Lee at the Double in Barnsley
May 25, 2019
May 25, 2019
Roy Kimberley & Daniel Lee
9 players arrived at the Escape Pool Club in Barnsley for the 2019 Simonis Grand Prix.
This event saw the 2nd running of our new triple elimination format, which guarantees all players at least 3 matches for their entry fee, and also to play for a guaranteed prize pot of £700.
The early stages through up some good clashes. A close encounter between Tony Southern and Danny Luton, which saw Southern take a 7-5 victory.
Other early action saw Roy Kimberley beat Darren Taylor 7-1, after Taylor had beaten Jon Bates 7-1, Dave Beaumont beat Frankie Gillen 7-2, and Dan Lee beat Gary Swift 7-4.
Among the heavyweights in the winners qualifiers “the Sandman” Kimberley went to hill-hill v Southern, Kimberley coming through 7-6. Daniel Lee beat Dave Beaumont 7-4.
On the losers’ side, later stages, Swift beat Gillen 6-2, but lost 6-3 to Southern, Luton beat Taylor 6-5, but was then beaten 6-3 by Beaumont.
In the 5th/6th playoff, Swift beat Luton 6-5 in a close game.
In the 3rd loss side (Challenge event) final, Gillen beat Taylor 5-3.
The semi-final draw for the main event took place early the next morning, and we were back underway. Lee inflicted a heavy 7-3 defeat on Southern and Kimberley did similar to Beaumont 7-2.
It was to be Lee and Kimberley who would again meet in the final.
The match started out even, and was level at 3-3, before with Lee went up a gear to win 7-3. This win put Lee back to the top of the rankings.
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 latest BWPPA ranking list can be found here.
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.