s Clubs, meaning we are unable as yet to publish dates for 2022, Details will follow in due course, we would welcome any player feedback on this by email to tonysouthern@bwppa.com or via our Facebook Group.

The BWPPA would like to thank all of our sponsors:

We are all making a difference (formally Gentlemen’s Night Out), Predator Cues, Simonis cloth, Aramith billiard balls, Kamui, Cuescore, Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley, and our patron Dynamite Darren Appleton, 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. 

For next season we are seeking a new trophy sponsor, if you or a company would be interested please contact the BWPPA chairman at tonysouthern@bwppa.com.

You 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.

From 10-13 February 2022, the Malmo Open returns, this is a 8 and 9 ball event with great prize money and it’s a great event, further details can be found by clicking the link above or contacting:
Henrik Larsson – henrik.larsson@fifh.com

From 2-12 March 2022, the European Championships will be held in Lasko/Slovenia, contact tonysouthern@bwppa.com for more information.