Hundal Triumphant in Wolverhampton

Raj Hundal and Ted Bristow

Raj Hundal has shown why he is considered the most dangerous 9 ball player in the country by winning the Wolverhampton Open held at Rileys American Pool and Snooker Club on 26th September 2004. Raj improved an already impressive record with British Professional Pool Players Association events where out of three tournaments entered, he has won two and made the semi finals in the other. Raj's opponent in the final was the massively experienced Wayne Lloyd, and after the dust had settled Raj took the honours with an 11 racks to 7 victory.

Raj had a scare in the last 16 stages, narrowly beating the very solid Steve Brown 9 - 8 in a match that could have gone either way. Raj seemed to find an extra gear after that match and defeated Irelands John Wims and fellow Londoner Martinho Correia 9 - 5 in succession.

Wayne, a BPPPA mainstay, had slightly easier time of it in the early stages defeating Ian Duckworth and Martin Chapman 9 - 1 and 9 - 2 respectively. He then had a brief scare from the talented David Walsh who came back from 7 - 1 down to 7 - 6, but Wayne dug deep and eventually came out of the match a 9 - 6 winner. The under-rated Paul Medati was waiting for Wayne in the semi-finals, however Wayne was in fine form seeing Medati off 9 - 4.

As always, the staff at Rileys American Pool and Snooker Club Wolverhampton prepared the club immaculately for the event and made every effort to ensure that the players were in comfortable surroundings..

Quarter-final finishers were Lee Chenman and Adam Clarke. The rest of the last 16 were Paul Williams, Jon Davies, Martin Chapman, Jonathan Mathers, Neil Jenkins, Imran Majid, and Andy Worthington. For the updated ranking list, visit the BPPPA website at