GB9 To Host Qualifier for The 2013 World Pool Masters

The GB 9 Ball Tour are pleased to announce that for the first time ever the results of their tour events will be used to determine one of the four UK players to participate in the 2013 World Pool Masters, which will take place from 25th to 27th October at the Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK.

In order to not penalise players participating in the 2013 European Pool Championships or the World 10-ball Championships, which unfortunately coincide with two of the GB9 tour stops this season, GB9 will maintain a ranking list using the same criteria as their main rankings, but using the best 3 results from the previous 5 events (instead of the best 4 results from 5).  The five events that will count towards the rankings are:

GB9 British Grand Prix - November 9-11 2012
GB9 Midlands Classic - February 22-24 2013
GB9 Paul Medati Trophy - April 12-14 2013
GB9 Northern Masters - June 7-9 2013
GB9 Southern Masters - August 9-11 2013

The top four players in this ranking will contest semi-finals and then a final (format to be determined) to be played immediately after the finish of the GB9 Southern Masters on August 11th. The winner will receive a spot in the 2013 World Pool Masters.

Going into this weekend’s GB9 Paul Medati Trophy the current rankings are as follows:
1st Mark Gray – 2nd Phil Burford – 3rd Imran Majid – 4th Daryl Peach

This will be the 21st annual running of the Masters; one of pool’s longest running invitational events and the 12th time it will have taken place in the UK. Previous home winners have been Daryl Peach (1995), Raj Hundal (2005) and Darren Appleton in 2009.

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